An Ideas Page by Omar Villarreal and Marina Kirac (c)
Year 2          Number 20       April  29th   2000
After our Chocolate EGGS PECIAL  Easter issue ... and rest, mails have piled up !! It was not only the cartloads of cards and messages from our dear SHARES but also lots information and contributions. Many of them, like
"Music Based Learning" and " Tales of the Beeholder" we had promised to publish today will have to wait until issue 21 or else this number will be "unreadably long" . So as an editorial we will just reproduce a message that a very dear friend and SHARER sent from Usuahia. Norma Colaiutta of Bahía Blanca fame moved to our southermost province on March 7th 2000, she writes
to us :
Dear Omar,
It was very nice to receive an Easter greeting from you and Marina,being as I believe I am  the farthest south sharer in Argentina.It was a gorgeous day in Ushuaia today, the sun shone all day long, which is not very usual here, and just when it was beginning to get cold, there it was, your message, which "warmed the cockles of my heart"!
Loves you
Norma Colaiuta ,
We love you too.Thank you Norma. Can we ask for more ? Mesages like this made our Easter a very special one.
In SHARE 20...
1.- 26 years of success : FAAPI´s Annual Congress
2.- Some Great Gardening.  
3.- APIBA in full swing !!  
4.- Official Resignation to Adulthood- Second Round, 
5.- Business English : A new magazine for teachers.
6.- A Good True Story.
7.- The Buenos Aires Players 2000 Season.
8.- April : Peace, Beauty and Harmony.  
9.- Moving House.
10- Erratum 
11- Change from Within: A Message from Susan Hylliard.
12- All Good News from Elida.
13- Getting Ready for FAAPI 2000.
14- More Nunsense.
15- Seminar on Appropriate Pedagogies 
16- Hurry up ! Registration Closing !
The President of the Asociación Austral de Profesores de Inglés and a dear SHARER, Adriana Marcos, , has written  to us in connection with our traditional Annual Congress of the Federation of Associations of Teachers of English , the biggest annual ELT event in our country which the Austral Association is organizing .
This year´s Congress " At the Crossroads of the New Millennium"  will be held in Comodoro Rivadavia from September 21st to September 23rd. 
Adriana writes :
Dear Omar,

Thanks for sending us  your SHARE´s, which both entertain us and fill us
with warm feelings about our teaching profession.
You were right when you anticipated that my computer could blow up at any
moment, but here it is, still standing and eager to receive mails. In fact,
we have received hundreds of nice messages showing interest in our Congress.

Now ... some information about the Congress for your next posting:

We have confirmed the participation of the following NATIONAL lecturers:

- Efraín Davis and  Cristina Banfi, with a plenary and a semi-plenary
session respectively on Applied Linguistics;

- Rolando Costa Picazo and Cristina Elgue de Martini, with a plenary and a
semi-plenary session respectively on Literature & Cultural Studies.

As to the INTERNATIONAL lecturers, we will have for:

- Teacher Development and Research: Jeremy Harmer & Dave Allan (U.K.)

- ELT for Schools: kindergarten and primary levels Herbert Puchta (U.K.)
& post-primary level Luke Podromou (Greece) 
- Technology:  Dave Sperling with his Dave's ESL Café.

Final Confirmation is still pending in the case of the following speakers : Randall Davies from U.S.A. with his Cyber Listening Lab,  Robert Gillan (from SEAL), Dave Burke (the "Slang Man"), Jim Rose & Steve Elseworth (from Pearson Education).

Looking forward to hearing from you, I remain

Sincerely yours,

Adriana L. Marcos
Congress Program Coordinator
The Conference will consider all areas of ELT, but will give higher priority to : 
 Applied Linguistics
 Cultural Studies & Literature
Teacher Development and Research
 ELT: Kindergarten, EGB 1-2 (ELT for Schools, Kindergarten and forms 1-6)
 ELT: EGB 3 and Polimodal (ELT for Schools, forms 7-12)
Presentations are going to be conducted in the form of :
·        Plenaries (1 ½ hours)
·        Semi-plenaries (1 ½ hours)
·        Workshops (1 ½ hours)
·        Papers (45 minutes)
·        Demonstrations (45 minutes)
·        In-progress Sessions (30 minutes)
If you wish to present, please send three (3) three original copies of :
· The proposal form
· The summary (one page, including type of presentation and title);
·  The abstract (50-100 words) and biodata (50 words);
·  The handouts which participants will be given
·    A copy of all the above in a 3.5. floppy disk
DEADLINE for receipt is May 31st, 2000 
Your Material should be sent to Adriana L Marcos, Congress Program Coordinator : 9na Avenida 1950 (9001) Rada Tilly- Chubut- Argentina. 
Fax number : 54 297 4472191 - e-mail : 
Thank you Adriana for your information ! There is much more in store for the next few issues of SHARE : prices and prizes, special discounts ( for example, only $ 70 if you enrol before 26th of July), tourist packets and many more . In the meantime, if you needed urgent additional information, it can be requested from the Congress Coordinator. 
A dear SHARER Jimena del Azar,, sent us this message and this lovely poem. She gave us another reason for a very special Easter :
" Dear Omar, Marina and Sharers,
Thank you very much for your card and the wish of a Happy Easter! I wish
you a Happy Easter too!
Here I enclose something I think you'll like. Have you got a garden?
God bless you !

Jime del Azar.


Plant three rows of peas:
peace of mind
peace of heart
peace of soul.
Plant four rows of squash:
squash gossip
squash indifference
squash grumbling
squash selfishness.
Plant four rows of lettuce:
lettuce be faithful
lettuce be kind
lettuce be happy
lettuce really love one another.
No garden should be without turnips:
turnip for service when needed
turnip to help one another
turnip the music and dance.
Water freely with patience and cultivate with love.
There is much fruit in your garden because you reap what you sow
To conclude our garden
We must have thyme:
thyme for fun
thyme for rest
thyme for ourselves"
Wouldn´t it just be great for our own sake and to SHARE with  others to have such an incredible  garden like this ! 
The hyper-active Executive Committee of APIBA (Asociacion de
Profesores de Ingles de Buenos Aires) has sent us the 
following  summary timetable of their confirmed first Special Interest Group meetings:

1.- *Methodology SIG*
Co-ordinators: Roxana Viñes - Silvia Luppi
Date / Time: Friday, April 28, 6.30 to 9 pm
Venue: Language Two School of English, Av Gaona 1846, Buenos Aires

2.- *Language SIG*
Co-ordinators: Daniel Reznik - Daniel Carballedo
Date / Time: Saturday, April 29, 10 am to 1 pm
Venue: Cultural Inglesa de Buenos Aires, Viamonte 1475, Buenos Aires

3.- *Business SIG*
Co-ordinators: Alicia Perera - Virginia Lopez Grisolia
Date / Time: Tuesday, May 2, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm
Venue: Interaction Language Studio, Av. L.N. Alem 424 P.B. Buenos Aires

4.- *Computers SIG*
Co-ordinators: Pablo Toledo - Nora Lizemberg
Date / Time: Saturday, May 6, 10 am to 12.30 pm
Venue: SBS Palermo, Av. Cnel. Diaz 1747, Buenos Aires

5.- *Literature SIG*
Co-ordinators: Alfredo Jaeger - Valeria Artigue
Date / Time: Saturday, May 13, 10 am to 1 pm
Venue: SBS Palermo, Av. Cnel. Diaz 1747, Buenos Aires

6.- *Grammar / Linguistics SIG*
Co-ordinators: Patricia Jacobs - Fernanda Velazquez
Date / Time: Friday, May 19, 6.30 pm to 9 pm
Venue: IES en Lenguas Vivas "J.R. Fernández", Carlos Pellegrini 1455
7.- *Phonetics / Phonology SIG*
Co-ordinators: Isabel Santa - Roxana Basso
Date / Time: Saturday, May 20, 9 am to 11.30 am
Venue: IES en Lenguas Vivas "J.R. Fernández",Carlos Pellegrini 1455

First SIG meetings will follow a common agenda:

1. Introduction of SIG Co-ordinators and members.
2. Presentation of SIG Internal Rules: comments, additions, etc.
3. Exploration of interests and needs to be taken up in later sessions and 

subsequent production of a prioritised list of activities.
4. Following SIG event: venue, date, time, and agenda (topics / activities /
persons in charge / time allotted)

Details about the History / Civilisation SIG (Co-ordinators: Paula Lopez Cano - Cristina Bardeci) will be confirmed shortly.

Those interested in participating in any of the above SIG meetings should
contact Analia Kandel, APIBA SIGs Liaison Officer
to confirm their attendance.

Fees: APIBA / FAAPI (active) members / teacher trainees: None (proof of
status required). Non-APIBA / FAAPI members: $10 per session
For further information about APIBA, e-mail <
You must surely remember this poem that we published in our last issue. A dear SHARER from Montevideo, Juan Carlos Lozano,  sent us his reaction :
"When I first started reading this poem I thought it was great but as I was finishing it I felt kind of uneasy.  Wanna know why?  Although what says may be true I believe the attitude behind it is totally wrong.  If you live thinking past times were the best you'll end up being totally unhappy.  As they say: Yestarday is gone, Tomorrow hasn't come yet... Today is the only real thing!!  I totally agree with that.  There's no better time that right now!!!  Nothing is perfect, not even an "age".  If being a child was the perfect stage in life...What a bore!!  Yesterday I went to the Antropological Museum to see Navajo's knitting show and I read the Navajo Indians make their carpets, dresses and blankets seeking for imperfection, not perfection, because if you could make a "perfect blanket" then you wouldn't be able to do it anymore.
Being an adult has many drawbacks and sorrows and tears, but it also has much more laughs and wonderful moments.  Like falling in love, having kids, having a car (or taking a bus) to meet friends, travelling, reading marvellous books, watching touching movies (like Playing by Heart or Corazones Apasionados in Spanish which I totally recommend) and  going to Mc. Donald's, playing with sticks and mud, etc, etc.... I loved being a child, I loved being a teenager and now I positively and totally loved being an adult.  I surely don't sign up, sorry...."
The other day I was sent a message by email that ended saying... 
Love as if you've never been hurt and dance as if nobody's watching you...That's the attitude!!
Juan Carlos" 
Our old friend and talented lecturer from the Escuela Superior de Lenguas in Córdoba and Reading University ,Julio C. Gimenez has written to us with details of of a new magazine for the teacher of Business
English :

"Teaching English for International Business", The TEIB Journal is the first international journal on Business English based in Latin America. It publishes articles and research notes on a variety of topics relating to business English, business communication, business genres, teacher training and professional development. In addition, the application of theoretical perspectives to pedagogic practices is also addressed.
Additional topics will be considered as long as they show a strong
connection with either ESP (English for Specific Purposes) or with the aims
of the journal. Some topics that might be addressed are needs assessment,
curriculum development and evaluation, materials preparation, teaching and
testing techniques, etc.
This new refereed journal will be edited by Liz England from Marymount
University in the US and our own local specialist Julio C. Gimenez. 
The journal also counts on an international Editorial Board whose major members are: Dilys Bone IATEFL BESIG, England; Sue Hirshman, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina; Vicki Hollet, freelance writer, USA ; Peter Master, San José State University, USA; Santiago Posteguillo, Universitat Jaume I, Catelló-Spain; Pauline C. Robinson, University of Reading, UK; and Sara Walker, BrazTESOL, Brazil."
No doubt this new publication will meet the high academic standards of its editors. As is the case with our dear colleague Julio César Gimenez whom we know has carried extensive research on the field for the thesis of his MA at 
Reading University and is the Head of the Language School at Universidad 
Empresarial Siglo XXI in Córdoba, Argentina.
For more information on the submission of articles, please contact the
Editors: Liz England or J. C. Gimenez For subscriptions and advertising:  Silvia Cisternas Tel. +54 351 423-2626 (Ext. 215), Fax.+54 351 424-8006.
A dear SHARER Alice Galdeano <> has sent us this story that she calls :" A Good True Story". But even it weren´t true it would
be great to teach us all a lesson about the value of giving without expecting anything in return.

His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped his tools and ran to the bog.  There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself. Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying death.
The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scotsman's sparse surroundings. An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the boy Farmer Fleming had saved. I want to repay you," said the nobleman. "You saved my son's life."  No, I can't accept payment for what I did," the Scottish farmer replied, waving off the offer.  At that moment, the farmer's own son came to the door of the family hovel.
Is that your son?" the nobleman asked.
"Yes," the farmer replied  proudly. 
"I'll make you a deal. Let me take him and give him a good education.
If  the lad is anything like his father, he'll grow to a man you can be
proud of."
And that he did. In time, Farmer Fleming's son graduated from St.  Mary's  Hospital Medical School in London, and went on to become known throughout the world as the noted Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of Penicillin.
Years afterward, the nobleman's son was stricken with pneumonia.
What saved him?  Penicillin. The nobleman's name? Randolph Churchill.
His son's name? Sir Winston Churchill.
Someone once said: What goes around comes around. 
Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.

One of our founding SHARERS , the well known educational dramatist Celia Zubiri writes to us. Celia is the director of "The Buenos Aires Players", the first company in Argentina to produce ELT Theatre for all ages. She says :

"Dear Omar,

I think we all shared a lovely afternoon at Fernando Armesto´s this last Sunday, 16th and I thank you for that. Coffee, Cakes, family and talk ! What else was needed ?  I was sure you were not going to remember all I told you about our doings on theatre. So, I´m sending you the news to SHARE with all our fellow SHARERS :

As you know our Headquarters are at TEATRO DE LA COMEDIA, Rodríguez Peña 1074, Bs. As. TEL: 4812-5307 / 4814-5455 / (15) 4493-3543

We are about to start THE BS. AS. PLAYERS´ PLAY SEASON 2000 with the following plays:

MOPPYLAND: musical comedy for the very small ones, $6. (Free Workpack and Audio Cassette) This play has become a must for Kindergarten children as this is our 5th year showing it and teachers don´t want their students to miss it. It´s got magic!

BESS, THE COW: musical comedy for children aged 5 to 8, $6. (Free Workpack and Audio Cassette) Bess lives on a farm with her friends, Mrs Pig and Mrs Hen, and has to go to town in order to receive the prize she has won. When they arrive in town they get involved in very serious problems such as “colours and traffic-lights”. A clear moral, lots of fun and learning.

MORGAN, THE BUCCANEER: musical comedy for children aged 9 to 11, $7. (Free Workpack and Audio Cassette). Adventures, romance, fights, tropical seas, a world of excitement and fantasy to share and enjoy. Everybody wants the island of Jamaica. Who will get it in the end? And how?

THE PRETENDER: a comedy for students aged 12 to 15, $7. (Free Workpack). Eric, who is eighteen, does not like either to study or work but he wants to make big money in a short time. What about becoming a fortune teller? Your teenager students will get trapped into this funny plot full of interesting messages that will help them to develop their critical thinking.

All these plays are shown from Monday to Friday either early in the morning or afternoon. We take reservations well in advance and we also tour these plays. There are many more details and some general information in our Brochure. If any of the SHARERS has not received it, they only need to ask for it and we´ll send it to their e-mail address or to their house.

 On MAY, 2nd. we are presenting PYGMALION by George Bernard Shaw at 9PM, TEATRO DE LA COMEDIA. Adapted and directed by me. We have  a full house for the  preview ...and many teachers on a waiting list. But we could arrange a 50% discount for teachers coming on May, FRIDAY 5 at 7 PM. ( they will have to pay $5 only) . Those interested  should make their reservations now so as not to be left without a seat on that very special Friday. This play will be shown on Tuesdays at 9PM and Fridays at 7PM. in May and June. Ticket price: $10 or $ 8 for groups of 10 people or more. Free Workpack.

We are also preparing HAMLET 2000 by Shakespeare in a free version by… me once again though this time it is directed by MAITE NUÑEZ. All the strength, power and political intrigue in a country of the 3rd. World. COMING SOON.

Well Omar, I thank you once more for sharing all this information that I hope will help SHARERS choose the play that best suits their needs and those of their students.

With love, 

Celia Zubiri,The Buenos Aires Players 


The folllowing is one of the most beautiful birthday presents I´ve ever got.! It is from Maria Ester Valdés , , a SHARER from Tucumán. In thanking Maria Ester I would like to thank again all our SHARERS for their good wishes on occassion of what Omar calls my "official" birthday. Thank you all !
Hello Omar and Marina,
Happy Birthday Marina ! Sorry it's a bit late, but as you chose April, I think you must like the month, so I am sending this poem I wrote some years ago on "April".I wish you Peace, Beauty and Harmony for this year and the years to come.
Copper foils in the wind,
Fresh breezy air on the skin,
Late flowers in deep colours,
And the fragance of moisted earth in the air.
Birds that fly to nestle,
Raindrops that make us wet and joyful,
Lead-coloured sky,
Lonesomeness and long walks.
Golden fields,
Black and white flocks,
Rustics that smile,
Cowboys that ride,
...Sparks that fly.
Autumn is with us!
María Ester Valdés 
Our great friends at APrIR inform us of a change of address. They are moving
to their new offices : Buenos Aires 1127 Planta Baja "A" (2000) Rosario.  They do not have a telephone number yet but you can always contact them at Nora Seculi´s e-mail address . We wish Nora and all the Committee the very best in their new home ! 
In our last issue of SHARE we misprinted the electronic address of our colleague Mercedes Rossetti As you might all well remember Mercedes is very active in the ESP Interest Section of TESOL both at a national and international level and is the editor of a free electronic
magazine for the EGB teacher. Our sincere apologies to all our SHARERS.
As you know I have opened my new Education Centre in Olivos with the intention of offering quality courses of an innovative nature specially designed for the adult learner. Essentially I am interested in "CHANGE FROM WITHIN" and at a later date (soon) we will be offering quality post grad courses AT DISTANCE in TESOL and EDUCATION. In the meantime I am responding to a call for pre-post graduate studies as many people have told me that they are afraid to start a course for fear of being "below level " in thinking, reading and writing skills. In other words they have got out of the habit of studying. 
The two following courses address this problem and will prepare you for post grad. studies should you wish to develop in the future :
1.- Reading Process and Strategies by Claudia Rey
The socio-linguistic view of Reading, Reading Instruction, The Reading -Writing Connection,Reading in the Content Areas, Reading Difficulties and Effective Strategies.
Saturdays from 9:00 to 12:00 - starting May 13th 
2.- The Teaching and Learning Process by Susan Hillyard
Reflective Teaching and Learning, Theories of Learning, The Creative Process, Self Evaluation and Autonomy
Saturdays from 14:00 to 17:00 - starting May 13th 
Duration: Each course consists of 6 sessions, each of 3 hours,  to be held on two Saturdays each month of May, June, July (18 hrs. each). You may opt for one or both courses. You may even opt for individual workshops from either  course.
The cost is $20 per session. There is a 25 % discount for early bird registration . Tel : 4796-2534 or 4797-2775 , email: or
A serious desire to develop personally and professionally is all that is needed in terms of entrance requirements at this point. Please do not hesitate to call or email for further explanations.
Best wishes
Susan Hillyard
Our great friend and founding SHARER , Elida Messina is happier than ever this week. She has a new grandchild , Gaspar by her son Gustavo (only to add to her first grandchild
Valentina) We, her friends feel very happy too. Our heartfelt congratulations to Granny Elida and the proud parents of the newborn.
This, which we imagine must be a unique event in the life of anyone, has not stopped Elida from sending us her weekly contribution. This time a touching and unforgettable story :

He was in the first third grade class I taught at Saint Mary's School in
Morris, Minn. All 34 of my students were dear to me, but Mark Eklund was one
in a million. Very neat in appearance, but had that happy-to-be-alive attitude
that made even his occasional mischievousness delightful.

Mark talked incessantly. I had to remind him again and again that talking
without permission was not acceptable. What impressed me so much, though,
was his sincere response every time I had to correct him for misbehaving -
"Thank you for correcting me, Sister!" I didn't know what to make of it at first, but before long I became accustomed to hearing it many times a day.

One morning my patience was growing thin when Mark talked once too often,
and then I made a novice-teacher's mistake. I looked at Mark and said, "If you
say one more word, I am going to tape your mouth shut!"

It wasn't ten seconds later when Chuck blurted out, "Mark began talking
again." I hadn't asked any of the students to help me watch Mark, but since
I had stated the punishment in front of the class, I had to act on it.
I remember the scene as if it had occurred this morning. I walked to my
desk, very deliberately opened by drawer and took out a roll of masking tape.
Without saying a word, I proceeded to Mark's desk, tore off two pieces of
tape and made a big X with them over his mouth. I then returned to the front of the room. As I glanced at Mark to see how he was doing, he winked at me. That did it !! I started laughing. The class cheered as I walked back to Mark's desk, removed the tape, and shrugged my shoulders. His first words were, "Thank you for correcting me, Sister."

At the end of the year, I was asked to teach junior-high math. The years
flew by, and before I knew it Mark was in my classroom again. He was more
handsome than ever and just as polite. Since he had to listen carefully to my
instruction in the "new math," he did not talk as much in ninth grade as he
had in third. One Friday, things just didn't feel right. We had worked hard
on a new concept all week, and I sensed tha the students were frowning,
frustrated with themselves - and edgy with one another. I had to stop this
crankiness before it got out of hand.

So I asked them to list the names of the other students in the room on two
sheets of paper, leaving a space between each name. Then I told them to
think of the nicest thing they could say about each of their classmates and write it down. It took the remainder of the class period to finish their assignment, and as the students left the room, each one handed me the papers. Charlie smiled. Mark said, "Thank you for teaching me, Sister. Have a good weekend."
That Saturday, I wrote down the name of each student on a separate sheet of
paper, and I listed what everyone else had said about that individual. On
Monday I gave each student his or her list. Before long, the entire class
was smiling. "Really?" I heard whispered. "I never knew that meant anything to
anyone!" "I didn't know others liked me so much." No one ever mentioned
those papers in class again. I never knew if they discussed them after class or
with their parents, but it didn't matter. The exercise had accomplished its
purpose. The students were happy with themselves and one another again.

That group of students moved on. Several years later, after I returned from
vacation, my parents met me at the airport. As we were driving home, Mother
asked me the usual questions about the trip - the weather, my experiences in
general. There was a lull in the conversation.

Mother gave Dad a side-ways glance and simply says, "Dad?" My father cleared his throat as he usually did before something important. "The Eklunds called last night," he began. "Really?"I said. "I haven't heard from them in years. I wonder how Mark is." Dad responded quietly. "Mark was killed in Vietnam," he said. "The funeral is tomorrow, and his parents would like it if you could attend."
To this day I can still point to the exact spot on I-495 where Dad told me
about Mark. I had never seen a serviceman in a military coffin before. Mark
looked so handsome, so mature. All I could think at that moment was, Mark I
would give all the masking tape in the world if only you would talk to me.

The church was packed with Mark's friends. Chuck's sister sang "The Battle
Hymn of the Republic." Why did it have to rain on the day of the funeral? It
was difficult enough at the graveside.
The pastor said the usual prayers, and the bugler played taps. One by one
those who loved Mark took a last walk by the coffin and sprinkled it with
holy water. I was the last one to bless the coffin. As I stood there, one of the
soldiers who acted as pallbearer came up to me. "Were you Mark's math
teacher?" he asked. I nodded as I continued to stare at the coffin. "Mark
talked about you a lot," he said.

After the funeral, most of Mark's former classmates headed to Chuck's
farmhouse for lunch. Mark's mother and father were there, obviously waiting
for me. "We want to show you something," his father said, taking a wallet
out of his pocket. "They found this on Mark when he was killed. We thought you might recognize it."

Opening the billfold, he carefully removed two worn pieces of notebook paper
that had obviously been taped, folded and refolded many times. I knew
without looking that the papers were the ones on which I had listed all the good
things each of Mark's classmates had said about him.

"Thank you so much for doing that," Mark's mother said. "As you can see,
Mark treasured it."

Mark's classmates started to gather around us. Charlie smiled rather
sheepishly and said, "I still have my list. It's in the top drawer of my
desk at home." Chuck's wife said, "Chuck asked me to put his in our wedding
"I have mine too," Marilyn said. "It's in my diary." Then Vicki, another
classmate, reached into her pocketbook, took out her wallet and showed her
worn and frazzled list to the group. "I carry this with me at all times,"
Vicki said without batting an eyelash. "I think we all saved our lists."

That's when I finally sat down and cried. I cried for Mark and for all his
friends who would never see him again. THE END

Written by: Sister Helen P. Mrosla

The purpose of this letter is to encourage everyone to compliment the people
you love and care about. We often tend to forget the importance of showing
our affections and love. Sometimes the smallest of things, could mean the most
to another. Express your love and caring by telling the people you love and
care for, that they are special and important. Here's the deal: LOVE and know YOU ARE LOVED !

Susana Berutti from ADVICE BOOKSHOP in Santa Fé informs us about ADVICE´s already traditional trip to FAAPI.
This year they are organizing a special charter flight Santa Fé- Comodoro Rivadavia- Santa Fé at special promotional prices. Looking for friendly company and lots of fun on your way to Comodoro ? Join ADVICE friendly staff and these two big SHARERS : Susana and Claudio Berutti.
Additional information ? e-mail Susana or phone the bookshop : 0342- 4533392 or 4552119. 

Albert Canil, from the Suburban Players writes to us :  "Unload the gun...untie the noose...get off that balcony... there is a reason to carry on living ! NUNSENSE will be carrying on one extra week : May 5th, 6th, and 7th at 9:00 p.m. at The Playhouse, Moreno 80. San Isidro." Reservations : 011-4829-9112 or 011-4747- 4470... We will be there !


Maria Barberis,ar,a dear SHARER from Marín College invites all SHARERS in the name of her College and in the name of the University of Surrey to a Seminar -Workshop on APPROPRIATE PEDAGOGIES IN A GLOBAL WORLD to be held on the premises of Marin College, Avda del Libertador 17115 , San Isidro. next Monday 8th of May from 17:30 to 20:30 hours.  

The Seminar will focus on the effect of economic globalisation on EFL classroom practice with a special emphasis on the choice of content, teaching materials and pedagogies. It will be conducted by Isobel Rainey M.A. (Wales),teacher-trainer in Englasnd, South America, Italy and the middle East. You can register by phone at 4743-0028 or e-mail Maria Barberis.


Registration for the FIRST CONGRESS ON PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS OF ENGLISH organized by Universidad Nacional del Litoral will close on May 5th. So hurry if you do not want to miss this opportunity. The organizers inform us that more thasn 300 people have already renrolled and that very few vacancies are left.

For further information, please phone : 54-342-4571122 (8.00 to 12.00)  or 54-342-45333392 (8.00 to 12:00 and 16:00 to 19:00) e-mail :

Preliminary Programme


"Anxiety and Language Teaching Methodology "
by Peter Grundy - University of Durham, UK
“Is it True?”
by Anne Hill - ELC Brighton and Hove, UK 
"English for International Communication"
by Martin Hyde - Canterburry Christ Church University College, UK
"Managing the FL Curriculum: Why won´t the teachers do as they are old ?!"
by John Naysmith, University College, Chichester, UK.
"What´s What ? The Rationale behind Contextualised Teacher Training"
by Daniel Fernandez , Universidad Nacional del Litoral
"How relevant is Modern Linguistics for Teachers of English ?"
by  Pascual Masullo, Universidad Nacional del Comahue.
" The Teaching Profession : International and National Perspectives" 
by Cristina Mayol, Universidad Nacional de Misiones.
 "Swimming up the river of Phonology"
by Maria Isabl Recamán, ISIP "Alte Brown" 
"Language in Use : Feminist Perspectives"
by Ana Maria Russo, ISP "Alte Brown" 
" Art for Communicative Competence"
by Ana Marina Suárez , ISP "Estela Cervera"
"Reflecting to Grow"
by Viviana Valenti, ISP "Olga Cossettini"
Presentation of Contributions and Commercial Presentations
Cultural and Social Activities  
The University Choir .
Theatre ; "Scent of a Woman" directed by Prof. Adrián Insaurralde and
"D´Artagnan : defending the Crown" directed by Guillermo Marrodán .
"Getting Together" Coktail Party  on Thursday at 21:00 hours and Farewell Dinner Party on Saturday 27th at 21:30 hours


As every single Saturday when we put together SHARE and add the last few touches, cut, paste, copy, add and unfortunately many times have to "delete" the feeling is that there are so many things that are left unsaid, so much to SHARE and so little space.
Anyway, it makes us very happy to know that you are there, that you read our publication and most importantly that you SHARE it with other friends who are yet connected to the NET.
As we always say :  we are more than 2,000 SHARERS but THIS STILL  FEELS A BIG FAMILY.

Omar and Marina

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