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One size doesn't fit all: views on accent and gender

posted 26 Jul 2015, 21:23 by Asociación Profesores Inglés Rosario   [ updated 26 Jul 2015, 21:44 ]

APrIR is pleased to present

APrIR member Ariel Olmedo in

One size doesn't fit all: views on accent and gender

Vive la différence…or how boys and girls learn differently

This professional development experience will critically explore the current debate about potential cognitive, social and emotional gender differences. The aim is that teachers will be better able to meet the needs of all students by gaining a better understanding of how boys and girls tend to behave, perform and interact in the classroom.


RP: past, present …and future?

English, like all living languages, has changed over the years. This is true even for the most stubbornly conservative British English accent: RP. It is hardly surprising, then, to read reports about the alleged demise of our ‘good old’ RP in the media. This workshop aims at reviewing the concept of RP by defining it from historical, socio-linguistic and socio-psychological perspectives, as well as in relation to the notion of “standard”, other British accents and EFL settings. This workshop will also provide opportunities to analyse samples of the numerous changes that have affected RP over the years and to identify the main sources of influence. As we examine RP’s past, current and possible future changes, we will share viewpoints on their significance for EFL contexts.

Ariel Marcos Olmedo graduated as Profesor en Inglés from I.E.S. 28 “Olga Cossettini”; he is also currently working on his dissertation for Licenciatura en Lengua Inglesa from UTN and he holds a Diploma on Gender-based Differences from the University of Piura. He was awarded the British Council FLA scholarship. He is a lecturer in Language and Phonology at Instituto Ntra. Sra del Socorro in San Pedro and Head of the English Department for Secondary Education at Los Arroyos School. He is also a CIE ESOL oral examiner for IGCSE exams. He is currently supervising a tutoring project to support trainees’ transition from high school into Teacher Training College. His interests include sociolinguistics, differentiation strategies and educational leadership issues.

When?: August 29th - 9 to 12

Where?: Asociación Rosarina de Cultura Inglesa - Buenos Aires 1174

Free for APrIR members with 2015 dues cancelled

Students: $50

ARCI staff: $50

Non-members: $100