Professional language teacher training
Module 1
Brain and language
9 webinars
Useful materials

Mini taks
Module 2
Language Acquisition Process
9 webinars
Useful materials

Project 1

Module 3
Thought and language
9 webinars
Useful materials

Project 2

Module 4
Applied Bilingualism
3 webinars
Useful materials

Project 3

Module 1 - Brain and Language
Lecture 1 - Neuroanatomy (by André Hedlund)
Lecture 2 - Prosody (by Ekaterina Matveeva)
Lecture 3 - Generative Grammar (by Rodolfo Mattiello)
Lecture 4 - Brain Functions - lobes (by André Hedlund)
Lecture 5 - Emotiveness (by Ekaterina Matveeva)
Lecture 6 - Interactionists (by Rodolfo Mattiello)
Lecture 7 - Language in the Brain (by André Hedlund)
Lecture 8 - Creation of New Language Constructions (by Ekaterina Matveeva)
Lecture 9 - UBL (by Rodolfo Mattiello)
Module 2 - Language Acquisition Process
Lecture 1 - Language Acquisition Theories (by André Hedlund)
Lecture 2 - Language - Psychological Phenomenon (by Ekaterina Matveeva)
Lecture 3 - Grammatify (by Rodolfo Mattiello)
PROJECT 1 - Designing a bilingual curriculum based on the lectures
Lecture 4 - Critical vs Sensitive Periods (by André Hedlund)
Lecture 5 - Theory on Child Language Acquisition (by Ekaterina Matveeva)
Lecture 6 - Critical vs Sensitive Periods (by Rodolfo Mattiello)
Lecture 7 - Outliers - Sign Language and Piraha (by André Hedlund)
Lecture 8 - Culture, Language and Personality (by Ekaterina Matveeva)
Lecture 9 - UG in L2 Learning (by Rodolfo Mattiello)
Module 3 - Thought and Language
Project 1 Feedback
Lecture 1 - Thought and Language (by André Hedlund)
Lecture 2 - Joining Chomsky, Sapir & Whorf (by Ekaterina Matveeva)
Lecture 3 - Speech & Thought (by Rodolfo Mattiello)
PROJECT 2 - Developing lesson plans for the designed curriculum based on the lectures
Lecture 4 - Fifty Shades of Blue (by André Hedlund)
Lecture 5 - Perception of space and time in different languages (by Ekaterina Matveeva)
Lecture 6 - Meaning Formation (by Rodolfo Mattiello)
Lecture 7 - Bilingualism and Cognitive Functions (by André Hedlund)
Lecture 8 - Identity and Language Learning - alter ego (by Ekaterina Matveeva)
Lecture 9 - Bilingualism and Cognitive Functions (by Rodolfo Mattiello)
Module 4 - Applied Bilingualism
Project 2 Feedback
Lecture 1 - Learning Strategies (by André Hedlund)
Lecture 2 - Immersion Strategies (by Ekaterina Matveeva)
Lecture 3 - Activity Strategies (by Rodolfo Mattiello)
PROJECT 3 - Creating activities for the lesson plan inserted in the bilingual curriculum
Projects Feedback and Assessment
This is a brand new course developed by three specialists for language teachers that seek preparation for bilingual educational programmes. Participants will have classes about bilingualism under the studies of Neuroscience, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics and Psycholinguistics where each completes the other so that educators have a full understanding of L2 acquisition process and learning. In this course, participants will also develop projects for their bilingual programmes.
Learning format
Online during 10 weeks, watching 3 webinars per week, reading useful materials and completing projects with detailed feedback and a final assessment
Entry Conditions
You are eager to learn new practices for your language classrooms.
Training time
Up to 10 weeks. Each webinar will last 40-50 min. You will have recordings of the webinars during your training to come back to make notes.
Certificate of completion
Upon completing the course you will receive a certificate, become part of our alumni group and get support for your future projects
You will receive bonus materials during and after the course
How the idea emerged
In 2019 Rodolfo and André put their heads together to develop a course for language teachers who seek preparation for bilingual educational programmes. Whilst Ekaterina was cooking an idea of creating a special programme for language teachers that would give them new insights on language acquisition. When Rodolfo and Ekaterina stumbled upon each other's ideas, they broke the ice and found synergies in their courses. The beauty of the work was in blending various fields together: Neuroscience, Applied Linguistics, Cognitive Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Psycholinguistics and International Education.
The current version of the course is unique in its composition and rare to find on the market of language teaching training due to the lack of professional training for teachers in linguistics and neuroscience.
About the authors
Professor Rodolfo Mattiello

Rodolfo Mattiello holds a BA in Languages of Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas and a Masters in Applied Linguistics of the University of Edinburgh with specialization in Language Acquisition under the Usage-based perspective with interest in Cognitive Linguistics. He is also the founder of Mattiello Consultoria Acadêmica, a center for teachers' development that offers varied courses for English teachers and BELíngue, an online English school.
He has been working as an English teacher since 2002 with experience in public and private schools, language centers and also as a Coordinator, being responsible for the selection process of new teachers, observing lessons, consolidating a teaching methodology among teachers. Rodolfo holds a specialization degree in Lesson Planning of University of Oregon, Technology in L2 Classes of Iowa State University and he also co-authored the book 'Formação de Professores' (Paco Editorial, 2016).
Rodolfo is specialized in Grammar Teaching from Cambridge University, member of BRAZ-TESOL's Advisory Council (2018-2020) for the state of São Paulo and in 2017 he presented his poster of his PhD research proposal in the University of Bern, Switzerland with the project 'Pragmatics in Wernicke's aphasia speech: understanding how languages (re)develop'.

Professor Ekaterina Matveeva

Ekaterina Matveeva is a linguist, polyglot speaking 9 languages to various degrees, memory athlete and educator. She is Erasmus Mundus Masters alumna, holding MA in Modern Languages of St Andrews University (UK), MA in Sociolinguistics of Santiago de Compostela University (Spain), MA in Socio-cultural anthropology and International education of Bergamo University (Italy), MA in Cultural Analysis and Linguistics of Perpignan University (France). Also, she holds BA in Theory and Methodology of Teaching Foreign Languages and Cultures of Moscow State Linguistic University (Russia). She is a grant holder of Leszek Czarnecki scholarship for a BA programme in Social Science at Financial Academy Vistula (Poland).
Since 2010 Ekaterina has been developing her theory Language Alter Ego (concept of secondary linguistic personality) following the basis of relative linguistics by Sapir & Whorf. She has been teaching various languages since 2008 and founded her school of languages, cultures and soft skills training Amolingua (previously EuropeOnline) in 2015 that got selected among Top 20 Startups of the World in 2015 by Global Entrepreneurial Network and CNBC.
She has been developing her methodology of rapid learning and cultural intelligence (CQ). Her first TEDx talk was given in 2016 under the title "Language Alter Ego".
She is a best-selling author writing about language learning and cultural immersion. She has issued 3 books by now "Полиглот по собственному желанию", "Language Alter Ego", "Buenos Aires de Idiomas Extranjeros".
Since 2018 she has been focusing on training global speakers to express their ideas in foreign languages using public speaking techniques and CQ.
In 2019 Ekaterina has been featured among 30 most influential global young leaders of the year in Africa Europe region by Africa Europe Summit.
She is on a mission to create a better connected multicultural multilingual world.
Professor André Hedlund

André Hedlund is a Chevening Scholar from Brazil, studying MSc in Psychology of Education at the University of Bristol in the UK, and a pedagogical consultant for National Geographic Learning. He has been an EFL teacher for over 15 years and has worked both as an academic coordinator and a CamLa (Cambridge and Michigan Language Assessments) examiner at a Brazilian Binational Center.
He is the president of Partners of the Americas Goiás (POA-GO) and the representative of the BRAZ-TESOL's Mind, Brain, and Education Special Interest Group in the Midwest. With POA-GO, André has designed and coordinated an 80-hour competency-based immersion English training program, being directly in charge of hiring, creating and delivering classes to 300 public high school students who received scholarships from the Goiás Without Borders program to study in the USA.
André has also been offering courses, workshops, and lectures in Brazil and abroad (including InnovateELT in Spain and ELTAM in Montenegro) and discusses education, methodology, and neuroscience/psychology-related topics on his blog. With Educational Development Courses (#edcrocks), André uses social media and online platforms to offer professional development for teachers and education professionals.

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