Why a workshop on language teacher wellbeing? When teachers are in a positive state, it is likely that they will be more creative, innovative, and mindful of their students’ needs. Moreover, research has confirmed that teacher wellbeing is closely associated with students’ achievements. Being a teacher can be a highly emotional and often stressful experience; additionally, there can be specific stressors involved in teaching a second language. In this workshop language educators are invited to learn how to enhance their wellbeing in order to thrive in their teaching profession.

After this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • recognize the importance of language teacher wellbeing ;
  • identify factors that influence language teacher wellbeing;
  • use a variety of  exercises designed to enhance wellbeing; and
  • plan a course of action to increase their wellbeing.

María Matilde Olivero holds a Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition from the University of South Florida. She is a second language teacher educator and researcher at Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto, Argentina. Her main research interests include affective factors, language teacher wellbeing, positive psychology, and peacebuilding approaches in language education.
Tammy Gregersen is a Professor of TESOL at the American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Tammy has published extensively on individual differences, teacher education, nonverbal communication in language classrooms, positive psychology, and language teacher wellbeing.

Target Audience: This workshop is designed for language educators at K-12 through postsecondary levels. The workshop is also a great fit for language teacher educators.

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Section Title
Wellbeing for Language Teachers: A Workshop on Learning to Thrive in the Profession
Online, instructor led
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Feb 11, 2023
Online (US Central Time)
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Online (US Central Time)
Delivery Options
Instructor Led Online  
Course Fee(s)
Registration non-credit $30.00
Section Details

Saturday, February 11, 2023
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (Central Time)

Workshop information: https://carla.umn.edu/presentations/index.html#workshops

Refund Policy: The CARLA workshop registration fee is non-refundable. The University of Minnesota reserves the right to cancel the workshop if necessary and will grant a full refund if the workshop is not held.

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