- 11:30-12:15 - Day 1
The pandemic has challenged patience, balance, and motivation. The workshop is composed of various activities and simple techniques to help us be more resilient and inspired when we speak to a class or a group. Visual literacy, art therapy and analog collage applied to ELT, for children and adults will be the key to stimulate curiosity.
How do analogue collages and visual literacy work in the ESL classroom?
I am a free professional European English Teacher, a Teacher Trainer, and a linguistic coach. I am also an international collage artist and writer. I got my degree in Humanities, followed by an Internship in the European Parliament Library, TESOL, Busines English Specialization, and many other specific certificates. I am a member of IATEFL and KOTESOL and I hold Workshops online in International Conferences and in schools and libraries of Italy and France. I have been working online since 2013 with students of all ages and nationalities. I studied with Nick Billbourgh, Peter Dyer, I started specific research on children’s play and creative work with analog collage and art journal applied to ELT in 2020. Rethinking and daring with creativity is, in my opinion, one of the crucial points in the evolution of English teaching and one of the focus of my interests and studies I have been teaching online to migrant, refugees, and displaced people in Italy and abroad and I am currently volunteering in The Workshop, Belgrade. Volunteering is a way to feel more complete as a woman, a professional, and a teacher.