Hello Morelia Mextesol Members

For those of you who hae not been getting the Mextesol Journal, here is the online version’s URL so you can subscribe: Just put in your name and user number at the top right corner.

We will be in touch with the latest on the organization of the chapter’s trip to Puerto Vallarta for the next National Convention, which will be held from October 18-21. The next payment will be due in September.

Have a great vacation!



2012, Continuing Professional Development

Another opportunity for professional development:

Have you noticed that as an English teacher you are always teaching and never brushing up on your own skills? When was the last time you brushed up on your own English level?

Well, now there is an opportunity…for professionals from every walk of life:

an Advanced Writing course is being offered at the Universidad Michoacana with your busy schedule in mind. Meeting times are Monday and Friday from 6-8 and the cost can be found in the attached advanced writing.flyer below.

Refresh yourself as a learner and

discover more about the cultural aspect of writing,

understand why writing in English is so hard for your learners, and

comprehend the connection between grammar  and different writing products.

What is more, this course is home to the fledgling EFL Writing Community, “Just a Peek”, where your own students may post their own writing products and get feedback from their work.

La Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo

a través del

Departamento de Idiomas


A todos los Profesores y Estudiantes avanzados de Inglés

Semestre 2012-2012 a asistir al curso de:

Advanced Writing

El cual será impartido por la M.E. Ellen Graber Lichtman


  • la relación entre la escritura, la gramática y la cultura
  • la creatividad, la voz interna
  • herramientas Web 2.0
  • estructura y contenido de variedad de contextos
  • Nivel mínimo de Inglés: séptimo, octavo o noveno semestre del departamento o presentar evidencia de B1 del Marco de Referencia Común Europeo o equivalente


HORARIO: Lunes y viernes de 6:00 a 8:00 hrs.

LUGAR: Departamento de Idiomas. Ciudad Universitaria, Edificio A-1

COSTO: $1,800.00 (Mil ochocientos pesos 00/100 M.N.)

CUPO MÁXIMO: 20 Integrantes

DURACIÓN: 80 horas

De 27 de febrero al 29 de junio de 2012

INSCRIPCIONES: En las oficinas de la jefatura del Departamento de Idiomas del 13 al 24 de febrero del 2012, Edificio A-1. Planta Alta. Ciudad Universitaria. De 9:00 a 14:00 horas. Con la C.P. Paty Rico. Tel. y Fax: (443)326-5781.
E-mail: idiomas,

Professional Development: What is our future and where are we headed?

In spite of freezing cold wind and rain, teachers from different parts of the state and even from Guadalajara came to attend Morelia Chapter’s Regional Convention this past February 11 and 12.

The event was inaugurated by the Assistant Director of the Universidad Internacional Jefferson. Due to a bad Web connection, the opening plenary was moved to the slot of the closing plenary, but we were still able to share what Jose Manuel Villfuerte of the US Embassy had to say.

In keeping with the theme of the convention, Richmond’s Mauricio Cortes’ presentation / workshop ICTs in ELT  gave participants clear ideas of how to keep student learning at maximum level. He also got us up and dancing and moving as we explored ways to keep students active and engaged. Here is the information on TechnologyStandards that Mauricio has left for all Mextesol members and interested parties.

Concurrent workshops offered to conference-goers a deeper look at

Extensive Reading activities;

Ideas for certification;

How CADI or a self-access learning center provides learners with ways of learning how they learn.

Online speaking activity: Fotobabble with the use of blogs, in which participants found their technological prowess on the TIM.indicators matrix before exploring Web 2.0 tools.

We invite you to subscribe to the blog to keep informed of the latest news, ideas, challenges and events as a Member of Mextesol.

French teacher needed

A French teacher is needed at the Universidad Internacional Jefferson:

dos vacantes para la clase de FRANCÉS

Ojalá pudiéramos conseguir a alguien con experiencia docente que tuviera nivel BII o C1

Si hubiera alguien interesado, yo estoy disponible para las entrevistas de 7:15 a.m. a 2:00 p.m

LP Sandra Gonzalez de Cosio


Job offer

La coordinadora de la academia de Inglés del instituto Valladolid secundaria busca un maestro con experiencia que está interesado (a) en dar clases en esta institución.
Favor de comunicarse directamente con la maestra Silvia Vargas Salazar.
tel 3-12-07-92

Celebrate: Digital Learning Day

Did you know that February 1st is Digital Learning Day? You can prepare for it now in your classes, try something new, do something unexpected, digitally. Find out how at this post by Blogwalker.

Make 2012 your year for becoming a digital immigrant or furthering your skills. Tell us about your experience at the upcoming Regional Convention, February 11-12, Saturday and Sunday.

2012: Your year for Professional Development

There are several events which are ringing in the new year. Here are some links and dates you might want to register for and put in your calendar:

1. Morelia Mextesol’s Regional Convention, February 2012

………..information will be forthcoming…………

2. The CALL IS Electronic Village Online (EVO) 2012 sessions are getting ready to start. We hope you can join one.

This project is a virtual extension of the TESOL 2012 Convention in Philadelphia in which educators around the globe will have the chance to enhance their professional development, network, collaborate, share and learn with like-minded professionals in wonderful online sessions that were carefully designed by our moderators.

You *do not *need to be a TESOL member to participate in a free, five-week,
online session of the EVO, *January 9 – February 12, 2012*. So invite your friends and colleagues.

Please visit our Announcement Web page to select one among the various
session offerings.

*Registrations are now OPEN.*


Since the sessions are all online, they are driven by weekly topics and tasks that the participants engage in. Each session has a syllabus published on the EVO Web site. The links to the syllabus for each session are in the NAVIGATOR on the right of the Web page. There you will also find the link to the actual venue that will be used for the online discussions, mostly YahooGroups.

We’re looking forward to seeing you in a session in the Electronic Village Online!