English Proficiency Coordinator
Gerardo Melgar worked as a full-time teacher for Programa Empresarial ¡Supérate! from 2015 to 2022. He holds a bachelor’s degree in applied linguistics and an associate degree in English teaching, both from Instituto Centro Cultural. Currently, Gerardo is pursuing his master's degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at Michigan State University under the Fulbright Program.
Gerardo’s preparation in the English language field started at Programa Empresarial ¡Supérate!, where he was granted a three-year scholarship. In 2013, he won the Global UGRAD scholarship to study for one academic year at Augustana University in South Dakota, and at the beginning of 2020, he traveled to North Carolina State University in Wilmington with the Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (Fulbright TEA).
Gerardo has worked training public school teachers from San Andre's Valley in San Juan Opico. He has also participated in workshops, symposiums, conferences and conventions related to English teaching and learning. He was a presenter at the first Symposium of Applied Linguistics organized by Instituto Centro Cultural, and at the International Conference for teachers of English organized by Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán (UPNFM), Honduras. In 2022, he attented the Virtual TESOL Convention, and the Michigan TESOL Conference.
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