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  • 1.  Hello everyone!

    Posted 23 days ago

    Hi everyone.
    I am Ludmilla Stefani. I live in Tirana, Albania. I am married and I have a daughter. Currently I work at the National Agency for Quality Assurance in Pre-University Education in Albania as an English Language specialist in charge of curriculum development and teacher training. I used to be a teacher of English in a high school in Tirana. I like reading, travelling and cooking.

    I am really excited to be part of this community and looking forward to getting to know a lot more professionals and sharing ideas, opinions and experiences.



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    Ludmilla Stefani
    National Agency for Quality Assurance in Pre-University Education
    Albania
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  • 2.  RE: Hello everyone!

    Posted 20 days ago
    Hi Ludmilla:

    Nice to meet you!  "Quality Assurance" sounds like important work!  What are some of the ways that quality is measured?

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    Nikki Ashcraft
    Associate Teaching Professor
    University of Missouri
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  • 3.  RE: Hello everyone!

    Posted 16 days ago
    Hi Nikki,
    thank you for writing.
    Sometimes names are big.
    What we do in my institution to assure quality is designing National Curricula and make sure that they are carried out and implemented in all schools of pre university education, standards for teachers and make sure teachers are offered the same opportunities for teaching and training, standards for schools directors. etc
    have a good weekend
    Ludmilla

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    Ludmilla Stefani
    National Agency for Quality Assurance in Pre-University Education
    Albania
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  • 4.  RE: Hello everyone!

    Posted 15 days ago
    Thanks for sharing, Ludmilla.  Standards are so important for promoting and evaluating quality.  The TESOL International Association has a professional council made up of members which is dedicated to professional standards.  The Standards Professional Council:
    "supports TESOL International Association in advancing the quality and expertise in the field of English language teaching through standards for teaching and learning. The Council advises the Association on strategy and supports the implementation of its strategic direction as it relates to standards. This is done by providing review and comment on educational standards that are relevant to the profession of English language teaching, and English learners, and English language teacher training, including TESOL standards, and raising the visibility and feasibility/practicality of the Association's standards."

    Look for announcements about the work of this council and announcements about applications to join.

    All the best,


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    Nikki Ashcraft
    Associate Teaching Professor
    University of Missouri
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  • 5.  RE: Hello everyone!

    Posted 16 days ago
    Hi Ludmila,
    Glad to meet you!
    I've found interesting your post. What I'd like to tell me is why you left the English teaching in a high school?

    Be safe.
    Regards,
    Dora Calvo

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    [Dora] [Calvo]
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