A Certificate Program in Teaching English to Brazilian-Portuguese Speakers

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Moussalli, Sonia Regina
Teacher education; second language learning; college programs; teacher certification; Curriculum and Instruction; First and Second Language Acquisition; Teacher Education and Professional Development
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This paper intends to present and describe a project of a teacher certificate program for Brazilian EFL teachers. First, I will introduce relevant information on the context and background where this project will take place including the reasoning behind this program, and an investigation of the prospective participants’ needs. Second, I will explore a study of some educational assumptions including teaching effectiveness, efficiency, competence, performance and some principles for the preparation of effective EFL teachers. Third, I will provide the readers a description of the goals and objectives of the program, along with, a detailed description of the courses. Finally, I will include some possible ways to evaluate the participants and the program itself.