Thursday, September 26, 2013

Change your life with the CELTA‏

Change your life with the CELTA

15 October - 13 November

New CELTA course: 15 October - 13 November 2013 []

The Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) can help you change
your life by giving you the skills and qualification you need to teach English all
over the world.
Gain this internationally recognised English teaching qualification as part of an
intensive 4-week course at the British Council Bogota. On the course you will:

* learn the principles of effective teaching
* gain essential subject knowledge
* get real-life experience with teaching practice from day two of the course
* observe experienced teachers at work
* carry out formal written assignments
* receive feedback and guidance from experienced trainers.
What do I need to apply?

* have an English level of C1 or C2 (Common European Framework)
* be at least 20 years of age
* have a tertiary level of education
* be committed and enthusiastic
The deadline for applications is 10 October 2013. To apply, send an email today 
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

[ELTeCS_PERU] [Webinar for English Teachers] Contextualized English Camp: A New Framework for Planning. Sept. 18, 4pm.

Webinar for English Teachers
  The Contextualized English Camp:
  A New Framework for Planning

Bring along a campfire song and your best scary story!  Ryan Brux, the English Language Fellow based in Tarapoto, Peru, invites you to look at s’more ways to approach intensive English camps, including how to target specific language goals using highly contextualized and content-rich activities. In this program, you will get the opportunity to look at different activities through a language lens, and obtain ideas for how conventional camp activities can be used to effectively target specific language objectives. This webinar will also provide useful resources and strategies for planning camps in your community. 
What:     The Contextualized English Camp: A New Framework for Planning
               Webinar on English teaching, organized by the Regional English
               Language Office for the Andean Region at the U.S. Embassy in Lima.

Who:      Ryan Brux, English Language Fellow.
               Ryan 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, September 18th 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.

Monday, September 9, 2013


Good afternoon everyone,

I'd like to share the ORTESOL Newsletter with you since some of you have expressed an interest in writing for newsletters in the future. Although the articles focus on the U.S. context, there may be some pieces that can be extrapolated to our context.  Interestingly, you will have some info about the TESOL International which will take place in Portland, Oregon, in 2014. Happy reading! 


Carmen Cáceda, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor, ESOL/Bilingual Education
Bilingual Teacher Program, Coordinator
Division of Teacher Education, Western Oregon University
345 N. Monmouth Avenue; Monmouth, OR 97361
Phone: (503) 838-8409 , Fax: (503) 838-8228

[ELTeCS_PERU] University of Dayton Publishing - Universidad de Piura Academic Day Event

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Dear Teacher,

University of Dayton Publishing invites you to University of Dayton Academic Day 2013, where we will be discussing about "Empowering Education". But, how can the English language be related to power? Nowadays being competent in this language implies the access to social and economic power; it is the key to open many doors due to its global use. This situation turns to be an urgent topic for those involved in the ELT field.It is our aim to empower people by sharing effective and up - dated approaches to improve teachers and students' education according to the exigencies of the globalized world.

Join us to make a difference.
General Information

Date: Saturday, September 14th 2013
Time: 8:30 a. m. - 2:00 p. m.
Venue: Swiss Hotel - Via Central 150, Centro Empresarial Real, San Isidro.

8:30 Sign-in and materials
9:00 Opening
9:05 Plenary "Promoting Student Engagement in the Classroom"
10:15 Break
10:45 Simultaneous Workshops
11:45 Recess
12:15 Plenary "Using Authentic Assessment to Encourage Active Learning"
13:25 Closing and certificates
Plenary: Promoting Student Engagement in the Classroom
Do you want a classroom full of motivated students that engage with the material and actively participate in their learning? Participants will be led through a framework which encourages teachers to engage students by going beyond interaction. While implementing interactive activities is a good starting point, the presenter will show how we can maximize their potential by considering several complimentary factors in the lesson, classroom, and activities. In this interactive presentation, we will briefl y look at supporting research and background information for each principle of the framework, and consider concrete tips for implementation.

Keynote Speaker:
Lisa Varandani is the Coordinator for TESOL Initiatives at the University of Dayton School of Education and Allied Professions in Ohio, USA. Lisa earned a B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology from Kalamazoo College; an M.A. in TESOL and Teaching Certifi cation in K - 12 ESOL from the School for International Training, Brattleboro VT; and post-master's work in Language, Literacy, and Culture at the University of Massachusetts. With 18 years in the fi eld teaching, training, writing textbooks and in program administration, Lisa's prior experiences include international EFL teaching in Mexico, Ecuador, and Japan; directing the ESOL Education Program for Jewish Vocational Service in Boston, MA; and writing and editing ESOL instructional materials.

Plenary: Using Authentic Assessment to Encourage Active Learning in Foreign Language Classes
The use of simulations, projects, presentations, and other active learning methods in foreign language classes improves learning outcomes and encourages learner autonomy. This presentation will explore how to use principles of authentic assessment to evaluate students' work in active classroom settings, and more importantly, how to use information from the assessments to improve instruction. We will discuss rubrics and other strategies to evaluate real-life learning situations, electronic learning environments, the European Language Portfolio and other portfolio formats at all grade levels.

Keynote Speaker:
Robert Shaw is Dean of the School of Education at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dean Shaw is an educational psychologist who studies conditions that facilitate learning in elementary and secondary classrooms.
Dean Shaw came to Westminster in 2007 after thirty years at Brown University, where he was Executive Associate Dean of the College and a faculty member in the Department of Education. He developed Brown University's nationally-recognized support program for students with learning disabilities in higher education. He was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Chile, lecturing in ten universities on issues of learning disability in K-12 and higher education.
Dean Shaw graduated from Colegio F. D. Roosevelt in Lima, Peru. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Occidental College and a MA and PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Chicago.

Simultaneous Workshops:

Young Learners
Can English Teachers Contribute to our Society?
By Tami Oshiro

Empowering Pedagogy to Help Teens Understand the World Outside the Classroom. 
By Angelina Telenta


As seats are limited, advanced registration is required. There will be no on-site registration during the event.
Please contact us for registration: Telephone: 614 8900 ext 5149
E-mail: (please provide your workshop preference)


University of Dayton (USA)
Universidad de Piura (Perú)

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Cesar Klauer