Aggression as Potential
Drama as Education 
Using StorySacks for ELT

Trenque Lauquen, Argentina.
At Lingual Home.
Sat 30th June 2012

Get Real! Using Effective and Affective Literature in ELT
for Trinity and IFDC., San Luis, Argentina.


Poster for the workshop delivered in Cordoba:
Poster for "Get Real" in Cordoba 2012 for Trinity and ACPI

Photo review of the workshop delivered in Cordoba:
Photo review of "Get Real" in Cordoba 2012

English in Action at the Book Fair in Buenos Aires (In Spanish)
May 7th 2011

English in Action presents a real live Powerpoint at the Feria de Libros ( Book Fair ) in Buenos Aires, Argentina May 2012
English in Action at the 38th Book Fair in Buenos Aires, Argentina ( In Spanish)
English in Action at the Book Fair in Buenos Aires

Workshops in La Pampa June 2nd 2012

Another Brick in the Wall, la Pampa, Argentina

On Saturday next, June 2nd 2012, from 9am to 6pm, I'll be facilitating two workshops:

Another Brick in the Wall? A Question of Motivation and The Power of the Arts to Empower

for APPI and Trinity College London. These workshops carry "puntaje docente" and go under the umbrella heading of

   "Nuevos Paradigmas en la Eseñanza de Inglés en la Argentina"
   "New Paradigms in ELT in Argentina"

Venue: UNLPam- Facultad de CS Humanas, Cnel. Gil 353-Santa Rosa, La Pampa


New Paradigms in ELT in Argentina: La Pampa
June 2nd 2012

The workshop for Trinity and APPI in La Pampa, on Saturday June 2nd 2012 attracted about 70 participants who stayed the course, literally! They were a bunch of extremely knowledgeable teachers or student teachers who were happy to participate a in every activity. We spent an extremely productive six hours on both theory and practice. Just waiting now for the Evaluations to come rolling in for me to have some new bedtime reading!

Thanks to Trinity and APPI for such superb organisation and for a lovely welcome.

See a short Animoto video here:
Workshop in La Pampa for Trinity and APPI June 2012

CiSELT Course in China April-May 2012

A 4 week course for Secondary ELTeachers in Yunnan province for the British Council and the Ministry of Education China, Partners.


1 comment:

  1. Dear Susan Hillyard,

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