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Newsletter August

  1. 1. Asociación de Profesores de Inglés de Rosario August 2010 _____________________________________________________________ Dear Member, We are pleased to forward the August issue of our monthly newsletter. Our office has resumed the regular schedule, ie Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 pm to 7 pm. Corrientes 1323 (P.B.) Rosario. Our new telephone number is: (0341) 153-983562 Outside office hours, please leave a message. You may also contact us via email: (about general matters) (for administrative matters) First Professional Development Meeting - June 11th, 2010 Whether you want to re-live the experience, or find out what it was like, take a look at the slideshow at Here's a sneak preview:
  2. 2. We would like to share with you some of the feedback received during this meeting. We care about your opinion, and hope you will see it reflected in this newsletter. What would you like APrIR to offer you? Essential Good idea Irrelevant Bad idea library lectures workshops legal advice discounts in discounts in social gath. rel. updates online forums recom. online shops act. by others material What topics are you interested in? Essential Good idea Irrelevant Bad idea teaching teaching cultural technology children adults awareness and education
  3. 3. We are pleased to announce the following activities with a special discount for APrIR members: STORYTELLING IN L2 Organised by Kinder Garten. 28th August (2 to 5:30 pm - San Lorenzo) Enrolment: 03476-425566 or Special Fee for APrIR members: $ 60. 9th International Congress for ELT Managers and DOS August 26, 27 & 28, (Buenos Aires) Full programme available from program.htm APrIR members will enjoy a 25% discount in the conference fee and free access to the pre-conference event. Teaching Grown Ups III. Organised by Move Up. Sept 11th.(9:00 AM a 6:30 PM) ENROLMENT: Tel: 0341 - 4356830 Special fee for APrIR Members: $ 100.- E-dutraining Professional Development Programme More information: www.e- Tel: 5588500 Special discount for APrIR Members: 10 % Social activities APrIR's Celtic Evening!! (social evening for members and their friends). Come and share an evening with music, dances and surprises to celebrate Teacher's Day. Buy your ticket (including snacks and a drink) in advance from your colleagues at the APrIR Committee, or send us an email at Where: Salón Social Asociación Católica San Patricio. Salta 2643 When: September 3rd. 9 pm. SIG and Workshop Meetings continue to be held as planned: CALL, coordinated by Mary Di Mónaco ( Monthly meetings to experiment with the new technologies and think of ways to use them to enhance our teaching practice. LAST SATURDAY of the month, at 9.30. Venue: Zeballos 1220 (cybercafé), 528-3228. Teachers who own a laptop or netbook may choose to work on them. Fee: $ 5. for Members - $ 15. for non-Members Reading for Pleasure (workshop), coordinated by Nora Séculi ( Monthly meetings, in which to read, analyze and discuss short stories, poems or plays, according to the preferences of the group. FIRST TUESDAY of the month, from 4 to 6 pm. Fee: Free for Members - Non-Members: $15. Venue: APrIR's office
  4. 4. * When you decide to attend, please, let us know, so that we can have the reading material ready for you. Get in touch to find out what we need to read before the meeting. Teaching Tips, coordinated by Graciela Castelli ( Friendly meetings to share activities that are successful and useful in class and discuss solutions to problems we encounter in our practice. FIRST SATURDAY of the month at 10 am (4th September, 2nd October, 6th November) Fee: Free for Members - Non-Members: $15. Venue: APrIR's office Topic for our next meeting: Fostering the Speaking Skill * Please let us know you will be attending. Email Graciela directly. Bring your own successful activities to share. Viewing and Reviewing Films (workshop), coordinated by Nora Séculi ( Monthly meetings, and in every one of them a film to be viewed and reviewed, that is, considered from different angles, commented, discussed… – all in an informal, thoroughly relaxed manner. June 15th, Tuesday – THIRD TUESDAY of the month, from 4 to 6 pm. Fee: Free for Members - Non-Members: $15. Venue: APrIR's office Attendees will be asked to share in the cost of the photocopies needed for the discussions as well as coffee and cookies. We would like to remind you that professional legal counseling is offered on demand. Please contact us if you need to consult a legal advisor. The Call for papers to be published in APrIR's On-line Journal is already in progress. The Editorial Committee of APrIR On-Line Journal, headed by Prof.Nora Séculi, is expecting your production to be published in the next issue. Guidelines for submission of materials can be found on the site: As stated by our current President, Prof. Graciela Castelli, having our writings published in specialised journals is one of the requirements to be considered a teaching professional. APrIR is one of the very few teachers' associations which offers a journal, and a copy of every issue is sent to important libraries in Argentina and abroad.
  5. 5. News from FAAPI: September 23, 24, 25 FAAPI Conference, (Córdoba) In addition to Herbert PUCHTA, confirmed speakers include Jeremy Harmer, Alan Malley, Merryl Goldberg, Greta Vollmer, Marina Suárez Gianello, Susan Hillyard, Kieran Eagan in videoconference, John Hughes, Leonor Corradi, Adrian Palmer, Mary Ann Christison, Paul Cookson, Michael Carrier, Silvia Reattaroli, Analía Kandel and Daniel Fernández. From July 17th to September 13th APrIR members $380.-Non-members $470 No registrations will be accepted after September 13th or after 1000 enrolments. Visit the new CONFERENCE WEBSITE where you will find all the info about registration,speakers, academic endorsements and sponsors, tourism, maps of the city and DINNER PARTY! IATEFL Scholarships for IATEFL Conference 2011 Find full information at and apply, using a brand new and convenient online application form, by 1st September Have you cancelled your annual fee yet? If you haven't, remember the new forms of payment to make it easier for you: a) On-line transfer or bank deposit: Banco Nación Suc. 3020- Rosario CBU Nº 01104442/40044427146462 Cuenta Corriente Especial Nº de cuenta: 444271464/6 Asociación de Profesores de Inglés de Rosario CUIT: 30-6805210-9 b) Cuenta Digital: Claim your payment slip at and then cancel it via Rapipago, Pagofácil, etc. c) Postal order or cheque payable to LEDA NOEMÍ SIBURU d) Ask for the fee to be collected at your place. This option will continue to be in use unless you opt for one of the previous means.
  6. 6. We are still working to renovate our website, which will be ready soon. In the meantime, remember to follow us on social networks Facebook page: , Twitter: These institutions are now APrIR members Are you a Director of Studies? Contact us to find out how your institution can also become a member of APrIR. Write to APrIR is your association. Take pride in belonging.