Using Technology in the English Class

PD Talks
“One of the biggest challenges for 21st Century educators is how to teach this new generation of students, who know more about technology than we do. It also has to do with the proliferation of new apps that can be used in the classroom, appearing every other month. In this workshop we are going to discuss about how to use technology in the classroom based on our teaching needs, and looking towards developing student’s talents, to prepare them for the various jobs that statistically, they are going to fulfill.” Catalina Cortés has worked with different grade and high school levels and has also coordinated English Departments in some Private Schools. Currently, most of her academic work is focused on two of her passions: teaching future ELT teachers and teaching with technology.  All of…
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Our Need for Global Competence in ELT

21st Century education is driven by sensible and essential elements that educators need to take into account in their teaching. ELT is no exception, as it is now driven by global competence skills that learners need to develop to be successful in an increasingly interdependent and interconnected world. As ELT professionals, it is our responsibility to understand the core of global competence and what it entails in the classroom.  This way, we can better coach our students not only in their English learning process, but also in developing the right set of skills that they need today.  In doing so, we will be helping this new generation to: Become more curious, aware, and interested in learning about and understanding the world that lays before them; Understand how others see the…
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