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, […]

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.

Bringing multicultural perspectives on English into the classroom

What are the images we usually relate to English? Which countries and cultures are usually represented in English learning materials? Do they speak for the variety of official English speaking countries and their cultures around the world? This report describes the attempt to include multiple perspectives of English speaking cultures in the classroom. The classes […]

The whispering game: an introduction to english phonetics

The present report is based on the workshop The Whispering Game, offered during the CAP Languages Week 2019, and applied with the groups LE90 (9th grade) and LE80 (8th grade) of Colégio de Aplicação of Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul.  The Languages Week is an event held by the teachers of languages classes at CAP and […]