From September 2 to 27, the Regional English Language Office (RELO) of the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil will parter with EduSim, the National Council of Secretaries of Education (Consed), and Nova Escola to promote the English Olympics 2019. The English Olympics 2019 aims to encourage English language learning in Brazil. The event, which is free of charge, is focused on motivating teachers and students from elementary, middle, and high schools in Brazil to use English in their daily lives. Applications for the Olympics are already open, website: www.olimpiadadeingles.com
The great differential of this competition is that it will bring English content aligned to the Brazilian National Common Curricular Base (BNCC) through learning technology, the ChatClass, which works entirely on WhatsApp. Students will practice writing, listening, and especially speaking through the tool. Teachers will be able to participate instudents’ learning progress in an easy and practical way.
The competition will have a single phase, and students will receive new exercises daily to score points. In addition, there will be group activities that teachers can facilitate in class with their students, and which will score points. Schools, teachers, and students will receive digital certificates for participation and prizes for the most active engagement in the course. English teachers with the highest performing classes will earn prizes from RELO Brazil, including online courses with American universities through the American English E-Teacher Program and the top prize for 25 teachers for a one-week English language and methodology immersion sponsored by RELO Brazil.
About the Regional English Language Office:
The Regional English Language Office strengthens the U.S.–Brazil Strategic Partnership by building capacity through English teaching and learning throughout Brazil. Based in the U.S. Embassy in Brasília, the RELO liaises with the Ministry of Education, state and municipal secretariats of public education, English teacher associations, public and private universities, and other partners in order to offer professional development, educational exchange programs, and materials for English language teachers and students. For more information, visit https://br.usembassy.gov/education-culture/english-teaching-learning/.
About EduSim and ChatClass:
Edusim is a team comprised of experts in education and technology with decades of academic and professional experience in the most renowned institutions. They were monitored by Facebook Hack Station and now are in the phase of AI-powered digital teaching assistants from Google for Startups in Sao Paulo. ChatClass is a digital chat or English robot assistant that works entirely on WhatsApp. It utilizes artificial intelligence to help students and teachers learn and teach English in a personalized, fun and effective way.
For further information on this Press Release, please contact the U.S. Embassy Press Office in Brasília at BrasiliaEMBEUA@state.gov or on (+55 61) 3312 – 7367 / 7350 / 7364.