Language Development for Teachers – Wednesday Evenings

LDT – Language Development for Teachers –  2020    

Course information:

This practical 20-hour course is ideal if you are at B2/C1 level (CEFR) and are looking to develop your English language knowledge and improve your language awareness.

The lessons will be recorded and available for 1 week (7 days) for participants to watch in case they need to miss any of the lessons. After 7 days, the lessons are automatically deleted.

Minimum number of participants 6 – maximum number of participants 14.


  • Wednesday evenings from 8.00 to 9.00 p.m. (Brasilia time) 

Course Calendar

  • From July to December, 2020 (20 classes – 1 hour per week)
August5, 12, 19, 26
September2, 9, 16, 23, 30
October7, 14, 21, 28
November4, 11, 18, 25
December2, 9

Sessions – Content  

Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Participle Clauses
Session 4
Idioms, metaphors and similes
Session 5
Phonology – Vowels
Session 6
Session 7
Phonology – Consonants
Session 8
Session 9
Phonology – Connected Speech
Session 10
Sentences and clauses
Session 11
Old words, new meanings
Session 12
Session 13
Session 14
Subject-verb agreement
Session 15
Time, tense, and aspect
Session 16
The progressive aspect
Session 17
The perfect aspect
Session 18
Phonology – Stress
Session 19
Spoken grammar
Session 20Futurity

Course material

  • All the handouts and slides used during the course will be provided for the course participants free of charge. 

Course fees:

  • 6 instalments of R$ 199,00 via boleto bancário or credit card (June, 2020 to December, 2020)
  • 5 instalments of R$ 238,80 via boleto bancário or credit card (August, 2020 to December, 2020)

Technical requirements:

  • A computer connected to the internet;
  • Broadband internet connection (at least 10 Mbps).

Important information:

  • Groups must have a minimum number of 6 participants and a maximum of 14;
  • Lessons will be recorded and available for a week. After 7 days the recordings are automatically deleted.

The tutor:

Sérgio Pantoja is a CELT-P and CELT-S tutor, Delta Module 1 tutor and freelance teacher trainer. He has been in the ELT field since 2002, having worked as an English teacher, tutor, teacher trainer and Cambridge speaking examiner (Main Suite and YLE). He holds among others, the CPE, a degree in Languages, a postgraduate degree in English Language Teaching and Translation, a TESOL Certificate from the University of Oregon, USA, and the Delta. His Delta Module 3 Specialism focused on LDT (Language Development for Teachers). An active member of the ELT community, Sérgio is part of the BRAZ-TESOL advisory council. 

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