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Weaving paintings and language in the EFL kindergarten classroom

posted 19 Feb 2012, 08:24 by Asociación Profesores Inglés Rosario   [ updated 19 Feb 2012, 08:47 ]
We are kicking off our activities of the year with this lecture by APrIR member Prof. Florencia Viale, who will later be travelling to Glasgow to present at the IATEFL 2012 Conference .


This presentation will discuss the use of paintings and fiction in the EFL kindergarten classroom to encourage the young learners’ capacity for defamiliarisation with the unknown world by freeing their flow of imagination within the linguistic context of storytelling. A pilot experience tried out at Saint Patrick’s Bilingual school (Rosario) will be debriefed on the light of current theoretical approaches to child graphic development and creative thinking. 


Florencia Viale is an EFL teacher graduated at IES Nº 28 “Olga Cossettini,” where she also obtained her post-graduate degree in the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language. She has been working at all levels – from kindergarten to Proficiency – since 2001. She works at Saint Patrick’s Bilingual School, where she has been teaching 4 and 5 year-old learners. She is a Psycholinguistic and Language lecturer at IES Nº 28 as well. She trains students for the Cambridge CAE and CPE exams at Asociación Rosarina de Cultura Inglesa. She has been a presenter at different conferences throughout the country both in Spanish and English, her main field of research being the use of literature in the EFL kindergarten classroom, the topic of languages in contact and the psycholinguistic processes embedded in the reading and writing skills among others. 
Where? St Patrick's School -  Salta 2643
When? March 1st, 6 pm


APrIR Members: free of charge
Non-members: $ 40
Students: $ 20
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