Aexalevi Convention 2016 - Speakers
Voices in the Park Class
We teachers have always faced challenges. New challenges have cropped up since language teaching encompasses instrumental and formative aspects. Though the acronym still exists as ELT, language teaching should actually focus on language learning. We must include all students, yet little do we know how to do this. We should teach for diversity though diversity does not seem to lie deep in curriculum designs.
Following Browne’s Voices in the Park, an attempt will be made to voice different perspectives present in today’s EFL classrooms.
Leonor Corradi is a teacher of English and holds a Master’s degree in Education and Teacher Training from Surrey University, UK. Former tenured lecturer in Didactics at IES en Lenguas Vivas Juan Ramón Fernández and ISP Joaquín V. González – both in primary and secondary school orientations, coordinator of state plurilingual schools in the City of Buenos Aires and member of the Foreign Languages Team at the National Ministry of Education, in charge of English. Leonor has run professional development sessions in Argentina and abroad, and has presented extensively at national and international conferences and congresses. She has also worked at a State Special Needs School teaching English to blind students as part of a pilot project, and has acted as educational consultant for the British Council and Ministries of Education in Latin America as well. She has coordinated the creation of online materials for language teaching and has acted as an online tutor for different seminars. Ms Corradi has been a member – in charge of English – of the committee for CLE, Foreign Language Certificates designed and implemented in the City of Buenos Aires, and is the author of the Curriculum for Foreign Languages for the City of BA (English). She has also worked in both the creation and reforms of curriculum designs at different teacher training colleges and provinces. She has written a number of articles, educational materials and course books and is an ELT author.