Having been in ELT for the last 30 years, provides a view of how things have changed in a developing country, where access to internet and up-to-date devices is not in everyone's thought.
As per my experience, there used to be a clear division between the capital city and the rest of the country, now division is between places with access to internet and those without, which sets a difference in many ways.
To name one: I started attending ELT International conferences as lecturer back in 1999 (LABCI Montevideo, Uruguay) ... the beginning of an enchanting 15-year journey to date (with some travelling as well ... indeed).
To start with I wish to share with you, dear reader, not only my experience as speaker, but also some of my assumptions:
This February was a special month as 10 years ago on Monday 16 Feb 2004, I started a journey in which I feel utterly committed to from the start and even before that. I was appointed to lead and create -at that time- a new business unit where my time as senior management was totally dedicated to International Examinations.
I tried to decide on 'the one' topic, and yet, as it happens, interconnected thoughts kept coming to me ... I do wonder why.