The English Language Teachers’ Association of Guinea Bissau (ELTA) held their first annual Regional English Language Office (RELO) Workshop and National Convention. Over 150 teachers from Bissau and the surrounding regions came to Tchico Te Teachers Training College to participate in professional development activities relating to the theme of large, low-resource classrooms. English Language Fellow Liam Carney attended and supported the event.
ELTA members have been developing a relationship with the Association of Teachers of English in Senegal (ATES) and one of the major events held by ATES is an annual RELO workshop and National Convention. ELTA believed that planning a similar event would be worthwhile. The event served to raise awareness about ELTA, to provide opportunities for English language teachers to develop professionally, and to foster a positive wider community of English language teachers in Guinea-Bissau.