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Moura e Jalil - An overview of-bilingualism-and-bilingual-education-in-Brazil
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Moura e Jalil - An overview of-bilingualism-and-bilingual-education-in-Brazil
Moura e Jalil - An overview of-bilingualism-and-bilingual-education-in-Brazil
Moura e Jalil - An overview of-bilingualism-and-bilingual-education-in-Brazil
Moura e Jalil - An overview of-bilingualism-and-bilingual-education-in-Brazil
Moura e Jalil - An overview of-bilingualism-and-bilingual-education-in-Brazil
Moura e Jalil - An overview of-bilingualism-and-bilingual-education-in-Brazil
Moura e Jalil - An overview of-bilingualism-and-bilingual-education-in-Brazil
Moura e Jalil - An overview of-bilingualism-and-bilingual-education-in-Brazil
Moura e Jalil - An overview of-bilingualism-and-bilingual-education-in-Brazil
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Moura e Jalil - An overview of-bilingualism-and-bilingual-education-in-Brazil

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An overview of bilingualism and bilingual education in Brazil, paper presented by Samira Jalil and Selma Moura in the 9th Southern Cone Tesol, Brazil, 2011

An overview of bilingualism and bilingual education in Brazil, paper presented by Samira Jalil and Selma Moura in the 9th Southern Cone Tesol, Brazil, 2011

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  • 1. Samira A. Jalil Unila, Unicamp/CAPES Selma deAssis Moura Unicamp/CNPq An overview of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education in Brazil (versão para envio por e-mail)
  • 2. An overview of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education in Brazil In the contemporary world, we have come to realize that languages and cultures happen to mingle started to bring together different languages and visions of the world. In this scenario, bilingualism is the norm, since many people are able to understand, speak read or write in more than one language.As a result, one of the effects of this paradigm shift is the growth of bilingual education and language teaching in Brazil. While bilingual education in the way we acknowledge it today - is a recent phenomenon take place . Indigenous peoples, bilingual border , special education for the deaf are just some of the settings that have been implementing bilingual education in Portuguese and an additional language. Considering this wide range of language education settings, how can we define what bilingual education is in Brazil? How is it organized?What kind of teachers and students happen to be in bilingual schools? How is the curriculum organized? How are students assessed?What are the policies for bilingual education in Brazil?These are some of the questions addressed in this talk, which aims to picture the state-of-art in bilingual education in Brazil, for teachers, students and interested people in general. samirajalil@hotmail.com / selma.a.moura@gmail.com
  • 3. Bilingual education theoretical framework MONOGLOSSIC IDEOLOGIES SUBTRACTIVE ADDITIVE LINGUISTIC GOAL MONOLINGUALISM BILINGUALISM LINGUISTIC ECOLOGY LANGUAGE SHIFT LANGUAGE ADDITION LANGUAGE MAINTENANCE BILINGUALISM ORIENTATION BILINGUALISMASA PROBLEM BILINGUALISM AS ENRICHMENT (GARCIA, 2009, p. 120)
  • 4. Bilingual education theoretical framework HETEROGLOSSIC IDEOLOGIES RECURSIVE DYNAMIC LINGUISTIC GOAL BILINGUALISM BILINGUALISM LINGUISTIC ECOLOGY LANGUAGE REVITALIZATION PLURILINGUALISM BILINGUALISM ORIENTATION BILINGUALISMASA RIGHT BILINGUALISM AS RESOURCE (GARCIA, 2009, p. 120)
  • 5. Contents Languages Learning skills and abilities
  • 6. Language policy in Brazil 1500 1757 1888 1937-1945 Today
  • 7. Elementary Schools: English from grade 1 to 9 Law establishes grade 5 for EFL teaching to start Some schools and even municipalities are starting EFL programs in grade 1 Young learners and very young learners are being targeted
  • 8. Private Bilingual Schools More than 100 bilingual schools More Brazilian students in International Schools Bilingual programs in regular schools
  • 9. Challenges for Bilingual Education Most teachers were educated monolinguistically There s a strict separation of languages, teachers and curriculum in B.E. Teachers have to produce new knowledge and practices based on their personal skills and the schools support
  • 10. Bilingual education vs. language education BILINGUAL ED LANGUAGE ED ACADEMIC GOAL EDUCATE BILINGUALLY + FUNCTIONACROS S CULTURES COMPETENCE IN ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE + BECOME FAMILIARWITH ADDITIONAL CULTURE LANGUAGE USE MEDIA OF INSTRUCTION SUBJECT PEDAGOGICAL EMPHASIS LANGUAGE + CONTENT LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION (GARCIA, 2009, p. 7)
  • 11. Multiple Challenges Plurilinguisgua- lism Intercultural Education Bilingual Education Teacher Multiliteracies and Content Learning
  • 12. What can we do? Respect children s bilingualism and build on it Provide quality language instruction to all students Give access to bilingual education to more (or all?) children Provide teacher education towards bilingualism and bilingual education Create politics, curriculum, methodology and materials for bilingual education LEARN TEACH SHARE PRODUCEAND SPREAD NEW KNOWLEDGE
  • 13. interpret the world through language. We express ourselves through language. Language is powerful. Language can bring us together or set us apart. It can be used to include - to bridge barriers between cultures, religions, and worldviews - at the same time as it can be used to exclude by inflaming xenophobia and (Jim Cummins)

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