"People do not care how much you know, 
until they know how much you care."

Theodore Roosevelt

July Intensive Certificate on 
Affective Language Learning with Young Learners

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 join us in the Affective Language Learning Re-love-ution!

The Affective Language Learning Certificate was created to empower educators with postures and practices that foster caring, supporting, and energizing language learning environments. The course is the result of over 20 years living, studying, discussing, and sharing how positive emotions boost students' self-esteem, confidence, and motivation to learn a foreign language.

The Certificate is a three-day course composed of the six following workshops:  

Affective Language Learning: how can language teachers promote learning through the integration of emotion, cognition, and language? Which pedagogical practices bring harmony and productivity to the language class? 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 it. 

Relaxing, Warm ups, and Wrap ups: here we will learn over a 100 hundred short activities that relax, concentrate, and energize young learners in different moments of the class. Check a post about it. Check a post about it. 

Affective Resources for Language Learning: here we will explore, practice, and create how cards, rods, pictures, games, and jazz chants can be used affectively with young learners. Check a post about it. 

Proactive Discipline Management: discipline management can be seen as a chess game instead of a tug of war when issues are seen through a different paradigm. In this session we will explore how ecological factors, antecedents strategies, and behavioral approaches can prevent a great number of indiscipline problems from happening. Check a post about it. 

Storytelling and Affective Language Learning: here we will experience, discuss, and practice how  stories can be lived affectively and effectively to promote language learning with young learners. Check a post about it.   

Puppeteering and Affective Language Learning: puppets allow students to use, create, 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 build your own puppets, practice manipulative techniques, and explore a great number of ways in which puppets can be invited to class. Check a post about it. 

Extended Certificate - 4 new workshops!!!

Play and Language Learning: What are the ingredients of a nurturing play environment? What are the different types of play? How can play be productive in terms of language learning? 

These are some of the questions that are going to be answered during this workshop. We will play and talk about the experience. 

Learn more about this workshop by visiting this post. 

Language Acquisition Stages: during this workshop we will explore and discuss how children learn a second language affectively. We will focus on the different moments in language acquisition and how teachers can create rich linguistic environment  in which students can flourish.  

Visit this post to learn more about the stages. 

Communication Resources: the way in which teachers interact with their students makes a big difference in how they feel towards the language. In this workshop we will explore, discuss,  and practice language techniques to present language and to invite students to produce in meaningful and motivating ways. You will find this specific workshops only here. It will surprise you!

Choosing Material: most teachers say wow!!! when they enter the material room at school. That's because we have been selecting, collecting, and creating interesting pieces of material for the last 25 years. 

We will explore all the different types of material, where to get them, how to make them, and more than that, how to frame the way in which you see ordinary things that can be brought to your classes. 


Three-day Certificate

Monday, July 1st 
9:00 to 12:00 - Affective Language Learning 
14:00 to 17:00 - Relaxing, Warm ups and wrap us

Tuesday, July 2nd
9:00 to 12:00 - Resources for Affective Language Learning
14:00 to 17:00 - Storytelling and Affective Language Learning

Wednesday, July 3rd
9:00 to 12:00 - Positive Discipline Management
14:00 to 17:00 - Puppeteering and Affective Language Learning

Extended Program

Thursday, July 4th
9:00 to 12:00 - Play and Language Learning 
14:00 to 17:00 - Language Acquisition Stages and Affective Learning

Friday, July 5th
9:00 to 12:00 - Communication Resources
14:00 to 17:00 - Choosing Material 


Early Bird (until June 23rd) 
Three-day certificate: 1000
Extended certificate: 750
Full certificate:  1600 

Regular price 
Three-day certificate: 1050
Extended certificate: 800
Full certificate:  1750

Scholarships spots for this course have already been filled. 

Please enrol through Eventbrite by accessing this page: 

Affective Language Learning July Intensive with Juan Uribe 

All participants will receive certificates. 

Meet your Affective Language Learning Educator! 

Juan Uribe is a teacher trainer, storyteller, and puppeteer, who has been involved with affective language learning since 1994. He founded Juan Uribe Inglês Afetivo in São Paulo, Brazil, where children learn English affectively through stories, games, projects, and lots of play.

Juan has a Bachelors degree in Pedagogy from the Catholic University in São Paulo, a Masters in Education in Human Development and Applied Psychology from OISE at the University of Toronto, and an MBA from Insper São Paulo. He has recently completed the Right Livelihood Program at Schumacher College. 

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

Read testimonials about courses that I have given. 

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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