Presentation Literacy for Teachers – Effective Classroom Communication | BRAZ-TESOL RN

Alex Tamulis

Abstract: Public speaking is an art. For teachers, who do public speaking in the classroom environment, it can be seen as the key to unlocking empathy, stirring excitement, sharing knowledge and insights, and promoting dreams. This plenary session will focus on useful stepping-stones toward presentation skills for teachers, in order to teach and better inspire learners.

Speaker’s bio: Alex Tamulis has worked in ELT since 1998, teaching at various language centers. He then worked for MTV Brazil as a translator for 3 years, gaining experience in the field of subtitling, translation and interpretation. He holds a BA in Social Communication from Universidade Metodista. After living in Canada for 6 years, where he took college courses at CCEMS Edmonton, he moved back to Brazil and started taking the Linguistics undergraduate program at University of São Paulo. He also holds CPE and CELTA, by the University of Cambridge. Currently he is an academic consultant for Macmillan Education.

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WHEN? 19 August
WHERE? FACEX Unidade CIC (http://facex.com.br)
FEE? Members Free || Early bird R$ 30,00 || After 05/08 R$ 40,00
HOW TO REGISTER? Here http://www.braztesol.org.br/btrnaugust

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Teaching large groups: difficulties and solutions | BRAZ-TESOL RN

Marla Mota

Abstract: Teaching large groups is a challenge that many teachers have to face – especially a large group of kids. Indiscipline, demotivation, learning difficulties and the use of the target language are some of the most frequent challenges that we try to overcome. This talk aims to help teachers overcome those difficulties and succeed teaching kids in large groups.

Speakers’ bio: My name is Marla Mota and I’m a professor at IFCE. I have taught at English language schools, a bilingual school and Federal Universities (UFC and UNB) since I started teaching in 1998. I have a degree in Portuguese and English language and literature (UFC) and a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics (UECE).

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WHEN? 19 August
WHERE? FACEX Unidade CIC (http://facex.com.br)
FEE? Members Free || Early bird R$ 30,00 || After 05/08 R$ 40,00
HOW TO REGISTER? Here http://www.braztesol.org.br/btrnaugust

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Beyond language: what does it mean to teach children English today? | BRAZ-TESOL RN

Leandra Dias

Abstract: Brazilian language education has recently undergone a paradigm shift when it comes to very young learners. Questions about what language education should be like must now take into account the context in which YL teaching takes place. Drawing on Paulo Freire’s statement that “the reading of the world happens prior the reading of the word’, this presentation will provide ways to give children meaningful encounters with another language – as well as examples of how language educators can blend language instruction with socio-cultural content and cognitive development.

Speaker’s bio: Leandra Dias, Ma in Linguistics – UFPE (ongoing), Pearson Master Trainer, Ba in Languages and Dip in Applied Linguistics, Early Childhood Education,CELTA, ICELT and TEYL.She has been working with English teaching and education for over 10 years. She is currently working for Pearson Brazil as an Academic Consultant.

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WHEN? 19 August
WHERE? FACEX Unidade CIC (http://facex.com.br)
FEE? Members Free || Early bird R$ 30,00 || After 05/08 R$ 40,00
HOW TO REGISTER? Here http://www.braztesol.org.br/btrnaugust

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LEGO for bilingual education: let’s play? | BRAZ-TESOL RN

Delanne Paulino

Abstract: We’ll start the workshop by showing the participants some of the theories behind the use of LEGO Education in a Bilingual Education context, as well as some of its benefits as a learning tool. Research has shown “[…] not only the great importance of play as a sociological tool but as barrier breaker to stimulate cognitive capacities that may only be explored through imaginative communication.” (Vygotsky) We will take the participants into a journey through all the phases of a lego class. At each one of these 4C’s learning processes (connect, construct, contemplate and continue) participants will be asked to accomplish a task and reflect upon its completion, to understand each one of those lesson steps and aims. Then, we’ll show some real class projects students have done at Salesiano Dom Bosco’s Bilingual Program and some of the results they’ve achieved. In the last part of the workshop we’ll be presenting some of the difficulties we’ve been facing in class and how we have been overcoming them. Finally, in groups, participants will put their hands on the planning sheet and think about a brief lesson plan for a topic they’ll receive. They’ll share them with the whole group at the end of the workshop.

Speakers’ bio: Delanne Paulino da Silva holds a degree in Pedagogy and has been teaching English for 7 years. She’s got a specialization in teaching/learning English as a foreign language, a CELTA and a ESL/TESOL certificate.  She’s been working as bilingual program coordinator for 6 years, previously at Yázigi and currently at Salesiano Dom Bosco. She is also enrolled  in a Language graduation program and has presented papers in other English teaching seminars such as YETS and YILTS.

Jose Milton de Carvalho Neto holds a college degree in Social Science (Anthropology, Sociology and Politics). He’s been teaching English for 7 years and has worked for the language schools Atual idiomas and Wizard. He’s currently teaching kids and teens at Yázigi Natal and at Salesiano Dom Bosco’s bilingual program.

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WHEN? 19 August
WHERE? FACEX Unidade CIC (http://facex.com.br)
FEE? Members Free || Early bird R$ 30,00 || After 05/08 R$ 40,00
HOW TO REGISTER? Here http://www.braztesol.org.br/btrnaugust

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How to conduct an induction programme | BRAZ-TESOL RN

Letícia Sales

Abstract: As we move from being a teacher to being a coordinator at a language school, we start to take certain things for granted, namely how difficult the first steps in one’s career in education can be. At this workshop, I’m going to show novice coordinators the 3 key factors they must have in mind when welcoming new teachers, whether novice or experienced, into their team.

Speakers’ bio: Leticia Sales is a carioca teacher and trainer. Because she’s a true believer that learning teaching is an ongoing process, she’s always concocting new ways in which she can perfect her skills. As a result, she’s taken the Cambridge Celta and sat for a variety of language certifications, such as the CPE, which she holds. She’s currently a branch coordinator at Centro Britanico Taquara, and in spite of her tight schedule she still manages to find time to study for Delta module 1.

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WHEN? 19 August
WHERE? FACEX Unidade CIC (http://facex.com.br)
FEE? Members Free || Early bird R$ 30,00 || After 05/08 R$ 40,00
HOW TO REGISTER? Here http://www.braztesol.org.br/btrnaugust

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QUAQ Theatre Sketches | BRAZ-TESOL RN

Quaq

Abstract: In many ways, the process of learning a second language and drama techniques share similar principles. The mere act of speaking a foreign language is in itself a “theatrical” choice (“Let’s suspend disbelief for a moment and pretend that this second language is the one we naturally use for communicating”.) The members of QUAQ strongly believe in these principles and would also argue that, by rehearsing for theatrical presentations, a learner of a second language is also getting valuable practice in aspects of pronunciation, such as stress, rhythm and intonation. All of this occurs naturally, in a way that resembles the acquisition of our first language. On top of all this, going on-stage to present a show for colleagues and family members at the end of a semester is a sheer joy for anyone who tries!

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WHEN? 19 August
WHERE? FACEX Unidade CIC (http://facex.com.br)
FEE? Members Free || Early bird R$ 30,00 || After 05/08 R$ 40,00
HOW TO REGISTER? Here http://www.braztesol.org.br/btrnaugust

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Growing language through enduring understandings | BRAZ-TESOL RN

Cecília Lemos

Abstract: The idea that teaching a language involves only the language itself is long gone. Language is more than just the code; it also involves culture, social practices of interpreting and making meanings. “A professional stance that understands language as a social practice requires students to engage in tasks in which they create and interpret meaning, and in which they communicate their own personal meanings and develop personal connections with the new language.” (Scarino & Liddicoat, 2009) Teaching English is not about covering content and language, it is about helping students go beyond that. As teachers, we are constantly bringing different techniques, topics and activities to our classes in an attempt to help our students develop not just their linguistic knowledge, but also skills that they’ll need to effectively communicate in English. I believe that if we shift from covering content to “uncovering” it, we promote deeper learning, where students will not only reproduce knowledge, but take it to their lives outside the classroom walls, use it in unpredictable ways, own it. They’ll have a more meaningful and enduring – lasting – understanding of the language.

Speaker’s bio: Cecilia Lemos has been working with ELT since 1993 and is currently the Academic Coach for Educate (a bilingual programme) in the Northeast of Brazil. She has worked as a teacher trainer, materials writer and EFL teacher. She’s a passionate educator and believes in continuous professional development, reason why she is currently the president of the Braz-tesol chapter in Pernambuco and also a member of IATEFL’s TD SIG committee. She’s especially interested in feedback, correction and lesson observation.

Hope to see you all there!

WHEN? 19 August
WHERE? FACEX Unidade CIC (http://facex.com.br)
FEE? Members Free || Early bird R$ 30,00 || After 05/08 R$ 40,00
HOW TO REGISTER? Here http://www.braztesol.org.br/btrnaugust

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New techniques on tweens motivation | BRAZ-TESOL RN

Nayra Mota

Abstract: Student’s motivation is normally related to rewarding. For years teachers were taught to give stars or even chocolate to good students and often wait for the least participative ones to work motivated by these prizes. After trying several different ways to do the same, I decided to try something new in order to engage all of the students in a group. For the last months two of my teenage groups are working on “gamified flipped classroom”.  This workshop aims at showing other teachers some ideas on how to make adolescents complain less about doing some activities proposed and participate more. The idea is to open minds about rewarding, it is not a friend, neither is an enemy.  

Speaker’s bio: Nayra Mota has been an English teacher for over ten years in Ceará and Rio de Janeiro. She is graduated from Universidade Federal do Ceará and currently works for two regular schools in Fortaleza, CE. She recently engaged in Bilingual Education Programs. She has taught several age groups, such as children, teenagers, adults and elders. She has been a Braz-Tesol member since July 2016.

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WHEN? 19 August
WHERE? FACEX Unidade CIC (http://facex.com.br)
FEE? Members Free || Early bird R$ 30,00 || After 05/08 R$ 40,00
HOW TO REGISTER? Here http://www.braztesol.org.br/btrnaugust

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Creating a sense of class community which accommodates everyone | BRAZ-TESOL RN

Pedro

Abstract: Creating a strong sense of class community is paramount when dealing with heterogeneous groups with heterogeneous needs. Find in this presentation real and practical tips on how to strength bonds creating a safe, fun and participatory learning environment which accommodates diversity , fosters ownership, understanding and r educes anxiety (with and without technology).

Speaker’s bio: Pedro Ribeiro is a CELTA certified teacher with degrees in Social Communication, Contemporary Art and a Post grad in ELT. More than a decade of experience teaching privileged and underprivileged teens in South American, African and European countries.

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WHEN? 19 August
WHERE? FACEX Unidade CIC (http://facex.com.br)
FEE? Members Free || Early bird R$ 30,00 || After 05/08 R$ 40,00
HOW TO REGISTER? Here http://www.braztesol.org.br/btrnaugust

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Learning English through videos and series: A. J. Hoge method | BRAZ-TESOL RN

Cristiane Cruz

Abstract: Learning with videos is a fun way to learn English. I have many examples in my teaching experience of people who has learned and are fluent only by watching videos, especially series, sitcoms, etc. Today we have videos on demand sites as Netflix, for instance, that is the new fashion among young people, especially teenagers. Our students watch almost every day series as Game of Thrones, How I met your mother, Supernatural and so on. We have to take the opportunity to teach the language using “Real English” – not only the written English in the students’ books. We have to use new technology also and things students enjoy. I believe that series is a good way to get students motivated into learning English. There are many ways to use videos to improve our learning and even make learning faster. A.J. Hoge method that is found in http://www.effortlessenglish.com promises to make learning faster with the acquisition of vocabulary, accurate pronunciation and the learning of “chunks” to make learning more significant and easier for the students using videos (films and series). Using this method, the students would learn the language without the need of studying grammar deductively. The students will master the structures inductively by paying attention to the structure of the sentences and by repetition and even acting out like the characters of the series/films students watch at home. The objective of this speech is to show some examples of how to use this technique in the classroom.  

Speaker’s bio: Cristiane de Brito Cruz graduated in Languages (English) at UFRN in 2002 and also has a Specialization Course in Teaching and Learning English as a Foreign Language by UFRN (2011). She works as an EFL teacher at IFRN Institute. She has 15 years of experience teaching English in the RN state school system and in the city of Parnamirim . She also worked as a teacher in English courses such as CNA, Senac (Prodetur), Manhattan Idiomas, CVV, etc.

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WHEN? 19 August
WHERE? FACEX Unidade CIC (http://facex.com.br)
FEE? Members Free || Early bird R$ 30,00 || After 05/08 R$ 40,00
HOW TO REGISTER? Here http://www.braztesol.org.br/btrnaugust

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