Teacher of Portuguese
Eloi completed his MA in Modern Foreign Language Education at King's College London – with a thesis on the effects of immediate and delayed feedback on speaking – after obtaining a Diploma in Translation from the Institute of Linguists and a Certificate of Language Teaching from Goldsmiths University. He then developed a deeper interest in digital learning and its application to language learning. This led him to complete post-graduate studies in Information Technology and to embark on a professional diploma in Digital Design.
Eloi’s practice has involved teaching levels from beginners to advanced and collaborating in teacher training courses. Since 2010 he has taught Portuguese for a range of institutions. A few of them are Barclays, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, London Business School and Birkbeck University. At King’s College, he teaches assessed modules and non-assessed courses as well as collaborates in projects as an academic lead for Language Centre digital learning.
Areas of interest:
Eloi is fascinated by the human ability to communicate via languages and how sounds work to make it possible. He has two main areas of interest:
- The Linguistics field of Second Language Acquisition (SLA), with a special interest in the variables that accelerate learning in a structured language course.
- Digital learning and language teaching. He is primarily interested in integrating evidence-based practices from both fields.
Foundations of Portuguese for Global Communication - Online Course. FutureLearn. https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/foundations-of-portuguese-for-global-communication
Spence, P. and Brandão, R. (2021). ‘Debate 5 - Digital Mediations’. #MFLTwitterati and MFL digital engagement: Eloi Dotto interviews Joe Dale. In: A. de Medeiros and D. Kelly, eds., Language Debates: Theory and Reality in Language Learning, Teaching and Research. Great Britain: John Murray Learning