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Exploring Brazilian teachers’ attitudes to an ELF-oriented pedagogy Seminar

Centre for Global Englishes
6 December 2017
Lecture Theatre C Building 65 Avenue Campus SO17 1BF

For more information regarding this seminar, please email Prof Jennifer Jenkins at .

Event details

Part of the annual seminar series for the Centre for Global Englishes (CGE).

Research into language teachers' attitudes towards ELF generally, and an ELF-oriented pedagogy specifically, has been solidly advancing since Jenkins' (2007) seminal publication in this area. However, relatively little research has focused on teachers at different stages of their professional development (in-service or pre-service), in relation to their previous educational experiences and to the context of their teaching. This study is an investigation with in-service and pre-service teachers in Brazil, which attempts to tackle such aspects. The work was conducted in 2015 with teachers from Salvador, Brazil. Findings suggest that regardless of the differences in experience, the background knowledge and educational upbringing of both groups are key for their understanding and development of ELF-oriented teaching in their own context and classes. 


All welcome!

Speaker information

Dr Alessia Cogo, Goldsmiths, University of London. Alessia is a lecturer in applied linguistics/sociolinguistics at Goldsmiths and convenes the MA in Multilingualism, Linguistics and Education. Her research investigates the diversity of English, especially transcultural and transnational phenomena like English as a Lingua Franca and translanguaging. She focuses on the tensions between the use of different linguistic resources and the impact of attitudes, identities and ideologies on linguistic practices. She is currently working on super-diversity and internationalization in migration and business contexts, as well as pedagogical applications and implications.

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