Author Archives: BRAZTESOL RN

QUAQ Theatre Sketches | BRAZ-TESOL RN

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 … Continue reading

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Growing language through enduring understandings | BRAZ-TESOL RN

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 … Continue reading

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New techniques on tweens motivation | BRAZ-TESOL RN

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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The modern teacher and the new era of ELT | BRAZ-TESOL RN

Abstract: At some point in our careers we have all studied the history and the evolution of teaching methodologies and approaches. Since the very beginning of globalization, with methods such as the Translation Method (early 1500s), to the most commonly used … Continue reading

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Gender and ELT – building safe spaces | BRAZ-TESOL RN

Abstract: The purpose of this talk is to shed some light on gender issues, focusing on transgender and gender non-conforming issues as well as their place in the English language classroom. I will start with some definitions regarding gender and discuss … Continue reading

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Select your gear: Kahoot, Socrative and Plickers | BRAZ-TESOL RN

Abstract: Teaching in the 2000’s has taken a turn due to technological advances and the easy access to electronic gadgets. While adults are understood as digital consumers, youngsters are the sole definition of   digital natives. This scenario poses a challenge … Continue reading

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Confronting the winds of change together | BRAZ-TESOL RN

Abstract: We currently find ourselves in the midst of great economic, social and political change, where it can seem that the old and established beliefs upon which we could rely on are being pulled from under our feet. In this talk … Continue reading

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A report on the BRAZ-TESOL SIG Symposium

On July 7 and 8, I joined English teachers from Brazil and abroad for the Braz-Tesol SIG Symposium, in São Paulo. SIG stands for “Special Interest Groups”, an initiative that brings together individuals who share a common interest for areas … Continue reading

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