UK Brazil Collaboration Call

The British Council launched a call for proposals to fund collaborative projects between the UK and Brazil aimed at improving the teaching of English in higher education and in secondary education.

The UK-Brazil English collaboration call invited proposals for applied research from universities, colleges and language institutes in the UK, in conjunction with public and private universities, and federal institutes (Institutos Federais).

The programme supports two lines of research. The first is directed at policies for the English language as part of the internationalisation process of Brazilian higher education institutions, in line with the country’s “internationalisation at home” agenda. 

The second line of funding is designed for basic education, with support for research into English language learning and teaching in Brazil’s public school system – lower and upper secondary education. This line includes issues such as curriculum development, pre-service teacher training, the use of technologies and assessment. Proposals must take into account the challenges around these initiatives’ sustainability and scalability, given the dimensions of the country.    

This call was closed on 21 september 2018. For record purposes, the official call document is available on the download area below, alongside with the presentations given at the launch event that took place in London on 12 June 2018

Due to internal issues, the state research foundations from Distrito Federal - FAPDF, and Minas Gerais - FAPEMIG, have had to cancel their participation in the UK-Brazil English Collaboration Call. Nonetheless, candidates from these states may apply according to the criteria in the call guidelines (access below). 


Research line: English language policies at the institutional level as a main component of the internationalisation process

Researchers and Universities (Brazil / UK) Research project
Telma Gimenez (UEL) /Alessia Cogo (Goldsmiths)

English as a Medium of Instruction in two state-funded Brazilian higher education institutions from a lingua franca perspective: policy in practice

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Ron Martinez (UFPR) / Barbara Siân Morgan (Cambridge) 

Is there a minimum level of English proficiency to teach in a university EMI context?

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Eliane Registro (UENP) / Hugh Moss (Cambridge)

EMI training for university professors: a potential tool for internationalization.

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Maria Lúcia Castanheira (UFMG) / Izabel Magalhães (UnB) / Marilyn Martin-Jones (Birmingham)

The Changing Language and Literacy Landscapes of Brazilian Universities: english in policy development and in practice

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Marilia Ferreira (USP) / Carole MacDiarmid (Glasgow)

Facilitating Internationalisation in Brazilian Higher Education contexts: Developing expertise in teaching English for academic purposes

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Simone Sarmento (UFRGS) / Paula Pinto (UNESP) / Ana Frankenberg-Garcia (Surrey)

Supporting the Internationalization of Brazilian Research: Combining EAP Tutor Training and Academic Writing Autonomy

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Research line: Improving English language teaching and learning in the public school system at lower and upper secondary levels

Researchers and Universities (Brazil / UK) Research project
Pâmela Toassi (UFC)/ Bernhard Angele (Bournemouth)

Learning English at Brazilian public schools with new technologies

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Ines K. Miller (PUC-RJ) / Isabel Cristina Rangel Moraes Bezerra (UERJ) / Assia Rolls (Regent's)

Sustainability of Exploratory Practice (EP) in Rio de Janeiro: a case study of former ELT pre-service teachers

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