Dec 20, 2011


We have come to the end of another important year in our ELT world in Peru– a year of advancement and achievement on many fronts.

The work of all Associations in Peru ( Peru Tesol, Aspic, Teach) have covered much more than this, and it was a year of considerable advancement in developing our nation-wide courses and structures, and in broadening our range of outcomes.

Iam sure next year we will have in our beloved country many dreams which will come true based on our passion :Education .

Our inmemse gratitude to all who helped PERU-ELT NETWORKS -Affiliate of IATEFL UK, making our goals happen! Special thanks to RELO(Regional English Language Office) David Fay,US Embassy , British Council -Brazil,Graeme Hodgson, BritishCouncil, Spain unforgettable Graham Stanley and British Council-UK, Michael Carrier, without his support we wouldn't have been able to have Graham Stanley , and the materials for the Stand which are being given in each event we organise, and will continue organising!

Special thanks to Renate Thummler Blum,Editor ELTeCS Latin America and Caribbean, who has supported in the friendliest and most positive way!

For us, Christmas is a moment of celebrating peace, love,among others, our apologies : we have decided to express our gratitude !

Let’s celebrate the unity of life and love!

Have the merriest Christmas enjoying with your families !

The happiest time in life is when you touch your dreams, love and the faith in God. Merry Christmas to you all!

Alfredo Patricio Cruz

Marketing Manager

PERU-ELTNetworks-Affiliate of IATEFL -UK

Oct 28, 2011

Peruvian ghost stories

Are you afraid of the dark? Just in time for Halloween, we bring you five of Peru's most famous ghost stories.

The Presidential Palace
La Casa Matusita
The Ghost Ship of the Amazon
Real Felipe Fortress
The haunted house of Lunahuaná

Oct 5, 2011

[ELTeCS_PERU] Spring is here


Dear colleagues

Spring is here and we have started to enjoy sunny days and flowers blooming.

We found an interesting craft activity for kids in Learn English Kids at and have saved it in a jpg format for your immediate use. You can find it in our blog:

Hope you find it useful!


"Live as if you were to die tomorrow.

Learn as if you were to live forever".



Dear colleagues

TEACH would like to invite you to contribute to the section: Successful Stories where you could present people who have participated in personal or institutional activities that have contributed to the following areas: English language teaching, English language learning, Teaching Spanish as a Second language, Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Intercultural Issues. You can interview your coordinator, a colleague, a lecturer, anyone who you think has contributed to the development of English teaching in your institution or in any other.

We would also appreciate your sharing with us your stories about your activities as part of the English department of your institution. What is it that you as an individual or as part of the teaching staff of your institution are currently doing? A poster exhibition or competition, a special activity to celebrate Spring, Christmas, your institution anniversary. You may have organized a Recycling project or any activity that you, your colleagues and/or your students are currently involved in, these will be more than welcome.

You can write to us and send pictures of your institutional events, you can send comments on the latest academic events you attended, send us pictures of your colleagues and some of the activities you do with your students, you can even send us videos of your students performing activities for the English classes.

Remember that TEACH is a place for you to contact other teachers who can benefit from your experience and get ideas for similar projects.

To contribute to Successful Stories you just need to be an associate, you can write your text in English or in Spanish making sure it is no longer than one A4 page at single space and you can upload up to 4 photos of the event, interview or performance.

We look forward to hearing from you.


“Live as if you were to die tomorrow

Learn as if you were to live forever”.


P:S.. Visit our blog ( ) to read the reports of some successful events and information about the coming First CLIL seminar


Aug 11, 2011

Looking back: Five years of Alan Garcia

After his second five-year term as president, Alan García will return to civilian life on Thursday. During his tenure, García has led a country experiencing great change, with unprecedented economic growth and, simultaneously, signficant challenges. It has been an interesting five years, and opinions about García's management fall across a wide spectrum.

On this, García's last full day in office, we look back at the highs and lows of his tenure.

Jun 16, 2011

The giant Christ

Disagreement on giant statue of Christ to be installed in Lima

Alan García and a portion of the statue known as "Christ of the Pacific." (Photo: Perú.21)

Lima mayor, Susana Villarán, has asked president Alan García to consider moving the location of the new statue, known as "Christ of the Pacific," saying the statue will affect the view of the Morro Solar.

The president of the Council of Ministries Rosario Fernández said the work has received the necessary authorizations from the authorities and disagreed with the mayor in her response Monday afternoon.

Apr 19, 2011


Teach English as a Foreign Language

[ELTeCS_PERU] Is communicative methodology a failure?‏

[ELTeCS_PERU] Is communicative methodology a failure?‏

Why do our students have to devote more time to trying to speak a foreign language when there are technologies that should make it faster and more effective?

Mar 27, 2011

[ELTeCS_PERU] Cell phones in your class?

We have talked about the use of technology in the classroom before. However, as you may imagine, the topic is virtually never-ending.

The topic today is cell phones. Do you use cell phones to teach? I don´t. In fact, I ask my students to turn theirs off. Why? Well, this may have happened to you: the phone rings in the middle of a listening activity and distracts everybody, students are more aware of the girl-friend´s call than the class, they say their boss (or a potential customer) is calling them about work, a friend of theirs rings them to say hi, and so many other situations. The best thing is to turm them off. However, the world is wider than what we can see from where we are standing, and maybe we can put those cell phones to work for us instead of against us.

Below, I am posting a link to the British Council´s e-magazine Teach English (every new issue is always announced on ELTeCS PERU) where there is video of a teacher who gives his ideas on how to use this gadget. I must confess, they are interesting and will try them out in my class, see what happens.

Take five minutes to watch this colleague. How do you like his ideas? You may well change your mind about cell phones.

I hope you like it. (video)
Cesar Klauer

Feb 21, 2011


Do you really know what is going on in Jerusalen, Palestina and Isarel, if you don`t , please spend 30 minutes of your time to learn what is is happening there?. Be so kind to leave a comment.
Prof. Giovanni Gonzales

Jan 12, 2011

Teaching certificates are for native speakers only

This issue has been discussed on this forum elsewhere, but the conversations have waned and non-native speakers seem to have accepted their doom. I decided to raise it again because the situation for non-native speakers is getting worse worldwide.

Jan 3, 2011

[ELTeCS_PERU] What makes a good professional teacher?

With the beginning of not only a new year but a new decade, the question in the title of this blog  entry is more than pertinent, specially for those of us who are convinced that improving is the only way to go. Now, when we start a fresh, is the best time to sit down at the beach (lucky you!), breathe the ocean flavoured air, listen to the seagulls and the rumour of the waves , relax and talk to ourselves, intimately.