London, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban teachers are participating in an international conference for professionals in English teaching as a second language, which is taking place in Northern Ireland, sources from the Cuban delegation confirmed on Wednesday.
Yailet Landrove, director of Arts and English at the British Council in Cuba, told Prensa Latina via telephone from Belfast that on Wednesday two Cuban teachers are scheduled to speak about their experiences at one of the workshops of this event.
The Cuban representatives are also attending the academic and plenary sessions of the conference organized by the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL), which recovered its face-to-face format this year after the break imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The 55th edition of this event is dedicated to “Education for sustainable development and citizenship,” and aims to update its more than 3,000 participants from 100 countries on new trends in English teaching and learning.
It also aims to optimize the process and participate in the formation of skills in young teachers of that language, especially in the study and implementation of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
The Cuban delegation is made up of some of the academic coordinators of the collaboration between the British Council Cuba and the ministries of Education and Higher Education and Cuban pedagogical associations.
The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organization for cultural affairs and educational opportunities and a strategic partner of the IATEFL, whose conference will conclude on Friday.
In Cuba’s case, the institution has been working since 1998 to promote connections, understanding and trust between the British and Cuban peoples and organizations through art, culture, education and English.