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- Teacher of the Session…And the Winner is…
Mr. Samuel Victor is the proud winner of the first Teacher of the Session contest!
May he, and the winners of the three remaining contests this year, continue to work hard to fine-tune their teaching skills so they are in a position to win the big prize at the end of the year!
A special congratulations was sent by HAI President, Mrs. Patricia Convery.
- Mr. Joseph Goes to Chicago
The HAI is very pleased to announce that Mr. Kenel Joseph, Head of the Academic Department, has merited the all expense paid trip to Chicago, Illinois, to attend the 2018 TESOL Conference being held on 27-30 March. Congratulations, Mr. Joseph!
The annual TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) conference in an incomparable venue for teaching professions from all over the world to meet with one another, exchange ideas and best practices, make friends and contacts, and learn valuable skills to “advance excellence in English language teaching”, to quote the TESOL mission.
The HAI is excited to be offering this opportunity as part of our ongoing celebrations of our 75th-plus anniversary.
- Teacher of the Session Contests will lead to Teacher of the Year!
As celebrations and innovations continue in this, the 76th year of the Haitian-American Institute, plans are well underway to conduct three Teacher of the Session contests this year–in April, July, and October–to honor and recognize our dedicated and amazing teachers!
To compete for Teacher of the Session, a teacher must be assigned at least five regular classes Monday through Thursday, for a total of 20 hours weekly.
Other factors will be considered, such as punctuality, attendance, overall performance and classroom management. As all teachers know, the core of their success as an educator is based on how well she/he presents the material–is it fun to learn? Are students organized in pairs and group work activities? How well are they supervised and how is error correction handled? What about the teacher’s rapport with the students?
The Academic Head, Mr. Kenel Joseph, will pay unannounced visits to the nominees’ classes to determine whether the above criteria are maintained in the classroom. He will observe and grade the teacher accordingly. The winner will get a Teacher of the Session certificate and will also be acknowledged on the HAI campus, the HAI website and Facebook page.
Last but not least, each session winner will automatically be entered in the Teacher of the Year contest. The lucky winner of the Teacher of the Year contest will win an all expenses paid trip to attend 2019 TESOL Conference being held in Washington, DC.
This is to say, thank you, TEACHERS, for all you do. Good luck!!!
- New Session Begins April 9th!
The new session is just around the corner…have you heard the BIG NEWS?
If you register by April 22 and pay your tuition in full, you will receive an entry in the NEW HORIZONS RAFFLE! Just another great reason to learn English at the Haitian-American Institute!
- Concert in the Grand Hall
As part of the ongoing celebrations of the Haitian-American Institute’s 75th Anniversary of service this year, a concert featuring
classical pianist Micheline Laudun Denis and violinist Victoria Joseph was held in the Grand Hall on August 24. Included in the audience were many of the young adults from the Summer Young Adults Program, and word is they behaved themselves quite nicely while being treated to an inspiring and beautiful performance by two of Haiti’s premier musicians.
Congratulations to everyone who helped make this event a success!
- HAI CELEBRATES WITH A BIRTHDAY CAKE
- D-LICIOUS SNACK BAR GETS A NEW ROOF FOR THE PATIO
- END OF SESSION PARTY!
- INTERVIEW WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD ON HAITI JOURNAL
- VISIT TO OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS