An online conference with the Troika ethos.

17, 18, 19 july


july 17


10:00 to 12:00

Tutors: Leketi Makalela, Nayr Ibrahim, Rethabile Mawela.


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.

Tutor: Vinicius Nobre

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) 

Course sponsored by Mobile

Tutor: Paulo Dantas 

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.

Course sponsored by Linguix

Tutor: Monica Freire

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

Tutors: Gustavo Lima Barcellos, Luiz Eduardo, Sarah M Howell, Heloisa Duarte, Claudia Colla de Amorim, Aline Martins

Moderator: Akemi Iwasa

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;

12:10 - 12:50

Webinar Slot

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

Felipe Machado - What you see is what you get: Critical thinking made visible.

21st century skills

Tania de Chiaro - Self-evaluation: a step toward self-regulation.


Talissa Borgo - I am known for my slogans.

Teaching skills

Hulgo Freitas & Ricardo Barros - Boosting Learners’ Speaking Skills in Teaching for Exams.


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

Teaching adult students

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


Hugo Dart - Telecollaboration in Intercultural Contexts.

Intercultural awareness

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

Teaching skills

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

Teaching teens

Amanda Lambert - Developing YOURSELF: The role of reflective practice in CPD.


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

Language skills

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 

Lunch Break & Troikafezinho

Bruno Albuquerque, from Troika: an open room for networking.

14:00 to 14:50

Can you



Trying to teach teens online can feel like cruising down a highway or being stuck in a traffic jam. How can we intervene appropriately to increase student motivation and promote full engagement? Five elements for a smooth journey are: thinking, empathy, activity, choice and harmony. The facts that will be presented in this session will make you aware of what it is and how it feels to be a teenager and will also give you better driving skills and help you deal with problems when you are “on the high-speed road” with teens.

15:00 to 17:00


(courses are longer sessions with a clear academic focus; you will always have a few choices!)

Tutors: Leticia Moraes


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: Carolina Dolinski Varaschin, Ana Clara Castilho, Miriam Oliveira, Bárbara Vanderlei, Danielle Tavares, Katherine Jara

Moderator: Cris Perone

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.

Tutor: Guilherme Pacheco

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?

Tutors: Vania Castro, Wallace Barboza, Claudia Boni, Marcia de Souza, Teresa Carvalho, Joyce Fettermann

Moderator: Paulo Dantas

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.

Course sponsored by Bridge TEFL

17:10 to 18:10

Afternoon Break & Troikafezinho

(Troikafezinho are curated informal chatrooms moderated by Troika guests)

Lunch Break & Troikafezinho

Lucero Aguilar, from Compass Publishing: Three Generations, One Classroom

Lunch Break & Troikafezinho

Renata Borges, from Troika: an open room for networking.

18:20 - 19:00

Webinar Slot

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


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

Teaching adult students

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


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

Language 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.

Teaching skills

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

Career move

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.


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

Remote teaching

Erick Tristão - Teaching & Assessing Language in CLIL.


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

Intercultural awareness

Leonardo Gomez - A Rationale for Task-Based Language Education.

Methods & Approaches

19:10 to 20:00


Education in


lessons learned and

ways forward

Key factors stimulating the growth of bilingual education programmes in Brazil are the high status of English in the globalized world and the increased awareness of parents to the possible socio-economic benefits of learning English as a foreign language. Within this scenario, this lecture discusses and problematizes bilingual education in Brazil and the assumptions of creating bilingual scenarios to promote English language learning. The aim is to focus on lessons learned in our working and research contexts and reflect on ways forward for the improvement of bilingual education in Brazil.


july 17



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