Seminar organizers Prof. Gabriel
Diaz Maggioli, Coordinator for the Bilingual Education
Program of the Uruguayan Public School System,
and Ady Marrero, Academic Director of the
U.S.-Uruguay Binational Center.
The U.S.-Uruguay Binational Center Alianza
Cultural Uruguay-Estados Unidos de América, is
conducting a special 40-hour training seminar in order to
prepare public school teachers for an English immersion
program that the Uruguayan Public Education Administration
(ANEP) is implementing throughout the country.
The seminar was developed by the Alianza's
teaching staff with the assistance of the U.S. Embassy in
Montevideo. The Embassy provided funding which enabled more
than 50 public school teachers from all over the country
to attend the seminar during their spring break, and to
assist them with their living expenses while in Montevideo.
The seminar objectives are to develop fluent
and correct verbal skills through practical application
of the English language, and to increase the teachers' cultural
base by discussing topics such as American music, movies,
sports, history, and literature. The seminar also aims at
improving a variety of gramatical skills and lexical comprehension.
Adelina Rubini and Teresa Anido in classroom discussion
with teachers attending the seminar