Observing efl classrooms in primary or secondary schools: a research task in applied linguistics

Viviane Heberle


In this paper, based on principles of systemic-functional grammar and critical discourse analysis, as well as on my experience as a teacher of Applied Linguistics, I discuss issues related to the observation of EFL classes. The analysis (qualitative, ethnographically-based) arises from discussions in my Applied Linguistics course and students’ reports on the classes they observed. The study aims at contributing to an awareness of the relevance of an educational practice that goes beyond the mere listing of personal pronouns with the corresponding forms of the verb to be, for instance, and suggests a discussion of topics which could somehow integrate sociocultural perspectives into EFL teacher education.


análise crítica do discurso; observação de sala de aula;

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5007/%25x

Copyright (c) 2001 Viviane Heberle

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