The Conversation for English Teachers is a course focused on helping teachers develop their speaking skills at levels C1 and C2.

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, some 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 15-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:

Basic information

  • The CET is a 21-hour course;
  • The lessons take place once a week.
  • There are two confirmed groups for the first semester of 2022: one on Thursdays, from 12.15 to 13.30 (BRT); one on Fridays (sold out), from 18.00 to 19.15 (BRT).
  • All the lessons are live, via Zoom. Given the nature of the course, the lessons are not recorded – you can only participate live;
  • There are only 10 places available per group, per term.

Course schedule

Thursday group – 12.15 to 13.30 (BRT)

  • February 10, 17, 24;
  • March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31;
  • April 7, 14, 21, 28;
  • May 5, 12, 26 (no class on 19th May – IATEFL 2022);
  • June 2, 9.

Friday group – 18.00 to 19.15 (BRT) – SOLD OUT

  • February 11, 18, 25;
  • March 4, 11, 18, 25;
  • April 1, 8, 22, 29 (no class on 15th April – Good Friday);
  • May 6, 13, 27 (no class on 20th May – IATEFL 2022);
  • June 3, 10, 17.

Materials

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

Investment*

  • Registrations in December 2021: 7 payments of R$ 300,00;
  • Registrations in January 2021: 6 payments of R$ 350,00;
  • Registrations in February 2021: 5 payments of R$ 420,00.

My CAE and CPE students in 2021 and 2022 have a 25% discount; all my other students in 2021/2022, 10%. New students who register between November 22 and December 10, 2021 will also have a 10% discount.

Registration

  • Registrations are now open, and you can register here.