Last year, I had the pleasure to join Confluence IV from my living room, at midnight in my hometown, Medellín (Colombia), to share with committed teachers and scholars my thoughts about education and English. I made great friendships with the Confluence team along the way, and we are still engineering ways to strengthen our collaborations. In this spirit, I am honored to participate once again at this wonderful conference, now in its fifth edition. I think any and all efforts in which we engage to join forces and use technology to find the values that unite us in the midst of our diversity are something worth working for.
I hope that my participation in Confluence V and my ongoing commitment to Confluence at large can help trigger conversations about how we must deal with literacy in the context of learning and teaching second languages. There is still much to do improve what we do with our students and how we play with texts, but I feel there are a great deal of committed teachers all over the world and we can find ways to make it happen, together!
Dr. Raul A. Mora
Academic Coordinator, MA in Learning and Teaching Processes in Second Languages
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education Graduate Programs
Co-Director, Student Research Group on Second Languages (SRG-L2)
Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Medellín Colombia