The English language as a connection to other cultures

According to Louro (1980), the school curriculum establishes some standard knowledge and truth. It not only makes that some cultures are silenced and stereotyped but a common sense also is established. So the goal of the project ‘’English as a connection to other cultures’’ is to expand the possibilities of interpretations and worldviews. Another purpose is bringing the content into students’ lives through real tasks which respect the students’ previous knowledge and reality. Our intention is to show that the content to be worked with is present in the pupils’ world since most of the time children and adolescents do not identify themselves with the school curriculum. Our Project was developed in a sixth and a seventh grade groups at a public school in Porto Alegre.