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PHILIPPINE ASSOCIATION FOR LANGUAGE TEACHING, INC.

(PALT)
an affiliate of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
and the Pan-Asian Consortium of Language Teaching Societies (PAC)
University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines www.paltpilipinas.org


April 1, 2014

To the Esteemed Language Teaching Professionals of Mindanao,

Come and be part of the First Mindanao Language Teaching Caravan
at the Gymnatorium of Capitol University, Cagayan de Oro City on May 8-10, 2014!

This program is aimed at equipping teachers of mother tongues, Filipino,
English, and foreign languages from preschool to higher education with updated
competencies in facilitating instruction in the light of the K to 12 and outcomes-based
education reform initiatives. With support from our local and international partners,
particularly Diwa Learning Systems, Inc., we hope to empower language teachers in
the era of multilingualism and learner-centered education.

The said caravan will be delivered in the form of a teaching demonstration
festival featuring key professional inputs from local and international scholars in
language curriculum studies, materials development, teaching strategies, and
research. The event is open to only 300 public and private school teachers and
undergraduate students of language teaching courses.

To ensure the orderliness of the event, pre-registration is strongly encouraged.
Below are the details of registration that will cover access to all sessions, caravan kit,
meals, museum tour, and certificates.

Pre-registration Fee: Php 3,000.00 (until May 2, 2014 only)
On-site Registration Fee: Php 4,000.00
Official Bank: Any branch of Philippine National Bank (PNB)
Account Name: Philippine Association for Language Teaching
Account Number: 499592700016
Pre-registration Instruction: Deposit the amount using the account details. Scan
the deposit slip and attached registration form. Send
documents as e-mail attachments to the email
address below.
Contact Details: 09189479123 or pac.palt2013@gmail.com

Join us as we promote excellence in language teaching. Thank you very much.



Edizon Angeles Fermin, PhD
President, PALT, Inc.
PHILIPPINE ASSOCIATION FOR LANGUAGE TEACHING, INC. (PALT)
an affiliate of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
and the Pan-Asian Consortium of Language Teaching Societies (PAC)
University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines www.paltpilipinas.org




PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION PROFILE


The Philippine Association for Language Teaching, Inc. (PALT) is the oldest
professional organization of language teachers in the country. It was founded in
1960 by a group of professional language educators headed by Prof. Aurora L.
Samonte. Since then the College of Education of the University of the Philippines
in Quezon City has been its base.

The association primarily devotes itself to the promotion of excellence in
language teaching, language education research, and professional
development. It does not only concern itself with the teaching of English but also
with the teaching of Filipino, local languages, and for some time, foreign
languages such as Spanish.

PALT holds annual conventions on language teaching that showcase the
expertise of the members of the national executive board of officers, its
members, and invited scholars here and abroad. In 2001, PALT held its first
international conference. It also holds midyear seminar workshops. In its effort to
establish scholarship in language education, PALT gives financial assistance to its
members through its Thesis/Dissertation Awards and the Research Grant.

At present, PALT is a country affiliate of the Teachers of English to Speakers
of Other Languages (TESOL). It was made a country affiliate of the Pan-Asian
Consortium for Language Teaching (PAC) in 2007. The PAC-member
associations include: English Teachers Association Republic Of China, Korea
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Thai Teachers of English to
Speakers Of Other Languages, The Far Eastern English Language Teacher
Association of Russia, and The Japan Association for Language Teaching.








PHILIPPINE ASSOCIATION FOR LANGUAGE TEACHING, INC. (PALT)
an affiliate of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
and the Pan-Asian Consortium of Language Teaching Societies (PAC)
University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines www.paltpilipinas.org


LANGUAGE TEACHERS MEETING THE CHALLENGES OF EDUCATION REFORM
THE PALT MINDANAO LANGUAGE TEACHING CARAVAN
May 8-10, 2014, Capitol University, Cagayan De Oro City


PROGRAM AS OF APRIL 1, 2014


Day 1: Thursday, May 8, 2014


6:30 8:30 A.M. Registration and Opening of Exhibits

8:30 9:10 A.M. Opening Ceremonies

Opening Prayer Prof. Noel Yu
PALT, Inc. Board Member
University of San Jose Recoletos-Cebu

The Philippine National Anthem All Delegates

Welcome Remarks Atty. Casimiro B. Juarez, Jr.
President, Capitol University
Honorary Caravan Co-Chair

Opening Remarks and Dr. Edizon A. Fermin
PALT, Inc. President and Caravan Chair

General Orientation Dr. Aurelio P. Vilbar
Mindanao Caravan Co-Chair
PALT, Inc. Public Relations Officer
University of the Philippines-Cebu

9:00 10:00 A.M. Plenary Session 1: Keynote Address

Meeting the Challenges of Multilingualism
and Multiliteracies
Dr. Dawn A. Rogier
Regional English Language Officer
Embassy of the United States of America in Manila

10:00 10:30 A.M. Photo Opportunity with Keynote Speaker,
University Officials, and PALT, Inc. Board

10:30 10:45 A.M. Health Break/Exhibits Viewing

10:45 12:00 A.M. Parallel Sessions 1 (Updated Teaching Principles)

Group 1 Principles of MTB-MLE in K 3
Prof. Pamela A. Razon
PALT, Inc. Board Member
UP Diliman Integrated School

Group 2 Language Teaching in Grades 4 10
Dr. Edizon A. Fermin
PALT, Inc. President
Miriam College High School

Group 3 Language Teaching in Senior High School
Dr. Aurelio P. Vilbar
PALT, Inc. Public Relations Officer
University of the Philippines Cebu

Group 4 General Education: The Language-related
Features of the RGEC
Prof. Noel Yu
PALT, Inc. Board Member
University of San Jose Recoletos-Cebu

12:00 1:00 P.M. Lunch/Exhibits Viewing

1:00 3:00 P.M. Teaching Demo Sessions 1 with Demo Processing
A Mother Tongue-based Approach to Teaching
Group 1 K to 3
Group 2 Grades 4-10
Group 3 Senior HS
Group 4 General Education

3:00 3:30 P.M. Health Break/Exhibits Viewing

3:30 5:30 P.M. Teaching Demo Sessions 2 with Demo Processing
Literature-based Teaching in Filipino
Group 1 K to 3
Group 2 Grades 4-10
Group 3 Senior HS
Group 4 General Education












Day 2: Friday, May 9, 2014


8:30 9:00 A.M. Cultural Performances from Capitol University

9:00 10:30 A.M. Plenary Session 2:
Language and Literature Teaching
in a Multilingual Context
Dr. Rosario I. Alonzo
PALT, Inc. Board Member
University of the Philippines Diliman

10:30 10:45 A.M. Health Break/Exhibits Viewing

10:45 12:00 NN Teaching Demo Sessions 3 with Demo Processing
Task-based Teaching in English
Group 1 K to 3
Group 2 Grades 4-10
Group 3 Senior HS
Group 4 General Education
Group 5 Technical and Vocational Education

12:00 1:00 P.M. Lunch/Exhibits Viewing

1:00 2:00 P.M. Plenary Session 3A:
Developing Culturally-Sensitive Language Curriculum
and Materials
Dr. Ma. Lourdes G. Tayao
PALT, Inc. Board Member
University of the Philippines

2:00 3:00 P.M. Plenary Session 3B:
Developing Culturally-Sensitive Assessments
Dr. Kelly Wonder
Senior English Language Fellow
United States Embassy in Manila

3:00 3:30 P.M. Orientation on the Language Learning Exemplars
Development Workshop

3:30 4:00 Health Break/Exhibits Viewing

4:00 5:30 P.M. Visit to the Museum of Three Cultures
(required for attendance to the workshop on Day 3)








Day 3: Saturday, May 10, 2014


8:00 10:00 A.M. Workshops on Developing Culturally-Sensitive
and Task-based Language Learning Materials
Group 1 K to 3
Group 2 Grades 4-10
Group 3 Senior HS
Group 4 General Education
Group 5 Technical and Vocational Education

10:00 10:30 A.M. Health Break/Exhibits Viewing

10:30 11:30 A.M. Plenary Session 4:
Managing Educational Outcomes and Reforms:
The Teacher in Focus
Dr. Amor Q. De Torres
Dean, College of Education
Director, Office of Educational Development
and Linkages
Capitol University

11:30 12:00 NN Conference Closing Plenary
Announcement of Special Caravan Awards

12:00 1:00 NN Distribution of Certificates and Packed Lunch
Exhibits Viewing

1:00 6:00 P.M. City Tour (on your own)


























PHILIPPINE ASSOCIATION FOR LANGUAGE TEACHING, INC. (PALT)
an affiliate of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
and the Pan-Asian Consortium of Language Teaching Societies (PAC)
University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines www.paltpilipinas.org


LANGUAGE TEACHERS MEETING THE CHALLENGES OF EDUCATION REFORM
THE PALT MINDANAO LANGUAGE TEACHING CARAVAN
May 8-10, 2014, Capitol University, Cagayan De Oro City


OFFICIAL REGISTRATION FORM

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SURNAME _________________________________________

GIVEN NAME _________________________________________ NICK NAME ________________________

MIDDLE NAME _________________________________________

MOBILE NUMBER _______________________________________ EMAIL _____________________________

INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION ________________________________________________________________

ADDRESS _______________________________________________________________________________

OFFICIAL DESIGNATION ________________________________________________________________

HIGHEST EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT _________________________________________________________

ARE YOU A PALT MEMBER? (PLEASE CHECK.)

____ YES, WITH ID EFFECTIVE UNTIL _________________________ ____ NO

CHIEF INTERESTS IN LANGUAGE TEACHING (PLEASE CHECK ONLY THREE.)

____ CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT ____ MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT

____ ASSESSMENT ____ LITERATURE

____ TRANSLATION ____ TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION

____ THEORETICAL LINGUISTICS ____ TEACHING METHODOLOGY

____ OTHERS, SPECIFY _____________________________________________________