Critical Perspectives in ELT

Presentations

Basic concepts – Class 01

Native Speakerism – Class 02

AAVE: a study case – Class 03

Texts

“Ecological perspectives on foreign language education” – Claire Kramsch (2007)

“Culture in foreign language teaching” – Claire Kramsch (2012)

Inventing English – Seth Lerer

“African American Vernacular English is not English with Mistakes” – Pullum (1999)

“Of EFL teachers, conscience and cowardice” – Rajagopalan (1999)

“The concept of ‘World English’ and its implications for ELT” – Rajagopalan (2004) “The Place of World Englishes in Composition: Pluralization Continued”- Canagarajah (2006)

“Non-native English-speaking English language teachers: History and research” – Moussu and Llurda (2008)

“Familiarity with School English in African American Children and its Relation to Early Reading Achievement” – Charity, Scarborough and Griffin (2004)

Debate Starters

“What has race/ethnicity got to do with EFL teaching?” – Aparecida de Jesus Ferreira (2007)

“‘Esse vídeo é um tapa na cara’: identidades sexuais e de gênero narradas em um evento de letramento videático” – Juliana Ribeiro Lima e Sabine Mendes Lima Moura (2013) – The text is on page 128.

“Discourse Markers and the teaching of EFL: reflections on the particle ‘like'” – Cláudia Cristina Mendes Giesel (2014).

 

Critical Perspectives in English Language Teaching (Perspectivas Críticas no Ensino de Língua Inglesa) (21h)

Ementa:

Abordagem de aspectos do ensino e aprendizado de inglês visando o desenvolvimento da reflexão e do posicionamento crítico do professor de língua estrangeira. Análise crítica da relação entre língua, ideologia e influências sócio-culturais. Educação enquanto política cultural, a comunicação intercultural e a interculturalidade no ensino de língua inglesa.

 

 

Course Planning 2.2017

NOVEMBER
Meeting Theme(s) Activities
14th

 

Course presentation.

Concepts of culture, intercultural communication and symbolic competence.

“Ecological perspectives on foreign language education” – Claire Kramsch (2007)

“Culture in foreign language teaching” – Claire Kramsch (2013)

21st Language imperialism, nativespeakerism and World English: the teacher’s role. Main Readings

 

“Of EFL teachers, conscience and cowardice” – Rajagopalan (1999)

“The concept of ‘World English’ and its implications for ELT” – Rajagopalan (2004)

 

Suggested Readings

“The Place of World Englishes in Composition: Pluralization Continued”- Canagarajah (2006)

“ENGLISH as a FOREIGN LANGUAGE:

The Modern Day Trojan Horse?” – Qiang. And Wolff (2004)

“Non-native English-speaking English language teachers: History and research” – Moussu and Llurda (2008)

 

28th African American Vernacular English: Brazilian connections Main Readings

“African American Vernacular English is not English with Mistakes” – Pullum (1999)

 

Suggested Readings

Inventing English (Chapter 16 and 18– “Ready for the Funk” and “Listening to Private Ryan”– Lerer (2007)

“Familiarity with School English in African American Children and its Relation to Early Reading Achievement” – Charity, Scarborough and Griffin (2004)

 

 

References

http://www.planalto.gov.br/ccivil_03/leis/2003/L10.639.htm

DECEMBER
Meeting Theme Activities
5th Discussing classroom scenarios: some study cases Debate practice based on the following study cases: 1)“What has race/ethnicity got to do with EFL teaching?” – Aparecida de Jesus Ferreira (2007); 2) “‘Esse vídeo é um tapa na cara’: identidades sexuais e de gênero narradas em um evento de letramento videático” – Juliana Ribeiro Lima e Sabine Mendes Lima Moura (2013); 3) “Discourse Markers and the teaching of EFL: reflections on the particle ‘like'” – Cláudia Cristina Mendes Giesel (2014).
12th Study Case Presentations 15 minute presentation on selected classroom-based study case.
19th Study Case Presentations

Course Wrap-up

15 minute presentation on selected classroom-based study case.

 

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