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Kick off 2014 in style!

posted 14 Feb 2014, 09:36 by Mariel Amez   [ updated 16 Feb 2014, 18:28 ]

APrIR takes great pleasure in inviting you to these FAAPI 2013 presentations

 by our member Florencia Viale



Kinder 3 goes Irish: The experience of bilingual and bicultural education at Saint Patrick’s school 

AND


Meet the words: a philological and socio-cultural approach to discourse analysis at teacher Training college

Now in Rosario! 

Together with some reflections on last year's FAAPI Conference


Where? Asociación Católica San Patricio - Salta 2643
 
When? February 26th—6 pm
 
 
 
APrIR members: free (but enrolment essential)
 
Non-members: $100
 
Students and St Patrick's staff: $60



Kinder 3 goes Irish: The experience of bilingual and bicultural education at Saint Patrick’s school 

Three is a highly “we” age, according to Dr. Louise Bates Ames. It is the time for the fluctuation between conformist attitudes and plain tantrums, the development of toilet habits, the flood of never-ending questions in utterly incomprehensible language, indecision, whining, mummy-do-all demands, repetitive stumbling over, close attachment to routine, enforcement of rules and values, emerging life-long bonds… and love. Among –and above- all this, L1 acquisition is taking place. This is the scenario for EFL teachers at Kinder 3: a heroic enterprise to introduce a second linguistic, and cultural, system to their already crammed learning experience. Join Florencia in the titanic enterprise of making fifteen 3-year-olds bilingual, and bicultural.


Meet the words: a philological and socio-cultural approach to discourse analysis at teacher Training college.

Research on the origin and etymology of certain expressions – totally artificial at first sight- might expose revelatory data. By encouraging students to hear the “story the word has to tell” we teachers are encouraging a more empathetic attitude towards both the system and its speakers. Words gain new significance because their story, the very essence of their existence, helps the learner grasp its full signification. It is only through this “non-arbritary” approach that their hidden voice becomes heard. Come and meet the words!



Florencia Viale works at Saint Patrick’s Bilingual School teaching 3, 4 and 5 year-old learners. She is a Psycholinguistics and Language lecturer at IES Nº 28 and Head of the Research and Publications Department of the same institution. She is a Cambridge exams trainer at Asociación Rosarina de CulturaInglesa. She has been lecturing throughout the country and abroad both in Spanish and English. Her research and publications relate to literary and cognitive issues, EFL kindergarten practices, languages in contact among others.



Enrol by filling in this form before February 25th.



You can pay:

  • at our office - Corrientes 1672 -  Tuesdays, Wednesdays and  Fridays 6-8pm or
  • at St Patrick's school - Mondays to Fridays 9 am to 3 pm
  • online (NB: there is a smal surcharge for use of the online option) - The form will guide you to choose Pago Fácil, Rapipago or your credit card 












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