The Practice of Language Advising at the School of Modern Foreign Languages (Falem) at the Federal University of Para (UFPA)


This presentation aims at defining language advising, as well as informing how the practice is done, and who is involved in the process. Studies have shown the importance of language advisers in teaching and learning a foreign language (GARDNER; MILLER, 1999; MOZZON-McPHERSON, 2007; RILEY, 1997; VIEIRA, 2007). One of the goals of language advising is to help students in their learning process by supporting them in finding effective ways to learn the language. Advisers help students to reach their objectives related to the learning process. They offer students alternative and varied resources and strategies for learning and provide ways for them to monitor their own progress (MOZZON-McPHERSON, 2007). A group of researchers at FALEM, UFPA, have been developing and investigating language advising practices since 2011. This way, students of foreign languages that have difficulties have had a chance of receiving support. They have improved their "learning how to learn" the language they study, especially by exercising their autonomy and protecting their motivation.

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Sadie Saady Morhy, Universidade Federal do Para, Brasil

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Conference: IICLLDubai2016
Stream: Learner and teacher autonomy

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