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"Creating an Optimal Ecosystem for Language Learning"
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Ms. Saslow has taught adults and young adults in a variety of programs in South America and the U.S. She is author of a number of widely used courses, some of which are Pearson’s Ready to Go, Workplace Plus, Literacy Plus, and English in Context. She was the series director of True Colors and True Voices, also from Pearson. Ms. Saslow has participated in the English Language Specialist Program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. She is fluent in Spanish. Ms. Saslow has a BA and MA in French from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

"Using Communicative Strategies to Reach All Learners in the English Language Classroom."
Sandra Story

Sandra Story is a Regional English Language Officer (RELO) with the U.S. Department of State. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood from the Universidad San Buenaventura. She earned three master’s degrees in special education, TESOL and Bilingual Special Education, and Educational Administration from Marymount University, George Washington University, and the University of Notre Dame, respectively. Prior to joining the Department, Sandra was a teacher and coordinator in a Dual Language School, a principal at both charter and private schools in Washington, DC and a Secondary English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teacher in Arlington and Alexandria Public Schools in Virginia for more than 20 years. In 2019, she started her foreign service life in the Office of English Language Programs at the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. In September 2021, she arrived in Bahrain to become the Regional English Language Officer covering the Gulf region. She will be starting her next assignment as RELO Lima in October 2023. Sandra speaks Spanish and some Arabic.

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"Creating an Optimal Ecosystem for Language Learning"
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Mr. Ascher has been an ELT teacher, teacher-trainer, program administrator, consultant, and publisher. He is author of the “Teaching Speaking” module of Pearson’s Teacher Development Interactive, an online multimedia teacher training program. In addition to two years serving as a “foreign expert” in Beijing, China, Mr. Ascher was academic director of the International English Language Institute at Hunter College and taught in the ELT teaching certificate program at the New School in New York City. Mr. Ascher has an MA in Applied Linguistics from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.

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"Development, Innovations and Challenges in Education. My 22 Year Journey as a Peruvian English Teacher"

David, who has lived in Peru since 2001, has enjoyed a career of over 21 years as an English teacher. He has also worked as an Academic consultant in both Peru and Ecuador for several international book companies and distributors and has been an oral examiner for the University of Michigan exams. During his 20 years of experience teaching, David has taught Advanced English, ESP, methodology, academic writing and International Exam preparation for various prestigious institutions, schools and universities. David has also been a teacher trainer, mentor and program coordinator as well as presenting conferences and workshops both nationally and internationally. Today, David and his wife Claudia are the Managing Directors of English For You Language Institute as well as being the Headmaster of the El Cultural American School, a bilingual ib school in Trujillo. David has also written more than 100 internationally published articles relating to English and teaching methodology. In addition, David is the Editor of The English Teachers Voice, a blog dedicated to sharing articles with English teachers and students all around the world. David has also written over 50 children’s books as well as a book about classroom games and challenges which are presently in the process of pre-production.

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"How the Brain Learns"
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Elsa Carrera

Educational Coach for Pearson in Peru and Bolivia. Elsa holds a Bachelor´s degree in Education with specialty in English (UDEP). She has completed her studies in Education Management (Master - UDEP). She holds Cambridge (FCE) and Michigan (ECPE) Certifications, and she has taken a course in strategies B2B in Centrum - Universidad Católica. She is a Certified Virtual Master Trainer She worked as an Educational Consultant for Pearson for almost two years.

"English as a Tool for Global Citizenship"
Indira León

An experienced English instructor with 20+ years teaching all CEFR levels, Indira León has seen the steps English students take from the very beginning in their learning process until they get international certifications. She has been a proctor and conducted interviews with candidates for international exams such as ECCE, ECPE, DELE and others. During her career at a binational center, she has participated in pilot programs to implement teaching techniques, delivered Methodology and teaching practice courses as well as elaborated training material for new teachers and new courses. She is also a teacher trainer at the Specialization Program in English Language Teaching at Universidad Ricardo Palma.

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"Eco-friendly assessment: when learning, teaching and testing become one"
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Pablo Toledo is an English teacher and teacher trainer (ISP “Joaquín V. González”). He holds a Postgraduate Advanced Certificate in Educational Assessment from the University of Cambridge and a diploma in education policy from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. Before joining Cambridge Assessment English, he managed projects in the areas of remote teaching, internationalisation of higher education and language teaching to refugees for the British Council and led the Education department of the Buenos Aires Herald newspaper. He is the vice-president of LAALTA (Latin American Association of Language Testing and Assessment.

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