conference schedule


Oct 8


Oct 9


Oct 10


Oct 11

Sunday • Oct 10

9:00 to 10:00

Plenary Session: Catarina Pontes


Innovation in the

learning process -





We all know that innovation goes way beyond technology and state-of-the-art equipment in the classroom. When thinking about innovating the learning process, we should aim at revisiting our status quo and our beliefs, and start questioning long-imposed processes and ideas. In this talk, participants will be invited to revisit what they have leaned about teaching in pandemic times, how they have been shaping their students’ learning experiences, and will be looking at alternative ways to rethink what really matters in the learning process.

10:15 to 12:00

Courses will run throughout the conference and you can choose one of the topics to follow for the three days


Tutor: Monica Freire

Alternative careers in ELT - Teacher Training, Content production, and Academic Coordination

This course aims to expand teachers professional options in the ELT market by sharing essential information about the most common options and discussing what it takes to follow each path.

Day 2: On the first day of the course we will discuss what teachers need to do to become Teacher Trainers. We will discuss the kind of knowledge and experience they need to acquire to become fully fledged TTs, as well as professional development options available.

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Tutor: Isabela Villas Boas

Essential topics for educational leadership

This course aims to address the essential knowledge and competencies one needs to become an effective educational leader. The course mediator will draw on readings in the field and on her experience in educational leadership, focusing on lessons learned from successes and failures and inviting the participants to do the same in relation to the leadership roles they have had and the role models they are inspired by.

Day 2: We will begin by reflecting upon our experiences with leadership and identifying the main characteristics of the leaders we have been inspired by. We will then analyze the difference between a manager and a leader and use scenarios to decide which is which.

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Tutor: Laura McWilliams

Practical Drama in the YL ELT classroom

Day 2: Breaking barriers and building bonds
This session will look at increasing learner confidence and creating a cohesive, positive class dynamic via a range of drama-inspired games and practical activities that can be incorporated into your English lessons. We will explore relaxation techniques, ways to use puppets and masks, and teambuilding exercises.

This course is sponsored by the IATEFL YLSIG

12:15 - 13:00

Webinar Slot

(webinars are delivered by members of our community who have submitted proposals and have been coached by Troika staff)

learner training

Cláudia Lopes - Aprendendo a aprender: A prática de lembrar

teaching methodology

Leo Gomez - Grammar Lies - The Grammar of Structure


Carmem Foltran - They can make it! How Teachers' expectation shape Students' Performance

trends in teching

Jane Godwin Coury - Mindfulness activities for teachers and students

young learners

Euge Dell'Osa - Young Learners: Make the most of them!


Helen Haga - English as a lingua franca: what, why, and how

teaching methodology

Monique Barros - Why I started writing in class and why should you

13:00 - 13:45

Lunch Break & Troikafezinho

Troika Book Launch

​"Tópicos Contemporâneos para o Ensino de Idiomas"

13:45 - 15:15

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Round Table - O mercado de ensino de inglês no Brasil - desafios e tendências

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Alice Pereira


Sandra Possas

Eduardo Monaco
National Geographic Learning

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Vicente Vieira


Ulisses Parra
Cypher Learning

Jorge Sette

Express Publishing

15:45 - 16:30

Webinar Slot

(webinars are delivered by members of our community who have submitted proposals and have been coached by Troika staff)


Talita Nakagawa Rochetti and Karina Pearl Thorne - Sharing Stories & Diversity

formação de leitores

Vívian Curvello - Formar leitores reflexivos e autores criativos: desafios, experiências e oportunidades.

Race and ethnicity in education

Rafael Falcão - Do you see my color? I hope so.

young learners

Luan Pupo - Rapport and Young Learners: The importance of intended interactions

learning through art

Aline Bottcher - Art is not only for artists: Meaningful Learning through Arts and Crafts.

young learners

Cristine Furukawa - Digital Literacy for Young Learners

Course design

Rose Cortijo and Andrea Maucaylli - Roll Initiative! Combining ELT with RPGs Using Interaction Design

Realidade Aumentada

Luciano Carvalho and Francisca  Dias - Realidade Aumentada como Ferramenta Interdisciplinar e inclusiva – Novas Perspectivas na Educação: Encurtando distâncias, ampliando saberes.

working with projects

Simone Rodrigues and Marcia Regina de Cerqueira Lima Portella - Integration across disciplines in public schools


Liege Furmann e Selma Moura - Bate-papo sobre novas diretrizes para Educação Plurilíngue no Brasil

metodologias ativas

Tarcila Santos - Aprendizagem Colaborativa de Língua Inglesa


Jazz -  Have your own pocket club

16:45 - 18:30


Courses will run throughout the conference and you can choose one of the topics to follow for the three days

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Tutor: Paulo Dantas

Innovation and Disruption in Education

Day 2: We'll be exploring how education has changed over the last few decades and how these changes have impacted the way we teach.


Tutor: Leticia Moraes

Gamification: going beyond using games in class

This course aims at clarifying what gamification looks in practice and experimenting
with adapting activities, lessons and courses.

Day 2: On the second day of the course, we will work on gamifying existing activities. We will work with activities that typically appear in coursebooks and think of ways of adding elements of games to them.

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Tutor: Cristiane Perone

Teaching young learners: why we do what we do

The aim of this course is to discuss the learning routines widely spread when teaching kids and understand the reasons for these practices. Participants will have the chance to revisit key concepts and create a collaborative checklist for planning effective lessons.

Day 2: On the second day, we will understand how learning occurs and explore key concepts, processes, and theories around memory, communication, comprehension, motivation and attention for the age group.

18:45 - 19:45


Acquiring academic

language (and subject

matter knowledge) the easy

(and pleasant) way: self-selected

pleasure reading

Studies in first language development show that those who read more (fiction!) have superior language development (including academic language), more knowledge of history and science, and more empathy for others. There is growing evidence that much of this is true of second language and heritage language development. The problem: lack of access to interesting and comprehensible reading material.