Revista Brasileira de Linguística Aplicada
versão On-line ISSN 1984-6398
SILVA, Kleber Aparecido da; PILATI, Eloisa e DIAS, Juliana de Freitas. Contemporary grammar teaching: Specifying and crossing borders in Portuguese teachers' initial training. Rev. bras. linguist. apl. [online]. 2010, vol.10, n.4, pp. 975-994. ISSN 1984-6398. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1984-63982010000400008.
This paper, following the advances in the research done within Applied Linguistics and the new perspectives put forward by these works, proposes a new approach to teaching in which the main goal is (i) to overcome a traditional concept of language and language teaching, and (ii) to look towards a concept of language that is not only able to support the implementation of new methodologies, but also to reshape their own contents. In order to do so, we reflect on the teaching of grammar in light of our Letters courses curricula, and we discuss the teaching of grammar raised in language teacher training guidelines, such as the PCN and proposals by authors such as Possenti (1996), Neves (2002), Lobato (2003) and Vieira e Brandão (2007). Finally, we present possible parameters for the constitution of new pedagogical practices for the teaching of grammar and Portuguese as a native language teachers education.
Palavras-chave : the teaching of grammar; parameters for the constitution of new pedagogical practices; Applied Linguistics.