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Workshop 3: Teaching from Interactional and Intercultural Approaches with TELETANDEM

Workshop 3: Teaching from Interactional and Intercultural Approaches with TELETANDEM

This workshop provided a framework for educators to plan, establish and deepen their understanding of what it means to engage students in real practices of interacting with interactants proficient in the target language. Dynamically and in real-time, TELETANDEM aims to promote interaction in a multicultural and multilingual environment in different areas of knowledge, guided by linguistic practices of language teaching and learning. Thus, the Talk to us workshop will begin with an overview of language pedagogies from interactional perspectives, followed by a guide to working with TELETANDEM in language courses. Furthermore, the workshop will count on involved students' participation in the project and will conclude with reflections on its development. Participants can leverage this knowledge and previous experiences to start/continue to plan a TELETANDEM Project in their specific language teaching and learning courses.


Cátia Martins is a Visiting Professor in the Portuguese & Luso-Brazilian Studies Program at York University (DLLL/Yorku), Canada. Her publications and research interests focus on Portuguese Language Teaching and Teacher Training, Teaching Methodology and Practices and LPNM (L2, LH and LA). She works as a consultant for public and educational institutions, and a producer of Linguistics content for @profformacao, on Instagram and YouTube.

Daniel Augusto de Oliveira  is a full-time Professor of English and Portuguese at the Federal Institute of Southeast Minas Gerais, Cataguases Branch Campus, in Cataguases-MG, Brazil. His research interests rely on the intersection amongst Human Rights, Applied Linguistics, Language Education, Translanguaging, and Portuguese as a Welcoming Language for immigrants and refugees in Brazil.