conference schedule

Sunday • Jul 3

9:00 to 10:00

Plenary Session: Debora Diniz

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O papel das e dos educadores na transformação da nossa sociedade patriarcal

10:10 to 11:55

3-day courses

Courses will run throughout the conference and you can choose one of the topics to follow for the three days


Tutors: Taylor Veigga & Akemi Iwasa

Getting into diverse materials writing

In this course, the tutors will give an overview of important elements of the publishing industry for those who are interested in writing materials. With a focus on diversity, ethics and inclusion, we will look at some key concepts involved when creating educational content, and draw conclusions on the positive impact that such materials can have on all English language learners. Examples and practical ideas will be presented and discussed throughout the whole course.

  • Day 1: We’ll look at some key concepts related to diversity, inclusive practices, and social justice education as well as some key principles related to materials writing.

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Tutor: Tatiana Canto
Sponsored by Express Publishing

Teaching Young Learners

Teaching Young learners has continuously challenged many teachers. Many teachers struggle at keeping kids engaged, making them connect and learn while having fun. If you are willing to understand more about keeping kids enthralled, join this course, and learn some tools and activities that will boost your lessons.

  • Day 1: We’ll explore some core concepts related to teaching young learners, such as YL’s features, YL’s development, and second language acquisition. We will also discuss how to consider it when planning a lesson.

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Tutor: Letícia Moraes

Exploring language in three dimensions

When we delve into learning and teaching English, we notice that language is something complex. This, however, doesn’t mean that our relationship with language has to be complicated or difficult. Something that can help us as teachers deal with language in the classroom is look at it from different perspectives. This course aims at exploring how teachers can look at language from three different yet related perspectives.

  • Day 1: We’ll present the language triptych, where it comes from and why we believe this can help us deal with language in a more comprehensive way. We’ll also explore the concept of language of learning in more detail and discuss how it can be applied to CLIL and ELT lessons.

12:00 - 12:45

Webinar Slot

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


Avaliando com rubricas e desafios na disciplina de inglês

Diego Spitaletti Trujillo

cultural exchange

Cross cultural experience: bringing the world to your classroom

Thatia Honorato

business english

Beyond Books in Business English

Kelly Pennington


Planejamento: como criar harmonia, senso de construção e significado no que os alunos estão aprendendo

Katia Castro

critical literacy

Creating space for critical literacy in our lessons

Sthefanie Duarte

young learners

Thinking foreign languages beyond commodities: English in the early years

Thais Malagoli Braga

12:45 - 13:35

Lunch Break & Troikafezinho

Do you know Troika?

Gabriel Lemos

13:45 - 14:45

Round Table 1 - Dogme/Teaching Unplugged: the long conversation

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Luke Meddings

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Scott Thornburry

It's over 20 years since we proposed the idea that language teaching had lost its way, and that the founding principles of the communicative approach (ie that you learn a language by using it) had been submerged in a tsunami of materials, resources and 'techno -consumerism'. We suggested that we look to the Scandinavian film movement, Dogme 1995, as a model for how we might return to our roots. In the words of the mission statement that prefaced a very long (10-year) conversation in an online discussion forum: “We are looking for ways of exploiting the learning opportunities offered by the raw material of the classroom, that is the language that emerges from the needs, interests, concerns and desires of the people in the room”. So, where are we now, two decades later, and it's time to revisit this pared-down, learner-centred pedagogy, especially now that so much teaching has moved online and depends on technology for its effectiveness? Is there still a need for such an approach? And how adaptable is it? In this wide-ranging and informal conversation we will attempt to answer these questions – and yours!

14:45 - 16:15

Round Table 2 - O futuro dos cursos de inglês no Brasil

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Bruna Perez
Sponsored by Post Estácio


Samantha Bernardo
Sponsored by Pearson

Vicente Vieira
Sponsored by Geppetto


Rodrigo Vani

Sponsored by Express Publishing

João Madureira

Sponsored by Cambridge

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Eduardo Monaco

Sponsored by NatGeo

16:15 - 17:00

Webinar Slot

(Premium and Master partners webinars)

17:00 - 18:45

3-day courses

Courses will run throughout the conference and you can choose one of the topics to follow for the three days

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Tutor: Isabela Villas Boas

Are you ready for an assessment reform?

This course is not about how to create tests or mark papers. Nor is it about the cornerstones of testing or standardized assessment.
It is for teachers and instructional leaders who want to change their classroom assessment practices, with a view to reaching every student and guaranteeing equity, without losing sight of the necessary rigor.


  • Day 1: The nuts and bolts of formative assessment

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Tutor: Paulo Dantas

Digital Literacy: What, When, Why

Every Sunday, the New York Times print edition features more information than the average person would have access to during a lifetime before the printing press was invented. Now, our news feed is updated several times a second and we are constantly bombarded with information wherever we look. Even bus stops and elevators may feature screens broadcasting the latest breaking news. How can we help our students navigate this sea of information and make relevant and appropriate choices? How do we help our learners become more critical thinkers and assess the validity and accuracy of information in a world of post-truth?


  • On the first day, we'll understand how to mediate the flow of information with our students. How can we help them become curators of content and how can we become curators of experiences?

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Tutor: Marianna Rodrigues

Marketing from theory to the classroom: improving your students' experience

At some point in history, the word marketing began to generate repulsion and, with the advancement of digital life, the term became popular. "If there's marketing in the middle, there's lies and deception." A large part of the public has already thought this way, believing that they would be harmed when responding to marketing strategies.
If you go to Google right now and type in "marketing" you will get over 6 billion results! That's because, with the advent of social networks, the word marketing has never been so high.
This course is not an attempt to make you like marketing, but to show you that you already use more marketing than you think and, mastering some strategies and making some adjustments, your students' experience in your classes can improve a lot.
Marketing, when done ethically, improves lives, creates community, engages people and spreads knowledge. Does this journey remind you of anything? Teacher has been marketing since the first day of class and doesn't even know it.
With a little intentionality and strategies, educators have the potential to turn classes into real experiences.

In this course, you will see:

1.What is marketing, digital marketing and content marketing;
2.I want to be a brand - Branding and primitive branding;
3.Design is not just about making art - design thinking and the customer journey;
4.Creating experiences.

And while marketing isn't just about sales, let me tell you one thing: everyone sells all the time… You just haven't figured it out yet.
I look forward to seeing you in our classes!

18:50 - 19:50

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Technology to bring us closer

19:50 - 20:00