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 […]

Premier Skills English: players interviews activity

Classroom activity using interviews with football players from different backgrounds about learning and using English. Premier Skills is the British Council's international partnership with the Premier League operating in 19 countries across Asia, Africa and the Americas from Afghanistan to Zambia. Premier Skills English helps teachers and learners of English with free, compelling learning materials, drawing on football-based content from the most exciting football league in the world.

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 [...]

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Content, purpose, origin, reception and impact

Since its circulation in two draft versions in 1996, and especially since its commercial publication in English and French in 2001, the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) has come to dominate discussion of L2 curricula, the assessment of L2 proficiency, and L2 teaching and learning in Europe. Although it is widely referred to, the CEFR remains relatively little known beyond the summaries of its six proficiency levels presented in the so-called ‘global scale’ and [...]

My experience: The challenge of involving teachers in the decolonial approach

Ruan Nunes, English language teacher, who worked with monitoring interns and teacher training in language schools and the municipal network of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)

My experience: Library as a space for debate and exchange of information

Ivanilma de Oliveira Gama, substitute head at the library of the Federal Centre for Technological Education Celso Suckow da Fonseca (Cefet-RJ), in Rio de Janeiro, Itaguaí campus

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