The U.S Embassy sponsored the National TEFL/5th Mongolia TESOL International Conference in Ulaanbaatar from October 9 to 11, 2015. Over 300 participants attended more than 70 workshops for 3 days at the Mongolian University of Science and Technology. Presenters included local teachers working in different provinces of Mongolia and educators visiting from China, Russia and Japan.
The conference theme, “C3: Creativity, Communication and Collaboration” encouraged English teachers to share best practices and develop their professional networks. Dr. Mira, the President of the English Language Teachers’ Association Mongolia (ELTAM), congratulated presenters and participants. In particular, Dr. Mira recognized 25 teachers from Khentii province for their efforts to develop professional skills and strengthen their collaboration in English education.
Dan Sloan, an English Language Fellow based in China, gave a plenary speech at the opening of the conference and presentations about action research and methods to improve reading comprehension. English Language Fellows Meghan Fatzinger, Nicole Kaup and Christopher Ott led interactive workshops that focused on teaching through games and creative forms of classroom communication.
On the last day of the conference, the U.S. embassy staff members introduced teachers to English resources provided by the Department of State.