My experience: Teaching English to students with intellectual and hearing disabilities in public schools

Genivan Belo Jesus, English teacher of Secondary Education I and Upper Secondary Education in the public state network of Cachoeiro de Itapemirim (ES)

The world needs all kinds of minds

Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, talks at this TED conference about how her mind works — sharing her ability to “think in pictures”, which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss. She makes the case that the world needs people on the autism spectrum: visual thinkers, pattern thinkers, verbal thinkers, […]

Social communication skills in the classroom

Victoria Honeybourne, a Senior Advisory Teacher for Speech, Language and Communication Needs, explores the social communication difficulties of autistic students in the mainstream classroom and offers some strategies to support them. She points out that the strategies presented are particularly useful for autistic students but will also help many other children with various speech, language […]

Rio Global Child Programme

Interview with Gláucia Morais, an English teacher from the municipal network of Rio de Janeiro who works in bilingual schools of the Rio Global Child Programme since the first experimental units were implemented in 2013. She tells her experiences along this path, as the project became a public policy and what are the impacts on the lives of the students served, who live in conflicted areas of the capital of Rio.

My experience: Working with heterogeneous classes through active methodologies

Guilherme Augusto dos Santos Póvoa, English language teacher of the technical course at the Federal Institute of Espírito Santo (Ifes), in Cachoeiro de Itapemirim.

My experience: Teaching English through games

Fernanda Caesar Machado Borges, English teacher at the Youth and Adult Education Centre (Ceja) and the Technological and Vocational Education Centre (Cetep) in Itaperuna (RJ). She is also a director of Achieve Languages, in the same city.

My experience: Project-based learning in English classes

Ezequiel Gonçalves de Paula, elementary school II teacher in the municipal network of Varre-Sai (RJ), and elementary school II and high school in the state network of Minas Gerais, in the city of Eugenópolis

“Why Can I Learn English?”: a report of how school kids can appropriate from an additional language

Learning a second language is a daring yet very fulfilling task. However, it is a fact that children at that age are used to receiving inputs from games, TV shows, internet, etc; making it easier to work with both oral and listening skills in class. As pointed out by Bakhtin (1992) “all the diverse areas […]