English teachers usually take July off, but you can still keep up with your professional development during your vacations! Special attention to Southern Cone TESOL Conference in Curitiba!
Another month, and more opportunities for continuous development come along. Special attention to our BrELT Hand In Hand on May 11th. Join us for professional development with ELT names such as Claire Venables and Bruna Caltabiano and help the LGBTQ+ community at Casa 1. If you want to know more, go to
Remember, remember, the 5th of November! Not only the 5th, but the whole of November and our list of ELT events. Our calendar is full of online and face-to-face events.
Special attention to our BrELT Young Learners and Teens Week from the 19th to the 25th of November.
Many teachers look forward the month of July. While some plan to have some time to rest and relaxe others believe in taking advantage of few days off to learn, share and feel energized for the semester to come.
Check this month’s BrELT Calendar of ELT Events if your looking for professional development that you can include in your schedule without having to give up your precious days off and have fun!
We have a very special invitation to make:
The BrELT Team will be presenting the following talks and workshops at the Braz-Tesol International Conference in Caxias do Sul.
Make sure you say hello to us!
Bruno Andrade (mini-course Young Learners and Teens SIG – Saturday)
Age Appropriate Pedagogy in Primary English Language Teaching
The first workshop in the Primary ELT mini course strand aims to raise awareness and foster genuinely, age-relevant pedagogical approaches for teaching English to primary children. This action packed session will be based around syllabus design which is fully congruent with primary learners’ life stages. It will also include age appropriate ways to develop learning to learn and life skills as a core part of primary English language lessons.
Creative Approaches to Learning in Primary English Language Teaching
This workshop will enable delegates to further explore the dimensions involved in primary English language teaching, whilst showcasing fresh and creative approaches. These include ways to exploit materials and practical techniques to promote discovery and curiosity among children. The focus throughout will be application to attendees’ own teaching and learning contexts, as well as plenty of takeaway ideas for the primary English language classroom.
Eduardo de Freitas (talk – Sunday 14:15):
Teaching writing: the unicorn skill.
Writing is definitely the skill we care about the least when we prepare our syllabus or plan our lessons. In this talk, I will discuss the importance of teaching writing in a meaningful way and how we can motivate our learners to write and achieve fluency in this skill. Also, I intend to give practical ideas to start working on writing asap!
Thiago Veigga (talk – Friday 15:30):
Pronunciation and teacher development: are we missing something?
Teachers often do not feel confident about pronunciation in general. The aim of this talk is to reflect on the importance of pronunciation instruction for teachers, discussing how phonology is dealt with in teacher development programs and how to improve as a teacher. We will look at English as a Lingua Franca and the way this notion may impact the teaching of pronunciation and its implications. Lastly, we will analyze the validity of some tips to improve pronunciation.
June’18 is surely full of good surprises for teachers! There seminars, events face-to-face, trainings and are webinars on YL Teacher Education, Project Based Learning and Assessment. Take your pic…
…but the one event you can’t miss is
BrELT ELF Week 5-9 June with Jennifer Jenkins, Bruno Andrade, Priscila Bordon, Natália Guerreiro, Katy Simposon, Marek Kiczkowiak, Sonia Moran Panero, Michelle Ocriciano and Telma Gimenez!
It’s May and our calendar is full of great events for you to join. Our curatorship brings you excellent opportunities for professional development such as presentations and webinars. Our very own Eduardo de Freitas and great members such as Vinicius Nobre, Andreia Zakime and Marcia Garcia are some of the presenters you will be able to learn from.
Take a look:
Já é quase Natal e os eventos ELT não param! Vejam o que vai rolar em novembro:
05/11 – [WEBINAR] Teaching pronunciation in global settings, via bELTa (Belgium ELT Association) http://www.beltabelgium.com/heather-hansen-webinar-teaching-pronunciation-global-settings
11/11 – BRAZ-TESOL Espirito Santo Chapter Launch, Vitória, ES. https://www.facebook.com/braztesoles/
11/11 – Entrepreneurship in ELT, BRAZ-TESOL São Paulo. http://braztesol.org.br/site/view.asp?p=242
16-17/11 – ELT: New and Adapted Approaches Towards a New Era, BRAZ-TESOL Rondônia http://braztesol.org.br/site/view.asp?p=237
18/11 – [WEBINAR] Extensive Reading – ‘The story’s the thing’, via IATEFL Webinars. https://www.iatefl.org/web-events/webinars
24-25/11 – IATEFL Web Conference https://conference.iatefl.org/webconference/
25/11 – Educational Leadership: building a learning community, BRAZ-TESOL Sergipe. http://braztesol.org.br/site/view.asp?p=237
26/11 – [WEBINAR] Research in the primary English classroom: Collecting informed consent from children, via IATEFL Webinars. https://www.iatefl.org/web-events/webinars