In this page, you can find some of the researches produced in Brazil. You can also access our global publications.
Guide to English as a Medium of Instruction in Brazilian Higher Education Institutions
The British Council have worked in partnership with FAUBAI on this, the second biennial guide to courses delivered through English as a medium of instruction (EMI).
Vocational Education in Brazil – A guide for international collaboration
It is undeniable that Brazil has made, in recent years, significant progress in its vocational education system by establishing sound public policies, as well as providing appropriate financial resources. Considered a fairly mature sector, after a process of increasing access and improving the quality of teaching, it now seeks to encourage innovation, to be able to meet the demands of a labour market in constant transformation. In this context, international cooperation is a tool that can contribute immensely to strengthen Education in Brazil, inspiring and supporting strategies to enhance institutions and professionals. With the objective of identifying partnership opportunities between Brazil and the United Kingdom, it is with great satisfaction that the British Council presents this publication, which was organised by reviewing relevant literature and market data. The British Council reaffirms its commitment to the promotion of quality education and training, in order to prepare youngsters to live and work in the 21st century.
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A comparative analysis: Challenges and opportunities for large higher education systems
This report was commissioned by the British Council as part of the ‘Comparative Analysis of Higher Education Policy in Large System Countries’ project in partnership with the Centre for Policy Research in Higher Education at the National University of Educational Planning and Administration in New Delhi. The initiative brought together representatives of nine large higher education systems of higher education across nine countries - responsible for two thirds of all global student population. By sharing experience of these large systems, we are able to extract the common characteristics, understand the differences and from this analysis, suggest the key areas in how countries can turn the size of their higher education systems into a benefit rather than a burden.
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Learning English in Brazil
The more affluent in Brazil have had access to English learning for many years. However, overall English proficiency levels in Brazil are still very low, with only around 5% of Brazilians stating they have some knowledge of English. How can effective English teaching be implemented to reach the emerging middle classes? And what are the aims and expectations of these learners?
This report was drafted by Data Popular for the British Council to answer these questions. It includes an appraisal of current English language teaching provision, identifies business opportunities in English teaching and explores the specific needs of different groups seeking to learn English. It is relevant to teachers, school managers, academics and policy makers interested in the teaching of English for the Brazilian emerging middle classes.
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