Regional education directors from all over Costa Rica came to the capital to participate in a five-day course focusing on phonemic awareness for first, second, and third graders. Chelsy Albertson, English Language Fellow, joined primary-school teacher Erick Ceciliano and the director of primary English education at the Ministry of Public Education, Ana Isabel Campos, to create an event that would be informative, engaging, and inspirational.
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The National Conference for Teachers of English is a joint initiative of the U.S. Embassy Cultural Affairs Office, the Ministry of Public Education, and the Centro Cultural Costarricense Norteamericano organization in Costa Rica. In 2018, the conference entered its thirty-third year, and English Language Fellow Trenton Hagar delivered a workshop to support.