Aexalevi Convention 2016 - Speakers

Claudia Ferradas

21st Century Shakespeare: Reflections on the Bard and Postmillennial Teacher Development

400 years after Shakespeare’s death, can we think of Shakespeare’s work as relevant material in postmillennial teacher development programmes and in our ELT classes? Too difficult, outdated, canonical! -or is it?

This presentation will invite participants to reflect on why and how to approach Shakespeare’s works to encourage authentic communication at different levels, integrating ICTs to develop21st century skills and contribute to teacher education.

Claudia Ferradas, who is an IATEFL International Ambassador and Vice-president of APIBA, is an experienced presenter and ELT author who travels the world as a teacher educator. A teacher of English who graduated from the Instituto de Enseñanza Superior enLenguasVivas “Juan Ramón Fernández, she also holds an MA in Education and Professional Development (University of East Anglia) and a PhD in English Studies (University of Nottingham).She often works as a consultant for Oxford University Press, the British Council and Trinity College London and is a trainer with the Oxford Teachers’ Academy as well as with NILE (Norwich Institute for Language Education), where she is also a member of the Advisory Board.

In Argentina, she has taught English Language and Literature at the IES enLenguasVivas “Juan Ramón Fernández”, where she was also “regente del nivel superior”. She teachers on the MA programme in Literatures in English at the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza. In the UK, she has been a Visiting Fellow and research supervisor at the School of Languages, Leeds Metropolitan University. She has also taught on the MA programme in TEFL at the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Spain.