12-14.oct Foz do Iguaçu, PR

About Conference

12th ABCI Conference is 360º Thinking in ELT

About event

Welcome to Foz do Iguaçu, location of one of the greatest natural wonders on the planet – Iguaçu Falls. The falls cannot fail to inspire any that see them. The city is also at the triple frontier of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, countries of differing cultures and traditions, yet with strong ties.

It’s appropriate, therefore, that the theme of the 12th ABCI Conference is 360º Thinking in ELT. Just as when you stand at the obelisk giving views of all three countries at the same time, today we need to see the world of English language teaching as a 360º space. Here we need to take into account the factors both inside and outside the classroom. No longer can we be content with delivering the best English lessons in Brazil. We must see beyond the border of the classroom into the broader contexts of our students’ lives. We must travel across the barriers of the institution in creating products and conditions which match the realities of modern life. We must create free passage between the closed silos of our schools and create a holistic whole in which everyone knows their role, and is prepared to go that extra mile to make the student experience a positive, illuminating one.

We are sure that inspiration awaits, and that your vision will be enhanced at the 12th ABCI Conference!

Call for Papers

We all have valuable experience and insights to share, so please consider sharing them with the ABCI family! We are inviting all ABCI teachers, coordinators and managers to submit a presentation proposal for the 12th ABCI Conference, in Foz do Iguaçu from 12-14th October, 2018

There are two presentation types:

  • • Talk: 50 mins, designed to share practice and insight and/or results of research.
  • • Workshops: 90 mins, designed to involve the audience in a practical learning experience.

There are limited number of workshops in the programme, so please specify if you would be willing to present a Talk if a workshop slot is not available Preference will be given to proposals that:

  • • Are relevant to the theme of conference
  • • Demonstrate an understanding of best practices in ELT
  • • Will contribute positively to the growth of participants

Proposal submission dates: 20/04/2018 until 14/05/2018

We will let you know whether your proposal has been accepted by 28/05/2018.

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plenary speakers








Meet our professonals

Jimena Lizalde

Jimena Lizalde


Personal Best Teaching
José Carlos Aissa

José Carlos Aissa


360º Thinking demands a 180º Turn: “change is slow, until… IT ISN’T!”
Luiz Otávio Barros

Luiz Otávio Barros


Demand High Teaching for Optimal Learning
Natália Guerreiro

Natália Guerreiro


What’s holding us back in our own professional development?
Paul Dummett

Paul Dummett


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Vast number of different speeches and activities

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Until 05/10
R$ 450
  • Lunch
  • Coffee Break
  • Welcome Reception
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Official Hotel

Rafain Palace Hotel e Convention Center (rafainpalace.com.br)

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  • Rafain Palace Hotel
  • Av. Olímpio Rafagnin, 2357 - Foz do Iguaçu/PR
  • 55 (45) 3520-9494
  • 55 (45) 8842-6370