English Language Teaching Event



  • Date: 1st May 2018
  • Times: 08:00 - 09:00 or 14:00 - 15:00 (UTC)
  • Speaker: Vanessa Esteves

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This webinar dives into the magical world of reading to demonstrate the potential that stories have to challenge children to learn English in a fun and engaging way. Come along for 45 mins of reading fun for your classroom.

Dates and Times

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1st Session - 1st May 2018 - 08:00 - 09:00 (UTC)

  • UK (BST) 09:00 - 10:00
  • UAE (GST) 12:00 - 13:00
  • Japan (JST) 17:00 - 18:00
  • Brazil (BRT) 05:00 - 06:00
  • New York (EDT) 04:00 - 05:00

2nd Session - 1st May 2018 - 14:00 - 15:00 (UTC)

  • UK (BST) 15:00 - 16:00
  • UAE (GST) 18:00 - 19:00
  • Japan (JST) 23:00 - 00:00
  • Brazil (BRT) 11:00 - 12:00
  • New York (EDT) 10:00 - 11:00


Vanessa Reis Esteves has been teaching English as a Foreign language in Portugal for the past 23 years in both private and state schools around the country. She is currently teaching at Escola Superior de Educação in Porto. She has an M.A. in Anglo-American Studies and has been involved in teacher training in countries such as Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Serbia, Romania, Turkey, Croatia, Slovenia, Malta, Morocco, Egypt and Portugal. Vanessa is a regular presenter at conferences around the world like the annual IATEFL conference in the UK and the NILE TESOL conference in Egypt. At the moment she is involved in writing course material for EFL students in Portugal. She has recently written ETpedia: Young Learners with more ideas on teaching YLs for Pavilion Publishing in the UK. Her main areas of interest are teaching YLs, Teens and Pre-Teens as well as how to develop critical thinking and 21st century skills in the EFL classroom.

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