16TH LABCI CONFERENCE


MEXICO CITY, MEXICO | JULY 13, 14 & 15

THE MARIA ISABEL SHERATON HOTEL

About LABCI

The “Culturas”- the British Cultural Institutes in Latin America with the exception of Buenos Aires, founded in 1927, were all founded at about the same time, and for the same reasons.


► There are “Culturas” (Association of Latin American British Cultural Institutes) in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay. Together they have around 250,000 students.


► The Beginning: in the early 80's a British Council Director brought together a small group of British Institutes in Latin America to explore possibilities of co-operation.


► The First Conference: as a result of that meeting plans were laid for the first conference, which took place in Montevideo in 1985, and was a success.


► Consolidation and Growth: regular meetings between institute directors began to take place and the conferences became recognized as a major ELT event.


The LABCI Conference


Every two years LABCI holds an ELT congress in a member country. The conferences attract good numbers of teachers and academic coordinators, and for this reason sponsorship from publishers and other ELT suppliers.


Previous Conferences


Year Country
2017  Mexico
2015  Uruguay
2013  Perú
2011  Paraguay
2009  Argentina
2007  Brazil
2005  Chile
2003  Mexico
1999  Uruguay
1997  Perú
1995  Paraguay
1993  Argentina
1991  Chile
1989  Mexico
1987  Brazil
1985  Uruguay

LABCI Mission

The Association of Latin American British Cultural Institutes encourages the free exchange of information, knowledge and expertise between members in the areas of English language teaching, teacher training and development, formal education and cultural services and facilitates the promotion by its members of cultural understanding and cooperation between Latin America and the UK.

LABCI Vision

Our aim is to consolidate LABCI as an organization through an effective exchange of knowledge, information and expertise between our members which will enable them to attain new levels of efficiency and effectiveness, offer new products and services in the areas of English language teaching, teacher training and development, formal education and cultural services, and be recognised as centres of excellence in their respective countries.