NCTE 2023

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NCTE 2023

NCTE 2023 Connecting Knowledge

By Centro Cultural Costarricense Norteamericano

When and where

Date and time

June 7 · 3pm - June 10 · 6:30pm PDT



About this event

  • 3 days 3 hours
  • Mobile eTicket


The National Conference for Teachers of English Costa Rica is a collaborative endeavor between the US Embassy Cultural Affairs Office, the Ministry of Public Education, and Centro Cultural Costarricense Norteamericano. With an impressive history spanning over thirty-eight years, these organizations have demonstrated unwavering commitment to equipping English teachers with the latest resources and trends in the field of English language teaching.

NCTE serves as a platform where presenters can showcase cutting-edge research and effective practices, fostering an environment of continuous learning and professional growth. Moreover, the conference serves as a valuable opportunity for educational publishers and suppliers to exhibit their innovative teaching materials and promote their services to English teaching professionals.

Throughout the years, NCTE has evolved in response to the demands of a globalized world, recognizing the ever-changing technical and methodological advancements in the field. The profound impact of this event spans generations of English teachers, both at the national and regional levels, and has played a transformative role in their professional journeys.


“Promote the dialogue among all TEFL stakeholders to share innovative strategies to enhance English acquisition in Costa Rica and the region to acknowledge 21st century global social trends.”.


“Provide public and private sector professionals and stakeholders with a cutting-edge forum hosting the latest trends to foster best practices in the ELT classrooms.”

Our History:

The National Conference for Teachers of English 1984 – 2023

Early Influencers: The first NCTE event was held in February of 1984. Being the first conference of its kind in Costa Rica, NCTE became a landmark event in the development of English teaching in the country. Under the theme “Learning Language Through Culture: TEFL for the 80s,” the first conference showcased Communicative Language Teaching, a methodology that has influenced the way thousands of Costa Ricans have acquired English. Throughout its subsequent editions, NCTE has been a forum to assess the effectiveness of ELT in the country, determining challenges and setting goals.

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