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Newsletter July 2010

  1. 1. Asociación de Profesores de Inglés de Rosario July 2010 __________________________________________________________ Dear Member, We are pleased to forward the July issue of our monthly newsletter. We hope you are enjoying the winter holidays and resting from your usual hard work. We would like to remind you that during the winter holidays our office will only be open on July 6th. As from July 20th, regular office hours will be resumed, 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: (for general matters) (for administrative matters) We are glad to announce our Call for papers for APrIR On-Line Journal. 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 and it also grants credits for advancing in our teaching career.. 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. The Editorial Committee, headed by Prof. Nora Séculi, reminds us of certain aspects to bear in mind in view of offering your production for publication. Guidelines for submission of materials: APrIR welcomes your submissions to APrIR’s Journal. Topics for Submissions · Ongoing research and results in the area of content and language integrated learning · Strategies which have enhanced learning and teaching in a foreign language · Bilingual education · Processes and considerations in designing a foreign language course · Managing mixed-ability groups · Approaches to content-based courses · Innovations in the ELT classroom. Submission types accepted: · Research, review, and reflection articles · Commentaries · Book, product reviews Selection Process All submissions are first reviewed by the Editorial Board to verify that basic requirements are met. If a submission does not pass this initial review, authors are notified. If a submission passes this initial review, it then goes through a blind review process conducted by external peer reviewers; neither the identity of the
  2. 2. author nor of the peer reviewers will be revealed in this process. The author will be notified of the decision. The APrIR editorial board reserves the right to make editorial changes in any manuscript accepted for publication to enhance clarity or style. The author will be consulted only if the editing has been substantial. By submitting to APrIR, you are indicating that your work is original and is neither previously published nor in the process of consideration for being published elsewhere. The editorial board’s decisions are final. Submissions to APrIR cannot be returned to the authors. Authors should keep a copy for themselves. Submission Guidelines All submissions should be sent to . All submissions should use APA style throughout, including references and in-text citations, Times New Roman, size 12 font, and 2,5cm margins on all sides. Submissions should be sent in English in a word processing format and strictly adhere to the format and length guidelines below depending upon the submission type. 1. Research Article Reports results of original research. Must follow the following format: Introduction, Methodology, Results, Conclusion/Discussion, References 2. Reflection Article Presents research results by interpreting or making critical commentary 3. Review Article A bibliography is reviewed and analyzed in order to present an original/adjusted viewpoints or tendencies in the field General Guidelines: Title: Brief, minimum one key word Author(s): Include all author names - Include institutional association Abstract : 150 words max., single-spaced, full justified, italicized Key Words: 3-5 words Main text: Single-spaced, full justified,2,5 cm margins References: Single-spaced, alphabetical order, APA style ,No older than 10 years Biodata: 150 words max. per author, single-spaced, full justified. Include information about current title/position Footnotes : Used to clarify, numbered, at the bottom of page Tables, graphs, etc.: All must be labelled clearly- Titles should be brief. Sources should be cited, where applicable Submissions must follow this order: 1. Title 2. Author 3. Organization 4. Abstract 5. Key words 6. Main text 7. References 8. Biodata 9. Appendix, if applicable Submission Preparation Checklist As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  3. 3. 1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it in consideration for publication, in another journal. 2. I, the author, certify that all work is original and my own and that any referenced information has been properly cited. 3. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF file format. 4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines. 5. The submission includes an abstract (in English), author(s) biodata, keywords, and references. Copyright Notice 1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. 2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal. Privacy Statement The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party. Other than reports on research, we are considering the publication of the following: Literary matters Language, linguistics, etc. Language pedagogy (teaching tips, a plan for a memorable class, resources to make our practice more effective) Fun (quizzes, crosswords,scrambled words, riddles, etc.) Curiosities (Did you know that...? and the like) Official matters (announcements and regulations received from Ministerio de Educación and other official entities, etc.) Teachers' own literary production (short stories, poems, etc.) Technology applied to education Quotations Let us remind you now of the forthcoming events: New SIG starting: Teaching Tips, coordinated by Graciela Castelli ( 7th August, 4th September, 2nd October, 6th November Venue: APrIR's office, Corrientes 1323 PB. Fee: Free for Members Non-Members: $15.= The first meeting will be devoted to a general discussion of the problems we encounter in our practice; we will set the topics for further discussions. We will all share the cost of cookies and photocopies. If possible, please let us now you are planning to attend, via our cell-phone or by email to APrIR or Graciela herself.
  4. 4. FAAPI Conference (Córdoba) September 23, 24, 25 From May 18th to July 16th APrIR members $320, Non- members $430. From July 17th to September 13th APrIR members $380.-Non-members $470 SUPER SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR PARTY OF 5 or 10 teachers coming together. Party of 5: $ 270 - Party of 10: $250 Valid only up to July 20th (limited vacancies!!) Confirmed Plenary Speakers Herbert PUCHTA, Ph.D. Ana Marina SUAREZ GIANELLO (UNL) Dr. Greta Vollmer Panels The Teaching of English in State Primary Schools Teaching English through Art: Teacher Education See for details. SIGs and Workshops in progress Viewing and Reviewing Films (workshop), coordinated by Nora Séculi ( Sessions are free-standing, so do join any time! Next meeting: July 27th, Tuesday from 4 to 6 pm. Venue: APrIR's office Film: “Brideshead Revisited” Reading for Pleasure (workshop), coordinated by Nora Séculi ( Venue: APrIR's office Next meeting: August 3rd, Tuesday from 4 to 6 pm. 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 you need to read before the meeting. Sessions are free-standing, so do join any time! CALL SIG, coordinated by Mary Di Mónaco ( Next meeting: July 31st, Tuesday at 9.30. Venue: Zeballos 1220 (cybercafé), 528-3228. Fee: $ 5.= for Members - $15.= for non-Members Social activities for the second term: September 4th First APrIR 2010 Social Evening - FREE for Members and their Friends. Come and share an evening with music, dances and surprises. End of the Year Gathering: APrIR thinks ahead! Start planning how you are going to surprise us! Teachers have more than just a teaching talent... that's all we'll say for now. Any ideas?
  5. 5. 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. 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 Do you have any colleagues who are not members yet or used to be members and want to join again? Tell them about our special offer: 5 x 4: Every five colleagues enrolling together, only 4 pay. Complete the online form at (access by pressing the control key while you click on the link, or copy the complete link into your browser) Then scan your certificate and email a copy to APrIR’s mailbox. ( ) Or else contact APrIR's office. We are working hard to renovate our website, which will be ready soon. In the meantime, remember to follow us on social networks Facebook page: , Twitter: APrIR is your association. Take pride in belonging.