Rúben Constantino Correia

Rúben Constantino Correia is a Portuguese and English Lower Secondary teacher. As of September 2022, he started teaching English for Specific Purposes at the Algarve University. His career in teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) spans more than 20 years with experience as a teacher, teacher trainer, author, and researcher. At the same time, he is also a CETAPS full member (TEALS team researcher) and an individual member of EALTA – European Association for Language Testing and Assessment. His main research interest is Oral Proficiency and Speaking Skills, supported by other research areas which intersect and contribute to the core that forms speaking – Teacher Education; Interculturality; Assessment; The Common European Framework of Reference; and Affective Variables. Accordingly, he develops his research mainly on speaking, particularly the subset of intelligibility, within the Portuguese EFL context and abroad. He holds a teaching degree from the Algarve University, a Master’s in English and North American Studies and a PhD in Foreign Language Methodology with the thesis “Can We Speak? – Approaching Oral Proficiency in the EFL Classroom” (http://hdl.handle.net/10362/125772), from the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of Nova University of Lisbon.

Ciência ID/Vitae: B515-4C6F-C0D1

Recent publications include:

Correia, R. C. (forthcoming). Rethinking speaking in ELT: where does intelligibility stand in the EFL classroom?. Revista Portuguesa de Educação.

Correia, R. C. (forthcoming). Shuttling communicative competence to the 21st Century. MEXTESOL Journal.

Correia, R. C. (forthcoming). The Art and Science of Assessment – Connecting Classroom-based Speaking Assessments to Teachers’ Practice. In M. Carmo (Ed.), Education Applications & Developments IX. Lisbon: inScience Press.

Correia, R. C. (2023). Assessment from within – Understanding the Knock-on Effect of Teachers’ Practices on Classroom Speaking Assessments. Education and New Developments 2023 – Volume I (pp. 144-148). Lisbon: inScience Press. https://end-educationconference.org/proceedings/

Correia, R. C. (2020). Locating Intercultural Awareness in the Portuguese English as a Foreign Language classroom. e-TEALS, 11-12, 26-50. https://revistas.fcsh.unl.pt/e-teals

Correia, R. C. (2017). Fostering Intercultural awareness with the New “Metas”. APPI Journal, 21-24.

Correia, R. C. (2016). Assessing speaking proficiency: A challenge for the Portuguese EFL Teacher. e-TEALS, 7.1, 87-107. https://doi.org/10.1515/eteals-2016-0009

Correia, R. C. (2015, August). Classroom Anxiety and Young Language Learners: Broadening the Scope of the Research Agenda. Humanising Language Teaching, 17(4). http://old.hltmag.co.uk/aug15/sart02.htm