Productive skills — a crash course

Teaching productive skills, i.e. writing and speaking, can be quite interesting. It is important to mention that it is our role as teachers to provide students with constant feedback and opportunities to repeat tasks and redraft pieces of writing.

Additionally, especially in the emergency remote teaching some of us have been submitted to, scaffolding lessons to foster learner autonomy and promote the improvement of productive skills might be a bit of a challenge.

Those are the reasons why we have decided to offer this online course! There is much more than providing writing topics and conversation slots.

Designing thorough writing and speaking lessons is a way to help our learners express their ideas more effectively. However, this is definitely not enough to make them better writers and speakers. What other factors can help them improve their skills?

In this four-hour online course, we will cover the following topics:

  • Developing writing lessons
  • Providing feedback to writing
  • Approaches to teaching writing
  • Developing speaking lessons
  • Providing feedback to speaking
  • Approaches to teaching speaking

On Saturday, August 15th, participants will meet from 14:00 to 18:15 with a 15-minute break in the middle.

During this course, we’ll present theory and examples from mainstream coursebooks with some adaptations for your context and give you very practical tips to boost your lessons.

Register here.

Investment

Fee: R$ 150,00 (you may pay in 2 installments)

When: Saturday, August 15th from 14h00 to 18h15

Where: Online — via Zoom

The course tutors

Gabriel Lemos is a Cambridge certified EFL teacher, teacher trainer, materials designer and speaking examiner. He holds a teaching degree in Languages, CELTA, Delta Modules 1 and 2, as well as other certifications and diplomas in the field of ELT in the University of Oregon and others. He is currently the second vice-president of the BRAZ-TESOL Rio Chapter.

T. Veigga is Trinity CertTESOL tutor, teacher, teacher trainer and materials designer. He holds a BA in Languages (UFRJ), a Specialisation in Media-Education (PUC- Rio), the CPE, and Delta Modules 1 and 2, currently working on module 3. Taylor is part of the BRAZ-TESOL advisory council and has been a pedagogical coordinator for BrELT since 2015.

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