This blended course will address issues pertaining to bilingualism, the brain and theories behind their practical applications in regards to first and second language learning and acquisition. Relevant and current literature in the area will be a key component, providing the participants with a wide range of resources to use as a means for reflection, writing and their own research as language educators. The course will focus on a number of questions which are the core of the language teaching and learning process.
Bilingualism and the Brain: Theories and practices behind Language Acquisition has been designed for in-service EFL educators working in public schools in Uruguay. It is a 6-week course (Uruguay Educa online platform). Teachers will be exposed to a wide variety of resources, materials and academic information. They will be active participants throughout the course and are expected to become reflective and autonomous practitioners.
Instructor: Lourdes Cardozo-Gaibisso
Tutors: Fabiana Farias - Roxana Sordo - Maria José Neves