Actions of the Academic Literacy Laboratory of the University of São Paulo: promoting academic writing in the undergraduate and graduate programs

Marília Mendes Ferreira, Eliane Gouvêa Lousada

Abstract


The increasing internationalization of Brazilian universities requires its academic community not only to read, but also to communicate effectively in academic discourse in at least two languages - the mother tongue and a foreign language (mainly English). However, material conditions for meeting these demands are practically nonexistent in Brazilian higher education institutions (FERREIRA, 2015). The purpose of this article is to describe an action that aims to meet one of these demands imposed by internationalization – the socialization of academic production in English, French and Portuguese not only for reading purposes and assimilation of content, but above all for the publication in these languages. This action is undertaken by the Academic Literacy Laboratory at the University of São Paulo.


Keywords


Academic Literacy Laboratory; Academic Literacy; Academic Writing; Internationalization

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5007/2175-8026.2016v69n3p125

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