Saturday, September 22, 2012

[ELTeCS_PERU] Teaching with Technology‏

Dear colleagues

Last Saturday I attended an event organized by OUP and SBS where the main speaker Mr. Gordon Lewis gave a very thought-provoking talk on Strategies for Teaching with Technology.

Some of the interesting issues he mentioned were the importance of being precise about the goals and beliefs about education in the institution where technology is going to be used so as to integrate it in the classroom plan. Teachers and students need to know exactly what they want from technology as it is not enough to buy laptops or whiteboards if the institution does not know how long will they be using the IT tools, what the expected effect will be and, most important, how the impact of IT in education will be measured.

Suggestions for the use of IT in the Writing process and the development of a Community of Practice, a place where groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly, were also made and the distinction between communities of practice and social networks was also mentioned. Some highlights of the presentation are provided at as well as some Internet pages that I visited to supplement the information.

In sum, it was a very interesting and useful seminar, it was a pity it was scheduled last when so many participants were tired and eager to go home.

M. Ed. Maria Luisa Mu

Friday, September 14, 2012


Julio César Abanto

Coordinador Académico

Centro de Idiomas


Av. Prescott 333 San Isidro, Lima 27

T. 511-219-0100 Ext. 2993

T. 511-421-1628 / 511- 4212969

Monday, September 10, 2012

[Conferenc​ia Virtual] La Educación Superior en EE.UU. 12 de septiembre​

Seminario Virtual:

La Educación Superior

en los Estados Unidos

La Embajada de los Estados Unidos los invita a participar en una conferencia virtual dirigida a educadores de colegios bilingües, así como directores y asesores vocacionales para estudios universitarios. El objetivo de la conferencia es intercambiar información sobre las posibilidades de estudios universitarios en los Estados Unidos de manera que sean consideradas en los Planes Estratégicos de los colegios.

Conéctese por Internet a cualquiera de las sesiones de acuerdo al programa a continuación. Las horarios pueden estar sujetos a variaciones ya que será una transmisión en vivo de una conferencia en la Embajada de los Estados Unidos. La conferencia es gratuita y no requiere inscripción previa.

Qué: Los cinco pasos para estudiar en los Estados Unidos

Miércoles, 12 de setiembre, 9:45am - 10:45am (Hora Perú)

Rosemarie Arens. Coordinadora Regional para Asuntos de

Asesoría Educacional de los Países Andinos. EducationUSA.

(Receso de 30 minutos)

Financiando la educacion en los Estados Unidos y

oportunidades para ayuda económica

Miércoles, 12 de setiembre, 11:15am - 11:45am (Hora Perú)

Illa Quintanilla. Centro de Asesoría EducationUSA. Comisión Fulbright.

La solicitud de ingreso y exámenes internacionales para las

universidades en los Estados Unidos

Miércoles, 12 de setiembre, 11:45am - 12:15pm (Hora Perú)

Gail Brown. Centro de Asesoría EducationUSA. ICPNA Lima.

Percepciones de la seguridad y accesibilidad financiera en

las universidades de los Estados Unidos

Miércoles, 12 de setiembre, 12:15pm - 1:15pm (Hora Perú)

Craig Hastings. LASPAU Program. Harvard University.

Becas 18

Miércoles, 12 de setiembre, 1:15pm - 1:30pm (Hora Perú)

Pedro Costa. PRONABEC.

Dónde: Conéctese desde una computadora con audio e Internet


Elija la opción “Entrar

como invitado”, ingrese su nombre y ciudad (Ejemplo: María – Arequipa),

luego presione “Entrar en la sala”. La charla es gratuita y no necesita

inscripción previa.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

[Webinar for English Teachers] Using Comics in the ELT Classroom. September 12 and 14.

Webinar for English Teachers:

Using Comics in the

ELT Classroom

Join us for our next webinar on methodology for English teaching:

What: Using Comics in the ELT Classroom

Webinar on English teaching, organized by the Regional English Language

Office for the Andean Region at the U.S. Embassy.

Who: David Fay, Regional English Language Officer.

David Fay is the Regional English Language Officer for Andean countries

based in Lima, Peru. He has an M.Ed in English Language Teaching and is

in the midst of doctoral studies in U.S. Literature. His main interests in the

field are in models that integrate culture and language studies, with an

emphasis on U.S. language, history and culture, and the application of

information technology to the teaching and learning experience, with an

emphasis on social networking. He is particularly interested in the evolution

of English as a global lingua franca and the significance of this change for

the classroom teacher. He has educated students and teachers in Costa

Rica, Spain, Turkey, Russia, the Middle East and Central Asia.

Fabricio Rivas Marmanillo, English Teacher.

Fabricio Rivas Marmanillo has worked as a teacher, coordinator and

teacher trainer. He has achieved international certifications and is also a

professional artist specializing in comics. He has recently given an online

workshop about ESP best practices from UMBC in the U.S., and hosted a

workshop with David Fay on how to use comics in the classroom at the U.S.

Embassy in Lima, Peru. He is currently working at ICPNA Cusco.

When: Wednesday, September 12th at 4:00pm - 5:00pm (Peru time).

Friday, September 14th at 8:30am - 9:30am (Peru Time).

Where: Join us from a computer with audio and internet access

at Choose the option

"Entrar como invitado" and sign in using your name and city.

(For example: Marcela - Lima)

This webinar is free. Previous registration is not required