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conference schedule

Monday • July 4

9:00 to 10:00

Plenary Session: Kay Bentley
sponsored by Cambridge

3 July
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How can CLIL help primary

learners think and learn in English

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This talk focuses on pedagogy involved in primary school bilingual and CLIL contexts. It focuses on ways that support learners to think and learn about subject topics. It also addresses cross-curricular learning and development of pluriliteracies.
Examples are taken from CLIL pages and videos for Super Minds Second Edition. These include 'Big Questions' for developing critical and creative thinking about subject concepts, support strategies to help learners understand and communicate their ideas, and how explicit language-learning can be embedded in the presentation of subject content.

10:10 to 11:55

3-day with ourses

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


Tutors: Akemi Iwasa & Taylor Veigga

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 2: We'll different approaches towards including materials and to overcome possible challenges and constraints imposed by participants' contexts.

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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 2: We'll discuss young learners' lesson plans: how to structure them, time management, best techniques and strategies are some of the topics that will be covered.

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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 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 2: We'll explore the concept of language for learning and how it can enable learners to practice and produce language in their interactions in the classroom.

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)


Learning how to assess to assess learning

Daniela Pinho


The role of Gamified assessment for EFL students in higher education: an interactive solution from Gamification to a formative assessment system

Roseli Serra


Lexical approach and meaningful communication in lower levels

Carolina Cunha


Unclogging writing skills

Bruno Albuquerque

musical skills

Using podcasts to boost learner autonomy and self-efficacy

Kelly Pennington

young learners

Increasing Engagement and Comprehension in Reading Lessons for Kids

Renata Chimim

12:45 - 13:35

Plenary Session: Jair Félix

sponsored by Cengage



The Literacy


13:45 - 15:15

In this presentation we will explore some of the ways in which globalization and rapidly developing technology are influencing the use of English, ELT course content and teaching methods with new topics such as visual, digital, and cultural literacies as well as the development of critical thinking skills.
Participants will be encouraged to share experiences so we can all gain insights into new ways for new needs in ELT.

Round Table - How to become an educational Influencer

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Carla D'élia


Tamires Gama

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Marcela Miranda


15:15 - 16:00

Webinar Slot

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


How to teach collocations: the use of Corpus Linguistics in Language Teaching

Lucas Almeida


Hey teacher, share your story!

Izabella Leal Gonçalves  


Fearless to speak - How to help your students feel more confident when speaking English

Mari Dantas


Teaching the English Language as a Social Impulse

Heloísa Franco

musical skills

Phonetics and musical experience: the role of music in pronunciation teaching and learning

Robson Ribeiro


Desenvolvimento da expressão oral através do Ensino por Tarefas

Graziella Schettino

16:15 - 17:00

Webinar Slot

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


Coding tasks: computational thinking makes its way to the classroom

Vicky Saumell

cultural exchange

Culture, Identity, L2 Classroom: Pedagogical Implications for L2 Teachers

Alynne Makiyama Silva

musical skills

Song activities to improve English skills

Fernanda Borba


O uso de aplicativos móveis para o ensino de leitura em língua inglesa no nono ano do ensino público

Diogo Orlando Elias do Espirito Santo

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 2: Project-based and portfolio 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 second day, we'll understand the concept of post truth: how we can help our learners question information and (re)shape their own thinking.

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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

Plenary Session: Carina Fragozo

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Beyond the Classroom: New Pathways for the ELT Professional

Traditionally, EFL teachers have had educational opportunities at institutions like universities, regular schools, language centers and private classes. However, in today's technologically advanced environment, there are new and exciting avenues to pursue. In this presentation, I will talk about some of my experiences working in big companies that require the work of linguists as well as my career as a YouTube creator, online course designer and entrepreneur. These unconventional pathways are definitely not the only way an educator can succeed in their career nowadays, but they do represent an increasingly popular field of work.

19:50 - 20:00

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