An Electronic Magazine by Omar Villarreal and Marina Kirac ©


Year 3                                        Number 55                             June 30th 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






How was your week? Ours was a bit complicated . Of course, there was all the excitement of the new Website and the slightly more than 1,000 visitors we had in less than a week. Thank you for your never-ending enthusiasm and your trust in us. But… more than 1,500 SHARERS clogged our machine with messages asking to receive SHARE the traditional e-mail way.

And more messages keep piling up. In a way, this IS a big complication: we had thought of the Website as a way of saving time and money we normally used to spend sending the almost 4,000 mails every weekend .Anyway, don´t worry we will find a way. Where there is a will there is way, they say ( and  we hope).

Today is Omar´s birthday and tomorrow is Sebas´s . The “official celebration” will be next Saturday but we will surely have some family around and virtually you will also be close to us: in our hearts.


Omar and Marina







1..-   A Reminder from a Fairy Godmother.

2..-   New Title on Language Testing.

3..-  Seminar at Colegio Nacional de Buenos Aires.

4..-  Very Technological Quotes.

5..-  Congreso Internacional en Arica, Chile.

6..-  Teacher Required in Bello Horizonte.

7..-  An Update of APIBA SIGs.

8..-  Brainteaser (with answers !)

9..-  An Invitation from the HERALD

10.-  Joining ARTESOL.

11.-  Care for some tongue-twisters?

12.-  Muestra de Cine y Video del Mercosur para Niños y Jóvenes.

13.-  Theatre in Good Company.

14.-  Seminar on Contemporary and Colloquial English in Santa Fé

15.-  Evolución de la Enseñanza?

16.-  FAPPI 2001 Congress in Buenos Aires. 

17.-  The best is yet to come.

18.-  Segundo Congreso del MERCOSUR sobre la enseñanza de lenguas

19.-  Business English in Rosario.

20.- Omar´s next presentations.





Our fairy godmother and founding SHARER, Elida Messina, writes to us about our Website…and as usual she has got something splendid to SHARE:


Thank you, dear Omar and Marina for this new effort and congratulations on

the great results. Here's a little poem I received and am sharing with you, who know so well what the very last sentence means.





Today, upon a bus,

I saw a girl with golden hair.

and wished I was as fair.

When suddenly she rose to leave,

I saw her hobble down the aisle.

She had one leg and wore a crutch.

But as she passed, a smile.


Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.

I have 2 legs, the world is mine.


I stopped to buy some candy.

The lad who sold it had such charm.

I talked with him, he seemed so glad.

If I were late, it'd do no harm.

And as I left, he said to me,

"I thank you, you've been so kind.

It's nice to talk with folks like you.

You see," he said, "I'm blind."


Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.

I have 2 eyes, the world is mine.


Later while walking down the street,

I saw a child with eyes of blue.

He stood and watched the others play.

He did not know what to do.

I stopped a moment and then I said,

"Why don't you join the others, dear?"

He looked ahead without a word.

And then I knew, he couldn't hear.


Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.

I have 2 ears, the world is mine.


With feet to take me where I'd go.

With eyes to see the sunset's glow.

With ears to hear what I'd know.

Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.

I've been blessed indeed, the world is mine.


This poem is just a simple reminder that we have so-o-o much to be thankful for!!!

Give your best to the world, and the best will come back to you.

Have a blessed day!








From:  Paul Peranteau from John Benjamins Publishing:


To:  The LINGUIST List - Home Page:


Subject:  Language Testing: Talking and Testing by Young & Weiyun He (eds.)


Talking and Testing.

Discourse approaches to the assessment of oral proficiency.

Richard YOUNG (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Agnes Weiyun He (State University of New York, Stony Brook) (eds.)

Studies in Bilingualism 14


This book brings together a collection of current research on the assessment of oral proficiency in a second language. Fourteen chapters focus on the use of the language proficiency interview or LPI to assess oral proficiency. The volume addresses the central issue of validity in proficiency assessment: the ways in which the language

proficiency interview is accomplished through discourse.


Contributors draw on a variety of discourse perspectives, including the ethnography of speaking, conversation analysis, language socialization theory, sociolinguistic variation theory, human interaction research, and systemic functional linguistics. And for the first time, LPIs conducted in German, Korean, and Spanish are examined

as well as interviews in English.


This book sheds light on such important issues as how speaking ability can be defined independently of an LPI that is designed to assess it and the extent to which an LPI is an authentic representation of ordinary conversation in the target language. It will be of considerable interest to language testers, discourse analysts, second language acquisition researchers, foreign language specialists, and anyone concerned with proficiency issues in language teaching and testing.


Contributions by: Marianne Celce-Murcia; Agnes Weiyun He & Richard Young; Marysia Johnson & Andrea Tyler; Heidi Riggenbach; Dale April Koike; Agnes Weiyun He; Carol Lynn Moder & Gene B. Halleck; Maria M. Egbert; Bernard Mohan; Yumiko Yoshida-Morise; Lucy Katona; Catherine E. Davies; Kyu-hyun Kim & Kyung-hee Suh; Steven Ross; Richard Young & Gene B. Halleck.


John Benjamins Publishing Co. Websites:





Our dear friend Barbara Grodsky has sent us this invitation to SHARE with all of you:


El Instituto de Investigaciones en Humanidades “Dr Gerardo H Pagés” y el Departamento de Inglés del Colegion Nacional de Buenos Aires tienen el agrado de invitar a docentes y alumnos a participar en la Jornada de Talleres sobre la Enseñanza del Idioma Inglés  en el Colegio el día 25 de Agosto del corriente año de 13:00 a 17:00 horas.

Los talleres serán coordinados por profesores y ex profesores del Colegio y versarán sobre : Fonología, Literatura, Lengua y Metodología.


Inscripción libre y gratuita desde el 6 de Julio al 15 de Agosto de 2001 personalmente en la Vicerrectoría del Colegio, Bolivar 263 Planta Baja de 8:00 a 21:00 horas o por e-mail a :






Our Dear SHARER José Luís Laturu sends us this collection of quotable quotations:



Favourite Technology Quotations


Everything that can be invented has been invented.

- Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of Patents, 1899


640K ought to be enough for anybody.

- Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, 1981


I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.

- IBM Chairman Thomas Watson, 1943


Get your feet off my desk, get out of here, you stink, and we're not going to buy your product.

- Joe Keenan, President of Atari, in 1976 responding to Steve Jobs' offer to sell him rights to the new personal computer he and Steve Wozniak developed


Computers in the future may have only 1,000 vacuum tubes and perhaps only weigh 1 1/2 tons.

- Popular Mechanics, 1949


There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in their home.

- Ken Olson (President of Digital Equipment Corporation) at the Convention of the World Future Society in Boston in 1977


The modern computer hovers between the obsolescent and the nonexistent.

- Sydney Brenner in 1927


The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.

- B. F. Skinner


Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done.

- Andy Rooney



In a few minutes a computer can make a mistake so great that it would have taken many men many months to equal it.

- Anonymous


One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.

- Elbert Hubbard


Any teacher that can be replaced by a computer, deserves to be.

- David Thornburg


If computers get too powerful, we can organize them into a committee. That will do them in.

- Bradley's Bromide


There are two major products that came out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We don't believe this to be a coincidence.

- Jeremy S. Anderson


Those parts of the system that you can hit with a hammer are called hardware; those program instructions that you can only curse at are called software.

- Anonymous


We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.

- Carl Sagan


If you tried to read every document on the web, then for each day's effort you would be a year further behind in your goal.

- Anonymous


The most overlooked advantage to owning a computer is that if they foul up there's no law against whacking them around a little.

- Porterfield


Any science or technology which is sufficiently advanced is indistinguishable from magic.

- Arthur C. Clarke


Never let a computer know you're in a hurry.

- Anonymous


A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God.

- Alan J. Perlis


I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.

- Thomas Edison


Technology is like fish. The longer it stays on the shelf, the less desirable it becomes.

- Andrew Heller, IBM


AOL is like the cockroach left after the nuclear bomb hits. They know how to survive.

- Jan Horsfall, VP of marketing for Lycos


How could this be a problem in a country where we have Intel and Microsoft?

- Al Gore on Y2K


During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet.

- Al Gore describing his 1986 legislation to interconnect five supercomputer centres (17 years after the first Internet servers hooked up)


The day I made that statement, I was tired because I'd been up all night inventing the Camcorder.

- Al Gore attempting damage control


If Gore invented the Internet, I invented spell-check.

- Former Vice President J. Danforth Quayle






Our dear friend and SHARER Gladys Aguilera writes to us :


Dear Collegues:


You are cordially invited to participate in our VII Congreso Internacional de Profesores de Inglés- October 10, 11, 12 del 2001

We anticipate a big crowd this year, so we hope you see you in October.



Professor Gladys Aguilera,

Departamento de Idiomas Extranjeros – Facultad de Educación y Humanidades

Universidad de Tarapcá -  Avenida 18 de septiembre 2222 -Arica Chile.



Call for Papers


Abstracts for papers (30 minutes) and workshops (90 minutes) are being solicited for the Sixth International   Conference for English Teachers organized by the University of Tarapacá in Arica Chile, an event which  regularly draws secondary  and University English teachers from Chile, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador and Bolivia, with speakers from Latin America, the United States and Great Britain. You are cordially invited to participate in  academic sessions, in folklore exhibitions, and in regional travel through out this breathtaking Andean region in Northern Chile ! Abstracts for 90 minutes workshops (250 words) on TEFL, TESOL, EFL and Applied Linguistics, as well as related topics on ESL, should indicate the objectives, process, and the expected  outcome of  the program.  Abstracts for 30 minute papers (200 words) on the same topics, should clearly state  thesis  and conclusion of the paper to be presented at conference.

fax  to : 56 58 20- 52 -31, or e-mail as attachment to:  or or





Dear Sharers,

                    First of all, thanks a lot for sending all those interesting and beautiful things. I love receiving your e-zine. And second, a call for help: I am a teacher of Portuguese and English, and a student of mine has been moved to Bello Horizonte in Brazil, and he needs a good place to study English there. As I know there are SHARERS all around the planet, I thought that if perhaps any of you has a connection with that city and could recommend a teacher or place there, it would be of great help.

I'll be looking forward to your answers!!

I have already tried this way once another student moved to Cordoba and Christian Fernando Duarte Varela sent me a lot of information which was of great help.(Chris:  receive my "public thanks" through this publication).

Well, that's all for now.



Lucila Barbero de Bermúdez -Campana - Bs.As. -






Our dear SHARER Analía Kendel sends us an update of three of APIBA Special Interst Groups


*Business SIG*


Co-ordinators: Alejandra Jorge - Silvia Tubio

Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2001 -- Time: 10.30 - 12.30
Venue: Asociación de Ex-Alumnos de Lenguas Vivas, Paraguay 1935, Buenos Aires


1. Language corner: Finance and Economics

2. Methodology corner: Business English vs. General English (presentation by Virginia Lopez Grisolía and Silvia Tubio)

3. Report on ARTESOL convention in Cordoba by Inés Correa.

4. Progress report on preparation of poster presentation by Business SIG at FAAPI 2001 Congress.


*Grammar / Linguistics SIG*


Co-ordinators: Carolina Fraga - Sergio Rodriguez

Date: Friday, July 20, 2001 -- Time: 18.30 to 20.30
Venue: IES en Lenguas Vivas "J.R.Fernandez", Carlos Pellegrini 1515, Buenos Aires


1. Analysis of problem sentences suggested by SIG members.

2. Free relative clauses. Discussion of Ms. Ines Rodriguez Bauza’s  paper

3. Presentation by Sergio Rodríguez: ‘Unergative and unaccusative verbs in Spanish and in English’

4. How to write a paper for an "adscripcion" in Grammar/Linguistics: format, approaches, organisation of contents, etc.


*Phonetics / Phonology SIG* 


Co-ordinators: Roxana Basso - Isabel Santa
Date: Saturday, August 18, 2001 -- Time: 9 to 12

Venue: IES en Lenguas Vivas "J.R.Fernandez", Carlos Pellegrini 1515, Room 19 Agenda:

1. "The Phonology of English as an International Language" by Roxana Basso (continued), followed up by discussion.

2. "NLP: Contributions to Phonetics" by Mónica Martín (continued)

3. Sharing moment: exchange of printed material, photocopies and audio tapes.



Paid-up members of APIBA or FAAPI Associations, and  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






Do you remember the brainteaser we published a few issues back? Well today we are publishing it again (just in case…) together with the answers that our dear friend and SHARER Elisabet Sandra Guber now sent us:




1. There is one word in the English language that is always pronounced incorrectly. What is it?

2. A man gave one son 10 cents and another son was given 15 cents. What time is it?

3. A boat has a ladder that has six rungs, each rung is one foot apart. The bottom rung is one foot from the water. The tide rises at 12 inches every 15 minutes. High tide peaks in one hour. When the tide is at it's highest, how many rungs are under water?

4. There is a house with four walls. Each wall faces south. There is a window in each wall. A bear walks by one of the windows. What colour is the bear?

5. Is half of two plus two equal to two or three?

6. There is a room. The shutters are blowing in. There is broken glass on the floor. There is water on the floor. You find Sloppy dead on the floor. Who is Sloppy? How did Sloppy die?

7. How much dirt would be in a hole 6 feet deep and 6 feet wide that has been dug with a square edged shovel?

8. If I were in Hawaii and dropped a bowling ball in a bucket of water which is 45 degrees F, and dropped another ball of the same weight, mass, and size in a bucket at 30 degrees F, both of them at the same time, which ball would hit the bottom of the bucket first? Same question, but the location is in Canada?

9. What is the significance of the following: The year is 1978, thirty-four minutes past noon on May 6th.

10. What can go up a chimney down, but can't go down a chimney up? (hint... chim chimminy)

11. If a farmer has 5 haystacks in one field and 4 haystacks in the other field, how many haystacks would he have if he combined them all in the centre field?

12. What is it that goes up and goes down but does not move?




1. The word "incorrectly." {Almost cracked your brain, didn't you?}

2. 1:45. The man gave away a total of 25 cents. He divided it between two people. Therefore, he gave a quarter to two.

3. None, the boat rises with the tide. Duh.

4. White. If all the walls face south, the house is at the North pole, and the bear, therefore, is a polar bear.

5. Three. Well, it seems that it could almost be either, but if you follow the mathematical orders of operation, division is performed before addition. So... half of two is one. Then add two, and the answer is three.

6. Sloppy is a (gold)fish. The wind blew the shutters in, which knocked his goldfish-bowl off the table, and it broke, killing him. {Poor Sloppy.}

7. None. No matter how big a hole is, it's still a hole: the absence of dirt. (And those of you who said 36 cubic feet are wrong for another reason, too. You would have needed the length measurement too. So you don't even know how much air is in the hole.)

8. Both questions, same answer: the ball in the bucket of 45 degree F water hits the bottom of the bucket last. Did you think that the water in the 30 degree F bucket is frozen? Think again. The question said nothing about that bucket having anything in it. Therefore, there is no water (or ice) to slow the ball down...

9. The time and month/date/year American style calendar are 12:34, 5/6/78.

10. An umbrella.

11. One. If he combines all of his haystacks, they all become one big stack.

12. The temperature.





Hello everyone,


I would like to make an open invitation to all the teachers in Argentina to subscribe free of charge, to the Herald Education News: the Buenos Aires Herald

monthly newspaper for teachers.

The Herald Education News is a printed newspaper which offers feature articles, inside the news, the newspaper in education, activities, lesson plans, debates, current events and much more.

We welcome your letters, queries, suggestions, stories, jokes, and anything that may contribute to teaching.


If you wish to subscribe to the Herald Education News please contact :

Fernanda Gonzalez at  or Fernanda Page  at


Thank you

Fernanda Page - Azopardo 455 C1107 ADE - Buenos Aires







You can now become an ARTESOL member.

It is only 15$ a year and you can benefit by networking with colleagues, growing

professionally receiving the newsletters, attending the annual conference and

the new On going Professional Development Sessions delivered free for members

once a month at different locations and on different topics to be announced.

You can also send a proposal to be a presenter.

Either fax or email ARTESOL Fax #: 011 4394 2979 E-mail:


Warmest wishes,


Mabel Chena,

ARTESOL President





Our dear SHARER Patricia García Funes from  beautiful Concepción, Chile sends us this collection of Tongue Twisters. I guess you can think of more than one way to put them into use:



Traditional Tongue Twisters


She sells sea shells on the seashore.
The seashells she sells are seashells she is sure.


Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?


Betty bought some butter,
but the butter Betty bought was bitter,
so Betty bought some better butter,
and the better butter Betty bought
was better than the bitter butter Betty bought before!


How much wood could a woodchuck chuck,
If a wooodchuck could chuck wood?
A woodchuck could chuck as much wood as a woodchuck would chuck,
If a woodchuck could chuck wood.


Red lorry, yellow lorry.


The sixth sheik's sixth sheep 's sick.


Twelve twins twirled twelve twigs.


Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear,
Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair,
Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't very fuzzy,
Was he?


A noise annoys an oyster, but a noisy noise annoys an oyster more!


To begin to toboggan first, buy a toboggan.
But do not buy too big a toboggan!
Too big a toboggan is too big a toboggan to buy to begin to toboggan.


The Really Tough ones!


I am not the pheasant plucker,
I'm the pheasant plucker's mate.
I am only plucking pheasants
Cos the pheasant plucker's running late.

I am not a pheasant plucker,
I'm a pheasant plucker's son.
I am only plucking pheasants
Till the pheasant plucker comes.

I am a mother pheasant plucker,
I pluck mother pheasants.
I am the best mother pheasant plucker,
That ever plucked a mother pheasant!

I'm not the fig plucker,
Nor the fig pluckers' son,
But I'll pluck figs
Till the fig plucker comes.


Mrs Puggy Wuggy has a square cut punt.
Not a punt cut square,
Just a square cut punt.
It's round in the stern and blunt in the front.
Mrs Puggy Wuggy has a square cut punt.

Mrs Hunt had a country cut front in the front of her country cut pettycoat.





Official Invitation


We have the pleasure of inviting you to present your film and/or videographic production at the FIRST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE to be held in the city of Mar del Plata, from November 1 - 7, 2001, organized by the General Bureau of Culture and Education of the Province of Buenos Aires through its School Cultural Program.

This Festival forms part of the "Motion Pictures at School" project aimed at

promoting education through audiovisual means. The project involves a series of activities including itinerant exhibitions in the different educational districts of the Province of Buenos Aires, training workshops in audiovisual language offered by local and foreign specialists to both teachers and students, free attendance at movie theaters to participate in pre-programmed cycles, conferences and seminars.

The works must be handed in before July 30, 2001, in order that a jury of specialists may select the pieces to be included in the Festival program.

Looking forward to your valuable participation, we remain

Yours sincerely.


Lic. Susana Velleggia

Director First International Film Festival for Children and Young People

SchoolCultural Program National Bureau of Culture and Education of the Province of Buenos Aires Argentina


Information and registration:

Festival E-mail:  -  Program E-mail:

Telefax: (54-11) 4382-4105/4382-4083/4382-4095





Our dear SHARERS from the GOOD COMPANY Entertainment Group send us this piece of information to SHARE with you:




NOISES OFF ,  A comedy in 3 Acts


At the Walter Liebling Theatre, Paraná esq. Andrés Ferreyra, La Lucila.


The story concerns a third-rate British touring troupe who are performing a play called "Nothing On" in three different cities. What happens with cast members' love/hate relationships with each other and how these affect the cast's production of NOTHING ON is what the audience will discover during 90 minutes of ROLLICKING FUN, throughout which nobody comes off unscathed - neither actors nor audience!

Considered by most critics as quite possibly the FUNNIEST play ever written about theatre, it reveals the intricate and quite unexpected events encountered in theatre production which are normally never evidenced by audiences.

Hilarious, with humour apt for all family members, in simple dialogue, it is understandable even to students and those whose English is not fluent.

Become the actors' accomplice and share a night to remember for a long, long time!



Anne Henry, Alan McCormick, Sebastian Percival, Janine Wilson, Roman Chlapowski, Fernanda Bigotti, Martin Grisar, Vanessa Brizuela and Leandro Cruzate.


Direction:            Isabella Entwistle

Set design:         Alvaro Luzuriaga  - Graphic Design:   Ian Gall

Production:         Charlie Fox



June Sat 30th - July Sun 1st , Thu 5th , Fri 6th , Sat 7th , Sun 8th , Wed 11th , Thu 12th , Fri 13th  and Sat 14th.


Wednesday at 8 p.m. ($8) - Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 9 p.m. ($12)

Sundays at 7 p.m. ($12)

4793-1093 or

Free delivery from Vte. López to Beccar. Minimum added charge for delivery elsewhere.





Our dear friends Susana and Claudio Beruti from ADVICE send us this invitation to a most interesting course:


SEMINAR on Contemporary and Colloquial English (with "reconocimiento ministerial” )


Led by JOSEPH PERSICO, a TESL-certified teacher from the United States.

The aim of this course is for conversationally fluent non-native speakers to develop native speaker sensitivity by analyzing trends in modern, spoken English. 

In interactive classes, all aspects of discourse and extra-linguistic elements that affect spoken language will be dealt with, including:


slang,  pronunciation , lexical variants, phrasal verbs,  idioms/sayings,  cognates

collocations,  etymology, vocatives , hand gestures  


To help meet this objective, a wide gamut of authentic source-material will be used during the course's forum-styled discussions, including  : Excerpts from: movies, television shows, popular music, radio programs, newspapers, books and even       Packaging!


Throughout the course, particular emphasis will be placed on the pitfalls that English typically presents for Spanish speakers.  In addition, culture-specific topics and relevant vocabulary will be an on-going focus of study. Scheduled topics are: U.S. holidays, currency, etiquette, foods, educational system and  folkloric characters.


Venue: Advice Prep School -  San Jerónimo 3127 


 Course  timetable:  2 meetings every 15 days up to October 2001

2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month  2:00 to 3.30 p.m.  Or 8:00 to 9.30 p.m.

Fee:   $ 30 per month     





Our dear friend and SHARER,  Adrián Quevedo sends us this interesting piece for reflection:


1- La enseñanza en 1950. Primer grado superior

Problema: Un campesino vende una bolsa de papas por $1000. Sus gastos de producción se elevan a 4/5 del precio de venta. ¿Cuál es su beneficio?


2- La enseñanza en 1960. Tercer grado

Problema: Un campesino vende una bolsa de papas por $1000. Sus gastos de producción se elevan a 415 del precio de venta, o sea $800. ¿Cuál es su beneficio?


3- La enseñanza moderna en 1970. Quinto grado

Problema: Un campesino cambia un conjunto P de papas por un conjunto M de monedas. Sus gastos de producción corresponden a otro conjunto Q de monedas, El cardinal del conjunto M es igual a $1000 y el de Q es $800. Cada elemento que pertenece a M y a Q vale 1.

Dibuje: 1000 puntos gordos que representan los puntos del conjunto M y 800 puntos gordos que representan los puntos del conjunto Q, y dé respuesta a la cuestión siguiente: ¿Cuál es el cardinal del conjunto de B de los beneficios? Dibujar B en color, de preferencia rojo.


4- Enseñanza reformada en 1986. Sexto grado

OBJETIVOS PARA EL ALUMNO: Memorizar el nombre del profesor. Transcribir el texto del pizarrón al cuaderno. Analizar el texto. Utilizar correctamente la regla y el subrayado. Diferenciar las palabras. Seleccionar los datos importantes, Transferir los conocimientos anteriores. Recuperar el tiempo perdido Con otros objetivos.

OBJETIVOS PARA EL PROFESOR: Consultar el manual de objetivos. Taxonomía de los objetivos de la educación de Benjamín Bloom.

ACTIVIDAD PLANTEADA: Un campesino vende una bolsa de papas por $1000. Los gastos de producción se elevan a $800 y el beneficio es de $200. Señalar la palabra PAPA. Discutir sobre ella con los compañeros de curso.


5- Transformación educativa 1999. Octavo año

CONTENIDOS CONCEPTUALES: Las papas: papas blancas y papas negras; la discriminación. Puré de papas. Papanatas, papas fritas de ayer y de siempre.

CONTENIDOS PROCEDIMENTALES: Adquisición de habilidades y destrezas para la comprensión de la función de la papa en este mundo globalizado, Adquisición de destrezas para la comprensión de la necesidad de flexibilizar las papas en función de mejorar su calidad.

CONTENIDOS ACTITUDINALES: Sensibilidad y respeto por las papas. Valoración del papel central de la papa, en capacidad transformadora y vinculada con la actividad productiva. Valoración del uso racional de la papa. Reconocimiento de la capacidad transformadora vinculada a la globalización de la economía.





Dear Omar,

Glad to see you're back. I think it's a much better idea for us to check your web site. Good luck.

Here's an update on the FAAPI 2001 Conference.


Thank you.




Analía Kandel

APIBA Executive Committee Member

Asociación de Profesores de Inglés de Buenos Aires



News from the FAAPI 2001 Conference


The preparations for the FAAPI 2001 Conference (20-22 September, Universidad Católica Argentina) are well underway and it is now possible to confirm the following guest speakers:  Ana Armendariz; Alicia Camillioni; Dr. Cristina Elgue de Martini; Dr. Christine Helot; Dr. Pascual Masullo; Claudia F. Moi; Dr. Robert Phillipson; Daniel Reznik, MA; Maria Stagnaro, MA;  Dr. Brian Tomlinson; Ron White, MA.


A host of papers and workshops will also be part of the Academic Programme as well as film showings and other surprises.


Four Pre-Conference Events have also been organized for Wednesday, September 19th. This will be an opportunity to concentrate on your subject of preference for a whole day, with recognised experts in each area.


* Management: Inés Cambiasso, Ofelia Veltri and Ron White.

* Literature (in honour of Prof. Anita Monner Sans): Susana Groisman, Delia Malamud, Susana Mayorga and Claudia Moi.

* Phonology (in honour of Prof. George Lewis): Roxana Basso, Zulima Molina, Lidia Soler and Nilda Zenobi.

* Materials Design (in honour of Prof. Susana García Posadas): Brian Tomlinson, Hitomi Masuhara and Dave Allan , plus a panel of Argentine materials designers


Registration fee for PCEs: APIBA MEMBERS: $50 (if registered for FAAPI 2001 Conference before 15 August, $25). NON-MEMBERS: $60 (if registered for FAAPI 2001 Conference before 15 August, $30).


The exhibition of resources and materials include the following confirmed organisations: 37 Warren Road-Pitman Qualifications; AACI, ACME, Advice Bookshop, Australia & New Zealand Travel, Cambridge University Press, EF, Estari Libros, Eurocentres, IACA, Interlink Language Centre, KEL, Learning Centre Institute, Lenguas Educational Counseling, Macmillan-Heinemann, Netizen, NILE-TSEliot, Oxford University Press, Pearson Education, Librería Rodriguez, Santillana, Scholastic, The Buenos Aires Players, Thomson Learning, UCA, UCLES, VIC, Librerias Yenny.


For further information, please contact Ma. Elena Iturbe & Silvia Zarate at the Conference Office: Sarmiento 835 - 1st floor , Buenos Aires.

E-mail:  Telefax: (011) 4326-3927 Office hours: Tues. & Thurs. 10.30am to 4.30pm

For up-to-date information, please check the APIBA Web site:





Dear Omar and Marina,


I would like a friend, Silvia Grimaldi, from Rafaela, Santa Fe, to receive SHARE,             and I would like to SHARE this with you (how many times have I repeated the word SHARE! ), I am really sorry if I have already sent it to you but I believe this is not the case. It was sent to me, together with many other things which I liked and which

I can SHARE  with you if you agree, by a South African boy who used to correspond with me and to tell you the truth I do not know where he took them from, but the truth of the matter is that I liked this and I hope you will like it too.

My name is Analia Angeletti de Berrone, I'm from the province of Santa Fe and I really enjoy reading your magazine, I print some of the things you send me and I use it with some of my students, so thanks very much for your help. 

Here it goes:




There was a woman who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and had been given three months to live. So as she was getting her things "in order," she contacted her pastor and had him come to her house to discuss certain aspects of her final wishes. She told him which songs she wanted sung at the service, what scriptures she would like to be read, and what outfit she wanted to be buried in. The woman also requested to be buried with her favorite Bible. Everything was in order and the pastor was preparing to leave when the woman suddenly remembered something very important to her.  "There's one more thing,"she said excitedly."What's that?" came the pastor's reply. "This is very important," the woman continued. "I want to be buried

with a fork in my right hand."

The pastor stood looking at the woman, not knowing quite what to say."That surprises you, doesn't it?" the woman asked."Well, to be honest, I'm puzzled by the request," said the pastor.  The woman explained. "In all my years of attending church socials and potluck dinners, I always remember that when the dishes of the main course were being cleared, someone would inevitably lean over and say, 'Keep your fork.' It was my favorite part because I knew that something better was velvety chocolate cake or deep-dish apple pie. Something wonderful, and with substance! So, I just want people to see me in my casket with a fork in my hand and I want them to

wonder, 'What's with the fork?'. Then I want you to tell them:'Keep your fork....the best is yet to come.'


The pastor's eyes welled up with tears of joy as he hugged the woman goodbye. He knew this would be one of the last times he would see her before her death. But he also knew that the woman had a better grasp of Heaven than he did. She knew that something better was coming. At the funeral people were walking by the woman's casket and they saw the fabulous dress she was wearing and her favorite Bible and the fork placed in her right hand. Over and over, the pastor heard the question

"What's with the fork?" And over and over he smiled. During his message, the pastor told the people of the conversation he had with the woman shortly before she died. He also told them about the fork and about what it symbolized to her. The pastor told the people how he could not stop thinking about the fork and told them that they

probably would not be able to stop thinking about it either. He was right.


So the next time you reach down for your fork, let it remind you oh so gently, that the best is yet to come.






Our dear friend and SHARER Susana Schlak writes to us with this very important announcement:


Segundo congreso del MERCOSUR sobre tendencias y responsabilidades en la enseñanza de lenguas en el sistema educativo formal

Organizado por el Departamento de Lenguas Extranjeras con el auspicio de la Facultad de Humanidades de la Universidad Nacional del Nordeste, la Embajada de Francia, la Alianza Francesa de Resistencia y la Asociación de Profesores de Francés del Chaco.-




Presentar el estado actual del avance de los estudios sobre las lenguas.

Propiciar la presentación, debate y análisis de las tendencias en la enseñanza de lenguas y aspectos específicos de la enseñanza de cada lengua en particular en los diferentes niveles educativos.

Realizar propuestas que contribuyan a la formulación de políticas lingüísticas y educativas dentro del espíritu de la pluralidad lingüística y cultural.

Elaborar documentos que serán enviados a entidades educativas y gubernamentales como sugerencias para la enseñanza de lenguas respecto de tendencias, necesidades, responsabilidades y competencias profesionales.



Políticas lingüísticas y educación: lenguas maternas, lenguas segundas, lenguas extranjeras, lenguas en contacto, lenguas clásicas, lenguas en peligro.-

Estudios sobre el lenguaje desde la perspectiva de la Filosofía del Lenguaje, la Lingüística, la Semiótica, la Psicolingüísitica, el Análisis del Discurso, la Pragmática, la Lingüística Computacional, la Literatura y la Historia.-

Didáctica de la Lengua: aportes y tendencias.-

La formación docente en lenguas y las nuevas propuestas de formación docente continua y a distancia.-

El Análisis del Discurso: ¿moda o requisito indispensable en la formación de docentes en lenguas?



Docentes de Lengua española, lenguas aborígenes, lenguas clásicas y lenguas extranjeras.

Directivos y/o responsables de unidades educativas públicas y/o privadas.

Estudiantes de los últimos cursos de formación en lenguas.-




Exposiciones de especialistas, talleres, paneles de debates y reflexión.-


Fecha:  del 12 al 15 de septiembre de 2001.-

Sede: UNNE- Aula Magna, - Av. Las Heras 727, (3500) Resistencia, Chaco


pautas para la elaboracion de abstracts :

fecha límite: 15/07/01 - extension: una carilla, hoja tamaño a4 (dos copias)

diskette 3 1/2, word 6.0. o superior - letra arial , tipo 12 - bibliografía en anexo

curriculum (de una extensión limitada a 3 páginas a4, arial 12, espaciado sencillo, indicando datos personales y antecedentes más relevantes (dos copias).

El tiempo de lectura del trabajo en el congreso tendrá una duración máxima de 20 minutos para paneles, ponencias: 40 minutos y talleres: 120 minutos.-

Indicar si la actividad en la que se desea participar es: panel, taller o ponencia individual



Emilio J. Chuaire, ,

Telefax +54 - (0)3722-446958

Telf. Particular: +54-(0)3783-155 42349


Susana Schlak Telefóno: +54-(0)3722-438285


Aranceles hasta el 15 de julio:

50$ para expositores -  40$ para asistentes docentes

20$ para asistentes alumnos


La Alianza Francesa de Resistencia en coordinación con la Embajada de Francia en Buenos Aires ya confirmó la presencia del sociolingüista Jean Claude Béacco quien dará apertura y cierre en el Congreso.-







Our friends at Ce y Ce Institute send us this announcement:



The days of the rigid syllabus . Business English trainers have had to adapt to the changing needs of heads of ELT departments and company training managers.


If you are one of those trainers who would like to:

* focus on designing more learner centered business courses

* give more attention to needs analysis and tailor-made programmes

* use authentic material and documentation for the increasing number of objective specific courses which cannot be covered by a coursebook

* provide plenty of opportunities to practice the language and skills in the most appropriate specific business context


Join us at: Ce y Ce (Inst. de Idiomas)

FUNDACION LIBERTAD, Mitre 170 - 4to Piso - TE. 4245111 (de 9:30 a 12:30)


Course tutors:   Mary C. de la Vega, María del C. Fernández B., Alejandra Garré, Ma. Belén González Milbrandt, Mariela Rodríguez, Julieta Zavalía


Course Schedule :Fridays 9:00 - 12:30 am

Stage 2: August 10 - October 5 (8 sessions) focus on In-company

Course fee: $ 75 / month - (20 participants) Certificates will be issued in compliance with Ministry requirements

Assessment (optional): The course enables those who are willing to take the FTBE exam (Foundation Certificate in the Teaching of Business English) of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry after their course.

This exam is not required to obtain the course certificate





Just a short note about Omar´s next presentations. More details in our next issues of SHARE


Saturday 11th August : Resistencia, Chaco  

Activities for all ages and all levels –

Further Information and Registration : Advice Corrientes – Advice Resistencia


Friday 24th & Saturday 25th August : Rosario

Testing – The assessment of English as a language for international communication

Further Information and Registration: APRIR - Asociación de Profesores de Inglés de Rosario :


Saturday 1st September : Santa Teresita, Pcia de Buenos Aires

Video for ELT - Grammar Games for your Classroom

Further Information and Registration :Colegio Modelo de Santa Teresita  and




Time to say goodbye again . This time we want to use the  words that a real friend sent us from Catamarca: José Luís García . 





 A simple friend has never seen you cry

 A real friend has shoulders soggy from your tears.

 A simple friend doesn't know your parents' first names.

 A real friend has their phone numbers in his address book.

 A simple friend brings a bottle of wine to your party.

 A real friend comes early to help you cook and stays late to help you


 A simple friend hates it when you call after he has gone to bed.

 A real friend asks you why you took so long to call.

 A simple friend seeks to talk with you about your problems.

 A real friend seeks to help you with your problems.

 A simple friend wonders about your romantic history.

 A real friend could blackmail you with it.

 A simple friend, when visiting, acts like a guest.

 A real friend opens your refrigerator and helps himself.

 A simple friend thinks the friendship is over when you have an argument.

 A real friend knows that it's not a friendship until after you've had a

 fight.A simple friend expects you to always be there for them.

 A real friend expects to always be there for you!




Omar and Marina.


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