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Upcoming TESOL Academies

TESOL Academies provide intensive, hands-on professional development in a workshop format for a wide variety of TESOL practitioners. Academies usually start at noon on Friday and run through Saturday afternoon. They are often held on a university campus, a perfect setting for peer-to-peer learning on a topic highly relevant to your needs.

For each Academy, TESOL collaborates with the local affiliate to develop workshops on key issues and areas of practice relevant to the local context.

Each workshop is limited to the first 35 participants and is filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration fees include materials, refreshments, certificates of attendance, and the opportunity to earn continuing education credit.

If you have any questions about TESOL Academies, please contact TESOL Professional Learning.

English for Specific Purposes: A TESOL International Academy in São Paulo, Brazil

  • Date: 27 September 2013
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
IMPORTANT UPDATE: This event is now sold out.  We are sorry, but we are not able to accommodate any more online or in-person registrations.

If you have already officially registered with TESOL International Association for this event, click here to view transportation options for getting to the host university.  (We are not able to take any on-site registrations.)

With the growth of English language education worldwide—particularly in rapidly growing economies like Brazil’s—English for specific purposes (ESP) plays an increasingly important role as a key specialty area of the TESOL field. This Academy combines lively plenary sessions and knowledge-sharing opportunities with hands-on workshop training.

This academy is organized by TESOL International Association, in partnership with BRAZ-TESOL and APLIESP (São Paulo State Association of Teachers of English).

TESOL gratefully acknowledges the support of its Strategic Partner, National Geographic Learning.


 27–28 September 2013


Universidade Metodista de São Paulo
São Paulo, Brazil

Program Overview

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ESP provides a principled process and approach for assessing, developing, and delivering effective English language training programs to meet the needs of individuals and organizations in specific contexts. Examples of ESP include workplace-based English classes, jobs training programs in schools, and facilitating language proficiency in fields ranging from hospitality and health care to engineering and business.
Participants will
  • Learn about the latest trends, case studies, and developments in the ESP field
  • Learn in-depth about ESP program development, curriculum, materials design, and delivery
  • Gain insight into effective practices in needs assessment, identifying performance goals, and measuring outcomes
  • Earn certificates from TESOL International Association, BRAZ-TESOL, and APLIESP for completing this Academy 

Who Should Attend?

  • ELT teachers and administrators in the Americas, with a special focus on Brazil, interested in learning how to do ESP
  • ESP teachers and trainers in the Americas, with a special focus on Brazil, seeking to enhance their ESP knowledge and skills, including as trainers


IMPORTANT UPDATE: This event is now sold out.  Registration is closed.  We are not able to accommodate any more online or in-person registrations.

Registration Fees

  • Through 18 September 2013: US$110 (220 Brazilian Real)
  • After 18 September 2013: US$135 (275 Brazilian Real)
Registration fees include all materials. In addition, all eligible participants will receive a one-year TESOL Global Membership.

Hotel Information

Attendees are responsible for making their own arrangements for local accommodations.

List of Area Hotels

Pampas Palace
Single: R$110.00 / Double: R$150.00 / Triple R$195.00 / Quad: R$250.00
All rooms subject to additional 3% tax 
Breakfast and parking included

Liau Hotel Park Suites
Single: R$123.00 / Double: R$154.00 / Triple R$156.00
All rooms subject to additional 3% tax 
Breakfast and parking included

Park Plaza & Conference Center
Single Standard: R$151.00 / Single Premium: R$179.00 / Double Standard: R$190.00 / Double Premium: R$214.00/ Triple Standard: R$228.00 / Triple Premium: R$258.00
All rooms subject to additional 3% tax 
Breakfast and parking included

Mercure Hotel Santo André 
Phone: (11) 4979-7900 / Fax: (11) 4979-7914
Single: R$200.00 (+ R$15.00 for breakfast) / Double: R$215.00 (+ R$15.00 for breakfast)
All rooms subject to additional 5% tax
Breakfast included weekends only
Parking: R$9.00/day
Internet: R$16.00/day

Ibis Santo André
Phone: (11) 4979 - 7800 / Fax: (11) 4979 - 7801
All rooms have one double bed
Weekdays: R$115.00 / Weekends: R$105.00
Breakfast: R$11.00

Contact Information

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