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Vanessa Reis Esteves

ELT Consultant

Vanessa Reis Esteves has been teaching EFL in Portugal for the past 23 years and is currently teaching at Escola Superior de Educação. She holds a Master’s degree in Anglo American studies and is involved in teacher training in Europe, Asia and North Africa. She presently writes course material for EFL students and has written ETpedia: Young Learners with practical ideas on teaching YLs for Pavilion Publishing in the UK. Her areas of interest are teaching YLs, (Pre)Teens as well as Critical Thinking and 21st Century skills.

Posts by Vanessa Reis Esteves

Ladybird Readers Webinar: Teaching English at home
Watch a recording of the Ladybird Readers Webinar. The webinar is filled with useful tips and ideas to help you enjoy using Ladybird Readers at home.
Wed Jun 12 Vanessa Reis Esteves
ELT Consultant
The importance of Fairy Tales in the EFL Classroom
Suggestions of possible questions/discussion topics and post reading activities that can be used to develop children’s emotional intelligence, creativity and critical thinking skills for some of the most popular fairy tales that we all know and love.
Wed Jun 12 Vanessa Reis Esteves
ELT Consultant
Learning English through play
In this blog post, we will be looking at various directed play opportunities and games that can be used to open students learning gates to reading in English and acquiring language in a natural stress-free manner.
Wed Jun 12 Vanessa Reis Esteves
ELT Consultant
Making time for reading
Studies have proven that students who read at least 15 minutes a day see great improvements in their overall academic progress. Yet the same studies also clearly indicate that more than half of our students fail to read the magic 15 minutes per day.
Wed Jun 12 Vanessa Reis Esteves
ELT Consultant