An Electronic Magazine by Omar Villarreal and Marina Kirac ©


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

      A friend that's always there


That´s what we want to be for you: A friend that's always there…and in the meantime let us all together go on building our own mountain of friendship and painting our  rainbow of  true giving to others, of real SHARING.


Omar and Marina









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.





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)






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

with myself.


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

it's necessary

for growth.


I feared the truth

until I saw the

ugliness in lies.


I feared life

until I experienced

its beauty.


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

my life.


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.


Thank you, Maria Elena and keep  on SHARING





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:


Comisión Directiva

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

Sonia Shroder

Cecilia Cicolini


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


Relaciones Laborales

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





Marcelo García

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!

Count on our support and that of all our SHARERS!






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. .






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  


Computers SIG

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.


Literature SIG

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.


Language SIG

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 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


General enquiries 

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:


FAAPI Annual Congress 2001 

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

Web site:





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


Dear Ana Lía we are happy and very proud to have a SHARER in that  prestigious institution. There´s surely plenty of hard work in store but all of us SHARERS will be sending you our good vibes. Heartfelt congratulations !!





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!






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.


Comisión Organizadora

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 - , Alicia Ticera - 

Catalina Buliubasich:     





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)   Visit Bernieh´s Web Page :     


'Big Brother' goes into the classroom

by Sarah Ryle

Sunday April 29, 2001

The Observer


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:,5500,480290,00.html






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?



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 :  -  (5411) 4823-8957







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

    achieve them.


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.


Thank you, Juanca, as usual for your great sense of humour (and your friend´s… our SHARER)





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,

Carolina Orgnero


Dear Carolina, Thank you for your encouraging words. We also need a pat on the back from time to time. Thanks a million!!!





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

Fee: $10

Enrolment: 4787-9340

Certificates of Attendance will be issued.





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  (Fernando Carlos Ibáñez)





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 





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,

email us at or visit our website at






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.






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.


Dear Colleagues,

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.


Useful links:

*Links to Associations and Resources for trainers of English for Business

Purposes and Business Communications.


 Liz England (,

Julio C. Gimenez (

TEIB Editors.


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


For subscriptions, a free copy, or advertising, please visit the journal's web site or contact Silvia Cisternas at







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:



Dear colleague:


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

Academic Director





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:


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

Juan Andrés Larrinaga



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,







Omar and Marina.


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