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Literature revisited: reading to develop mediation skills in the language class by Claudia Ferradas, PhD

Literary texts are a unique resource to empower students to develop a sense of identity in the process of foreign language acquisition, whose central aim is to face the challenge of expressing one world view through a language normally used to express a different one. Besides, the reading experience, which can involve different media, offers opportunities to come into contact with diverse contexts and personal circumstances, thus contributing to intercultural awareness.
In this webinar, we will explore the potential of contemporary literary texts in an ELT context though a sample of short narratives, poems and video-poems. We will discuss activities to approach texts as spaces to develop linguistic and cultural mediation skills, transcending cultural borders to build empathy.

When? Saturday October 2nd – 10 to 11:30 am

Where? Online, via Zoom.

You will receive access details one day before the webinar.

APRIR members: free of charge

Profesorado students (Rosario only): $200

Members of FAAPI-affiliated TAs: $200

Non-members: $500

Form of payment: Bank transfer (You will need the transfer details to submit the form)

Banco Nación Suc. 3020- Rosario
CBU Nº 0110444240044427146462
Cuenta Corriente Especial
Nº de cuenta: 444271464/6
Asociación de Profesores de Inglés de Rosario
CUIT: 30680502109

Presenter’s bio

Claudia Ferradas has extensive international experience as a conference presenter, teacher educator and materials writer. She holds an MA in Education and Professional Development from the University of East Anglia and a PhD in English Studies from the University of Nottingham. She is based in Buenos Aires, where she has taught language and literature for many years, both in translation and teacher training programmes.
She is an Affiliate Trainer with NILE (Norwich Institute for Language Education), UK, where she teaches on the MA in Professional Development for Language Education validated by the University of Chichester. She also teaches on the MA Programme in Contemporary Literatures in English at the National University of Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina. She has also taught on the MA in TEFL at the University of Alcalá de Henares, Spain.
Claudia co-chaired the British Council Oxford Conference on the Teaching of Literature (Corpus Christi College) on five occasions. She has also published poetry and flash fiction in Spanish and in English and is a singer and podcaster.

Networks:

Podcast: Palabras en escena
Webpage: www.claudiaferradas.net
Instagram: @clauferradas
Facebook: ferradasclaudia: Claudia Ferradas ELT Consultant
Twitter: @claudiaferradas
LinkedIn: claudiaferradas

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