Margarida Coelho

Margarida Coelho, BA, MA in English Literature and Culture by the University of Lisbon, is a senior lecturer at the Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre (IPP), School of Technology and Management (ESTG). She teaches English Language/ Technical English and is a member of the Technical-Scientific Board (ESTG), the Representative Council (ESTG) and the Academic Council (IPP). As Coordinator of the Languages and Culture Centre (CLiC) of the Institute from 2010 to 2015, she has been deeply involved in the promotion of languages learning among the students of the Institute and in the community. She has participated in the organization of a number of Erasmus Intensive Programmes at IPP and has taken part in several ERASMUS and Study Visits mobility exchanges. Researcher in C3i – Interdisciplinary Coordination Center for Research and Innovation at IPP; collaborator of TEALS (Teacher Education and Applied Language Studies), a research group at CETAPS, and collaborator in the CLIL research team of (Associação de Redes dos Centros de Línguas do Ensino Superior em Portugal), she has been developing her research in the areas of translation studies and language methodologies, particularly CLIL.


Most relevant publications and presentations include:

Morgado, M. and M. Coelho. “CLIL: Practical approaches of Higher Education EFL teachers.” Proceedings of the International Meeting on Languages, Applied Linguistics, and Translation – LALT 2012. M. C. Arau Ribeiro, eds. University of Évora, 6-7 December 2012. Évora: Department of Linguistics and Literatures, 2015. 129-42.

Morgado, M., M. Coelho, M. C. Arau Ribeiro, A. Albuquerque, M. Silva, G. Chorão, S. Cunha, A. Gonçalves, A. Carvalho, M. Régio, S. Faria and I. Chumbo. CLIL training guide. Creating a CLIL learning community in higher education. Santo Tirso: De Facto Editores, 2015.

Arau Ribeiro, M. C., M. Silva, M. Morgado and M. Coelho. “National collaboration for dynamic CLIL in Portuguese Higher Education.” Paper presented at the International Conference on Language Centres in Higher Education, Brno, Czech Republic, January 2015.

Coelho, M. “Materiais e recursos de aprendizagem CLIL – A teoria na prática.” Paper presented at theIV Seminário I&DT: cooperar para inovar, Portalegre, Portugal, November 2014.

Morgado, M., and M. Coelho. “Learning different subjects by using other languages… or the other way round? The relevance of the CLIL approach.” Communication without Borders – Selected Papers of the International Conference Languages 2011, X Meeting of Aprolingu@s and II Meeting of, 28-29 October 2011. M. C. Arau Ribeiro and I. Chumbo, eds. Guarda: IPG, 2014.153-162.

Coelho, M. “Scaffolding strategies in CLIL classes-Supporting learners towards autonomy.” Paper presented at the International Conference on Languages and the Market: Competitiveness and Employability, Estoril, Portugal, October 2014.

Morgado, M., M. Coelho, M. C. Arau Ribeiro, I. Chumbo and M. J. Cordeiro. “CLIL in Higher Education Polytechnic Institutes in Portugal.” Poster presented at the 3rd ICLHE Conference, Maastricht, Netherlands, April 2013.

Morgado, M. and M. Coelho. “CLIL vs English as the medium of instruction: The Portuguese higher education Polytechnic context.” Egitania Sciencia 12 (2013): 123-45.

Coelho, M. “Uma outra maneira de aprender uma língua estrangeira: a aprendizagem integrada de conteúdos e de língua.” Comunicações no III Seminário de I&DT: Valorizar o Saber, Criar Oportunidades. IPP. C3i, eds. Colecção C31 3, Portalegre, 6-7 December 2012. Portalegre: IPP- C3i, 2013. 663–680.

Morgado, M., and M. Coelho. “Higher education experiments with CLIL vs English as the medium of instruction: differences, similarities, and lessons to learn for the Portuguese context.” Paper presented at the IV Cercles Seminar. Five years of Bologna. Upgrading or Downsizing Multilingualism?, Braga, Portugal, April 2012.