How to become a member

If you are a teacher

1- Fill in this form online and email a scanned copy of your degree and of this second signed form to (or drop by our office to submit it). 

2- Pay your annual fee in full.

If you are an advanced Teacher Education student see details here.

Claudia Ferradas in Rosario

posted 15 Aug 2017, 20:47 by Asociación Profesores Inglés Rosario   [ updated 30 Aug 2017, 16:52 by Mariel Amez ]

APRIR and  Oxford University Press take pride in presenting

Claudia Ferradas


Developing 21st Century Skills in the English Class 

Our effective choice of didactic strategies and materials for the teaching of English as an international language can contribute to developing skills needed to take an active part in global communication in an ever-changing world. Integrating critical thinking, intercultural communication, collaboration and creativity, this presentation will exemplify materials and tasks aimed at making learning experiential and meaningful for our learners 

When?  Saturday 16th September from 9.00 to 12.30 

Where?  Centro Educativo Latinoamericano – Av. Pellegrini 1352

Enrol and 
book your seat

Eventbrite - Claudia Ferradas: Developing 21st Century Skills in the English Class

or come to our office and avoid the surcharge (Wed 3 to 5 - Fri 10 to 11.45)

APRIR members who have cancelled their 2017 dues: free of charge
CEL staff: free of charge

Students: $150

Members of FAAPI affiliated TAs and other APRIR members: $150

Non-members: $250

Claudia Ferradas, PhD

Dr. Claudia Ferradas travels the world as a teacher educator and is an International Ambassador for IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language). She has run training sessions and participated in conferences in over twenty countries.  She is a trainer with Oxford University Press, the British Council, Trinity College London and NILE (Norwich Institute for Language Education.

She graduated as a teacher of English at the IES en Lenguas Vivas “Juan Ramón Fernández” Buenos Aires, where she has taught language and literature and was also “Regente del nivel superior”. She holds an MA in Education and Professional Development from the University of East Anglia, UK, and a PhD in English Studies at the University of Nottingham, UK. 

Claudia teaches on the MA programme in Literatures in English at the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, and is the Vice-president of APIBA. She has also taught on the MA programme in TEFL at the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Spain.  

Preventing and Managing Conflict in the Class

posted 10 Jul 2017, 17:32 by Mariel Amez   [ updated 24 Jul 2017, 14:55 by Asociación Profesores Inglés Rosario ]

 APRIR  takes pleasure in inviting you to the presentation: 

Preventing and Managing Conflict in the Class
by Patricia Zorio

Deadline to enrol: midnight July 27th

Research has proved that students´ potential for success and motivation to learn decrease unless the atmosphere in the class is friendly and relaxed. Therefore , it is our duty as teachers to acquire skills to become a teacher-coach in order to create a learning environment where core values such as appreciation, compassion, empathy, fairness and respect are promoted and  used  to perform positive action.

In this workshop, attendees will be interacting and experimenting with activities to prevent class conflict. Basic notions of Social and Emotional Learning  and Mindfulness will be provided so as to explain the rationale behind the activities. A variety of games and dramatic activities will be tried out and shared.

When?  Saturday 29th July - from 9.30 to 12 

Where?  Asociación Rosarina de Cultura Inglesa –Buenos Aires 1174 – Rosario

Enrol online and book your seat by paying in advance

APRIR members who have cancelled their 2017 dues: free of charge
Students: $100

Members of FAAPI affiliated TAs and other APRIR members: $100

Non-members: $150

Pay at APRIR's office or on site. 

After the Winter Break our office (Buenos Aires 1174) will be open on Wednesday 26th 3 to 5 pm  and Friday 28th 10 am to 11.45 am. 

Note: Vacancies are limited, so book your seat by paying in advance. 

APRIR  would like to thank ARCI for their support.

Patricia Zorio ´s biodata

Teacher of English since 1983, she started her career in Olavarría, Bs As, where she was head of Santo Tomás de Aquino Bilingual School. She came to Rosario in 1993, when she joined Asociación Rosarina de Cultura Inglesa , where she is still working as a teacher at different levels as well as coordinating the Drama Club. She has been Cambridge Speaking Examiner since 1996.

Due to her love of drama, she was Buenos Aires Players´rep from 2001 to 2013.Since 2003, she has been attending lectures, seminars and workshops in both English and Spanish so as to gain insight into Applied Drama as an educational resource.

In search for inspiration and tools to change educational paradigms, she became a certified Ontological Coach in 2013 and later specialized in Educational Coaching. In 2016 she got her degree as a Psychodramatist as well.

Currently, Patricia is attending a seminar on “Emociones y Salud. Una Mirada desde las Neurociencias” , at UNR . In addition, she has joined an annual postgraduate course on Psychodrama and the Arts.

She has been lecturing and coordinating seminars and workshops since 2001. In 2013 she founded Cre-Arte , a small enterprise through which  she provides coaching and pedagogical consultancy service to teachers, individuals and institutions.

Exploiting authentic videos in Business English classes

posted 3 May 2017, 18:26 by Mariel Amez   [ updated 10 Jul 2017, 16:08 ]

APRIR and ISPI "San Bartolomé" take pleasure in inviting you to the presentation: 

Exploiting authentic videos in Business English classes 
by Valquiria Fazzi

This workshop aims at exploring ways to exploit authentic videos. The materials will refer to Business English contexts, but the approaches to be described are relevant to EFL in general. This talk will help participants to devise tailor-made activities to suit learners’ needs and skills while providing the rationale underlying them. Several examples from the presenter´s own practice will be offered, as well as suggestions for pre, during and after-viewing tasks which contribute to creating an environment where learners feel they are “tapping” into the “real thing.” 

When? Saturday 20th May, from 9.30 am to 12.00 pm

Where? ISPI "San Bartolomé" –Tucumán 1257 – Rosario

Enrol online and book your seat by paying in advance

APrIR members who have cancelled their 2017 dues: free of charge 

Students: $100 

St Bartholomew´s staff: $100 

Members of FAAPI affiliated TAs and other APrIR members: $100

Non-members: $150

Pay at APrIR's office or on site

Our office (Buenos Aires 1174) is open on Wednesdays 3 to 5 pm  and Fridays 10 am to 11.45 am.


Valquiria Fazzi has been a teacher of English for 19 years. She holds a Bachelor´s Degree in Language and Literature from UCEL University and a Master´s Degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the University of Jaén. She has also earned a Graduate Certificate in the teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language from Instituto Superior Parque de España and a Certificate as a Teacher of Business English (FTBE). 
She has been working at High School, tertiary and University levels in different private and public institutions. Currently, she is teaching at Instituto Superior N° 9123 San Bartolomé, at Instituto Superior Nº 49 J.J. de Urquiza and at Universidad de Rosario (UNR). 
She has also specialized in ESP, working in the fields of Business, Agribusiness, Tourism, Law, Science and Aviation. 
She is currently a member of the APRIR EC.

Nueva categoría: Asociados Adherentes

posted 1 May 2017, 08:25 by APRIR Asociacion Profesores Inglés Rosario   [ updated 3 May 2017, 17:40 by Mariel Amez ]

A partir de ahora, los alumnos avanzados de los Profesorados de Inglés de nuestra ciudad pueden convertirse en "asociados adherentes" de APRIR, la Asociación de Profesores de Inglés de Rosario, y disfrutar de muchos de los beneficios de los asociados activos:

  • Acceder gratuitamente a nuestras próximas actividades
  • Recibir toda la información sobre actividades culturales y de desarrollo profesional 
  • Utilizar nuestra biblioteca
  • Proponer inquietudes y proyectos
  • Estrechar vínculos con otros estudiantes avanzados y futuros colegas y sentir el orgullo de pertenecer

¿Quiénes pueden ser asociados adherentes?
Los alumnos del Profesorado de Inglés para la Educación Primaria que tengan 23 materias aprobadas y los del Profesorado de Inglés para la Educación Secundaria con  25 materias aprobadas. Pueden permanecer en esta categoría hasta recibirse o hasta un máximo de 3 años.

¿Cuál es el costo?
Para los nuevos asociados adherentes la cuota anual es de $500. 

Enviar un correo electrónico a para conocer más detalles. Se requerirá la presentación de un Certificado de Estudios Incompletos expedido por la institución de la que es alumno.

Condiciones para ser Asociado Adherente de APrIR, según los estatutos de la Asociación:
Socios adherentes: Son aquellos que, a pesar de no poseer título docente en la especialidad,  compartan el objeto social de la Asociación y acrediten desempeño laboral en instituciones educacionales o culturales, argentinas o extranjeras que propendan a la difusión de la lengua inglesa, así como estudiantes de la carrera de Profesorado de Inglés en instituciones de nivel superior que acrediten la aprobación del 70% (setenta por ciento) de la carrera de acuerdo con el plan de estudios de la institución donde cursen sus estudios. En el caso de los estudiantes, de no obtener su título en el plazo de 3 (tres) años, perderán su condición de asociado adherente a partir del 1 de enero del año siguiente al que se verifica tal situación. Tendrán derecho a voz, pero no a voto ni a ocupar cargos en la Comisión Directiva u órgano de fiscalización y gozarán de los beneficios otorgados por la Asociación. Su solicitud deberá ser aceptada por la Comisión Directiva.

Annual Fee 2017

posted 26 Apr 2017, 20:47 by APRIR Asociacion Profesores Inglés Rosario   [ updated 26 Apr 2017, 20:48 ]

The Annual General Meeting held on April  21st, 2017 decided the annual fee for this year will be:

One payment: $750

Two instalments 
$ 500 (deadline June 30th)
$ 300 (deadline November 30th)

Special fee retired members (Proof of retirement status is required)
$500 (one payment only)

Payment methods:
a) at our office: Wednesdays 3 to 5 pm  and Fridays 10 am to 11.45 am. Buenos Aires 1174. 

b) On-line transfer or bank deposit: Please, make sure you email us a copy of the transfer slip to if you choose this option. Unless we receive your transfer slip we will  apply your payment to anonymous donations.

Banco Nación Suc. 3020- Rosario
CBU Nº  0110444240044427146462
Cuenta Corriente Especial
Nº de cuenta: 444271464/6
Asociación de Profesores de Inglés de Rosario
CUIT: 30680502109

Principles of Teaching Young Learners: Planning for Learning

posted 18 Apr 2017, 21:44 by APRIR Asociacion Profesores Inglés Rosario   [ updated 10 Jul 2017, 17:17 by Mariel Amez ]


 APRIR and Pearson ELT Argentina take pleasure in inviting you to the presentation:

Principles of Teaching Young Learners: Planning for Learning
By Leonor Corradi, M.Ed.

On Saturday 29th April
from 8.30 am to 12.30 pm
At Centro Educativo Latinoamericano –Av. Pellegrini 1352 – Rosario

Read Leonor Corradi's Biodata

Abstract: Planning is inherent to language teaching. We plan units, lessons, activities and projects, to mention but a few. In our zest to find creative activities and cater for our students’ needs, we run the risk of overlooking some crucial principles in education and ELT. How can we ensure that our planning does justice to the latest research and to the underlying principles in the curriculum? How can we plan having valued student outcomes in mind? This presentation aims at reflecting on these questions so that participants can find their own paths to their young students’ learning. 

This activity is free of charge but online registration is essential

With the support of 

Special benefit for APRIR members: 

All our members who have cancelled their dues and are present at this event are eligible for a prize draw for free access to four modules of Teacher Development Interactive (TDI).  

On completion of  four modules of a score of 75% you receive a First TEFL Certificate from the English Language Teaching Institute at Hunter College, City University of New York.


Encuentros de lectura: el Ulises de James Joyce

posted 30 Mar 2017, 22:38 by APRIR Asociacion Profesores Inglés Rosario   [ updated 10 Jul 2017, 17:17 by Mariel Amez ]

La Asociación de Profesores de Inglés de Rosario (APRIR)  invita a la comunidad en general  a participar del

 ciclo "Encuentros de Lectura: el Ulises de Joyce" conducido por  la Lic. Mariela Burani

Manchester John Rylands Library James Joyce 16-10-2009 13-55-16

Reunión informativa: 7 de abril - 18.30 hs
Asociación Católica San Patricio - Salta 2643

Fechas primera etapa:  Abril 21 y 28,  Mayo 12 y 26 y Junio 9 y 26

El cronograma de la segunda etapa se establecerá con los asistentes al curso. 

Horario: 18.30 a 20

Cupos limitados (máximo 15 participantes)


Asociados de APRIR: 3 cuotas de $400 c/u

Público en general: pago único de $1300 o 3 cuotas de $500 c/u

Con el auspicio de la Subcomisión de Cultura de la Asociación Católica San Patricio


Esta propuesta se centra en la lectura del "Ulises" de James Joyce, su análisis y discusión. Es abierto a la comunidad y está dirigido a toda persona interesada en la literatura y dispuesta a introducirse en la apasionada lectura de una de las obras más importantes del siglo XX. 

El objetivo es crear un grupo donde el análisis sea colectivo y la lectura sea experimentada por placer (y goce) sin perder la seriedad que el abordaje de la obra merece. Consistirá en dos encuentros por mes de una hora y media y está dividido en dos etapas, la primera, de abril a junio, la segunda de agosto a noviembre. Tendrá un máximo de 15 participantes.

En cada encuentro se discutirá uno o dos capítulos que los participantes deberán leer con anterioridad. Se sugerirá bibliografía y guías de lecturas en casos pertinentes. Se trabajaran además conceptos literarios y lingüísticos que se consideren relevantes para la apreciación de la obra. Por el carácter de la obra, se alienta su lectura en el idioma que el participante prefiera (inglés o español), ya que esto contribuye a la riqueza de su análisis, aunque los encuentros se desarrollarán en español. 

“Texto de placer: el que contenta, colma de euforia; proviene de la cultura, no rompe con ella y está ligado a una práctica confortable de la lectura. Texto de goce: el que pone en estado de pérdida, desacomoda (tal vez incluso hasta una forma de aburrimiento), hace vacilar los fundamentos históricos, culturales, psicológicos del lector, la congruencia de sus gustos, de sus valores y de sus recuerdos, pone en crisis su relación con el lenguaje.

Aquel que mantiene los dos textos en su campo y en su mano las riendas del placer y del goce es un sujeto anacrónico, pues participa al mismo tiempo y contradictoriamente en el hedonismo profundo de toda cultura (que penetra en él apaciblemente bajo la forma de un arte de vivir del que forman parte los libros antiguos) y en la destrucción de esa cultura: goza simultáneamente de la consistencia de su yo (es su placer) y de la búsqueda de su pérdida (es su goce). Es un sujeto dos veces escindido, dos veces perverso.” (Roland Barthes, El placer del texto y lección inaugural)

Convocatoria Asamblea General Ordinaria

posted 30 Mar 2017, 21:12 by APRIR Asociacion Profesores Inglés Rosario

Rosario, 31 de marzo de 2017

Convocatoria Asamblea General Ordinaria

La Asociación de Profesores de Inglés de Rosario (APRIR) - Asociación Civil con Personería Jurídica convoca a sus asociados a la Asamblea General Ordinaria a realizarse el día viernes 21 de abril de 2017  en la sede social de calle Buenos Aires 1174, siendo el primer llamado a las 18.30 horas y el segundo llamado transcurrida una hora, para tratar el siguiente:


1. Lectura y aprobación del Acta de la Asamblea Extraordinaria del 15 de octubre de 2016
2. Consideración de la Memoria y Balance 2016 e informe de la Comisión Revisora de Cuentas
3. Designación de asociados  eméritos e implementación de la categoría de asociado adherente.
4. Informe de Tesorería y determinación de la Cuota Anual
5. Elección del nuevo logo institucional
6. Planificación de actividades para el ejercicio 2017
7. Designación de una persona para que realice los trámites ante la IGPJ de la Provincia de Santa Fe, con facultad de aceptar las observaciones que requiera dicho organismo público
8. Designación de dos Asambleístas para refrendar el Acta

Se recuerda que pueden participar con voz y voto en las asambleas los asociados activos que tengan antigüedad mayor a 6 meses.

Prof. Mariel Amez                                                   Prof. María del Carmen Bonilla
          Secretaria                                                                             Presidente

APRIR Speaker Scholarship: 2017 FAAPI Conference

posted 25 Mar 2017, 15:21 by APRIR Asociacion Profesores Inglés Rosario   [ updated 29 Jul 2017, 17:14 by Mariel Amez ]

We know our members have plenty to share with colleagues to contribute to professional development. That is why we want to encourage you to be Speakers at the 2017 FAAPI Conference to be held in Posadas.

1- Go through the Call for Papers . You will find a number of topics to choose from, as well as different formats: papers, workshops and the mini-presentation option “What worked with my class”. 

2- Complete the Presenter’s Form available from 
before April 8th and register for the Conference before May 27th. (Actually if you register before April 7th you will enjoy a discount).

3- Once your proposal has been accepted, apply for the APrIR Speaker Scholarship, which consists of $3000 to apply to your travelling expenses.


● to be a fully paid-up Member of APRIR, with at least one year as a Member
●  not to have received an APRIR Scholarship in the last 5 years.
●  not to be sponsored in this presentation by any other organisation
● to submit an application (backed by the FAAPI Conference Academic Committee acceptance of the proposal).

How to apply:

Send the following in electronic format to by 14 July 2017 (Subject: 'Your Name - APrIR Speaker Scholarship'):
●    a completed speaker proposal and registration form (including biodata and presentation abstract), as submitted to the FAAPI Conference Academic Committee 
●    acceptance of this proposal
●    your CV (please include teaching experience and academic presentations, if applicable)
●    a passport size-type digital photograph
●    a brief explanation of why you are applying and why you think you should be granted the scholarship.  (about 150/200 words)
A decision will be made by the Executive Committee by 31 July 2017. The winner will be notified by APRIR and he/she will then be required:
●       to send a 250-word report on the experience at the Conference for publication in the APrIR Newsletter and website.
●       to deliver his/her presentation in Rosario including a summary of  the sessions s/he attended and his/her personal reflections. (date to be agreed with APrIR)

Applications / More information:    (Subject: APRIR Speaker Scholarship)

Please note that FAAPI is also offering the Daniel Fernández Scholarship for first- time speaker at a FAAPI Conference  Do consider applying as well if you meet the requirements.

Authenticity: 2 workshops by Darío Banegas, PhD

posted 11 Mar 2017, 17:10 by APRIR Asociacion Profesores Inglés Rosario   [ updated 14 Apr 2017, 09:15 ]

APRIR, IES "Olga Cossettini" and ISPI "San Bartolomé"

 take pride in inviting you to the workshops: 

Something real, something meaningful: Authenticity of materials and purpose with teenage learners 
Lemme hear ya: Authentic listening

by  Darío Banegas, PhD

When? Saturday 8th April, from 9.30 am to 12.00 pm

Where? ISPI "San Bartolomé" –Tucumán 1257 – Rosario

Please bring a coursebook you are currently using to work with!

Limited vacancies!
Enrol online and book your seat by paying in advance

APrIR members who have cancelled their 2017 dues: free of charge 

Students: $150 

St Bartholomew´s staff: $150 

Members of FAAPI affiliated TAs and other APrIR members: $150

Non-members: $250

Pay at APrIR's office or on site

Our office (Buenos Aires 1174) is open on Wednesdays 3 to 5 pm  and Fridays 10 am to 11.45 am.


Something real, something meaningful: Authenticity of materials and purpose with teenage learners

More often than not, teenagers complain that the textbook or other resources are artificial, dumb, or unreal when compared to everyday language-mediated practices. In this workshop, we will discuss, explore, and design activities which are based on authentic sources of input and purpose. Our explorations will follow Richard Pinner’s (2016) conceptualisation of authenticity as a continuum. 

Lemme hear ya: Authentic listening

Listening is vital for foreign language learning, and yet, we don’t seem to focus so much on it didactically speaking. In this workshop, we will revisit different notions of authenticity and discuss how they relate to authentic listening for English language learning. We will explore authentic listening through activities which can help learners develop strategies for understanding. 

Darío Luis Banegas holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Warwick. He is a teacher educator and curriculum developer with the Ministerio de Educación del Chubut and a visiting lecturer in Spain, Ecuador, and the UK. He's the president of APIZALS and founding editor of AJAL (Argentinian Journal of Applied Linguistics).  Darío is currently working on a project on teacher research in Latin America with the British Council and supervising research students in Argentina and abroad. His main interests are CLIL, materials development, action research, and pre-service teacher education. He lives happily in Esquel. 

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