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Excellence and Beyond: Best Practices in English Language Teaching

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A TESOL Symposium in Valencia, Venezuela

Sometimes, returning to the four skills is a great way to motivate educators to reflect on their teaching practice. This one-day symposium provides a unique opportunity for primary and secondary teachers, preservice teachers, teacher trainers, and university professions to explore effective delivery methods regarding listening, reading, speaking, and writing. This event will focus on material development for learners of all age and proficiency levels and show you how you can implement these materials in your daily practice. 

This TESOL symposium will take place just before the 2016 VenTESOL Conference.
TESOL is pleased to announce that this event is being organized in partnership with VenTESOL, an affiliate of TESOL International Association.

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Friday, 27 May 2016


Universidad de Carabobo, Faculty of Education 

Program Overview

Through interaction with leading international experts, you will engage in peer-to-peer networking and knowledge-sharing. This symposium will provide you with practical, research-based ideas, strategies, and tools to help you improve your ELT work. 

Sessions will consider the following topics:
  • Teacher reflection and motivation
  • Teaching English to young learners
  • Teacher training
  • Materials development in the four skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening
Registration: VenTESOL 2016 XXXIV National Convention.

Presenters & Session Information

Broady_pixFlipping the EFL Classroom With Technology
Christel H. Broady, Georgetown College Georgetown, Kentucky USA

Cooper_pixAssuring Language, Assuring Success
Ayanna Cooper, English Language Consultant, Atlanta, Georgia, USA 

Lopez_pixAssessing (and Addressing) the Learning Needs of EFL Students
Daniel Lopez
, Director of Global Travel & Exchange Programs, Colorado Academy,
Golden, Colorado, USA 

Scholl_pixCreating and Holding Space for Teacher Reflection
Mary Scholl, Director of Centro Espiral Mana, Carr Invu, Costa Rica 


7:30–9:00 am


9:00–10:15 am

Opening ceremony

10:15–10:30 am


10:30–12:00 pm

SME introductions and topic precis

12:00–1:00 pm


1:00–4:00 pm

Concurrent sessions

4:00–4:15 pm



Closing session and Q&A


Target Audience

  • English language practitioners from primary and secondary schools
  • Primary and secondary teacher candidates from local universities
  • University professors from primary and secondary teacher training programs

The Charles W. Seifert Fund

This TESOL symposium was organized by TESOL International Association (TESOL) and generously supported by the Charles W. Seifert Fund.

For more information  on the Charles W. Seifert Fund, please see TESOL's Planned Giving page under "TESOL International Association Benefactors."

Please contact TESOL Professional Learning