Philippine Association for Language Teaching, Inc.
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An affiliate of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Pan-Asian Consortium of Language Teaching Societies (PAC)







Ifugao State University

April 29- May 1, 2015



Day 1:  April 29


7:00 – 8:30                                                                           REGISTRATION


8:30 – 9:00                                                                            OPENING  CEREMONIES


Phil. National Anthem/

Pledge to the Filipino Flag



Welcome Remarks                                          Serafin Ngohayon, Ph.D.                                                       President

Ifugao State University


Presentation of Participants                        Editha M. Atendido, Ed.D.          

PALT Inc. Secretary

DepEd Division of Cavite


Opening Remarks &

Statement of Purpose                                                Ma. Milagros C. Laurel, Ph.D

PALT Inc. President                                                                                                                                                                         University of the Philippines Diliman


Intermission Number


9:00 – 10:00                                                                        Key note Address:

*Addressing in Language Education the Key Skills for the 21st Century:   Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, Contextualization


Prof. Juanita Blackton

                                                                                                English Language Fellow

                                                                                                U.S. Department of State

10:00 – 10:30                                                                       HEALTH BREAK


10:30 – 11:30                                                                      Plenary Session 1:

“Responding to the Challenges of Aligning Local Resources to Global Expectations


Ma. Milagros C. Laurel, Ph.D

PALT, Inc. President

University of the Philippines -Diliman


11:30 – 12:00                                                                       OPEN FORUM

Orientation on the Creation of

PALT Inc. Chapters


Margarita Consolacion Ballesteros, Ph.D

PALT, Inc. Vice President

Commission on Higher Education


12:00 – 1:00                                                                         LUNCH BREAK


1:00 – 2:00                                                                           Plenary Session 2:

“Differentiated Instruction”


Rosario Alonzo, Ph.D

PALT, Inc. Board Member

University of the Philippines Diliman


2:00 – 3:00                                                                            Plenary 3:

“Classroom Assessment”


                                                                                                Sterling M. Plata, Ph.D.

                                                                                                PALT, Inc. Board Member

De La Salle University – Manila


3:00 – 3:30                                                                           OPEN FORUM


3:30 – 4:00                                                                           HEALTH BREAK


4:00 – 5:30                                                                           Parallel Demonstration Sessions


                                                                                                Elementary Teachers Group      

                                                                                                “Differentiated Instruction”


                                                                                                Sarah Gonzales

University of the Philippines Integrated School Diliman


                                                                                                Secondary Teachers Group

                                                                                                “Differentiated Instruction”


                                                                                                Audrey Morallo

De La Salle University Manila


Tertiary Group

                                                                                                “Discourse-based Approaches towards                                                                                                                                                 Content-area Literacy” 


                                                                                                Margarita Consolacion Ballesteros, Ph.D.

                                                                                                PALT Inc., Board Member

Commission on Higher Education


Day 2:  April 30


8:30 – 9:00                                                                           MORNING ACTIVITIES


9:00 – 10:00                                                                        Plenary Session 3:

                                                                                                “Developing Culturally-Sensitive Language Curriculum



                                                                                                Ma. Lourdes G. Tayao, Ph.D.

                                                                                                PALT Inc., Board Member

University of the Philippines-Diliman


10:00 – 10:30                                                                      OPEN FORUM


10:30 – 11:00                                                                      HEALTH BREAK


11:00 – 12:30                                                                      Parallel Workshop Sessions  


Elementary Teachers Group

“Developing Culture-Based  Instructional Materials”


Editha M. Atendido, Ed.D.          

DepEd, Division of Cavite

PALT Inc.Secretary


Bernadette Sumagui

Halang Banay Banay  National High School, Cavite


                                                                                                Secondary Teachers Group

                                                                                                “Glocalization of Language Teaching”


                                                                                                Edizon A. Fermin, Ph.D.

                                                                                                PALT Inc., Board Member

Miriam College High School


                                                                                                Tertiary Teachers Group

                                                                                                “Meeting the Challenges of the New English Curriculum”


                                                                                                Ma. Milagros C. Laurel, Ph.D

PALT, Inc. President

University of the Philippines Diliman


Rowell de Guia

Bataan Peninsula State University


12:30 – 1:30                                                                        LUNCH BREAK


1:30 – 2:30                                                                          Plenary Session 5:

                                                                                                “Touch and Learn: Teaching Content and Critical

Thinking with Tablets/Ipads/Smartphones”                                                                                       

                                                                                                Aurelio P. Vilbar, Ph.D.

                                                                                                PALT Inc., Board Member

                                                                                                University of the Philippines Cebu


2:30 – 3:00                                                                           OPEN FORUM


3:00 – 3:30                                                                           HEALTH BREAK


3:30 – 4:30                                                                           Plenary 6:

[Paper from PALT SLU – Baguio Chapter

Jane Lartec, Ph.D. (+) and Stephenie Busbus

PALT Saint Louis University – Baguio Chapter


4:30 – 5:00                                                                           In Memoriam:   A Tribute to Jane Lartec, Ph.D.

PALT, Inc. Business Manager

Saint Louis University Baguio Associate Dean


5:00 5:30                                                                            Re/Organization of PALT Chapters


PALT Business Meeting


Day 3:  May 1


8:00 – 8:30                                                                            Morning Activities / MOL and Start of  Elections


8:30 – 9:30                                                                           Plenary 7:

Presentation of Selected Research Studies

Ifugao State University


9:30 – 10:00                                                                        HEALTH BREAK and END OF ELECTIONS


10:00 – 11:00                                                                       Plenary Session 8:

                                                                                                “Moving Forward:  Response to Change in Language

Education in the 21st Century ”


Basic Education

Tertiary Education

Synthesis from PALT, Inc. Board


11:00 – 12:00                                                                       Closing Ceremonies


Announcement of Election Results

Closing Song:  “It Takes a Village to raise a Child”

                                                                                                Closing Blessing


About The Philippine Association for Language Teaching, Inc. (PALT)

History Founding the Association The Philippine Association for Language Teaching, Inc. (PALT) is the oldest professional organization of language teachers in the country. It was founded in 1960 by a group of professional language educators headed by Prof. Aurora L. Samonte. Since then the College of Education of the University of the Philippines in Quezon City has been its base. Goals The association primarily devotes itself to the promotion of excellence in language teaching, language education research, and professional development. It does not only concern itself with the teaching of English but also with the teaching of Filipino, local languages, and for some time, foreign languages such as Spanish. Activities PALT holds annual conventions on language teaching that showcase the expertise of the members of the national executive board of officers, its members, and invited scholars here and abroad. In 2001, PALT held its first international conference. It also holds midyear seminar workshops. In its effort to establish scholarship in language education, PALT gives financial assistance to its members through its Thesis/Dissertation Awards and the Research Grant. Current Status At present, PALT is one of the newest country affiliates of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) . PALT was installed as the newest country affiliate of the Pan-Asian Consortium for Language Teaching (PAC) on January 25-27, 2007. PAC members are: English Teachers' Association - Republic Of China, Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Thai Teachers of English to Speakers Of Other Languages, The Far Eastern English Language Teacher' Association of Russia, and The Japan Association for Language Teaching. It also established a stronger linkage with the Malaysian English Language Teaching Association on June 8, 2007.


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