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ARTESOL Board of Directors Argentina TESOL is an association of teachers of English affiliated to TESOL International and governed by a board of elected directors: President: First Second

Susana B. Tuero

Vicepresident: Mónica Gandolfo

Vicepresident : María Susana González Secretary: Treasurer: Member:

Alejandra Cappa Graciela Encina Graciela Martín

Member: Member:

María Claudia Albini


Viviana Innocentini

Member: Deputy Deputy Deputy


Elida Rolli

Elena Diez

Member: Ricardo Ramírez Member: Antonella Percara

Member: Virginia Pereira Suárez

Committee Member: Liliana Santaella


Member: Evangelina Sánchez


Member: Analía Mariniello


of Directors' Advisors: Mabel Gallo Ana María Rocca Vivian Morghen


Argentina TESOL Organizing Committee would like to express special recognition to the following people and institutions for their support, participation and academic endorsement:

 United States Embassy Argentina. Public Affairs Section  TESOL International Association  AMICANA–Asociación Mendocina de Intercambio Cultural Argentino Norteamericano

 Colegio Nacional Agustín Alvarez / Liceo Alfredo Bufano  Dudley Reynolds, Ph.D. Teaching Professor of English, Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar; 2016-2017 President of TESOL International Association

 Silvia Breiburd and Debora Nacamuli Klebs  Mario López Barrios  Denise Koninckx, AMICANA, ARTESOL 2018 Convention Co- Chair  Mónica Gandolfo, ARTESOL, ARTESOL 2018 Convention Co- Chair  Jorge Sánchez  ARTESOL board members and collaborators  ICANA, Instituto Cultural Argentino Norteamericano  Macmillan Education  Oxford University Press  Pearson Education  Advice Book Shop  SBS Librería Internacional  AEXALEVI  Guillermina Ramallo Viajes





08:00-09:00 09:00-09:30

AMICANA front desk

Opening Ceremony Colegio Agustín Alvarez Auditorium


Dr. Dudley Reynolds, ¨Writing Rubrics for Learning¨ Colegio Agustín Alvarez Auditorium




Coffee Break

Colegio Agustín Alvarez Auditorium AMICANA Hall & Library


Concurrent Sessions


Lunch break


Concurrent Sessions

Colegio Agustín Alvarez Auditorium & AMICANA Rooms

Colegio Agustín Alvarez Auditorium & AMICANA Rooms


Concurrent Sessions Colegio Agustín Alvarez Auditorium & AMICANA Rooms


Coffee break


Concurrent Sessions


Concurrent Sessions



AMICANA Hall & Library Colegio Agustín Alvarez Auditorium & AMICANA Rooms Colegio Agustín Alvarez Auditorium & AMICANA Rooms

08:00-09:00 09:00-10:00

AMICANA front desk

Breiburd & Nacamuli Klebs, ¨ Teaching for 21st Century Learning: Make it Happen!¨ AMICANA - Room 25

López Barrios, ¨ Do as I say, not as I do? The vocabulary teaching beliefs of EFL teachers and their practices¨ Colegio Agustin Alvarez Auditorium


Concurrent Sessions


Coffee break

Colegio Agustín Alvarez Auditorium & AMICANA Rooms AMICANA Hall & Library


Poster Sessions


Lunch break


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AMICANA Rooms 12 & 13

Colegio Agustín Alvarez Auditorium & AMICANA Rooms


Coffee break AMICANA Hall & Library


Commercial presentations


AMICANA Choir – Closing Ceremony & Raffle

AMICANA – Salón & Room 25 Colegio Agustín Alvarez Auditorium

A.M.I.C.A.N.A., Chile 987 Colegio Nacional ¨Agustín Alvarez¨, Chile 1050


KEYNOTE Speaker Dr Dudley Reynolds Teaching Professor of English, Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar Dudley Reynolds is the 2016-17 President of the TESOL International Association and a Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University in Doha, Qatar where he teaches first-year writing. He has previously taught in MA TESOL, intensive English, and elementary school programs. His research focuses on the development, instruction, and assessment of second language literacy. He is the author of One on One with Second Language Writers: A Guide for Writing Tutors, Teachers, and Consultants (University of Michigan Press, 2009) and Assessing Writing, Assessing Learning (University of Michigan Press, 2010). He is the recipient of two major grants from the Qatar National Research Fund: “Improving Reading Skills in the Middle School Science Classroom” (Lead PI) and “Learning4Teaching Qatar: Understanding Qatari teachers’ experiences and use of Professional Development in English language teaching” (Co-PI).

Friday, June 8, 09:30-10:30. Colegio Agustín Alvarez Auditorium Writing Rubrics for Learning – Plenary In this talk, we consider three challenges that must be overcome if we are to use rubrics as a tool for student learning. First, how can we design a rubric that emphasizes common goals for learning while acknowledging that each student has individual abilities and needs? Second, what aspects of writing should the rubric evaluate? Thirdly, how can we make rubrics meaningful for students?

AFFILIATE Session Mabel Gallo, María Susana González, Graciela Martín, Dudley Reynolds, Ana María Rocca, Silvia Schnitzler Friday, June 8, 10:30 -11:00. Colegio Agustín Alvarez Auditorium TESOL/ARTESOL Matters If you are looking to expand your professional horizons, ARTESOL is just the beginning! In this session, find out about opportunities to share your expertise and learn from colleagues around the world through membership in TESOL International Association, presenting at international conferences, and publishing in professional journals. On the other hand, being a member of Argentina TESOL you can participate in a network of over one hundred English Language Teaching Associations in the five continents. It is the password to access the latest resources to achieve ARTESOL mission: “To enhance professionalism in English Language Teaching Education”.


SEMI Plenaries Silvia Breiburd and Debora Nacamuli Klebs

Silvia Breiburd, teacher, researcher and international lecturer, has wide experience in primary and secondary teaching and managerial positions. She advocates for generational-friendly, 21st century education. Débora Nacamuli Klebs is a passionate teacher, teacher trainer and international lecturer. She lectures on Methodology at Lenguas Vivas and JV Gonzalez TTCs. Saturday, June 9, 09:00-10:00. AMICANA Room 25 Teaching for 21st Century Learning: Make it Happen! ELT professionals are challenged to expand their teaching beyond traditional language skills to prepare students for learning, work and society. This presentation will analyze relevant students’ generational traits and introduce dispositions needed for 21 st Century success. Strategies to include them effectively in daily language classroom practice will be discussed. Dr. Mario López Barrios Dr. Mario López Barrios is Professor of Foreign Language Methodology (EFL and German) at the School of Languages, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina.

Saturday, June 9, 09:00-10:00. Colegio Agustín Alvarez Auditorium Do as I say, not as I do? The vocabulary teaching beliefs of EFL teachers and their practices Beliefs, assumptions and knowledge (BAK) systems influence EFL teachers’ actions. This presentation focuses on some teachers’ vocabulary teaching beliefs and practices based on data collected by a survey and class observations. The results will be presented by building links among the teachers’ BAK systems and the actions observed in class.



Concurrent Sessions at a glance



Friday, June 8, 2018 - 11:30-12:15 1.Developing fluency and stress in the EFL Classroom Demonstration Room: School Auditorium English Pronunciation is a very valued skill among students. However, there are challenges with teaching it in an EFL setting. This presentation will focus on two classroom activities to practice and reinforce the teaching of fluency and stress using suprasegmentals. Presenter: Paula CABRERA 2.Critical thinking tasks to boost language development CANCELED Demonstration Room: Salón AMICANA Most children graduate from school today without having developed the critical thinking skills they need to face today´s demands. The speaker will present a portfolio of CT tasks to shake up students´ minds and help them enhance their language skills. Presenter: Paola DANESI 3.English Language Teachers’ perceptions towards Critical Pedagogy in ELT CANCELED Research paper Room 8 English language teaching needs to go beyond cognition with few socio-political implications. It requires to transform both students’ and teachers’ perspectives towards the society they are immersed in. This research analyses the perceptions and attitudes of English language teachers towards critical pedagogy in ELT. Presenter: Nicolle SUAZO ALBORNOZ 4.Are you listening to me? Multidimensional classroom talk Demonstration Room 25 Discourse analysis is a useful tool in ESL/EFL teaching for the selection of material, to increase students’ participation, and even to avoid students’ exclusion. This demonstration aims to show the use of DA to empower teachers by analyzing classroom interaction, thus enhancing communication. Presenters: Beatriz CASTIÑEIRA & María Rosa MUCCI Friday, June 8, 2018 – 13:30 - 14:15 5.What to do when rubrics go wrong? Demonstration Room: School Auditorium Rubrics have become one of the most consistent tools to assess written and oral performances in English. How to make sure, then, that those rubrics effectively give us the information we need? Participants will use the techniques and procedures presented to help improve faulty rubrics. Presenter: Carolina VERGARA-MERY 6.Grammaring: The effects on EFL learners’ communicative skills Research paper Room: Salón AMICANA This study examines the results of implementing Grammaring to improve grammar proficiency in writing skills of low-level EFL learners. Data from 50-students control group and 50-students experimental group are gathered and interpreted. The results from a comparative analysis of pre- and post-tests will demonstrate improvements in EFL learners’ written skills. Presenter: Erickzon Dany ASTORGA CABEZAS


7.Let’s ‘Grammar’ with and from Systemic-Functional Linguistics Demonstration Room 7 English grammar teaching in EFL classes should be neither challenging nor frustrating, but fun with and from Systemic-Functional Linguistics (SFL). Approaching teaching from such a perspective helps students internalize and use grammar meaningfully and purposefully in contextualized discourses. To use such an approach improves students’ language intelligibility and performance. Presenter: Jorge LEMOS SHLOTTER 8.Fostering the learning of research genres in higher education Research paper Room 8 Mastery of a foreign language is a priority for personal and professional development. At university, ESP courses should enhance the teaching and learning of research genres. Thus, this presentation informs about an on-going research project related to empirical informative abstracts conducted at the School of Political and Social Sciences, UNCuyo. Presenter: Jorge SÁNCHEZ 9.Metacognitive and cognitive processes in lesson planning Research paper Room 25 This presentation will show the results of a study on metacognitive and cognitive processes that occur in the mind of pre-service EFL teachers when planning a lesson. This knowledge will eventually allow to determine better ways to support and improve our students’ higher order thinking skills. Presenters: Marcela QUINTANA & Lucia RAMOS Friday, June 8, 2018 – 14:30 -16:00 10.The modern language classroom: how technology changes teachers’ roles Workshop Room: School Auditorium Internet and free access to language learning software does not replace language teachers, but it does mean that the teacher’s role changes. What are skills that learners cannot get online? This presenter will provide techniques to incorporate production, critical thinking, and social skills into lessons to stimulate learner autonomy. Presenters: Anna McCOURT 11.Plan B, Your Back Pocket Activities When Technology Fails Workshop Room Salón AMICANA The goal is to create communicative, back-up lesson plans for a classroom with no technology. The participants will be grouped to develop lesson plans in a collaborative round-robin pairing of receptive and productive skills, which can in turn serve as a model lesson plan sharing exercise in any context. Presenters: Lia BRENNEMAN & Maria Victoria MUÑOZ 12.Brain-Based Learning: building a bridge between Neurosciences and Education Workshop Room 7 Knowing how the brain works is essential for teachers to select strategies and design activities that go hand in hand with how students’ brains learn. In a fun way, using a variety of interactive activities, this workshop will bring teachers closer to a very wise way of teaching. Presenter: Nylia Elena MONTÉ 13.Lead to believe. Believe to teach Workshop Room 8 Teachers are visualized as commanders in charge. They are in a position to lead but not always aware of it. During this workshop, attendants will be able to discover the leader they carry inside and how to help students find the one inside themselves. Presenter: Elsa ACETO


14.How to design hypermedia material to ensure knowledge construction Workshop Room 25 What should teachers consider when designing digital material? This workshop will aim at helping teachers develop a criterion to produce hyperlinked documents. The theoretical framework used combines features of Learning, Language and Hypermedia. Groups will criticize digital documents and finally agree on guidelines for the design of on-line teaching material. Presenters: Viviana María VALENTI & Marisa Andrea GALIMBERTI Friday, June 8, 2018 – 16:30 - 17:15 15.Spontaneous speech and listening: activities and assessment Demonstration Room: School Auditorium The presenters will seek to explain how the knowledge and intensive practice of prosody and the features of fast natural speech can influence attentive listening, resulting in a successful handling of the message. They will show classroom activities and assessment methods which could enhance the participants’ teaching practice. Presenters: Carina CAPORALINI, Eliana HENRIQUEZ, & Gabriela GARCÍA 16.Empowering preservice teachers by practicing out of educational contexts Research paper Room: Salón AMICANA This presentation shows how incorporating service learning with a focus on social justice in an instructional methods course impacts the preparation of EFL teachers in Chile. Attendees will hear the benefits and challenges of this project, and discuss how EFL teaching courses can develop social responsibility along with pedagogical skills. Presenters: Liza Perez MIRANDA, Lucía RAMOS LEIVA, & Leslye ESCOBAR 17.Gender issues through Songs at Secondary School Demonstration Room 7 The current legislation in Argentina (LEN 26206/06) states that an integrated view of Health and Sexual Education for adolescents should be included in the syllabus at secondary school. The presenter will address this issue by explaining how to use authentic material for authentic learning to cater for these pedagogical dimensions. Presenter: Florencia L. MORGILLO 18.Exploring in-service teachers´ cognition: discourses vs. practices CANCELED Research paper Room 8 Classroom practices are thought to reflect what teachers think, know, and believe (teachers´ cognition), but can both agreements and disagreements between teachers´ cognition and actual classroom actions be identified? How? Findings from a descriptive-exploratory study will attempt to answer these questions and shed light upon implications for language teachers´ professional development. Presenter: Adriana María MORALES VASCO 19.Disciplinary reading in English: a genre- based proposal Research paper Room 9 A reading comprehension course of disciplinary texts in English for students of Spanish at Universidad Nacional de San Juan helps them familiarize with some of the genres they need to handle in their discourse community. The presenters will show how they organize the course from a genre- based perspective. Presenter: María Laura GONZÁLEZ & Mariela HUALPA


20.Errors in written discourse committed by EFL teacher trainees Research paper Room 25 The presenter will show the results of a study that accounts for the grammatical errors committed in a writing activity by future EFL teachers of four different levels in order to approach a description of their interlanguage. Results reveal major differences of interlanguage between first year and fifth year participants. Presenter: Eladio DONOSO Friday, June 8, 2018 – 17:30 – 19:00 21.Learning Strategies: encouraging our own education Workshop Room: School Auditorium For decades we have brushed up our teaching techniques, focussing on ways to improve our students’ performance. However, we are just beginning to discuss autonomy, while most of our work creates a culture of dependency. This session will explore six approaches that demonstrate that students can learn autonomously and meaningfully. Presenter: Alastair GRANT 22.Experiential Learning to Improve Grammar, Speaking, and Writing Skills Workshop Room: Salón AMICANA English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers want their students to learn concepts beyond a textbook page. How can language teachers create experiential projects where students improve their language skills? This workshop will demonstrate three kinds of experiential activities and participants will create their own to implement in their classrooms. Presenter: Dinorah SAPP 23.Teaching to understand and produce texts: A pedagogy Workshop Room 7 Understanding what a text does as a social activity, how it does this and what language resources are implicated are essential to develop genre literacy in modern EFL courses. In this workshop, participants will take the steps of a pedagogy leading to the scaffolded production of texts. Presenters: Samiah HASSAN, & Cristina BOCCIA 24.Meanings in images: comprehending and producing visual narratives Workshop Room 8 Presenters will help participants explore visual resources used by picture book illustrators to place readers as outside observers or invite them to participate in the story world. Possible applications of this analysis will be considered for the EFL classroom and some comprehension and production activities will be put into practice. Presenters: Alejandra FARÍAS, Emilia MORESCHI, & Mercedes ROMERO DAY 25.Genre awareness in ESP courses at University level Round table Room 9 In this round table we will present and debate the particular Format of ESP courses at four Argentine Universities. Courses are designed considering the prototypical genres used in different academic fields and the tenets of the schools of the genre based approach: ESP, the New Rhetoric, and the Sydney School. Presenters: Viviana INNOCENTINI, Alicia María NOCETI, Jorge SÁNCHEZ, & María Susana GONZÁLEZ


26.Sounds, words, rhythm: creating contexts toward our summit Workshop Room 25 Sounds combine to create words, phrases, sentences, which help convey the musicality of language. This workshop intends to demonstrate how the use of poetry can integrate these components to support oral- aural skills in the EFL class. The audience will experience alternative ways to further these abilities in everyday lessons. Presenter: Rita ALDORINO Saturday, June 9, 2018 – 10:15 – 11:00 27.Students’ vocabulary learning strategies profile in reading comprehension courses Research paper Room: School Auditorium Teaching strategies to learn vocabulary can speed up the process of vocabulary learning in reading comprehension courses. The purpose of the study is to explore the VLS profiles of students attending reading comprehension courses at the beginning of their instruction period in the School of Philosophy and Arts, UBA. Presenters: Patricia Alejandra INSIRILLO & Patricia del Valle ORTIZ 28.Creative and Constructive Solutions to Teaching Challenges Demonstration Room: Salón AMICANA The presenter will provide a framework for her Supervised Teaching class, and model a professional development module: Creative and Constructive Solutions, in which collaboration will provide participants the opportunity to reflect on their own context, encourage positive solutions, and discuss guiding our new student-teachers to implement the same strategy. Presenter: Lía BRENNEMAN 29.The use of Spanish in EFL Chilean classrooms Research paper Room 7 The goal of the presentation is to report a study that accounts for the perceptions of 229 EFL teacher trainees regarding the use of Spanish as L1 in EFL classes. These future EFL teachers belong to their first and fourth year course levels of training in tertiary education in the degree in English Pedagogy of four Chilean universities. Presenter: Eladio DONOSO 30.Integrating ICT through the virtual campus into face-to-face teaching Demonstration Room 8 Virtual campuses offer tools that can be integrated into face-to-face teaching. Are we teachers aware of the benefits of introducing them in our classes? In this presentation, we will demonstrate how the tool Glossary has been used to help students categorize technical vocabulary in an ESP course in Mechatronics Engineering. Presenters: Lyda LEIBOVICH & Patricia SAMPIETRO 31.Importance of abstracts as a mini academic genre Research paper Room 9 Students who are being trained in reading comprehension at the School of Philosophy and Letters, Universidad de Buenos Aires, should become aware of the fact that the reading of abstracts takes place during the anticipation period and that this activity is really important for the formulation of specific hypotheses. Presenters: María Susana GONZÁLEZ & María Claudia ALBINI


32.Describing Listening Strategy Patterns by Upper Secondary School Students Research paper Room 25 The presenter will describe the listening strategy patterns of direct and indirect strategies used by upper secondary school students of English in Córdoba, Argentina. In addition, she will specify the categories of memory, cognitive, compensation, metacognitive and social affective strategies, and will compare gender differences according to the task performed. Presenter: María Ines PISTORIO

Poster Sessions Saturday, June 9, 2018 – 12:00-12:30 33.Language Mentoring Project: make them learn! Poster Room 12 Mentoring seems to be an effective strategy to meet each student’s needs in a mixed-ability group with few hours of class per week. The presenter will share the experience and demonstrate the benefits of a language mentoring project implemented with mixed-ability groups of 17-year-old students in a secondary school. Presenter: Nolwenn GAUTIER 34.Blended-learning in Teaching Reading Comprehension in English Poster Room 12 This is a qualitative study which will describe the implementation of blended-learning in the context of a recently-created university as an attempt to answer the following question: “Is the hybrid method of teaching effective for this specific community of students?” Presenters: Ileana BONETTO, Silvia DELLA VEDOVA, María Laura GODOY, Anabella IOTTI, & Marcela PUEBLA 35.Facilitating school to university transition: an articulation project. Poster Room 12 The Articulation Project for the English class between the School of Engineering (UNLPam) and EPET3 (Informatics Orientation) was designed to address the need for better articulation between secondary and university education. The purpose of this project is to improve students’ linguistic abilities and connect them to the university academic programs. Presenters: Estela Raquel RAMOS, María Julia FORTE, Ana Laura BACCI, & Mariana PAGELLA 36.A virtualization program at Facultad de Ingeniería UNLPam Poster Room 12 Technologies in the 21st century have made an impact on the way knowledge is accessible to students, making educational processes available beyond the classroom. In an attempt to create ubiquitous learning environments, a virtualization project is being implemented to reinforce the English courses at the university. Presenters: Estela Raquel RAMOS, Mariana PAGELLA, María Julia FORTE, & Ana Laura BACCI 37.Posters to Engage and Empower Students in Grammar Class Poster Room 13 Intensive English Program (IEP) students taking grammar classes are often overwhelmed by the amount of rules needed to test their knowledge. This poster session presents an alternative form of assessment for grammar classes for any level or skill. The presenter will show a lesson plan, rubrics, and pictures of posters. Presenter: Dinorah SAPP


38.Uncovering interaction in research articles’ abstracts Poster Room 13 Research articles’ abstracts have become a genre of increasing interest; most studies have identified and described its characteristic elements as a genre awareness resource for helping writers improve their writing. Interaction represents an emerging area of interest, which the presenter will explore through the framework of metadiscourse. Presenter: Viviana A. INNOCENTINI 39.Networking in ELT: understanding teachers’ needs, goals and expectations Poster Room 13 Despite the availability of updating courses for EFL professionals, they might fail to address the teachers’ concerns. A possible explanation may be an increasing gap between course designers and classroom practitioners. Preliminary insights regarding pre-service and in-service teachers’ identified gaps and needs in terms of professional training will be shared. Presenters: Viviana A. INNOCENTINI & Ana Barbara FORTE



Saturday, June 9. 2018 - 14:00 - 15:30 40.Teaching Organization for Writing Workshop Room: School Auditorium Ever looked at a student’s paper and felt completely puzzled by what they are trying to say? The vocabulary is appropriate. The sentence structure seems mixed up in places, but you can understand what was intended. But when you read the text as a whole, you feel like a ball on a squash court. You know the issue is organization, but how do you address it? In this workshop we will use sample essays to consider why students may have problems organizing their writing, how we can work with them one on one, and finally how we can teach organization to a whole class without dictating what to write. Presenter: Dudley Reynolds 41.Mobile learning and the flipped classroom Workshop Room: Salón AMICANA Using mobile learning and the Flipped classroom will definitely help us improve as professionals and make our teaching a lot more interactive and fun. As 21st century teachers we need to give our students the ideal tools to improve the skills required and transform our teaching style into a more attractive, authentic, and meaningful experience. Presenter: Siorella GONZALES SÁNCHEZ 42.Capturing students’ best performance with valid classroom language assessment Workshop Room 7 This workshop is targeted at educators who wish to improve their understanding of valid language-testing principles and techniques to capture students’ best performance. Workshop participants will discuss a variety of testing scenarios and design sample assessments and scoring tools. Participants will work with sample test data to practice item analysis. Presenter: Jennifer RAMOS 43.University English students as architects of their own knowledge Workshop Room 8 The session’s goal is to provide strategies to help University students develop basic soft skills such as team-spiritedness, self-management, decision-making, and problem-solving through specifically tailored


Project Based Learning (PBL). The presenters will illustrate the PBL stages and lead participants through a PBL activity to develop their own projects. Presenters: Gloria Estela QUINTERO RIVEROS, & Diana RUIZ GAMA 44.Spice up your classes with lots of games! Workshop Room 9 Having fun in class is a serious thing! Come to this workshop and learn simple ways to spice up your lessons with lots of games. Learn the benefits of using them in class and take home a new collection of games to use with students of different ages and levels. Presenter: Nylia MONTÉ 45.Collaborative Learning: making ourselves unnecessary Workshop Room 25 We are aware of the importance of grammar and vocabulary, but we also know the younger generation learns better from peers. How can we develop this autonomy and also ensure they pass exams? Let us explore the benefits of students engaging in collaborative learning, and strategies to make ourselves unnecessary. Presenter: Alastair GRANT



Saturday, June 9, 2018 – 16:00 – 16:45 An Overview of the PTE suite – Pearson Education Salón AMICANA In the teaching-learning process, it is utterly important for decision makers, teachers and students to be able to have a clear picture of where they are at. ELT is not different; thus there is an ever-growing need for assessment. Beyond this clear picture, assessment is a pedagogical tool that favors data driven decision making to benefit individuals, educators and institutions all the same. Pearson, a leading company in educational solutions, is aware of these needs and their importance, and offers a suite of certifications. We present Pearson Test of English in two versions: General and Young learners, a set of international certifications administered by Pearson in partnership with the prestigious exam board EDEXCEL and regulated by OFQUAL and CEA, the most important certification boards in the United Kingdom. Our exams are rigorous, accurate, and they hold recognition worldwide for their standards of quality. We hope you will consider us when choosing English language certifications. Presenter: Paula Domanski Games Galore! A Treasury of Useful Ideas for Teachers Room 25 The book Games Galore! A Treasury of Useful Ideas for Teachers has been created to make your job a little easier, banishing boredom from your classes. The book facilitates the frequent use of games in class. Come and learn simple ways to spice up your lessons with lots of games! Presenter: Nylia Monté


Biographical Statements ACETO, Elsa Elsa Aceto teaches at AMICANA and at Universidad de Cuyo schools. She is concerned with and gives workshops on teachers´ development and values. ALBINI, María Claudia Albini, María Claudia holds a BA in Education and a BA in Arts; is a teacher of English, and music. She works at FFyL-UBA. ALDORINO, Rita Rita Aldorino, MA in TESOL, teaches Phonetics, Discourse, Didactics and ESP for Tourism. Twice Fulbright recipient, she taught Spanish and ESL while in the USA. ASTORGA CABEZAS, Erickzon Erickzon Astorga, teacher and Master in TEFL; works in secondary and tertiary Education. He is involved in English Assessment and Didactics research at UBO University. BACCI, Ana Laura Ana Laura Bacci: English Teacher (UNLPam) with a degree in Higher Education, works as a teacher and researcher at Facultad de Ingeniería, UNLPam. BOCCIA, Cristina Cristina Boccia a specialist in functional genre studies and teaching; is an EFL teacher at teacher training college and translation studies at UNCuyo, Mendoza. BONETTO, Ileana English Teacher specialised in ICT, is finishing a Master Degree in Spanish as a Foreign Language. She works as an English Professor. BRENNEMAN, Lia Lia Brenneman is Assistant Director of University of Florida English Language Institute. CABRERA, Paula Paula Cabrera is a TESOL MA from Chile who is currently studying at Brigham Young University in Utah. Her specialization is curriculum development. CAPORALINI, Carina Carina Caporalini is a lecturer in ESP and English Phonetics and Phonology at the National University of Cuyo. CASTIÑEIRA, Beatriz Beatriz Castiñeira, PhD., a specialist in discourse analysis and composition, teaches in I.S.F.D. N° 100 and I.S.F.D. N° 11, UTN Avellaneda and UNQUI. DANESI, Paola Paola Danesi, English teacher from IES Lenguas Vivas JRF with CLT specialization from IE, University of London, teacher trainer at Escuela de Maestros, gob CABA. DELLA VEDOVA, Silvia Teacher of English and Public English Translator specialised in Higher Education, has been working as a Professor for twenty years.


DOMANSKI, Paula Paula Domanski is a teacher of English, graduated from Universidad Nacional de Cuyo. Paula is writing her thesis on Black Studies to become a Magister in Contemporary English Literature.

DONOSO, Eladio Eladio Donoso, EFL/ESL and Spanish as FL teacher, Ph. D. in linguistics, trains EFL teachers at Universidad Católica del Norte in Chile. ESCOBAR, Leslye Leslye Escobar is a recent graduate from the English Pedagogy Program at Universidad Católica del Norte in Antofagasta. FARÍAS, Alejandra Alejandra Farías explores genres taught in the EFL classroom as researcher and teaches at varied levels of instruction (primary school, secondary school, and FFyL, UNCuyo). FORTE, Ana Bárbara Ana Forte is co-director of a University extension project concerning EFL teachers’ professional networking at UNMdP. FORTE, María Julia María Julia Forte: English Teacher (UNLPam) and Higher Education Specialist, works as a teacher and researcher at Facultad de Ingeniería, UNLPam. GALIMBERTI, Marisa Andrea Marisa Galimberti is a specialist in EFL methodology and category V researcher. She designs material and teaches ESP at the Faculty of Engineering (UNR). GALLO, Mabel Mabel Gallo is ARTESOL founder and current advisor to ARTESOL Board of Directors. GARCIA, Gabriela Gabriela García is a lecturer in ESP and English Phonetics and Phonology at the National University of Cuyo. GAUTIER, Nolwenn Nolwenn Gautier graduated with a Master’s in Education, works as an English teacher and coordinator at Liceo Jean Mermoz in Buenos Aires. GODOY, María Laura Assistant English Teacher, works at the University of Villa Mercedes. She is finishing a Master Degree in Spanish as a Foreign Language. GONZALES SÁNCHEZ, Siorella Ms. Gonzales has a Degree in Foreign Languages, and a Diploma in Higher Education with honors. She’s the Director of Trujillo Transmite Academy. GONZÁLEZ, María Laura María Laura González, professor at UNSJ (Departments of Spanish, Tourism and Geography) and UCC (Medicine), member of CICITCA projects since 2004. GONZÁLEZ, María Susana María Susana González holds a Master’s degree in Discourse Analysis and she is a Professor and researcher at the Universidad de Buenos Aires.


GRANT, Alastair Teacher Trainer, ELT materials writer and Academic Director at Colegio Nuevo Las Lomas and trainer at International House Montevideo, running the Cambridge Delta 1 course. HASSAN, Samiah Samiah Hasan, a specialist in SFL genre studies and teaching; is an EFL/ ESL teacher at teacher training college and translation studies at UNCuyo, Mendoza. HENRIQUEZ, Eliana Eliana Henriquez is a lecturer in ESP and English Phonetics and Phonology at the National University of Cuyo. HUALPA, MARIELA Mariela Hualpa, professor at Universidad Nacional de San Juan (Department of English and Department of Spanish), member of CICITCA projects since 2011. INNOCENTINI, Viviana Alejandra Viviana Innocentini holds a Master’s degree in TEFL. Director: University extension project: EFL teachers’ professional networking. Research interests: academic genres, meta-discourse and rhetorical organization patterns. INSIRILLO, Patricia Alejandra Patricia Insirillo, member of UBACYT research team since 1995, teaches Reading Comprehension at the School of Philosophy and Letters in the University of Buenos Aires. IOTTI, Anabella Anabella Iotti is an Assistant Teacher of English at the University of Villa Mercedes. She is currently specializing in Foreign Language Didactics. LEIBOVICH, Lyda Lyda Leibovich, teacher of English (UNLP); lectures ESP at Mechatronics Engineering, FCAL UNER and at FHAYCS UADER in Concordia, Entre Ríos. LEMOS SHLOTTER, Jorge Rodolfo Jorge Lemos Shlotter, M.A. Teaching English as a Foreign Language; teaches in English Teacher Training Course and English Translation Studies at Catholic University of Salta. MARTIN, Graciela Graciela Martín is ARTESOL immediate Past President. McCOURT, Anna Anna McCourt is an English Language Fellow in Salta. She supports teachers at ISICANA and has taught EFL in South Korea and Ecuador. MONTÉ, Nylia Elena Nylia Monté, Psychologist and English Teacher, specializes in Neurosciences and Education. Head of English Department at NEA 2000 School and English teacher at ICANA. MORALES VASCO, Adriana María Adriana María Morales Vasco. Associate Professor, Universidad del Tolima, Colombia. Researcher in EFL. Author and co-author of articles in specialized journals. M.A. in English Didactics. MORESCHI, Emilia Emilia Moreschi, professor and PhD student at the English Department (UNCuyo), studies genres frequently taught in the EFL classroom as part of a research team.


MORGILLO, Florencia L. Licenciada en Inglés. Interpreter and Teacher. Specialties: Applied Linguistics, Materials design, Digital classrooms. Graduated at Universidad Nacional del Litoral; holds International Certificates from U.S.A and U.K. MUCCI, María Rosa Maria Rosa Mucci, PhD., a specialist in cultural studies, teaches in UTN Avellaneda and UNQUI, former teacher at I.S.F.D. N° 24 and I.S.F.D. N° 100. MUÑOZ, María Victoria Victoria Muñoz, professor at the School of Arts and Design, UNCuyo, teaches EFL in Mendoza at both college and secondary-school level, and specializes in literature. NOCETI, Alicia María Alicia María Noceti holds a BA degree in English. She is a professor and researcher at FCAL, UNER. ORTIZ, Patricia del Valle Patricia Ortiz, specialist in Constructivism and Mg. in EFL, teaches Reading Comprehension at the Schools of Engineering and of Psychology, University of Buenos Aires. PAGELLA, Mariana Mariana Pagella: English teacher (UNLPam) and Education and Technology Specialist, works as a teacher and coordinator of the Virtualization Program at Facultad de Ingeniería, UNLPam. PÉREZ MIRANDA, Liza Lisa Pérez is passionate about education and mentoring preservice EFL teachers to be proactive leaders within schools. She specializes in teaching EFL instructional methods courses. PISTORIO, María Inés María Inés Pistorio holds an MA in Applied Linguistics from the UNC, and has been a researcher of EFL listening for 15 years. PUEBLA, Marcela Marcela Puebla, English Teacher, Public English Translator and Master in Higher Education, is working as an English Professor at the University of San Luis. QUINTANA, Marcela Marcela Quintana is the Director of International Relations at Universidad Arturo Prat. She holds a Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction in ESL. QUINTERO RIVEROS, Gloria Stella Gloria Stella Quintero Riveros, Director of the Language Institute of the Catholic University of Colombia. MA in Education from Universidad de Los Andes. RAMOS, Estela Raquel Estela Raquel Ramos: English Teacher (UNLPam), Master´s degree in University Education, researcher and head of the English Department at Facultad de Ingeniería, UNLPam. RAMOS, Jennifer Jennifer Ramos, academic administrator and teaching faculty at the University of Florida’s English Language Institute. RAMOS LEIVA, Lucia Lucia Ramos teaches Didactics at Universidad Católica del Norte. She holds a Post graduate degree in Applied Linguistics and an MA in Education.


ROCCA, Ana María Ana María Rocca, current advisor to ARTESOL Board of Directors, and member of TESOL Affiliate Network Professional Council. ROMERO DAY, Mercedes Mercedes Romero Day, Master’s student at the English Department (UNCuyo), researches genres frequently taught in the EFL classroom and teachers at different levels of instruction. RUIZ GAMA, Diana Carolina Diana Carolina Ruiz Gama, Academic Coordinator of the Language Institute of the Catholic University of Colombia. MA in Applied Linguistics from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. SAMPIETRO, Patricia Patricia Sampietro, Licenciada en Inglés (UNL) and teacher of English (I.E.S. “Victoria Ocampo”); lectures at Mechatronics Engineering FCAL UNER in Concordia, Entre Ríos. SÁNCHEZ, Jorge Jorge Sánchez, MA in Applied Linguistics; English language and literature teacher; Specialist in Teaching at Higher Education and Diplomado in Social Sciences. SAPP, Dinorah Dinorah Sapp is a Lecturer and Coordinator of Collaboration Development in the Intensive English Program at the University of Mississippi, USA. SCHNITZLER, Silvia Silvia Schnitzler, TESOL Best of Affiliate Session at TESOL 2018, Chicago, Illinois, USA. SUAZO ALBORNOZ, Nicolle Academic and Researcher from the ELT programme at Universidad Católica del Maule, Chile. Master in ELT from Warwick University, England. VALENTI, Viviana María Viviana Valenti, Magister in linguistic theories and second language acquisition, category-IV researcher, coordinates ESP courses, designs material and teaches at the Faculty of Engineering (UNR). VERGARA-MERY, Carolina Carolina Vergara Mery, Teacher of EFL and MA in TEFL, teaches Assessment in EFL to future English Teachers in Antofagasta, north of Chile.





ARTESOL 2018 Convention program book  

Convention program book

ARTESOL 2018 Convention program book  

Convention program book