Do you agree or disagree?1. It’s difficult to learn English at school because all we learn is grammar.2. It’s impossible to learn English at a public school if the teacher only speaks English.3. We can definitely learn English at school.
Do you agree or disagree?4. We can only learn English if we live in an English speaking country.5. It’s possible to learn English only by studying grammar.6. It’s important to learn English only to travel abroad.
In 1996, according to PCN (Parâmetros Curriculares Nacionais) teaching a foreign language became mandatory in Elementary School. At school, you have to study English since your fifth grade.
The number of Brazilians studying abroad 215,000 people went to study abroad last year. This year, probably 280,000 people will study abroad. Main destinations: Canada, US and UK. It’s becoming easier to study in these countries.
Examinations in which people are expected to know English IRS Tax Auditor (Auditor Fiscal - Receita Federal) Translator and interpreter - UFPR/UNILA Public Examinations such as Banco do Brasil, Caixa Econômica Federal, PM. TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge examinations (required at English-speaking Universities)
Jobs You’re going to need English when working as a(n) ... Teacher at regular schools, universities and private language schools; Employee at multinationals, tourism agencies, airports; Civil Servant in the public sector; Post graduate student (MA, Doctorate, PhD) Executive, bilingual secretary, translator
Learning English Now, look at the image, analyse it and write about your own ideas: In my opinion, two words that I find important when I consider learning another language are:_____ and _____ because...............................................