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ATER reaching out to Rusizi and Nyamasheke district English teachers

On Wednesday April 6th, 2016, ATER president, Mr. Richard Niyibigira, visited English teachers from Rusizi and Nyamasheke districts in the Western province. ATER had been invited by Rwandaaid, a humanitarian international organization that works from the two above-mentioned district to talk to teachers about ATER and ATER teacher communities of Practice. Rwandaaid had organized a [...]

Huye closes the first round of CoP trainings

The final stop of the first round of ATER trainings around Rwanda took place in Huye on Friday February 19th at the Cascade meeting center. Thirty-two attendees joined seven presenters in a round of presentations focused on the subject of the ‘Student-centered Classroom’. After a welcome speech by local CoP leader Sedar Bazompora English Fellow [...]

Another Continuos Professional Development workshop for Kayonza CoP teachers

Twenty-five local primary and secondary teachers gathered at the University of Rwanda Rukara campus on Friday, February 12th to attend the teacher training event hosted by the Association of Teacher of English in Rwanda. This was the fourth training to take place, the second in two weeks taking place in the east region of Rwanda. [...]

Ngoma CoP conducts their first round of 2016 trainings

The third CoP training took place at INATEK College in Ngoma on Friday February 5,attended by twenty-six teachers from the surrounding schools. The teachers were welcomed by the Dean of Faculty of Education at INATEK, Dr. Theophile Muhayimana, who provided motivating words for the participants, with a special focus on importance of learning and cooperation [...]

Official Community of Practice (CoP) trainings starts with Kicukiro and Muhanga

CoP Training: Kicukiro The first official Community of Practice training took place in Kucikiro on Friday, January 29th at San Marco School in Kanombe. A total of twenty teachers and presenters took part in a full-day training focusing on professional development in the classroom. After a short introduction welcoming the participants by local CoP leader [...]

Seven East and Central Africa countryTeacher Associations meet in Kigali for an assembly.

On January 22-23, 2016, representatives from seven African nations visited Kigali, Rwanda for an East African English Language Teaching Association (ELTA) General Assembly titled “Networking Beyond the Boundaries: An Approach to Effective English Teacher Professional Development in East Africa.” The weekend event was organized by the Association of Teachers of English in Rwanda together with [...]

ATER CoP leaders meet in a workshop in Kigali

On January 19th ATER Communities of Practice (CoP) leaders met in at the Adventist University of Central Africa (Gishushu branch), in Kigali to finalize and discuss arrangements for the upcoming series of professional development trainings taking place in the five CoP districts in January and February. CoP leaders also met to review CoP leadership duties, [...]

Workshop on English teaching professional development – ATER Ngoma chapter

Workshop on English teaching professional development – ATER Ngoma chapter Twenty five English teachers from primary and secondary schools of Ngoma district attended one day-workshop oragnised by the Association of Teachers of English in Rwanda, Ngoma chapter. The workshop was hosted by the Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Education of Kibungo (INATEK) language center on  [...]

ATER Helps Organize Successful Access Microscholarship Conference

ATER Helps Organize Successful Access Microscholarship Conference On Friday October 9th and Saturday October 10th, the Association of English Teachers in Rwanda (ATER) in partnership with the US Embassy in Kigali lead the English Access Microscholarship conference. The Access program is designed to provide English language skills to talented students, ages 13-20, from economically disadvantaged [...]


  On Monday, August 10, 2015, the Association of Teachers of English in Rwanda (ATER) Ngoma Chapter committee conducted the first workshop that gathered teachers of English in Ngoma District. The workshop was organized in order to boost English teaching profession in Ngoma district. English teachers who attended the workshop were mainly from primary and [...]