25th ARTESOL Convention at Universidad CAECE, Olavarría 2464, Mar del Plata, Argentina. May 10-11, 2013
Declarado de interés educativo por la Secretaría de Educación de la Municipalidad la Ciudad de Mar del Plata. Foja 1568- Año 2012
ARTESOL Annual Convention, Surfing ELT was held at Universidad CAECE Mar del Plata, on May 10-11, 2013. A Pre Convention Institute organized by the University of Arizona was held on May 9.
The convention was officially opened by Susana B. Tuero, ARTESOL Convention Chair.
Graciela Martin, ARTESOL President welcomed attendees and introduced guests at the head table: Alejandra Cormons, Vicerrectora Universidad CAECE; Mónica Rodriguez Sanmartino, Secretaria de Educación de la Municipalidad de General Pueyrredón; Mark Naylor, Deputy Cultural Affairs Officer, US Embassy, Argentina; John Segota, TESOL Associate Executive Director; and Rachel Moran, English Language Fellow. The guests addressed the audience and talked about the importance of teaching English as a foreign language, and teacher development.
There were two plenary sessions on Friday, one conducted by John Segota, TESOL; and the other by Bradley Horn, US Embassy Regional English Language Officer. John Segota’s session dealt with Advancing English Language Teaching through TESOL Standards and Bradley Horn’s with Game-based Learning & Trace Effects.
In addition, both speakers delivered semi plenary sessions on Saturday morning on Advancing Educator Leadership through Advocacy; and Using the Corpus to Teach Grammar & Lexis.
On Saturday afternoon, there were three simultaneous semi-plenary sessions, two of them conducted by teachers from Argentina, Maria Susana Gonzalez and Ricardo Ramirez; and one by Rachel Moran, English Language Fellow in Argentina.
Their presentations dealt with The Relevance of Reading Comprehension at High School and University Level, How to Deal with No Internet Connectivity in the EFL Classroom, and Music, Indispensable to TEFL, topics related to the convention main theme: Surfing ELT.
Classroom practitioners and classroom-centered researchers specialized in all educational levels conducted a total of 47 presentations of four different categories: papers, demonstrations, workshops and poster sessions. The convention hosted presentations from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Japan, United States, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Students from Universidad CAECE and Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata helped as ushers during the convention.
ARTESOL Annual Convention 2013 at Universidad CAECE Mar del Plata – Video
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