Contemporary issues in cinema and literature: the design of a task sequence for the teaching of English as an additional language

Keywords: English teaching, discourse genres, literacy, task-based learning.

Abstract

This article presents the design process of a task sequence produced for an English course of the Languages and Arts Program of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. Having as its theme contemporary issues in cinema and literature, the sequence was developed around movie adaptations from the Cinderella tale. The tasks were designed from authentic texts with the final production proposed being a synopsis of a movie adaptation from a literary work. The produced tasks seek to create opportunities for both meaningful language use and broadening of students’ transit in social practices that happen in the target language.

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Author Biographies

Anamaria Kurtz de Souza Welp, Professora Associada da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, RS

Doutora em Letras (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul – PUCRS). Professora Associada da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS).

Álvaro Rutkoski Didio, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, RS
Mestrando em Letras, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS).
Bibiana Finkler, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, RS
Graduanda em Letras, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS).

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Published
2019-12-31
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Welp, A. K. de S., Didio, Álvaro R., & Finkler, B. (2019). Contemporary issues in cinema and literature: the design of a task sequence for the teaching of English as an additional language. BELT - Brazilian English Language Teaching Journal, 10(2), e35861. https://doi.org/10.15448/2178-3640.2019.2.35861
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