Beyond Formulas, Towards Results was the theme of the last event organised by Braz-Tesol Natal chapter.
The event, which took place at Faculdade Maurício de Nassau on May 26th, attracted teachers from different sectors of ELT, including a group of highly motivated participants from the city of Mossoró, RN.
BRAZ-TESOL RN president Fernando Guarany opened the event with a brief summary of the chapter’s recent and upcoming activities. He highlighted the National Convention to take place in Rio de Janeiro and the Teaching Unplugged course with Luke Meddings which will be held in Natal in July.
Eduardo Santos, from Recife, followed up with a talk on Promoting individual attention within large groups, where he addressed some key issues suggested by the demand-high teaching movement and identified in his own classroom obsrvations.
In the second half of the afternoon participants were divided into two concurrent workshops. Ana Beatriz Guilherme and Terezinha Iris Viana presented The power of body language in the EFL classroom, and Dyego Saraiva and Patricia Guedes presented Assessing free-speaking activities.
The event was closed with a plenary by Steve Barlow in which he gave an overview on the most important approaches of EFL in the last decades, and how they have been echoing in our classroom.
We would like to thank everyone who has generously contributed to the success of the event and especially Professoras Virginia Xavier and Francinete de Oliveira of Faculdade Maurício de Nassau. Many thanks to our supporting publishers Cengage Learning and Macmillan for sending gifts to be raffled to participants. Special thanks to Richmond for sending gifts for the raffle and sponsoring two annual BRAZ-TESOL memberships. Finally we thank our partners ProEnglish, Cultura Inglesa and the British Council who have continuously supported our initiative in the State of Rio Grande do Norte (and beyond).
Reported by Patricia Guedes |BRAZ-TESOL RN Helper
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