TEFL Methodology II


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

Lili Lopes Cavalheiro


Weekly - Available soon

Total - 140

Teaching language



Not applicable.


- Byram, M. (2020) Teaching and Assessing Intercultural Communicative Competence Revisited. Multilingual Matters
- Porto, M. & M. Byram (2017) New Perspectives on Intercultural Language Research and Teaching. Routledge
- Council of Europe (2017) European Framework for the Digital Competence of Educators
- Council of Europe (2018) Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture
- Council of Europe (2020) A Portfolio of Competences for Democratic Culture
- UNESCO (2018) Preparing Teachers for Global Citizenship Education A Template.
- Jackson, J. (Ed.) (2020). The Routledge Handbook of Language and Intercultural Communication. London: Routledge.

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.
The subject aims at creating a a space for critical theoretical reflection that should help students prepare a small project or learning tasks within intercultural citizenship education.
Students will carry out small individual assignments throughout the semester and will prepare a project or learning tasks on education for intercultural citizenship. Regular contribution during classes will be subject to assessment.

Evaluation method

Available soon

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.