The Role of SESC RJ Regarding the Change of Perspective of English Language Teaching


The English language is a mandatory subject at Compulsory Education all around Brazil. Still, not only didactic material and additional resources, but also teaching methodologies face need for updating and improvement due to its lack of correlation among its content, students’ interest and the environment they belong to. The lack of contextualization between the lessons and students reality, the excessive exposure to grammatical rules and methodologies that focus on repetitions do not prepare the students neither to their professional life nor to their social relationships, circumstances that lead them to demotivation. Therefore, SESC RJ (Social Service of Commerce of Rio de Janeiro) pedagogic team perceived the need for developing educational materials that could connect teaching practices, keep the students on the center of the learning process, motivate the spontaneous use of the foreign language while valuing aspects of our own culture as well as the foreign ones. In order to make the changes mentioned above possible, we were inspired by works and knowledge from authors like Paulo Freire, Acácia Kuenzer and Claire Kramsch. At the end of this study, we will point out how foreign language learning and culture appropriation are intertwined.

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Amanda Gabriele Domingos de Souza, The Social Service of Commerce, Brazil
Priscila Azeredo de Andrade, The Social Service of Commerce, Brazil

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Conference: ECLL2022
Stream: Culture and Language

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Souza A., & Andrade P. (2022) The Role of SESC RJ Regarding the Change of Perspective of English Language Teaching ISSN: 2188-112X The European Conference on Language Learning 2022: Official Conference Proceedings
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