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IAPE inspiring english TeacherS I

Our Goal

To empower classroom teachers with the English language skills, confidence and teaching skills necessary to inspire students to master English.

Participant Profile

English teachers with intermediate English proficiency and the desire to perfect their English skills and learn new teaching skills.

Program Description

IAPE Inspiring English Teachers I sessions are offered throughout the academic year in close collaboration with state education authorities who provide financial and administrative support for the program.

Each in-person component consists of intensive English instruction, taught by certified Rassias® immersion instructors, integrated with practical training to implement Rassias® philosophy and teaching techniques into participants' classroom practices.

Each IAPE Inspiring English Teachers I session incorporates IAPE English Trainers Corps members as instructors. This builds a sustainable infrastructure for mentoring, networking, and ongoing peer support.

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A Typical Day

  •  7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM   Breakfast
  •  8:00 AM  -  8:50 AM   Master Class
  •  9:00 AM  -  11:50 AM   Rassias® Drills
  • 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM   Guided Reflection Time
  •  1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM   Lunch
  •  2:00 PM  -  2:50 PM   Master Class
  •  3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM   Rassias® Drills
  •  5:10 PM  -  5:40 PM   Diagnostic Session
  •  5:40 PM  -  7:00 PM   Free Time
  •  7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM   Dinner
  •  8:00 PM  -  10:00 PM   Cultural Activity or Classroom Practice Session

The final two days of a IAPE Inspiring English Teachers I program follow a different format. Teachers participate in a dynamic workshop where they prepare to implement the Rassias philosophy and techniques in their classrooms.


The following IAPE Inspiring English Teachers I sessions are scheduled to take place in central Mexico during the 2016-17 academic year:

  • October 16 - October 26, 2016
  • March 27 - April 6, 2017

All dates are subject to change

Application Information

IAPE Inspiring English Teachers I sessions are offered in close collaboration with local education authorities. If your state is working with IAPE, you may obtain application information and instructions directly from your school authorities. All admissions decisions are made by the IAPE Selection Committee, which is comprised of representatives from Worldfund and Dartmouth College.

State education authorities who are interested in offering the IAPE Inspiring English Teachers I program for their teachers should please download and review the document below.

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