Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Beatriz Fantini


This paper intends to present and describe a project of a teacher certificate program for Brazilian EFL teachers. First, I will introduce relevant information on the context and background where this project will take place including the reasoning behind this program, and an investigation of the prospective participants’ needs. Second, I will explore a study of some educational assumptions including teaching effectiveness, efficiency, competence, performance and some principles for the preparation of effective EFL teachers. Third, I will provide the readers a description of the goals and objectives of the program, along with, a detailed description of the courses. Finally, I will include some possible ways to evaluate the participants and the program itself.


Curriculum and Instruction | First and Second Language Acquisition | Teacher Education and Professional Development