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

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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How to conduct an induction programme | BRAZ-TESOL RN

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 … Continue reading

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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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