Gloria Garcia Corrales
Ms. Gloria Garcia has been an English teacher in Nicaragua for twenty years and currently trains teachers at the National University of Nicaragua. As a senior professor, she coordinates activities and training sessions for new instructors in the English Department. She has taught English for specific purposes, such as tourism and computer science. Ms. Corrales has also worked at the Ave Maria Language Institute as an EFL instructor.
As an active participant in the training of teachers throughout her community, Ms. Garcia organizes workshops for public secondary teachers. In addition, she works closely with both the Ministry of Education and Peace Corps volunteers. Ms. Garcia is a member of the English Language Teacher’s Association of Nicaragua. In 2005, she spoke at the annual Nicatesol Conference on “Didactics Units for ELT and the Educational Reform in State Secondary Schools in Nicaragua.”
Ms. Corrales holds a Master’s degree in EFL Education and a Bachelor’s degree in English from the National University of Nicaragua. In 2003, she participated in a Teaching English Methodology course sponsored by the British Embassy..
During her Humphrey year, Ms. Garcia will focus on expanding her knowledge of various TEFL components including language education, teacher training and applied linguistics.