An Electronic Magazine by Omar Villarreal and Marina Kirac (c)
Year 3                    Number 48                                     March 18th  2001
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being SHARED.
Long time no see or write or anything. It´s almost become a commonplace to
say thank you for all the messages we got in these few weeks when SHARE was not published.
But anyway, a big, big thank you for your concern. We are sorry we could not answer each and everyone of the messages but we took due note of them all.
Why this long pause? Number one:  Omar was away on a tour of the provinces from February 12th (Posadas) up to yesterday 17th March( Mendoza).
Number two: we wanted to finish the spring (or should we more appropriately say, summer) cleaning we had started early in February. Now with all the (e.g) Maria Perez and Maria Perez de López and Maria Lopez properly rolled into only one and similar cases, we can proudly say we have a readership of 3,778
Number three : We are back because we were already missing you too much and
because we were eagerly waiting to re-establish this invisible bond of confidence, trust and love between our family and all of you, our dear SHARERS.
1.-    To Be a teacher.
2.-    It´s FAAPI Time again. 
3.-   All in a School´s Day.
4.-   The West goes wild.
5.-   Staying Alive.
6.-   Organizing Professional Development at School    
7.-   Tristes Noticias.
8.-   22nd April: Earth Day.  
9.-   A New year with The Suburban Players.
10.-  Bernieh´s Corner: Letter Writing made easy.  
11.-  8th Argentine Congress for Teachers and Students of English.
12.-  News from OUP
13.-  D & S Adventure Weekend.
14.-  Fullbright Scholarships.
15.-  Courses at Universidad de San Andrés.   
16.-  Walda Sanden Trejo: an appreciation.
In 1995 a very dear friend with an unusual artistic talent gave me this incredible gift : a poem she had writen about the tribulations of a teacher´s life.  
She was Rita Jonas and she was living in Neuquén at the time . A year later to my surprise, I found Rita in Santiago el Estero attending one of my lectures at ASICANA. She was living there then. That was five years ago and I haven´t seen her since.( I know she´s no longer living in Santiago) . Where is she? Could she be back in Neuquén? Can any of our dear SHARERS help me find her?
I´m looking at the dedication she wrote " To Omar, with deep appreciation and respect"  I would like to use the same words for my dedication to her and add "To Rita, from a friend who misses her talent and the music in her heart"  
To be a teacher
To be a teacher, my dear friends,
an English teacher, a high-school teacher,
to make it worse
is not so simple, I daresay,
so let´s consider one of our days.
New periods starting probably in March...
exams that have finished...
and yet not the plans!
Prepare a new one!
Last year´s is out!
and find new directions, draw some new charts!
But share your experience, do not work alone,
´cause your brains_you know that_ will enrich us all!
so...two units? twenty? or maybe just four...
the present simple and not too much more???
the stress on grammar...on function...?notion?
on oral practice? ...and what approach?
the Audio-Lingual? oh no! it´s old...
perhaps the Natural, the Communicative...or maybe both?
Stephen Krashen probably let´s cosult him
he knows a lot
but if you are really up to date, the Task-based will be the best!
and write the plans! how much we enjoy @#*# !
and when you´ve finished with all your plans,
classes are here, about to start!!
You´re a good teacher
and you like your job
but how can you manage when they´re fourty-four!!!
so my dear pupils
here we go!
enjoy all our classes, I adore you all!!!
but... wait a minute... that you don´t know ... it isn´t clear... repeat once more?
I must be patient , everybody knows
that a good teacher can suffer all
must be creative and imaginative
have rich resources, and also initiative
and of course, primarily, responsibility
So... plan your classes... three hours or four
with all the activities for fourty-four
and when they finish ... correct them all
They must be clear, with stress on thinking
and at this point you shall be sinking .
How long it takes you?
It all depends
if you give credit or if you evaluate
and this must be clear!
it is not the same
´cause it´s not the product we must aim at
but at the process. Don´t you know that?
It´s not so easy as it may sound, so let me tell you
what it implies
Prepare your classes, be up to date,
and also teach them to take the test.
This is important, if not you fail
to teach them English , History or French!!
they are only about fourty
and it´s not too much work
and then classify them ...
the groups might be eight
Are they impulsive? can´t concentrate?
assertive? noisy? can´t find the sense?
maybe dependent? rigid? can´t think?
or insecure in any way?
you! have! to watch! them! and evaluate!
Their evaluation can also help!
so ... by this moment, and not before,
you´re in a condition to do your job.
How many hours do you say it takes?
it´s all your problem my dear friends...
but , let me think : reading, correcting, teaching how to think
and teaching how to say,
teaching the noisy and the shy as well.
Teaching the nouns, the adjectives, the verbs,
teaching with pictures, with readings and songs...
preparing exercises, saying  "true" or "false",
matching, interpreting, and also pronouncing,
and evaluating the whole process
where are the difficulties,
remedial work!
(but individually, so that it works!)
what are their problems... how much they know...
and writing the concepts for Mary and John
and more than a hundred whose names can´t recall
I know you suffer!
I suffer too!
but without suffering  nothing improves
how many hours do you say it takes?
oh, I forgot the meetings with our dear headmistress
and the useful seminars on Fridays at eight!
Because we are teachers, we shouldn´t forget:
our task is gigantic and it never ends.
So dear colleagues, please do not decay,
although it is difficult, we must go ahead.
Your satisfaction will be your pay
when in your teaching you do your best
and all your students make this world change!!!
And despite this summary of a teacher´s day
I think it´s enough, let´s call it a day!
One last quotation comes out of my head
it is about our families and our poor friends:
Late in the evenings, our husbands say:
"come with us, my dear, watch T.V in bed!"
__I´m sorry darling, it is only twelve.
in two or three hours I´ll finish my work__
Your little kid´s homework needs a little help...
__go and ask your daddy, he can tell you well__
sometimes on Sundays the phone or the bell
to invite you, teacher, to have tea with friends
__oh, I´m sorry, Alice, I have to correct
    more than a hundred pages for Monday at eight___
and on , and on, and on... does it ever end?
this is our profession! please! we need a rest!!
But , if after all this , you can go and play
a game with your children , sew dresses and skirts,
be mother and lover... or wife... or both!
and help all your neighbours, your parents and friends
go riding, do stretching from seven to eight,
to look fit and well!!
then ... you´re not a teacher!
you´re a supergirl!!
What is my salary?
How much do I earn?
Please, this is a secret... and do not comment
one hundred and ninety!!
too much for A DAY!!!
Rita Jonas


Our dear SHARER and neighbour,Laura Renart, a member of the APIBA,sends us this information about the FAAPI Conference 2001 wgich APIBA is organizing:  

"The "2001 FAAPI Conference will be held at Universidad Católica Argentina located in Alicia Moreau de Justo 1300, Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires. It will bring together ELT professionals from Argentina and other countries to discuss, reflect and develop their ideas.The conference programme offers multiple opportunities for professional contact and development. Presenters will deliver workshops, talks, panel discussions and poster sessions for over 1000 participants.

FAAPI aims to link, develop and support ELT professionals in Argentina and the annual conference is its key event. The conference provides a unique opportunity for professionals to present their work. It enables both new and established members to contribute to a programme that reflects the diversity and variety of the profession.
The conference also allows members to enjoy professional networking by exchanging experiences informally and/or presenting and debating their professional views. Presentations from teachers working in Latin America are particularly welcome. Given equivalent academic merit, papers from members of FAAPI Associations will be given preference. Those wishing to propose panels or special sessions should contact the organizers.
There will be a Resources Exhibition, showing the latest published materials, videos, computer software and services, which will be open to all participants for the length of the conference.
Presenters' information
Deadline for speakers' proposals is 1st May 2001. Speakers must also register for the full  conference. Proposals may be for 40 minute papers, 90 minute workshops and poster presentations. 
Pre-registration for the Conference and Pre-Conference Event
Registration is open to any member of the public who wishes to attend the conference. We strongly recommend that delegates register early and take advantage of the early-registration rate. If you wish to join Asociación de Profesores de Inglés de Buenos Aires (APIBA) in order to take advantage of this rate, please contact the office and ask for a membership form. Delegates must register before they can attend any sessions-admission is strictly by badge. Please remember that late arrival at the conference reception desk could preclude you from the first session of the date, as latecomers would not be allowed into sessions.
A social programme will be arranged for delegates, beginning with a Reception for all registered participants on the evening of Thursday 20 September. You will be able to attend an evening of theatre. There will also be a great dinner-party on Friday 21 September. Please keep an eye on the web site for further details.
There will be a number of coffee stands throughout the exhibition hall where you can have coffee, fizzy drinks, water, soup, snacks, etc. You can also have meals at reduced prices at Bahía del Sol restaurant located in the UCA premises. There are other restaurants nearby which will offer delegates meals with convenient discounts.
Registration cancellations received before August 15 2001 will incur a 50% cancellation charge to cover administration fees. Cancellations after this date will not be refunded.
APIBA contact details
For further information please contact María Elena Iturbe & Silvia Zárate at the Conference Office: Sarmiento 835 - 1st floor - (1041) Buenos Aires           
Office Hours: Tues. and Thurs. 10.30 a.m. / 4.30 p.m.
Tel/Fax: (54) (011)- 4326-3927
E-mail:  Please note that that the 2001 FAAPI Conference Office will be closed on Tuesday 11 and Thursday 13 September 2001, in order to finalise conference arrangements.
Pre-Conference Event (PCE)
The pre-conference event is being held on Thursday 19 September 2001 specifically for delegates who wish to concentrate on a particular topic. "
FAAPI Time again ! Time to start getting ready for the big ELT event of the year in Argentina.  
First weeks at school! Gosh, isn´t it tough to be back to the grind after the holidays! Some humour, we hope,  will help alleviate the burden. We would especially like to thank our dear SHARER and friend from Rosario Silvia Grazziani for her contribution to this column.
Fist School Day
The child comes home from his first day at school.
His Mother asks, "Well, what did you learn today?"
The kid replies, "Not enough. They want me to come back tomorrow."
First kiss
An honest seven-year-old admitted calmly to her parents that Billy Brown had kissed her after class. "How did that happen?" gasped her mother.
"It wasn't easy," admitted the young lady, "but three girls helped me catch him."
Examination Wisdom (1) 
One professor at school had a strict policy that the hourly examinations were done at the bell and anyone who kept writing on their exam after the bell would take a zero on the exam.
One guy kept writing on his exam for a while after the bell and then confidently strode up to turn it in.
The professor looked at him and said "don't bother to hand that paper in
"... you get a zero for continuing after the bell."
The guy looked at him and said, "Professor, do you know who I am!!"
The professor replied, "No, and I don't care if your dad is president of the United States ... you get a zero on this exam."
The guy, with a enraged look on his face, shouted, "You mean you have no idea who I am???"
The professor responded, "No, I've no idea who you think you are."
With that, the guy said "good," plunged his exam into the middle of the stack of other students exams, and did a hasty retreat from the examination room!!!
Examination Wisdom (2) 

Two students taking a Chemistry class were doing well enough to think they had solid "A" grades. Confident of their chemistry knowledge, they decided to visit another college and party with some friends the weekend before the final. When they returned too late to take the exam, they found their professor and explained that they had missed the test because of a flat tire.  The professor allowed them to make up the final the next day. When they arrived, the professor handed each a test, then placed them in separate rooms to begin. Opening the small booklets, the students found just one question: Which tire?

Teacher´s Pet

It is a teacher's last day, and all the students want to show their appreciation for her by giving her a present. The chocolatier's son brings her a box of fine gourmet truffles, the florist's daughter brings her a bouquet of flowers, and the liquor store owners son comes in with a heavy box. The teacher notices it's leaking on one side, and takes a drop of the liquid and tastes it. "Champagne?" The boy says no. "Brandy?" Again he says no. Finally, the teacher says, "I give up, what did you get me?" And the liquor store owner's son says "A puppy!"

What´s up there? 

A teacher was giving a lesson on the circulation of the blood. Trying to make the matter clearer, he said, "Now, boys, if I stood on my head the blood, as you know, would run into it, and I should turn red in the face."
"Yes, sir," the boys said.
"Then why is it that while I am standing upright in the ordinary position
the blood doesn't run into my feet?"
A little fellow shouted, "Cause yer feet ain't empty!"

Kindergarten innocence

For weeks, a four-year old lad kept telling his Kindergarten teacher about the baby brother or sister that was expected at his house. One day the mother allowed the boy to feel the movements of the unborn child. The four-year old was obviously impressed, but made no comment. Furthermore, he stopped telling his teacher about the impending event.
The teacher finally sat the boy on her lap and said, "Tommy, whatever has
become of that baby brother or sister you were expecting at home?"
Tommy burst into tears and confessed, "I think Mommy ate it!"


Our dear SHARER from San Antonio de Padua, Cecilia Ramirez and her staff at   CR Language School and Educational Consultants are organizing an ELT Fair in April. No doubt the West will go wilder with this new enterprise by our very active colleague. Here´s her message:  
Hello you all!
We are sending you this message to announce that the " call for presentations"  and registration is open for the ELT Fair to take place in San Antonio de Padua on  21st April 2001 ( from 10 am to 6 pm.)
The idea is to provide workshops and/or lectures as well as commercial presentations  for people in the ELT area.
Main topics: Games, Methods and Approaches put into practice, Literature, Theories such as Multiple Intelligences, Activities for entertaining classes, Relaxation techniques for teachers, the use of the Web, International Exams, Language, Grammar.
If you are interested in attending it or/and being a presenter please contact Cecilia A. Ramirez de Ricci ( Phones: 0220 4859714 or 011 15 4091 3773) or e-mail :
Registration is $ 30 (group registrations at a special  discount)
Venue:  Sarmiento School -  San Antonio de Padua


Our dear friend and SHARER Celia Zubiri sends us and all our SHARERS her best wishes for this school year and announces this new Workshop:
How to stage a play with children and stay alive
Facilitator : Celia Zubiri -  1 session - 6 hours -  
March 24 -10:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 17:00 hours -  Fee $40
Registration :  4812-5307 / 4814-5455 / 15-4493-3543
An interesting proposal, no doubt. Thank you, Celia for your kind words.
"I know that professional development is essential to improving student learning.  But changing professional development so that we really make a difference in student learning is a huge & uncertain endeavor."

"Professional Development: Learning from the Best" is a toolkit based on experiences of the 20 award-winning schools (in the US). It is designed to help you improve professional development in your school. .  "Professional Development: Learning From the Best," is a step-by-step guide to help you implement strong, sustainable professional development that drives achievement of your student learning goals.

The toolkit, written by Emily Hassle (Public Impact), is at

Bonnie Bracey
Online Internet Institute
El Viernes 16 de Marzo recibimos este doloroso mensaje de nuestra colega Celia
Sábato del Instituto de Enseñanza Superior "Joaquín V. Gonzalez" de Buenos Aires.
"Como dice el asunto ( de este e-mail) , son tristes noticias: hoy falleció Anita Monner Sans, que durante muchos años ejerció la docencia y el compromiso en las aulas del Joaquín.  Quienes tuvimos el privilegio de conocerla como sus alumnos o sus colegas no la olvidaremos.  Sus enseñanzas y su ejemplo de vida permanecen
junto a nosotros y nos siguen ayudando a elegir el camino." 

Una sentida pérdida para la gran famila del profesorado argentino de Inglés. Nuestras más sinceras condolencias.
8.-    22nd  APRIL : EARTH DAY
Our dear SHARER, Diana Engelbert Moody,  sends us this message. We thought it would be of interest to teachers at all levels of instruction.
Wouldn´t it be great if we could all just contribute in a small way to this celebration and help create an awareness (inside and outside our classrooms) of the need to defend the Earth ?
Dear friends,
This April, thousands of organizations will take action in their communities to call for global sustainability and hope. Please join us in making this Earth Day a turning point in the way human beings treat the Earth, and each other.
We hope to hear from you soon! If you do not have web access, you can email us your event plans at , or fax them to us at +1 206 876 2015. Please make sure you include the following information:
group name:
contact name:
event name:
event description:
event time:
event location (exact address):
number of people expected to participate:
any media coverage:
Every Earth Day action matters, whatever its size, and whatever issue  it relates to. If you do something for the Earth on 22 April, you are part of a powerful force for change.
Thank you very much for being part of the Earth Day Network.
Event Highlights in Argentina 
Here´s just one example of what will be happening for Earth Day this year
In Argentina, the NGO Red de Voluntariado Juvenil Ambiental (The Youth Volunteer Network for the Environment) will launch the book,  "Young Volunteer Environmentalists," which honors up-and-coming young  activists. The launch is being coordinated through the Youth Environmental Program of the National Secretariat for Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy of Argentina.
Contact Martin Colombo, Tel: 54 114 382 6951, Email:,
Earth Day is all about people banding together to achieve what none  of us could achieve on our own. Each of you is important in this effort. Acting together, who says we can't change the world?
We look forward to hearing what you will be doing on Earth Day 2001.
For the Earth,
Earth Day Network Worldwide Team
HELP SPREAD THE EARTH DAY NETWORK... Invite your friends and colleagues to become involved in Earth Day. They can subscribe to this list by sending a message to  with the word "subscribe" in the subject line.
Our dear friends Albert Canil and Susan Hylliard send us this message with a list of The Suburban Players Forthcoming Events
Monday, March 19th
The Suburban Players Acting Workshop Edition 2001
This workshop is for those who want to learn acting skills for amateur and professional productions, focussed on: Dramatic Structure of monologues, scenes, and songs, Physical and verbal expression, Freedom of reaction, Establishing needs and objectives, Rhythm and timing in the use of language, Characterisation, Humour and Comedy.  Also: How to audition and how to deal with Stage Fright.  For information please call Hugo Halbrich at 4826-5616
Saturday, March 24 & Sunday March 25 (from 5:30 till 8 pm)
Acting Auditions
Suburban Players is out there, on the warpath, talent scouting for its 2001 productions and for its EVENINGS of THEATRE.  Here is your chance to try yourself out, fishing out your inner talents and letting go!  All within the traditional friendly ambience of Suburban Players!
Friday, April 6
Evening of Theatre
Come to The Playhouse to enjoy an evening with acting, song and dance as
of 9 pm.  Convened by Isabella Entwistle
Friday, April 20th
Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell
Isabella Entwistle gives life to this classic of the contemporary stage (turned into a hit film), portraying the humorously epic journey of a working class, middle aged woman in search of herself.  Directed by Susan Hillyard, this major production will be staged on: Fridays and Saturdays at 9pm, Sunday Matinees at 7 pm, from April 20th till May 13th.  A real must for theatre lovers!
Friday, June 1st
Evening of Theatre
Come to The Playhouse to enjoy an evening with acting, song and dance as
of 9 pm.  Convened by Isabella Entwistle.
Thank you for your information, nice people and...break a leg! 
Hello,dear SHARERS!

Hats off to the ELT Newsletter
(, they always deliver interesting articles
and notes on your mailbox. One of the brains behind the ELT Newsletter is
Michael Berman, and as I usually post some of his articles here, I can help
-noblesse oblige- but telling you about Mike's new work, "ELT Through
Multiple Intelligences", a 350-page book that contains over 120 worksheets,
and is available on-line in electronic format. For more information or to
download the book, please visit

From this week's Newsletter, read below an article that comes from
the People's Republic of China (notice the writing-style) with some sort of
technological solution for automatically writing your business letters. You
can also use the free piece of software involved to teach others to write 
business letters (I downloaded it, and it works nicely).

English Teaching/Learning, see

An English Letter-Writing Secretary  by Guo Shesen
Letter-Templates.  Generally we divide English letters into family letters, social letters and business letters. Each kind can be subdivided. While making templates I did not consider it necessary and realistic to include all these hundreds of letters in the same version. I thought hard and asked myself what kind of letters should be made into templates or what are the most important letters to students. All letters are equally important when they are used on different occasions. However, to students I feel the most needed and urgent shall be letters of
application - such as those in job hunting and follow-up letters. They are the first letters in communicating with society and employers and have great influence on their career. Even only making this kind of templates, the number of letters is great. I arranged the templates in the order of letter of application, letter of inquiry, thanks for the interview, thanks for the job offer, letter of acceptance... as commonly accepted by most people so that they can be easily located by users.

Layout of letters. When dealing with English letters we are sure to discuss the letter layout such as punctuation patterns or letter styles (full block, modified block or semi-block) or line-spacing etc. To make the letter styles easy-to-remember and flexible to modify, the templates are all outputted automatically in full block form and properly spaced between relevant parts (inside address, salutation...). With the help of editing, we can directly make the modifications or revisions on the basis of the template letters with the info of addressee and addresser.

The secretary comes true! 

The letter-writing secretary is very easy to operate. After starting the program, an expert will show us information of new or old addressee or addressor. I you want to write to a new recipient, you only spend one minute to enter his or her details. If you want to write to an old recipient, you just select from the names which have been stored in the mini-database. Then the expert will lead you to the letter page where you only select from the letter list and click the button "write". In one second the secretary will write a nearly perfect letter with the
information you want and with the proper styles. The only thing you are
left to do is to make a few revisions.
Downloading the secretary 
Those who are interested in the program may download it from my web site - the direct link is:  or

If you are interested in improving the program or source code you may write to At present the templates uploaded for the program are kinds of international job hunting. Screen-shots of the secretary are available on the ELT Newsletter web site (

About the author : Guo Shesen (E-mail: is an English teacher in the English Department, Luoyang University, Henan Province, P.R China. For more information about Guo and his works, please visit his web sites:
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Guest book:



Our dear SHARER and President of the Argentine Forum of Teachers and Students of English Rubén Scattareghi writes to us to announce the 8th Congress
of Teachers and Students of English to be held on October 11th, 12th & 13th 
2001 at Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad Nacional de Cuyo in
Below are the messages from the Organizing Committee:
& God save the Queen into the classroom                           
Thrill  the students ! Surprise them !, Amuse them!, Swallow them !
 Show them what rock 'n roll is and  help them  live moments they never had in a classroom and,hopefully, they' ll never forget.
Mendoza, October 2001 : Thrilling the Audience
Suggested topics
* Classroom dynamics
* Exotic teaching
* Drama and performing arts
* Music ,painting,writing, drawing,filming,
* Puppets
* Jokes, games
* Slides
* Storytelling
* Psychodrama
* Suggestopedia
* Human values
* Improvisation ( be honest, you can do it)
* The teacher as an entertainer
* Acting out
* Shout your feelings
* Videos and TV
Suggested schedule
Day 1 - Thursday 11th
morning:                           afternoon:                                           evening           
8:30 material                   14: 30 first workshop                         21:00- 24:00        
9:00 opening                    16:30 break                                        pub interaction
10:00 first lecture           16:45  school presentation                  karaoke            
11:30 break                      17:15 second workshop
11:45  second lecture       18:45 performance
13:15 lunch break             19:30  students'  meeting
Day 2 - Friday 12th
morning:                              afternoon:                                    evening
8:30 first lecture              14:30 first workshop                     21:00 play and peña
9:00 first break                16:30 break
9:45 second lecture           16:45 performance
11:15 school performance  17:15  second workshop
11:45 third lecture            18:45  performance
13:15 lunch break              19:30  end
Day 3 - Saturday 13th
morning:                                          afternoon:                            evening
9:00 first lecture                           15:00- 19:30                   21:00
10:30 break                                    rafting                           play and disco fun
10:45 students' presentations        horse riding                   congress video
11: 30 performance :live music       trekking                          closure & credits
13: 00 closure (academic)               shopping
 Call for Presentations
La Comisión Organizadora convoca a Escuelas, Institutos y Universidades que estén interesadas en participar del mismo para exponer conferencias de 90 minutos como máximo , talleres de 120 min. de duración ,sketches y/ o obras de teatro .Aquellos interesados pueden contactarse con esta comisión y enviar un resumen de su ponencia  para ser evaluada por la misma.
El objetivo de este evento es promover novedosas formas de enseñar el idioma apelando a la imaginación y creatividad de profesores y alumnos  así como también utilizando técnicas dramáticas, la música, la poesía, etc con el fin de cautivar y sorprender al alumno.
The following is a message from the Management of OUP Argentina :
"Dear Customer,
Having joined Oxford University Press Argentina S.A. in January, I have this week, decided to assume direct responsibility for all ELT sales and marketing operations.
In view of this change, I regret to announce that the positions of  ELT Sales & Marketing Manager and ELT Sales Co- ordinator are now  redundant. Marina Ulloa and Marcela Castignino have therefore now left the company.
I would like to thank both Marina and Marcela for their contribution to our business and wish them every success in the future.
I hope that I will have the opportunity to meeting you in the near future at which time I will be happy to discuss our exciting future plans with you.
Yours sincerely,
Alasdair Melville
Managing Director"
No doubt the ELT community of Argentina will join Marina and me in wishing our 
dear friends Marina Ulloa and Marcela Castagnino the very best. Hats off to two hard -working and wonderful human beings!
Our dear SHARER Pierre Stapley from Rosario sends us this information about this special event he is organizing with D. Dunn. Here are the details:
D & S Exploration & Adventure Weekend* at "La Lucena" Environmental Learning Centre, Ascochinga, Sierras de Cordoba
Thursday 12th April 2001 to Saturday 14th April 2001
*Exploration and Adventure in its widest sense: discoveries within and without our own everyday sensations and perceptions.
Easter 2001 with a magical mix of Topical Talks, Dazzling Debates, Lounging Lectures, Campfire Cantatas (not forgetting "The Wading Waffler" himself!) and Fountains of Fun - together with Mountains of ELT Info.
This Dunn and Stapley designed course is aimed at developing your personal potential and broadening your creativity in teaching English to your students.
The total price for the course is $85 -This fee includes: dormitory accommodation ( Please bring a sleeping bag), all meals, mineral water, and tuition.
Participants are recommended to bring informal wear and walking shoes, boots, or thick-soled trainers, as well as wet-weather gear (just in case). Pullovers and windcheaters should also be packed, as temperatures in the hills often fall sharply after sundown. Cameras, binoculars and a torch are a good idea.
To register, please send an e-mail to:  or call Denis (02320) 492935 or Pierre (0341) 4249122.
For more information, please visit   
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The following is a message from Dr Gvirtz - Universidad de San Andrés.
Estimados colegas:
La Escuela de Educación de la Universidad de San Andrés les informa que durante el primer semestre del corriente año se dictarán los siguientes Cursos de Actualización Docente:
"¡Me encantaría enseñar con esos métodos innovadores, pero nadie me explica cómo hacerlo! (Un recorrido sobre recientes modelos cognitivos de los conocimientos y el pensamiento de los maestros)"
Dr. Rodrigo Madanes.
"Herramientas visuales para enseñar y aprender mejor"
MA. Marta Libedinsky
"Conflicto y Mediación en el Nivel Inicial y la Escuela Primaria"
Dra. Sara R. de Horowitz
"Escribir no es hablar: del lenguaje oral a su representación escrita."
Dra. Florencia Cortés Conde
Saluda cordialmente,
Dra. Silvina Gvirtz
Directora de la Escuela de Educación
Universidad de San Andrés

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A dear SHARER has left us. Walda Sanden Trejo, a young, talented and energetic ELT professional was murdered on March 2nd.  She was an enthusiastic supporter of SHARE and had participated in the 7th Argentine Congress for Teachers and Students of English in Necochea in October 2000 with a Workshop on Afro-American Literature. She was a candidate for the Licenciatura en Inglés at Universidad Nacional del Litoral in Lomas de Zamora and had lately started a series of presentations on the use of Literature in the classroom. She was full of life and had plenty to give to others, something she always did generously.
Now, she is in Heaven. She is an angel of light. And while we pray for her six-year old daughter and her parents to find shelter and comfort in faith in the face of such dramatic loss, we cannot help asking ourselves questions that will never find and answer and regretting, dear Walda,  like in the old Irish traditional song that "...we hardly knew ye".  
Time to say goodbye again. This time we will let our dear SHARER Maria Ester Valdés to speak for us :  

Dear Omar and Marina,

Thanks a lot for Share 47, it's great! Full of information and humour. Since you reminded us of St. Valentine, I'm sending you some lines I wrote a number of years ago. (I must've been in love or craving for a trip). For you two:


I wish I were:
a blue sky in Mendoza,
a grey drizzle in San Martín de los Andes,
an orange sunset on the Atlantic coast,
a soft breeze in a golden Summer,
a warm caress in bright Autumn,
a chilly blue night in Winter,
or a rainbow of flowers in Spring,
just to make you blissful.
María Ester  Valdés

We wish the same to all of you, dear SHARERS 


Omar and Marina

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