The growth mindset workshop- Empowering students to achieve
Por Laura Lewin

What happens when we change the way we look at learning?
The secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence called “grit.”
When students believe that dedication and hard work can change their performance in school, they grow to become resilient, successful students.
Inspired by the popular mindset idea that hard work and effort can lead to success, this session will provides participants with ideas for ways to build a growth mindset classroom culture, wherein students are challenged to change their thinking about their abilities and potential.

Laura Lewin is an internationally recognized speaker, author and consultant, and for the past twenty five years she has been involved in teacher training. She has designed and delivered workshops for teachers and for ELT Managers all over South America, the United States and Europe. Laura is the President of the Organizing Committee of the International Conference of Professional Development for Teachers of English and Administrators, among other conferences. She pursued studies in translation in Argentina (UADE) and TESOL in the USA (University of California). Laura is an international teacher trainer for Cambridge University Press (UK) and is the author of three books: “Gestión Educativa en Acción” (Noveduc), “El Aula Afectiva- claves para el manejo del aula en un entorno afectivo y efectivo” (Santillana), and “Que enseñes no significa que aprendan” (Bonum).
If you want your students to learn, stop teaching!
Por Laura Lewin
You teach it, they study it, they take the test, pass the test, to then forget all about it after a while! Sounds familiar? I bet it does! If you are in the business of education, you are in the business of developing brains. Most teachers pay too much attention to themselves (what they teach, how they teach it) and not to their students. If we want our students to learn, we have to stop teaching, and start helping them learn. This session will provide you with information, strategies and techniques to help you improve student learning in today`s challenging world. Join me! Lots of practical ideas you wish you had learned before!
Laura Lewin is an internationally recognized speaker, author and consultant, and for the past twenty five years she has been involved in teacher training. She has designed and delivered workshops for teachers and for ELT Managers all over South America, the United States and Europe. Laura is the President of the Organizing Committee of the International Conference of Professional Development for Teachers of English and Administrators, among other conferences. She pursued studies in translation in Argentina (UADE) and TESOL in the USA (University of California). Laura is an international teacher trainer for Cambridge University Press (UK) and is the author of three books: “Gestión Educativa en Acción” (Noveduc), “El Aula Afectiva- claves para el manejo del aula en un entorno afectivo y efectivo” (Santillana), and “Que enseñes no significa que aprendan” (Bonum).
Self-assessing Teaching Skills
Por Alejandra Ottolina

Sponsored by Macmillan

Teaching is one of the most sacred professions, as a teacher prepares a child for the world; and how they react to different situations and what their mindset will be, is determined to a great extent by the quality of learning that they undergo.

A good teacher is clearly not that who thinks he or she knows everything or one who makes no language mistakes but one whose work evolves. In order to achieve this, analyzing, evaluating and brushing up teaching skills is essential.
However, this is no easy task.
What do we mean by “Teaching Skills” as different from mere reading, writing, listening and speaking? How can we self-assess our work constructively? Does our approach matter?
Let us learn how to take advantage of our own tools to forward learning!
Alejandra Ottolina is an experienced teacher trainer who has taught all levels in both private and public sectors. A graduate from I.N.S. del Prof. en Lenguas Vivas J. Ramón Fernández, Alejandra is Macmillan’s Academic Consultant and also Director of Studies at SANTA MONICA School of Languages, supervising the English department of schools and institutes in different provinces. Alejandra has lectured in Argentina as well as in neighbouring countries and has authored the teacher’s books of Insights 1, 2 and 3, Winners 1, 2 and 3, Phases 1, 2, 3 and 4, among others.
I think, I feel, I learn
Por Steve Lever

Sponsored by Express Publishing

In this seminar we will try to understand the thinking processes of students, based on their age and cognitive development, and identify them according to Bloom's taxonomy. We will discuss some of the most common thinking types and see how we can use EFL activities to help students practice the target language in a creative and inspirational manner
Steve Lever holds a BA (Hons) from Leeds University. After working as a teacher of English as a foreign language for eleven years, he moved into ELT consultancy for Express Publishing in 2001. In this capacity, he has travelled around the world delivering workshops and seminars. He has been a plenary speaker at many international conferences and has been pleased to be involved in joint projects with the British Council and ministries of education in various countries, as well as writing articles for various ELT journals.
The Stars in our classrooms
Por Alastair Grant

Sponsored by Macmillan


We teachers know that it can be challenging to keep today’s students both engaged and educated: we are always given new ideas and materials to deal with this, without really finding that special key to make it all work. But are we looking at it the wrong way round? Are the very people we are trying to find resources for the ones who are actually the greatest resources in themselves?
In this session, we will be looking at the many ways in which you, as a teacher, can learn strategies and techniques to develop your own students’ ability to become creative and invaluable resources to achieve all of their ELT goals, from learning grammar and vocabulary to producing spoken and written work which will at once engage and educate them, giving them more motivation for the English studies and many useful tools for the wide English-speaking world outside the classroom.
Alastair Grant is a teacher trainer and coursebook materials writer. He is Academic Director at the International Language Training Centre in Buenos Aires, teacher trainer for International House Montevideo and has lectured in Methodology at Universidad Tecnológica Nacional. Alastair holds a Degree in Literature and Philosophy from the University of Warwick and the Cambridge Delta.
Things about grammar teachers need to unlearn
Por Ganna Matichyna

Sponsored by Express Publishing

What do Language and Math have in common? Your first guess might be just right…RULES! Knowledge of steady and unbreakable rules seems to be one of the core traits of any successful student. And despite almost thirty years of attempts to implement communicative approaches, little has been done to shake up grammar-based syllabi all over the world, as the illusion persists that it all comes down to to be apparent simplicity and mixed conditionals apparent complexity.
But is that what language learning is about? Is grammar acquisition as linear as it seems at first? Can the language we learn be reduced to a set of rules and its correct application? I am sure all of you have asked yourselves this question at least once and thus made “grammar” one of the most controversial topics in language teaching. On the one hand, language learning implies certain standards of grammatical acceptability, while on the other it should fit into the framework of a communicative approach, should we make communication our main goal.
We will explore the differences between prescriptive and descriptive grammar and the thought-provoking idea of “grammaring” as a process. We will also discuss the role of grammar practice in grammar knowledge, consolidation, and acquisition.
Ganna Matichyna, Human Rights Master Degree with studies at the University of Nottingham, UK. For the last ten years in she has attended the major Conferences in USA, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama and Peru among other countries as a plenary speaker as well as has conducted training programs for foreign language teachers in Latin America. Her academic background includes lecturing for the ELT BA program at Hidalgo State Autonomous University in Mexico (courses of Learning Autonomy and Methodology and Research in ELT), as well as a past grade research program on language teaching at Gunma University, Japan. She currently works as an Academic Director for Books Services Company, Express Publishing exclusive distributor in Latin America.
How to make your lessons irresistible for kids: tips on what to do and not to do with Very Young Learners!
Por Grace Bertolini
Thinking about teaching Kids? In this interactive Workshop we will share tips on how to help Very Young Learners acquire the skills to communicate, fantastic ways to start your lessons, techniques to energize your students through motion and some tricks that will improve behaviour. Easy & irresistible ideas that will keep children interested, engaged and learning!
Grace Bertolini is an experienced Teacher of English as a Foreign Language. For more than 30 years she has taught all levels and ages. She is a Bilingual Facilitator for Peace Education Foundation and lectures on Social Emotional Learning and Conflict Resolution at schools. As Creative Teaching Director, she delivers Professional Development Workshops and Courses nationwide and abroad on Teaching EFL effectively.
Integrating Pronunciation into EFL lessons
Por Manuel De Iacovo
Integrating pronunciation work into EFL lessons can sometimes be a hard job: should students learn phonemic symbols? Should we teach all the sounds or only those which hinder intelligibility? Should we point out the correspondence between sounds and spelling? In this session, we will tackle these issues taking into consideration various theoretical standpoints with a view to tailoring EFL materials to our students’ needs.
Manuel De Iacovo has been working as an English teacher for almost twenty years at all levels. He is a Consudec graduate and has experience both teaching and coordinating at kinder, primary and secondary schools. He has also worked with adults in companies, institutes and universities in Buenos Aires. He is currently attending his MA in English at Universidad de Belgrano. He is also the English head at Instituto Educativo “San Gregorio el Iluminador” in Buenos Aires, and teaches phonetics and phonology at “Instituto Superior Daguerre.”
Relationships matter! Meet your amazing social brain.
Por Nylia Monté
Social relationships at school impact learning and actually shape your students’ brains! Look into the power of cooperative learning, learn about our amazing mirror neurons and grasp how your expectations affect students’ performance (Pygmalion effect). Take home many practical tools to enhance the social-emotional environment in your class and excel!
Nylia Monté is a Psychologist (USAL), an English Teacher (I.N.S.P.T., U.T.N.) and has studied Applied Neuropedagogy (U.B.). She has done Postgraduate courses in Neurosciences and Education (UCA and Univ. San Andrés), and studied Brain-Based Learning with Prof. Eric Jensen in the USA. She also studied ICT in Education with the University of Oregon, USA. Nylia is currently the Pedagogic Coordinator of the English Department at Nueva Escuela Argentina 2000, and is an English teacher at ICANA. She has been an English teacher for 25 years, and was co-founder and Director of Studies in a language institute for 10 years. She has delivered seminars and workshops in various conferences around the country and in Uruguay on Neurosciences and Education and the use of games as a Brain-based Learning strategy.
Autonomous pronunciation learning with younger learners
Por Chris Kunz
Variety as well as Learner Autonomy should be main issues underpinning the planning and organisation of all language lessons.
Differentiation, distinguishability and discrimination are crucial in the design of sustainable pronunciation tasks and task series, which should bridge the gap between correcting oneself as we are told and being able to realise when self reformulation should take place.
Teachers should be responsible for the organisation, delivery and outcome of the learner´s language, in and outside the classroom, and ongoing feedback should be the foundation for success in the production of the target form.

Join Chris Kunz for this interactive workshop and walk out a revamped pronunciation specialist!
ELT Professional in Argentina, Australia and UK for over 20 years. Senior Director of Studies at Kensanglia Schools of English, Buenos Aires. Has vastly lectured in a large number of countries in Latin America and Europe on ELT Pedagogy, Advanced Language for teachers and English Phonetics and Phonology since 1997.
Has been involved with the Anglia ESOL Examinations Testing Services since 1996. Is the Anglia Director within the Ibero-American Network. Holds the Cambridge/RSA Certificate and Diploma in ELTA.
Has been a Facilitator/Interlocutor in UK for several exam boards for Skills for Life Examinations. Has delivered the Phonology Modules of LSC Skills for Life Quality Initiative Professional Development Programme in UK.
Has been a Senior Speaking Assessor and Speaking Assessor Trainer for Anglia ESOL Examinations since 1997.
Emotional Education to expand creativity and proactivity
Por Silvina Fernandes
Is creativity a “lost treasure” in our demanding everyday work? How can we motivate students to get involved and willing to learn? Can real enjoyment occur in classrooms? The objective of this workshop is to offer empowering, transformational “bodies-on” activities that will answer these questions. Emotional Education makes the difference.
Silvina Fernandes is Licenciada and Teacher of English (USAL), Coordinadora de Recursos Expresivos (Instituto de la Máscara), Neurosicoeducadora (Asociación Educar). She has specialized in NLP Nancy with Nancy Osmond in Cambridge, Educational Coaching, Mindfulness and Brain Gym. Author of the book “Educación en Positivo”(CEPA).
The magic of YL: Bonding with love
Por Teresa Gallette
Would you like to turn your classroom into an enjoyable environment and at the same time provide your students with challenging and fruitful activities? In this workshop you will pick up some tips to help your students approach learning in a natural way, discovering language while working with games and stories which promote values.

Teresa works at Dickens Institute as a teacher trainer, schools coordinator, test writer and is Cert TESOL and TYLEC tutor. She also works as a free-lance teacher trainer for Oxford University Press and presented at several seminars in Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Paraguay. She has done research on portfolio assessment with children and also on the implementation of ICT in the classroom.
Motivating Tweens (or How to Train a Dragon)
Por Gabriela Vidal & Marcela Gatti
Motivating tweens is probably the most important factor that educators can target in order to improve learning.
Our challenge includes being aware of their context when designing activities. We will reflect on how to meet our students’ needs and the requirements of our school system without feeling frustrated.
Vidal, Gabriela Mabel (APIBB Member) Profesora de Inglés (ISP Juan XXIII) and Lic. en Lengua Inglesa (USAL). Teacher for 20 years at Colegio Don Bosco, Bahía Blanca at primary level (Segundo ciclo EP) and in language institutes. Former lecturer of ESP English at tertiary level. Current lecturer in Inglés Técnico I at ISP Juan XXIII and co-writer of learning material

Gatti, Marcela Claudia (APIBB Member) Profesora de Inglés (UNC) and Lic. En Educación con Orientación en Lengua Extranjera (UVQ). Profesor Orientador at pre-university schools (EMUNS). Former teacher in primary / secondary schools and language institutes. Currently working in secondary and tertiary level. Workshop lecturer on Reading Strategies for Profesorado Students. Co-writer of papers about learning resources and projects.
ImagineNation- delighted teachers and students
Por Laura Perrotta
Students don’t like doing homework, hate sitting for exams and get bored in class. Have you ever asked yourself whether there is another way of teaching? Well, there is! Learn how to teach in a pleasant environment! Students will count the days till their English class! They will love English… and you!
M. Laura Perrotta is a graduate teacher who has taken courses in Education in Argentina, Uruguay, Canada, UK and USA. She trains and advises teachers on new trends of teaching. She has founded 3 English Schools and applies a revolutionary method she has developed herself, teaching English in a relaxed environment.
The X-Files of Parental Engagement
Por Silvia Breiburd
Turning parents from critics to collaborators, from spectators to effective team-players and from external evaluators to partners, implies developing fruitful bonds between educators and family members based on mutual empathetic understanding.
The X-Files of Parental Engagement' explores concrete ways in which a generational-friendly style approach can provide tips and solutions for better home-school 21st century partnerships and increased student achievement.
Silvia Breiburd is a teacher of English (CON.SU.DEC), and a lawyer (U.B.A). She holds a Licentiate Degree in Education (U.V.Q) and a Diploma in Applied Educational Leadership and Management (University of London). She has specialized in differentiated leadership and the implementation of a generational –friendly approach to teacher induction and professional development.
Journal writing for personal and academic development
Por Silvia Munton & Valeria Lasala Garrahan
Journal Writing is an excellent tool for personal and social education as well as developing oral and written skills. It is a private practice, non-corrected and only shared at the writer´s consent.
This healthy habit fosters self-awareness, develops emotional intelligence and reflective thinking, paving the way for academic assignments.
Silvia Munton is a psychologist graduated from UBA, post-graduated from Centro Transpersonal de Buenos Aires, and specialized in written therapy. Has taught English at several bilingual schools and is currently part-time Librarian at Northlands while continuing her private practice and organizing work-shops on written therapy as a tool for self-development.

Valeria Lasala Garrahan, graduated from Lenguas Vivas, has worked as a primary and secondary teacher in private schools in Zona Norte. Having attended several courses on journaling, she uses the tool in her classes with different scope. At present she works at Newman College as a secondary teacher and librarian. List of related presentations: 1.“The Benefits of Journaling” for Primary and Secondary learners, delivered at Northlands Project Fair, Inset for teachers, Feb 2015.
Teaching very young learners. Useful tips & ideas
Por Maria Sofia Lorenzo
Teaching a little child is not an easy task. In this workshop we will learn the steps of a kinder class, useful tips, planning strategies and plenty of songs, games and activities. At the same time we will have fun an play like our little students.
Maria Sofia Lorenzo is an experienced English Teacher graduated from "Instituto Superior Josefina Contte", Corrientes, Capital. She is a neurosicoeducator (Asociacion Educar) and a specialist in Neuroscience (UNAM). She is the Director of studies of Yellow Submarine, English Institute specially designed for little kids. She has delivered seminars and workshops for the Ministerio de Educación de Corrientes about "teaching strategies for kids" and "Teaching with Neuroscience" for teachers and directors.
Educating with the brain
Por Sandra Frattini
This workshop is about the VAK, the sensory leaning, the brain hemispheres and its parts in order to give teachers tools to recognize how the brain works while we are teaching and how we can deal with students and colleagues once we have those tools available.
Sandra Frattini, teacher of English from Joaquin V Gonzales, practitioner in PNL applied to education from Escuela de PNL y Coaching. Master Practitioner in PNL , Neurosicoeducator at Asociacion Educar (last final proyect pending), Curso de capacitación docente en neurociencias aprobado; and Coach Ontologico from Axon Training. She is the founder of SF IDIOMAS that has been giving training in companies for more than 20 years, recently founded E&N (Educación y Neurociencias).
Phone/Fax: (0348) 4441541
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