Inclusive Host Language Teaching: Official Texts for Migrant and Refugee People

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This chapter presents research on the teaching-learning of Portuguese as a host language, based on the exploration of authentic informational and institutional texts targeting migrant and refugee people, and considering that successful host language teaching must correspond to the needs of its target audience. The chapter discusses methods of defining and identifying criteria and features to monitor official texts with regard to inclusiveness and bias. It provides insights on how to select real texts to be used in task-based language teaching approaches for inclusive host language teaching. Departing from a real corpus analysis, the potential and the limitations of existing guidelines to inclusiveness for the assessment of real texts are shown, as well as other still neglected issues. Furthermore, this chapter provides future research directions to an effective and reliable assessment of inclusive texts that can serve as inclusive host language teaching materials through NLP and machine learning approaches.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Policies and Practices for Assessing Inclusive Teaching and Learning
EditorsEleni Meletiadou
Place of PublicationPennsylvania
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9781799885818
ISBN (Print)9781799885795, 9781799885801
Publication statusPublished - 2022


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