A componente sociocultural nas aulas de ELE
: um estudo de caso, em Barcelos, com alunos do 11º ano

  • Sílvia Cristina Fernandes (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


In the process of teaching and learning foreign languages is known today about the importance of teaching the language proficiency in parallel with the socio-cultural competence. It is proven that to communicate appropriately and effectively is extremely important to know the culture of the L2 countries. It is time to put aside the most structuralize ideas that guide the teaching of languages for grammar and vocabulary acquisition. With this work we intend to conduct a case study in a school of Barcelos for high school students, in A2 Level about the importance of teaching socio-cultural aspects (attitudes and values) in ELE classes. Attitudes and values as guiding the behaviour in the classroom context will help because one day they will be consenting adults aware of people multiculturalism and their individuality. The teaching and learning process of second languages should be based on an intercultural approach among people, having as starting point the cultural identity of students and of every human being, to further identify multicultural characteristics of different Spanish-speaking people. Regarding the structure of this work the first part of the report shows the evolution of the culture term to the present day, the different skills in language teaching and guidance documents for teaching foreign languages. The second part refers to the methodology, presentation of the case study, analysis of results and respective conclusions.
Date of Award14 May 2015
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorJoaquín Sueiro Justel (Supervisor)


  • Social and cultural competence
  • Identity
  • ELE
  • Attitudes


  • Mestrado em Ensino do Português no 3º Ciclo do Ensino Básico e Ensino Secundário e de Espanhol nos Ensinos Básico e Secundário

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