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sunday • july 19
9:00 to 9:50
Thankfully, the goal of language learning has shifted from near-native competence to ‘plurilingualism’ - to be an effective, interactive communicator - and in English as a Lingua Franca. To my mind, the best way to achieve this efficiently, particularly for Romance language speakers, with all their advantages, is to build on rather than ignore existing linguistic knowledge. Trying to prohibit or ignore L1 seems even more incongruous for learners outside class, at home, online, surrounded by Portuguese!
Besides, translation is increasingly accepted as inevitable, even in immersion contexts. 'Think in English’ just won’t happen until C1+. With our monolingual groups, methodical, overt contrast with Portuguese must benefit both learners and teachers.
Yet, most teaching still follows traditional routes; ’English only’, native speaker / frequency models, ‘one-size fits all’, global courses … missing the specificity our classes both permit and deserve, and decelerating their communicative potential, particularly in ELF.
Surely, now is the time to re-evaluate cross-lingual activities and bilingual resources; contrastive analysis, error anticipation, cognate exploitation, customised pronunciation and, yes, translation. Realistic and highly practical.
10:00 to 12:00
education management: principles & challenges
This courses focuses on:
- knowledge, skills, attitude and awareness: a framework for the development of coordinators, supervisors and school owners
- using key performance indicators as a managerial tool
- devising individual professional plans (for oneself and to the academic staff)
- dealing with teacher engagement (motivation, resistance and community-building)
Tutor: Vinicius Nobre
A new culture of learning - a reflective and practical approach to learner autonomy
A new culture of learning - a reflective and practical approach to learner autonomy"
The nature of autonomy and the process of ‘autonomization’
Autonomy, agency, and identity
Making learner autonomy viable for teachers and students
Learner autonomy in face-to-face and remote teaching before, during and after the pandemic
Tutor: Monica Freire
Six webinars with one theme: inclusive education. Topics include:
- Teaching the Hearing Impaired in an EFL Classroom;
- Teaching an autistic child in a bilingual environment;
- How to get all our students thinking;
- Older adults in ELT materials;
- Voices of a female white/non-white Brazilian Educator;
- Democratic Classroom;
Tutors: Gustavo Lima Barcellos, Luiz Eduardo Dudu, Sarah M Howell, Heloisa Duarte, Claudia Colla de Amorim, Aline Martins
Moderator: Akemi Iwasa
12:10 - 12:50
12:50 to 13:50
14:00 to 14:50
What has helped shape the positivist assessment paradigm prevalent today in our
country? Why is it so difficult to change this paradigm? How can this type of change be smoothly incorporated in a school or educational system? In this talk, Isabela will briefly examine historical and contextual reasons for the mainstream mental models regarding assessment. She will then present the new trends in assessment that are being implemented around the world and in Brazil and, finally, provide a roadmap for changing mental models on assessment and implementing an alternative assessment system without “rocking the boat” or causing instability.
15:00 to 17:00
Teaching (Very) Young LEarners
Six webinars, one topic: six fellow teachings share their experiences in teaching (very) young learners. Topics include: Using literature to develop social skills; story-based teaching
Engaging (V)YLs in the learning process through play; strategies to make online lessons fun and attractive to (V)YLs; strategies to help teachers cope with teaching (V)YLs remotely; techniques to introduce cultural elements to (V)YLs in online lessons.
Tutors: Carolina Dolinski Varaschin, Ana Clara Castilho, Miriam Oliveira, Bárbara Vanderlei, Danielle Tavares, Katherine Jara
Moderator: Cris Perone
Neuroscience 101 for Language Teachers
- Brain Basics: What parts of the brain do we use when we learn?
- Teaching a brain-friendly lesson: a guiding model for practice.
- Brain & emotions: What can prevent us from learning?
- Brain & 21st Century Skills: What skills are expected from teachers and students?
Tutor: Guilherme Pacheco
Remote teaching in the pandemic
Six webinars, one topic: follow six fellow teachers and their findings about teaching in the pandemic. Topics include: Significant use of technologies; how to integrate educational tools from the web into teaching to make lessons more engaging; adapting lesson plans, projects, and activities for remote teaching; experience gathered from the remote version of a full PBL English course; the role of teachers' emotions in the context of the pandemic; how teaching in the pandemic has driven us towards new practices that should be used to redesign students' social futures
Tutors: Vania Castro, Wallace Barboza, Claudia Boni, Marcia de Souza, Teresa Carvalho, Joyce Fettermann
Moderator: Paulo Dantas
17:10 to 18:10
18:20 - 19:00
19:10 to 20:00
How can you keep your primary aged learners engaged as they sit in front of a computer or tablet screen or even a small mobile device? How can you encourage them to use and practice English through this virtual space? This presentation will present practical ideas for engaging your English language students online through remote learning.