An Ideas Page by Omar Villarreal and Marina Kirac (c)
Year 2          Number 18       April  15th   2000
After all it was a very good idea to tell you about Marina´s "official" birthday last Saturday, Not only because Marina received more mails than the four Spice Girls rolled together and was super happy to see how much our SHARERS care about us and our work.
Secondly because it helped to clarify my and her marital status. Many SHARERS simply did not know Marina was my wife. They thought she was just a colleague (which incidentally she also is) 
Thirdly, because it got many people interested in our family. Well, Marina and me are mummy and daddy to two boys and a doberman : Martin, who is going to be 14 on April 29th, Sebas, who is going to be 12 on July 1st ( He stole my birthday party forever : I was born on a Wednesday 30th of June) and Ernie,
our ecological brown doberman (complete with his original ears and tail).
Not very exciting ? Probably not . We are  just another Argentinian family and we are very happy to be your fellow SHARERS.   
In SHARE 18...
1.- Official Resignation to Adulthood 
2.- The Latest Technology for Language Teachers 
3.- Rich Countries and Poor Countries : A question of Attitude ? 
4.- From "our reporter" in Thailand !!
5.- How about laughing for two hours ?
6.- Tendjewberrymud
7.- Calling all ESP Teachers !  
8.- Mail from a friend
9.- Reach for Rainbows 
10- Two New SIG´s at APIBA
11- God´s Boxes
12- ELT Marketing Seminars in Bahía Blanca
13- Carolina´s own site for teachers and students
A very dear friend, Nora Séculi, sent us this heart-warmer from Rosario. She says "it is a little something to brighten up a rainy Sunday" We believe it is much more than that :

Where do I sign up...

I am hereby officially tendering
my resignation as an adult.
I have decided I would like to accept the
responsibilities of an 8 year-old again.
I want to go to McDonald's and think
that it's a four star restaurant.
I want to sail sticks across a fresh mud
puddle and make a sidewalk with rocks.
I want to think M & M´s are better than
money because you can eat them.
I want to lie under a big oak tree and
run a lemonade stand with my friends on
a hot summer's day.
I want to return to a time when life was
simple; When all you knew were colours,
multiplication tables, and nursery rhymes,
but that didn't bother you,
because you didn't know what you
didn't know and you didn't care.
All you knew was to be happy because you were
blissfully unaware of all the things
that should make you worried or upset.
I want to think the world is fair.
that everyone is honest and good.
I want to believe that anything is possible.
I want to be oblivious to the complexities of life
and be overly excited by the little things

I want to live simple again.
I don't want my day to consist of
computer crashes, mountains of paperwork,
depressing news, how to survive more days
in the month than there is money in the
bank, doctor bills, gossip, illness,
and loss of loved ones.

I want to believe in the power of
smiles, hugs, a kind word, truth,
justice, peace, dreams, the imagination,
mankind, and making angels in the snow.
So . . . here's my checkbook
and my car-keys, my credit cards
I am officially resigning from adulthood.
And if you want to discuss this
further, you'll have to catch me
first, cause........
..."Tag! You're it."

Nora is the president of one of the biggest Teachers´Associations in our country, APrIR and has just been re-elected to serve another term in FAAPI´s Executive Committee. Congratulations, dear SHARER ! 
Betty Wolff, Executive Director of BEWENGLISH /HYPERMEDIA 2000
 writes to us :
Dear Omar and Marina,

You are doing a great job, and we are enjoying your newsletter.
May you and all the SHARERS have a Great Easter !
This old-time SHARER  and one of the very first English teachers to specialize in Computer Technology applied to the teaching of languages also sends us all this invitation. A real temptation for the innovative teacher ! 

"Are you ready to teach in this millennium ? You can't lag behind !
Objective of our Intensive Personalized Program : Introduce English Teachers to the latest technology for the English class.

a.. Modern educational facilities with the latest technology
b.. English teachers with formal technology training
c.. All classes in English, including software and bibliography
d.. CIUA's guarantee of satisfaction or the course is on us

Course Contents :
a.. Netscape Communicator 4,7
b.. Search Engines and Antivirus
c.. Off-line Navigation
d.. Netetiquette and Graphics
e.. E-Pals, Chatting and ICQ
f.. Videoconference and Netmeeting
g.. HTML and Front Page 2000
h.. JavaScript
i.. Acrobat Reader and Corel Suite
j.. List Servers and Mailing Lists
k.. Teacher Toolbook, Presentations
l.. Lesson Plans and Rubrics

Course Coordinator: Andrea García, Solution
Modules: 5 of  8 hours each ( a grand total of 40 contact hours)
Fees: $ 400 or three installments of $ 150
Dates : Tuesday and Thursday from 9 p.m. through 11 p.m., or
            Fridays from 7 p.m. through 11 p.m., or
            Saturdays from 5 p.m. through 9 p.m.

If you would like more information, send us an email:
First group starts on Tuesday, May, 9th at 9 p.m..
If you want, you can also call us or come to visit our institute ! Our phone
numbers are 4 822-4946 and 4 822-1807. Our offices are always open, even during weekend, come and check to see our activities: M.T. de Alvear 2247 "

     ATTITUDE ?  
The following message was given to Omar by a colleague in his last trip to Mendoza last February. Omar and me were always in two minds about publishing it. We thought about the spirit of SHARE (free from any political leanings) and we did not want to contradict it in any way. But a conversation we had a few days ago with two friends about the causes of underdevelopment coupled with a very recent academic discussion Omar had on same topic, prompted us to SHARE this message with you with an open invitation for reflection and debate.
"Los deseos primarios de toda persona son ganar más dinero, progresar y ser
felices. Una forma efectiva de lograr estos anhelos es siendo ricos. Así como hay personas pobres y personas ricas hay países pobres y países ricos.
La diferencia entre los países pobres y los ricos no es la antigüedad del país. Lo demuestran casos de países como India y Egipto, que tienen miles de  años de antigüedad y son pobres.
En cambio, Australia y Nueva Zelandia son países jóvenes, desarrollados y ricos.
La diferencia entre países pobres y ricos tampoco está en los recursos naturales con que cuentan, como es el caso de Japón que tiene un territorio  muy  pequeño y el 80% es montañoso y no apto para la agricultura y ganadería, sin  embargo es la segunda potencia económica mundial pues su territorio es como una inmensa fábrica flotante que recibe materiales de todo el mundo y los exporta transformados. Suiza no tiene  océano, pero que tiene una de las flotas navieras más grandes del mundo; no tiene cacao pero tiene el mejor chocolate del mundo;  Al igual que Japón no tiene recursos  naturales, pero da y exporta servicios, con calidad muy difícilmente superables.

Tampoco la inteligencia o la raza de las personas es la diferencia, como lo demuestran estudiantes y científicos de países pobres que emigran a los países ricos y logran resultados excelentes en sus carreras.
La ACTITUD de las personas es la diferencia. Al estudiar la conducta de
las  personas en los países ricos se descubre que la mayor parte de la población
sigue las siguientes reglas (el orden es por supuesto aleatorio)
1. La Moral como principio básico
2. El Orden y la Limpieza
3. La Honradez
4. La Puntualidad
5. La Responsabilidad
6. El Deseo de superación
7. EL Respeto a la ley y los reglamentos
8. El Respeto por el derecho de los demás
9. Su Amor al trabajo
10. Su Afán por el ahorro 
Necesitamos mas Leyes?
No sería suficiente con cumplir y hacer cumplir estas 10 simples reglas?.
Aquí y en el resto de los países pobres, sólo una mínima parte de  la población sigue estas reglas en su vida diaria.  No somos pobres porque a nuestro país le falten riquezas naturales, o porque la naturaleza haya sido cruel con nosotros, simplemente nos falta carácter para cumplir estas premisas básicas de funcionamiento de las sociedades."
Tal vez haya mil y una causas más para nuestro subdesarrollo, causas internas y de las otras, causas que podemos controlar nosotros y de las otras que escapan a nuestro control, pero qué bueno sería si pudiéramos compartir este mensaje con otras personas, reflexionar y actuar en consecuencia...  Quién sabe, a lo mejor podemos ayudar aunque sea en una ínfima medida a que en algunos años más vivamos en un país un poco menos subdesarrollado.
As SHARE grows we get reporters in the most unbelievable parts of the planet.
Today Claudio Capuzzi, a young and energetic teacher from Chacabuco in the province of Buenos Aires, sends us his "report".
Claudio is a very dear old friend and the head of The Somerset School of English. 
My dear friends Omar and Marina,
Thank you so much for your SHARES ! They are really great to read and it's such a nice way of keeping in touch !

I hope you received my postcard from Thailand. It was such an amazing trip, with so many contrasts and such different people, customs, religion, language and everything! I fell so in love with all the places that I'd like to go back there next year.

We started in Capetown - South Africa - where we stayed for a couple of days visiting Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point, where the two oceans meet. We had   rented a car. It´s awesome to drive in the mountains there as you can see all kinds of wild animals on he road. It's an area full of cliffs but occasionally there's a white sandy beach where we usually stopped and had a swim although the water was extremely cold. Brrrr !

Our next stop was in Phuket, the biggest Thai island in the Andaman Sea. All this area is simply paradise !! Thousands of islands with warm emerald green water, white sand, and the jungle behind them. We stayed in Phuket for 9 days, rented a jeep, took boats to visit the different islands, went to all the Buddhist temples in the region, did trekking in the middle of the jungle to discover hidden bays with breathtaking beaches, and the sunsets ! Wow !  Every sunset looked as if liquid gold was being poured into the horizon. After this we spent 3 days in Bangkok visiting the temples, the canals and the floating markets,  The Grand Palace – the biggest temple in Thailand - is a complex that holds such a profusion of temples, so many images carved on stone and such a beauty that overwhelms the senses of every visitor. This is the place where the Emerald Bhudda lies - carved on a sole piece of jade, they found him buried hundreds of years ago in the north of Thailand. I loved the madness of the city.

After Bangkok we flew 4 hours to get to Bali, in Indonesia. The beaches were not even half as beautiful as in Phuket, but going to the north to visit the Hindu temples lying on top of the mountains and witness the sight of the clouds passing over the pagodas and the people carrying their offerings on their heads wearing such particular costumes was just unbelievable! The terraced rice fields on the mountains are something you cannoot find anywhere else in the world . Balinese people were so kind and friendly that we never felt far from home. After that we spent 4 days in Singapore, very different from the surrounding countries, as this is really a  First World country with skyscrapers everywhere, monumental shopping centres and... very well -off  people. Can you believe it ? We went on a night safari !    Walking along paths we could see active animals in their natural habitats only metres away.

Our last stop was in Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia - where we stayed for 2 days. The Petronas Twin Towers are the landmarks of Kuala Lumpur, with a height of 452 m. based on the 5 pillars of  Islam. They were designed  by an Argentinian architect!! Our trip was over there but our minds were so filled with images that they keep coming to us all the time. How we wished you and Marina had been there !

Claudio Capuzzi

Dear Claudio,
We are so glad to hear that you had a great time and grateful for your SHARING your experience with all our SHARERS.
We are already thinking of some classroom applications for your letter. Reading plus questions to check understanding ? Writing questions ? Simulating an interview or a press conference ? Listening to the teacher read the letter and mark the itenerary on a map ? Having the students write e-mails or letters to Claudio asking him for more details or a few photographs ? Creating a story based on on one part of the letter, for example "The Night Safari", As you always say " ustedes no tienen remedio" !
We hope your wish to that we are all together in those exotic lands  one day comes true... next time lucky perhaps.


Albert Canil, from the Suburban Players writes to us . He tells us about the story of this very well-known  and already traditional  Theatre Group. Maybe his story can serve as a source of inspiration to our SHARERS to start their own Drama Clubs at school or college or their Theatre Groups in their towns and cities. We know there are many well -established companies and other more informal groups performing in English. We would be delighted to publish information about them in the next issues of SHARE !

THE SUBURBAN PLAYERS is the longest running English-Speaking amateur theatrical group in Argentina, having been around since April 1963.  Our objective, then and now, is to stage plays in English for the enjoyment of the group of people involved as well as for our audiences.

During these first 37 years we have produced well over 100 shows, including dramas, comedies, farces, musicals and thrillers at our own premises, The Playhouse, as well as at other theatres, both in Buenos Aires and the interior of Argentina.  Being a non-profit organisation that collaborates on a regular basis with established charities, we have helped community oriented fund raising campaigns; we have also taken plays on tour to reach audiences that find it difficult to come to Buenos Aires.

We have staged plays from the leading names in drama: from Shakespeare to Shaw, from Pinter to Chekjov, including the texts prescribed by Cambridge on its official reading list, thus affording English learners a chance to actually see and hear what their “books” sound like.

THE SUBURBAN PLAYERS  is an open group that regularly holds auditions inviting people to come and join in the manifold activities related to the actual production of a play.  We welcome people from all walks of life who want to join in the fun, so, if you are interested in theatre, drop us a line and let us know what you would be interested in doing with us.

Albert also sends us a reminder about their latest play (announced in a previous issue of SHARE where you can find a synopsis of the plot)  : NUNSENSE directed by Laura Riera ( Musical Direction by  Gustavo Felice and Choreography by  Lucrecia Badia) . Says Albert :

"Forget about troubles and tribulations, relax and join in this uproariously funny variety musical that starts on April 7, and will be running thorughout the whole month of April (you may want to come more than once!). "

"It's show time at Mount St. Helen Covent. The Little Sisters of Hoboken are putting on a fund-raiser variety act to get cash  to bury 4 dead nuns, (currently in the convent freezer) before the Board of Health runs its inspection. The Nuns put on a variety of individual and group song and dance numbers, as well as a cooking lesson, prize-givings, puppet shows, and a scene that must be seen to be believed: the Reverend Mother unwittingly gets stoned. Interlaced in all this frenzied madness are touching songs which reveal to us the true faith at the heart of every woman who chooses to become a Nun." 

When and Where ?

Fridays & Saturdays at 9pm . Sundays at 7pm
The Playhouse, Moreno 80, San Isidro
(one block off Marquez and Centenario, two blocks from San Isidro station)
Information and reservations 4829.9112 ~ 4747.4470
Ticket Price. $10.- 


A very dear SHARER, Susan Hillyard, forwards this contribution to all us SHARERS. We know Susan doesn´t like FWD´s but she made an exception this time and we appreciate this message from a most hillarious Hylliard :

"Anyone who has ordered from room service will appreciate this one. Meant to be read aloud (for the full effect).  Its amazing, you will understand what 'tendjewberrymud' means by the end of the conversation.

The following is a telephone exchange between a hotel guest and room-service, at a hotel in Asia which was recorded and published in the Far East Economic

Room Service (RS): "Morny. Ruin sorbees."
Guest (G): "Sorry, I thought I dialed room-service"
RS: "Rye..Ruin sorbees..morny! Djewish to odor sunteen??
G: "Uh..yes..I'd like some bacon and eggs
RS: "Ow July den?"
G: "What??" "Oh, the eggs!  How do I like them?  Sorry, scrambled please."
RS: "Ow July dee bayhcem...crease?"
G: "Crisp will be fine."
RS : "Hokay. An San tos?"
G: "What?"
RS:"San tos. July San tos?"
G: "I don't think so"
RS: "No? Judo one toes??"
G: "I feel really bad about this, but I don't know what 'judo one toes' means."
RS: "Toes! toes!...why djew Don Juan toes? Ow bow inglish mopping we bother?"
G: "English muffin!!  I've got it!  You were saying 'Toast.' Fine.  Yes, an English muffin will be fine."
RS: "We bother?"
G: "No...just put the bother on the side."
RS: "Wad?"
G: "I mean butter...just put it on the side."
RS: "Copy?"
G: "Sorry?"
RS: "Copy...tea...mill?"
G: "Yes. Coffee please, and that's all."
RS: "One Minnie. Ass ruin torino fee, strangle ache, crease baychem, tossy singlish mopping we bother honey sigh, and copy....rye??"
G:  "Whatever you say"
RS: "Tendjewberrymud"
G : "You're welcome"


Mercedes Rossetti and Emily Lites,, Co-editors ESP News TESOL have sent  us this invitation for all SHARERS interested in ESP.
" Dear colleagues:
As part of our liaison job between ESPers from TESOL and IATEFL we would like to share with you the information of future ESP events to take place.
26-28 January 2001 Third German ESP-Conference: "English for Occupational Purposes: What is it and how can it be taught? - Contents, Methods, Material".

Submissions in the language teaching areas of Legal, Medical, Technological Specialist Englishes and in English for International Negotiations (Language of International Organisations and Negotiations, Peacekeeping, etc.) are requested by snailmail, fax or e-mail until 31 October 2000. Abstracts should not exceed 200 words and be accompanied by all necessary speaker and media requirement details. There will be talks of 50 minutes and workshops of 90 minutes; practical, hands-on presentations are strongly encouraged !

Conference details from JWH Ridder, MA; ESPSIG Event-Coordinator, Beethovenstr. 5, D-33604 Bielefeld/GERMANY; Tel. +49(0)521/5212440; Fax +49(0)521/66209;
Email: "
Thank you for information and keep us posted. We are sure both Mercedes and Emily will be glad to send you more information about this fast-growing ESP
Interest Section in ARTESOL.
By the way, Did you know that Mercedes published her own free electronic NEWSLETTER for EGB teachers ? Why don´t you send her an e-mail requesting subscription information ? We know she will  be delighted to process your request .
We are not only proud to publish this e-mail by a talented and respected colleague from Rosario but we are also genuinely happy to know that teachers like Graciela are still around and like Graciela have direct managerial responsibilities which means education is still in very good hands. Our hats off to somebody who trully reflects the spirit of SHARING, the reasons to be a teacher :

Dear Omar,

I am one of the people who used a story that appeared some time ago in one of your superb SHARES. I already knew the story when I read it in SHARE, and I even had it in a computer-folder  called 'Interesting Stuff', without any acknowledgement, I'm sorry to say. I was therefore unable to quote the original source of such a moving story, and it was only when I read Susana Bosso's reference in this last Share (17) that I realised I had also read the story here. I'm so sorry! It is true that most of the 300 people in the audience were in tears when I finished reading. In fact the story is so touching that when I heard the round of applause I felt it was really Mrs Thompson who deserved such recognition. I asked the organisers to make copies of the story to make sure everyone got one. I suggest perhaps it might  be a good idea to post it again some day for other people to share. My talk was on evaluation and the story rounded up my thoughts as to how unimportant marks are sometimes,and also how relative their value... especially for those who suffer, 

Thank you for sharing! This space is simply wonderful! Not just because it contains useful professional tips, information and ideas, but also because it gives room for feelings. Caring and sharing... Isn't that what teaching is all about?

Kindest reagrds to you and Marina (Happy Birthday too!).

Graciela Castelli ,

St Bartholomew's School,Rosario


A very dear friend from Azul and a most faithful SHARER , Silvia Benson sends us this poem by Colin McCarty. Ideal to pin up in your classroom and in your hearts. Silvia, is a Lecturer at Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires and has specialized in the process of writing. She has presented papers on this topic in many natuonal and international congresses in our field.

If you don´t ever take chances,
you won´t reach rainbows.
If you don´t ever search,
you´ll never be able to find.
If you don´t attempt to get over
your doubts and fears,
you´ll never discover how wonderful
it is to live without them.
If you don´t go beyond difficulty,
you won´t grow any stronger.
If you don´t keep your dreams alive,
you won´t have your dreams any longer.


Analia Kandel, APIBA SIGs Liaison Officer writes to us with information about two new Special Interest Groups :
APIBA Business SIG

Co-ordinators: Alicia Perera - Virginia Lopez Grisolia
Date and Time of 1st Meeting : Tuesday, 2nd May  10.30 am to 12.30 pm
Venue:   Interaction Language Studio
             Av. L.N. Alem 424  P.B., Buenos Aires

APIBA Computers SIG
Co-ordinators: Pablo Toledo - Nora Lizemberg
Date and Time of 1st Meeting : Saturday, May 6th  10 am to 12.30 pm
Venue:   SBS Palermo
             Cnel. Diaz 1747
The Agenda for these two first meetings includes :

1. Introduction of Co-ordinators and members.
2. Presentation of Internal Rules: comments and additions.
3. Exploration of interests and needs to be taken up in later sessions
4. Planning the following SIG event
Fees:  APIBA / FAAPI (active) members / teacher trainees: None
          (proof of status required)
          Non-APIBA / FAAPI members: $10 per session

Those interested in participating in either or both of these SIGS first sessions please send an e-mail message to <> to confirm their attendance.
As we said in our SHARE 13 "Well Done, APIBA! ". We would like to encourage all SHARERS in Buenos Aires to participate in the SIG´s . We often hear complaints about the lack of opportunities to take part in serious study groups with high academic standards... and now the opportunity is at your fingertips. Don´t miss it ! Support the efforts of the Buenos Aires Association : if you cannot attend, spread the word, you might be helping a colleague find the place for professional development he or she was longing for .
For information on APIBA, e-mail <>
For information on APIBA SIGs, email <>



Hi ! My name is Mirta Zampini,, and  I am one of your Dear SHARERS. Today I would like to share with you a very nice poem someone sent to me. I don't know if you can include it in one of your SHARES but at least, I think, it can warm your hearts. Thanks for the time you devote to this e-mails. They are really worth it !  

     I have in my hands two boxes which God gave me to hold
     He said, "Put all your sorrows in the black,
     And all your joys in the gold."
     I heeded His words, and in the two boxes
     Both my joys and sorrows I stored
     But though the gold became heavier each day
     The black was as light as before
     With curiosity, I opened the black I wanted to find out why
     And I saw, in the base of the box, a hole
     Which my sorrows had fallen out by
     I showed the hole to God, and mused aloud,
     "I wonder where my sorrows could be."
     He smiled a gentle smile at me."
     "My child, they're all here with me."
     I asked, "God, why give me the boxes,
     Why the gold, and the black with the hole?"
     "My child, the gold is for you to count your blessings,
     The black is for you to let go." 

Thank you, Mirta. We loved your poem and it really warmed our hearts. We will be looking forward to more contributions from a dear SHARER like you .


Ana Antonia Giner a dear old friend with whom Marina, the kids and me have SHARED more than one summer in dear old Claromecó ( a small resort in the South of the province of Buenos Aires) sends us this invitation to participate in the MARKETING SEMINARS she has organized in Bahía Blanca through her consulting firm : Kairós. Here are the details :

Seminar 1

ELT Marketing for a rapidly changing environment: 10 ways to increase your competitive advantage            

Many organisations at the moment are having a difficult time and there is often the feeling that either the competition is doing better than you are, or that your marketing activities are no longer working as well as they should be. People want more, faster and cheaper and  students want a quality experience as well as quality English teaching. This seminar shows the 10 ways you can achieve this.

Date: 19 May, from 14:00 to 20:00

Vacancies: 20 (for Directors and senior staff only)  Fee : $ 120

Seminar 2

Relationship Marketing: the importance of Customer Service in creating a truly differentiating factor

Language Schools rely heavily on personal recommendation and for “word of mouth” to be effective it is essential to provide exemplary customer service. This seminar looks at relations with both internal and external customers, analyses the key causes for complaint, and looks at possible ways of improving service quality to create a truly differentiating factor.

Date: 20 May, from 9:00 to 15:00

Vacancies: 40 (Teachers and administrative staff)  Fee: $ 70. -

Speaker for both Seminars : Alison McGowan BA, PGCE(TEFL), DipM, MCIM

Alison is an international marketing consultant with extensive experience in Southern Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean and South America. Her background is in teaching, teacher training and marketing of ELT, and she has held senior marketing positions at Oxford University Press, Longman ELT and  Bell Language Schools. She is the founder and Director of Florence Associates, an international consultancy specialising in the marketing of ELT.

Venue for both seminars : Asociación Bahiense de Cultura Inglesa - Zelarrayán 245 - Bahía Blanca .

Reservations and registrations:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 17:30 to 19:30 at                                  Yrigoyen 252  8º”B”- Bahía Blanca Tel/Fax 0291-452 3961

By post, cheques or postal orders payable to Ana Antonia Giner.


Carolina Ruiz Montari , one of our most recent SHARERS, sends us this information about her own developments in the field of NET -related ELT. Our sincere congratulations ! We hope SHARERS and their students find Carolina´s  site a rewarding net-experience.

Dear Omar,

I have been working as an EFL consultant and content developer for many internet sites in Argentina and one in New Zealand.
I have developed this site , which is mine, it doesn't belong to any group, as an added value to my ordinary classes.
To my surprise my students enjoyed studying on-line after school hours and so, I developed free mini lessons. Then my in-company students of Business English asked me for  on - line lessons and lessons by e-mail, so I developed the Guide to Business Correspondence with the help of some very generous sponsors.
So, I decided to put them together into discussion groups. And they can learn from each other.There are 11 discussion groups at the moment and there are some  technological problems sometimes ( I am transmitting lots of info and my host is in USA)  This means you have to click "actualizar" many times in the "rush hours"
Please do have a look at the discussion lists and the penpals lists. I would be very happy to know what your opinion is  and if you can pass the word... thanks a lot!!!! My students are eager to get new people visiting our discussion groups.
there's a link for teachers and parents and their opinion about links in internet sites and I have just launched the teachers' download files and swapshop section
If you want to access it through my page go to
To download files, the username is and the password for teachers only is "files" 
Kind regards
Carolina Ruiz Montani


Wow !! This was a long SHARE . It is a pity to have to say goodbye when we have so much more material to SHARE. We want to thank you again for all
the good wishes, congratulations, e-birthday cards that you have sent Marina. It is good to feel that even when we are more than 2,000 SHARERS now, THIS IS STILL LIKE A BIG FAMILY.

Omar and Marina

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