[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 Indonesian.
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 https://conx.state.gov/peru. 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.