Brad Horn is the Regional English Language Officer (RELO) for the Southern Cone and is based at the U.S. Embassy in Santiago, Chile. In the course of his career as a diplomator (a diplomat and educator), Brad has worked with teachers and students of English in Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Jordan, Morocco, Algeria, the United States, and, most recently, South America. He holds an M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language from Southern Illinois University, and a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from Northern Arizona University. His main areas of professional interest and expertise are language policy, assessment, technology-enhanced language learning, and writing and literacy instruction.
The Open Educational Resource Movement: A Potential Game-Changer in Foreign Language Learning and Instruction
The Open Educational Resource (OER) Movement holds great promise for foreign language educators and learners alike, yet OERs remain relatively unfamiliar to most teachers of English. This session seeks to introduce teachers to the potential of OERs by providing a basic overview of what they are, how they are created and shared, and how audience members can get involved in using, creating, and adapting OERs for their own classrooms.
Hot Off the Presses! New English Language Resources from the U.S. Department of State
The U.S. Department of State’s American English website offers a wealth of freely available resources for both teachers and learners of English. This session provides a brief introduction to the American English website for teachers who may not be familiar with it yet. We will then explore some of the most recent additions to the site, as well as a few timeless classics.