Supervised Teaching Practice in the Teaching of English and Spanish


a) To apply scientific, pedagogical, didactic and methodological knowledge when defining, managing and evaluating curricular guidelines and pedagogical practices in teaching a foreign language.
b) To employ the knowledge and skills acquired within the scope of educational methodology and research (transversal across FL methodology and education subjects) to the observation of classes taught by teacher trainers and to the planning, teaching and evaluation of FL classes.
c) To promote the development of innovative pedagogical and methodological practices.
d) To develop an understanding of pupils in school, their similarities and differences, particularly in terms of their needs, their behaviour, motivation and levels of attainment.
e) To develop an informed and critical reflection on the educational context of foreign lang.
f) To relate the formative, reflective, research dimensions with the activity of the foreign language educator.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Ana Alexandra Gonçalves de Veloso e Matos


Weekly - Available soon

Total - 1260

Teaching language





Alonso, E.; Castrillejo, V.A.; Orta, A. (2012). Soy profesor/a: aprender a enseñar. Vols 1 y 2. Madrid: Edelsa.

Bertocchini, P. and Costanzo, E. (2008). Manuel de formation pratique pour le professeur de FLE. Paris: CLE International.

Johnson, K. and Golombek, P. (2011). Research on Second Language Teacher Education. New York: Routledge.

Kelly, M. et al. (2004). European Profile for Language Teacher Education - A Frame of Reference. Council of Europe. Available at

Kraler, C. and Schratz, M. (2008). Wissen Erwerben, Kompetenzen Entwickeln - Modelle zur Kompetenzorientierten Lehrerbildung. Münster: Waxmann.

Teaching method

The construction of the teaching profession develops within an approach that aims at promoting critical thought and reflective skills in articulation with a methodology of ´learning by doing´ in Schön´s words, without losing sight of the research dimension. Teacher training supervision is to be developed in an instructive, collaborative and reflective perspective and should lead to a reflection on the teaching process and professional and personal development open to innovation and transformation.

Continuous assessment respecting all the work done within the scope of the Supervised Teaching Practice has two components: an intermediate evaluation (formative) and a final evaluation (summative).

More information in Despacho N. 19/2018, de 15 de maio, Normas internas de funcionamento dos mestrados em ensino – formação inicial de professores.

Evaluation method

Internship at the cooperating school(50%), Report viva examination(50%)

Subject matter

Observation and analysis of pedagogical contexts.
Practical application of curriculum and FL syllabus.
Planning lessons and sequences of lessons.
Teaching classes.
Adapting teaching approaches to the educational context and individual needs of learners
Critical evaluation, development and practical application of teaching materials and resources.
The cultural and intercultural dimension in FL education.
Citizenship education in relation to teaching-and-learning a FL.
Literature in the foreign language classroom.
Designing and implementing pedagogical activities and projects.
Assessment for learning, including diagnostic, formative and summative assessment.
Reflective practice and self-evaluation.
Team-working, collaboration and networking.
Intercultural citizenship education.
International networks of communication and exchange.
The European Language Portfolio and the Autobiography of Intercultural Encounters.
The ethical construction of the teaching profession.


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