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- Peace Education – Theory and Practice
In a world where hate crimes, structural violence and social injustice seem to be raising at scary rates, educating students for peace is a necessity. What can we do as language teachers to help promote positive peace? How can we help change our students’ behavior? How can we help build a world with less structural violence, social injustice and more kindness and generosity? In this talk we discuss some basic concepts related to peace and peace education according to the UNICEF definition. We also propose some very practical ideas activities you can use in a successful peace education process in regular schools. Last, but not least, we also work with ideas for integrating peace education with CLIL and inquiry-based learning techniques.
- Inquiry-based Learning and Experiential Learning as Bilingualism Catalysts
We all agree that bilingualism is a strong trend in Brazil. Most schools all over the country are either thinking of offering it to their clients or are already doing so. But, despite being a growing trend, a lot of schools still need help and advise on how to properly implement a bilingual program in their schools.
In this talk we briefly discuss content and language integration throughout the syllabus, not only in specific moments (effective CLIL usage). Then, we will move on to discuss some aspects of inquiry-based learning, UbD, essential questions, etc. Last, but not least, we will discuss the use of hands-on activities as an effective way of transferring content learned to real life practice, making learning more interesting and relevant.
- Blended Learning and the Flipped Classroom.
Blended Learning involves a combination of both face to face and distance learning activities in the process of teaching and learning a language. It puts digital tools and content in the core of the learning process.
In this talk we’ll discuss some theoretical aspects of blending and the Flipped Classroom, but we’ll also go through a lot of practical ideas and suggestions of interesting sites and apps for better integrating the internet and other technologies in the ELT classroom.
- Web 2.0 – Content-Producing in ELT – One step further using the internet
Using the Internet as a motivator is surely valid, and it’s probably the first step for those who want to incorporate blended learning in their instruction. But this workshop intends to show teachers ways in which they can use the internet not just as a motivator, with ready-made activities, but as a complete learning tool where students can produce content and interact even more with the web, in English.
We’ll learn how to create blogs, flogs, podcasts, etc. and use them effectively in ELT. Blogging has recently taken place, mainly in Journalism, but it has not yet been much explored in ELT. In this talk we’ll try to help teachers use blogs, flogs, podcasts and so on, to get students producing content for the web rather than just using it.
- Effective Speaking Classes
Having problems with getting students speaking in the classroom? This workshop sure helps you with practical ideas of motivating, content-rich, tech-free, fun activities and games, focusing mostly on fluency.
The main goal of this talk is to present motivating ways for us to change the focus from accuracy to fluency and really get students speaking, mostly by reducing their traditional fear or unwillingness of exposing themselves. All activities come from real use in real classrooms all over the continent, representing tried out successful experiences.
- Graded Readers in ELT – From intensive to extensive reading
Intensive reading sure helps develop some abilities in English. And it’s surely something important mainly for improving reading exam skills. But when it comes down to raising students’ motivation towards reading it usually fails. In this workshop we’ll look at different ways of motivating our students to read “for the sake of reading” and we’ll also present suggestions on how to implement a successful Extensive Reading Project with your students.
- Hollywood and ELT: Using original films in the classroom
We live in a world dominated by video. Think about it. The use of original movies or its trailers in ELT is, undoubtedly, an important motivation factor. But, in order to be able to appreciate a movie as a piece of artwork and at same time develop and practice the linguistic abilities of our students, we need interesting and practical ideas of tasks that can effectively access the movies’ messages and integrate them, with relevance, in our language teaching.
This workshop will start with a short theoretical introduction and brainstorming about the use of original films in ELT, and then we’ll move on to some interesting activities for our students.
- Contemporary English: chunking, texting and the recent changes in Shakespeare’s language
In this talk we’re going to take a look at some of the most recent changes in contemporary spoken English in the UK that are already used in spoken grammar and are starting to change traditional English grammar, at least, according to some innovative grammarians.
We’ll also take a look at some features of Cyber English and Texting, and discuss how those relatively new codes might (or not) interfere in the structure and form of the formal language in the future. Thought-provoking, this talk will make us reflect on our teaching practices and the benefits or disadvantages of all those changes in our lives as teachers.
- ELT Games and Contests
There are several reasons for using games in the ELT classroom, and in this practical workshop we will focus on these: motivation, fun, opportunities for speaking practice and enjoyment.
In the first part we’ll brainstorm some theoretical views and issues regarding games and contests in the ELT classroom. Then, since this is a very participative workshop, the second part will move on to some practical activities to be carried out and further discussed.
- A physical approach to pronunciation
Using the IPA (International Phonemic Alphabet) with students of English can be quite difficult. With the physical approach to pronunciation the phonetic symbols are organized in a chart according to the movements we do with our jaw and lips for sounding each one of the English phonemes.
This workshop gives you better understanding of the English vowels and consonants sounds as well as their combinations and how they’re produced in our aural cavity. During the workshop, based on the Sound Foundations resource book, by Adrian Underhill, we’ll also suggest a lot of simple short activities to carry on at any point, in any English course, and almost any level of knowledge.
- Bilingualism with CLIL and Education in the 21st Century
- Interactive White Board: Facts and Myths
- The Mixed Ability class
- Approaches and Methods in ELT
- Understanding natural speech
- Teaching Teenagers
- Using traditional media in the ELT Classroom