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SELFIES IN THE CLASSROOM, REALLY? Or why a selfie is a great teaching tool

This presentation will explore one of today’s most popular concepts: the selfie. The presenter will explain why selfies are a tool of the Y Generation and demonstrate with students’ work how selfies can be used to enhance linguistic, critical thinking and creative skills while greatly motivating English learners. The presentation will include practical activities for the classroom and photography tips to foster students' reflections about what and how they can tell about themselves and their world with photography and the English language.

Mathilde Verillaud grew up in Washington D.C., Santiago, Chile and Paris, France. She holds a bachelor´s degree and a master´s degree in American Studies from La Sorbonne University and a Certificate in Art History from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. She served twice as a Peace Corps TEFL volunteer in Ecuador and China. In Ecuador (2012-2013), she trained high school English teachers in the Azuay province and implemented extracurricular clubs promoting leadership and communication skills for high school students. She also worked on a literacy program for children at a women´s shelter.

At Lanzhou University of Technology in Gansu, Northwest China (2009-2011), she designed and taught Oral English and Film courses. She also created an English library, a Photography/Writing club and ran a Film club and a cooking club. Previously, she had taught French at Mount Holyoke College. She is passionate about Art, cultural exchanges and world cuisines and always seeks to incorporate these in her teaching.

Mathilde Verillaud is an English Language Fellow in Argentina, a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Argentina. Her host institution is ARICANA, the Binational Center in Rosario, for the ten month tenure in 2014.

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Saturday, Aug. 23rd, 9:30-11pm

1332 Pellegrini Ave

Rosario, SF

Contact us at info@aprir.org.ar for any queries.

Online registration form: https://eventioz.com.ar/e/selfies-in-the-classroom-really-or-why-a-selfie-is

The lecture will be held at Room 208 - Universidad del Centro Educativo Latinoamericano