Thursday, May 9, 2013

[Webinar for English Teachers] American Culture Series: Teaching Freedom of Expression. May 15.

American Culture Webinars
    For English Teachers
    with Melissa Schumi Jones

Join American Cultural Affairs Officer Melissa Schumi Jones and Regional English Language Officer David Fay for a webchat on freedom of expression. This program is part of a series of English language teaching programs designed to provide teachers with language and cultural resources for their classrooms. This webinar will discuss the historical framework of freedom of speech in the United States and how this concept, plus freedom of the press and Internet freedom, all impact our society today.
What:     Teaching Freedom of Expression
               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

               David Fay, Senior English Language Fellow
               Mr. 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.
When:    Wednesday, May 15th at 4:00pm - 5:00pm (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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