Speaker

 

I have given presentations / workshops in conferences and teacher encounters in Europe, Asia and South America on the subject of teaching English to children from 3 to 10 years old. Here are some of the presentations I have given by invitation:

13th June 2012

Research Day, University Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
Poster: picturebook illustrations and language development: the case of Rosie¹s Walk

9th June 2012

MA Seminars – Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco
Six-hour seminar: Picturebooks in language education

2nd June 2012

V APPInep sharing good practice, Maia, Portugal
Plenary: Supporting Emotional Intelligence in early years ELT

2nd May 2012

Macmillan webinar series
Webinar: Picturebooks in ELT

29th – 31st March 2012

E-merging Forum, British Council, Moscow, Russia.|
Plenary: The potential of picturebooks for YLs

19th March 2012

The younger, the better? IATEFL YLT SIG Pre Conference Event, Glasgow, UK|
Keynote speech: Supporting Emotional Intelligence in early years language

10th February 2012

IATEFL YLTSIG EVO 2012 – a series of webinars in collaboration with TESOL USA.
Webinar, The magical picturebook tour, which you can watch here.

12th November 2011

Reading Together & Ler Juntos & Ler Xuntos & Leer Juntos  – Joint APPI Portugal / APIGA Galicia event celebrating the joy of reading, UNED Pontevedra, Spain
Opening plenary: Don’t nibble at a picturebook!
Workshop: The power of the picturebook

17th – 18th October 2011

Integration, inclusion & innovation: conceptualizing 21st c. ELT International Forum on English Language Teaching V, University of Porto, Porto
Talk: The potential of picturebooks

15th April 2011

IATEFL Young Learner and Teenager Special Interest Group Pre-Conference Event Brighton, UK
Panelist in roundtable discussion: Creativity and YLs

25th September 2010

IV Primary English: Sharing Good Practice, Viseu, Portugal
Closing plenary: Developing with the visual and verbal in picture books

25th – 27th February 2010

Children’s Literature in Language Education – from Picture Books to Young Adult Fiction, Hildesheim University, Germany
Co-chair – Young Learners: picture books, poems and nursery rhymes; language acquisition with literary texts strand
Talk: The picture book: An object of discovery

8th – 10th July 2009

International Conference on Content Based Instruction (CLIL) for Young Learners:
Breaking through Traditional Boundaries, Maceió, Brazil
Plenary: “Developing with picturebooks”
Course: “Getting more out of picturebooks”

30th May 2009

III PRIMARY ENGLISH: sharing good practice, APPI / APPInep Caldas da Rainha, Portugal
Plenary: “What’s in a song?”

25th May 2009

Early English Learning: challenges and good practices, ESE Beja, Portugal
Keynote presentation: “Key Issues in Portugal”
Workshop: “Sharing Good Practice”

17th March 2009

Early English Learning: challenges and good practices, ESE Beja, Portugal
Keynote presentation: “Key Issues in Portugal”

26th – 28th February 2009

Teaching the next generation, APAC, Barcelona, Spain
Presentation: “What’s in a picturebook?”

17th – 20th February 2009

British Council, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,
Words and Beyond: Exploring Illustrated Children’s Literature in the English Language
Primary Classroom
 – Seminar
Co-Chair and presenter.
Presentation: “Picturebooks – A Peek at What’s Out There!”
Workshop: “Words and Beyond: The Texts in Your Context”

March 2008

Content Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in Pre-primary and Primary Education, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus.
Keynote Presentation: “Pre-primary foreign language learning in Portugal – sharing
practice”
Pre-conference Workshop: “Teaching a foreign language to very young learners”
Post-conference Workshop: “Using picturebooks in early years foreign language education”

November 2007

SPELT 23rd Conference – Karachi / Multan / Lahore / Islamabad, Pakistan. Opening New Vistas
Plenary / Keynote presentation: “Creating contexts”
Workshop: “Looking at progress”

March 2007

TESOL-SPAIN Annual Convention – San Sebastián, Spain
Research presentation: “Illustrations and words – mother tongue supporting the foreign language”

April 2006

Language Teaching Centre, University of York, York
Using Real Books with children learning English Seminar
Research presentation title: “Visual Literacy – how the mother tongue supports the foreign language”

November 2005

Seminario ‘Insenamento /apprendimento di una lingua comunitaria nella scuola dell’infanzia e nel primo anno della scuola primaria’ – Instituto Regional de Investigacion Educativa, Turim, Itália
Keynote presentation: “Inquadramento metodologico, storytelling ed esperienze europee”

October 2005

APPI & British Council – Lisbon, Portugal
First steps to success Young Learner Conference
Plenary: “…more primary than English”