Gender diversity in English teaching

Including topics related to the LGBTQIAP+ world in classes is a way to promote respect for each person's sexual orientation and gender identity

Observatory promotes webinar ‘Race, Gender and English Teaching in Brazil’ on June 10th

The Observatory for English Language Teaching promotes, on June 10th, at 5 pm, the webinar “Race, Gender and the Teaching of English in Brazil: for a more inclusive teacher education”. At the online event, which will be in Portuguese, we will present how issues of race and gender manifest themselves in English language teaching. It […]

Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. In this TED Talk video, novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding. About the speaker: Inspired by Nigerian history and tragedies all but forgotten by recent generations of westerners, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novels and stories are jewels in the crown of [...]

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)

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 […]

Limited learning and impaired oral skills are some of the impacts of the pandemic on English teaching

Lack of internet connection and devices have prevented many students from attending online classes. Public schools have adopted different strategies to reach these students, such as the distribution of printed material and broadcasts via open TV.