On Monday 27th
October, Felicia Oviedo shared with the students and teachers of our
Teacher Training College information about a congress she attended last
April at Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina. It was the
41st INTERNATIONAL SYSTEMIC FUNCTIONAL CONGRESS and X LATIN-AMERICAN
SYSTEMIC FUNCTIONAL LINGUISTICS CONGRESS. The congress theme was:
Systemic Functional Linguistics and Language
Education: Contemplating novel applications of well-established and
evolving lines of enquiry to language education theory and practice.
The teacher also
explained some cultural aspects of the talk she gave at the congress on
the discursive construction of identities. The title of the talk was:
“HEROES & VILLAINS: THEIR DISCURSIVE CONSTRUCTION BY BUSH AFTER 9/11”.
Students and teachers had the opportunity to revisit the field of
discourse analysis and reflect upon the role of language as a social
practice. We share the power point used for the presentation.
Felicia Oviedo is
a teacher at the Profesorado de Inglés at ISFD 127. She graduated
(Profesora de Inglés) from this Institute, ISFD 127, in 1996. Since
then, she has taught English at different levels: kindergarten, primary,
secondary and adults, both in public and private institutions.
In 2003 she
graduated from Universidad Nacional de Quilmes:
Licenciada en Educación orientación en Enseñanza de las Lenguas
After that she
moved to San Juan, Argentina, where she studied at Universidad Nacional
de San Juan to get another degree in English: Licenciada en Inglés
orientación Lingüística. There she also obtained Certificado de
Competencia Lingüística and she was awarded “Premio Osvaldo
Domínguez “ given to those students with the highest marks in Lengua
Inglesa I y Lengua Inglesa II.
In 2006, she
participated in the team of the research project “La repetición como
estrategia cognitiva para el desarrollo de la pronunciación del Inglés”
at Departamento de Lengua y Literatura Inglesa at Facultad de
Humanidades y Arte of Universidad Nacional de San Juan in 2007.