The present work follows the pedagogical internship at the Portuguese school inMacau, carried out within the framework of the Master in Portuguese as a ForeignLanguage / Second Language and intends, in addition to reporting this experience, to reflect on a reflection it has raised, namely on the use of manuals in the teaching of Portuguese as a Foreign Language (PLE) at a basic level (levels A1 / A2) in the secondary school context of Macao. It begins with a general observation of the context of teaching and learning Portuguese in Macau, taking into account the different measures that the government of Macau takes to promote the Portuguese language, the motivation of language learners and the methodology that teachers usually apply in teaching foreign language in a school context. Then, a study is carried out on the importance of the PLE manual for language teaching and learning, especially for elementary level learners, taking into account my experience in language learning and my observation during the internship in secondary school in Macao. In addition, it proposes a comparative analysis of three PLE manuals used in secondary schools in Macau and is accompanied by a survey of Portuguese teachers in secondary educationin Macau. The analysis aims to demonstrate how the different contents are thought and organized in the different manuals. It is also possible to observe agreement between the considerations collected in the analysis of the manuals and the results of the survey, thus highlighting the role of the PLE manual in the teaching and learning of Portuguese in Macau. Some reflections are also presented for the elaboration of other PLE manuals for the Macau context.
|Date of Award||15 Dec 2020|
- Universidade Católica Portuguesa
|Supervisor||Ana Margarida Abrantes (Supervisor)|
- Portuguese as a foreign language
- Manual of portuguese as a foreign language
- Basic level A1/A2
- Mestrado em Português Língua Estrangeira/Língua Segunda