[Blueboard] ACELT Special Lecture

Ton Dolor fdolor at ateneo.edu
Thu May 6 14:39:41 PHT 2010

The Ateneo Center for English Language Teaching (ACELT) in cooperation  
with the U.S. Embassy invites all English teachers, trainers,  
educators and professionals to a special lecture/workshop by Dr.  
Thomas J. Kral on

"Teaching English in a Multicultural World"

Saturday, May 22, 2010 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm at the Faura Audio Visual  
Room (AVR), Ateneo de Manila University.  Registration starts at 1:00  
Fee is Php 400.00 for early bird registration (until May 18, 2010) and  
members of the Teachers Club!  Registration is PhP 500.00 on site,  
inclusive of handouts, light refreshment and certificates.

Dr. Kral will be discussing how today?s rise of English as a global  
language, and its context in multiple language communities across the  
world, impacts English Language Teaching today.  Dr. Kral will discuss  
how the phenomenon affects ELT pedagogy and practice.

Hurry! Limited slots only.  Early Bird Registration until May 18 only.  
  For more information please contact Ms. Vicky Calderon at 426-6001,  
local 5315 or 426-4322.

About the Speaker:

Thomas Kral is a retired member of the Senior Foreign Service of the  
US Department of State and a recipient of the Secretary of State's  
Career Achievement Award. For more than 30 years, he served as a  
Specialist in Education and English Teaching at embassies in  
Afghanistan, Philippines, Thailand, Russia and Turkey; and he was  
Editor-in-Chief of the State Department professional quarterly, the  
"English Teaching Forum." He worked in the Philippines for more than  
ten years as Regional English Language Officer, Cultural Affairs  
Officer and Chief of the Office of Education at the US Agency for  
International Development. Prior to joining the US government, he was  
a teacher of English in Turkey, Viet Nam, Iran, Thailand and Romania.  
He has a PhD in Education with a focus on Applied Linguistics from the  
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is presently working as  
a consultant for English language education.

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