This research aims to contribute to the teaching-learning Portuguese for foreign students, through the intercultural approach, taking into account tasks based on Brazilian popular music. It emphasizes that the demand for English language teaching and learning as a foreign language has increased every year, mainly due to Brazil's economic success on the world stage. Thus, it is necessary to promote and discuss approaches, methods and methodologies for teaching Portuguese as a foreign language. Thus, this project, based on action research, intends to verify the main difficulties of French-speaking learners of Portuguese, through error analysis theory. These difficulties will be raised by: talks analyzes in pairs between the researcher and apprentices of Portuguese as a foreign language, in tandem mode, and through observations, notes and field diaries of Portuguese as a foreign language lessons to Francophones. Then after surveying and bases in the analysis of the difficulties encountered in Portuguese as a foreign language learning process observed didactic intervention tasks will be developed based on intercultural communicative approach, using popular Brazilian music as teaching proposal to Francophones learners of Portuguese as a foreign language, which will be verified its relevance. This approach understands the teaching and learning of languages by the intersection between cultures, we understand the language and the social as inseparable. In addition, it infers that the music motivates learning, making the teaching-learning process less mechanistic and more pleasurable. In this way, it aims that the difficulties encountered in learning Portuguese as a foreign language to Francophones are softened and it appeases a learning strategy using music, thus promoting the teaching and learning of Portuguese as a foreign language in the current social and educational context.
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