An Electronic Magazine by Omar Villarreal and Marina Kirac ©
Year 4                    Number 111           August 8th  2003
   5400 SHARERS are reading this issue of SHARE this week
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
It is a real pleasure for both of us to devote this special issue of SHARE to the Annual event of the Federación Argentina de Profesores de Inglés : the FAAPI Conference which this year is being organized by ASPI, the Salta English Teachers Association.
Did you know that the first FAAPI Conference ever was held in Salta in 1974? It was called “Primer Congreso Argentino de Profesores de Inglés” and it was chaired by Oriel Villagarcía, who was President of ASPI at the time. David Powell, then President of FAAPI opened the  Conference on Sunday 22nd of September 1974 to an audience of 520 teachers from all over the country. The Conference was closed by Mr Powell and Oriel on Friday 27th September. A whole week of academic activities with some of the biggest names in the Argentinian ELT scene of the time : Sara Dardik de Fagalde, Fanny Diaz Cancelieri, Estela Lindhom de Morris, Hilda Sahián de Chanta, Nelly Vercellone de Ordoñez, Lore Schenieder de Zuccardi, from Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Miguel Kortsarz and Raquel Boden de Arias from Instituto Superior de  Salta, Pablo Lazos from Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Sheila Smart de Mendi from Instituto Terrero de La Plata, Juan Carlos Solís from Profesorado de Misiones, Malvina Aparicio from Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Florence Chaudet, Laila Incola, Nélida Páez and Alcira Chiodi de Velez from Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Aldo Blanco from INSP Joaquín V Gonzalez, Alcira Molina de Diamante from Instituto del Profesorado de Tucumán, Diana Englebert, Sheila Nally de Casanova and Maria F. De Figueroa from Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata.
Thirty years after that glorious First Conference, the magic will be at work again. Teachers from all over the country will meet again for the big celebration. This year we are both going to FAAPI. We hope to meet many SHARERS there!
Omar and Marina
in Salta, from 18 to 20 September this year.
It is being organized by ASPI -Asociación Salteña de Profesores de Inglés
Main Theme of the Conference:
Prof.Ana E. Triboli Pisi
Lic. Maria José Alemán
Ma. Gabriela Flores
Prof.Martha Finquelstein
Prof. Ma. Silvana de la Arena
Lic. Ma. Fernanda Irrazabal
Lic. Ines Amaduro
Prof. Ma. Laura Cornejo
Prof. Monica Jorgensen
Prof. Ma. Cristina Senin
Prof. Ma. Isabel Valero
Institutional Coordinator:
Prof. Oriel Villagarcia M.A.
Lic.Ana Maria Bergel
Prof. Graciela Castelli M.A.
Prof. Daniel Fernandez M.A.
Prof. Analia Kandel M.A.
Dr. Mario Lopez Barrios PhD.
Prof. Lucrecia Mirande M.A.
Prof.Norma Moraga
Prof.Graciela Pascual M.A.
Prof.Laura Renart M.A.
Dr. Susana Tuero PhD.
Prof.Daniel Reznik M.A.
Venue: Colegio Nuestra Señora del Huerto
           Pueyrredón 175 - Salta
Find below an update on the relevant information.
Plenary speakers and subjects
Claudia Ferradas Moi, M.A. University of East Anglia, UK
Meeting the Other—Learning about ourselves
Clarice Lamb, Ph.D. Pontificia Universidad Católica, RS, Brazil
Humanistic Psychology in Adult Learning
Judith Lloyd Yero, M.A. Depaul University, USA
You can’t get here from there
       Peter Stockwell, Ph.D. University of Notthingham,UK
       Paying Attention: Cognition, the Mind and EFLit 
       Adrian Underhill, MSc. University of Bath, UK
       Leading as Learning: Learning as Leading
Semi plenary speakers and subjects
        Ana Maria Rozzi de Bergel, Lic. Universidad CAECE
Humanizing our Treatment of Language Errors
       Judith Lloyd Yero, M.A. Depaul University, USA
       Let’s Trans-form, not Re-form Education
       Laura Renart, M.A. University of East Anglia. UK
       Bilinguality and bilingualism in Argentina
       Daniel Reznik, M.A. University of Reading, UK
       The Reflective Approach: A Tool for Professional Growth or Just
another Cloud of Hot Air?
Adrian Underhill, Msc. University of Bath, UK
Using the Inner Workbench to Enrich Teaching and Learning
Viviana Valenti, M.A. Candidate. Universidad Nacional de Rosario
Grammar and Fantasy: the Perfect Match
Oriel E. Villagarcia, M.A. University of Lancaster, UK
The Bumpy Road to Personal and Professional Growth
Debora Amadio, Maria Natalia Cardini and Carolina Ramírez
Minding Learning Styles in the Delivery of Instructions
Zelmira Alvarez  
Issues on Teacher Education and Development
Maria Barbeito
Affective factors: A Close Look at Language Anxiety
Adriana Barrionuevo and Judy  Palmer (with the support of the British Council)
School Linking Project – Argentina/UK
Andrea Karina Belmonte and  Maria Elisa Romano
Trying out Process Writing in a Secondary School Context
Elisa  Cadario and Maria Laura  Provensal
Rethinking Lexis: Raising students’ awareness on the role of prosody in the acquisition of lexical chunks.
Lidia Cieri.
Speakers’ Emotions as a Key to Pronunciation Work
María Cecilia Cuello
Your Classroom: an air-tight can or the jungle?
Norma Silvia Depetris, Gabriela Sergi and Laura Severino
Enhancing the Cognitive Base of Reading an Writing trough Strategic Instruction
Juan Ferretti 
Critical Discourse Analysis:  A Better Reading of Reality
Monica Gandolfo   and Beatriz Damiani
Attending to Student Teachers’ Hidden Agendas and Belief Systems to Reduce Low-impact in Teacher Education: a “sheltered” design for the new field-based teaching experience component.
Perla Hassan       
Professional Development in Action
Fabián Negrelli
The Humanistic Approach to the Teaching and Learning of Pronunciation.
María Palmira Massi
A Course Based on Values: Small Choices that Make a Big Difference
María Isabel Pastrana
Learning by Doing
Marcela E. Morchio de Sanchez and Patricia Muñoz de Pereyra   
An In-Service Experience in the Teaching-Practice as a Way to Foster Teacher Development.
Mario López Barrios and  Elba Villanueva de Debat
Minding the Needs of the Argentine Learner: Global Textbooks and their Adapted Versions for the Local Context
María Cristina Sarasa
Teaching Culture: Putting Beliefs and Intellectual Passions into Practice
Lidia Soler and Griselda Bombelli
A Step towards Humanizing Reading Aloud
Sarah K. Taylor  
Reaching Our Students: From Curriculum to the Classroom
Gustavo Zaplana
The Internet: An Effective Tool in the Process of Teaching and Learning English.
María Elena Alonso and Inés Frigerio
Developing ESL Learners´ Skills at Constructing Field in Written Narratives: A Genre – Based Proposal.
Liliana Anglada and Sandra Gastaldi
Humanizing Our Teaching Practices through the Use of Technology
Silvia Guerrero and Adriana Martin
Sharing a Meaningful Distance Learning Experience
Carmen L. Nani and Analia G. Lastra
Readers, Films and ACTION in the Classroom
Angela Van Eberen.
Summarizing as a reading practice and text production
Ana Leiguarda
Using Authentic Material to Empower Young Learners
Maria Silvia Sastre.
Learner Autonomy: Lexical Cohesion   in Reading Comprehension
Sandra Liliana Pucci and Helena Curtain,
Integrating Language and Content:  Lessons from the Context of English Language Learners in the United States
Debora Amadio, Maria Cardini and Carolina Ramirez
Minding Learning Styles in the Delivery of Instructions
   Julia Barbiero and Victoria Pourreuix de Fonseca   
From the Meaningless to the Meaningful
Sandra Bayona and Gabriela Cura
Tolkien, Fantasy and Our Practice.
Liliana Beatriz Bellolio
How to make a Reading-Comprehension Course more lively
Alfredo Bilopolski
The internet: shaping the teacher of the 21st century
Stella Maris Caramutti and Patricia Isabel Salazar
What Do Students Learn When They Learn Songs and Poems? Helping Students Meet their True Feelings and Emotions.
Leticia Carreti
Mentoring, the art of making special teachers
Castro - Manzur
Learning  Is The Eye Of The Mind
Myriam Casamassima
Metacognitive Strategies for Vocabulary Learning In Adult EFL Students.
Laura Ferraris
Down the Rabbit Hole
Miriam Moreno and Alicia Caseres
Enhancing Values In The Classroom
María Marcela Mora
The USA : A nation ‘under God’
Maria Cristina T. de Grondona White and Graciela Clelia Moyano
Stories that Sound.
Gustavo Gonzalez and Maria Martinez
Critical Creative Strategies to Make our Teaching Memorable
Mónica Guerra
Drama Techniques, a Process of Engagement
Susan Hillyard
Act Naturally
Nicky Hockly
Clever is as Clever Does: Multiple Intelligences in the ELT Classroom
Analía Kandel ,  Myriam Sosa Belenky, Andrea Nicosia, Carolina Curatolo, Claudia Groppa, Fabricio G. Costa, María Florencia Kais,  Florencia Molina, Mariana Y. Torrillo,  Paz Moltrasio      
Process Writing: Conferencing Techniques
Ana Leiguarda
*Using Authentic Material to Empower Young Learners  
** Brain-Based Strategies to Motivate Teenage Groups
Susana María Liruso y Patricia Lauría
Humanising Business English Teaching.
Sara I.  López, Elba  Martínez and Clara R.  Pucheta.
Authentic Video Material in the EFL Classroom
Sheila Misdorp
Red Nose Day, the Writer’s Way
Mallika Mani
The context And Content For Emotional Intelligence In The Classroom- How Can We Exploit The Texts?
Amelia T.  Mc Queen y Pedro L. Luchini  
American and British English: Areas of Convergence and Divergence. Bridging the Communication Gap.
Mabel Quiroga (with the support of the British Council)
*Mentoring as Professional Development
**Self Development through Peer Observation 
Edita Saluzzo
Cooperative Communication in the classroom
Mónica  Rodríguez Sanmartino and  María Inés de Zavaleta 
*Building Bridges: A Lexical Approach within Task-based Instruction
** Helping the Learner with Natural English: Lexical Phrases
Maria Marta Suarez
*Early Learning
**Building trust and co-operation in Groups.
Gabriela TavellaAlicia Artusi   
Mixed - Affective Collaborative Learning
Omar Villarreal
Teaching English in Argentina : The Power and the Glory
Jeff Williams, Valentina Bergallo and Diana Gonzalez del Pino
Cooperative Learning in the Language Classroom
WORDS ON WORDS: UK Literature and the Screen
Alan Pulverness
ENGLIT TO BRITFLICKS: From Page to Screen in the UK                            
Jane Rogers
Two well known educational drama groups—THE PERFORMERS and ARTSPOT—will put on a performance during the course of the Conference.There will also be an empanada party on  the evening of Thursday, September 18, while the traditional FAAPI DINNER will take place on September 19.
THIRTY STANDS with well known publishers, travel abroad organizations, international examination boards, and bookshops will contribute to make this an unforgettable experience.
For readers of SHARE, early bird registration fee has now been extended until August 20. Fees are as follows:
Members of associations and students from teacher training colleges: $80 before Aug.20 and $100 thereafter, but please see below.
All others: $135 before August 20 and $155 thereafter, but please see below.
Pay 50% now or by August 20 and freeze the early bird registration fee. The remaining 50% must reach ASPI by September 8.
Through a deposit in pesos at Banco Macro, Cta. Corriente, Asociación Salteña de Profesores de Inglés, Cuenta en pesos, nro. 3100000-80069869 or by postal order payable to Maria Silvana de la Arena, or  Martha F. de Finkelstein. 
If you are paying by deposit, fax a copy of your deposit slip together with your registration form which you can download from the web page at 0387 439 2274. Or post it to Maria Silvana de la Arena at Alvarado 537, Primer Piso, 4400 Salta.
If you are coming from abroad, pay your fees upon arrival in Salta. By emailing your registration form today you freeze the early bird fee. Forms received after August 20 will not enjoy the benefit of the early bird registration.
There is full information on hotel prices in the ASPI web page,  Given the fact that this Conference will take place in what is regarded as high season in Salta, it is highly advisable to channel your hotel reservation through Clever Tours. A number of hotels have been blocked for your benefit, so please contact them through 
Quite a few people have told us that what might prevent them from attending the FAAPI 2003 conference is the cost of transportation from places a long way away from Salta. We are glad to advise you that we were recently approached by ENGLISH TEACHING ON LINE  ( , phone (011) 4 778 3566) who are in the process of getting a group going from Capital Federal. They are supposedly offering a package deal which includes transportation, accommodation and the admission fee at what seems to be an affordable price. Be sure to check them out and study whatever they have to offer.
PLEASE NOTE THAT FAAPI CAN NOT ENDORSE ANY ORGANIZATION AS SUCH INVOLVED IN SUCH VENTURES, but does encourage you to make up your own groups to cut expenses. Groups are able to negotiate better hotel prices, better transportation charges and lower admission fees. In this respect, FAAPI is prepared to offer discounts on any groups larger than five people, so get together and make your own group.
In the past, ADVICE BOOKSHOP (Santa Fe) used to get groups going for FAAPI, and on several occasions the University of Catamarca placed a bus at the disposal of FAAPI participants. Still, you may want to tempt your local bookstore, your language teaching school or even your university to make arrangements so that a group--the larger the better--can get going. 
Just remember, when there is a will, there is a way!
FAAPI stands for FEDERACION ARGENTINA DE ASOCIACIONES DE PROFESORES DE INGLES. FAAPI brings together over twenty English Teachers’ Associations from all over the country. Members of the executive committees of all associations work on an ad honorem basis. Their altruistic, silent and non-egoic work is true example of love.
To become a member of the associations that make up FAAPI, you must have a degree in the teaching of English from a tertiary level institution or university. FAAPI’s activities, however, are open to all those concerned with teaching English as a foreign or second language.
FAAPI aims to raise the standards of teaching English in Argentina. If you have the right qualifications and still have not joined your local English teachers’ association now is the time to do so. Or your may want to start an association if there is any in your area.
Come and enjoy the mountains, the music, the empanadas, the wine, and most of all the people that will be make FAAPI 2003 unique. Get together with those friends you met at previous FAAPI Conferences and make new friendships. Find delight in new learnings, new horizons, new vistas. Let this conference touch your heart and mind.
We want to finish this special issue of SHARE with a tribute to the Committee that organized the first FAPPI Conference 30 years ago: Oriel Villagarcía, Ramón Sola, Nora B. De Moraga, Silvia Juárez de Amado, Delia Sarmiento, Fulvia Lisi, Daniela Bini and Miguel Kortsarz and their collaborators: Adriana Moretti, Silvia Barberá, Milagro del Valle Palomo de Diáz, Marta Lilia Rivas, Leonor de Wayar, M. Cristina Gómez Solá, Alicia Salazar, Elba Quinteros, Constanza Robles,Beatriz Zunilda Gómez, Azucena Ramallo, Mercedes Puig, Maria del Pilar Viñuales de Seppi, Bárbara de Salim and M.Alejandra Reyes Donoso.
To that group of pioneers our sincere homage and to the present organizers our very best wishes of a great success.
Omar and Marina.
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