Claire has recently returned from a two-week trip to Cuba, where she, along with her colleague Alan Pulverness from TransformELT, acted as a plenary speaker and workshop facilitator on an ELT Roadshow.
The Roadshow was organised by the British Council in Cuba as part of their collaboration with the Ministry of Higher Education to support their new English language policy, which aims to improve the level of English that is attained by university students upon graduation.
The Roadshow took place at universities in four provinces: University Oriente in Santiago de Cuba, University Holguin, University ‘Marta Abreu’ of Las Villas, and University San Geronimo of Havana. Sixty tertiary level, highly-qualified, and experienced English teachers attended each workshop, and they in turn will cascade the training to their colleagues. Claire would like to thank them for their positive response to, and active participation in, her workshops. She would also like to thank the universities for their kind hospitality.
Claire would like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved in the planning of the Roadshow and for their support during the trip especially Yailet Landrove, Omar Carralero, and Manuel from the British Council, Dr Santiago Rivera Pérez from the Ministry of Higher Education, Dr Eduardo Garbey from the University of La Habana, and freelance journalist José González Mosquera.