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Please help Miguel attend TESOL 2018
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Hi! My name’s Miguel Perez and I am an experienced teacher of English from Venezuela. I have been teaching English for the past 9 years to students all ages at all levels of the education system.

With a lot of hard work and sacrifice, I managed to found MFL Academy, A Learning Community where I am its Head Teacher. I have dedicated almost 10 years of my life to this project which provides English language learning programs to more than 600 kids, teens and adults, and I look forward to the next 10 years of continuous growth.

I have always believed that a great teacher must never cease to learn. And I consider myself a great teacher who takes every single moment as a learning experience. That is why Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is essential to me in order to share my expertise and to continue learning from fellow teachers worldwide.

TESOL International Convention 2018 is the most important CPD event for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) which gathers more than 6,500 English Language Teaching (ELT) professionals from all over the world, and offers more than 900 educational sessions. Attending TESOL 2018 is certainly a unique opportunity to enhance my teaching skills. This year, 2018, I have been accepted to deliver two co-joint presentations on Global Citizenship and Formative Assessment. I, along with my co-presenters, will be looking forward to sharing our expertise in these two areas.

Now, the only issue is that in Venezuela we do not have free access to foreign currency due to government regulations and price controls, putting my attendance to this year’s convention at risk since I do not have the funds to pay for plane tickets, event registration or lodging. This is why I am reaching out to you in order to help me attend this prestigious convention for English language teachers.

Detailed travel costs: 

1) Registration Fee as a TESOL Global member $330 (before February 1st, 2018). See Registration Rates: http://www.tesol.org/convention-2018/register/registration-rates  
2) Membership: $30 
3) Air ticket Caracas-Chicago-Caracas approx. $700 (the price is fluctuating) 
4) Lodging in Chicago approximately $700 (the price is fluctuating) 
5) Meals and transportation $300

Since I have no sponsors at all, I am pleading for your good will to support my attendance to this convention.

Not only will I learn and share my expertise in Chicago, but also I will be sharing everything I learn with my fellow teachers at MFL Academy once I am back in Venezuela. What is more, I am going to and I will set up a fund of scholarships, with the remaining funds from this trip and with further campaigns, for underprivileged students at MFL Academy so they can continue with their learning of English and life skills in order to become global citizens.

I strongly believe that I can make it to TESOL International Convention 2018 in Chicago with your help and contribution, and do an incredible job representing my country. And I am also hopeful that education, and this case English language learning, is the key to transform our people into the citizens that Venezuela desperately needs.

Thank you very much for all your help!

Miguel Perez

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