MUSICAL LITERACY OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHERS (ENGLISH)

ABSTRACT: Considering the routine of using songs in foreign language classes (English) and, at the same time, the importance of criticality about action, this paper aims to trace possibilities and reflections about the teaching work, from what we call “musical literacies” for FL teaching (English). The study is qualitative, interpretative and has as a procedure the case study carried out in a public school located in state of Goiás, involving three language teachers and four students from three different high school classes. The generation and interpretation of the empirical material includes phases of diagnosis, intervention and evaluation that occurred during teacher training, as well as reports collected from participants through the semistructured interview and questionnaire. The results suggest the urgency of musical literacies events in foreign language (English) classroom, in order to guarantee the linguistic learning integrated into the student’s musical learning, with reflections on didactic possibilities related to the perception of music as text, discourse practice and social practice.