Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas

English Teaching in the 1st Cycle of Basic Education


Segundo ciclo




Ana Gonçalves Matos

Opening date

September 2018






(to be available at http://www.fcsh.unl.pt/ensino/mestrados)

Education objectives

To teach English autonomously, following a syllabus, in an investigative, reflective and life long training
professional perspective.
To develop the planning, implementation and assessment of innovative pedagogical practices.
To develop the knowledge of students in a given teaching context, their similarities and differences, in
particular their needs, behaviour, motivation and learning levels.
To develop an informed and critical reflection about the educational context of teaching English in initial
schooling years.
To improve the scientific, technological, ethical, and (inter)cultural knowledge and their practical use.
To autonomously prepare materials that respond to the specific student needs promoting genuine
communicative language use.

Access conditions

Please consult the application call available at www.fcsh.unl.pt

Degree pre-requisites

Length: 3 semesters. Total credits: 90 credits (58 in course units of the study programme + 32 in the non-taught component).
To obtain the masters degree, the student must realize in accordance with Decree-Law 79/2014, 14th May, an introduction to professional practice which are assigned 32 credits (28 ECTS match Supervised Teaching Practice I and Supervised Teaching Practice II and 4 ECTS to the Seminar of Supervised Teaching Practice I and Seminar of Supervised Teaching Practice II).
The degree of “mestre” corresponds to the level 7 of the NQF and EQF-National Qualifications Framework/European Qualifications Framework.

Access to other courses

Completion of the Masters degree allows the holder to apply for the cycle of studies which leads to a Doctorate Degree. For the specific access requirements for doctoral programmes, consult the regulations governing the doctoral programmes at FCSH/NOVA.

Evaluation rules

1) No obligatory precedences for attending the program’s courses. 2) Knowledge evalutation in the courses is individual and takes place at the end of each semester. The following tools will be considered: final oral and/or written assignments, papers or other assessment tools, in conditions to be agreed upon with each lecturer. The result of the evaluation is expressed in a mark from 0 to 20. 3) Approval in a course requires a final grade equal to or above 10. 4) For the evaluation of the Supervised Teaching Practice, please consult FCSH/NOVA’s relevant regulations.


Code Name ECTS
722131103 Language Development in Children - 1st semester 10
722160093 Teaching English to Young Learners - 1st semester 18
722171272 Language and Intercultural Education - 1st semester 5
722160091 Supervised Teaching Practice in Teaching English in the 1st Cycle of Basic Education I - 2nd semester 10
722160092 Supervised Teaching Practice in Teaching English in the 1st Cycle of Basic Education II - 1st semester 18
722160089 Supervision Seminar in Teaching English in the 1st Cycle of Basic Education I - 2nd semester 2
722160090 Research Seminar 2 - 1st semester 2
722171258 Education Systems and School Cultures - 2nd semester 5
Elective option 1
Code Name ECTS
722121051 Anglo-Portuguese Cultural Crossings - 1st semester 10
722121052 British Cultural Identities - 2nd semester 10
722160026 English C2 - 2nd semester 10
722121053 American Representations: Identity, Culture and the Arts - 1st semester 10