The course will focus on practical strategies and pedagogical techniques to utilize in English as Medium of Instruction (EMI) classes, as well as other issues pertaining to EMI (e.g., language issues, methodology, assessment). In addition, it is hoped that a “community of practice” among EMI professors and support faculty may develop, either formally or informally, as a result of the project.
PUCRS’ faculty members.
The event will take place at PUCRS from Aug 22 to Nov 7, 2019, every Thursday from 5:35 pm to 7:05 pm at Living 360º (Building 15), room 205. (Course load: 24h)
Prof. Dr. Cristina Perna
Cristina Lopes Perna holds a BA in Portuguese-English-French (1981) and a BA in Portuguese-English Literature (1982) from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS). She has specialization in Applied Linguistics in English (PUCRS, 1983), a Master’s Degree in Letters (PUCRS, 1990) and a PhD in Letters (PUCRS, 2003). She has earned a Sandwich Ph.D. degree from Indiana State University and a postdoctoral degree from Newcastle University -UK (Senior Internship Capes). She has experience in the area of Linguistics, and English and Portuguese as Additional Languages, working mainly in the following subjects: Acquisition of English and Portuguese Language; Pragmatics; Cognitive aspects involved in L2 learning and translation. She is a full-professor of the School of Humanities (Letters) and of the Graduate Program in Letters at PUCRS, in which she coordinates the research group on the Use and Processing of Additional Language (UPLA). She is Editor-in-Chief of the Brazilian English Language Teaching Journal (BELT +), which has Qualis B2 and acts as a Public-Sworn Translator in English-Portuguese. She also coordinates the Proficiency Exams at PUCRS besides acting as a Tutor of PET-Letras.
Prof. Me. Kerry Pusey
Kerry Pusey received his MA-TESL from Northern Arizona University and is currently a U.S. Department of State sponsored English Language Fellow teaching in Porto Alegre (PUCRS) and São Leopoldo (UNISINOS), Brazil. Kerry has also taught in the United States, Macau, Colombia, Japan, and Thailand. He has contributed articles to English language teaching (ELT) journals and has presented at various international ELT conferences around the world. His professional interests include curriculum development, teaching methodology, language assessment, and instructed second language acquisition.
Prof. Dr. Heloísa Delgado
Heloísa Delgado is an associate professor at the School of Humanities (Course of Modern Languages), the pedagogical coordinator of LEXIS: the Language Center and the Executive Coordinator of the Office for International Cooperation at PUCRS. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Translation from PUCRS and two Certificate Program degrees, one in Education Methodology (PUCRS) and another one in Introduction to Terminology (Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain). She received her MA in Education from PUCRS and holds a PhD in Language Studies from UFRGS. She has published articles in national and international peer-reviewed journals in the areas of Education, Language Teaching, Terminology, and Translation. She is the manager of the English Teaching Assistant Program (Fulbright/CAPES/PUCRS) and a co-coordinator of the Fellow Project (PUCRS) promoted by the American Consulate. She is also the co-leader of the CorIntEsp (Corpora for Interdisciplinary Studies with emphasis on medical terminology) research group. She is a member of the editorial team of HOW – a Colombian Journal for Teachers of English and the IAFOR Journal of Education. She is also an invited ad hoc reviewer for national and international journals of language teaching and related areas.
Guest speaker: Ana Luiza Pires de Freitas
Ana Luiza Pires de Freitas is a teacher from the Department of Education and Humanities at the Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre. She holds a PhD in Language Studies (UFRGS) and a Master of Arts degree in Language in the Social Context (UFRGS). She is a teacher of English for Academic Purposes and features various associations with content teachers in courses taught adopting English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI). She is specially interested in the fields of academic teacher development, English as a Medium of Instruction and internationalization of academic education, topics in which she has been hosting inservice courses and workshops in several Brazilian universities for several years.
Participants who complete the course will receive a certificate issued by LEXIS – Language Center of PUCRS.