Omar Villarreal is a Doctor in Modern Languages (summa cum laude) from Universidad del Salvador. He is a Licenciado en Ciencias de la Educación con especialización en Educación Formal (summa cum laude) from Universidad Católica de La Plata and a Licenciado en Tecnología Educativa (summa cum laude) from Universidad Tecnológica Nacional.
He is also a Profesor en Inglés e Inglés Técnico graduated at Instituto Nacional Superior del Profesorado Técnico and holds a Diploma de Lengua Italiana por la Asociación Dante Alighieri de Buenos Aires.
He has recently retired as a tenured University Lecturer in the area of Applied Linguistics at Instituto Nacional Superior del Profesorado Técnico de la Universidad Tecnológica Nacional and a lecturer in Didactics for ESP at UCALP. He is currently lecturing in Applied Research Methods at Licenciatura en Lengua Inglesa, Facultad Regional San Nicolás de la UTN.
Omar has taught English at all levels: Kindergarten through University for 42 years now. He was the Director of Profesorado en Inglés e Inglés Técnico (INSPT-UTN) and Licenciatura en Lengua Inglesa (FRVM-INSPT) de la Universidad Tecnológica Nacional until his retirement.
He was a Secondary School Head for more than 10 years. He was also Head of the School of English at Universidad Austral and Principal of Instituto Superior del Profesorado Modelo. He has lectured extensively in all Argentinian provinces as well as in Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile and Perú. He was the President of the Organizing Committee of the Seventh and Ninth National Congress of Teachers and Students of English and chaired its Academic Committee in 2000, 2003,2005 and 2006. He has been the editor of SHARE e-magazine for 18 years now and has been organizing the SHARE Convention annually for 12 years now.
Omar has been an author and co-author of textbooks for the teaching of English, among them, the Programaciones and Orientaciones Didácticas for Let’s go for EGB published by Longman and the 33 components of the series Polimodal English, as well as Grammar Explorer and the best seller series Top Teens and English Class all of them published by Macmillan. He is also the author of a number of papers and articles in English and Spanish in his field of specialization. He is a member of SADE (Sociedad Argentina de Escritores).