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.

BNCC Version 3: Six aspects for revision

This publication, produced in accordance with an invitation by the National Education Council (CNE) and aimed at shedding light at future policy making initiatives and the practice of educators in the field of English Language Teaching (ELT), has been prepared by the British Council and offers a critical analysis of Version 3 of the Common […]

Use of technological resources in language teaching is expected to grow in the post-pandemic

Digital tools can enhance learning, but it is necessary to engage students so that they have effective participation. Public policies must act to ensure universal access to the internet and the inclusion of all students.

Learning English in Brazil: Understanding the aims and expectations of the Brazilian emerging middle classes

The more affluent in Brazil have had access to English learning for many years. However, overall English proficiency levels in Brazil are still very low, with only around 5% of Brazilians stating they have some knowledge of English. How can effective English teaching be implemented to reach the emerging middle classes? And what are the […]

Public policies for English teaching: an overview of Brazilian public network experience

Public policies for English teaching: an overview of Brazilian public network experience is the result of a diagnosis carried out by Move Social exclusively for the British Council. The publication is the first comprehensive study of how Brazilian states are creating baselines for compulsory English teaching and learning, investigating aspects such as level of structure and […]

The partnership between the classroom and academia in English language teaching

How can academic research about English teaching get closer to the reality of the classroom, so that they contribute to each other?

How important is large-scale assessment for English teaching?

Brazil still has no assessment of this kind for English language teaching. Understand and get to know the important issues involved.

Humanistic futures of learning: Perspectives from UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN Networks

UNESCO’s Futures of Education initiative is generating global engagement and debate on education, learning and knowledge to inspire the multiple possible futures of humanity and of the planet. Based on the assumption that the complex challenges of today’s world require innovative solutions beyond established sectoral approaches and disciplinary boundaries, the UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN Networks […]

English Language Learning in Latin America

English proficiency is increasingly necessary for business and international communication and, in that regard, linked with prospects for economic competitiveness and growth in the global economy. Interest in learning the language continues to grow throughout Latin America. The region has made considerable efforts to improve English language learning through policies and programs, resulting in more […]