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NATIONAL CONGRESS SPEAKERS

MEET ASOCOPI'S 52nd CONGRESS NATIONAL PLENARY SPEAKERS 


Anne-Marie Truscott de Mejía

Universidad de Los Andes

My name is Anne Marie Truscott de Mejía, I have a PhD in the area of Bilingual Education (Lancaster University - UK) and I am currently the Director of the PhD programme in Education at Universidad de Los Andes (Bogotá - Colombia). My research interests include bilingual classroom interaction, the construction of bilingual curricula and processes of empowerment, bilingual teacher development and language and education policies. I am the author of a number of books in English and Spanish which include among others Empowering Teachers Across Cultures, Bilingüismo en el Contexto Colombiano and Exploraciones sobre el Aprendizaje de Lenguas y Contenidos en Programas Bilingües. 

Carlos Rico

Carlos Rico Troncoso

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Bogotá

I am Carlos Rico-Troncoso. I hold a PhD in ELT from Leeds Beckett University-UK. I also hold a M.A in Education and Social Development from CINDE and Universidad Pedagógica Nacional de Colombia. I work at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana-Bogota as Advisor of Curriculum at the Office of Academic Affairs and as a professor at the Language Department. I have more than twenty five years of experience as teacher as well as researcher of Applied Linguistics in some universities in Bogota. I have written articles and chapters about language methodology and evaluation, language material and language competences.. 

Ana Sierra

Ana María Sierra Piedrahita

Escuela de Idiomas – Universidad de Antioquia

I am an assistant profesor at the School of Languages at Universidad de Antioquia and currently the head of the academic department at this School. I coordinate the research group on Culture, Identity and Language Education.  I hold a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction  from University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA. My teaching and research interests include teacher profesional development and learning, teacher education, social justice education and curriculum in language teaching..