TEFL Methodology II - 2nd semester


a) To use and to exploit different approaches and methodologies in teaching a FL.
b) To develop linguistic and cultural competences from an intercultural perspective.
c) To develop the production and use of materials and the design of tasks aiming at a reflective and critical analysis.
d) To develop further the formative, social and citizenship aims inherent to foreign language education.
e) To develop a critical understanding of foreign language education and intercultural communication.
f) To participate in links with partners abroad, including visits, exchanges or ICT links.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Ana Gonçalves Matos


Weekly - 1,5 letivas + 0,5 tutorial

Total - Available soon

Teaching language





Barrett, M., Byram, M., Lázár, I., Mompoint-Gaillard, P. & Philippou, S. (2013). Developing Intercultural Competence through Education. Strasbourg: Council of Europe.
Byram, M. (2008). From Foreign Language Education to Education for Intercultural Citizenship: Essays and Reflections. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.
Jackson, J. (Ed.) (2012). The Routledge Handbook of Language and Intercultural Communication. London: Routledge.
UNESCO (2013). Intercultural Competences – Conceptual and Operational Framework. Paris: UNESCO.
Beacco, J.-C., Byram, M., Cavalli, M., Coste, D., Cuenat, M.E., Goullier, F., & Pantheir, J. (2010). Guide for the Development and Implementation of Curricula for Plurilingual and Intercultural Education. Strasbourg: Council of Europe.

Teaching method

The course will combine theoretical and practical sessions, including presentation, demonstration, practical activities, group discussion and reflection on the topics studied. Priority is given to the practical implementation of theory, interaction and active participation of the students, working individually and in groups.

Evaluation method

Students will carry out small individual assignments (30%) throughout the semester and will prepare a project on education for intercultural citizenship (70%) which may involve a virtual exchange with peers. Regular contribution during classes will be subject to assessment.

Subject matter

a) Intercultural communicative approach to TEFL.
b) The components of intercultural competence.
c) Conceptual vocabulary: identity, culture, intercultural dialogue, competence, intercultural citizenship.
d) Principles of planning different components of IC.
e) Resources, approaches and activities to develop intercultural competence.
f) Assessment and evaluation of IC.
g) Critical analysis of textbook suggestions to deal with language-and-culture.
h) Literary texts in TEFL.
i) Critical analysis of examples of teaching practice.
j) Observation tasks and techniques.