The New Gicumbi CoP receive the 1st ATER training

The Association of Teachers of English in Rwanda (ATER) has supported the recent creation of a new community of practice (CoP) in Gicumbi district, located in Rwanda’s northern province. This CoP first met among themselves in March, 2017. Local CoP leader Isaie Nyirinkwaya and English Language Fellow Leah Jordano-Kudalis then collaborated to plan and carry […]

2017 Africa TESOL Conference registration

2017 Africa TESOL Conference Registration

2017 ATER CoP trainings start with Kicukiro

Twenty-five Rwandan educators actively participated in the April 3rd Kicukiro Community of Practice (CoP) teacher training. This day-long training was organized by English Language Fellow Leah Jordano-Kudalis in collaboration with Kicukiro CoP leaders as a part of the Association of Teachers of English in Rwanda (ATER)’s local outreach activities.

Participants, who included 3 school administrators, 11 secondary teachers, […]

Round 3: CoP Trainings

Round 3: CoP Trainings

Kicukiro  June 18th

The first training of the third round of ATER trainings took place in Kicukiro on June 18th at Kingdom Academy.  The number of attendees was the largest yet – 45 primary and secondary teachers participated in the one-day training. After introductions and a warm welcome by local CoP leader Mariza […]

ATER 2016 conference becomes a success

On Thursday June 02, 2016, the Association of Teachers of English in Rwanda (ATER) launched its third national conference at the Integrated Polytechnic Regional Center (IPRC) Kigali.

With an attendance of close to 200 English language teaching professionals from the region ranging from researchers, to teachers from primary and secondary schools, to university and higher learning institution lecturers, […]

Huye and Kicukiro close the second round of CoP trainings

Huye’s second training of the year took place on Friday, May 6th at the Mugisaza Hotel, in downtown Huye. Thirty local primary and secondary teachers took part in the training, where they were active participants in presentations by Dr. Jill Shafer, English language Fellow Robert Palisin, and G.S Murambi primary teacher Laurien Ikuzwe. The day […]

Kayonza and Ngoma CoPs conducts the second round of ATER trainings


A group of twenty-five primary and secondary teachers met in Kayonza for the second ATER teacher training of 2016 in kayonza.  The morning started off with a welcome greeting by English Language Fellow Robert Palisin, followed with a phonetics warm-up by Peace Corps education volunteer Hannah Gann, focusing on difficult consonant sounds. The group then […]

Muhanga starts the the second round of CoP training

The second training in Muhanga took place on Saturday, April 16th at St. Andre school in Gitarama from 10:30 a.m to 3:00 p.m. After a short welcome to the participants to begin the day, the session started with a short icebreaker speaking activity run by Robert Palisin called “My Favorite”. Presentation #1 was led by […]

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 […]