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Explore the intricate landscape of school language teaching in this STEM Education Hub online event dedicated to the diverse realm of language education.

Simon Coffey, Reader in Languages Education, King’s College London, brings his academic background to the table. With a strong grasp of language pedagogy, he'll dive into the complexities of policy nuances and curriculum dynamics that impact language education in England.

On the other side, Andrea Machado de Almeida Mattos, Associate Professor, UFMG-Brazil, an established figure in Brazil's language education, aims to shed light on evolving trends. Drawing from her extensive linguistic and educational background, Andrea will discuss key concepts in school-based language teaching.

Guiding the discussion is Emilio Abularach, from the British Council. Drawing from his experience in education management, Emilio will steer conversations toward thought-provoking paths. This will encourage experts to reflect on the origins, implications, and benefits of pivotal concepts in language education.

Join us for an intellectually stimulating exploration of diverse language education environments. Gain insights into policy landscapes, curriculum shifts, and pivotal language concepts in England and Brazil. The event promises an enriching exchange of ideas, concluding with an interactive Q&A session. This is a chance to connect with experts and peers, fostering a broader understanding of school language teaching.

Please register to attend by clicking on the red button at the top of this page, and we will send you the Zoom link to join the event a few days prior.


Dr Simon Coffey is an applied linguist and teacher educator at King’s College London. His research focuses on learners’ motivations to learn languages and the social and cultural discourses that shape it. He aims to broaden people’s understanding of language learning and promote enjoyment in the process.

Dr Andréa Machado de Almeida Mattos holds a PhD in Linguistic and Literary Studies and is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Letters at UFMG. Her research interests include Foreign Language Teaching/Learning, Narrative Research, New Literacies, Teacher Education, and Critical Foreign Language Education.


Emilio Abularach is the English Programmes Project Manager at British Council Brazil.

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Reader in Languages Education