47th ACELT Conference: Reading Ourselves, Reading the World on 11 February 2012


Posted by: tasyo 

Date: 2012-01-26

            Do students in the twenty-first century truly see themselves in the stories and poems they are made to read in the Literature classroom? How can teachers enhance students’ levels of critical and cultural awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the many familiar themes that Literature may reveal?

            The Ateneo Center for English Language Teaching (ACELT) will hold its Lit Conference on 11 February 2012 at the Leong Hall Auditorium, Loyola Schools, Ateneo de Manila University from 8 am to 5 pm. The conference aims to demonstrate how primary, secondary, and tertiary level teachers may contextualize the reading and teaching of Literature to make it more relevant, accessible, and engaging to students’ interests and issues today.

            Keynote speaker is Ms. Carla M. Pacis, full-time professor at the De La Salle University- Manila where she teaches courses in literature, art appreciation, and creative writing. Ms. Pacis is also a writer, particularly of children's books and young adult novels such as Owl Friends, Enrique El Negro, and Bird Flight.  Her works have received the Palanca Award. She is a founder-member of Kuting or Kwentista ng mga Tsikiting, an organization of writers for children, and of PEN International.

            Conference workshops are on Using Philippine storybooks for children with bilingual/parallel texts by Ms. Bong Oris, Designing Worksheets for Critical Language Practice by Ms. Michelle Paterno, Bibliotherapry: Using Stories for growth and healing by Ms. Zarah Gagatiga, and Accommodating Women’s Writings in the Lit Classroom by Ms Rica Bolipata-Santos.
Registration fee of PhP 1,300 is for early birds (until 4 February), British Council Teachers’ Club members, and groups of 5.  On-site registration is PhP1,600.   Fees are inclusive of lunch, 2 snacks, certificate, handouts, and a copy of the latest ACELT Forum. 

For more inquiries, please contact Ms. Vicky Calderon at telefax 4264322 or trunk line 4266001 extension 5315.