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    1069-061 Lisboa


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Early foreign language learning Play and foreign language learning Picturebooks and language education Assessment in early language learning Reflective practices Learner autonomy

  • 5 Citations
  • 1 h-Index

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Personal profile

Personal information

I am a full time researcher at CETAPS investigating the possibilities for intercultural citizenship education through children's literature in primary English education in Portugal. This brings together my interests in children's literature, early language education, teacher education and my passion for research.

Education/Academic qualification

Didactics and Teacher Education, Doctorate, Universidade de Aveiro

3 Jan 200831 Jan 2012

TESOL, Master, University of Manchester

Jul 1994Dec 1999


  • LT Textbooks
  • L Education (General)
  • PE English
  • PZ Childrens literature

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Collaborative approaches to assessing progression in English in an early language learning initiative: A case study

Mourão, S., 1 Jan 2019, Integrating Assessment into Early Language Learning and Teaching. Prošic-Santovac, D. & Rixon, S. (eds.). Bristol: Multilingual Matters/Channel View Publications Ltd , p. 122-139 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Integrating and emulating: Early english initiatives in Portugal

    Mourão, S., 18 Jan 2019, Early Instructed Second Language Acquisition: Pathways to Competence. Rokita-Jaśkow, J. & Ellis, M. (eds.). Multilingual Matters, p. 26-48 23 p. (Early Language Learning in School Contexts).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Open Access
  • Reflecting on the early years in the YLT SIG

    Mourão, S. (ed.), 15 Nov 2019, In : TEYLT worldwide. 2019, 2, p. 1-5 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Research into the teaching of English as a foreign language in early childhood education and care

    Mourão, S. J., 2019, Routledge Handbook of Teaching English to Young Learners. Garton, S. & Copland, F. (eds.). London: Taylor & Francis, p. 425-440 15 p. (Routledge Handbooks in Applied Linguistics).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Activities

    • 20 Invited talk
    • 20 Oral presentation
    • 8 Participation in conference
    • 2 Editorial activity

    European Early Childhood Education Research journal (Journal)

    Sandie Mourão (Editor), Gunhild Tomter Alstad (Editor)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

    Picturebooks and play for meaningful early English experiences

    Sandie Mourão (Invited speaker)
    12 Feb 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Primary English Education in Portugal 2019

    Sandie Mourão (Organiser)
    16 Nov 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    English in pre-primary education in Europe: Integrating and emulating

    Sandie Mourão (Keynote speaker)
    28 Mar 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk