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1st CBLT Brz Symposium


1st CBLT-Brz Symposium

São Paulo, SP and Salvador, BA

This one-day CBLT (Content Based Language Teaching) symposium aims to offer educators, working in immersion and bilingual schools in Brazil, the opportunity to learn with some of the top names in the field with practical, hands-on workshops. The goal is that educators will leave with practical ideas ready to use in their classrooms as well as understanding the research behind them. Each practical workshop will last 2 ½ hours and have a maximum of 45 thus allowing real contact time with the presenters.

Space will be limited to 45 participants/workshop therefore 135 in total. This will allow all participants have time and contact with the speakers. It is expected to fill-up quickly.

NB: All presentations will be delivered in English. Translation services will not be provided at this event.

This symposium will be offered TWICE. Once in Sao Paulo (May 1) and once in Salvador (May 4)

May 1st- SÃO PAULO: EBAC, Rua Mourato Coelho, 1404 Vila Madalena
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May 4th - SALVADOR, BA: Escola Girassol - Rua Silvio Valenete, 384, Itaigara, Salvador

Time Session A Session B Session C
08:30 Opening - Mr. Lyle French
08:45 - 09:30 Dr.Fred Genesee, McGill University

Keynote:Lessons Learnt about Teaching and Learning in Immersion and CLIL
09:40 - 12:15 Dr. Else Hamayan

Former director of the Illinois Resource Center


Cross-Linguistic Instruction in the Immersion Program


We will examine our beliefs regarding the use of English and Portuguese in the immersion classroom. After reflecting on how cross-linguistic learning can be planned, we will look at examples of cross-linguistic objectives and see how they fit into an effective cross-linguistic classroom. You will then go shopping at the “Supermarket” of cross-linguistic activities. We will end by sharing ideas on how you would adapt one of the activities you found to fit your particular students’ needs.
Dr. Diane Tedick

University of Minnesota


Form-Focused Instruction in the Immersion Classroom: Introducing the CAPA Sequence


This interactive workshop will introduce teachers to the
CAPA Sequence,
an instructional sequence designed to help language learners process language through noticing, awareness, and practice activities that are linked to meaningful content. After viewing teacher-developed examples, participants will select a text to contextualize a problematic linguistic form, identify a problematic linguistic feature to focus on, and develop noticing, awareness, and practice activities to help learners better understand and improve their ability to accurately produce the form.
Lisa Tabaku

Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)


Integrating Language and Content in Your Instructional Setting


During this lively session, participants become acquainted with CAL’s seven principles of effective instruction for English learners. Using sheltered- and content-based instruction, participants learn methods for scaffolding learning so that their students understand and produce language needed to acquire content knowledge and skills. Developing effective content and language objectives, providing abundant opportunities for student-to-student interaction, and connecting learning with students’ life experiences will be addressed. Participants will come away with a tool box of learning techniques that will make them more effective teachers of language and content.
12:15 - 13:30 Lunch (on your own)
Session D Session E Session F
13:35 - 16:15 Dr. Susan Ballinger


McGill University


Extending Immersion Students’ Oral L2 Production


We will first examine the necessity of establishing language objectives for content lessons and then apply those to the planned use of strategies to support students’ extended and targeted oral L2 production. Through interactive games, transcript analysis, and discussion, teachers will examine their current interactive practices and try out new strategies to elicit more and more accurate second language production from their students. Teachers will also create a plan of action for strategy use in their own classrooms.
Stacey Vanden Bosch

add.a.lingua


Creating a classroom culture that motivates students to remain in the language of instruction; Implementing the LIOPT method


This session introduces the “Language of Instruction Only Policy and Timeline” (LIOPT) through the use of learning strategies that can be adapted for immersion classrooms. By engaging in these strategies as learners, teachers will explore their own beliefs about student L2 development, analyze classroom footage depicting LIOPT in action, and consider the phases of implementation through study of associated lesson plans and tools. Participants will leave the workshop not only with a clear understanding of LIOPT but also with a plan of action designed for their own school contexts.
Lisa Tabaku

Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)


Integrating Language and Content in Your Instructional Setting


During this lively session, participants become acquainted with CAL’s seven principles of effective instruction for English learners. Using sheltered- and content-based instruction, participants learn methods for scaffolding learning so that their students understand and produce language needed to acquire content knowledge and skills. Developing effective content and language objectives, providing abundant opportunities for student-to-student interaction, and connecting learning with students’ life experiences will be addressed. Participants will come away with a tool box of learning techniques that will make them more effective teachers of language and content.
16:30 - 17:30 Dr.Fred Genesee, McGill University Sofa Session with all speakers to close the day
Investment: R$ 590
(in two installments if needed)
Once you have begun payments we do not issue refunds.

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