CTELA students attend INETCON 2018

VIVIXX Academy in partnership with Commission on Higher Education and Department of Education (DepEd) held the second International English Teachers Conference 2018 (INETCON) at the Francisco Benitez Hall, Teachers Camp, Baguio City on October 27-30, 2018.

Some 30 College of Teacher Education and Liberal Arts (CTELA) students from the Baguio Central University were selected to be part of the four-day conference.

            They were accompanied by CTELA instructor, Ms Lyha Fias-ilon.

            Other participants were students from different colleges and universities together with public and private school teachers and teacher-trainees from different regions of the country.

            Andrea Vida C. Estrada, CEO and Executive Director of Vivixx Academy, also founder of the INETCON formally opened the event and welcomed the participants on its first day. Baguio City mayor, Hon.Mauricio Domogan graced the the opening of the event and also welcomed the delegates.

            Performances from the University of Baguio Voices Chorale and Cultural Group were also highlights in the opening ceremony.

            With the theme ‘Communicative Language Teaching in the ASEAN Classroom: Principles and Practices’, the conference focused on how communication and language can be taught in classrooms as well as on research presentations on Communicative Language Teaching (CLT).          

            Speakers from ASEAN countries were invited such as Dr. Thanda Soe from University of Mandalay in Myanmar, Mr. Sok Sovan Chandara from the University of Cambodia, Paramaswari Jagnathan from Universiti Sains Malaysia and Dr. Jonathan Carreon from Huachiew Chalermprakiet University in Thailand.

            Each presented how CLT is done in their respective countries as well as the principles and practices they use.

            Other keynote and resource speakers were from different school institutions in the Philippines.

            They were Ms. Sunshine Excel Carinio from Ateneo de Manilla University, Dr. Ma. Milagros Laurel from University of the Philippines-Diliman, Dr. Aurelio Vilbar from University of the Philippines-Cebu, Dr. Sterling Plata from De La Salle University and Ms. Denise Pauline Osmena from SLRC Learning Center for Children with Special Needs.

            Miss Ayette C. Ferriols from the DepEd Bureau of Curriculum Development also served as one of the speaker and talked about why mother-tongue is to be used in basic education.

            The conference included panel discussions allowing participants to raise questions to the speakers. Break out sessions were also done to further explain and elaborate topics to participants.

            According to BCU participants, they found the conference informative, great and motivating.

            The event was made possible through event sponsors Acadsoc, First Future, Magnolia and Tourzania.