Friday, April 12, 2013

[Webinar for English Teachers] American Culture Series: Teaching Jazz Appreciation Month. April 16

American Culture Webinars
    For English Teachers
    with Melissa Schumi Jones

All that Jazz! In honor of Jazz Appreciation month in April, join us for a webinar to learn about this unique American musical tradition that is now heard around the world. We will discuss the origins and characteristics of Jazz music, talk about some of the great Jazz musicians for the 21st century and the Jazz Ambassadors program. Don’t be stuck with the “blues,” come learn more about jazz and how to introduce new notes to your classroom.  
What:     Teaching Jazz Appreciation Month
               Webinar on American Culture, organized by the Regional English
               Language Office for the Andean Region at the U.S. Embassy in Lima.

Who:      Melissa Schumi Jones, Cultural Affairs Officer
               Ms. Schumi Jones is a Cultural Affairs Officer at the Embassy of the
               United States of America in Lima, Peru. Prior to her arriving in Peru in
               October 2011, she served as Vice Consul at the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta,
               Indonesia. Ms. Schumi Jones joined the U.S. Department of State in 2002
               and spent six years at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. Ms. Schumi
               Jones holds a Bachelor's degree from Smith College in Northampton, MA
               and a Master's degree in International Affairs from the George Washington
               University in Washington, D.C.  She speaks Spanish, Italian, and Indonesian.

               Rae Roberts, Senior English Language Fellow
               Mrs. Roberts is the Senior English Language Fellow based Lima, Peru.
               She has worked in the United Arab Emirates, South Korea, and China.
               Mrs. Roberts has provided teacher training in 10 countries.
When:    Tuesday, April 16th at 1:00pm - 2:00pm (Peru Time).
Where:   Join us from a computer with audio and Internet access
               at Sign in using your Facebook or Twitter
               account, or choose the option "Guest" and sign in using your name and
               city. (For example: Marcela - Lima)

This webinar is free. Previous registration is not required.

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