BTRN One-day Seminar:

New Challenges and New Perspectives on ELT: The Road Less Travelled

Natal/RN – 20 May, 2017 – FACEX Unidade I


Session 4: 16.20 p.m. - 17.10 p.m. - Room 2

The benefits of storytelling in English teaching for young learners

Fernanda Câmara


Abstract: Storytelling is the oldest form of teaching, and it is found in most cultures around the world as a way of transmitting cultural beliefs, experiences and traditions throughout generations. Instinctively, children love listening to stories, which is a magical moment and their imagination run freely. Storytelling creates a bond between teachers and students; this emotional connection creates a pleasurable environment and also enhances the learning processes. This session aims to discuss the many benefits of using stories in the classroom and ways to do so.


Speaker’s bio: Fernanda Câmara is graduated in English/Portuguese and Literature Teaching from Universidade Potiguar – UNP. She is currently a student in a postgraduate programme (especialização em ensino e aprendizagem de inglês como língua estrangeira) at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN). She has been a teacher since 2013, and currently works at Colégio Nossa Senhora das Neves.