Words in Action: A Vocabulary Development Course

Words in Action: A Vocabulary Development Course –  2020     

Course information:

This course is for you if

  • you are an English teacher;
  • you have a C1 level of English;
  • you are interested  in expanding your vocabulary and strengthening your communication skills.

This 20-hour course is ideal if you are at C1 level (CEFR) and looking to develop your English vocabulary and strengthen your communication skills. Throughout the semester, you will have the opportunity to enhance your vocabulary by learning a wide range of words, collocations, idioms, etc. related to 20 different topics.

Timetable

  • Monday evenings from 8.00 to 9.00 p.m. (Brasília time) 

Course Calendar

  • From February to June, 2020 (20 classes – 1 hour per week)
Calendar Sessions
February 3, 10, 17, 24
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
April 6, 13, 20, 27
May 4, 11, 18, 25
June 1, 8, 15

Sessions – Content 

Session 1 – February 3 Metaphors
Session 2 – February 10 Education
Session 3 – February 17 Work
Session 4 – February 24 Relationships
Session 5 – March 2 Feelings
Session 6 – March  9 Books and films
Session 7 – March  16 Vague language
Session 8 – March  23 Food
Session 9 – March 30 Travel
Session 10 – April 6 The environment
Session 11 – April 13 The economy
Session 12 – April 20 The news
Session 13 – April 27 Technology
Session 14 – May 4 Space and time
Session 15 – May 11 Motion: pace and movement
Session 16 – May 18 Sound
Session 17 – May 25 Facts, opinions, and desires
Session 18 – June 1 Cause and effect
Session 19 – June 8 Problems and dilemmas
Session 20 – June 15  Politics

Course material

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

Course fees:

  • Register in December 2019 and pay 7 instalments of R$ 170,00 via boleto bancário or credit card (December, 2019 to June, 2020) 
  • Register in January 2020 and pay 6 instalments of R$ 199,00 via boleto bancário or credit card (January, 2020 to June, 2020)
  • Register in February 2020 and pay 5 instalments of R$ 238,00 via boleto bancário or credit card (February, 2020  to June, 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 4 participants and a maximum of 8.

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. 

Click here to register: http://bit.ly/wordsinactionform