ACAMIS English Language Learners (ELL) Conference
Saturday & Sunday, April 13-14, 2024
Utahloy International School, Guangzhou
Theme: “Cultures of Belonging: Inclusive, Sustainable, Connected”

The theme of this conference focuses on developing sustainable cultures of belonging in schools. Attendees can expect to take away strategies for inclusive instruction that values and supports the diverse backgrounds of ELLs as well as tools for creating sustainable systems to enhance the ELL support and instruction. With these tools, we aim to build stronger connected communities within our schools, fostering a culture where every ELL student feels valued, respected, and empowered. 

Keynote Speakers


Ceci Gomez-Galvez

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Leader of a Language Development Program, Collaborator, Coach, Innovator

Ceci is a collaborator, coach and advocate who empowers educators to create equitable learning opportunities for all language learners. Born and raised in Guatemala City, Ceci grew up in a unique bilingual household nurtured by her family who valued languages equally. Inspired by her own upbringing and her extensive experience in international schools, Ceci now leads a support program for multilingual learners based on practices which ensure culturally responsive teaching and equitable access. You can connect with Ceci through her professional portfolio and follow her on Twitter @cecigomez_g.

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Tan Huynh

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Secondary Teacher, Author, Podcaster, Consultant

Tan Huynh (@TanKHuynh) is a secondary school teacher specializing in English language acquisition, an author, podcaster, and consultant. He has taught students from 5th to 10th grade in domestic public, private, and charter, but the bulk of his experience has been in international schools. He also taught social studies and spends much of his days co-planning and co-teaching. Tan is trained in sheltered instruction, WIDA, culturally-responsive instruction, International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program, and the Collaborative Instructional Cycle. Tan shares his application of research-based strategies on his blog, podcast, and online courses with the hopes of celebrating teachers who answer the calling to serve multilingual learners. He holds a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction specializing in language acquisition. You can learn more about his work by going to

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Host School

Utahloy International School Guangzhou (UISG) established in 1998, is an IB Continuum day school. UISG is a reputable IB international school in Guangzhou and fully committed in developing IB international education, including Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), and Diploma Programme (DP). The PYP and MYP provide a framework for inquiry-based learning and critical thinking, while the DP is an unrivalled and internationally recognized standard of post-Secondary preparation. Our students have achieved outstanding results in the IB Diploma Programme and been accepted into world class universities around the world. Our examinations results speak for themselves.
UISG aims to motivate and nurture students from 2 to 19 years old in order to be active learners and inquirers, addition using English as the medium of instruction. The following languages are available within its extensive mother tongue language programme: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, German, French, and Spanish. UISG has over 45 nationalities of students; all teachers are fully qualified and internationally trained from UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, etc.
广州誉德莱外籍人员子女学校(UISG)始建于1998年。是一所提供IB国际文凭走读的学校,多年来一直致力于发展IB国际化教育,包含小学课程 (PYP)、中学课程 (MYP) 和文凭课程 (DP),旨在激发求知欲并培养学生主动学习探索的能力。PYP 和 MYP 为探究式学习和批判性思维提供了一个框架,而 DP 是一项无与伦比的国际公认标准课程,用于中学后准备——学生在IB DP文凭考试中取得优异成绩, 得以进入全球各地知名大学院校继续深造。

Mr. Dean Croy

Head of School

Utahloy International School, Guangzhou

800 Sha Tai Bei Road, Bai Yun District, 510515 Guangzhou, PR China

+86 (20) 8720 2019 / +86 (20) 8720 0517


Conference Planning Committee