Ana Gonçalves Matos

Ana Gonçalves Matos
Modern Languages, Cultures and Literatures
Assistant Professor


1.22, B1

Teaching languages



Online pages

Professional and Research Networking Sites

Scientific areas

  • Teacher Education and Applied Language Studies
  • Intercultural communication
  • citizenship education
  • teaching literature/language/culture
  • FL education through the arts
Intercultural education, intercultural citizenship, literary studies

Selected Publications

  • (2015) Mark Sawyer & Ana Gonçalves Matos. "The intercultural role of literature in foreign language teaching: A comparative study (Portugal and Japan)". Kotoba to Bunka. Kwansei Gakuin University Language Center, 3 (18), 55-74. ISSN 1343-8530
  • (2012) Literary Texts and Intercultural Learning - Exploring New Directions. Oxford and Bern: Peter Lang.
  • (2011) “Current readers and intercultural learning”. In Arndt Witte and Theo Harden (eds), Intercultural Competence - Concepts, Challenges, Evaluations. Oxford and Bern: Peter Lang.
  • (2010) "A model for intercultural reading in foreign language education". In M. Cañado (ed.)Proceedings of the XXIII GRETA Convention. Updating TEFL: a Classic Reborn. Jaén: Joxman Editores.
  • (2009) "Modes of reading literary texts in a foreign language in intercultural perspective". In Carlos Ceia, Miguel Alarcão e Iolanda Ramos (org), Letras e Ciências, as Duas Culturas de Filipe Furtado - Livro de Homenagem (pp. 153-158). Lisboa: Caleidoscópio

Academic training

Year Degree Area Institution Grade
Anglo-Portuguese Studies
Anglo-Portuguese Studies
Very Good (A)
Portuguese and English Studies

Relevant Professional Experience

  • Researcher at CETAPS (Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies)
  • Coordinator MA Teaching English in the 3rd Cycle of Basic Education and in Secondary Education
  • Coordinator MA Teaching English and a Foreign Language in the 3rd Cycle of Basic Education and in Secondary Education
  • Responsible for in-service training seminars
  • Member of the editorial board of e-TEALS: an e-journal of Teacher Education and Applied Language Studies. Porto : Universidade do Porto. Faculdade de Letras. Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (CETAPS). Nº 1(2010)- ISSN 1647-712X
  • Member of the editorial review board of CLELE (Children’s Literature in English Language Education)

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