About Us

The Observatory for Teaching English Language, coordinated by the British Council, is one of the outputs of the UK-Brazil Skills for Prosperity programme.

Editorial board

The Observatory’s content strategy is developed with an Editorial Board and, on specific topics, it also has the involvement of the UK-Brazil Skills for Prosperity Steering Group, both formed by specialists in the fields of English and public policies for education.

Strategic Committee

From the launch of the platform, the Observatory also has a group of partners that form the Strategic Committee, whose role is to collaborate for the development of the platform and its continuity beyond the duration of the UK-Brazil Skills for Prosperity programme. The members are:

The Brazilian Association of Black Researchers (ABPN) is a civil, non-profit, philanthropic, welfare, cultural, scientific and independent association, with teaching, research and academic-scientific extension on topics of interest to black people in Brazil.


Titular – Silvani Valentim

Substitute – Aparecida de Jesus Ferreira


The Association of Applied Linguistics of Brazil (ALAB) was founded in 1990 with the objective of (re)building a dynamic academic-scientific locus, instigating studies and reflections in the field of Applied Linguistics (AL).


Titular – Claudiana Nogueira de Alencar 

Substitute – Glenda Melo

Substitute – Paula Szundy


The National Association for Graduate Studies and Research in Letters and Linguistics (ANPOLL) brings together stricto sensu graduate programs (by CAPES) in Letters and Linguistics based in Brazil. It currently has 140 affiliated Masters and Doctoral programs and 54 thematic Working Groups (WGs), fostering research networks throughout the country.


Titular – Marisa Corrêa Silva

Substitute – Luciana Cabrini Calvo


The Brazilian Association of International Education (FAUBAI), created in 1988, brings together managers and heads of international affairs from more than 200 associated Brazilian public, private and community higher education institutions from all regions of Brazil and works to expand the internationalization process, in the promotion of Brazilian education abroad and in the professional training of its members.


Titular – Cristiana Verônica Mueller

Substitute – Marcio Venício Barbosa


The National Institute of Educational Studies and Research Anísio Teixeira (INEP) was created in 1937 and is a federal agency linked to the Ministry of Education (MEC). Responsible for educational evidence, Inep is a national and international reference in its three areas of activity: educational assessments and exams; statistical research and educational indicators; and knowledge management and educational studies.


Titular – Anarcisa Nascimento

Substitute – Sara Domingos de Araújo



The Paraná Fala Idiomas programme aims to support the process of internationalization of higher education institutions in the state, from undergraduate to graduate courses, with a view to achieving a level compatible with the best national and foreign universities. The initiative is supported by the Superintendence of Science, Technology and Higher Education of Paraná (SETI) and a Management Unit of the Paraná Fund (UGF).


Titular – Eliane Segati Rios

Substitute – Rayane Isadora Lenharo


The Brazilian Association of Rectors of State and Municipal Universities (ABRUEM), created in 1991, acts directly in 22 States of Brazil, through its 47 associated associations. Abruem seeks to permanently deepen the discussion of priority themes for an agenda of Higher Education, always aiming for harmony between Teaching, Research, Extension, Innovation and Internationalization.


Titular – Eliane Segati Rios

The existence of this platform is only possible because countless people have been promoting dialogues, research, training of teachers and managers, innovation in teaching practises, content, and technologies. Our role is to aggregate the most relevant references for teaching English, in a continuous effort so that students have better learning of the English language, more inclusive and more diverse.

Want to indicate content for the site or tell your experience? Write to contato@britishcouncil.org

Use licence

All content on this site, except where identified, is available under the Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).


The Observatory’s platform is developed in compliance with the WAI-W3C web accessibility standard.