2nd Conference on Bilingual Education – Chile, August 13 and 14, 2021

The 2° Conference on Bilingual Education is an initiative run by a group of national and international institutions in Chile, dedicated to bringing together leading academics, researchers, school administrators and teachers to exchange and share their experiences and results on all aspects of Bilingual Education in Latin American and other contexts.

The event will provide a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Bilingual Education worlwide.


August 20, Jorgelina Carlassare, Universidad Pedagógica, Argentina
Place-based learning: how to make CLIL local

Jorgelina Carlassare, Argentina

She graduated as Profesora de Inglés, Universidad Nacionalidad de Mar del Plata, and Licenciada en Educación (Universidad Virtual de Quilmes). She holds an M.A. in Teaching of English as a Foreign Language, Universidad de Jaén, Spain. She has been a lecturer in Fundamentos de la Enseñanza y Aprendizaje del Inglés and Estudios Interculturales in ISFD 19. She has worked in Teacher Development Programmes for the Ministry of Education in Provincia de Bs. As. She is an ELT Consultant and has facilitated British Council’s Reading Groups. Currently, she is a lecturer in the Licenciatura en Enseñanza del Idioma Inglés como Lengua Extranjera at Universidad Pedagógica. She is the Head of Studies at TEC School of English and the Academic Director of SELT Exams. She is the author of Art and Communication On Stage (Pearson, 2000) and Welcome to English 3 (shortlisted for the ELTons 2010). Her main areas of interest are professional development, material design, assessment and CLIL.

September 3, Simon Lind, Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom
Putting ‘Integrated Learning’ at the heart of CLIL

Simon Lind, UK

Senior International Education Consultant with Cambridge University Press, UK. Simon has more than 15 years of experience teaching and leading departments at primary and secondary private and international schools in the United Kingdom and Africa. As Senior International Education Consultant with Cambridge University Press Simon has worked for over 6 years helping Cambridge International Schools around the world embedding Cambridge resources and active learning strategies into their unique situations, including designing and leading innovative teacher training in South East Asia, Pakistan, India, Africa, Latin America and Europe.

September 17, André Hedlund, Edify Bilingual Program, Brazil
PBL, CLIL, and Bilingual Education: What about the Book?

André Hedlund, Brazil

He is an EFL teacher with 15+ years of experience in schools and universities. He holds a BA in International Relations and an MSc in Psychology of Education from the University of Bristol, England, as a Chevening Scholar. He has worked as an academic consultant and teacher trainer for Nat Geo + TED Talks. He advocates for the online educational platform International Education and Resource Network (iEARN). He is the current president of Partners of the Americas Goiás. A Michigan Certificates Examiner, a member of BRAZ-TESOL’s Mind, Brain, and Education SIG. He is a senior mentor for the Edify Bilingual Program. He has been a speaker in conferences in Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Portugal, the UK, Poland, Spain, Romania, Montenegro, Slovakia, and Hungary. His dream is to change education worldwide through the concepts of MBE.

October 1, Panel 1 – Successful Experiences in early Bilingualism (in English)

October 15, Ricardo Morales, Cambridge University Press, Mexico

Beyond language: supporting learners develop thinking skills and life competencies.

Ricardo Morales, Mexico

He is an international speaker and teacher trainer who for the last 20 years has been actively involved in digital and online education for different private language institutions in Mexico and Latin America. Alternatively, he has developed training modules and ESP programs for public institutions in Mexico. He is currently the Academic Services Manager at Cambridge University Press Mexico. He has devoted most of his energy to help teachers make the most out of their talents through professional development and quality edtech. He strongly believes that education plays a pivotal role in making a better world.

October 29, Antonella Sorace, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Language learning at a young age: cost-benefit trade-offs

Antonella Sorace, Italy

Antonella Sorace (PhD, University of Edinburgh) is Professor of Developmental Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. Her research focuses on a number of interrelated questions that bring together linguistics, experimental psychology and cognitive science. Her research achievements and publications span different sub-fields of scientific enquiry. She is a world leading authority on bilingualism over the lifespan and is particularly well known for her studies of exceptionally talented adult second language speakers; for her research on the changes (“attrition”) that take place in the native language of advanced second language speakers. She is also internationally known for her contribution to language typology, especially for her research on constrained variation at the lexicon-syntax interface, which she has investigated in many languages, and her studies of gradience in natural language. She is the founding director of the information and consultancy centre Bilingualism Matters (www.bilingualism-matters.ppls.ed.ac.uk) and was awarded a Beltane Fellowship for Public Engagement.

November 12, Katiuska Estrada, Profesora de Mapundungun
Interculturalidad con los Pueblos Originarios (in Spanish)
November 26, Panel 2 – El desafío de la educación bilingüe en Chile: país multicultural (in Spanish)



Billy Forward
Teacher Trainer and Support Coordinator
Universidad Chileno Británico
Vicepresidente IATEFL Chile

Matías Contreras
Docente de inglés y Jefe de Unidad Técnica Profesional
Escuela Edmundo Vidal Cárdenas, Peralillo, Vicuña
Programa We Learn – Fundación Oportunidad

Isabel Quiroz
Coordinadora Académica Inglés 1º – 4º Básico
Colegio Huelén – SEDUC Chile

Nevenca Cerna
Coordinadora Programa de Educación Intercultural Bilingüe
Secretaría Ministerial de Educación
Ministerio de Educación, Gobierno de Chile

Jorgelina Carlassare
Docente en Licenciatura Enseñanza de Inglés
Universidad Pedagógica, Mar del Plata, Argentina

Carla Palma
Docente en Pedagogía en Inglés
Universidad Alberto Hurtado
Vice Presidenta TESOL Ch