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Acquarone, Cecilia (APrIR Member) Doctora en Filología Inglesa (UNED). Former Professor of Literatures in English, IES Olga Cossettini. Rosario. Present Professor of Literatures in English and Critical Theory, UCEL Rosario. Head of English Department Colegio Español de Rosario and author of books and articles on Contemporary Literature in English

Alcázar, María José (ACPI Member) holds a degree in English Language Teaching and Translation from the Faculty of Languages, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina. She is a Professor in the chairs of Methodology and Practicum I at the Faculty of Languages. She also teaches at Colegio Nacional de Monserrat and San José School

Alemán, María José (ASPI Member) is a Teacher of English (Profesorado Superior de Lenguas de Salta); Licenciada en Inglés (Universidad Católica de Salta); Master of Arts in Professional Development for Language Education, with Distinction (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK). Current lecturer in Language and English Literature at PSLV and at UCASal. Member of the research Project “Identity and Migration in Anglophone Discourse” (Consejo de Investigaciones UCASal).  

Amez, Mariel (APrIR Member) is a Teacher of English (INSP Rosario and UNR). She is currently a lecturer in English Literature at IES "O. Cossettini" and ISPI "San Bartolomé" (Rosario), a Cambridge English Speaking Examiner and Secretary to APrIR's Executive Committee. Her research interests include literature, online learning and teacher education.

Ansaldo, Matías (APIBA Member) Professor in Psychology (UBA) and English teacher (INSPT) currently working in kindergarten, primary schools (Children and adults) - language centres from well-known universities - Lecturer in many conferences (Argentina and abroad) - Interested in early language acquisition, the use of games when teaching adults and project work among other topics

Antinori, Claudiahas been an APIBA e-TL SIG Co-Coordinator since 2012. She is a teacher trainee and teaches at a primary school.  She is passionate about using ICT tools in education and a great believer that teachers of 21st Century students have to update their resources and methodologies.   

Arena, Romina (APIBA Member) graduated as a Profesora de Inglés e  Inglés Técnico from Instituto Nacional Superior del Profesorado Técnico, Universidad Tecnológica Nacional (INSPT-UTN). She has been an assistant teacher in the chairs of English Language I and English Language II at INSPT-UTN for 7 years. She is co-Liaison Officer of APIBA Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and a former member of the Language & Phonology and e-Teaching and Learning SIGs. She also works as a teacher at T.E.L.Center, School of English.

Artusi, Alicia (APIBA Member) is a Teacher of English Language and Literature graduated at Universidad Nacional de La Plata, and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Education and Professional Development with NILE and the University of East Anglia, UK. She’s now writing a dissertation on Blended Learning as the last module to finish her MA in Education with NILE and the University of Chichester, UK. She’s the co-author of Engage and ECCE Result, among other coursebook series, all published by OUP, UK and is currently working with the British Council as a Materials Developer and Coordinator for Plan Ceibal and writing a series of listening books for Hong Kong with Popular World Publishing company.

Arzuaga, Julia E.  graduated in 2004 as a teacher of English Language and Literature from the School of Humanities and Sciences of Education (FaHCE), National University of La Plata (UNLP). Since then she has been working as a teacher in several schools, both primary and secondary, as well as language schools. She has worked as a teacher to the entrance course to English Teaching and Translation Courses since 2006. In 2012 she worked as teaching assistant to Classical and Modern English Literature. She is currently  taking a postgraduate course in Education and Information and Communication Technology organised by the National Ministry of Education.

Ashton, Helen trained at The Central School of Speech and Drama, graduating with Distinction from the MA in Voice. She specialises in speech and accent work, which she teaches at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), in London. She has coached actors in many different accents for Stage and Screen appearances. Helen is co-author of the pronunciation guide Collins’ Work On Your Accent which was published in 2012, and teaches English pronunciation to speakers of all languages. Helen also holds an MA with First Class Honours in History from The University of Edinburgh.

Assenti del Rio, Andrea is a graduate of Universidad Nacional de La Plata,; she holds an MA TEFL The University of Reading and is DoS at Home Intercultural learning (, where she is also part of a multidisciplinary study group, The Culture Kaleidoscope, working in intercultural language education from a perspective integrating languages, the social sciences and the arts.

Aza, Laura (APIBA Member) holds an M.A. in TESOL from Lancaster University, UK, is an EFL teacher in secondary schools and teacher trainer at J.V. González Teacher Training College.  

Bagüez, Débora (APIBA Member) is currently using new technologies to teach English in state and private schools in primary, secondary and university level. She has been trained in Argentina and abroad face-to-face and online.

Bain, Vanessa (APIBA Member) graduated from I.E.S. en Lenguas Vivas ‘Juan Ramón Fernández’ as an English teacher, where she works as a teacher and coordinator. She attended Postgraduate Courses on Materials Design and Teaching in Hastings, U.K. and at CAECE University.

Balda, Marcia (APIBA Member) is a teacher of English who graduated at Profesorado Pbro. María Saenz in 2010. She has been working as a teacher for 8 years, in primary, secondary schools and private Institutes. She is a member of APIBA and co-coordinates the e-TL SIG.

Banfi, Cristina (APIBA Member) holds a Teacher’s degree from INES en LV “JRF”, an M.Phil. in Linguistics from the University of Cambridge and a Ph.D. in Linguistics from University College London. She has worked in educational institutions at all levels, from pre-school to higher education. She has organised and participated in international conferences, published papers and books and edited journals. She was president of APIBA (two terms), Head of the Department of Languages at Universidad Católica Argentina and International Affairs Officer at the CONEAU (Comisión Nacional de Evaluación y Acreditación Universitaria). She is currently Director of Foreign Languages at the Ministry of Education of the City of Buenos Aires and teaches at IES en LV ‘J. R. Fernández’, ISP ‘J.V. González’, ENS ‘S.B. de Spangenberg’, Universidad de Belgrano and Universidad de Buenos Aires. Her main areas of interest are: educational management and research, professional development, theoretical and applied linguistics and bilingual education.

Barboni, Silvana is Head Teacher of ELT Methodology at Universidad Nacional de La Plata. She holds an MA in TEFL from the University of Reading and is now completing her Doctoral Studies at the University of London. She coordinates the Programme of Plurilingual and Intercultural Education of the Province of Buenos Aires.

Barboza, Paola Lorena (ACPI Member) holds a degree in TEFL from the Faculty of Languages, National University of Córdoba (UNC). She currently teaches secondary level at Colegio G. Taborín, and tertiary level at IFDNSSC (Didactics area). She is also working on two research projects on the fields of vocabulary acquisition and materials development (CIFAL, UNC). 

Barchuk, Lucas estudió Psicología en la UBA y actualmente, además de su práctica clínica, se dedica a la facilitación de actividades de aprendizaje y procesos grupales. Desde 2007 se desempeña en  AFS Programas Interculturales  como Coordinador de Capacitación y Encargado de Aprendizaje Intercultural, diseñando e implementando entrenamientos para empoderar y proveer de herramientas a los voluntarios de la organización.

Baya, Gladys (APIBA Member).After graduating from "INSP J.V. González", Gladys specialized in Methodology and in ICT for Education (FLACSO and UTN). Having taught in face-to-face, blended and online environments, and contributed to several publications, she currently teaches at high school and trains teachers online.

Benson, Silvia. Teacher at Universidad Nacional del Centro, proofreader of ESP material, US Embassy grant bearer at Oregon University. Oral examiner for UCLES. Presenter at national and international conferences.

Bertolini, Grace has been involved in EFL teaching at all levels for 30 years coordinating prestigious bilingual schools in Argentina. As Creative Teaching Director, she delivers Professional Development Workshops on Teaching EFL effectively and as Bilingual Facilitator for Peace Education Foundation she lectures on Conflict Resolution, Creativity & Motivation at school.

Bonadeo, Flavia (ASPI Member) is a teacher of English (ISP Nº 8) and holds a degree in English from Universidad Nacional del Litoral, where she is an MA candidate in Specialized Didactics. She teaches Didactics and Assessment and coordinates the Practicum in the Teacher Education Programme at ISP Nº 8 ‘Almte.  Brown’.

Burgos Pawlak, Marcela (AJPI Member) is an EFL teacher, M.A in Professional Development for Language Education (Leeds Metropolitan University). Fulbright Scholar, teaches Language at the Profesorado de Inglés in  San Pedro de Jujuy and at Escuela de Comercio Dr José Ingenieros. Director of Studies at IELI Institute. AJPI, FAAPI and TESOL member.

Cad, Ana Cecilia is an EFL teacher graduated from Facultad de Lenguas, Universidad de Nacional de Córdoba and former Fulbright scholar. At present she teaches adolescents at Colegio Hno. Gabriel Taborin. She participates in a materials design group at ADILE, Area Didáctica del Centro de Investigaciones (FL- UNC)

Cambiasso, Maria Inés A. de (APIBA Member). Head of Studies at Vos Buenos Aires, School of Spanish for foreigners. Former APIBA President. MA in Education UEA, UK. Teacher of English IES en Lenguas Vivas. Coordinator of APIBA’s Mentoring Programme.

Carreño, Leandro (APIBA Member) is a graduate of INSP Dr. Joaquin V. Gonzalez - holds a diploma in School Management - Coordinates international exchanges for Colegio Champagnat - Teacher of Geography and Culture of The United States and The British Isles at INSP. Dr Joaquín V. Gonzalez.

Carlassare, Jorgelina graduated as a Profesora de Inglés (UNMDP) and Licenciada en Educación (UNQ). She holds an M.A. in Applied Linguistics to TEFL, Universidad de Jaén, Spain. She is a teacher trainer at ISFD 19 and ETR for the Ministry of Education, Pcia. de Bs. As.  

Casamassina, Myrian Graduate teacher from I.E.S. Lenguas Vivas , where she has been a Methodology Lecturer for the last ten years. Master in Cognitive Psychology and Learning from Universidad de Madrid. Licentiate Diploma in TESOL from Trinity College. Coordinator of the Teachers' Centre at Asociación Ex alumnos del Lenguas Vivas.

Casco, Mady (APIBA Member) es formadora de docentes y diseñadora de material didáctico. Es profesora de inglés egresada del ISP J.V. González y licenciada en Educación (Univ. Nac. de Quilmes). Trabaja en la ENS LV ‘S.B. de Spangenberg’, en CePA y en la Universidad Nacional de Ezeiza.

Coelho Liberali, Fernandahas a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the Post-graduate Program of Applied Linguistics, of the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC –SP/ BR), where she has worked as a professor and researcher since 2000. She holds a fellowship from Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico, a national funding agency. She was the Brazilian representative for the International Society for Cultural and Activity Research (2009-2011) and now she participates in the Global Perspectives on Learning and Development with Digital Video-Editing Media, a project funded by the Marie Curie Actions, an EU funding Agency. She acts as a consultant for the Secretariat of Education of the City of São Paulo, which involves 545 schools, and for some private schools. In a socio-historical-cultural perspective, her extramural, consultancy and research concerns are related to school management, teachers’ and teacher educators’ development, teaching-learning issues, literacy, citizenship education, multicultural education and argumentation. She has published articles, chapters and books in Portuguese, English and German. 

Colussa, María del Carmen graduated from Instituto Superior del Profesorado Alte. Brown, Santa Fe. She worked at the Liceo Municipal F. M. San Juan, Santo Tomé for 10 years.  At this moment, she works freelance teaching mainly adults. Her main concern is teacher connectivity and online communities.

Company, Susana (ASPI Member) is a Teacher of English (Universidad Nacional de Tucumán); Master of Arts in English Language and Literature (University of Maryland, College Park, USA). Teacher at the English Department, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras (UNT) 2000-2010. Current lecturer in English Literature at Universidad Católica de Salta and member of the research Project “Identity and Migration in Anglophone Discourse” (Consejo de Investigaciones UCASal).

Copteleza, Laura cursó sus estudios de Lic. en Organización y Dirección Institucional en la Universidad Maimónides. Actualmente se desempeña como Directora de Desarrollo Organizacional en AFS Programas Interculturales, organización para la cual trabaja desde 1995, ocupando diferentes roles en las áreas de programas, formación de voluntarios, facilitación de talleres para estudiantes y docentes y proyectos estratégicos especiales, entre otros.

Corbett, John is a Professor of English at the University of Macau, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Sao Paulo. He co-chairs the BrazTESOL Intercultural Language Education SIG. Among his publications are Intercultural Language Activities (CUP, 2010), and An Intercultural Approach to English Language Teaching (Multilingual Matters, 2003).

Córdoba, María Inés is a graduate English teacher from Asociación Argentina de Cultura Inglesa. She teaches all levels at AACI, secondary schools and the University of Buenos Aires. She is a Cambridge ESOL Speaking Examiner and has delivered seminars, workshops, training sessions and clinics on using technology in ELT.

Corino de Weber, Cecilia (APIBA Member) is a graduate teacher from INSPLV J.R. Fernández. She has been teaching adults, teenagers and children at different levels and is actively involved in various courses and workshops on contemporary literature, teaching with ICT, educational management, error analysis, understanding, speaking, reading and writing skills for UCLES and LCCI as well.

Crichton, Lucy graduated in Classical Theatre and TEFL, Lucy is a teacher, trainer, and storyteller who has given lectures both in Latin America and Europe. She is an author of Primary books and components for Macmillan in Brazil, the UK and Argentina. She has been living and teaching in Brazil since 1993.

Cuello, Mónica Beatriz (APIBA Member) is a graduate teacher (ISP Saenz) and Licenciada en Inglés (UNL). Currently a student at the Maestría en Inglés con Orientación en Literatura Angloamericana, UNC. At present she teaches Language and Written Expression I and Language and Culture IV at the ISP Saenz and Literature I and II at Universidad Nacional de Lanús.

Cúneo, Rosa (ASJPI Member) holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics. She has taught language courses at the School of Philosophy, Humanities and the Arts of the National University of San Juan for over twenty years and has conducted extensive research in culture and linguistics.

Curátolo, Carolina (APIBA Member) is a teacher of English graduated at Joaquin V. González. She also holds a BA in Literature (UBA). She is currently working as Coordinator of Language Courses at the Faculty of Exact and Natural Science (UBA). She is interested in materials development for CLIL courses.

Chiappero, María Cecilia (ACPI Member) es actualmente Docente Investigadora y Profesora Titular Full Time de la Cátedra de Lengua Inglesa I. Se ha desempeñado en diversos cargos en distintas universidades y terciarios de la Provincia de Córdoba.

Dagnino, Cecilia (APIBA Member) is a graduate of ISP Dr. Joaquin V. Gonzalez  and has been teaching English since 2005. She has trained students for the Preliminary English Test (P.E.T). Her main interest area is teaching English to pre-teens and making them become involved in their process of learning.

Diaz Maggioli, Gabriel is Dean of the School of Language Learning and Teaching and Director of the MATESOL program at The New School, a university in New York. His research revolves around Sociocultural Theory as applied to the development of a viable pedagogy for teacher education. 

Duncan, Jamie is an English language and literature teacher and writer. An NLP Trainer for 15 years, he co-founded Resourceful Teaching. He is also an examiner for international exams and currently teaches at St Paul's College, Hurlingham.

Eayrs, Martin is a test item writer for international exam boards in the UK, Germany and the US. He also works as an educational consultant on issues of Quality Assessment. Previously he was a lecturer in EAP at Essex, Salford and Lancaster universities. From 1975-1999 he lived in Argentina.

Espíndola, María Martha (APIM Member) es profesora y licenciada en Lengua Inglesa egresada del Instituto Superior Antonio Ruiz de Montoya (1982) y la Universidad Nacional del Litoral (2008), respectivamente. Experta Universitaria en Administración de Educación (UNED). Se desempeñó como profesora de inglés en los niveles primario y secundario desde 1979 y en el nivel superior desde 1983.  Desde 2004 integra el equipo técnico del Área de la Modalidad Educación Intercultural Bilingüe de la Provincia de Misiones y desde 2008 está a cargo de su coordinación pedagógica. Ha brindado cursos de capacitación y conferencias respecto de la didáctica y adquisición de lenguas, literatura inglesa y el bilingüismo y la interculturalidad en educación.

Esquerré, Analía (APIBA Member) is a graduate of J.V. González, "Licenciada en Inglés" (Universidad Nacional del Litoral), finishing "Maestría en Teorías Lingüísticas y Adquisición del Lenguaje" (Universidad Nacional de Rosario). She has taught at English institutes and companies. She is the General Coordinator at a private institute and teacher at Profesorado del Consudec.

Femenía, Pamela (ASJPI Member) is a teacher of English graduated at UNSJ in the year 2011. Experience in primary school as well as in some public schools at secondary level. I'm currently doing research in the field of ICT in the EFL class.

Fernández, Carina (APIZALS Member) graduated as a Teacher of English from "Instituto JN Terrero" (La Plata). Since 2007, she has been a Teaching Assistant in ESP courses at Asentamiento Universitario San Martín de los Andes, Facultad de Lenguas, Universidad del Comahue. She is presently working on the Research Project "Estudio y Comprensión de Colocaciones Léxicas en la Lectura de Textos Académicos en LE: de la Teoría a la Práctica". She teaches children and coordinates groups of adolescents at Huellas Servicios Educativos.

Ferradas, Claudia (APIBA Member) is an experienced presenter and ELT author who travels the world as a teacher educator. A graduate from the I.E.S. en Lenguas Vivas “Juan Ramón Fernández”, Buenos Aires, she holds an MA in Education and Professional Development from the University of East Anglia, and a PhD in English Studies from the University of Nottingham, UK. In Argentina, she is a lecturer at the I.E.S. en Lenguas Vivas “Juan Ramón Fernández” and on the MA programme in Literatures in English at the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza. She also works as an ELT and Education Consultant for the British Council Argentina. In the UK, Claudia is a teacher trainer for NILE (Norwich Institute for Language Education).

Ferrara, Candelaria (AJPI Member) is a graduate teacher of English from IES “José E. Tello” in San Salvador de Jujuy. She is currently writing her dissertation to get her Licenciatura degree in Universidad Tecnológica Nacional. In 2011 she was awarded the Fulbright Language Assistant Scholarship.

Ferreiro, María del Carmen (APIZALS) is a graduate teacher from Profesorado Joaquín V. González and has a Master’s degree in TESL from the University of Washington, Seattle, USA.  Former president of APIZALS. At the moment she is teaching and coordinating at Universidad Nacional Río Negro.

Ferreyra Fernández, Daniel is a graduate of ISP "Dr. Joaquín V. González". He has specialized in Contemporary Literature. At present, he teaches Language IV at various Teacher Training Colleges.

Frank, Carolina (APPI Member)  is anEnglish Teacher (UNLPam). Higher Diploma in Social Sciences in the field of Education and New Technologies (FLACSO). High School teacher at Unlpam School. Member of Unlpam research team: “Evaluación político curricular y prácticas de formación docente”. Teacher trainer “Propuesta de Formación y Desarrollo Profesional Docente en Web 2.0”. Teacher trainer Universidad y Escuela: Conectando Actores Programa Nacional de Voluntariado Universitario- Convocatoria Extraordinaria 2011: “la Universidad se conecta con la Igualdad”. 

Frascino, Vanessa (ACPI Member) is an ESL teacher from Córdoba, Argentina. She has studied at Instituto Juan Zorrilla de San Martín Teacher Training College and Licenciatura en Lengua Inglesa at UTN FRVM. She has considerable experience teaching at all levels of education and delivering in-company courses focused on Business English 

Furneaux, Clare.University of Reading, UK. Academic Director for the campus-based MA Applied Linguistics and MA English Language Teaching programmes; Academic Director for the MA English Language Teaching by Distance Study; Postgraduate programmes in Applied Linguistics Board of Studies Member. Clare teaches the following modules: Core Issues in English Language Teaching, Language Curriculum Design, Language Teaching Portfolio: Classroom Practical component, The Teaching of Written Language, Teaching English to Young Learners, Teaching the Language Skills, Literacy: Social, educational and cognitive perspectives. Clare currently supervises 8 PhD students in the areas of second language writing. Clare's EdD included an Institution Focused Study entitled 'Undergraduates and Technology: Uses and Attitudes', and a thesis entitled 'Masters Level Study in a British Context: Developing Writers'. Her research interests are concerned with developing second language writing skills (especially in English for Academic Purposes contexts) and on-line/distance learning. She also supervises research in the areas of curriculum design and study skills.

Fusco, Vanesa is a graduate English teacher and translator from I.E.S.L.V. “J.R. Fernández”. She teaches at AACI and is a Cambridge ESOL Speaking Examiner. She taught Spanish in the USA as a Fulbright FLTA, has delivered seminars on technology in ELT and is pursuing an MA in Translation.

Galiano, Liliana (APIBA Member) is a Senior Teacher of English and coordinator at state and bilingual high-schools and also at university level. 1992-3 Spanish Language Fellow at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, USA. Specialist in Shakespearean Literature and Master in Education candidate at Universidad de Quilmes. Freelance interpreter and lecturer in Shakespearean Literature and TBLT

Galimberti, Marisa is a specialist in EFL methodology, designs material and teaches ESP at the Faculty of Engineering (Universidad Nacional de Rosario).

Gambarrutta, Ivana (APIBA Member) is a graduate of ISP J.V. González and has been teaching Literature in English since 2001. She has trained students for IGCSE and AS English Literature. Her main interest area is the teaching of empathic writing as a means of understanding literary texts and fostering interculturality.

García, Aurelia (APPI Member) is an English Teacher (UNLPam). Evaluation Specialist (UNLPam). Higher Diploma in Social Sciences in the field of Education and New Technologies (FLACSO). FULBRIGHT scholar DAT 2010: “The Incorporation of ICT Resources to the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language using Task-Based Methodology”. Teaching assistant professor in Didactics and Educational Practice III, UNLPam. Teacher trainer “Propuesta de Formación y Desarrollo Profesional Docente en Web 2.0”.

García, María Silvina (APIER Member) is an EFL teacher who has worked at different primary and secondary schools in Paraná, Entre Ríos since 1991 and is currently a teacher-trainer at Universidad Autónoma de Entre Ríos. She holds a Master’s degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language and is a Cambridge ESOL oral examiner.

Gavilán, Mariana is a teacher of English and Licenciada en Lengua Inglesa (USAL). She has been a teacher of content and language in junior and senior school for many years. She has vast experience in the coordination of Cambridge Exams and at the moment she is working as a School Manager at Newlands School.

Genesee, Fred is Professor in the Psychology Department at McGill University, Montreal. He has conducted extensive research on alternative forms of bilingual and immersion education; his current research interests include language acquisition in pre-school bilingual children, cross-language adopted children, and the language and academic development of students at-risk in bilingual programs. He has served as a consultant on second/foreign language and bilingual education in countries around the world, including Japan, Spain, Germany, Estonia, Hong Kong, Latvia, Russia, and Italy. He is the author numerous professional and scientific research reports and books, including Learning Through Two Languages: Studies of Immersion and Bilingual Education (Newbury House, 1987), Educating Second Language Children (Cambridge, 1994 ), Classroom Based Evaluation in Second Language Education (Cambridge, 1996), Beyond Bilingualism: Multilingualism and Multilingual Education (Multilingual Matters, 1998), Dual Language Instruction: A Handbook for Enriched Education (Heinle & Heinle, 2000, with Nancy Cloud and Else Hamayan), Trends in Bilingual Acquisition (John Benjamins, with J. Cenoz), and Dual Language Development and Disorders (with J. Paradis & M. & M. Crago, Brookes, 2004).  

González, Gustavo (APIBA Member) is a teacher, teacher trainer, presenter at National and International Conferences. Holds a Postgraduate Degree (UBA) and a Diploma on Education and New Technologies (FLACSO). Contributor to the book Imagination, Cognition & Language Acquisition (New Jersey City University). Teacher trainer for the Oxford Teachers’ Academy. Former vice president of APIBA and FAAPI

González, Marina teaches Materials Design and ELT Management at Universidad CAECE. Editor, reviewer and academic consultant. She teaches English at Escuela 8, D.E. 19 and previously at Escuela 10, D.E. 11. At present she is part of a research project on institutional impact at Universidad CAECE.

González, Nancy (APIZALS Member) is a graduate of Universidad Nacional de La Plata. She has experience teaching English in companies, schools and universities in La Plata, Buenos Aires and Bariloche, and has specialized in ESP. She is currently working at Instituto Balseiro and Universidad Nacional de Rio Negro in Bariloche.

González, María Paz is a research assistant at Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata's research group 'Cuestiones del Lenguaje' and a teaching assistant in two courses that focus on the development of writing skills

González Brandi, Natalia was born in Uruguay where she taught and worked as Director of Studies at IH Montevideo. She has recently moved to BS.AS where she teaches and coordinates the YL department at IH Recoleta. She is DELTA qualified and presented at IATEFL 2013. She is keen to continue developing professionally.

Graizzaro, Gabriela Carolina (APIER Member) is an EFL teacher who has taught at primary and secondary levels in Paraná, Entre Rios since 2002 and is currently working at secondary schools, at Universidad Tecnológica  Nacional, and  training students  for  Cambridge  exams.  She is currently doing a Master’s degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

Greco, Rosana is a 2008 USA Embassy Teacher Ambassador, and ELT teacher, a Psychopedagogy teacher, a Clinical Psychopegagogy specialist, and an Education Sciences Licentiate. She is currently a teacher trainer at ISFD y T N° 33 and Conservatorio de Música N° 0001, and a secondary school supervisor in Tres Arroyos.  

Gullco Groisman, Susana (APIBA Member) Graduada del ISP JVG (Buenos Aires), profesora titular de Literatura Inglesa Contemporánea (ISP JVG); ex-Directora del Depto Inglés ISP JVG; ex-Presidente de APIBA y ex-Coordinadora del Lit. SIG.  Actualmente pertenece al equipo de capacitadores de ESSARP y ha sido recientemente designada Mentora en APIBA. Especializada en Dinámica Grupal (Asociación Argentina de Psicologíay Terapia Grupal).

Hamel, Rainer Enrique es Profesor Titular de Lingüística, Departamento de Antropología, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM), México, D. F. Director del Programa interinstitucional “Comunidad indígena y educación intercultural bilingüe” (CIEIB), y coordinador del Proyecto permanente “Políticas del Lenguaje en América Latina” de la Asociación de Lingüistas y Filólogos de América Latina (ALFAL). Campos de investigación: bilingüismo y educación bilingüe, políticas del lenguaje, globalización y lenguas, análisis del discurso. Profesor e investigador visitante en las Universidades de Stanford, UC Santa Bárbara, UC San Diego, EEUU, Campinas y Belem, Brasil, y Frankfurt, Mannheim y Friburgo, Alemania.

Harris, Michael has taught in Spain, Bolivia and Colombia and has done extensive teacher training in Spain and other countries in Europe, South America and the Middle East. Michael is the co-author of the following coursebooks: World Class (Longman, 1994); World Club (Longman, 2000); Opportunities (Longman, 2002); New Opportunities (Longman 2005); Challenges (Longman 2006); Choices and New Challenges (2013) He has also published articles and methodology books on the following topics: syllabus design; self-assessment; continuous assessment and testing; learner development: oral skills; culture and language learning.

Hasbani, Yael (APIBA Member) English Teacher from IES “Juan Ramón Fernández” (Buenos Aires), is a student at “Postítulo de Especialización en Educación y TIC” ( Ministerio de Educación). Former assistant and teacher of Contemporary Literature (Lenguas Vivas, Buenos Aires), she works at secondary school and as a course facilitator at ESSARP centre.

Helale, Gabriela (ACPI Member) holds a degree in English Language Teaching and Translation from the Faculty of Languages, National University of Córdoba, Argentina. She is an MA candidate in Applied Linguistics at the Faculty of Languages, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. She holds the chairs of Methodology and Practicum 1 at the Faculty of Languages.

Hillyard, Susan holds a B.Ed.(Hons) Warwick University (U.K.) She works as a teacher, HOD, director, speaker, workshop facilitator, consultant, researcher, on-line tutor. She taught Language IV in Lenguas Vivas and UTN. Also, a NILE Associate Trainer in UK. Coordinator English in Action through Drama in Special Education, Ministry of Education.

Horn, Bradley is the Regional English Language Officer (RELO) for the Southern Cone and is based at the U.S. Embassy in Santiago, Chile. In the course of his career as a diplomator (a diplomat and educator), Brad has worked with teachers and students of English in Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Jordan, Morocco, Algeria, the United States, and, most recently, South America. He holds an M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language from Southern Illinois University, and a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from Northern Arizona University. His main areas of professional interest and expertise are language policy, assessment, technology-enhanced language learning, and writing and literacy instruction. 

Ibáñez, María Susana (ASPI Member) received a degree in English from Universidad Nacional del Litoral, and an M. A. degree from Universidad de Córdoba, where she is a doctoral candidate.  She teaches Literature at I.S.P. ‘Alte. Brown’ (Teacher training and Translation Programmes) and Literary Theory at UNL

Irrazábal, Fernanda (ASPI Member) is an English teacher, teacher trainer and researcher. She is a lecturer at Universidad Nacional de Salta and director of the English department at Universidad Católica de Salta, where she is also a lecturer. She is a member of the research project “Identity and Migration in Anglophone Discourses” (Consejo de Investigaciones UCASal).

Iummato, Silvia (APIBA Member) es profesora de Gramática Inglesa I y II del IES en Lenguas Vivas, Estructuras Comparadas en el Traductorado de la Universidad de Belgrano y profesora investigadora de la Universidad Nacional del Comahue donde dicta Semántica, Análisis del Discurso e Introducción a la Lingüística. Fue secretaria de APIBA en los años 2000 y 2001.

Kang, Joan is the Director of TESOL Professional Training at the University of Maryland, Baltimore Country (UMBC). In addition, she's Project Director of the U.S. Department of Education's STEP T for ELLs Program (Secondary Teacher Education and Professional Training for English Language Learners), an in-service professional development program for teachers.  PhD - teacher, teacher trainer, professor, and researcher in the field of TESOL. She specializes in professional development programs for teaching English as an international language to young learners and teenagers. She is currently working at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).

Kiddle, Thom is Deputy Director at Norwich Institute for Language Education. He has worked in language teaching, assessment and teacher training for sixteen years and has worked extensively in Portugal, Australia, Thailand, Chile and the UK. His professional interest is in digital developments in language learning, teacher education, and assessment.

Lanzi, Adriana es profesora en Inglés en el Inst Superior de Formación Docente 4. Actualmente cursando la Maestría en Inglés con Orientación en Literatura en la Universidad Nacional de Cuyo y comenzando la tesis sobre Mujercitas y las reescrituras de la misma en los siglos XX y XXI.

Larrosa, Maria José (APIBA Member) is an ISP J.V. Gonzalez graduate and has specialized in Language I. She is the Coordinator of CEDI, a Language School in San Telmo. Her areas of interest include Teacher Training and Language. She has conducted various workshops for teachers on Language and Methods.

Levi Altstaedter, Laura es Doctora en Curriculum e Instrucción con especialización en Educación de Lenguas Segundas; Magister en Curriculum e Instrucción; Magister en Historia con especialización en Estudios Latinoamericanos; Profesora de Estudios Hispánicos y Coordinadora Interina del Programa de Formación Docente de Lenguas Extranjeras.

Lizárraga, Carlos holds an MS Education-English (SUNY-New Paltz), MS Multilingual-Multicultural Education-TESOL (College of New Rochelle). Conducted teacher development courses in Argentina and USA. Currently, teacher trainer (Universidad Nacional de Tucumán). Coordinates bilingual program (Colegio San Patricio, Tucumán). Taught Spanish and ESL for summer Language Immersion Institute at SUNY-New Paltz for twenty years

Lizárraga, María Evangélica (AJPI Member) es profesora de Lengua y Literatura Inglesa egresada de la UNJU. Dicta Didáctica de la Lengua Inglesa en el IES N°5, Jujuy, presenta una sección de Tesis de Maestría en Didáctica de las Lenguas de UNT. 

Lizenberg, Nora (APIBA Member) holds a Master in Open and Distance Learning from Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) in Spain. Nora is a lecturer for Multimedia Applied to the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language at Joaquin V. Gonzalez Teaching Training College in Argentina and co-lecturer for Management, Planning and Organization of Virtual Learning at University of Alcala in Spain. She is also Technical Secretary for the Researchers Education Virtual Program at Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, in Argentina. Nora. She has published several articles, and a book on topics related to virtual learning and faculty training in educational technology both in Spanish and English. She researches on topics related to transactional presence in distance learning, digital identity in virtual learning environments and teacher training for Educational Technology. 

Lopardo, Silvana (APIBA Member) is an Elementary English teacher who graduated at Instituto Ser (V. Crespo, CABA) in 2005. She has over 10 years teaching EFL in primary schools. She has been working in Escuelas de Modalidad Plurilingüe since 2005. At present, she is a member of APIBA and she is one of the e-TL SIG Coordinators. 

López, Sara (APIT Member) graduated as a teacher of English at the Universidad Nacional de Tucumán and holds a master’s degree in Applied Linguistics at SIUC (Southern Illinois University, USA). She is currently teaching English Syntax at the English Department in Facultad de Filosofía y Letras (Universidad Nacional deTucumán). In addition, she works at Colegio Nueva Concepción in San Miguel de Tucumán (Coordinator of English Studies - Secondary Level).

López Barrios, Mario (ACPI Member) holds a PhD (Universität Kassel, Germany), BA in Language Education in English and German (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina). Professor of Foreign Language Teaching (School of Languages, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina). Areas of interest: Second Language Acquisition, Foreign Language Teaching, Materials Development and Research Methods in Applied Linguistics. 

Lothringer, Raquel (ASPI Member) is an English Language and Literature teacher from Instituto del Profesorado (Paraná) where she taught English Literature, and former Head of the Modern Languages Department (Facultad “Ciencias de la Educación”- UNER). Raquel is currently an on-line tutor and materials designer at Licenciatura en Inglés (UNL) and at Área “Educación a Distancia” (UNER).

Loutayf, Ma. Soledad (ASPI Member) is a Distinguished Fulbright Award teacher of English, sworn public translator and researcher, teaches at Profesorado Superior de Lenguas Vivas de Salta, Universidad Católica de Salta and Universidad Nacional de Salta. She has participated in several postgraduate courses, conferences and seminars. Her Master’s Degree is in Applied Linguistics. 

Maceri, María Ximena (APIBA Member) graduated from UCA and is a licenciada from UTN. She currently teaches Language and Culture at ISFD y T N°24 in Bernal and English Language at high schools in Greater Buenos Aires. She does research on North American Literature at UCA and works as a consultant for GS Consultora Educativa. 

Madera, Gabriela (APIBA Member) is a teacher of English (I.S.P. Dr. Joaquín V. González) with a post graduate degree in Education (UVQ). She is the English Head at Buenos Aires English High School. She has been an e-moderator at the British Council for the last three years and is currently working for the Plan Ceibal from Uruguay. Her interests include the use and exploration of ICTs for educational purposes. Gabriela was a member of APIBA Executive Committee from 2010 to 2012.

 Marchel, Ana Laura is an English Language and Literature teacher graduated in 2009 from the School of Humanities and Sciences of Education (FaHCE), National University of La Plata (UNLP).  She was a graduate teaching assistant in ELT Didactics 1 at UNLP. She is currently teaching at private Primary and state Secondary educational institutions as well as in private schools of English. She has worked in the entrance course of the English teaching training and translation course of studies (FaHCE-UNLP) since February, 2012. 

Martino, Daniela is an English Teacher and Sworn Translator graduated from National University of La Plata (Universidad Nacional de La Plata - UNLP). She has extensive experience in EFL teaching both in private and state institutions. At present she is working in Teacher Training College # 97 (ISFD # 97, La Plata) teaching Methodology and Oral Expression. She has worked as assistant teacher in the entrance course to the English Teaching and Translation Courses at Universidad Nacional de La Plata. From 2009 to 2011 she was a teaching assistant at English Phonetics and Phonology II at UNLP. She is currently studying an MA in Linguistics at UNLP and a postgraduate course in Education and Information and Communication Technology organised by the National Ministry of Education. Her research interests include etnopragmatics and the use of ICT in education.

Martino, María Gabriela holds a EFL, MA in TEFL. Junior School Headteacher, Methodology lecturer, specialist on gender and education, co-author of ¨Nuevo Paradigma Escolar¨ (2012). Teacher trainer and lecturer on Differentiated Pedagogy (Pedagogy applied to teaching of boys and girls) in Educational Conferences in Argentina and abroad.

Massa, Agustín Abel (ACPI Member) holds the degrees of Teacher of French and English granted by the School of Languages, UNC. He holds a degree in Pedagogy granted by Facultad de Educación, UCC. He was an Assistant Teacher to the chair of Special Didactics I. Currently he is an Assistant Teacher to the Chair of English Language I and teaches English I and II at Escuela de Turismo Marcelo Montes Pacheco. He also teaches at Colegio Monserrat.

Masutti, Sofia Inés (APIBA Member) is a graduate teacher from I.S.P.”Dr.Joaquín V.González”. She has experience in teaching English to different age groups at schools and private institutes. Currently studying  IELSE, Interculturalidad y Enseñanza de Español como Lengua Segunda y Extranjera at INSPLV J.R. Fernández.   

Mazzei, Ruben is a university EFL and literature teacher and a sworn translator (U.N.L.P) and is currently working on his thesis in Linguistics. He teaches at secondary, tertiary and university levels, and is a researcher for U.B.A. He has delivered and produced CPD courses and materials since 2005 for Dirección de Formación Continua -Province of Buenos Aires- and is currently coordinating the team of CPD teachers.  He has participated in several of the British Council activities such as developing material, facilitating reading groups and coordinating the Connecting Classrooms programme. He is currently facilitating workshops on Global Citizenship.

Met, Myriam is an independent consultant, having left the University of Maryland in 2008 where she was Acting Director at the National Foreign Language Center. Dr. Met has been a supervisor of foreign language programs for major urban and suburban school districts, where she was responsible for initiating and overseeing a variety of innovative programs, particularly immersion programs, including the first Mandarin immersion program in a US public elementary school. Her current work focuses on support for K-12 immersion in a variety of languages. She has served as a consultant to government agencies, universities, educational systems, and schools within the US and countries around the world. 

Michel, María Marta is a sworn translator, a lecturer and a researcher. She teaches Translation at Universidad Católica de Salta and has been doing research in the field of discourse analysis and Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) at Universidad Nacional de Salta since 2005.  She is a member of the research Project “Identity and Migration in Anglophone Discourse” (Consejo de Investigaciones UCASal).   

Molla, María Fernanda is a graduate of INSP en Lenguas Vivas ‘J.R.Fernández’. She trained as an actress, specialized in the use of drama techniques for the teaching of English- post graduate degree on Pedagogía Teatral (Educational Drama). She has worked as a drama teacher for more than 20 years in Argentina, Chile ,Mexico. 

Monserrat, Liliana (APPI Member) was a 2008 USA Embassy Teacher Ambassador, ELT teacher, Diploma on ICT and Teaching, assistant teacher at Universidad Nacional de La Pampa.

Monté, Nylia is a Psychologist (USAL), an English Teacher (I.N.S.P.T., U.T.N.) and has done Postgraduate Studies in Neurosciences (UCA), and with Prof. Eric Jensen in the USA. English teacher for 21 years now, and she was a Coordinator in a language institute for 10 years.

Montenegro, Graciela L. Contador Público (UM), consultora de empresas y entidades civiles. Ex Vicepresidente 2da. Consejo Profesional de Ciencias Económicas (2010-2013). Socia de Montenegro – Feldman y asociados, firma dedicada al asesoramiento integral a las pequeñas y medianas empresas. Tenemos una amplia experiencia en la consultoría lo que nos permite agregar valor a nuestro asesoramiento al empresario asistiéndolo en una variada gama de temas necesarios en la toma diaria de decisiones.

Montes, Rocío is a trainee teacher (UNLP). She teaches courses at Home intercultural learning ( and is part of a multisciplinary study group there, The Culture Kaleidoscope.

Moyano, Graciela Celia (APIBA Member) is a graduate of Instituto Nacional de Enseñanza Superior en Lenguas Vivas “Juan Ramón Fernández”. She is a specialist in Phonetics and Phonology and lectured at Instituto Superior del Profesorado “J.V.Gonzalez”, Instituto Nacional Superior del Profesorado Técnico – UTN and Escuela Normal Superior en Lenguas Vivas “J.F. Kennedy”. She is also the author of Ingles@info the first guide on the English language in Argentina. She currently works as a consultant and advisor.

Myslicki, Viviana (APIBA Member) graduated as a Profesora de Inglés from Instituto Superior del Profesorado “Dr. Joaquín V. González”, and as a Licenciada en Educación from Universidad Nacional de Quilmes. She has specialised in English Language and Phonology, and has lectured in Language at Instituto Nacional Superior del Profesorado Técnico (INSTP-UTN) for more than 30 years. She has also lectured in Phonetics at Instituto Superior de Formación Docente No. 24, Bernal, Universidad de Belgrano, and currently at INSPT. She is co-Liaison Officer of APIBA Special Interest Groups and an active member of the Language & Phonology and  e-Teaching and Learning SIGs. She is also Co-Director of Studies of T.E.L. Center, School of English.

Muguiro, Natalia Fabiola (APPI Member) es profesora en Inglés, Licenciada en Lengua y Literatura Inglesa, Licenciada en Ciencias de la Educación (UNLPam). Currently working on her Dissertation to obtain a MA Applied Linguistics and TESOL (University of Leicester, UK). Professor at Depto. Lenguas Extranjeras and researcher at Instituto de Lingüística (UNLPam). 

Naom, Claudia (APIBA Member) was a teacher trainer at ISP J.V. González and IES en Lenguas Vivas J.R. Fernández for more than 20 years. She is currently leading a research team which started two years ago and is a member of FAAPI Executive Committee. 

Nussbaum Capdevila, Lucila es Licenciada en Filosofía y Letras por la Universidad de Barcelona y tiene un Doctorado en Filología Románica por la misma universidad. Profesora del Departamento de Didáctica de la Lengua, la Literatura y las Ciencias Sociales (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) y coordinadora del equipo de investigación GREIP (Grup de Recerca en Educació i Interacció Plurilingües). Ha publicado numerosos libros y artículos y dirigido tesis doctorales en la Universidad Autònoma de Barcelona.

Ochoa Alpala, Carol Anne holds a Languages Teaching from Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia and an M.A. in EFL teaching from UPTC. She has been a University professor for the last 6 years. Currently, she works as an English teacher at Santo Tomás University, Colombia

Oostdyk, María Patricia (APIBB Member) es maestra Normal Superior en Instituto de Formación Docente N°3 y Traductora Pública Nacional en Inglés en la Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Trabajó como profesora de inglés en la Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Universidad Nacional de Quilmes y Universidad Nacional del Sur.

Ortega, Eugenia Mariana (AJPI Member) is an English teacher at primary and secondary schools in Jujuy. She is pursing the Bachelor degree in English. She taught American Culture and Literature at the English Teaching Training College. In 2011 she was awarded The Language Assistant Fulbright Scholarship in The United States.

Paradiuk, Andrea (APIBA Member) is an ISP J.V.Gonzalez graduate and holds a degree in Education from Universidad Nacional de Quilmes.  She has specialized in Didactics.  She teaches Didactics I, Práctica Docente II, Inglés y su Enseñanza I and Oral Expression IV at TTCs 24 and 83 in Quilmes.  She co-coordinates APIBA’s Methodology SIG.

Parano, Fabiana (APIBA Member) is an English Teacher and a Storyteller. She teaches Storytelling in the Classroom at IES en Lenguas Vivas ‘Juan Ramón Fernández’ and at CePA (Ministerio de Educación, B.A.). She is also a teacher of Pensamiento Narrador 1 at Estudio de Narración Ana Bovo. 

Paz, Marcela was 2008 US Embassy Teacher Ambassador. Marcela is an ELT teacher, Computer Analyst, Director of Studies, assistant teacher at UNJu.

Perduca, Florencia (APIBA Member) is an English teacher and literary translator, holds an MA in Literary Linguistics. Teaches literature in Englishes, cultural studies, and literary and postcolonial theory.  She carries forward reasearch projects on intercultural education and border pedagogy and is the author of intercultural magazines and resource materials.

Pérez Peña, Lucía (APIBA Member) is a graduate of IS del Profesorado ‘Dr Sáenz’. At present she is working in kindergarten and primary school at St Michael’s College (Adrogué) and St Alban’s College (Lomas de Zamora). Her main interest is early bilingual literacy. 

Porto, Melina (APIBA Member) es profesora titular por concurso público en la cátedra Lengua Inglesa II (UNLP). Investigadora del CONICET. MA ELT, Universidad de Essex, UK. Doctora en Ciencias de la Educación, UNLP, con tesis dirigida por Michael Byram y evaluada por Henry Widdowson.

Prytz Nilsson, Liliam Sofía (APIM Member) es Licenciada y profesora en lengua inglesa. Profesora titular en Lingüística Aplicada y de Trayecto Integrador de la Practica II  en el Instituto Superior Antonio Ruiz de Montoya. Directora Ejecutiva del Servicio Provincial de Enseñanza Privada de Misiones, a cargo de la Dirección Ejecutiva del Instituto de Políticas Lingüísticas de Misiones. Fue Coordinadora Provincial del Proyecto Integral de Educación Intercultural Bilingüe- sub proyectos de Modalidad Indígena y de Frontera en el Ministerio de Educación de la Provincia de Misiones

Rettaroli, Silvia (APIBA Member) is a teacher and teacher educator (I.S.P. "J.V.González). Worked in the Research and Educational Development Unit of the MEyC (1998-1999). Organised and participated in national and international conferences, published papers and textbooks. Areas of interest: professional development (OL and f2f), bilingual education/CLIL , assessment. CLE (Foreign Languages Certifications) coordinator (2008-2011). English Unit coordinator at the CLE (ME - City of Buenos Aires).

Revale, Sandra (APIBA Member) especialista en Didáctica Específica de la Lengua Inglesa y ex-presidente de APIBA, se desempeña actualmente como Responsable de Examen de idioma inglés en las Certificaciones en Lenguas Extranjeras (CLE) y como Coordinadora de Enseñanaza de Idiomas en la Dirección Operativa de Lenguas Extranjeras, dependiente  de la Dirección General de Planeamiento Educativo del Ministerio de Educación de la CABA . En el ámbito privado es Coordinadora General del Liceo Cultural Británico. 

Rodriguez, María Fernada (AJPI Member) (Ba in English) holds a Specialization in TEFL and a Master in Applied Linguistics. She is a Professor at the English Teaching Training College and a Professor and Researcher in the Universidad Nacional de Jujuy. She was awarded the ‘Teacher Ambassadors’ scholarship by the American Embassy. 

Rosetti, Gonzalo (APIBA Member) graduated from ISP J. V. González and specialized in Pedagogy at IES en LV J. R. Fernández. He completed the course for a master's degree in ICT in Education at UNLP. Gonzalo authored INGLÉS 2 - SERIE MODELO 1 A 1. He works in teacher education and instructional design.

Rusell, Gabriela es Lic. en Letras (UBA). Doctora por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Directora Académica del Postítulo "Interculturalidad y Enseñanza de Español como Lengua Segunda y Extranjera", del IES en Lenguas Vivas "J. R. Fernández". Jefe Técnico de Alfabetización de la Dirección Provincial de Educación Especial de la Pcia. de Buenos Aires. Investigadora de la UBA y profesora en la Universidad Nacional de Lanús y en la Universidad Nacional de Quilmes.

 Sainz, Evangelina ejerce el voluntariado en AFS Argentina & Uruguay desde 2005, desempeñando principalmente funciones relacionadas a la educación. Entre sus roles están ser Coordinadora Educativa Local, Miembro del Grupo Especial de Educación y del Grupo de Capacitadores de la Región Cono Sur. Participante en capacitaciones nacionales e internacionales, como “El Entrenador Intercultural en la Práctica” en Chile (2007).

Salinas, Silvia Alejandra (AJPI Member) is a graduate teacher of English from IES “José E. Tello” in San Salvador de Jujuy. She holds a degree as Licenciada de Inglés from Universidad Católica de Salta. She has taught English at primary, secondary and tertiary level, in both state and private institutions. She was awarded a scholarship for the Fulbright TEA Program in 2012. She has lectured on methodological issues.

Sanchez Romera, Carolina N. (ASJPI Member) is an English teacher who has always loved using technology in her daily lessons. She was a Fulbright scholar in 2011-2012 and is now enrolled in the “Especialización en Docencia y TICs”. She is also part of a research project carried out at the Universidad Nacional de San Juan.

Sánchez, Sergio es voluntario activo de AFS desde 2009. Desde 2010 se especializa en el diseño y facilitación de capacitaciones con contenido intercultural para docentes de Argentina & Uruguay. Ha participado de diferentes entrenamientos especializados a nivel nacional e internacional, uno de ellos sobre Adquisición de Competencias Interculturales y Diseño, en Alemania en 2012.

San Martín, María Gimena (ACPI Member) holds a degree in English Language Teaching and Translation from the Faculty of Languages, National University of Córdoba, Argentina. She is an MA candidate in Applied Linguistics at the Faculty of Languages, UNC. She is a teacher of Practicum I at the Faculty of Languages. 

Sarasa, María Cristina holds a major in EFL and an MA in Higher Education from Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Argentina. She is a full-time tenured teacher educator at the Department of Modern Languages, School of Humanities, and a researcher with the Education and Cultural Studies Research Group. 

Sardina Kuchen, María Eugenia is an English Teacher and Translator (UNLP). She coordinates Teens courses at Home Intercultural learning ( and is part of a multisciplinary study group there, The Culture Kaleidoscope. 

Saumell, María Victoria holds a degree in Literary and Technical Translation and a Diploma in the Theory and Methodology of TESOL (Distinction). She is currently the tutor of New Learning Environments for the Masters in ELT at Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia, as well as a freelance author for Pearson.

Schander, Claudia (ACPI Member)is a graduate English Teacher and Translator from Facultad de Lenguas, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. She is currently a teacher of English Language I and III at Facultad de Lenguas, UNC.  She is also teaching Linguistics at the teacher-training college “J. Zorrilla de San Martín”. Researcher in the field of Applied Linguistics at Facultad de Lenguas, UNC. 

Segura, Mónica (APIZALS Member) is a graduate of IS del Profesorado Joaquin V. González, Methodology I and II; trainer and ESU Scholar at Oxford University, UK . She has given several workshops around the country and neighbouring countries. English Coordinator at Colegio Siglo XXI, she also teaches English at UNRN and UNCuyo.

Simón, Liliana (APIBA Member) is a teacher of English, administrator of UNLP VLEs, and a British Council E-moderator. She worked as a co-coordinator for Conectar Igualdad, BA. She develops e-material, delivers presentations and courses on Learning Technologies, Plurilingual and Intercultural Programme and ADULP/UNLP. She obtained a fellowship at Open University, UK.

Suárez, María Marta (APIBA Member) has worked in ELT in varied backgrounds: in her own school, in large classes at state-run schools and universities, in multilingual classes in the UK, and in Methodology-related subjects at different teacher training colleges. She has been a presenter at conferences in Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Spain and Uruguay. 

Sühring, Ingrid (APIBA Member) holds a teaching degree from IS del Profesorado ‘Dr Sáenz’. She was head at St. Michael´s College. She has been the Coordinator at Bridge School of English since 1989. Currently teacher trainer at ISFD Nº 41 and N 35.Has carried out research projects for INFD and the province of Buenos Aires. 

Szmuch, Laura is a graduate of INSP Dr Joaquín V. González and Trainer in NLP.  Author of

Aprendiendo inglés y disfrutando el proceso, Las Seis Inspiraciones and A Teacher’s Motivational Grammar: The Reasons to Teach, for her Master’s Degree in Cognitive Psychology with FLACSO and UAM.

Tavella, Gabriela (APIZALS Member) holds an MA in Professional Development for Language Education from Leeds Metropolitan University, UK and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from UEA, UK. Gabriela is an ESP lecturer at AUSMA, FADEL, UNCo. She runs her own language school where she coordinates courses for young learners and adolescents. She is an EFL consultant, she regularly coordinates professional development sessions on language methodology. She is vice-president of FAAPI and member of the AJAL editorial board.

Thomson, María Cristina (APIBA Member), Profesora de inglés (INP Rosario), Profesora de teatro (ENAD), Profesora en Literatura Infantil-Juvenil (SUMMA); National Diploma in Children´s  Literature  (Christchurch, Nva. Zelanda), Maestría en Literatura para Niños (UNR). Dicta seminario posgrado Literatura Infantil (UNC).  Con Tabaré, publica Relatos (in) mortales, título premiado por Banda Dibujada 2013.  Ex Presidente de APIBA y FAAPI.

Toledo, Pablo (APIBA Member) is a graduate of ISP "Joaquín V González," where he teaches British literature and is a candidate for the Diploma in Language Sciences. He worked as an ELT materials writer, editor and journalist for the Buenos Aires Herald newspaper. He is also an award-winning novelist and short story writer. He currently works for the British Council.

Torres, Leonardo (ASJPI Member) graduated as a language teacher from FFHA at Universidad Nacional de San Juan. He is in charge of Grammar, Language, Drama and Discourse Analysis in a teaching training program at ASIC institute. He is also part of a drama crew called Proscenium, which performs theatre plays in English for the community.

Toti, Cristina is a teacher of English graduated of ISP Dr Sáenz. She has extensive experience teaching Language and History in bilingual schools at different levels. She has also taken part in the writing and publishing of different language book series for children and adolescents. Cristina is currently teaching IGCSE History at Newlands School and St Michael’s College. 

Trabaldo, Susana es egresada del INSP en Lenguas Vivas, Juan Ramón Fernández, Licenciada en Administración de Educación Superior (UNLM), Diploma de Postgrado en Educación a Distancia (CAECE), Master en Enseñanza y Aprendizaje Abiertos y a Distancia (UNED, España).  Directora de Net-Learning.

Valenti, Viviana (APrIR Member) holds a MA in Linguistic Theories and Second Language Acquisition, coordinates ESP courses, designs material and teaches at the Faculty of Engineering. (Universidad Nacional de Rosario). 

Vázquez, Daiana got her TEFL degree from UNMdP. She has worked as a TA at UNMdP, and she is a member of an academic research group. She currently teaches English in private institutions. In 2012 she received a Fulbright scholarship and taught Spanish in US. 

Verschoor, Jennifer (APIBA Member) is an EFL teacher and ICT consultant. She completed her MA in Virtual Environments. She specializes in online teaching, mobile learning and training via virtual learning environments. Currently, she is working as a teacher trainer for ESSARP, SBS International and the British Council. 

Viale, Florencia Inés (APriR Member) works at Saint Patrick’s Bilingual School teaching 3, 4 and 5 year-olds. She is lecturer and Head of the Research and Publications Department at IES Nº 28. She is a Cambridge trainer at Asociación Rosarina de Cultura Inglesa. She has lectured throughout the country and abroad. 

Villanueva de Debat, Elba (ACPI Member) holds an M.A. in Applied Linguistics. She teaches EFL Methodology at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. She served as ACPI President. She has presented at conferences in Latin America, Europe and the USA. Her research interests include materials development and teacher education.

Walker, Robin is a freelance language teacher, teacher educator, and materials writer. He has been involved in ELT since moving to Spain in 1981. In this time, he worked for over 20 years in ESP as a lecturer in English at the University School of Tourism of Asturias. He has also collaborated extensively with many of Spain’s state teacher training centres, with the University of Oviedo, and with Oxford University Press España. Robin is co-author of Tourism 1 (Provision), Tourism 2 (Encounters) and Tourism3 (Management) in OUP’s Oxford English for Careers series. In 2010 he published Teaching the Pronunciation of English as a Lingua franca for the OUP teacher’s handbook series. A former Vice-president of TESOL-SPAIN, he is the Newsletter editor of the IATEFL Pronunciation Special Interest Group.

Woods, Paul is the British Council’s English Advisor for Uruguay and Programme Manager for the Ceibal en Ingles Project.  He has had a long career in ELT, starting out as a volunteer English teacher in a remote bush school in northern  Nigeria in 1972, and has worked for the British Council since 1977.  He has managed long term ELT  projects in Brunei, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, The Philippines and Brazil,  has been Director of the British Council in Mozambique and Botswana, and has acted as English Advisor for the Sub-Saharan Africa Region and the Southern Cone of Latin America.  He has also managed the Education UK Website and acted as Change Programme Manager in Central and South Asia.  During the course of his British Council career, at the last count, he had visited 117 countries.  The paperback version of his article “The Hedgehog and the Fox: Two Approaches to Teaching English to the Military” was recently published in the anthology “Relocating TESOL in an Age of Empire” by Palgrave Macmillan.

Wright, Pamela is an experienced Head Teacher with over 25 years in school senior management. She is currently Executive Head Teacher of Wade Deacon High School, a high achieving secondary school with more than 1500 students, judged “outstanding” by Ofsted. Her school has partners in India and Oman through the British Council Connecting Classrooms programme and was Times Educational Supplement secondary school of the year. She is a National Leader of Education since 2008 and has supported numerous schools to improve their standards and results. This involves capacity building for the schools and coaching and training for senior and middle leaders. Pam has an extensive track record of working at international level, especially China, India and Sub-Saharan Africa. She has delivered many British Council School Leadership programmes. For example, she has facilitated three Leadership courses in Beijing, Anhui Province and Yunnan to build up school leader’s skills in China and has trained local trainers in Colombia and Mauritius. 

Yermos, Nibia (APIBA Member) is the Head Teacher at Liceo Cultural Británico, Flores Branch. Former lecturer in Methodology at CONSUDEC TTC and in Language I at ISP J.V.Gonzalez. Nibia has lectured extensively on Language and methodological issues both in Buenos Aires and in several provinces. She has coordinated APIBA’s Applied Linguistics SIG.

Zeinstejer, Rita (APrIR Member) is an Instructional Technology Specialist CALL Consultant and Co-Director at TICs en el Aula Co-Director EFL Teacher- Advanced Courses, Self Access, Laboratory, Multimedia Coordinator at Asociación Rosarina de Cultura Inglesa 1980- 2010 Cambridge ESOL Oral Examiner CALL SIG Coordinator at APrIR  2001-2008 Member of ‘Webheads in Action’. Presenter at online international Seminars and Congresses. Google Certified Teacher 2008 CALL-IS TESOL Steering Committee Member 2009-2012


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