An online conference with the Troika ethos.

17, 18, 19 july

10:00 to 12:00


(courses are 3-session events within the conference focusing on one topic; this is your chance to interact with leading experts in their fields in a longer, more academic sessions!) 

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) 

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.

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 Dudu, 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;

Marília da Silva - The teacher mindset during and after the Pandemic: a reflection on the experience.


Daniel Silva - Reducing TTT in online lessons: tips from teacher observation.

Teaching skills

Maria José Ramos - Preparing the kids and ourselves for the unknown.

21st century skills

Marcio Pantoja - Reading Circles as an approach to foster language skills.

Language skills

Victor Hugo Medina - Intelligibility in English Language Teaching: The Different Levels of Understanding in Communication.


Michelle Hudson - Making peace with homework - ideas for teachers of teenagers.

Teaching teens

Carmem Foltran - The impostor in the classroom: facing Impostor Syndrome in our practices.


Wesley Patryck - Stay hungry! How to motivate your students!

Teaching skills

Beatriz Machado - Authentic games for the mind and the heart: beyond fun.


Cristina Lage de Francesco - International-Mindedness in the English Language Classroom: For More Bridges and Less Walls.

Intercultural awareness

Larissa Duarte - Delivering feedback: students, parents and report cards.

Teaching skills

Tim Gifford, from LearnJam: Designing effective learning: What we've discovered from applying our Learning Design Principles 

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

(courses are 3-session events within the conference focusing on one topic; this is your chance to interact with leading experts in their fields in a longer, more academic sessions!) 

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 (V)YLE

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

Michael Ledezma, from NE Build & Grow: Incorporating self-regulated learning in online classes

Renata Borges, from Troika: an open room for networking

Aline Coutinho - Pronunciation First.


Ana Luisa dos Santos Oliveira - “Where do you live?” is not always an easy question.

Inclusive Education

Monica Lemos - The role of the pedagogical coordinator beyond the crisis.

Education management

Igor Miura Ramos - Can Dogme coexist in the 21st-century classroom?

Methods & Approaches

Julia Lima - Teaching speaking - how to make our students thrive?

teaching skills

Gustavo Lima - BANG! POW! BLAM! Teaching Culture Through Comics.

Intercultural awareness

Thais Motta - Design Thinking and modelling clay: a maker-centred learning approach.

Design thinking

Alexandra Andrade & Ketlyn Leva - Technology in the Classroom: Demons or Angels?


Sue Cons - Simple steps for a perfect lesson plan.

Teaching skills

Anico Perfler - Reading during a pandemic.

Language skills

Gabriel Lemos - “How do you say that in English?” -- the importance of learner training to foster learner autonomy.

Teaching skills

Sylvia Marit Syrdahl - Cooperative Learning - an approach to help students develop skills beyond school walls.

21st century skills


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