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Experiences in ELT: The Latin American and Caribbean Role in Developing the Field 

DATE   1 Oct   Register Now!
TIME  4:00 pm ET (convert to local time
PRICING TESOL member  US$0.00
  TESOL nonmember  US$0.00
Miguel Carranza, University of El Salvador/Universidad Centro Americano
  Zuleika Zapateiro, Latina University
  Jennifer Alicea-Castillo, University of Puerto Rico, Ponce Campus
  Carolina Ortiz Ruffinelli, PARATESOL - Paraguay 
  Jesus Miguel Sosa Caraballo, University of Los Andes, Academia Angloamericana
  Grisel del Rosario, Dominican Republic
This webinar will highlight the work of Latin American and Caribbean professionals in the development of English Language Teaching in the region. Presenters will share their experiences in ELT with hispanic students, what the different contexts are and how they compare and contrast. Participants will leave with an overview of the experiences in the region. 

Lic. Miguel Angel  Carranza Carranza C., MsE, El Salvador, University of El Salvador/Universidad Centro Americana
Miguel is the coordinator of the Graduation Process at the Department of Foreign Languages. He is Past Coordinator of the B. A. in English Language Teaching, 2014-2019. He has taught at Universidad de El Salvador for 25 years He  holds a B.A in English from UES. He holds a Master's degree in Education through a Fulbright scholarship, 2001 (University of Kansas). He has participated as a speaker at Universidad Don Bosco, Centro Cultural, Universidad de El Salvador. And he has attended and participated in different TESOL conferences in Guatemala, Honduras,  Mexico, Panama, Bolivia, Colombia, and the USA.

Zuleika Zapateiro, Panama, Latina University 
Zuleika Zapateiro graduated from the University of Panama with a B.A in English and Master Studies in TESOL from Universidad Latina de Panama and has been teaching English as an EFL Teacher since 1995. Works as an Academic Coordinator to support the Ministry of Education’s programs, specifically in Panama City and collaborates as an active member of Panama TESOL since 2011. At present  teaches at Universidad Latina de Panama and CELI (Center for English Language Immersion). She has experience working with teenagers and adults in public and private institutions. Has been a presenter at Panama Tesol Congress , Costa Rica Tesol(ACPI),TESOL Honduras (HELTA)and Bolivia TESOL (BETA)
Jennifer Alicea-Castillo, University of Puerto Rico, Ponce Campus
Dr. Jennifer Alicea-Castillo was born and raised in Ponce, Puerto Rico. She has been an educator for the last 24 years at different levels that go from junior high school to doctoral programs. She holds a Doctoral Degree in Education with a major in Curriculum and Teaching from the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico. Then, she obtained a Post-Doctoral degree from the University of Jaén, Spain on Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Currently, she is the Associate Vice-president of Accreditation and Assessment for the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) System and Full Professor of English at UPR Ponce Campus. There, she was the director of the Planning and Institutional Research Office. Dr. Alicea is certified by UPR-Mayaguez, UPR- Rio Piedras, and UPR-Aguadilla campuses in distance education matters. She has offered workshops and conferences in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Perú, Paraguay, Nicaragua, Thailand, and Venezuela. She was 2017 PRTESOL president and is still active in the organization as a mentor.  Finally, she belongs to the Delta Kappa Gamma international professional society for women educators. 

Carolina Ortiz Ruffinelli, PARATESOL - Paraguay
Carolina Ortiz holds a BA in English from the National University of Asuncion. She also has a M.A from the University of Alabama. Certified to teach English - Cert Tesol Trinity College London through Stael Ruffinelli de Ortiz English institute where she has been working for more than 20 years teaching English to young learners, adolescents and adults. Theater Actress and director of several musicals produced at her institution.  Also is responsible for Teaching Practice at UNA - 3rd. year. She is currently the 1st Vice President of Paratesol.
Jesus Miguel Sosa Caraballo, Venezuela. University of los Andes, Academia Angloamericana
Jesús Sosa holds a Master’s Degree in Teaching and Learning Foreign Languages from Universidad de Los Andes-Venezuela. He is the Head of the Department of English at the School of Modern Languages from ULA Mérida, Managing Director at Academia Angloamericana and 2019-2021 VenTESOL President. Prof. Sosa is also the Coordinator of the Centro de Innovación y Emprendimiento para el Uso de Tecnologías en la Educación ULA. His work focuses on the fields of Reading and writing, the use of technology in ELT and teacher training.

Grisel del Rosario, Dominican Republic
1970 Licenciada en Educacion., UCMM.  Santiago, DR.  Suma Cum laude/1971 Maestria en Psicologia Educativa.1971 Universidad de Georgia, Athens, Ga. USA.  Magna Cum Laude/Fulbright Scholarship.1972-Profesora de UCMM: Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra. Santiago, DR.1976  Directora de la Carrera de Educación con 7 especialidades, 1979 Coordinadora del Equipo técnico de CONANI- .1981. Directora de Ciclo Propedéutico  INTEC.. Santo Domingo1987- Directora  Dominico Americano School,. Santo Domingo1991-2001:  Elementary  Principal, American School of Santo Domingo 2001-2020:Language School Director, Instituto  Cultural  Dominico Americano, Santo Domingo.

A certificate of attendance will not be issued for this webinar. Upon registration a confirmation will be emailed to show participation. 

The webinar will be recorded and available to watch on this page and TESOL's YouTube channel within 5 business (weekdays) days of the live event.