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meet the confirmed speakers — more to come!
Antonieta has a PhD in Linguistics from UNICAMP (2017) and a Master's in Applied Linguistics and Language Studies from PUC SP (2012). She was an intern at Universität Viadrina - Germany. Currently, she coordinates the post-graduate course "Bilingual Education: challanges and possibilities" from Instituto Singularidades. She 's also a professor at the Pedagogy undergraduate course in the same institution.
Bruno has worked with English Teaching since 2012. He has acted as a teacher in language schools (Atlantic Idiomas, CNA and Casa Thomas Jefferson), as well as a private teacher for General English and Exam Preparation. Bruno has a degree in English and Portuguese literature. He has a CELTA certificate from Cambridge University and a ECPE from the University of Michigan. Bruno is a frequent speaker in events and a volunteer member of BRAZ-TESOL.
Daniela A. Meyer (MA in Applied Linguistics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ) is an Academic Consultant for Cambridge University Press. She has been a teacher and a teacher trainer in EFL for more than 30 years, having taught both in Brazil and abroad.
Joan Kang Shin, Ph.D.
Joan Kang Shin, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Education at George Mason University and the Academic Coordinator of the Teaching Culturally & Linguistically Diverse & Exceptional Learners (TCLDEL) program. Dr. Shin specializes in teaching ESL/EFL to young learners and teenagers and is an expert in online TESOL education and professional development. She is also an award-winning author and series editor for National Geographic Learning.
Guilherme has worked with language teaching for over 30 years. He was part of the academic department of both Britannia and Cultura Inglesa in Rio de Janeiro, acting as a teacher and teacher trainer, as well as a CELTA and DELTA tutor. Guilherme was an oral examiner of Cambridge University's FCE, CAE and CPE for many years. He was also a course coordinator and editor of the Teacher's Portal in Cultura Inglesa.
Paul Seligson has been ‘TEFLing’ worldwide for more than 40 years. He is a Latin American specialist, and well-known for his lively, pragmatic training. His many ELT publications include English File, Kids’ Web, Essential English 1-5 and Identities 1 and 2. His newest title, English ID Second Edition, remains the only 4-level course specifically written for Portuguese and Spanish speakers in Latin America, and is significantly improved, with many new, locally relevant features!
Isabela Villas Boas
With 33 years of experience, Isabela has a Master's degree in Teaching English as a Second Language from the Arizona State University and a PhD in Education from UnB. She's the academic coorporative manager at Casa Thomas Jefferson in Brasilia. Her subjects of interest are teaching writing, continuing education/professional development, leadership and evaluation. She has presented in various academic events, published papers in journals and book chapters.
Jair Félix is a National Geographic Learning Senior ELT Academic Consultant for Latin America. He has a B.A. in TEFL from Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa in Mexico and a Post-Graduate Degree on Teachers’ Development from The College of St. Mark & St. John, Plymouth, UK. Jair has been involved in language teaching and teacher training for over 23 years and has conducted workshops on various topics such as lesson planning and discourse analysis.
Jeremy Harmer is one of the leading authors and conference speakers in English Language Teaching, having published several methodology and course books. Learn more about Jeremy clicking the link below.
Lygia has a degree in Social Sciences from USP with a specialisation in Sociology. She has CELTA and ICELT certifications from Cambridge University, as well as a CPE and a BULATS from the same institution. Lygia has been working with English teaching for 10 years and has worked in institutions such as Wizard, Cultura Inglesa and Centro Britânico. In her professional trajectory, she has had the opportunity of working with students of various ages and levels of fluency.
Leketi Makalela is a full professor and founding director of the Hub for Multilingual Education and Literacies at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at City University of New York and an Endowed Chair on Multilingual Education. His latest book is Shifting lenses: multilanguaging, decolonization and education in the Global South.
Leticia has been involved in English teaching for over 15 years, 5 of which working with English course development and teacher training. She has experience with all ages and levels of fluency, having acted mainly with teenager's learning and project methodology. Leticia has a Bachelor's in languages (English) and journalism, both from USP, as well as a specialization on remote teaching from UNICSUL.
Holds an English Language Teaching B.A. by UAEH, Mexico. Former teacher of English as a Foreign Language in the Autonomous University of Hidalgo State and the Technological University of Tecamac. Lucero, s field of experience is teenagers and young adults. Her academic topics of emphasis are on the writing process, and speaking in the EFL classroom. She has been conducted seminars, trainings, and academic presentations in Mexico, Central America, and South America.
Michael Ledezma is the head editor for the ELT content development at NE Build & Grow. He also contributes weekly articles to the NE Times and NE Kids newspapers. He has developed and taught special interest ESL courses for K-12 at private ESL institutions in Korea as well as in United States over eight years before he joined NE Build & Grow. He is currently a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His work focuses on political communication a
Monica is a partner at Troika. She has a degree in languages from UFRJ, a RSA DOTE from Cambridge University, a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics from UFRJ, specializations in Teacher Development, Assessment and CLIL from Chichester University and Project Management from IBMEC. Monica has worked with English teaching since 1984 and has acted as a teacher, teacher trainer, academic coordinator, international examiner, courses and materials developer ever since.
Nayr Ibrahim is an Associate Professor of English Subject Pedagogy at Nord University. She has over 25 years of experience in English and Bilingual Education in Portugal, Paris, Cairo, Hong Kong and Norway. Her publications include Teaching Children How to Learn with Gail Ellis, and her research interests are bi/multilingualism, early language learning, multiple literacies, language and identity, learning to learn, children’s literature and children’s rights.
Paulo Dantas é sócio fundador da Troika e um especialista em educação digital e gerenciamento de projetos que procura aumentar o impacto da tecnologia no processo de aprendizagem e ensino. Já atuou em alguns dos centros de idioma e editoras mais relevantes do Brasil, como a Cultura Inglesa, o Britannia e a Learning Factory. Paulo já desenvolveu aplicativos, plataformas, jogos e outros produtos digitais; escreveu materiais para o ensino de inglês e editou livros digitais.
Renata has a degree in Languages from UERJ with a specialization in English literature. She has been working with English teaching for 15 years and developing teaching materials, digital and printed, for 7 years. Renata has worked in institutions such as Cultura Inglesa (Rio de Janeiro) and Learning Factory, where she has acted in the production of teaching materials for bilingual education, English for adults and in the development of a hybrid course.
Rethabile Mawela holds a PhD in English Language Teaching. She is the Alan Macintosh Research Fellow in the Institute for the Study of the Englishes in Africa (ISEA), Rhodes University in South Africa. Her experience includes being a teacher developer for English second language in-service teachers. Transforming seasoned teachers into effective and efficient teachers of English is the foundation of everything she does professionally.
Tamires has been working with English teaching for 10 years and has dedicated herself to online teaching since 2016. She has a degree in languages from USP, certificates from the University of Cambridge (CPE and CELTA) and from the Anaheim University in California (TESOL). Since 2018, Tamires has been working exclusively with online teaching through her company Simplifica Soluções. Tamires has acted a speaker and dedicated herself to online teacher training since 2018.
Tim started working in digital educational publishing in 2008 before co-founding LearnJam in 2013. He uses creativity and LearnJam's learning design principles to help businesses bring their learning to life.
Thom Kiddle has worked at NILE since 2011, after moving back to the UK from Chile where he was head of academic research and educational technology at the Chilean-British University. He has previously worked in Portugal, the UK, Australia and Thailand in language teaching, teacher training and language assessment. He has published in Applied Linguistics, Language Assessment Quarterly, System. Thom is also a plenary speaker at IATEFL 2020.
Vinnie is a founding partner at Troika. He has worked with English teaching since 1995 and has acted as a teacher, teacher trainer, academic coordinator, international examiner, educational manager and author of pedagogical content in various contexts. Vinnie has written textbooks (Project Ace and Huperlink - both through Pearson) and is co-author of three methodology books: "Getting into Teacher Education: a handbook" (with Cengage), "Teaching English Today: Contexts and Objectives" and "Gettin
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