first time presenter

ARTESOL First-Time Presenter Award 2015

Rhiannon Ball, “ELT and Social Responsibility: Making a Difference” – Demo

Room 1, May 8, from 16:45 to 17:30

Rhiannon Ball

Rhiannon Ball


ARTESOL First-Time Presenter Award  is intended to provide a first-time ARTESOL Convention presenter with the opportunity to deliver a presentation at  ARTESOL Annual Convention.

The award  consists of a free registration ticket to ARTESOL Convention, and one-night accommodation.


Susan Strand, M.A.

Susan Strand, M.A.

Susan Strand, a Senior English Language Fellow at the Universidad de Talca Programa de Pedagogía en Inglés, has a MA TESL from Simmons College.

English language learners through Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL)

The session’s goal is to provide a strategy for engaging students through Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL): a learner-centered approach that fosters learning though investigation. The presenter will illustrate the IBL cycle and lead participants through an IBL activity. Participants will examine questioning strategies and training students in IBL.


María Susana González

María Susana González, M.A. UBA

María Susana González is a teacher of English, a BA in Letters and a MA in Discourse Analysis. She has been a teacher and researcher at the Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Buenos Aires since 1988, in charge of the Reading Comprehension Chair (English) since 2001. She was a former director and supervisor of state High Schools. She is the director of ARTESOL ESP journal and the ARTESOL EFL journal.

A Reading Comprehension Model of Academic Texts 

In the School of Philosophy and Letters of the University of Buenos Aires, a new model of reading of authentic academic texts is being developed in order to help students overcome the difficulties they encounter in their reading process. The aim of this presentation is to show the advances in the development of a model of reading of authentic academic texts belonging to the social sciences bearing in mind students who have a basic knowledge of English and who have to develop strategies to be able to read on their own a complete research article after three semesters of instruction.