Lilian Montalvão



I'm a materials writer and teacher educator based in Brazil. I have over 15 years of experience in ELT as a teacher, coordinator and consultant. My main areas of expertise include Young Learner teaching and bilingual education.


Forum Language Education Policies and Practices in Japan, Philippines and Brazil more

Sun, Dec 5, 09:35-10:25 Asia/Taipei

The ALT system in Japanese English language education and the evolvement of CLIL in Japan by Dr. Anthony Ryan. This talk firstly outlines the Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) system that is in place in the public school system in Japan. It briefly traces the roots of the system, describes the recruitment and orientation process, the role of the ALT in the EFL classroom and offers insights into the current working and living conditions of the ALTs interviewed by the presenter. Secondly, it then briefly describes the Japan CLIL Association - which was formed in April 2017 - and the activities of its members in terms of promoting CLIL across all levels of education in Japan. // Bilingual Language Policy: The Case of the Philippines by Ms. Remy J. Tulabut. The evolution of the language policies in the Philippines can be traced historically and linguistically. The impact of colonization in the country made the English language the co-official language of the Philippines whereas the number of living languages prompted the selection of Tagalog- then later Filipino- as its national language. Because of the emergence of two languages in the Philippines, Bilingual Education Policy (BEP) was implemented in order to use English and Filipino as the media of instruction in specific subject areas at the national level at all levels. To date, BEP runs simultaneously with MTB-MLE in the current Philippine Education. // Shades of English language teaching in Brazil by Lilian Montalvão. The current English language education scenario in Brazil is marked by significant shifts: from foreign language to lingua franca, from just a few weekly hours of traditional language teaching to bilingual education. This talk will provide an overview of the ongoing changes in the policies and practices in Brazil.

Anthony Ryan Remy J. Tulabut Lilian Montalvão