Date: Saturday 18th February

Title: Becoming an ELT Social Media Influencer

Panelists: Tamires Gama de Oliveira, Fernando Gatica and Gisela Zoccola

It is estimated that more than 40% of the world’s population now use social media, and many of these users look to social media influencers for information and advice. English Language Teaching and Learning has now its own social media influencers who have large audiences of learners and teachers watching them on a regular basis.

In this closing plenary panel discussion, a selection of ELT social media influencers from the region will discuss how they built their following, what social media (Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, TikTok, etc) channels and tools they recommend using and why, and will give tips to teachers who are interested in making greater use of social media with their learners and/or other teachers. They will also share tricks to avoid feeling camera shy and how to cope with planning social media content.