EdYou FM launches Spanish classes for Educators

Written by on October 4, 2023

NCERD is currently hosting a three-month Spanish workshop for education officers, staff, and other interested individuals. Both practical and theoretical sessions are being facilitated by Ms. Latoya Atwell, a bilingual educator who has a passion for teaching.

Some of the beneficiaries at the first session of the Spanish Classes

During the workshop’s opening ceremony, Phillip Williams, Head of EdYou FM, expressed the station’s commitment to serving the children of Guyana despite language barriers. He explained that the workshop was in response to President Irfaan Ali’s call for Spanish to be a mandatory subject in schools. Williams went on to say that EdYou FM was proud to be starting this necessary initiative at NCERD.

(FROM L-R )Head of EdYou FM Phillip Williams and Ms. Latoya Atwell

Ms. Oma Ramdin, Head of Curriculum of the National Center for Educational Resource Development (NCERD), commended the EdYou FM team for their efforts, noting that it was crucial for teachers to be able to respond to students’ needs, and the workshop would help bridge the language gap.

Head of Curriculum  NCERD, Oma Ramdin

The workshop’s participants will attend classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays and will be required to take an assessment that includes a practical component.

In July, President Irfaan Ali announced that Spanish would become mandatory in schools. He also encouraged members of the public and private sectors to learn the language.


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