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ARTESOL 2015 – XI Southern Cone TESOL Convention

Winds of Change in ELT

Universidad de Belgrano, Zabala 1837, Buenos Aires, Argentina

May 8-9, 2015

The annual ARTESOL convention offers ELT professionals from Argentina and other countries an opportunity for professional development. ELT educators exchange ideas and best practices, enhance their knowledge of ELT matters, keep up with current trends, expand their networks, engage in research and projects, and learn about other settings. Every other year, a Southern Cone TESOL affiliate hosts a regional conference. Southern Cone TESOL affiliates include Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay and Argentina. UruTESOL hosted the 10th Southern Cone Conference in April 2013. In May 2015, Argentina TESOL will be hosting the conference, and the regional TESOL affiliates will participate in the event. The XI Southern Cone Conference will gather professionals from diverse interests, and backgrounds. It will provide a space to examine the multiple challenges that countries in the region face while seeking opportunities for change in ELT.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Yilin Sun, President of TESOL International

 

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Plenary abstracts and bio

Guest speaker

 

Robert Bayley, Ph.D.

Dr. Robert Bayley Chair Graduate Group in Linguistics

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Presentation abstract and bio

Mathilde Verillaud, ELF

Mathilde Verillaud, ELF

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Convention at a Glance

Highlighted Sessions

Concurrent Sessions

Convention Program

First-Time Presenter Award 2015

Registration Fees

Registration – Find instructions on how to register here.

Hotels in the area

Restaurants and Coffee Stores in the area

 

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Pre-Convention Institute is free of charge.  Registration is required. Register here

Certificates of attendance will be given  PCI  Program & Speakers

ARTESOL Convention 2014

May 9-10, 2014

ARTESOL Convention is a ticketed event. Registration is mandatory.  Registration is open. Register here.

2014 Convention Fees & Dates

Speakers

First-Time Presenter Award 2014

Convention Program PDF

Hotels in Jujuy

Tour to Humahuaca

 

 



 

 

 

 Pre Convention Institute ARTESOL 2014 – San Salvador de Jujuy

May 8, 2014

Using American Young Adult Literature in the EFL Classroom

In 2012 and 2013, six Argentine English teachers received scholarships from the U.S. Department of State’s Regional English Language Office for the Southern Cone to attend professional development seminars at Michigan State University (MSU) in East Lansing.  These teachers took part in the two-week Young Adult Literature and ESL Methods Program offered by the English Language Center, MSU.  The Program focused on how to best incorporate and use young adult literature in the EFL class. Of great interest is the use of literature circles as a highly motivating and educational approach to literature and language learning.  In this Pre-Convention Institute, within the ARTESOL Convention framework, alumni teachers of this program will analyze and discuss the benefits of using young adult literature and literature circles, providing both a theoretical basis and practical experiences of their implementation in various learning contexts with EFL students of different ages and levels of proficiency.

The Pre Convention Institute is free of charge and is sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in

Argentina and ARTESOL.

Venue: Escuela Che-II – Avenida Ricardo Balbin 1409, San Salvador de Jujuy

Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014

REGISTRATION is required.  Register here

Certificates of attendance will be given

Presenters & Program

Sandra Bayona graduated from the ELT Program from Instituto de Enseñanza Superior, Entre Ríos, and also holds a degree in Modern Languages and Literature from Universidad Nacional de Entre Ríos and an MA TEFL from Universidad de Jaén, Spain. She teaches Civilization and Culture of the English Speaking Countries I and Language II at the EFL Teacher Education Program at Universidad Autónoma de Entre Ríos, and Language IX and X at the ELT and Translator Programs at Universidad Adventista del Plata. She is a 2012 grantee (U.S. Embassy) in the Young Adult Literature and ESL Methods Program at Michigan State University.

Gabriela Helale holds a degree in English Language Teaching and Translation from the School of Languages, National University of Córdoba, Argentina. She is an MA candidate in Applied Linguistics at the School of Languages, National University of Córdoba. She is Assistant Professor in the chairs of Methodology and Practicum 1 at the School of Languages. She teaches EFL at Monserrat Secondary school, National University of Córdoba. She is a recent grantee from the U.S. Embassy for a Young Adult Literature and ESL Methods Program at Michigan State University.

Marina Moulia is graduate English as a Foreign Language teacher from the Universidad Nacional de la Plata. She has worked extensively in professional development, teaching adolescents and supervising teachers and head-teachers in private and public schools in the province of Buenos Aires.  At present, she is a supervisor for Private Secondary Schools at the Dirección General de Cultura y Educación of the province.  She is a recent grantee from the U.S. Embassy for a Young Adult Literature and ESL Methods Program at Michigan State University.

Antonella Percara is a graduate from the ELT Program from Universidad Autónoma de Entre Ríos. She is currently working on her MA dissertation on supervisors’ feedback in ELT practicum for Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. She teaches Linguistics II, Civilization and Culture of the English Speaking Countries I, Language II and Teaching Practicum at the EFL Teacher Education Program at Universidad Autónoma de Entre Ríos, and English Literature I and North American History at the ELT and Translator Programs at Universidad Adventista del Plata. She is a recent grantee from the U.S. Embassy for a Young Adult Literature and ESL Methods Program at Michigan State University.

Susana Pérez holds a degree in English Language Teaching and Licenciatura en Lengua Inglesa from the School of Languages, National University of Córdoba. She is an MA candidate in Applied Linguistics and a fellow teacher in the Chair American Literature from the School of Languages, National University of Córdoba. She has taught Literature I and II at the Bilingual School Academia Arguello.  At present, she is in charge of the subjects Language I and II, Sociocultural and Literary Studies I and II and Second Language Acquisition Studies at the EFL Teacher Training College Contardo Ferrini from Río Primero, Córdoba, Argentina.  She is a 2012 grantee from the U.S. Embassy for a Young Adult Literature and ESL Methods Program at Michigan State University.

Gabriel Rojo holds a degree in Licenciatura en Lengua Inglesa and English Language Teaching from Instituto Nacional Superior del Profesorado Técnico (Universidad Tecnológica Nacional). He teaches Didactics, Children’s Literature and Technical English at INSPT, as well as being an assistant teacher in Language I. In 2012 he published the book Iron Times, a critical analysis of a graphic novel superhero. He is a recent grantee from the U.S. Embassy for a Young Adult Literature and ESL Methods Program at Michigan State University.