APIBB - Asociación de Profesores de Inglés de Bahía Blanca on LinkedIn

Articles by categories:


Dear colleagues,

Greetings from Tucumán!

This is to remind you that the XXXVI FAAPI Annual Conference will be held in our province on September 22, 23 and 24. You will be getting more information on this year’s event really soon.

In case you are interested in submitting a proposal, you can download the “Call for Papers” directly from the congress website, whose link can be found below. The interactive online “Presenter’s Form” will be available over the weekend. Fees will also be posted very soon.

We apologize if some information takes a bit longer to be updated on the website.

If you need further assistance, please write to us to our email address faapitucuman2011@marcelasantoro.com or send us a message in the “Contact” section on our website.

We look forward to your attending this year’s Conference and we will try to make it as successful as the previous ones have been.


APIT’s Executive Committe and Organizing Committee

Website for the XXXVI FAAPI Congress:


Get ready to plan! Diseño Curricular in e-books

Here are some useful links in case you´re already preparing for this Saturday´s event at APIBB:

Diseño Curricular:

  • 1ero Escuela Sec.
  • 2do Escuela Sec.
  • 3ero Escuela Sec.
  • 4to Escuela Sec.
  • 5to Escuela Sec
  • 6to Escuela Sec.
  • Formato Sugerido para Planificaciones
  • Free Workshops in April! The Nuts and Bolts of Teaching Teenagers

    Teaching Teens:  Mission Impossible?

    We all probably agree that teenagers are a difficult age group to teach since many times our teenage students do not want to stay in class in the first place and often their minds can be on other things when we are giving an English lesson. However, teen classes can also be fun and very rewarding for both the teacher and students if teachers find original activities that both capture and hold students’ interest.

    All of the ideas in this lecture will aim to inspire and engage teenage learners of English and to activate their learning through the right choice of tasks, classroom management techniques and planning strategies to apply.

    Slang-uage our teen students pick from movies, songs and internet sites

    Teenagers and their slang-uage are driving parents and teachers nuts! “Catch my drift?” And our students want to understand and sometimes sound like those teens they see and hear in movies, on TV, on the web, etc. How can we help them “bone up on all of the latest lingo”?

    Let’s share some ideas on how to tackle colloquial language and slang (acronyms, euphemisms, rhyming slang, catch phrases, some taboo words) and let’s attempt to make sense of their ever-changing vocabulary. Let’s brush up our own English a little bit and have some fun along the way, discussing expressions and different activities to deal with them in class.


    First APIBB SIG 2011


    If you are having problems with planning, come to APIBB next Saturday 19th March at 9.00 a.m and


    Bring your books and materials you are going to work with during the year, “diseños curiculares” and everything you consider useful for your planning (samples given at your school, other plans from previous years, etc).

    No matter whether you are working at a public or private school, primary or secondary, together we will try to solve the difficult task of planning according to the different requirements at schools.

    Free of charge but registration is required.

    Limited vacancies.

    Call us now or register by email.


    The Performers are back!

    Wednesday 31st August, Teatro Don Bosco

    Click on the image to access The Performers´website with activities for each play.

    Free Webinar! “Marketing and Fundraising for TAs”

    APIBA – APrIR Webinar for Teacher Associations:

    “Marketing and Fundraising for TAs”

    with the support of FAAPI and the British Council

    Saturday, 12th March (online, WIzIQ)

    10 to 12 (BA time)

    Repeat of the FAAPI 2010 session:

    FAAPI at IATEFL Associates’ Day: TAs’ Collaborative Problem-Solving

    In April 2010 APIBA President Analía Kandel attended the 44th IATEFL Conference on a British Council grant and represented FAAPI on Associates’ Day. In this session she will first share with Members of FAAPI Teachers’ Associations the highlights of the Conference and of that meeting, in particular a summary of sessions on Marketing and Fundraising for TAs. She will then encourage all participants to think collaboratively of possible solutions to problems our local TAs face in relation to these and other relevant issues in our own professional context.

    This event is free of charge for Members of Teacher Associations with their dues up to date. It is aimed at current members of Executive Committees and other Association Members who may be interested in joining the Committee in the future. A list of readings to be covered before the session will be made available on enrolment. Please contact your local Association for enrolment asap.

    Limited vacancies.

    Participants will be enrolled on a first come first served basis.


    Contact APIBB´s office.

    Actos Públicos de Inglés – Febrero 2011

    Actos públicos febrero 2011



    Inglés Primaria: 18/2 (AI) 8.30h

    Secundaria: 18/2 Cargos 11h


    INGLÈS PRIMARIA: 18/2 8,30 h (AI)

    SECUNDARIA: 18/2 11 h CARGOS


    Horarios publicados hasta ahora:

    23/2 PRIMARIA E INICIAL 8,30 h


    2/3 SECUNDARIA área A 8,30

    3/3 SECUNDARIA área b 8,30


    Aviso respecto a titularización de módulos de inglés de secundaria:




     La Dirección de Gestión de Asuntos Docentes y la Dirección de Tribunales de Clasificación cumplen en informar que, teniendo en cuenta que la Disposición N° 551/10 – en su Anexo 2 – excluye del Movimiento Anual Docente y del Acrecentamiento los Espacios Curriculares de 2° y 3° año del ex Nivel Polimodal por la implementación del Nuevo Diseño Curricular del Nivel Secundario, Secundario Técnico y Secundario Agrario, se ha acordado en el marco de la COGESTION EN MATERIA EDUCATIVA propiciar que la asignación del destino definitivo 2010-2011 de los agentes involucrados se realice en los módulos en los que los mismos realizaron su ingreso como Titulares Interinos.

    En el caso de inexistencia de vacantes, se procederá – según la práctica habitual – de acuerdo a lo pautado en el Estatuto del Docente y Decretos Reglamentarios, utilizando vacantes afectadas a Acciones Estatutarias 2009–2010

     Se solicita dar amplia difusión a la presente, a fin de evitar futuros inconvenientes a los aspirantes.

    FUENTE:  SUTEBA Bahía Blanca – Nota publicada en Facebook día 8/2/2011

    FAAPI 2011 – Call for Papers



    What more than three decades of experience have taught us

    Call for Papers



    The purpose of this Conference is to create a reflection and discussion forum which synthesizes both new and old perspectives on communicative language teaching and learning. We have witnessed the emergence and advancement of various disciplines, theories, approaches and methods since the initial tenets of CLT were put forward almost three decades ago, so a review of their current pedagogical approximations should be crucial to understand how concepts such as classroom communication are understood at the present moment. Besides, the results of theoretical and research based approaches to teaching and learning communicatively have also faced validity issues when applied to the classroom context. This and other related issues will be the core of the Conference but they will definitely be enhanced by teachers’ expertise and their proposals.   

    Guidelines for Submitting Proposals 

    The 2011 FAAPI Conference organizers invite teachers, teacher trainers, researchers and materials developers to submit proposals for presentations. Submissions must follow one of the following types:Type of presentation 

     · 40 Minute Papers: A paper tells the participants something about what presenters are going or have done, in relation to theory and practice (classroom experience or research). We strongly recommend that presenters use audio-visual aids during the session. There will be 30 minutes for the presentation and 10 to interact with the audience. 

     · 90 Minute Workshops: A workshop is a session in which there is active audience participation via the experiencing and discussing of tasks provided by the presenters. Most of the time available should be devoted to demonstrating materials or activities that have been developed and tried out by the presenter(s). Theoretical discussion is usually kept to a minimum, but time is built in for questions and comments from the audience. For publication, workshops should follow the same guidelines as those for 40 minute papers. 

     The Content of your Session 

    Your proposal will be considered for inclusion in the programme if it fulfils the following criteria: 

    You have not given this session, or a version of this session, at a previous conference. 

    • It is clear from your summary that you have something new to say or that you plan to shed new light on a topic which has been aired at other conferences and in print. It should also be clear that you have taken into account the level of knowledge of the expected audience you indicate in the presenter’s form.
    • If your presentation relies heavily on a description of your local situation, ensure that you discuss either the implications for people working in similar contexts, or its general relevance.


    The Academic Committee will take into consideration the following subthemes to classify and organize the proposals. 

    •          Methodological implications :
      • Single approaches, eclecticism or post-method era?
      • Cognitive learning and communication
      • Teaching materials and communicative language teaching and learning
      • Communication oriented activities and tasks.
    • Cultural awareness in the communicative class
    • Discursive practices and communicative language teaching:
      • Diction (phonetics, phonology or “expression”) and communicative language teaching
      • Lexico-grammar and communicative language teaching
      • Pragmatics and communicative language teaching
      • Discourse analysis / text grammar and communicative language teaching.
      • Intelligibility and comprehensibility vs. accuracy?
    • The role of TICs in the communicative classroom
    • Evaluation in the context of the communicative language teaching and learning


    Given equivalent academic merit, papers from members of F.A.A.P.I. Associations will be given preference. 

    Presenter’s Form 

    Presenters should complete the Presenter’s Form attached stating the type of presentation and listing the title and area of their presentation, author(s), author affiliations (including FAAPI Association membership if applicable), contact address, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail addresses, and a 50-word paragraph about the presenter(s). Presenters should clearly state to which subtheme their proposal belongs. Otherwise their paper may not be accepted. 

     The summary 

     Presenters should submit a summary narrative of approximately 350 words that provides a clear understanding of the presentation’s content. The summary should outline exactly what presenters are going to talk about in the session and how the session will be structured. The summary will be used for blind evaluation by the academic committee and will not appear in the conference programme. 

     The abstract 

    Presenters should also submit a 75-word abstract of their presentation. The abstract will appear in the conference programme. It should accurately reflect the content of what presenters are going to talk about as it is on the basis of the abstract that participants will choose whether they wish to attend the session. 

     (Abstracts which are over 75 words cannot be considered for inclusion in the programme). 

     NB: Receipt of proposals will be acknowledged. If presenters do not receive acknowledgement within 15 days of having sent their proposals, they should re-send all materials. To avoid duplication of materials, presenters are encouraged to wait 15 days before resubmitting the materials. Summaries, abstracts and proposal forms should be sent by e-mail to proposalsfaapi2011@apit.org.ar 

    Deadline for submission of abstract and summary 29th April 2011 

     A selection of the conference papers recommended by the reviewers will be published. Accounts of the workshops or poster presentations will not be included. Authors whose evaluation forms recommend publication are invited to submit a 4 page-long paper (approximately 2500 words) before 21st June . Note that the ultimate decision to include a contribution is in the hands of the editors. The following publication guidelines should be followed:  

    • Paper size A4 (210 x 297 mm)
    • Font: Arial 10, single spacing.
    • Margins: top and left margins at 3 cm, bottom and right margins at 2 cm.
    • Pages should not be numbered.
    • Title, author/s, affiliation.
    • Headlines should be written in capital and small letters where relevant. Quotes should be written between
    • inverted commas.
    • Include sub-theme after headline
    • References (not bibliography) must be written following these criteria (APA style):

    Lightbown, P. & Spada, N. (1999). How Languages are Learned (2nd ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Richards, J. C. and Nunan, D. (eds.) (1990). Second Language Teacher Education. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 


    Swales, J. (1989). Service English programme design and opportunity cost. In R.K. Johnson (ed.) The Second Language Curriculum (pp. 79-90). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press [Note this format when your list of references contains only one mention of an edited collection.] 

     Wenden, A. (1986a). Helping language learners think about learning. ELT Journal 40 (1), 3-12. Wenden, A. (1986b). What do second language learners know about their language learning? Applied Linguistics 7 (2), 186-201. 

    Shanthi, N. (2009). The Effect of Instruction and Context on L2 Learners’ Vocabulary Development. Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching 6 (2). Retrieved December 19, 2009, from http://eflt.nus.edu.sg/v6n22009/nadarajan.htm

    Littlejohn, A. (1992). Why are ELT materials the way they are? Unpublished PhD thesis, Lancaster University.

    Donato, R. and F. Brooks (1994). Looking across collaborative tasks: capturing L2 discourse development. Paper presented at AAAL Conference, Baltimore, Maryland.


    Papers should be sent by e-mail in .doc format to: 


    Deadline for submission of complete papers 4th July 2011


    Click HERE to get a copy of the Call for Papers in PDF.

    APIBB Bookshow 2011

    Download our flyer in PDF!