The Conversation for English Teachers is a course focused on helping teachers develop their speaking skills at advanced level. It is now being offered for the fourth consecutive semester.

There are two groups available in the second term of 2023:

  • Friday mornings: 8.00 to 9.00 a.m. BRT
  • Friday afternoons: 12.30 to 13.30 BRT

A typical week on the course will be as follows:

  • Prior to the lesson itself, you will receive a few reading texts (newspaper and magazine articles, for example) on the topic of the lesson of the week. The reading will help you prepare for the lesson in terms of familiarization with the topic and also vocabulary expansion;
  • During the week, vocabulary work will be suggested as well, with a view to preparing for the lesson of the week;
  • All the lessons will begin with a 10-minute language review, followed by rounds of conversation and feedback on language. The conversations will take place both in small groups and as a whole group;
  • The topics of the lessons will include health, food, traveling, teaching, technology, news, among several others. Some of the topics will be decided upon as a group;
  • Every four weeks, you will be invited to submit a short piece of writing on one of the topics discussed that month, but writing on the course is optional;
  • During the course, we’ll be reading two books together, and we’ll dedicate part of a few of the lessons to discussing them (similarly to a book club).

Book club titles:

We will read two books together during the course, and their titles will be available soon.

Basic information:

  • The CET is a 16-hour course (16 60-minute classes);
  • The lessons take place once a week, on Fridays;
  • There are two groups available for the second semester of 2023: Fridays, from 8.00 to 9.00 a.m. BRT. or from 12.30 to 13.30 BRT;
  • All the lessons are live, via Zoom. Given the nature of the course, the lessons are not recorded – you can only participate live. It is possible, however, to attend either of the Friday groups in any given week;
  • There are only 10 places available per group, per term.


  • R$ 1.500,00, payable in
    • 8 instalments of R$ 168,75 (May early-bird fee -10% discount)
    • 7 instalments of R$ 203,50 (June early-bird feed – 5% discount)
    • 6 instalments of R$ 250,00 (registrations from July 1 onwards)

To register, click here.

Available discounts (discounts are not cumulative*):

  • 10% if you’re currently (first term of 2023) a student of the CET course;
  • 10% if you’re my former/current CELTA candidate;
  • 10% if you’re a public school teacher in Brazil;
  • 50% if you are my B2, C1 or C2 student in 2023;
  • When you register for this course, you’ll receive a 25% promo code for my asynchronous Beyond the Basics series, a series of short courses on language for teachers.

*You’ll receive a promo code for this course upon registering.

Course schedule:

Fridays, two groups – either from 8.00 to 9.00 a.m. (BRT), or from 12.30 to 13.30 p.m.

  • August 4, 11, 18, 25;
  • September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;
  • October 6, 20, 27;
  • November 10, 17, 24;
  • December 1.


  • All the materials – handouts, texts, videos, etc. – will be made available to you free of charge;
  • The two books (see Book club titles section above) we’ll be reading during the course need to be purchased separately.

To register, click here.