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É fato que estamos sempre avaliando nossas ações e as atitudes que estão ao nosso redor em nosso dia a dia. Isso pode acontecer em uma conversa com uma amiga, na fila do supermercado, ao nos depararmos com a fatura do cartão de crédito ao final do mês e mesmo ao longo da leitura de um livro. Refletimos constantemente se estamos indo de acordo com o que planejamos ou não. Decidimos, portanto, se a conversa com a amiga pode ser prolongada caso estejamos nos divertindo, se a fila...

O currículo tradicional de língua inglesa é geralmente organizado a partir de estruturas ou formas linguísticas. Nessa maneira de apresentação do conteúdo, o propósito do ensino de inglês é simplesmente a apreensão de um código, ou seja, o conhecimento sobre a língua. Para tanto, o ensino inicia de formas isoladas para formas compostos e apenas depois para textos e usos, ou seja, parte-se do princípio de que é preciso primeiro aprender as formas de expressão da língua, para somente depois, utilizá-la  (SCHLATTER e GARCEZ, 2012). Em uma proposta interdisciplinar,...

Muito se tem discutido sobre decolonialidade na educação na atualidade, mas o que é isso mesmo? A decolonialidade tem como objetivo romper paradigmas cristalizados nas relações socioculturais, político-econômicas, étnico-raciais e de gênero/sexualidade impostas pelos processos da colonialidade do poder. Por sua vez, o conceito de colonialidade do poder (QUIJANO, 2000) esclarece que as relações de colonialidade nas esferas econômica e política não findaram com a destruição do colonialismo. A colonialidade, de acordo com Maldonado-Torres (2007), se reproduz  em uma tripla dimensão: a do poder, do saber e do ser. Mas...

Interculturality is a very polyphonic word and has been used by many scholars in different ways and with diverse purposes. It is used in the Brazilian Common Core Curriculum (BNCC) which proposes an intercultural dimension and in the very recent proposal for Guidelines for Bilingual Education. The purpose of this text is to conceptualize interculturality based on scholars who defend a critical decolonizing view of interculturality (Walsh, 2010; 2018) and to connect it with our current scenario in Brazil. Walsh (2018) wrote in his book with Mignolo - “On decoloniality:...

Friday, 6p.m., the deafening bell rang. Surely there had been meetings in which “the bell issue” had come to light, but there was never enough time to actually do something about it. The empty halls were taken by running bodies who dragged half-open backpacks and screamed as if they had been held captive for way longer than their eager little bodies could withstand. As they reached door, a trail of paper notes, candy wrappers and assorted colorful things was left behind. She grabbed her bag and closed the...

An increased interest in online teaching has emerged in recent years. Such interest has become even more prominent due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the quarantine, during which teachers worldwide had to take up online teaching overnight. Many of us had been teaching adults – or taken online lessons and courses ourselves – for a while, but teaching a group of teenagers through a screen was unimaginable. Given my considerable experience with online teaching, I was very confident about welcoming my teenage students to a video call. Little did...

O mês de junho trouxe, para nós que trabalhamos com Educação Bi/multilíngue, uma novidade, já outrora anunciada, uma Proposta para Diretrizes Curriculares Nacionais. Como a maioria das propostas dessa natureza, o documento foi aberto para Consulta Pública que tem, pelo menos por princípio, o objetivo de propiciar que educadores, pesquisadores, estudantes, e sociedade em geral conheçam e contribuam com as propostas formuladas pelos órgãos responsáveis. O Grupo de Estudos em Educação Bi/Multilíngue (GEEB), do qual faço parte, se reuniu para discutir as propostas das diretrizes e responder à Consulta...

The use of this current communicative approach is very common in the English lesson field. We always tend to use a task as the topic of the lesson and ask students to perform this task at the end of this lesson. As the name states TBLT, also known as TBI (task-based instruction) focuses on the use of authentic language relying on meaningful tasks as the main item of planning, target language, and instruction in language teaching. For instance, conducting or participating in a job interview, visiting a doctor’s office,...

I’ve always felt that in order to be a good teacher for my students I had to be at the top of my game all the time. This means having to let go of all worries and problems from the outside-of-the-classroom world while teaching, and I managed to make that happen for over a decade. Little did I know that there would come a day that my heart would ache so much that achieving such self-control would be almost impossible...

Coronavirus day 3.648: It feels like that, right? At least, it does for me.  Since this has all begun and we started teaching remotely, I have been re-reading all my academic books, trying to find various other approaches and/or methods for dealing with “emergency remote teaching” in a way that lessons will be meaningful, not only to students but also (and mostly) parents. As you well know by now, we are now teaching a second language to a larger scale. We are reaching families, which means we have to focus...