Aexalevi Convention 2016 - Speakers

Gustavo Gonzalez

Addressing Cultural Diversity in our Classrooms

What do we talk about when we talk about “Cultural Diversity”? This talk is an invitation to discuss and reflect upon this question and to address the topic through meaningful and engaging activities to use in class. This is a wake-up call to teachers to become  “divers” in the cultural diversity concept.

So let’s “dive into” some ideas together on how we can incorporate this topic  to our lessons and become aware of the importance of making it consistent all throughout the course.

 

Gustavo González graduated as a teacher of English at I.S.F.D. N° 5 in Pergamino and holds a postgraduate degree from UBA, the National University of Buenos Aires. He also holds a postgraduate diploma on Education and New Technologies from Flacso (Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales). He has been in the ELT field since 1993, working as a teacher, school coordinator, teacher trainer and presenter. He has been delivering seminars and workshops all over Argentina, South and North America and South East Asia. He is one of the contributorsto the book “Imagination, Cognition & Language Acquisition: A Unified Approach to Theory and Practice”, published by the New Jersey City University and has also written some articles for IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) and other institutions. He is a teacher trainer for the Oxford Teachers’ Academy (OTA) and author of the “Blended Learning” session for the TET (Teaching English to Teenagers) Extension Course to the OTA. He is a former vice president of APIBA, the Buenos Aires English Teachers’ Association and former vice president of FAAPI, the Argentine Federation of English Teachers’Associations.