Abstract: Brazilian language education has recently undergone a paradigm shift when it comes to very young learners. Questions about what language education should be like must now take into account the context in which YL teaching takes place. Drawing on Paulo Freire’s statement that “the reading of the world happens prior the reading of the word’, this presentation will provide ways to give children meaningful encounters with another language – as well as examples of how language educators can blend language instruction with socio-cultural content and cognitive development.
Speaker’s bio: Leandra Dias, Ma in Linguistics – UFPE (ongoing), Pearson Master Trainer, Ba in Languages and Dip in Applied Linguistics, Early Childhood Education,CELTA, ICELT and TEYL.She has been working with English teaching and education for over 10 years. She is currently working for Pearson Brazil as an Academic Consultant.
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BRAZ-TESOL Rio Grande do Norte Chapter