Feb 25, 2010

A foreign face: Looking different in Peru

Victoria Lugovskaya came to Peru three months ago. She is Russian, blond and tall, and she doesn't live in the touristy districts of Lima. She, as you can imagined, is noticed. "Whenever I go out, all eyes are on me," Lugovskaya writes. But, she's not just complaining. "And once you get accustomed to the intense interest people show in your unusual looks, you may want to enjoy the benefits of being a foreigner in this country," she writes. "You’ll be welcome here. I learned it from a lot of little experiences when being very nice to me was of no benefit for the people who did it."


Feb 17, 2010

Climate Change: Taking an active role in Peru to preserve the planet

Since 1990, the planet has seen its highest average temperatures ever. Peru is one of the most vulnerable countries to this because of the great amount of glaciers the territory has. And, as a response to that, various organizations are taking active roles of prevention. International groups have created numerous approaches to counteract the effects of climate change. But to guarantee a positive result, they need to get people involved in this global matter. So the question remains: Why isn’t everyone involved yet? In this analysis, Roxana OrmeƱo talks to environmentalists about what campaigns are being done in Peru, and what ordinary citizens can do to live environmentally sound.

Feb 13, 2010

[ELTeCS_PERU] CAMELOT'S new division "Standards Peru"

CAMELOT Teacher Training Centre launches its new Division named STANDARDS PERU “Quality English for Everyone”, a division that seeks to guarantee and certify the educational quality offered by educational institutions and ELT Professionals.

This Division is a response to the need of the educational population to acquire a second language (English), based on International Quality Standards. Therefore an evaluation process will be set in order to obtain the ELT QUALITY CERTIFICATE issued by Camelot Teacher Training Center and valid nationwide.

With this new division CAMELOT wants to become the first Peruvian educational institution honestly concerned about helping teachers of English by identifying their strengths and weaknesses and giving them the chance to overcome those limitations, having as support its 18 years of experience and more than 2,000 teachers officially certified as English Instructors by Camelot and the Ministry of Education.

Time has come for the private sector to get involved in this project that will benefit all the youth of our nation.

Soon, for more information, please visit our website: http://www.camelot-lang.org/

CAMELOT Teacher Training Centre

Arturo Field

[ELTeCS_PERU] REMINDER: Invitation to the Web chat on Reciprocal Teaching!

Cesar Klauer to ELTeCS_PERU

Dear Colleagues,

The Regional English Language Office and the Information Resource Center from the US Embassy in Lima are very pleased to invite you to Part II of the Web chat on Reciprocal Teaching.

This Web chat on Reciprocal Teaching: Supporting Text Comprehension, Part II, will be presented by Sandy Anderson, Senior English Language Fellow.

It will be held on Wednesday, February 10 from 4:00 to 4:45 p.m., and it will be repeated on Friday, February 12 from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m.

Please join us by clicking on the following link: https://statedept.connectsolutions.com/peru; choose “Enter as a Guest”. Use your name and your city as your user name, for example Marcela Lima or Marcela RELO Lima.

We are looking forward to seeing you there, and your feedback will be deeply appreciated.


Marcela Raffo
RELO Assistant
Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela
US Embassy, Lima-Peru