The Villarreal family: The Editors of SHARE e-magazine
Very often we are asked about the SHARE Team, probably our readers have concocted in their minds images of “an army” of executive officers and assistants. If that were the case, we are sorry to disappoint you. It is only us: Omar, Marina, Martín and Sebastián that make SHARE, the free e-magazine for teachers of English.
With a readership of more than 21,700 SHARERS and in its 15th year of uninterrupted publication, it is, no doubt, the most important and longer lasting specialized e-magazine in Latin America.
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Omar Villarreal is a Doctor in Modern Languages (summa cum laude) from Universidad del Salvador. He is a Licenciado en Ciencias de la Educación con especialización en Educación Formal (summa cum laude) and a Licenciado en Tecnología Educativa (summa cum laude) from Universidad Tecnológica Nacional.
He is also a Profesor en Inglés e Inglés Técnico graduated at Instituto Nacional Superior del Profesorado Técnico. He is writing his dissertation for his Maestría en la Enseñanza de la Lengua y la Literatura at Universidad Nacional de Rosario. He is a tenured University Lecturer in the area of Applied Linguistics at INSPT-UTN and a lecturer in Didactics for ESP at UCALP.
Omar has taught English at all levels: Kindergarten through University for 42 years now. He was the Director of Profesorado en Inglés e Inglés Técnico (INSPT-UTN) and Licenciatura en Lengua Inglesa (FRVM-INSPT) de la Universidad Tecnológica Nacional until his retirement.
He was a Secondary School Head for more than 10 years. He was also Head of the School of English at Universidad Austral and Principal of Instituto Superior del Profesorado Modelo. He has lectured extensively in all Argentinian provinces as well as in Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile and Perú. He was the President of the Organizing Committee of the Seventh and Ninth National Congress of Teachers and Students of English and chaired its Academic Committee in 2000, 2003,2005 and 2006.
Omar has been an author and co-author of textbooks for the teaching of English, among them, the
Programaciones and Orientaciones Didácticas for Let’s go for EGB published by Longman and the 33 components of the series Polimodal English, as well as Grammar Explorer and the best seller series Top Teens and English Class all of them published by Macmillan. He is also the author of a number of papers and articles in English and Spanish in his field of specialization.
Marina Kirac is a Magíster en la Enseñanza del Inglés como Lengua Extranjera from Universidad de Jaén, España.At present she is writing her dissertation for the postgraduate degree of Magíster en la Enseñanza de la Lengua y la Literatura from Universidad Nacional de Rosario and has finished her Especialización en Metodología de la Investigación Científica at Universidad Nacional de Lanús. She is also a Profesor en Inglés e Inglés Técnico graduated at Instituto Nacional Superior del Profesorado Técnico with a a post-graduate course of specialization in English Grammar at Instituto Superior del Profesorado "Dr.Joaquín V. González" and a Licenciada en Gestión Educativa from Universidad Nacional de Lanús.She has taught English from Primary School through University and has been a Head of School for more than 10 years.
She is a University Lecturer in the Area of English Grammar at Universidad Tecnológica Nacional and Universidad Nacional de Lanús. She is also a Lecturer in Grammar, Linguistics and Teaching Practicum at various Colleges of Education in the Province of Buenos Aires: Institutos Superiores de Formación Docente Nros 41, 35 and 18. She was also a Lecturer in Research Methods at Licenciatura en Lengua Inglesa, Universidad Tecnológica Nacional and is a Researcher at Universidad Nacional de Lanús.
Marina has been a co-author of textbooks for the teaching of English, among them, the
the 33 components of the series Polimodal English, as well as Grammar Explorer and the best seller series Top Teens and English Class all of them published by Macmillan. She is also the author of a number of papers and articles in her field of specialization.
Martín Villarreal graduated as a Profesor en Inglés e Inglés Técnico at Instituto Nacional Superior del Profesorado Técnico-UTN. He is also a Licenciado en Lengua Inglesa (summa cum laude) from Universidad Tecnológica Nacional.
He holds the Certificado Universitario de Especialista en Lengua Inglesa from FRVM de la UTN and Certificado Superior de Especialización en Lengua Inglesa from INSPT- UTN where he also got his Certificado de Profesor Especialista en Fonética y Fonología Inglesas (summa cum laude).
Martin is currently finishing his Maestría en Marketing Estratégico at Universidad UCES and his Maestría en Administración de la Educación at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella.
He was a secondary school teacher of English at Colegio Nacional de Buenos Aires (UBA) and a Lecturer in Phonetics at St. Trinnean´s College of Education and is currently teaching at INSPT-UTN and Universidad Empresarial Siglo XXI, , Oakhill Bilingual High School and Universidad Nacional de Lanús. He is the Executive President of SHARE Education and as from November 5th, 2014 a board member for Red Lide (Red de Liderazgo Educativo).
Sebastián Villarreal graduated as a lawyer at the School of Law of Universidad Austral and is currently working as a counsellor for two governmental institutions and runs, together with another lawyer, their own law firm in downtown Buenos Aires.