An Electronic Magazine by Omar Villarreal and Marina Kirac (c)
Year 2          Number 28      July  1st   2000
Not a very original way to start but... we would like to say Thank you. Thank you for your interest in our well-being and in the fate of our publication. Mails have simply piled expressing their concern. Some SHARERS were worried something 
was wrong in the family. Many others thought they had been removed from the List : I remember particularly two from Juan Carlos Lozano from Uruguay with the following subject title " I feel lonely" and a very hillarious one from Victoria Ruiz from Neuquén which read, in part : "Ay SHARE me has echado al abandono, yo que tanto y tanto te quería" : But there was one that really moved us . It was sent by Gabriela Fernandez
It contains three magic words : "May I help ? " which to us reflect the true spirit of SHARE .
Dear Omar and Marina,
Coveting for  last week's issue. What happened? If there is a problem , may I help ?? I hope for the best
Today a friend of mine sent me a card in which the following text was included. I am sure I had read it somewhere, perhaps in SHARE . Anyway, I guess these  "24  important things to remeber"  are worthwhile reading more than once. 
24 Inportant things to remember
Your presence is a present to the world
You're unique and one of a kind
Your life can be what you want it to be
Take the days just one at a time
Count your blessings, not your troubles
You'll make it through whatever comes along
Within you are so many answers
Understand, have courage, be strong
Don't put limits on yourself
So many dreams are waiting to be realized
Decisions are too important to leave to chance
Reach for your peak, your goal, your prize
Nothing wastes more energy than worrying
The longer one carries a problem, the heavier it gets
Don't take things too seriously
Live a life of serenity, not a life of regrets
Remember that a little love goes a long way Remember that a lot... goes forever Remember that friendship is a wise investment Life's treasures are people...together
Realize that it's never too late
Do ordinary things in an extraordinary way
Have health and hope and happiness
Take the time to wish upon a star And don't ever forget...for even a day... how very special you are.
by Collin McCarty .


1.- Teenage Political Correctness. 
2.- Bernieh´s Corner.
3.- St Paul´s Calendar for the Winter Holidays.  
4.- Millions ? What for ? 
5.- A Lesson for Life.
6.- Come see the whales ... and much more ! 
7.- Aunt Gloria Calls.     
8.- Omar heads West with Rock ´n Roll. 
9.- Educational Technology. 
10- For Teachers of Business English  
11- Agnes of God : A Review.   
12- It was not a problem of Diction.
13- July 2000 Mini-Seminars in Montevideo 
14- Fame for Bluesberry Jam !
15- Coming Events
16- Argentina in URUTESOL 2000
A dear SHARER and neighbour from Ranelagh in the South of Greater Buenos Aires, Norma Beatriz Rodriguez, sent us this list with the very basic politically
correct expressions to use with teenagers. Have you got any teenagers at home ?
We´ve got two boys. Read and you will see yourself and your teenage subjects reflected here :  
Political Correctness for Teenagers

No one fails a class anymore, he's merely "passing impaired."
You don't have detention, you're just one of the "exit delayed."
Your bedroom isn't cluttered, it's just "passage restrictive."
These days, a student isn't lazy. He's "energetically declined."
Your locker isn't overflowing with junk, it's just "closure prohibitive."
Kids don't get grounded anymore. They merely hit "social speed bumps."
Your homework isn't missing, its just having an "out-of-notebook experience."
You're not sleeping in class, you're "rationing consciousness."
You're not late, you just have a "rescheduled arrival time."
You're not having a bad hair day, you're suffering from "rebellious follicle syndrome."
You don't have smelly gym socks, you have "odor-retentive athletic footwear."
No one's tall anymore. He's "vertically enhanced."
You're not shy. You're "conversationally selective."
You don't talk a lot.. You're just "abundantly verbal."
You weren't passing notes in class. You were "participating in the discreet exchange of penned meditations."
You're not being sent to the principals office. You're "going on a mandatory field trip to the administrative building."
It's not called gossip anymore. It's "the speedy transmission of near-factual information."
The food at the school cafeteria isn't awful. It's "digestively challenged." 
Our Internet expert Bernardo Banega strikes back. This time with sound advice about two sites you cannot miss. Let´s listen to ( or rather : let´s read) Bernieh and happy surfing !!
" Hello, pals! BRRR... still cold here!

Here are two interesting sites for you to visit:

"The Natural Approach Web Site", see:

This is a site devoted to Stephen Krashen and Tracy Terrell's "Natural
Approach to Language Teaching and Learning".  There are a couple of seemingly interesting articles there, and a dozen of links to follow. (Warning: Do not take all that is written there as a "revealed truth"; use your critical thinking to
judge the contents. There's a drawback, though : every time you change pages an extra window pops, with advertisements (you can close those pesky windows as soon as they appear and continue downloading the "main" pages).

"TESL-EJ: Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language", see:

TESL-EJ is an electronic academic journal freely accesible through the
Internet (first issue was published in the spring of 1994.) TESL-EJ is
fully refereed--each article undergoes a review by at least two
knowledgeable scholars. There are two indexes (by author or by title) you
can follow to read the articles; there is also a mailing list to which you
can subscribe (click on the "Subscription information" link) in order to
receive an automatic announcement of each forthcoming issue with the Table
of Contents.

Cheers! Bernieh.
You can e-mail Bernieh or visit his web page wth 
English Teaching/Learning resources : 
We are very pleased to announce the Calendar of Events  of our Institute, St.Paul´s Institute of Research in Education, for the Winter Holidays :
Course 1 :
The course can be taken as a whole or in four separate modules .
Only those participants who complete the four modules plus an additional FREE module on " Solutions for Discipline in the Classroom"  and submit the final accreditation paper will receive the official certificate.
This course has official recognition in several provinces of Argentina . Participants are kindly invited to consult our Secretary ( via fax or e-mail) about acreditation before enrolling.                     
Module 1 :  Tuesday 18th July    9:00 to 13:00 hours
Activites for Listening Comprehension           
Module 2 : Tuesday 18th July     14:00 to 18:00 hours
Activities for Reading Comprehension
Module 3 : Thursday 20th July           9:00 to 13:00 hours
Activities for Speaking
Module 4 : Thursday 20th July           14:00 to 18:00 hours
Activites for Writing
Lecturer : Prof. Omar Villarreal

Venue : St. Alban´s College  - Ramón Falcón 250  - Lomas de Zamora.

Fee :  $ 15  each module OR  $  50 the whole course (four modules) 
Participants enrolling for the whole course can take course (4) for free.
Course 2 :


Of catchphrases and clichés: Traps for the unwary in a second language with lots of examples!  

Wednesday 19th July    9:30 to 12:00 hours

Lecturers : Pierre Stapley and Denis Dunn

Venue : SP BOOKS  - Meeks 16  - First Floor - Lomas de Zamora.

Fee :  $ 10 

Course 3 : 

A tongue-in-cheek survey of scandalous stories and scurrilous songs which have some foundation in Great Truths - and Great Lies! Bring a smile to English Teaching and join this entertaining duo of native speakers !

Wednesday 19th July    14:00 to 16:30 hours

Lecturers : Pierre Stapley and Denis Dunn

Venue : SP BOOKS  - Meeks 16  - First Floor - Lomas de Zamora.

Fee :  $ 10  

Denis Dunn (Exeter University) and Pierre Stapley (Symonds College,
Winchester) are both natives of the United Kingdom. Denis is from
Bedfordshire, one of the home counties north of London and Pierre is from
Hampshire in the South. 
Course 4 :

Wednesday 19th July    17:00 to 20:00 hours

Lecturer : Prof. Omar Villarreal

Venue : SP BOOKS  - Meeks 16  - First Floor - Lomas de Zamora.

Fee :  $ 10  

Course 5 :  


Friday 21st July    9:30 to 12:00 hours

Lecturer : Pierre Stapley (Symonds College, UK)

Venue : SP BOOKS  - Meeks 16  - First Floor - Lomas de Zamora.

Fee :  $ 10 

 Course 6 :


Tuesday 25th  July    10:30 to 13:30 hours

Lecturer : Prof. Omar Villarreal

Venue : Colegio Albert Schweitzer  - Piñeyro 422  - Lanús

Fee :  $ 10  ( plus  an optional $ 7 for the set of two CD´s )   

Course 7 :


Wednesday 26th  July    10:30 to 13:30 hours

Lecturer : Prof. Omar Villarreal

Venue : Words College  - Brandsen 246 - Ezeiza

Fee :  $ 10    

Course 8 :


Wednesday 26th  July    17:00 to 20:30 hours

Lecturer : Prof. Omar Villarreal

Venue : Colegio "San Agustín" - Meeks 716 - Temperley

Fee :  $ 15 ( the prices includes a CD with all the songs recorded especially for this course)

Previous enrolment for all these courses is essential. You can enrol personally at Meeks 16 . 1st floor Lomas de Zamora or by phone at (011) 4244-2798 or (011) 4243-1972 or by e-mail to

Certificates of attendance  will be issued (Only Course 1 bears official recognition in several jurisdictions)


Our dear friend and SHARER, Miriam Fernandez from Catamarca has sent us this message which made us reflect about the really important things in life. We hope you or your students enjoy reading it too. Thank you Miriam for your contribution !  

"An American businessman was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellowfin tuna.
The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them.
The Mexican replied: "only a little while" .
The American then asked why didn't he stay out longer and catch more fish?
The Mexican said he had enough to support his family's immediate needs.
The American then asked, but what do you do with the rest of your time?
The Mexican fisherman said, "I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, make siesta with my wife, Maria, stroll into the village each evening where I sip wine and play guitar with my amigos, I have a full and busy life, señor."
The American scoffed, "I am a Harvard MBA and could help you. You should spend more time fishing and with the proceeds buy a bigger boat with the proceeds from the bigger boat you could buy several boats, eventually you would have a fleet of fishing boats. Instead of selling your catch to a middleman you would sell directly to the processor, eventually opening your own cannery. You would control the product, processing and distribution. You would need to leave this small coastal fishing village and move to Mexico City, then Los Angeles and eventually New York City where you will run your expanding enterprise."
The Mexican fisherman asked, "But señor, how long will this all take?"
To which the American replied, "15-20 years."
But what then, señor?"
The American laughed and said "that's the best part. When the time is right you can sell your company stock to the public and become very rich, you would make millions".
"Millions, señor? Then what?"
The American said, "Then you would retire. Move to a small coastal fishing village where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, take siesta with your wife, stroll to the village in the evenings where you could sip wine and play your guitar with your amigos."
A dear SHARER Lucila Barbero from Campana sends us this list of wise principles to apply to everyday matters. No doubt you will see yourself reflected in more than one of these maxims . Why ? Because they are about  the simplest things in life... which often happen to be the most important ones ! 

Words To Live By

Never buy a coffee table you can't put your feet on.
Believe in miracles, but don't depend on them.
Don't forget that we are ultimately judged by what we give,  not by what we get.
When you hear a kind word spoken about a friend, tell him/her so.
Don't work for recognition, but do work worthy of recognition.
Start the standing ovation at the end of school plays.
When someone lets you down, don't give up on him.
Ask yourself if what you're doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.
Remember that nothing important was ever achieved without someone's taking a chance.
When a friend is in need, help him without his having to ask.
When someone gives you something, never say, "You shouldn't have."
Remember that cruel words deeply hurt.
Remember that loving words quickly heal.
Rebuild a broken relationship.
Frame anything your child brings home on his first day of school.
Seek respect rather than popularity.
Seek quality rather than luxury.
Seek refinement rather than fashion.
Never be too busy to meet someone new.
Remember that when your mom says, "You'll regret it," you probably will.
Never let the odds keep you from pursuing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.
To help your children turn out well, spend twice as much time with them and half as much money.
Remember that life's most treasured moments often come unannounced.
When you see someone sitting alone on a bench, make it a point to speak to him or her. 
Be willing to accept a temporary inconvenience for a permanent improvement.
Protect your enthusiasm from the negativity of others.
Remember, it's not your job to get people to like you; it's your job to like people. 
Thank you , Lucila and keepon SHARING !
A dear SHARER and close friend Richard Lagiard,  writes to us from the South. He sends us information about his Immersion Programmes in Patagonia he is organizing with his company.
The makers
Southern Cross Tours is a tour operator based in Trelew (Chubut) run by Ana Jones, who was nominated as a “Pioneer of Patagonian Tourism” by the Ente Patagonia Turistica for her long- standing merits in the field. Her husband, Richard Lagiard, an English teacher, has also been in the trade for some twenty-five years.

An Educational Adventure

Have you ever thought of taking your students for an adventure trip to
Patagonia ? You probably did, but there was no one there to tell you how. Right. Here you are ! We can help you.
To start with, this is not one of those common pack-them-all into a bus and offload them at a disco. This is a study trip. As soon as you arrive in Chubut you are met by one of our native English-speaking teacher-tour guides. From then on everyone in your group will use only English . 
The “Patagonian Adventure” has been conceived as a whole-person educational experience. The student is meant to improve his/her English in all four skills while learning about Patagonian wildlife and culture. Activity packs  are provided as a means of recording facts along the tour. These work sheets, together with photos and cassettes and souvenirs, can be used in class, upon return to school for further exploitation .
The visit has been planned on a weekend basis although it can be prolonged by request. The group (Groups of students of all ages are accepted. Groups of Teachers are always welcome ! ) is expected to arrive on Friday afternoon. On Saturday we do a full day visit to Valdés Peninsula (whales, seals, sea-lions, etc). Sunday is Dinosaur Day. The morning is spent exploring the Paleontological Park. The afternoon is a close encounter with the ancient Celtic culture of the Welsh community. The visit ends on Sunday with a farewell competition your students will never forget !
North east Chubut can offer a wide range of resources. Different tours related to subjects like music, farming, history, geomagnetism, etc. can also be arranged by request.
Should you wish to know more about this unique "Patagonian Adventure" idea, please do not hesitate to call us (Richard or Anne). Our Email address is:                                                                    

Our very dear friend and SHARER, our "aunt" Gloria Ferrari, writes about marriage. Read on and find what Ann Landers never dared say about husbands and wives : 
Getting married is very much like going to a restaurant with friends.
You order what you want, then when you see what the other person has,
 you wish you had ordered that.

Man is incomplete until he is married.  Then he is finished.

Just think, if it weren't for marriage, men would go through life thinking they had no faults at all.

A lady inserted an 'ad' in the classifieds:  "Husband wanted". Next
day she received a hundred letters.  They all said the same thing: "You can have mine."

The bride, upon her engagement, went to her mother and said, "I've found
a man just like father!"  Her mother replied, "So what do you want from
me, sympathy ?"

A little boy asked his father, "Daddy, how much does it cost to get  married?"
And the father replied, "I don't know son, I'm still paying."

Young Son: Is it true, Dad, I heard that in some parts of Africa a  man doesn't know his wife until he marries her?
Dad: That happens in every country, son.

A woman was telling her friend, "It is I who made my husband a millionaire."
"And what was he before you married him?" asked the friend.
The woman replied, "A billionaire."

Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Second marriage
is the triumph of hope over experience.

The most effective way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once.

First guy (proudly):  "My wife's an angel!"  Second guy:  "You're  lucky, mine's still alive."  

Do you want to learn more than forty techniques for the use of rock ´n pop hits in the classroom ? Do you want to enjoy listening to more than forty top groups and singers performing the latest 1999-2000 hits ? Then you cannot miss Omar´s presentation in the West during the winter holidays !

When  ? Tuesday 19th  July from  10:00 to 13:30 hours

Where ?  Bridge English  - Avda Gaona 1810 ( one block off Avda República) - Ramos Mejía

How much ?  $ 10  ( plus  an optional $ 7 for a set of two CD´s )   

At the end of Omar Villarreal´s presentation, there will be a book raffle. Books will also be on sale at special discount prices.
Enrolment at Bridge English personally, by phone at (011)4654-8945 or via e-mail to 

A. .- "Curso de producción de multimedia en la escuela" 

Juan Carlos Asinsten en conjunto con Organización Horizonte anuncian su curso  abierto (inscripción abierta permanentemente) y totalmente a distancia Para información adicional se puede visitar la página web : 

B..- Lista Autormedia, moderada

Se ha creado una nueva lista en el ámbito del servidor de la Facultad de Filosofía de Buenos Aires ( El objetivo de la lista es el tratamiento de temas relacionados con la creacion de publicaciones multimediales con  Herramientas de autor, particularmente en el campo educativo.

Temas de interes dentro de la lista:
Herramientas de autor, formatos graficos, formatos de video, formatos de sonido, formatos de texto. Editores y conversores de archivos graficos, animaciones, etc..

La lista es moderada por el  Ing. Mauricio O. Wagner.
Para suscribirse se debe enviar un mensaje a:
En el Asunto o Subject: dejar en blanco
En el cuerpo del mensaje: Subscribe autormedia y agregar sus datos de correo electrónico : por ejemplo,  ("Subscribe" debe escribirse en Inglés).

These two pices of information were sent to us through the SEDNET - Boletín electrónico de la Secretaría de Educación del Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires - 
By the way,have you visited the Educational portal of the City of Buenos Aires - ?

A dear SHARER Alejandra M. Jorge,  sends us details about a Teacher development Course for teachers of Business English :
Hi Omar and Marina:
Thank you for the always welcome puff of air we receive from you (and all the other sharers). I would then like to invite the business savvy SHARERS o join us in the 50-hour intensive week course course we will be running from July 24th to July 29th at CAIT, leading to the Foundation Certificate for teachers of Business English ( FTBE)
The course is specifically designed to expand the repertoire of classroom activities and techniques and help build up a substantial file of immediately usable and expandable Business English material. 
Lecturers : Alejandra Jorge and Adriana Arcaute
Venue : CAIT - Maipú 863 - 3rd floor "C" - Buenos Aires - Phone : (011) 4311-8544 / 4314-2583
Total cost for crash course is $ 520
It includes full pack of working documents (200 pages), on-line consultation before the exam, correction and supervision of assignments and coffee-breaks.

Reservation of vacancy: $ 100 (deductible from final cost and non-refundable). For additional information phone CAIT or e-mail Alejandra.

CAIT has been fully credited as Teacher Training Center by the London
Chamber of Industry and Commerce - Examinations Board and  holds a  proud
100 % pass record at the FTBE in 4 consecutive cohorts.

Albert Canil,  has sent us this review of the play he is directing with the Buenos Aires Players at the moment. This review was written by our dear SHARER, Susan Hillyard and published in the Buenos Aires Herald of June 24th. We thought it would be great to join two great SHARERS like Albert and Susan with you in this issue. The text has been only slightly shortened due to space constraints :

Agnes of God: An ordeal of self-discovery 
Frankincense floats overhead in the magically lit room.  Three shrouded figures sit in the heavy silence: two on opposite sides of the set, one in a wooden armchair dead centre stage.  A voice invites you to ponder the nature of miracles.  A church bell peals away in the distance.  The central figure sings matins under her gauze, rises slowly and leaves the acting area. She drags her veil, half bridal top, half pall, behind her and exits.   This is Agnes of God's first step on her journey to find her destiny.

Staged in the round, this ambitious Suburban Players production has forfeited scenery, props and special effects to rely solely on the carrying power of the human voice.  No mistakes allowed: a slip of the tongue, a missed beat or a pause will destroy the atmosphere, for timing is all-important in this play.  And how well the actors pace every syllable, every movement.

Under the superb guiding hand of Albert Canil, the director, the show glides from scene to scene, from dialogue to confrontation , to soliloquy as the lights dance overhead reflecting the changing moods.  Pathos blends into dark humour, into anger and passion, flowing seamlessly as the tale unwinds and more and more soul is revealed.

Annette Krieger, a SP veteran portrays a magnificent Mother Superior, larger than life, a behemoth Mother Earth who spreads her wings to protect her brood and her beliefs with a voice which booms through the Playhouse as her steely blue eyes seek the crack in the psychiatrist’s armour.  Her understatement is her power as an actress. She is totally believable – the voice of reason in the face of so much confusion. The psychiatrist/investigator is convincingly played by Janet Lenton, making her debut as an actress with SP.  Her portrayal leaves a lasting impression as she undergoes an ordeal of self discovery whilst striving to fulfil her professional obligations.  She has to chip at the stone encasing herself to prove that she is doing her duty in the best interests of Agnes.  And this she does, maintaining her professionalism but, at the same time, coming over as a real person with real feelings.

Agnes, aptly sculptured by the talented and versatile Moira Kotroba, has to face gruelling forces that tear her psychic structure apart to reveal a person who is both angelic and, to quote from the play, “deeply disturbed.”  How do you show angst with a serene smile on your face?  How can you sing when your heart is weeping?  But the fact is that her superb acting and singing achieve the desired effects.
Martín Rebello’s lights, which emphasise without distorting, and which accompany without taking the lead ,deserve a special mention.  A true integration of technology and art.

John Pielmeier’s play is a contemporary classic that has challenged many companies.The Suburban Players have chosen “the road less taken” focusing on the human dilemma. This is a theatrical experience recommended to the discriminating theatregoer who wants to enjoy a top quality show knowing that he will be touched, and that he will have to come up with answers to questions that the play poses in each spectator’s mind.

Agnes of God , running Fridays & Saturdays at 9pm, Sundays at 6pm at The Playhouse, Moreno 80, San Isidro.  Information and Reservations: Tel: 4784.8275  or  email: 


A dear SHARER from La Pampa, Mercedes Ranieri, sends her first contribution to our publication. Mechy, Humour is always welcome ! Keep on SHARING  

" A fellow took his talking dog to a show business talent agent, and the dog told six or eight familiar old jokes,  including a couple with French and English accents. "What do you think?" the dog's owner asked the agent. We're
gonna make a fortune, right?"

"Well," the agent replied, "his delivery's all right, but his material's weak" ".


A very dear SHARER, Jorge Suarez Coyle, a renowned ELT specialist in the River Plate sends us the following reminder about his Two three-day mini-seminars/workshops for practising EFL teachers :

Seminar 1:       Lexis and Reading Comprehension in the ELT classroom
Seminar 2:      Language, Sex and Gender
Dates:  Tuesday 5, Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 July 2000
Time:   Seminar 1: 9.00 - 12.00 am  / Seminar 2:  2.00 - 5.00 pm
Venue:  Colegio La Mennais , Aquistapace 1701 - Punta Gorda, Montevideo.
Enrolment: personally Bartolomé Mitre 1488 ap 402 11.004 Montevideo, or by phone Tel/fax:  915 4377 (answerphone) E-mail:
Fees: One seminar: $ 500 uruguayos / Both seminars: $ 900 uruguayos 
We were very happy to receive this short message from Susan. We all like Mick,
Susan and their beautiful family and when a friend laughs we laugh with him or her and to use another cliché : behind every great man....
Heartfelt congratulations to Mick, a real artist that has really laboured hard for success !
Wherever you are please check out Mick Hillyard's activities with the rockin' blues band Bluesberry Jam, which after five years is enjoying some considerable measure of success here in Buenos Aires. There are posters of them all over the city and the CD is on sale in one of the biggeset record chains in the country.
Hope you like the site.........
Susan " 
Saturday 8 July  -   City of Buenos Aires
Coordinating Successfully, the widely acclaimed course for Heads and prospective Heads
Lecturer : Laura Lewin
Topics include:   Recruiting , Interviewing and Training teachers,  Observation of classses , Motivation and incentives for teachers, Dealing with difficult personalities ,Leadership tips ...and much, much more!
Registration ABS International Tel/Fax. 4832-3000


Saturday 8th of July 9:00 to 12:30 hours -

Hotel Impala - Lincoln , Province of Buenos Aires

The New Rock ´n Pop in the English Classroom 2000
Lecturer : Omar Villarreal
Fee : $ 10  Registration :  02355-42-2220 / 42-3018 (evenings) 
e-mail :     

Tuesday 11th of July 18:30 to 21:00 hours

Escuela Normal - Calle Nuñez 1375 - Bragado, Province of Buenos Aires

Developing Reading Comprehension Skills with  Teenagers

Lecturer : Omar Villarreal

Admission : FREE - Registration :  Adriana Echeverría :  02342- 421487 - e-mail : or in the evenings 02342- 422351 
Our dear (almost next-door) neighbours and SHARERS, Liliana and Patricia Orsi, co-Chairs of ESP Interest Section at ARTESOL   have sent us the list of ESPers whose work has been accepted for presentation at the URUTESOL Convention (10th trough 12th July) in Montevideo :
Presentation ESP Training Course for South American practitioners  

Presenters : Mark Perry, Mónica Aparicio, Norma Scagnoli, Lidia Aguirre, Gabriela Fernandez Testa, Adriana Arcaute, Maria Laura Rossi, Maria Rosa Mariani, Alicia Barbitta and Patricia Orsi.

Presentation Effects of Topic Familiarity on Second Language Reading Comprehension 

Presenters : Susana Cordes UBA, Elena Diez UNLP, Rubéen Massei UBA, Liliana y Patricia Orsi, Rainbow Practical English Teaching.

Other Argentinian lecturers (not within the ESP Interest Section of ARTESOL) travelling to Uruguay soon for their URUTESOL Presentations are :

Presentation Research Findings on DNC (Double Negative Constructions)

Presenter : Mariela Lucente , Universidad Tecnológica Nacional

Presentation Teaching English at the Dawn of the Century - The Power and the Glory 
Presenter : Omar Villarreal, Instituto Nacional Superior del Profesorado Técnico de la UTN.


Not a very original way to finish but... we would like to say Thank you. Thank you to all the well-wishers that have sent Omar so many mails to congratulate him on his birthday (30th June) ( even our son Sebas ,1st July, got some mails from our dear SHARERS !! ) We are very happy ! 


On a very private personal basis I would like to say that the  best        present I got on this birthday was a  mail from Spain from Sergio Regueiro, an old student of mine whom I had not had news from for some time and who has landed an excellent job with a very important company in Madrid . Seeing young talented people like Sergio succeed in life (when one has been a small part of that life ! ) is one of the best things that an old teacher like me can hope for. Seconly, and as it has become customary , I would like a SHARER to have the closing words of this issue. This time I want to SHARE with you a mail that a dear friend  from La Rioja sent to Marina and me. A message both of us are very proud of :

"Dear Omar and Marina ,
Thank you very much for what you do ! You can't imagine how positive this sounds to teachers around the whole country.
I was lucky to attend Omar's Seminar in La Rioja three years ago and some others in different provinces  and I really think that  you two have such a positive attitude to life that it  becomes contagious and arises other teachers' enthusiasm.      

Analia Cicconi "


Omar and Marina
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