The yellow tree on the upper left is called "araguaney" (Tabebuia chrysantha or 'golden voice'), a name from indigenous (Caribbean) origin. It belongs to the Bignoneaceae family and was decreed as Venezuelan's national tree in 1948.

Selected Professional Activities

Professional Affiliation

  • • T.E.S.O.L (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages).
  • • I.R.A. (International Reading Association).
  • • A.S.O.V.A.C (Asociación Venezolana para el Avance de la Ciencia).

Editorial board member (current)

  • • Editor of "The Linguist's Corner" section of The Write Stuff, (the official publication of the European Medical Writers Association). 2009.
  • • Advisory Board member of the Linguistics Series. Peter Lang. Bern. 2008.
  • TESOL Quarterly 2007.
  • LSP and Professional Communication. Business School. Copenhagen. Denmark. 2003.
  • International Journal of English Studies. Universidad de Murcia. Spain. 2001.
  • IBÉRICA , (Journal of the Asociación Europea de Profesores de Lenguas con Propósitos Específicos) 1999.
  • Revista de Investigación y Clínica Pediátrica. Universidad de Los Andes. Mérida. Venezuela. 1998.
  • English for Specific Purposes. Elsevier. 1993.
  • The ESPecialist (Brazil). 1988.

Authors' editor for:

  • • The Research Center on Behavior Physiology . University Hospital of The Andes and Graduate School of Medicine. Mérida. Venezuela . 1993.
  • • The Center of Hydraulics Research (CHIDRA). Hydraulics Laboratory. Universidad de Los Andes. Mérida. Venezuela. 1993.
  • • The Arrhythmia Research Center. University Hospital of The Andes and Graduate School of Medicine. Mérida. Venezuela. 1990.

International experience (overseas consultancies, lectures and seminars)

  • • Argentina, Austria, Belgium , Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, The Netherlands, Mexico, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States of America, Venezuela.