ENGLISH WITHOUT BORDERS: A GLANCE AT THE CONTEXT OF PRACTICE THROUGH THE PRISM OF TEACHER DEVELOPMENT

2015-03-01T04:59:08Z (GMT) by Simone Sarmento William Kirsch
<p></p><p>The English without Borders Program (now Languages without Borders) is a public policy first thought to offer English courses in order to enable Science without Borders eligible students to study in universities abroad. However, in practice, there are a number of other implications or effects, which are visible to all participants, being teachers' development one of them, since most of the teachers are undergraduate students pursuing a teaching degree in English. In this paper, we focus on the Language Center at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, where 12 teachers underwent an online survey through Google Forms. The data, albeit integral to a preliminary study, show that the ISF can be regarded as an important stage for teachers' education integrating theory and practice based on concrete experiences.</p><p></p>