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ASOCOPI is a non-profit professional organization whose mission is to contribute in the betterment of English Language Teaching in Colombia by means of promoting quality Educators.


ASOCOPI will be seen as a respectable representative of English teachers and English teaching in Colombia, and will play a leading role in the promotion of quality teaching, and social responsibility in our country and the region.


Identify and promote team work amongst English Language Teachers in Colombia. Strengthen the sense of belonging among the members of the profession. READ ALL OBJECTIVES  


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ASOCOPI president Harold Castañeda


I am Carlo Granados Beltrán

I’m the President of ASOCOPI. Currently, I’m the Academic Director of the BA in Bilingualism with emphasis on Spanish and English at Institución Universitaria Colombo Americana – ÚNICA. I also teach courses on research methodology and intercultural education. I’m very happy and honoured to make part of this team to contribute to the growth of the field of ELT in Colombia.

ASOCOPI vicepresident Carmen Guerrero


 Jair Ayala  Zárate.

I have been a teachers´trainer and teacher for over twenty years. I am an ASOCOPI´s associate since 1996 and I am really proud of being part of the board of directors to contribute to the ELT community in our country.


ASOCOPI secretary Jose Aldemar Alvarez


I am  Kaithie Ramirez .

 I am 

Kaithie Ramírez-Correa holds a B.A in Bilingual Education from ÚNICA, a Specialization in Translation from Universidad del Rosario and a Master’s degree in Education and Technology from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. She is currently the Educational Technology professor at ÚNICA and the managing editor of GiST Education and Learning Research Journal from the same institution. She has more than 8 years of experience as a professor

ASOCOPI treasurer Jair Ayala


I am José Aldemar Álvarez.

I am 

serving as Asocopi’s Treasure. I work at Universidad del Valle in Cali, teaching undegraduate and graduate courses in the general field of applied linguistics. I am happy to be part of Asocopi and contribute to the field of ELT in Colombia.

ASOCOPI Spokesperson Diana Diaz

Official spokesperson

I am Jairo Enrique Castañeda Trujillo. I am full-time teacher educator at Universidad Surcolombiana, in Neiva (Huila). I have been an ASOCOPI member since 2008, and I will work as the Spokesperson.


I have been ASOCOPI's Administrative 

Manager since 2013. I hold a B.Ed in Philology and Languages from the National University of Colombia (2008), where I currently work as an English language teacher.


Administrative Manager

I am Miriam Cristina Vera.

I have been ASOCOPI's Office Manager since 2013. I hold a B.Ed in Philology and Languages from the National University of Colombia (2008), where I currently work as an English language teacher.



I am Sileny Villaveces.

I graduated as an accountant from Universidad Externado de Colombia. I was the financial manager at Automercol S.A. for about 15 years. I also worked as accountant for the Serrezuela Country Club and for the  Gun Club in Bogotá. I am the new ASOCOPI's accountant.



I am Fernando Zambrano.

I graduated as an accountant from Universidad Nacional de Colombia. I have served as auditor in the public and the private sector. I also have teaching experience in the field of economics. I am the new ASOCOPI's auditor.


Yvonne Garrido,  Charles Genand,  Gabriel Gómez,  Anttoine Katah,  Helena de Reyes,  Humberto Trujillo,  Beatriz Castilla,  Peggy Drumgold,  Shuyler Hamilton,  Patricia de Morales,  W. Leland Northam,  Lino Betancourt,  Clare de Silva,  Hugo Acosta,  Ruth Romero,  Enrique Escobar,  Gustavo Troncoso.

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