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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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