Michael E. Rudder is the U.S. Embassy’s Regional English Language Officer (RELO) for Mexico and Central America. His previous RELO assignments include Washington, DC, East Asia Pacific (based in Jakarta, Indonesia), Central America (based in San José, Costa Rica), and the Southern Cone (based in Brasília, Brazil). He holds a Ph.D. degree in Linguistics from Georgetown University, an M.A. degree in TESOL (Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Columbia University Teachers College, and a B.A. and M.A.T. in French from the University of North Carolina. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, he worked primarily in the Middle East as a teacher, teacher trainer, and academic consultant in the area of English language teaching, and he has several publications in English language teaching journals.

National Conference for Teachers of English

Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán (UPNFM) of Honduras is a higher educational institution that specializes in the training of teachers for all educational levels, taking into account the Honduran Secretary of Education (SE) policies to assure the implementation of the National Curriculum in public an private high schools. The permanent updating of in-service teachers is one of the main goals the University has as part of its outreach to the teachers' community. In this regard, UPNFM has organized bi-annual conferences, with the support of the Embassy of the United States of America, to meet the training needs teachers may have as well as to strengthen the English language alumni network. This year the English Program at UPNFM, is organizing the Seventh National Conference for Teachers of English, hoping to see you at this event.


Become familiar with the Specialists that will present at the VII National Conference for Teachers of English.

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