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Newsletter September 2010


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Newsletter September 2010

  1. 1. Asociación de Profesores de Inglés de Rosario September 2010 ___________________________________________________________ Dear Member, We are pleased to forward the September issue of our monthly newsletter. Important note: You are certainly aware that we are producing a lengthy monthly newsletter. Due to printing and distribution costs, we are sending it in digital form to all members with an email address. The paper version is delivered only to those without it, and may experience undue delays. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, and we encourage you to write to to start getting your newsletter and other updates by email. As from this month, you can also access the Newsletter archive at We hope you received our Teacher’s Day greeting in due time. We would like to share with you some impressions of the Celtic Evening which was held at Asociación Católica San Patricio on September 3rd to celebrate our Day. Our gratitude goes to San Patricio’s Board of Governors, teachers, members of Saint Patrick’s Singers, Irish dancing group SIAMSA as well as Scottish music group Clanavis for their contribution to the entertainment. We are also grateful to former Members of APrIR’s Committee for having joined us that evening, and also, we would like to thank SBS and Ameghino bookshops as well as Oxford University Press, who generously contributed items to be raffled. We have received many compliments about the friendly atmosphere and lively dancing and music playing. “What a lovely time we had!”
  2. 2. “It was good to finally get together and celebrate.” “How warm everybody was to us!” “What a superb idea to have all that Celtic music!” If you would like to see what happened that evening, we suggest you follow this link: Here's a sneak preview: We remind you that some of our regular activities, like Special Interest Groups (SIGs), continue to be held. SIG meetings are friendly gatherings during which we discuss solutions to common problems, share our expertise and our interest in like matters. 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
  3. 3. Teaching Tips, coordinated by Graciela Castelli ( meetings to share activities that are succeFriendly ssful and useful in class and discuss solutions to problems we encounter in our practice. SATURDAY at 10 am (dates to be confirmed) Fee: Free for Members Non-Members: $15.= Venue: APrIR's office * Please let us know you will be attending. Email Graciela directly. 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 * 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. 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. 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.
  4. 4. If you have work - research, literary production, best lesson plans, puzzles or the like - which you would like to submit for publication, please contact our Honorary President, Prof. Nora Séculi, Verónica de la Encina or Marta Masía Coming events: SEPTEMBER Talk about Oscar Wilde and performance of The Importance of Being Earnest On 22nd September Prof. Nora Séculi will lecture - in Spanish - about Oscar Wilde and his works. After her talk, Saint Patrick’s Drama Group will stage his play: “The Importance of Being Earnest”. Venue: Colegio San Bartolomé Time: 7.30 PM. Fee: APrIR members: $10.= General public: $20.= Feel free to invite your relatives and friends. Tickets sold at APrIR’s office and from CD members. FAAPI Conference, (Córdoba) To be held on September 23, 24, 25, enrolment was so successful it had to close in advance. Several AprIR members will be presenting papers, and many will be attending. We hope they will share their impressions with us when they come back. OCTOBER ● "Chalk and Screen: exploring online resources to enhance classroom work". A presentation by Prof. Mariel Amez. A joint effort: IES Nº 28 “Olga Cossettini” and APrIR have organised this academic event to be held on Saturday October 23rd at 9.30 am at Sarmiento 2902. It is free of charge for APrIR members and current IES lecturers. More information to come. NOVEMBER ● November 12th: APrIR will be sponsoring an event organised by CENGAGE. More information to come. We are pleased to announce the following activities with a special discount for APrIR members: Become a better translator, organised by Move Up. Starting September 23rd. $ 256 if you enrol in one course. Non-members: $ 320.- $ 448 if you enrol in both courses. Non-members: $ 640.- ENROLMENT: 0341 - 4356830
  5. 5. Grammar Clinic, organised by e-du Training. Starting October 1st. APrIR members: $ 180. Non-members: $ 200. Remember also the Professional Development Programme already announced in the previous newslwtter: Special discount for APrIR Members: 10%. More information: info@e- +54 11 6009 8500 — +54 341 558 8500 Special fee for new members applying now. Aren’t you a member of APrIR yet? If you would like to join us, after the FAAPI Conference, you can do so and enjoy a reduced fee. Do get in touch. Ask us for the enrollment form: We are very pleased to welcome newcomers to APriR! Latest members: Valeria Virga Verónica Herrera Jorgelina Vernuccio Carina Strappa Claudia Mestre Sandra Saavedra Valquiria Fazzi Thank you for joining us! We have heard of many colleagues who intend to join us in the very near future. remember: the more, the merrier! 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. Useful information: Our office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 pm to 7 pm. Corrientes 1323 (P.B.) Rosario. Our 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)
  6. 6. Remember to follow us online 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.