17th September, 2023
Dear Members of the Board of Directors,
I am writing in order to apply for the position of Secretary of the Board of Directors of ARTESOL
My name is Élida Rolli. I have a degree as Teacher of English at the Teachers’ Training College “Joaquin V González”, a university diploma as Teacher of English from UCAECE and I took a Master’s degree on Education Projects Management at UCAECE, although the thesis is still pending. At present I am working on the final paper for a post graduate degree on “Cognitive Neurosciences of Language and Reading” at UBA. My work experience includes teaching English at different levels for over forty years, being Coordinator of the English Department and Consultant at several Teachers’ Contests at Dámaso Centeno School and Member of the Board in a Teachers’ Context in the Military School of Languages. I have been teaching at the School of Philosophy and Letters of Buenos Aires University for the past twenty eight years.
I have been working as a member of ARTESOL Board of Directors for the last six years, and I have attended and participated in the Board of Directors’ meetings actively, which has allowed me to be acquainted with the structure and the functioning of ARTESOL as TESOL affiliate. I have also been acting as editor of ARTESOL EFL Journal and collaborating with the Academic Committee reading proposals for the Conventions. I have attended ARTESOL Conventions regularly and made some presentations. I also acted as host in the latest ARTESOL Virtual Convention.
I am motivated to apply once more for the position of Secretary of the Board of Directors by a strong commitment with this Organisation which encourages teachers’ development and creativity to become better professionals. I have read the Board of Directors’ Internal Regulations thoroughly and I see I have no conflict of interests, and I also agree with all its terms. I can devote more than five hours a week to work at the Board and I hope to be as useful as possible.