Friday, June 21, 2013

[Webinar for English Teachers] American Culture Series: Exploring Frontiers. June 26.

 American Culture Webinars
    For English Teachers
    with Melissa Schumi Jones

The exploration of new frontiers has been a part of American history and identity since the country's founding, but what are Americans exploring today?  In this webinar, we will talk about modern exploration by looking at oceans and space, and some important themes that accompany exploration, including conservation and technology.  Join Cultural Affairs Officer Melissa Schumi Jones and English Language Fellow Ryan Brux for an American Culture webinar and get ideas for some great activities for English language students to help them use their language skills to explore the world - and the universe!
 
What:     America: Exploring Frontiers
               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.

               Ryan Brux, English Language Fellow
               Mr. Brux is the English Language Fellow based at the Binational Center in
               Tarapoto, Peru.  His interests in the EFL field include: teaching methodology,
               contextualizing language, and project-based learning.  Ryan has taught
               ESL/EFL in Thailand, South Korea, the Czech Republic, New York City and
               Seattle, Washington and when not working, is usually found frolicking on a
               trail in a National Park.  
         
When:    Wednesday, June 26th 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.

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