Geekyteacher











{August 25, 2008}   Professor Henry Widdowson in Argentina

Professor Henry Widdowson is an internationally acclaimed authority in applied linguistics and language teaching. He is perhaps best known for his contribution to communicative language teaching. His many books, articles, and lectures have been seminal in establishing both the field of applied linguistics and its mode of enquiry. However, he has also published on other (though related) subjects such as discourse analysis and critical discourse analysis, the global spread of English, English for Special Purposes and stylistics.

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning says, ‘Widdowson consistently defends clear-thinking and clear presentation of ideas. For international ESOL, he has probably been the most influential philosopher of the late twentieth century.’

Professor Henry Widdowson previously held chairs at the University of London and the University of Essex, and is now Professor at the University of Vienna. He began his career with the British Council, working in Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, before taking up an academic career in Edinburgh where he obtained his doctorate in 1973.

He is the Applied Linguistics adviser to Oxford University Press and series adviser of Oxford Bookworms Collection. Widdowson is co-editor of Language Teaching: A Scheme for Teacher Education and the series editor of Oxford Introductions to Language Study and the author of Linguistics (1996) in the same series. He has also published Defining Issues in English Language Teaching (2002), and Practical Stylistics: An Approach to Poetry (1992). His most recent book is entitled Text, Context, Pretext. Critical Issues in Discourse Analysis (2004), published by Blackwell’s.

Presentations in Argentina

Henry Widdowson will be opening the FAAPI Conference (www.faapi.org.ar) in Santiago del Estero and will then deliver presentations in Buenos Aires, La Plata and Santiago de Chile.

La Plata

Tuesday 23 September – 1800

Organised by the British Council in partnership with the Dirección de Educación Superior y Capacitación, Dirección de Cultura y Educación de la Provincia de Buenos Aires

Registration: info@britishcouncil.org.ar

Buenos Aires

Wednesday 24 September – 1800

Facultad de Derecho, Universidad de Buenos Aires

Organised by the British Council in partnership with the Ministerio de Educación, Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires

Registration: info@britishcouncil.org.ar

PLEASE, READ THE COMPLETE POST. IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN WIDDOWSON’S TALK, REGISTER AT info@britishcouncil.org.ar

I AM ONLY PROVIDING INFORMATION ABOUT THIS.

Advertisements


Marcela Rivas says:

Good Afternoon:
I want to registrate.. My name is Marcela. A Rivas. I live in La Plata.. My e-mail is magusty_22@hotmail.com..



Buenas noches
Me dirijo hacia ustedes con el motivo de registrarme para poder asistir a la conferencia que dara el Profesor Henry Widdowson en la ciudad de La Plata el dia 23 de septiembre. Mi nombre es Marcela Rivas y mi direccion de mail es magusty_22@hotmail.com.
Desde ya muchas gracias..
Atte.
Marcela Rivas.



Lucía Alvear says:

hello! I would like to know the place in wich Professor Widdowson’s presentation is taking place here in La Plata.
thanks!



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

et cetera
%d bloggers like this: