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instructions to participants

Welcome to the TroikaXperience 2020! We are thrilled to have you with us and here's some important information to make your experience more enjoyable:

To access the TroikaXperience events, click the              icon next to the event name. The plenary sessions have two rooms: the main room, which accommodates 250 people (with interaction), and the overflow room, which accommodates the remaining participants.

To navigate between days, click the day or date you want to visit. 

We recommend that you bookmark this page to find it quickly whenever you need. That can be useful when you're hopping between sessions. Learn how to do this here.

All our plenaries, webinars and courses will be held on Google Meet. If you want to learn more about the platform, click here.

All events will be recorded and you will receive a link to enjoy them for 30 days once the TroikaXperience is over.

Certificates will be issued for both speakers and participants; you will receive yours shortly after the conference ;)

If you need any immediate assistance throughout the conference, you can get in touch via our WhatsApp hotline clicking here.


july 17


9:00 to 9:50

Assessment in

an Online


Overflow room 

Main room

10:00 to 12:00

Cape Town City Center

Children’s and teenagers’ languages in ELT - Voices from south Africa

Hear the amazing stories about teaching children and teenagers in South Africa with an amazing team of international speakers sponsored by the IATEFL YLTSIG.

Tutors: Leketi Makalela, Nayr Ibrahim, Rethabile Mawela.


Image by NeONBRAND

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

Image by Carl Heyerdahl

Digital education

Learn what's relevant when thinking about digital education. Topics in this course include: media and visual literacy, the use of frameworks to assess the use of technology, design for teaching and much more.

Tutor: Paulo Dantas 

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"


  1. The nature of autonomy and the process of ‘autonomization’

  2. Autonomy, agency, and identity

  3. Making learner autonomy viable for teachers and students

  4. Learner autonomy in face-to-face and remote teaching before, during and after the pandemic

Tutor: Monica Freire

Image by Levi Saunders

Inclusive education

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, Sarah M Howell, Heloisa Duarte, Claudia Colla de Amorim, Aline Martins

Moderator: Akemi Iwasa

12:10 - 12:50

Teaching adult students

Monique Barros - How does it affect our Adult learners course? Putting theory into practice - a classroom approach.


Imaculada Parreira - Content and Language Integrated Teachers! - questions around the CLIL universe.

Teaching skills

Paula Oliveira - The Art of Planning a Lesson: how, when and why we must do it.

Teaching teens

Talita Peres - Affection through digital tools: paths to connect with teenage groups.

Language skills

Eduardo Mazzeu - How to make listening activities more meaningful and exciting.

12:50 to 13:50

Lunch Break & Troikafezinho

Tim Gifford, from LearnJam: Designing effective learning: What we've discovered from applying our Learning Design Principles 

14:00 to 14:50

Overflow room 

Main room

15:00 to 17:00

Estudar na Biblioteca

Reaching and teaching teenagers

This course focuses on what active learning is, the developmental characteristics of teenagers and how active learning caters for them and using projects to promote active learning.

Tutors: Leticia Moraes


Image by Ben Wicks

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

Image by Donald Giannatti

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

Image by Ivan Aleksic

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


Teaching adult students

Carol Romano - “English is not for me!” - Cultural stereotypes and limiting beliefs in the process of learning English.


Andreia Machado Castiglioni de Araújo - Professor Autor entre tramas e telas. (APRESENTAÇÃO EM PORTUGUÊS)

Language skills

Fernanda Borba - Using TV series to engage students and develop language skills.

Teaching skills

Denise Helena Monteiro - The importance of understanding communication as a way to help our youngsters interact with each other and with teachers in a better way.

Career move

Pedro Diniz - Playing to your strengths: teaching English as an outsider.


Isadora Costa - Once upon a time... Storytelling as an online tool for teaching.


Victor Carreão - What is a pronunciation error? A sociolinguistic approach for pronunciation assessment.

Remote teaching

Yuri Fioravante - Canceled plans: considerations about distance learning from a teacher education course.

Intercultural awareness

Poliana Dantas - Beyond crafts and roleplays: Rethinking ELT through a dialogue with the Teaching of Arts.

19:10 to 20:00


Education in


lessons learned and

ways forward

Overflow room 

Main room


july 17