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UNIVERSIDADE DO VALE DO RIO DOS SINOS – UNISINOS
UNIDADE ACADÊMICA DE GRADUAÇÃO
CURSO DE LETRAS – LICENCIATURA EM INGLÊS

THAMIRES RENATA ARENHART

ADULTOS APRENDIZES: DESMISTIFICANDO A IMPOSSIBILIDADE DO APRENDIZADO DE INGLÊS NA FASE ADULTA

SÃO LEOPOLDO
2012

Thamires Renata Arenhart

ADULTOS APRENDIZES: DESMISTIFICANDO A IMPOSSIBILIDADE DO APRENDIZADO DE INGLÊS NA FASE ADULTA

Projeto de Trabalho de Conclusão de Curso apresentado como requisito para aprovação na Disciplina Trabalho de Conclusão de Curso I, do Curso de Letras da Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos – UNISINOS.

São Leopoldo
2012
INTRODUÇÃO

Na tentativa de elucidar questões a respeito do aprendizado de Inglês na fase adulta e das dificuldades e mitos envolvidos nesse processo, este trabalho visa a uma análise de como adultos superam suas dificuldades e tornam possível seu aprendizado, assim como visa-se desmistificar a crença de que não é possível aprender uma segunda língua após a fase adulta. Para tanto, visa-se à coleta de dados referentes às crenças de alunos adultos e de educadores através de questionários. Fazendo uma breve contextualização da origem da proposta deste trabalho, podemos partir do fato de que existe a crença de que não é possível aprender uma língua adicional a partir da fase adulta, uma vez que as dificuldades de aprendizagem nessa fase são maiores; muito dessa “dificuldade” é creditada à parte cognitiva, pois se acredita que o cérebro “enferruja” com o tempo e, por isso, não seria capaz de absorver novas informações, tornando impossível o aprendizado de um novo “código”, como uma segunda língua. Contudo, não há estudos científicos que comprovem que adultos não conseguem aprender uma nova língua por questões de caráter biológico (como a cognição), mas sim por…...

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