Tarefas de leitura e produção escrita no ensino a distância de língua portuguesa para intercâmbio acadêmico

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The Spanish and Portuguese Courses for University Exchange Students – CEPI is an online course that aims at preparing exchange students who are part of Programa Escala, within Montevideo Group Universities Association (AUGM), to the exchange experiences before their spatial mobility. By developing tasks that anticipate situations with which those students will deal during their exchange itself (SCHLATTER et al, 2007), we sought to develop tasks that would be relevant to this exchange context having Moodle as our online platform. Considering that human relationships arise through the use of language and that occurs through genres, it can be said that these genres organize our communication (BAKHTIN, 2003). In order to set production conditions to different uses of language in relevant scenarios for those exchange students, the information included in the tasks’ rubrics is crucial to guide students’ comprehension regarding what is being proposed. It is by reading the tasks’ rubrics that students will find motivation to read the text and to write their production as a response to that text they have read. This motivation might be presented by clarifying the communicative situation proposed in the rubrics: an interlocution (who reads/who writes), a purpose (what for) and the text composition (how). The present study has the objective of analyzing the twenty three reading and writing tasks developed to the third edition of CEPI in order to verify is 1) the actions projected by the tasks reflect what is proposed by the course’s general and specific objectives; and 2) the students’ written productions confirm those actions projected by the tasks. For that purpose, I analyze the tasks’ rubrics in order to verify the clarity regarding necessary components to project interlocution configuration, fundamental criterion to perform those actions and, therefore, to accomplish the reading and writing task (SCHOFFEN, 2009; GOMES, 2009; CARILO, 2009). I also analyze fifteen written productions from CEPI students to verify how those writings confirm the actions projected by the tasks. The analysis indicated that the tasks’ rubrics which were analyzed clarify discourse genres for reception and production and that those tasks are adequate to the tools of Moodle they are presented to be read/written. Furthermore, it is possible to verify that the students perform the actions projected by the tasks through their written productions. Based on these results, I suggest to alter some rubrics so that the tasks might further clarify production conditions to the projected actions, hoping, thereupon, to contribute to the discussion concerning reading and writing tasks development for Additional Language teaching in online context.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/03/1031/12/11

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