A componente cultural do ensino de Português Língua Estrangeira em Macau

  • Mei Ying To (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


In the process of globalization, intercultural communication is becoming increasingly important. Therefore, strengthening students' cultural awareness and developing Intercultural Communicative Competence (ICC) in foreign language teaching has become an increasingly discussed and researched topic. This internship report is based on Kramsch's (1996) premise that culture always underlies language, and therefore the conscious incorporation of cultural factors into language learning will help students to better understand the language and thus better apply it to real–life verbal and social interactions. In Portuguese teaching, the presence of Portuguese culture provides an opportunity for students to reflect on cultural differences and similarities, thus building intercultural awareness. Awareness and knowledge of culture can act as 'facilitators' of language learning. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to investigate to what extent this incorporation of cultural elements in the Portuguese classroom actually helps language learning. Since the communicative method approach values the active participation of students in verbal interactions through authentic materials, in which function is privileged and only then form, this study will apply this approach to classes with the help of didactic activities on culture.
Date of Award15 Feb 2024
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorRita Faria (Supervisor)


  • Portuguese as a foreign language
  • Communicative approach
  • Culture


  • Mestrado em Português Língua Estrangeira/Língua Segunda

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