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May 19, 2009

Ixtapa - "Fostering Cultural Awareness and Learning Competencies in EFL & ESL"

Anyone up for a trip to Mexico the fall? How does this sound?

"Fostering Cultural Awareness and Learning Competencies in EFL & ESL" October 1-4, 2009

If you'd like to do a presentation, send your information here - http://anupi.org.mx/Ingles/CongCallform.php. The deadline is May 30th so you better hurry.

You can see the speakers and topics of previous conferences...

... here - http://anupi.org.mx/Ingles/Seminars.php.

As you can see, the focus has been - and continues to be - engaging and interactive approaches to language learning.

Here's a brief bio of the 2009 plenary speakers:

Mark Algren, President of TESOL for 2009-2010, is an Associate Director of the Applied English Center at the University of Kansas, USA. Mark has been an ESL/EFL teacher and program administrator since 1979, and has spent 14 years teaching in and directing IEPs in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, and taught for a year in Hong Kong. With a strong interest in professionalism, standards, and accreditation, he has served on the TESOL Professional Development Committee, and on a task force to develop the Self-study Guide for International Reviews for CEA (Commission on English Language Program Accreditation) and has been a program site reviewer for CEA.

Luis Cabrera graduated from the Mexican American Institute in Mexico City and has worked at CELE, UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico) for 18 years. He is the current head of the English Department at CELE. He has given workshops on listening and pronunciation in ANUPI, ArgentinaTESOL, BrazTESOL, Puerto Rico TESOL, TESOLSpain, MexTESOL and GreeceTESOL. He created and conducted the educational TV Series “Let’s listen… Inglés con cine, música y algo más” (TV, UNAM, CUAED, EDUSAT, Canal 22) and also conducted “Asi es China” (CCTV) in Beijing, China.

Elise Klein has been active in the field of international education for 20 years. As an educator, academic director, program director, curriculum developer, teacher trainer, facilitator, workshop presenter and speaker, Ms. Klein has worked in the field of ESL and cross-cultural communication both domestically and abroad doing her part to bring the world closer together.
Ms. Klein is president and founder of TAP, Teachers Against Prejudice, a grassroots non-profit organization which works with students and educators on issues dealing with prejudice and discrimination through the critical exploration and examination of television, film, and other media. Whether in print or on the airwaves, her focus is on human rights, civil rights, and equality for all: raising awareness of prejudice and discrimination while creating open environments for discussion and fostering critical thinking in people of all ages and backgrounds.

If you are, or know of a Mexican based instructor who would like to earn a Master's Degree in Applied Linguistics from Georgia State University (GSU) through TIES - English Language Education Strengthening Partnership, check out http://sites.google.com/site/upninatlanta/. The deadline is June 1st - so get on it!

Posted by mmorf at May 19, 2009 11:49 PM

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