Young Learners and Teens SIG

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YLT SIG aims at: encouraging professional development and the exchange of ideas about teaching Young Learners and Teenagers; sharing ideas, activities and reading material to foster discussion; promoting a link among YLT teachers all over Brazil by using online discussions.

SIG Team

Vanessa Gomes Benedetti

Vanessa has been working as an English teacher for 23 years and as a trainer for 4 years.She holds a degree in International Trade Administration and a specialization in English Language Teaching .She is also certified by the University of Cambridge in different courses and exams, such as CPE, CELTA , CELT-P, TKT YL and Train the Trainer and Cambridge Speaking Examiner. She is currently working at haʊs Formação e Colaboração, which is a partnership company focused on collaboration and training of educators from all learning contexts. Her biggest passion is teaching young learners and providing opportunities for equity in education.


Vanessa Gomes BenedettiStudy Group coordinator

Melody Pablos

Melody Pablos has a degree in Teaching and Translation, a specialization in English and in Educational Technologies, and a master's in Communication. She has worked as a teacher for over 20 years, and also has experience working as a translator of academic articles, TV shows and movies. She has worked as a freelance materials designer of teaching EFL materials and content for educational apps and proofreader of EFL books. She has experience teaching all ages, but especially teens. Currently, she's been working as an online professor in a university. She is an original YLT SIG Board member and has been part of it since its creation.


Melody PablosPresident

Fabiana Muliterno

Fabiana is a teacher, an AD helper, and currently part of the YLTSIG in the Braz Tesol. She holds a CELTA, ICELT and Train the Trainer certificates, and has just finished DELTA Module 2. She has been studying Positive Discipline and Nonviolent Communication for the past 2 years, and is a great enthusiast of affective learning and visible learning.


Fabiana MuliternoSocial Media coordinator

Cristina Bordinhão

Cris Bordinhão is passionate about people, culture, and learning, and they have led her to be a teacher for over ten years, four of them for Cultura Inglesa Sorocaba and one of them as a Cultural Teacher for the Cultural Academic Area in Cultura Inglesa SP. She has a degree in translation from UFRGS, and MBA in Marketing and is currently studying storytelling techniques. She holds the CPE, CELTA, Anaheim TESOL and Train the Trainer certificates.


Cristina BordinhãoEvent Coordinator

Samuel Ferreira Gama Júnior

Samuel Gama has been in love with ELT since 2007. As a teacher, he has already had the chance to work at a range of language schools. As a teacher trainer, he has trained more than 1,700 teachers through Centro Britânico Franquias and Cidadão Pró-Mundo. Currently, he is an English Language Teacher at both Colégio Renascença and Colégio CPV in São Paulo as well as a freelance CELT-P, CELT-S Tutor and a Cambridge / Michigan Speaking Examiner and course designer. In his free time, he loves playing the piano, spending time with friends and family and watching musicals.


Samuel Ferreira Gama JúniorSecretary