Recorded TEIS Webinar (Monday, June 29): Costa Rican EFL pre-service and in-service (Colegios Nocturnos) teacher reflections on identity
The focus of the TEIS webinar was on pre- and in-service teacher reflections on critical incidents that shaped their language learning experiences and their identities as EFL teachers. The discussions highlighted the unique Costa Rican "Colegios Nocturnos" system, a regular high school system that takes place at night. Speakers & discussants included Roy Gamboa Mena (Chair, Dept of Philosophy, Arts & Letters, UCR, Sede de Occidente); Hania Morales Arroyo (EFL teacher, Naranjo & UCR, Sede de Occidente); & Natalia Ramirez Casalvolone (EFL teacher, Naranjo, UCR Sede de Occidente & IU Doctoral Student). Faridah Pawan (TEIS Chair) & Natalia Ramirez Casalvolone moderated.
We began the webinar with the famous Costa Rican (CR) afternoon rain showers that affected our speakers' connection for the first 10-13 minutes. After that, it was an enlightening discussion on the humanistic approach in CR's EFL teacher education, using the research by Gamboa Mena & his colleague and situating it in the EFL teaching experiences of Morales Arroyo and Ramirez Casalvolone.
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