The Vocabulary for English Teachers (VET) course aims at giving participants the necessary theoretical background to understand key aspects of English vocabulary, while also giving teachers practical ideas to teach vocabulary effectively, both face-to-face and online.

The PET is a 12-hour course, and its first edition (January/February 2021) will be offered as follows:

  • 100% online via Zoom
  • January 15 to February 12 (Fridays), from 3.30 to 6.00 p.m*

*Sessions are recorded and the recordings are available to participants for 7 days (requires a Gmail account)

Course program:

Day 1

  • How to study vocabulary
  • Word classes
  • Types of meaning

Day 2

  • Collocations 1
  • Phrasal verbs 1

Day 3

  • Idioms 1
  • Word formation

Day 4

  • Collocations 2
  • Phrasal verbs 2
  • Idioms 2

Day 5

  • Teaching vocabulary
  • Practicing vocabulary
  • Course review

Course materials*:

All worksheets used in the course will be made available for participants via the course’s Google classroom. However, having at least one of the titles below is recommended:

  • Inglês para Professor, by Higor Cavalcante
  • How Vocabulary is Learned, by Paul Nation and Stuart Webb
  • Vocabulary Activities, by Penny Ur
  • English Vocabulary in Use, by Felicity O’Dell and Michael McCarthy
  • English Idioms in Use, by Felicity O’Dell and Michael McCarthy
  • English Phrasal Verbs in Use, by Felicity O’Dell and Michael McCarthy


R$ 700,00, payable by:

  • bank transfers in two payments (first upon registration; second on February 5, 2021)
  • credit card (in multiple instalments via PagSeguro – fees apply)

*Higor’s current or former CAE, CPE, or CELTA students have a 10% discount; if you have done Pronunciation for Teachers or Grammar for Teachers (PET or GET), you have a 15% discount.


Register for the course here.