To what extent is American English the most appropriate variety for Brazilian EFL state school students?

  • Marcus Ferreira da Silva Joao A. C. da Silva and Helena F. da Silva
Keywords: language, identity, culture, context, attitude.

Abstract

This article sets out to examine the most taught varieties of English in Brazilian public schools (British and American), as well as the effect of these varieties on students´ perception and attitudes towards other varieties of English. The issues of language competence, cultural identity, local context, ELT in Brazilian public schools and English as an international language are discussed. The text begins with a brief discussion on the varieties of English most taught in  Brazilian public schools, then the issue of ELT status in Brazil is examined,  followed by  a brief review of the spread of English as an international language.

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Author Biography

Marcus Ferreira da Silva, Joao A. C. da Silva and Helena F. da Silva

MA TESOL Brighton University

Post-Graduation in English Language  UNISC

 

Post - Graduation Literature UFPEL

Languages degree Portuguese and English UCPEL

Published
2011-08-04
How to Cite
Silva, M. F. da. (2011). To what extent is American English the most appropriate variety for Brazilian EFL state school students?. BELT - Brazilian English Language Teaching Journal, 1(2). Retrieved from https://revistaseletronicas.pucrs.br/index.php/belt/article/view/8230
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