Year 3 Number 54 June 23rd 2001
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being SHARED
When you read these lines we will be starting together a new stage in the life of SHARE. We wanted to start in style, so what best than the lines of this poem that our dear friend Martha Laborde sent to us.
If I could catch a rainbow
I would do it just for you
And share with you its beauty
On the days you're feeling blue
If I could build a mountain
You could call your very own
A place to find serenity
A place to be alone
If I could take your troubles
I would toss them in the sea
But all these things
I'm finding are impossible for me
I cannot build a mountain
Or catch a rainbow fair
But let me be what I know best
In SHARE 54
1..- 10th Seminar of English Phonetics.
2..- Lessons of Life.
3..- Activities at Schools of English Association.
4..- 19 Things that it took me 50 years to learn.
5..- APIBA´s Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
6..- Congratulations, dear SHARER!
7..- A very short story: “A Wish”
8..- II Encuentro de Lenguas Aborígenes y Extranjeras
9..- Bernieh´s Corner.
10.- Marketing for English Institutes and Schools.
11.- What to write on a student´s report card.
12.- SHARE and “The Parable of the Geese”
13.- Drama Techniques in ELT.
14.- Trayecto Formativo en Inglés para agentes sin título
15.- The Suburban Players back…with a baby.
16.- English in The Attic.
17.- Announcing a new device : The BOOK
18.- Teaching English for International Business.
19.- 6th Alianza Cultural Uruguay-Estados Unidos Conference.
20.- Regional URUTESOL Conventions 2001.
1..- 10th SEMINAR ON ENGLISH PHONETICS
Prestigious phonetician Dr Héctor Ortiz-Lira writes to us :
10th Seminar on English Phonetics will take place at Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación, Aula Virtual, Avda. José Pedro Alessandri 774, Ñuñoa, Santiago, Chile from 18 - 20 July 2001
Guest speaker: John Wells
Professor of English Phonetics, University College London
Proposals are invited from colleagues who would like to present papers in any area of the topic of the conference, i.e. English Phonetics and Phonology -theoretical and practical, segments and prosodies, contrastive (English/Spanish), etc.
Time-limit per paper: 20 minutes plus 10 for discussion.
Titles and summaries (maximum length 200 words) should be sent to the organiser as soon as possible and at the latest by June 30.
Registration fees: 20,000 Chilean pesos or US$40.
Reduced rate for students: 10,000 Chilean pesos or US$20.
You may pay on registration, July 18, between 9 and 10 a.m.
This is the 1st PG Seminar to be held at UMCE and we look forward to welcoming you.
With very best wishes,
Dr Héctor Ortiz-Lira (President and Seminar organiser)
2..- LESSONS OF LIFE
Our very dear friend and SHARER, Maria Elena Cabral from Centro Cambridge in Neuquén sends us this beautiful poem she wanted to SHARE with all of us. A real lesson for life.
Lessons of Life..
I feared being alone
until I learned to like
I feared failure
until I realized that I only
fail when I don't try.
I feared success
until I realized
that I had to try
in order to be happy
I feared people's opinions
until I learned that
people would have opinions
about me anyway.
I feared rejection
until I learned to
have faith in myself.
I feared pain
until I learned that
I feared the truth
until I saw the
ugliness in lies.
I feared life
until I experienced
I feared death
until I realized that it's
not an end, but a beginning.
I feared my destiny,
until I realized that
I had the power to change
I feared hate<
until I saw that it
was nothing more than
I feared love
until it touched my heart,
making the darkness fade
into endless sunny days.
I feared ridicule
until I learned how
to laugh at myself.
I feared growing old
until I realized that
I gained wisdom every day.
I feared the future
until I realized that
life just kept getting
I feared the past
until I realized that
it could no longer hurt me.
I feared the dark
until I saw the beauty
of the starlight.
I feared the light
until I learned that the
truth would give me
I feared change,
until I saw that
even the most beautiful butterfly
had to undergo a metamorphosis
before it could fly.
3..- ACTIVITIES AT SCHOOLS OF ENGLISH ASSOCIATION
Our friends at SEA ( luckily on solid ground!) write to us:
Estimados Omar y Marina:
Queríamos informarles los resultados de nuestra Asamblea . En la misma aprobamos Memoria, Balance y la actuación de la Comisión Directiva. Se realizó también la elección de las nuevas autoridades de SEA, que pasamos a detallar:
Presidente: María Silvia Reolin
Secretario: Marcelo Andrés García
Tesorera: Noemí Leone
Vocal 1: Aníbal Goñi
Vocal 2: Karen Thomas
Vocal Supl.1: Lía Romero
Vocal Supl.2: Gabriela Santucci
Revisores de Cuentas
Les enviamos información sobre los próximos eventos que organiza SEA.
Seminarios dirigidos a Propietarios, Directores, Coordinadores, Administradores
y Representantes Legales de Institutos de Inglés e Instituciones Educativas
Sábado 14 de julio de 14.30 a 18.30
Organización de la Empresa Educativa
Sábado 11 de agosto de 14.30 a 18.30
Socio SEA $30
No Socio $60
Informes e Inscripciones:
Av. Córdoba 435 3ro. "B" Ciudad de Buenos Aires Tel.: 4311-1033
SEA - Schools of English Association
Avda. Córdoba 435 3ro. "B" (1054) Buenos Aires
Tel/Fax: (011) 4311-1033
We wish the new Committee the very best!
4…- 19 THINGS THAT IT TOOK ME 50 YEARS TO LEARN
Our very dear friend Annie Altamirano sends us this “useful list”, a reminder of what some of us have learnt in our first 50 (or almost 50) years of our lives. May it also serve as sound advice to the younger generations.
The author of the list is Dave Barry
1. Never under any circumstances take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.
2. If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be "meetings."
3. There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."
4. People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.
5. And when God, who created the entire universe with all of its glories, decides to deliver a message to humanity, He WILL NOT use, as His messenger, a person on cable TV with a bad hairstyle.
6. You should not confuse your career with your life.
7. No matter what happens, somebody will find a way to take it too seriously.
8. When trouble arises and things look bad, there is always one individual who perceives a solution and is willing to take command. Very often, that individual is crazy.
9. Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
10. Never lick a steak knife.
11. Take out the fortune before you eat the cookie.
12. The most powerful force in the universe is gossip.
13. You will never find anybody who can give you a clear and compelling reason why we observe daylight savings time.
14. You should never say anything to a woman that even remotely suggests that you think she's pregnant unless you can see an actual baby emerging from her at that moment.
15. There comes a time when you should stop expecting other people to make a
big deal about your birthday. That time is age eleven.
16. The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we ALL believe that we are above average drivers.
17. The main accomplishment of almost all organized protests is to annoy people who are not in them.
18. A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person.
19. Your friends love you anyway. .
5..- APIBA SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS (SIGs)
Our dear SHARER Analía Kendel sends us the details of the next meetings of APIBA´s SIGs
Asociación de Profesores de Inglés de Buenos Aires
Asoc. Civil Sin Fines de Lucro - Personería Jurídica c.7111 - Res. 8524/79 -
Grammar / Linguistics SIG
Co-ordinators: Carolina Fraga - Sergio Rodriguez
Date: Friday, June 22, 2001 -- Time: 18.30 to 20.30
Venue: IES en Lenguas Vivas "J.R.Fernandez", Carlos Pellegrini 1515, Buenos Aires Agenda:
1. Analysis of problem sentences suggested by SIG members.
2. Free relative clauses. Discussion of Ms. Ines Rodriguez Bauza's paper and other contributions such as Baker's "English Syntax".
Anyone wishing to have access to the material. please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-ordinators: Nora Lizenberg - Mónica Pastorino
Date: Saturday, June 30, 2001 -- Time: 9.30 - 12
Venue: Conde 1990, Buenos Aires
Agenda: Class Web Page: how to create one and what to include in it. Presentation by Gabriela Madera with group participation.
Co-ordinators: Not elected yet
Date: Saturday, June 30, 2001 -- Time: 10.30 - 13
Venue: SBS Palermo, Av. Cnel. Diaz 1745, Buenos Aires
1. Election of SIG Coordinators 2001.
2. "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe. Analysis and discussion by all SIG members.
Background reading for the session: Lodge, David (1992). The Art of Fiction. "The Uncanny". Chapter 47. Penguin Books.
Cultural Studies SIG
Co-ordinators: Cristina Bardeci - Paula Lopez Cano
Date: Monday, July 2, 2001 -- Time: 19:30 to 21
Venue: IES en Lenguas Vivas "J.R.Fernandez", Carlos Pellegrini 1515, Room 17
Agenda: Literature as a source in cultural and historical studies.
Co-ordinators: María Luisa Ghisalberti - Virginia Lombardi - Adriana Orozco
Date: Saturday, July 14, 2001 -- Time: 10 - 13
Venue: Cultural Inglesa de Buenos Aires, Viamonte 1475, Buenos Aires
1. video for language teaching: The functional content in a sit-com ("Friends") will be analysed and discussed by group (led by Ma. Laura Comolli / Sebastián Meneghini, Part 2. video for language learning: Different accents in a TV programme ("Blind Date") (led by Adriana Orozco / Virginia Lombardi).
Methodology SIG and Kids SIG
To be announced.
a. Paid-up members of APIBA, b. members of paid-up FAAPI Associations, and
c. teacher trainees can participate free of charge.
All others: $10 contribution per session.
Pre-enrolment is not essential, but it is desirable. If at all possible, those interested in participating in SIG meetings please e-mail email@example.com to confirm their attendance. Those who can't confirm, please come anyway.
For further information on APIBA SIGs contact Analía Kandel, APIBA SIGs Liaison Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org
General enquiries email@example.com
APIBA Office: M.T. de Alvear 1369 , C1058AAU, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Office Hours: Wed. 2pm to 6pm - Tel / Fax: + 54 11 4326-3927
Web site: www.apiba.org.ar
FAAPI Annual Congress 2001 firstname.lastname@example.org
Conference Office: Sarmiento 835 - 1st floor - C1041 AAQ Buenos Aires, Argentina Office Hours: Tues. & Thurs. 10.30am to 4.30pm - Tel./Fax: + 54 11 4326-3927
6.- CONGRATULATIONS, DEAR SHARER!
Dear Omar and Marina,
I haven´t received any "SHARES" for a time and I wonder what´s wrong. What number was the latest issue? Haven´t you written one lately? Anyway, I hope nothing has happened and assume that you´re either too busy or just travelling.-wouldn´t it be glorious to be on hioliday at this time of the year?
This time I want to share something with you for a change. Remember the contest "Teachers deserve a prize" sponsored by The British Council, The B.A. Herald and Universidad . de San Andrés last year? Well, I happen to be the winner. My essay on "The role of the mother tongue in the English language classroom in Argentina" was first selected among the best ten, and last April I was notified of the final outcome. The prize awarding ceremony was held last Friday at Universidad de San Andrés. You might have seen the ad in the paper. But my name is Ana Lía, not Ana María. Anyway, it´s me. I´m the one who will be travelling every week to and from Rafaela to Bs. As. to attend the Masters degree course on Education. I´m happy about all this and thought of sharing the news with my two virtual friends.
Hope to hear from you soon.
Ana Lía Cabrera
7..- A VERY SHORT STORY “ A WISH”
Our incredibly active friend Elisabet Sandra Guber sends us this very real story
A man was walking along the beach in California and found a bottle. He looked around and didn't see anyone so he opened the bottle. A genie appeared and thanked the man for letting him out. The genie said, " I am so grateful to get out of that bottle that I will grant you any wish, but I can only grant one."
The man thought for a while and finally said, "I have always wanted to go to Hawaii. I've never been able to go because I cannot fly, Airplanes are much too frightening for me. On a boat, I see all that water and I become very sea sick. So I wish for a road to be built from here to Hawaii.
The genie thought for a few minutes and finally said, "No, I don't think I can do that. Just think of all the work involved. Consider all the piling needed to hold up a highway and how deep they would have to go to reach the bottom of the ocean. Imagine all the pavement needed. No, that is just too much to ask."
The man thought for a few minutes and then told the genie, "There is one other thing I have always wanted. I would like to be able to understand women. What makes them laugh and cry, why are they temperamental, why are they so difficult to get along with, when they want attention, when they don't. Basically, what makes them tick."
The genie considered for a few minutes and said, "So, did you want two lanes or four?"
Dear Eli, Thank you for your messages always and especially for last Sunday´s for Father´s Day. You could not have known but “Mi Viejo” by Piero is one of my favourites because it reminds me so much of my Dad, who for the last 12 years has been accompanying me and helping me from Heaven.
Thank you, again Elisabet!
8..- II ENCUENTRO DE LENGUAS ABORÍGENES Y EXTRANJERAS
Our dear SHARER and neighbour, Laura Renart sends us this information to SHARE with all of you:
Universidad Nacional de Salta
Facultad de Humanidades
Sede Regional Tartagal - Departamento de Lenguas Modernas
2do Encuentro de Lenguas Aborígenes y Extranjeras
Tartagal (Salta) - 30, 31 de agosto y 1 de septiembre de 2001
Objetivo del Encuentro : crear un espacio de análisis, discusión y propuestas
alrededor de los siguientes ejes:
* la demanda de escuelas bilingües, con población estudiantil aborigen y cuyos maestros no reciben capacitación específica para atender a la especificidad de esta problemática.
* la fuerte retracción de las lenguas minoritarias al dominio familiar y el debilitamiento de las pautas culturales autóctonas, que alertan sobre la amenaza de pérdida de este patrimonio cultural.
* La conveniencia de lograr la inserción de otras lenguas extranjeras, además del inglés, en los establecimientos educacionales, con el objeto de promover una enseñanza plurilingüe.
* La necesidad de contribuir al diseño de una política educativa y lingüística, en la provincia y en el país, que promueva el respeto por las culturas y lenguas diferentes y favorezca su inserción en la comunidad regional y nacional.
Marta Torino, Alicia Tissera, Catalina Buliubasich, Ana Fernández Lávaque, Laura Marziano, Graciela Z de Casanueva, Sara Trigo, Melina Viviana Chávez, Fulvia Lisi
Comité de Lectura:
Lenguas Aborígenes: Juana Rodas, Catalina Buliubasich, Ana María Fernández Lávaque, Marta Morelli de Ontiveros, Marta Barbosa de Tesei.
Lenguas Extranjeras: Alicia Tissera, Laura Marziano, Liliana Fortuny
Metodología de trabajo:
a) Conferencias plenarias, a cargo de especialistas invitados
b) Comisiones de trabajo, con presentación de ponencias
c) Cursillos de actualización sobre los siguientes temas:
- La enseñanza del español como segunda lengua (ii) - La regionalización en la enseñanza de la lengua
d) Simposio: situación de las lenguas extranjeras en el sistema educativo argentino.
Presentación de resúmenes: Tendrán una extensión de 200 palabras y deberán ser enviados hasta el 6 de julio de 2001 a la siguiente dirección:
Departamento de Lenguas Modernas -Facultad de Humanidades - UNSa
Av. Bolivia 5150 - 4400 - SALTA
Asistentes: $20.00 - Estudiantes: $ 5.00 - Expositores: $40.00
Miembros de las comunidades aborígenes y maestros bilingües están exceptuados del pago de arancel.
Marta Torino - email@example.com , Alicia Ticera - firstname.lastname@example.org
9..- BERNIEH´S CORNER
Hello, dear SHARERS!
First came 'Expedición Robinson', then 'El Gran Hermano', and finally 'El Bar'. Now, watch out! Apparently, TV producers in the U.K. have come up with a new idea, which I bet soon will be offered by someone here in Argentina: The Classroom! (see below). Truly,
I am wondering if this is just another big stupid idea (as I regard it) or I'm taking lightly an extraordinary milestone in the history of Education and Teacher Education. Just in case, I'll buy some make-up tomorrow...
Bernardo Humberto Banega (h)
email@example.com Visit Bernieh´s Web Page : http://www.bernieh.com.ar/
'Big Brother' goes into the classroom
by Sarah Ryle
Sunday April 29, 2001
It will portray life in the classroom as it really is. Channel 4 is to put cameras into classrooms for a major Big Brother style internet broadcast.
Michael Jackson, C4's chief executive, said Real Teachers, as part of 4 Learning, would help fulfil the channel's public service remit because it would enable new teachers to learn from colleagues. 'Big Brother in the classroom is a good way of putting it,' he said yesterday.
But plans for the project, to be broadcast later this year, have been criticised by the National Confederation of Parent Teachers Associations. It was concerned for the privacy of the children involved and warned the site could attract paedophiles.
Paul Ashton, C4 commissioning editor for schools and special projects, who is a former teacher, said measures had been taken to protect pupils. 'It is a very beautiful and simple idea and we have consulted educational groups including the PTA and the Teacher Training Agency.' The live webcam section will be password protected. Only bona fide teachers and inspectors will have the password.'
The first schools to take part will be secondary schools, but the hope is to recruit at least one primary school.
Hazlewood Integrated School in north Belfast is one of two schools now taking part in the pilot project, which is due to launch in September.
Headteacher Noreen Campbell said she was pleased to be taking part in Real Teachers because it would help newly-trained teachers. 'We consider ourselves an open organisation and we welcome observation. It was discussed at governor level and we agreed there was much to be gained from the project provided safeguards, in terms of issues of access to the internet, were guaranteed.'
Dr Seamus Quinn is the science teacher whose classroom is being filmed. He said: 'At first the children thought it was like Big Brother and they played up to it but now they ignore it. People are surprised at how well-behaved they are, but of course we aren't perfect.'
Ashton aims to recruit a further 22 schools which will use the live webcams. The site will also contain videos of teachers who do not wish to be filmed live, and a library of lesson plans.
Full article at:
10.- MARKETING FOR ENGLISH INSTITUTES AND SCHOOLS
Our dear SHARER, Laura Lewin sends us this announcement:
Would you like to....
- Attract more and better students?
- Increase student satisfaction with the institution?
- Motivate your staff and create a feeling of belonging?
- Attract financial support?
- Make sound decisions about services, pricing, scheduling and advertising?
MARKETING FOR ENGLISH INSTITUTES AND SCHOOLS by Laura Lewin
July 7, 2001 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The seminar will address marketing-related issues of educational institutions. We will present you with easy-to-follow-techniques and the steps to apply them.
Lots of useful tips and ideas in this practical, useful and enjoyable seminar
Further details and registration : firstname.lastname@example.org - (5411) 4823-8957
11.- WHAT TO WRITE IN A STUDENT´S REPORT CARD
Our dear friend and SHARER Juan Carlos Lozano from Montevideo, Uruguay sent us a note to introduce a new SHARER, Alicia Pérez also from Montevideo. He also forwarded us this very “useful” aid to harassed teachers:
Things You'd Love To Write On A Student's Report
1. Since my last report, the student has reached rock bottom and has started to dig.
2. I would not allow this student to breed.
3. This student has delusions of adequacy.
4. The student sets low personal standards and then consistently fails to
5. This student is depriving a village somewhere of an idiot.
6. The student has a "full six-pack" but lacks the plastic thingie to hold it all together.
7. Student has been working with glue too often.
8. When the student's IQ reaches 50, he should sell.
9. Student has photographic memory, but the lens cover is glued on.
10. The gates are down, the lights are flashing, but the train isn't coming.
11. If this student was anymore stupid, he'd have to be watered twice a week.
12. If you give this student a penny for his thoughts, you would get change.
13. It's hard to believe the sperm that created this student beat out a million others.
14. This student is one neuron short of a synapse.
15. The wheel's still spinning, but the hamster is dead.
12.- SHARE AND “THE PARABLE OF THE GEESE”
Dear Omar and Marina,
I believe that the 50th issue of Share is an excellent occasion to celebrate. This is possible thanks to your effort, dedication and patience that makes Share a dream come true.
When I was thinking what makes SHARE special, it is mainly showing the new trends in professional development that can be briefly summarized as:
1- Collaborative. We, teachers, can 'share' a common channel of communication to exchange ideas and contribute to the richness of each issue. Thus, it becomes a peer-effort that also emphasizes the fact that every teacher's voice becomes an invaluable treasure.
2- Community Spirit. The topics discussed are of interest for all of us and they bring us together as we try to find answers to common situations encountered in the classrooms.
3- Modern. The email is one of the new ways of integrating technology with learning. It is fast, easy to read and access from different places.
4- Magical. With stories and articles, SHARE awakens in us the desire to go on learning, and thus, one of the aims of education is achieved: to become Life-long learners and extend this feeling to our own students.
We don't need to reinvent the wheel; together we can find new uses to it. But we can only do this by 'sharing'. Let Nature reminds us once more of this challenge.
The Parable of the Geese
Next autumn, when you see the geese heading south for the winter, flying along in a V-shaped formation, you might consider what science has discovered as to why they fly that way. As each bird flaps its wings it creates an uplift for the bird immediately following. By flying in a V-formation the whole flock adds at least 70 percent more to its flying range than if each bird were flying on its own.
When a goose falls out of formation it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to go it alone, and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird in front.
When the leading goose gets tired it rotates back in the wing and another goose flies point. It is sensible to take turns doing demanding jobs ...whether with people or with geese flying south. Geese honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.
When a goose gets sick, or is wounded by gunshot and falls out of formation, one or two of the other geese fall out with it and follow it down to lend help and protection. They stay with the fallen goose until it is able to fly or until it dies. Only then do they launch out on their own, or with another formation, to catch up with their group.
People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going much more quickly and easily because they are travelling on the thrust of one another's efforts. If we have as much sense as a goose we will stay in formation with those who are headed the same way we are. If we have the sense of a goose, we will stand by each other when danger threatens or trouble comes.
There's a footnote that reads: By Milton Olsen, publication unknown. Parsons Rob (1999). Almost Everything I need to know about God I learned in Sunday School .Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, (p 91-93).
Thank you for your time in the preparation of SHARE.
A big hug,
13.- DRAMA TECHNIQUES IN ELT
Our dear friend Cecilia Cercone sends us this most welcomed announcement:
How To Use Drama Techniques
Come join us and discover how to make books more attractive to learners of all ages by using drama techniques
Also share the experience of using teacher-made games and their profits!
Lecturer: Prof. Fernando Armesto
Lecturer in Didactics for EGB at INSPT de la UTN. English Head at
Colegios “Belgrano Uno” and “Integral”. Co-Author of Resource Files for
“Polimodal English”. Former Lecturer at Universidad del Museo Social
Argentino and School of English- Universidad Austral.
Date: Saturday July 14 from 9,30 to 12:00
Venue: TOPS English Centre
Certificates of Attendance will be issued.
14.- TRAYECTO FORMATIVO EN INGLÉS PARA AGENTES SIN TÍTULO
The following information only holds good for Provincia de Buenos Aires. It is important to highlight that the Trayectos are absolutely free of charge and have been organized by the provincial Dirección General de Escuelas.
Trayecto Formativo en Inglés para agentes sin título en la especialidad y en ejercicio efectivo
Destinatarios: Personal sin título específico para el área, en ejercicio
efectivo del dictado de la materia Inglés en EGB al momento de la
inscripción ( Se exceptúan agentes de Escuelas de Jornada Completa y
alumnos de la carrera de Profesorado en Inglés de ISFD o Universidades.)
Carácter de la participación: Voluntaria.
Organización Dos niveles cuatrimestrales
Regimen de cursada semi- presencial - carga horaria para cada nivel 96 horas por nivel, 64 horas presenciales y 32 no presenciales
Sedes: se habilitarán dos sedes por región de supervisión.
Alcance de la capacitación:
a.. La acreditación del Trayecto habilitará para la inscripción en el ITEM 12
b.. La acreditación del Trayecto 2 lo habilitará para el ingreso directo a
la carrera de Profesorado en Inglés de los ISFD
Inscripción: en la Institución en la que presta servicios. El agente deberá inscribirse sólo en una Institución.
Quizá la información no haya llegado a las escuelas, pero de todos modos a los interesados se recomienda formalizar la inscripción. Como para todo escrito, confeccionar por duplicado, de modo que quede una constancia de recepción de la inscripción. Para más información, y obtener el formulario de Inscripción, visitar la
www.fernandocarlos.com.ar (Fernando Carlos Ibáñez)
15.- THE SUBURBAN PLAYERS BACK… WITH A BABY
Our dear SHARERS Albert Canil and Susan Hillyard send this invitation to all SHARERS :
The Suburban Players motley crew
that made you laugh with "Black Comedy" and "Tales from the Script", is back with ...a baby!!!
The Suburban Players
proudly presents Christopher Durang's
Baby with the Bathwater
directed by Albert Canil
Yes, admittedly Mum & Dad do mean well, we all acknowledge that, but sometimes meaning well is not enough. This bitingly satirical black comedy, which enjoyed a long off-Broadway run, begins with John and Helen slightly put off because their offspring doesn't speak English, deciding that their newly-born is a girl ...and naming it Daisy. Brilliantly theatrical and wildly hilarious, the play charts the saga of Daisy's struggle to establish a personal identity, despite Helen and Johns' growing derangement.
Christopher Durang says,
"Switching tone from lunatic comedy to momentary seriousness or ruefulness is something that continues to interest me, and I intend to keep trying to do it, and if the critics won't come along, well then... f*** them.""
On Durang the critics have said...
"Durang conquers bitterness and finds a way to turn rage into comedy that is redemptive as well as funny." - New York Times
"One of the funniest dramatists alive, and one of the most sharply satirical."
- New Yorker
Further Data for Theatregoers
Opening? - Friday June 8th at 9 pm.
Shows? Performances on Fridays & Saturdays at 9 pm - Sunday Matinees at 6 pm
Run? Regrettably just four weekends (as of June 8th)
Venue? The Playhouse ~ Moreno 80 ~ San Isidro.
Tickets? $ 10.- each (one ticket free every ten purchased)
Extra Amenities : There will be a bar open with sandwiches, brownies, drinks and hot soup.
Further information and reservations 4784.8275 ~ 4747.4470
16.- ENGLISH IN THE ATTIC
The Attic is proud to announce the repeats of its language and literature workshops
for students, users, teachers and lovers of English. The courses are an introduction to English literature and culture. They are unique opportunities to improve or keep up language, as well as explore your creative potential.
This second "session" of workshops will repeat those in the first session, at
the request of participants who wanted to try the other options. They will start
in June, and finish at the end of July.
Workshops available in June/July 2001
Meet Harry Potter: this workshop is for children of 0-99 years of age. J K Rowling's novels have magic, adventure and instant appeal for all readers- but their magic is also the ancient magic that the Knights of the Round Table, makers of legends and John R. R. Tolkien knew. Come read Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone with us and discover why!
Creative writing: if you want to explore your creativity and find your narrative voice, this is the place for you. If you enjoy writing and would like to try your hand at writing in English, this is also the place for you. If you hate writing because it is just letters, paragraphs and compositions, let us show you all the things your language teacher never told you. Don't miss this unique creative, literary, linguistic experience, coordinated by an award-winning novelist
and language teacher.
An Introduction to English poetry: for students with no previous contact with poetry, people who enjoy poetry and would like to explore poetry in English, or those who want an excuse to indulge in the reading of a wide range of texts- the workshop travels back in time, from rock lyrics to Shakespeare's sonnets, with the aim of familiarising readers with poetic language and resources (without the long names and boring theory bits!).
Instructor for all three courses : Prof. Pablo Toledo.
Our workshops currently take place at the premises of the Academia Británica
(Montes de Oca 340, Barracas, 15 minutes from Microcentro), but they will be
available in other locations in the future. If you have any suggestions or requests
as to possible locations, please feel free to contact us.
For more information or enrolment, please contact Pablo Toledo on 4582-4907,
17.- ANNOUNCING A NEW DEVICE: THE BOOK
Our dear friend Eduardo Sapia sends us this contribution he got from the WEB. A most welcomed piece for reflection:
Built-in Orderly Organized Knowledge (BOOK)
The BOOK is a revolutionary breakthrough in technology: No wires, no electric circuits, and no batteries, nothing to be connected or switched on. It's so easy to use even a child can operate it. Just lift its cover!
Compact and portable, it can be used anywhere - even sitting in an armchair by the fire - yet it is powerful enough to hold as much information as a CD-ROM disc. Here's how it works...
Each BOOK is constructed of sequentially numbered sheets of paper (recyclable), each capable of holding thousands of bits of information. These pages are locked together with a custom-fit device called a binder, which keeps the sheets in their correct sequence.
Opaque Paper Technology (OPT) allows manufacturers to use both sides of the sheet, doubling the information density and cutting costs in half.
Experts are divided on the prospects for further increases in information density; for now BOOKs with more information simply use more pages. This makes them thicker and harder to carry, and has drawn some criticism from the mobile computing crowd.
Each sheet is scanned optically, registering information directly into your brain. A flick of the finger takes you to the next sheet. The BOOK may be taken up at any time and used by merely opening it. The BOOK never crashes and never needs rebooting, though like other display devices it can become unusable if dropped overboard. The "browse" feature allows you to move instantly to any sheet, and
move forward or backward as you wish.
Many come with an "index" feature, which pinpoints the exact location of any selected information for instant retrieval. An optional "BOOKmark" accessory allows you to open the BOOK to the exact place you left it in a previous session -even if the BOOK has been closed. BOOKmarks fit universal design standards; thus, various manufacturers can use a single BOOKmark in BOOKs. Conversely, numerous BOOKmarks can be used in a single BOOK if the user wants to store numerous views at once. The number is limited only by the number of pages in the BOOK.
You can also make personal notes next to BOOK text entries with an optional programming tool, the Portable Erasable Nib Cryptic Intercommunication Language Stylus (PENCILS).
Portable, durable, and affordable, the BOOK is being hailed as the entertainment wave of the future. The BOOK's appeal seems so certain that thousands of content creators have committed to the platform.
Look for a flood of new titles soon.
18.- TEACHING ENGLISH FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
We are proud to pass on to you this information that our dear friend and distinguished colleague Julio César Gimenez from Córdoba has sent to us. As usual we wish our dear Julio the very best.
As editors of the Teaching English for International Business (TEIB) Journal, the first international journal on teaching Business English and related topics based in Argentina, we are delighted to announce that the first issue of the journal will be published this coming month of June.
As a preview of the first issue, we are advancing some of its content:
*The relevance of the corporate context for the teaching of business English: Taking real life business practices into account. Catherine Nickerson, Nijmegen University.
*Polite persuasive strategies in the sales promotion letter. Elena Bosch Abarca, Universidad de Valencia.
*Bargiela-Chiappini, Francesca and Catherine Nickerson (Editors). 1999.Writing Business: Genres, Media, and Discourses. Longman. Reviewed by Lucrecia Berrone, National University of Cordoba.
Calendar of events:
*List of international events for trainers of English for Business Purposes and Business Communication.
*Links to Associations and Resources for trainers of English for Business
Purposes and Business Communications.
Liz England (email@example.com),
Julio C. Gimenez (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For the journal's mission statement, guidelines for submission of manuscripts, and other information relating the journal, please visit the journal's web site at www.uesiglo21.edu.ar
For subscriptions, a free copy, or advertising, please visit the journal's web site or contact Silvia Cisternas at email@example.com
19.- 6th ALIANZA CULTURAL URUGUAY-ESTADOS UNIDOS CONFERENCE
Our dear friend Fernando Fleurquin from Alianza Cultural Uruguay-Estados Unidos sends us this reminder of their 6th Conference, no doubt one of the biggest professional events this year:
The Alianza Cultural Uruguay-Estados Unidos is hosting its 6th Conference for Teachers of English as a Foreign Language on July 9 and 10, 2001.
The theme we have selected for the conference is "Innovation and Technology in EFL." We are sure we can make a significant contribution by inviting teachers and researchers to explore and share their experiences with the community at large. We are living in an age of changes, and we need to be prepared to generate innovations that result in improved results and a better service for our students. Technology has also added a new dimension to language teaching and learning. These are critical themes that need to be explored at the onset of the new millennium. This time the Conference will be held at Hotel NH Columbia.
We have already confirmed the participation of the following distinguished scholars and active TESOL advocates: Dr. H. Douglas Brown, San Francisco State University and Pearson Education author, Amy Yamashiro and Lea White, from the renowned English Language Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Kate Cory Wright, C.U.P. ELT Consultant and Teacher Trainer, Manuel dos Santos, McGraw Hill author,.
As in previous conferences, the different presentations will cover a wide array of topics of interest for language educators. During the 2-day event, there will be plenary sessions, poster sessions, workshops, seminars, demonstrations, colloquia, as well as a permanent book and software exhibit. To give you a few hints on tasty topics, we will have a series of colloquia integrating foreign and local experts on topics such as: Internet, technology and language learning; Teacher evaluation; Motivation: from early childhood to adolescence; Standards of performance and student evaluation and the Future of EFL. Two special sessions will be held in Spanish: La integración de los idiomas al programa curricular e Innovación y cambios en la enseñanza de idiomas.
Information on registration procedures and fees is enclosed. Feel free to make copies for your colleagues. Furthermore, we can provide you with hotel, transportation or touristic information or assistance should you need any. If that is the case, please contact our Hospitality Committee leader, Ms. Susana Mesa - (5982) 902-8367.
We are certain that both the theme and the level of our speakers will make this the most enriching professional event of the year. The quality issues we will explore will make an impact on our educational context, helping us to become better prepared to face the challenges and changes that the new millennium will pose. We count on your participation.
Dr. Fernando Fleurquin
20.- REGIONAL URUTESOL CONVENTIONS 2001
Our dear SHARER Solange Espina from URUTESOL wants to share this information with all of us. Keep us posted Solange!
The Board of URUTESOL is pleased to announce its Regional Conventions for the year 2001 : "Voyage through regions of discovery"
Proposals are invited for papers(1 hour), poster sessions, workshops (1 1/2 hours) and colloquia (1 1/2 hours) in topics related to the development of the Teaching of English as a foreign language
Electronic address for submission of materials: firstname.lastname@example.org
Third Regional Convention to be held in
Salto, Uruguay - August 18-19
deadline to submit proposals July 18 th
Fourth Regional Convention to be held in
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay - October 12- 13
deadline to submit proposals : September 12th
Don´t miss the boat of URUTESOL 2001!!
All questions referred to materials and or submission procedures can be directed to the URUTESOL Office in Montevideo, or by email to:
Solange Espina de Anuitti email@example.com
Juan Andrés Larrinaga firstname.lastname@example.org
Time to say goodbye again (hope this time we don´t have to wait so much for reunion). As we often do, we will let one of our dear SHARERS take the centre of the stage to say goodbye for us
Dearest Omar and Marina,
My name is Silvina Roitman, formerly Tropini for obvious reasons, and I wanted to
let you know a little bit about myself : I used to live in Paraná, Entre Ríos, where I had the pleasure of meeting Omar and since then I've been receiving your wonderful SHARES of love and warmth and news and knowledge
I made alia, came to live in Israel after marrying Pablo and though we haven't settled down completely I'm quite happy in my new country
I wanted to let you know that I really appreciate receiving news from you and as soon as I get in touch with what goes on here on the field of teaching
I'll write to you again . In the meantime, I just wanted to say thank you for all the love that comes together with your/our SHARES,
Big, big kiss and tight hug,
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK !
Omar and Marina.
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