About RICELT

We are a group of people interested in promoting the research in ELT in Chile. School teachers, university teachers, undergraduate and postgraduate students are involved in this network.

Why RICELT?
  • Few accessible articles in ELT based in Chile with little impact in teaching practice.
  • Need to promote teacher-research initiatives in the Chilean context.
  • Inconsistency between the ELT theory and the practice in the Chilean context.
  • Local expertise (academics and teachers) is undervalued.
RICELT birth

Five Chilean teachers met at the IATEFL International Conference in Harrogate, UK in April 2014 and decided to share their concerns and motivation to promote ELT research in Chile.

RICELT Aims
  • To make ELT Chilean research more visible and accessible.
  • To improve the relationship between Chilean ELT researchers and governmental institutions (PIAP, MINEDUC) and associations / agencies like IATEFL Chile, TESOL Chile, British Council, etc.
  • To promote dialogue and collaboration among different ELT actors in Chile.
  • To promote and share teacher-research initiatives.
The launch of RICELT was at the IATEFL Chile conference as part of a discussion panel called "RICELT: Building an ELT Knowledge Community in Chile". This was a fruitful experience that gave RICELT the energy to keep going.

RICELT's first annual meeting

In June 2015, RICELT launched its first annual meeting where Chilean teachers and researchers shared their research on Chilean ELT. More information here.

RICELT's Second Biannual Conference
On June 2nd, 2017, we held our second biannual conference at USACH. More information here.


RICELT's MA Month

RICELT organised two successful events to disseminate MA research in Chile and in the UK with the support of Universidad Andrés Bello in Viña del Mar and the University of Nottingham in the UK. 




If you want to part of RICELT just complete this form.
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