Monday, April 25, 2011



Has the pleasure of announcing its Third ELT Event : “Teacher Development Seminar” to be held on Saturday, May 14 2011.

Venue :TBC (To be confirmed)

Our Key-Note Speaker will be Dermot Murphy, who was the British Counterpart / Coordinator in the Project (First Phase)about “Developing Materials for Secondary SchoolS” /Improving Teaching of English in Peru.( Ministry of Education and British Government Agreement)

Bio: Dermot Murphy

Dermot Murphy taught applied linguistics in the University of Lancaster, St Mary’s University College, Thames Valley University, and King’s College London. He was consultant to educational development projects in North Africa, South America, South-East Asia and Europe. He has published textbooks and research articles, writing on teacher education, evaluation, and discourse analysis. His play “El Cóndor y la Niña” was performed in the Santa Cruz de la Sierra International Theatre Festival, Bolivia, in April 201

Venue :TBC (To be confirmed)


Session 1 9.00-10 Teacher development – Introduction

Session 2 10.00-11.30 Teacher development – Dermot Murphy

Coffee Break/Networking 11.30 – 12

Session 3 12.00- 1.30 Teacher Appraisal –Dermot Murphy

Coffee Break/Networking 1.30 – 2.00.p.m.

Session 4 2.00 -3.30 Action Research – Dermot Murphy

Raffle-3.30 – 3.45

Certificates / Closing 3.45p.m.-4.00p.m.

Abstracts of Dermot’s Sessions:

Teacher development

To be effective members of a department or school, and in order to gain job satisfaction, teachers need to be able to manage change and develop their professional knowledge and skills. The need to change may come from outside with the introduction of a new curriculum, or a new textbook, the availability of new technology, moving to a new place of work, or from different expectations of language learning. The desire to develop may come from within, from wanting to get better at the job and be able to vary ways of working. Some teachers resist change, but the need to develop will be there all the same. The school or faculty which values its teachers will support them in their development, and the professional teacher will be able to work with others, or autonomously, to evaluate and reflect on their work. We will look at the ways other teachers have managed their professional development and identify practical ways for you to meet the needs you identify and to implement the process of development in your context of work.

Teacher appraisal

Staff appraisal is a general technique for any institution to evaluate the way that its staff contribute to the work of the organisation and to make sure that they are given the support and training necessary to enable them to work effectively and get satisfaction from their job. We will look at how to organise appraisal so that it works to the benefit of staff and institution, and how and if you could use this.

Action research

In many places teachers now carry out research adapted to their needs and concerns so that they can take more control over how they organise and implement teaching and learning in their classrooms. Appropriate and skilled use of these techniques empowers teachers and gives them a greater confidence in managing change in their context. They learn how to avoid negative influences and find effective, useful ways to encourage learning. Doing this requires more responsibility from learners and helps them in turn. We will look at methods, examples and ways that you could implement these ideas to meet needs where you work.


Number of Participants: 80

Registration deadline: May 7th, 2011

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We look forward to seeing you again!

Friday, April 22, 2011


Dear ELTeCS PERU colleagues,

If you missed IATEFL Brighton 2011 Conference but are interested in watching the videos of plenaries and some sessions given by the most representative ELT educators worldwide, now we can watch some of the recorded presentations [...]

Continue reading here .

Prof. Victor Hugo Rojas

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Finance Your Studies

Did you know that U.S. colleges and universities offer millions of dollars in financial aid to international students each year? Join us online to learn more about financing your studies in the United States! Experts from the field will answer your questions and offer invaluable insight on finding and securing financial aid, scholarships, and grants during this live discussion.

Participation is free – don’t miss this unique opportunity!

Graduate Financial Aid

Nancy Keteku, EducationUSA

April 12, 2011

8am-9am (EDT)

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Sports Scholarships

Elizabeth Hughes, EducationUSA

April 13, 2011

830pm-930pm (EDT)

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Fulbright Scholarship Programs

Tony Claudino, Institute of International Education

April 26, 2011

930am – 1030am (EDT)

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Undergraduate Financial Aid

Clarice Tan, Central Washington University

April 28, 2011

10am-11am (EDT)

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Monday, April 4, 2011

[ELTeCS_PERU] US Embassy - Webinars for English Teachers - April 6 and 8

Webinar for English Teachers: Task-Based Language Teaching

We are pleased to invite you to participate in a Webinar on English teaching methodology, organized by the Regional English Language Office for the Andean Region.
What:Task-Based Language Teaching

Who:Stephanie Hanson, Senior English Language Fellow, Ecuador

When:Wednesday, April 6 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. and Friday, April 8 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. (Lima time)

Where:Join us from a computer with audio and internet access through; choose the option “Enter as a Guest”, register yourself entering your name and city (Example: Marcela – Lima) and click on “Enter Room”.

* If you want to submit your questions in advance, click on the link above and enter or write to


Task-Based Language Teaching

Join this web seminar to learn what task-based language teaching is and how it is beneficial in the language classroom. We will also analyze examples of task-based lesson plans, giving teachers suggestions for how to maximize tasks in their own teaching.

Our Speaker

Stephanie Hanson, Senior English Language Fellow based in Ecuador

Stephanie received her M.A. in TESOL from the University of Illinois and has taught and trained teachers in the United States, China, South Korea, Turkey, and Indonesia. Stephanie is especially interested in the teaching of speaking and pronunciation, computer-assisted language learning (TICS), and cross-cultural communication. In her free time, Stephanie studies Spanish, Ecuadorian food, and salsa dancing.