Certificate in Affective Language Learning 
with Juan Uribe 

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Below is the program of my Certificate in Affective Language Learning 
that is given once every semester. 

Are you passionate about teaching English to Young Learners?
Would you like to understand and nurture your students'  emotions while they are learning?
Then I invite you to participate in my Affective Language Learning workshops!

Program goals

The Affective Language Learning workshops will empower you to:
  • Nurture real student engagement through affective language learning theory and practice.
  • Create language learning environments that guide children to play with their peers and with the language.
  • Establish rapport, trust, and respect through power sharing practices that invite students to be aware and responsible of their own learning.
  • Tell stories in ways that promote real dialogue, involvement, and fun.
  • Foster student creativity, spontaneity, and confidence by bringing puppets to life.

Program schedule

First day

9:30 - 10:00: Registration
10:00 - 12:00:  Affective language learning
1:30 - 3:30: Warm ups and wrap ups
3:45 - 5:45: Affective resources for language learning

Second day 

9:30 - 10:00: Registration
10:00 - 12:00: Proactive discipline management
1:30 - 3:30: Storytelling
3:45 - 5:45: Puppeteering 

Workshop descriptions

Affective language learning: how can language teachers promote learning through the integration of emotion, cognition, and language? In this session we will learn, experience, and discuss how presence, communication, respect, and power sharing can create effective learning environments. Check a post about postures and practices involved in affective language learning. 

Relaxing, Warm ups, and Wrap ups: here we will learn over a 100 hundred short and creative activities that relax, concentrate, and energize young learners to learn affectively and effectively.  Check a post about it. 

Affective Resources for Language Learning: here we will explore, practice, and discuss how learning resources such as flashcards, rods, pictures, games, and jazz chants can be to foster authentic engagement with young learners. Check a post about it.

Proactive Discipline Management: in this session we will explore how ecological factors, antecedents strategies, and behavioural approaches can prevent a great number of indiscipline problems from happening. Learn how to see the discipline challenge as a chess game! Check a post about it. 

Storytelling in affective language learning: here we will experience, discuss, and practice engaging ways of telling stories to young language learners and learn how stories can be lived as a way of conveying values and exchanging students' real life experiences.  Check here a post about big books and storytelling. 

Puppeteering in affective language learning: puppets allow students to use, create, and experience language in different realities. The spontaneity, creativity, and pride lived in the process boost student motivation and language learning. In this session we will meet different types of puppets, practice manipulative techniques, and explore a great number of ways in which puppets can be invited to class. Check this post about puppeteering. 

All participants who take the full course receive a certificate. 

Suggested price

One full day: 500 reais
Two full days: 900 reais

Payment can be made in two instalments ( first by bank deposit and second by post-dated cheque).  

Bring a friend and both of you get a 10% discount. I offer 20% discount for groups of three or more people. If all the participants in your group of three or more people take the full Certificate, the group gets a 30% discount. 

Hard to pay?  Talk to me. Money should never stop learning and sharing!

Interested? Great!
Please write me at juan.alberto.uribe @ . 


São Paulo

Juan Uribe Ensino Afetivo 
Rua Pedroso Alvarenga 175
Itaim Bibi - São Paulo, SP 

Parking is available

Meet your Teacher Educator:

Juan Uribe is an English teacher, a storyteller, and a puppeteer, who has been involved with affective language learning since 1994. He founded Juan Uribe Ensino Afetivo a language school in São Paulo, Brazil, where children learn English affectively through stories, games, projects, and lots of play. He is currently in a world tour sharing his passion for affective language learning. 

Juan has a Bachelors degree in Pedagogy from the Catholic University in São Paulo (PUC-SP) and he holds a Masters in Education from the University of Toronto (UofT).

Visit his profile to learn more about my trajectory as an Affective Language Learning Educator!

Can not come? 
Make sure you visit my affective language learning menu!  

Thank you for sharing! Hugs!!!

1 comment:

  1. Experiencing the Affective Language Learning Workshops one year ago was a worthwhile opportunity to develop my educacional practice as well as my Self!
    I got really motivated and satisfied with the reflections and practices we could share and learn together!
    Considering I had already closeness to the theme by having researched emotional issues on the identity construction in teaching and learning foreign languages, I felt instigated and inspired by Juan s passionate work to go further!
    Thank you very much for the opportunity and I strongly recommend it!
    Daniela Aires


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