Language Development for Teachers  

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. The course is specifically designed to promote your participation so as to 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 12.


  • Monday evenings from 7.00 to 8.00 p.m. (Brasília time) 

Course Calendar

  • From July to December, 2020 (20 classes – 1 hour per week)
July13, 20, 27
August3, 10, 17, 24, 31
September14, 21, 28
October5, 19, 26
November9, 16, 23, 30
December7, 14

Sessions – Content  

Session 1
Advanced Conditionals 
Session 2
Session 3
Phonology – The consonants
Session 4
Phonology – The Vowels 
Session 5
Time and Tense
Session 6
Progressive and Perfect Aspect
Session 7
Phonology – Connected Speech 1
Session 8
Phonology – Connected Speech 2
Session 9
Non-finite clauses 1
Session 10Non-finite clauses 2
Session 11
Spoken Grammar 
Session 12
Hypothetical Meaning 
Session 13
Adjectives and Adverbs
Session 14
Modality I
Session 15
Modality II 
Session 16
Lexical Meaning 
Session 17
Emphasis 1
Session 18
Emphasis 2
Session 19
Futurity 1
Session 20Futurity 2 

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 June, 2020 and pay 7 instalments of R$ 170,00 via boleto bancário or credit card (June, 2020 to December, 2020)
  • Register in July, 2020 and pay 6 instalments of R$ 199,00 via boleto bancário or credit card (July, 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 12;
  • 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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