Who are the Brazilian English teachers?

On average, an English teacher teaches 303 students; within the ethnic/racial and gender perspective, black teachers represent 24.56% of the total, white 32.96% and indigenous, 0.3%

Guide for Continuous Teacher Training: final years of Secondary Education

The Guide for Continuous Teacher Training supports the planning and execution of specific continuous education actions for English language teachers, based on the BNCC and the CEFR. The Guide is divided into two parts: in the first one, we discuss the quality premisses for training initiatives and present references and explanatory texts about the linguistic and pedagogical dimensions of skills needed by English teachers; the second part is practical and includes steps and tasks to support [...]

Proficiency Guide: final years of Secondary Education

The Proficiency Guide defines what is meant by linguistic-discursive proficiency, showing how the idea of proficiency deviates from a single, fixed conception of language use and learning. It presents linguistic-discursive expectations for students and teachers of the English language, bringing a greater understanding of the proficiency levels within reach at the end of elementary school and being able to inform and guide the planning of teacher training initiatives. (in Portuguese)

Curriculum Framework: final years of Secondary Education

The Curriculum Framework is guided by competencies. The document defines the vision of young people soon-to-be graduates and suggests a curriculum organization for the final years of elementary school, which contemplates the BNCC and the CEFR, adding the cognitive dimension to the socio-emotional skills as constituents of the teaching and learning process. The document explains important concepts in the context of basic education and English language teachings, such as integral education, [...]

The English needed to be part of the world

The interdisciplinary approach in English language teaching opens the student to perspectives for a better understanding of the planet and their role in it

A scale to guide English learning

How the English language tests to be applied by Pisa in 2025 can be a tool for improving public policies and practices for teaching the language in Brazil

Current Perspectives on Teaching World Englishes and English as a Lingua Franca

The purpose of this article is to explore recent research into World Englishes (henceforth WEs) and English as a Lingua Franca (ELF),1 focusing on its implications for TESOL, and the extent to which it is being taken into account by English language teachers, linguists, and second language acquisition researchers. After a brief introduction comparing the current situation with that of 15 years ago, I look more closely at definitions of WEs and ELF. Then follows an overview of relevant [...]

Decoloniality at school, from the perspective of school leaders

English language teacher, who worked in teacher training, and library manager, who gave a new role to the library space, share their experiences