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Culture and language teaching: perspectives for in-service teacher education in the project Teletandem Brasil

Grant number: 09/15071-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2010
Effective date (End): November 30, 2012
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Linguistics - Applied Linguistics
Principal Investigator:Maria Helena Vieira Abrahão
Grantee:Ana Cristina Biondo Salomão
Host Institution: Instituto de Biociências, Letras e Ciências Exatas (IBILCE). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de São José do Rio Preto. São José do Rio Preto , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:06/03204-2 - Teletandem Brazil: foreign languages for all, AP.TEM


The possibility of intercultural communication in our world today, increased by the use of new technologies, brings a significant impact to the way we understand the relationship among language, culture and society. For the area of Applied Linguistics, in this scenario, an important task arises: that of significantly investigating the impact of the current "cultural globalization" on language teaching and teacher education. Thus, we propose a research project which aims at investigating the conception of culture of in-service teachers and their beliefs about the language-culture they teach, as well as the contributions of an in-service teacher education course which comprehends these aspects both in theory and practice. This project is part of the Thematic Project "Teletandem Brazil: foreign languages for all", supported by FAPESP, and it aims at examining the contributions of a hybrid course (virtual/presential) offered by the project Teletandem for in-service Brazilian teachers of Spanish language from public schools, in which cultural aspects were addressed theoretically and practically through synchronous virtual interactions with Uruguayan and Argentinean teachers of Portuguese as a foreign language, presential classes, and activities, forums and chats, in the virtual environment of the course hosted at Teleduc, with Brazilian professors and educators from a public university in the state of São Paulo. We expect to contribute to the Project Teletandem Brazil through the examination of how this teaching and learning modality may assist in-service teacher education, by means of the discussion of the role of the cultural component in current linguistic education. (AU)

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SALOMÃO, Ana Cristina Biondo. A cultura e o ensino de língua estrangeira: perspectivas para a formação continuada no projeto Teletandem Brasil. 2012. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Instituto de Biociências Letras e Ciências Exatas. São José do Rio Preto São José do Rio Preto.

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