We are pleased to officially announce the II BRAZ-TESOL RN Symposium – Growing Together – which will take place at Colégio FACEX – Unidade CIC, on Saturday 19 August (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.).
We have seen a tremendous response to our Call for Papers – the highest number of submissions in the 7-year history of our Chapter – which indicates this is going to be an event to remember! Proposals came in from different parts of the country and we were posively impressed with the diversity of themes and quality of the talks and workshops submitted, as our Academic Programme shows.
It’s an exciting time for BTRN! The theme of this year’s symposium – Growing Together – was chosen in order to represent the mission of the new local board in its two-year term ahead of the chapter’s activities: to acknowledge the need for an association which can instil in their members a strong sense of belonging to a wider national (and indeed international) community of caring and committed professionals that help each other grow.
The II BTRN Symposium is our biggest event of the year which includes:
- 4 Plenary Sessions by leading ELTers
- 10 Concurrent Sessions by BT national members
- 3 Drama Sketches
- A Talent Show by BT local members (everyone is invited)
- A generous raffle and delicious coffee-break
This year, we anticipate having more than 150 participants from diverse BT chapters, with national and international keynote speakers. The symposium will serve as a useful opportunity to engage in local as well as national and international debates, while simultaneously promoting professional development to teachers and meaningfully contributing to the fulfillment of BRAZ-TESOL’s mission.
Finally, we would like to say we are honoured have been appointed as chapter leaders for the next two years (2017-19). We humbly accept the important task of serving the ELT community in Rio Grande do Norte and beyond. We will strive whole-heartedly to conduct our symposium smoothly and create an enjoyable experience that all who attend will remember fondly.
We hope to see you there!
Marcelo de Cristo
BRAZ-TESOL Rio Grande do Norte Chapter