Bataan English teachers to benefit from US Embassy professional development workshop

ANGELES CITY – A total of 400 English teachers in higher education from Bataan and Metro Manila have been chosen to join the first-ever “professional development workshop” sponsored by the US Embassy to be held on Feb 20 (Tuesday) at the Gardino Room of Bayview Park Hotel in Manila, US Embassy announced.

The three-week seminar workshop, the US Embassy said is part of a series of professional development training to support English teaching language in different learning institutions throughout the country.

Dr. Donna M. Brinton, a distinguished American expert and author of textbooks on Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language (TESOL), will lead the training workshops for public school teachers, university faculty, and students preparing for teaching careers. She will be visiting the Philippines for the first time as a participant in the U.S. Department of State’s English Language (EL) Specialist Program.

The US Embassy said the EL Specialist Program is just one of several Embassy programs that promote the professional development of English teachers through face-to-face instruction and distance-learning programs taught by American experts in the field of TESOL.

Media are invited to cover the opening event.