SAN PEDRO SULA – The First Annual Congress of the Honduran English Language Teachers Association, HELTA-Honduras TESOL, took place at the Centro Cultural Sampedrano on November 19-21, 2015. The conference was the result of a project submitted through the Department of State’s Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund by a group of Honduran alumni. The project competed against 1,083 alumni proposals from around the world during the first phase of the competition, and against 181 projects during the finalist phase. It was one of only 50 winners selected worldwide, and the only winning proposal from Honduras.
There were 147 participants from San Pedro Sula, El Progreso, Choloma, Gracias, Copan, Choluteca, Tegucigalpa, Olancho, Comayagua, and Siguatepeque, and 38 presenters from the United States, Honduras, Brazil, Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala, Mexico, Greece, Moldova, Mauritius, and Portugal.
Stay tuned for next year’s HELTA-Honduras TESOL conference in La Ceiba which will have the theme “Reflecting about the Future of TESOL.”