What is Affective Language Learning? Concepts to get you
Here we will learn and discuss basic postures and practices that are
important to create a nurturing language learning environment. In this
first session, we will explore and share how teachers can
communicate with students in an authentic way and foster positive
emotions while inviting learners to express themselves in the foreign
language. We will also explore together how to prepare the
classroom, receive students, and get them ready to live the target
language through memorable experiences.
How can my students learn affectively? Resources to empower
you and your learners!
After our introductory week, we will explore how affect can be lived
through a myriad of activities using everyday and readily available
resources such as playdoh, buttons, coins, handkerchiefs, plastic
letters, flashcards, pictures, games, among many others. Special
focus will be given to the role of listening, validating, and sharing.
How can I unleash my learners’ creativity and fantasy through
play? Storytelling and puppeteering to spark learning!
Storytelling and puppeteering connect us to ancient human rituals of
listening and learning. Here we will dig into ways of promoting multisensorial
experiences that make students get in touch and live the
language and multiple possibilities present in stories and plays. We
will also check some activities that will allow students to play
collectively with the language they are learning.
How can I make writing and grammar enjoyable and meaningful?
Concepts and practices to get your students’ written language
Writing and grammar can be lived in meaningful and empowering
ways when we used as a personal means of expression and ideas
are shared with the wider community. Come learn and share activities
and project ideas that will get your students willing to sit down, write,
review, and publish their texts.
Choose the study option that works best for you
Personal Learning - $59
In this course, you will watch videos recommended by the instructor, watch four recorded sessions, and answer four discussion questions. This is not a live course, however, working through these steps will certainly add to your knowledge base. Teachers’ feedback on this original live course was extremely positive!
Upgrade to get your professional development certified with iTDi
Professional Development Hours Certified - $79
If you would like to receive a Certificate of Completion verifying 20 hours of professional development credit, email your answers to the discussion questions in a separate word document to su*****@iT**.pro for evaluation.
Our iTDi team will review your submissions, and confirm that you have invested time into your answers, reflected on your own context, and received a valuable professional development experience.
For certification purposes, please tell us your name as you wish it to appear on your certificate, your email address, and the name of course you have completed.
iTDi believes that all teachers deserve the same opportunity to improve themselves. Therefore, a limited number of scholarships will be available for this course. Please apply through our scholarship application.
About Juan Uribe
Juan Uribe is a teacher and a teacher educator who has researched, taught, and shared affective language learning since 1994. He is the founding director of Juan Uribe Ensino Afetivo, a language school for young learners, where children learn English affectively through play, games, storytelling, and puppeteering.
His focus is on empowering language teachers to create rich learning environments in which young learners are truly engaged, motivated, and energized. Juan has been in an amazing journey visiting language schools for children around the world where he has both conducted teacher development programs as well as enchanted young audiences with Buddy the Frog.
Juan holds a Bachelors degree in Education from the Catholic University in São Paulo (PUC-SP) and a Masters in Education in Human Development and Applied Psychology from the University of Toronto. He writes a blog called Children Learning English Affectively.