Dazzler Tower  San Martin

San Martin 920

City of Buenos Aires

Saturday 17th

February 2018

morning and afternoon

Abstracts & Biodata

Help! I have to plan my year in Kindergarten.

There are many misconceptions about what teaching a FL  in kindergarten implies. Some inexperienced  school heads thoughtlessly  believe it is a matter of liking children, knowing a few words in the FL and making kids colour pictures  and sing some songs. The question is often, quite different. Teaching children another language may undoubtedly turn out to be a  very challenging enterprise when taken seriously. It requires a significant knowledge of child psychology and language acquisition theories, extensive classroom experience and , most importantly, careful planning!


The purpose of this presentation is to analyze what techniques, procedures and tasks to include in your lesson plans to have successful lessons all year long!



Magíster Claudia de Martin


Claudia is a Profesora en Inglés e Inglés Técnico from Instituto Nacional Superior del Profesorado Técnico de la Universidad Tecnológica Nacional.She is also Licenciada en Lengua Inglesa from the same institution and has a Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TESOL), University of Jaén, Spain. She has been teaching Didactics (JTP) at INSPT- UTN for more than fifteen years and has specialized in in-company EFL teaching training professionals and executives. Claudia has also specialized in teaching very young learners and is currently a bilingual kindergarten teacher at Kifland Bilingual School and occupies a senior managerial position in a governmental welfare department in Greater Buenos Aires.

Books with the little ones: building the way to literacy.

We are very often tempted to introduce printed material in English to our pupils in kindergarten and early primary grades, only to be puzzled by the typical questions:  Is it OK to introduce books written in English while our children are still in the process of becoming literate  in their own mother tongue? Wouldn´t  exposure to print in English retard literacy in Spanish?  Wouldn´t  English words like “elephant” get our children wrong when exposed to “elefante”?  May be we are probably asking ourselves the wrong questions. Let us explore why.


Licenciado Carlos Petrini


Carlos Petrini is a Profesor de Inglés from Instituto Superior del Profesorado “Santa Cecilia” and a Licenciado en Lengua Inglesa from Universidad Tecnológica Nacional.  He teaches primary, secondary and tertiary levels in Chivilcoy, Provincia de Buenos Aires. He has taught Práctica Docente at Instituto Superior Santa Cecilia for four years and he currently teaches English at Instituto Integral Católico, Colegio Santa Cecilia and Centro Universitario Chivilcoy

Play in kinder and early primary is much more than a few games.

There is something called Children’s Folklore. It has to do with children’s tradition of playing, gaming, singing and performing stories as well as other language forms. It’s their cultural expression; it’s their way of experiencing the world.


In this workshop we will play with traditional stories, dances, proverbs, riddles, chants and other elements of Children’s Folklore. We will also analyze and explore its implications in the EFL classroom.



Profesora Especialista Fabiana Parano


Fabiana Parano is Profesora en Inglés from Instituto Superior Argentina 2000. Especialista en El Juego en Contextos Educativos from Escuela Normal Superior N°4 “Estanislao Severo Zeballos¨, an actress and a storyteller. She has majored in Storytelling at Estudio de Narración Oral Ana María Bovo. She has done intensive training as Clown, the Art of Mimicry (Mimo teatro Escobar-Lerchundi), Physical Theatre and the Use of Masks on Stage (Estudio Belisario, Marcelo Savignone).


She teaches Storytelling in the Classroom at Instituto de Enseñanza Superior en Lenguas Vivas “Dr. Juan Ramón Fernández” and at Escuela de Maestros (ex CePA , Ministerio de Educación, Ciudad de Buenos Aires.

Classroom routines: Stepping on solid ground and moving forward.

Why Routines? Routines promote a positive learning environment, simply, because they help kids feel confident and secure in the classroom. But the greatest benefit of routines is that your students become autonomous and your life as a teacher becomes easier.  I will share with you helpful tips and ideas to create routines inside and outside the classroom which will hopefully help you deal with everyday situations as easily and efficiently as possible.


Profesora Eugenia Dell’ Osa


Eugenia Dell’Osa graduated as Profesora de Inglés from Instituto Nacional Superior del Profesorado Técnico de la Universidad Tecnológica Nacional. She has been a Whole Language facilitator and an English in Action teacher, teaching English to SEN students through Process Drama. She is currently an Educational Consultant and Material Designer for The Buenos Aires Players®; and an Alternative Language Learning® Teacher Trainer and Material Designer. She ran her own language school for babies and Very Young Learner. She founded Plan Up, to provide teachers with practical hands-on tools and strategies from real experience and has delivered workshops and talks in Argentina and Chile. She is Deputy Head at Glasgow Kindergarten, a Bilingual Kindergarten in Greater Buenos Aires.

Speeding up acquisition: Technology with Young and Very Young Learners:

When teaching English to young  and very young learners, teachers make use of a number of materials and teaching aids to create effective learning: In the last two decades technological innovation has had an enormous impact on education and language learning in particular. In this presentation Prof. Bilopolsky will show you different ways in which computers and mobile devices can be used to maximize the potential of both, online and offline digital tools to help young children improve their language and communication skills, thus making your lessons memorable!  The activities and tools to be presented have been effectively used in the classroom.


Prof. Alfredo Bilopolsky


Profesor de Inglés e Inglés Técnico from Instituto Nacional Superior del Profesorado Técnico de la Universidad Tecnológica Nacional. Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary School English Coordinator at Escuela Scholem Aleijem. He is also ICT coordinator. He has delivered workshops on Teaching Young and Very Young Learners in different conferences in Argentina. He has taught General English to young children, teenagers and adults at prestigious ELS’s in the city of Buenos Aires. He is co-author of the Video "Descubriendo en Inglés". He is an Assistant Lecturer in Didactics II and Residencia Pedagógica at Universidad Tecnológica Nacional. He is a teacher trainer for Oxford University Press. He has completed a postgraduate course in ICT and education at Universidad CAECE. He is a Google Certified Educator.