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Cognitive Load Theory (CLT) builds upon the widely accepted model of “cognitive architecture” (Atkinson and Richard Shiffrin, 1968). It describes how information is processed, considering the amount of information that working memory can hold at one time. Since working memory has a limited capacity, overloading it should be avoided to facilitate information processing that results in learning. In this presentation a preliminary analysis of the data collected will be reported and pedagogical implications of the findings will be discussed.


María Paz González holds an EFL Teaching Degree from the Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, and a Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics in English from UNINI, México. She teaches English in high schools and in a tertiary institute. She is member of the research group Cuestiones del Lenguaje, (UNMdP) and has participated in several research studies.

Susana Tuero holds an EFL Teaching Degree, (UCMdP), a Master’s Degree and a Ph. D. in Applied Linguistics –English, from Michigan State University, USA. She is member of the research group Cuestiones del Lenguaje (UNMdP) and has directed and co-directed several studies. Her areas of interest are: cognitive processes, writing in EFL, and the acquisition and development of vocabulary

Daiana Vázquez holds an EFL Teaching Degree from the Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, a Master’s Degree in TESOL, and a Diploma in Neuroscience and Education. She is part of the teaching team of the subject ‘Process of Writing II‘ at the Profesorado de Inglés, UNMdP. She also teaches ESP courses and general English in high schools. She is member of the research group Cuestiones del Lenguaje and has presented at national and international conferences.

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Turning the crisis into opportunities

As schools around the world faced closures due to the Covid19 pandemic, educators quickly adapted their teaching to a “new normal” virtual setting. Yet, under these unprecedented circumstances, there is still one essential question that needs to be answered: how practitioners can better find out what students are learning. 

During this talk, the presenter will refer to essential must do’s of formative and sumative assessment during emergency remote teaching. Focus will be made on student readiness, skill acquisition and academic progress. Participants concrete take-away will include 10 tips to monitor students’ academic achievement under at-home learning conditions 

Débora Nacamuli Klebs is a passionate teacher, teacher trainer and coach, supporter of high-quality professional development and mentoring, with wide experience and expertise in secondary teaching. For the last 25 years she has been lecturing on ELT Methodology both, at ISP Joaquín V. González and IES Lenguas Vivas Juán R. Fernández, where she  is currently the Coordinator of the area.  She has authored and co-authored articles on the field and is a presenter both nationally and internationally. She has recently co-founded Argentina ASCD and is a current board member of Argentina Tesol. 

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María Susana González, ARTESOL 2nd Vice President, presented at ASOCOPI 2020


COLLOQUIUM #7 – October 7, 2020. 6:15-7:15 pm
Audience: All
Challenges and Lessons Learned in Research for the ELT Context
María Susana González – ARTESOL / Universidad de Buenos Aires
Carlo Granados-Beltrán – ASOCOPI
Leticia Araceli Salas Serrano – Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de México BUAP
CA & CB Regional TESOL Group Conference

Colloquia 6:15 – 7:15

● Challenges and Lessons Learned in Research for the ELT Context
Audience: All

This colloquium will explore the challenges faced by four countries in the CA&CB/Latin America group in the area of research in ELT. Recently, teachers have been demanded to go into research, which is not always as easy as it seems given the conditions in which ELT teachers work in Latin American countries. Each of the participants will present and explain the lessons learned from experience as well as the current situation regarding research in the ELT context in their countries, challenges to overcome, the ongoing issues and their expectations for the future in the field.

The presenters in this colloquium were – María Susana González (University of Buenos Aires) – Leticia Araceli Salas Serrano (Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de México BUAP) – Carlo Granados Beltrán (Institución Universitaria Colombo Americana – ÚNICA)