María Silvina García is an EFL teacher who has worked at different primary and secondary schools in Paraná, Entre Ríos since 1991 and is currently a lecturer and teacher-trainer at Universidad Autónoma de Entre Ríos. She holds a Master’s degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language and is a Cambridge ESOL oral examiner.
Teacher Education: What teachers-to-be need to know
This presentation aims at providing a reflection on Teacher Education as an integral process that has a profound impact on the education system, especially in the teaching and learning of English as a foreign language.
Also, an analysis of the complex local sociocultural context and the different learning and personal processes that are involved in teacher education will be provided in order to propose or discuss issues related to how teachers-to-be get ready to face the aforementioned challenging teaching environments by developing or applying theory accordingly and developing creative alternatives to become good EFL practictioners.
Mobile phones and tablets are powerful devices central to our lives. Why not use them as teaching tools in and out of the classroom? Practical ideas and activities will be presented and hands-on activities will be carried out to explore the potential of mobile learning to create innovative learning opportunities.
This presentation was delivered at ARTESOL 2016, and was later nominated and selected as TESOL Best of Affiliate Session. Mercedes delivered this presentation at TESOL 2017 in Seattle last March.