• Igor Filipini Cearon
  • Heloísa Pedroso de Moraes Feltes


neurociência, neuroeducação, período crítico, lingua estrangeira, metodologias de ensino-aprendizagem



This paper intends to establish a connection between neuroscience and the teaching and learning of a foreign language. It starts with an introduction of the subject, proceeding to an overview of the brain areas related to language, the conceptualizations of neuroplasticity and the different concepts of the critical period and sensitive period hypothesis. Then, the contributions of neuroscience has made in the language teaching and learning field will be analyzed, as well as how these contributions can be adapted and applied to a foreign language classroom. It was concluded that neuroscience might be able to support the teacher’s methodologies in order to improve his/her techniques and facilitate students’ learning.



Este artigo pretende estabelecer uma conexão entre a neurociência e o ensino e aprendizagem de uma língua estrangeira; começando por uma introdução do assunto; em seguida apresentando uma visão geral de quais áreas do cérebro estão relacionadas à linguagem, as conceituações da neuroplasticidade e os diferentes conceitos da hipótese do período crítico e sensível. Após,  é realizada uma análise de quais contribuições a neurociência fez no campo de ensino e aprendizagem de línguas, bem como de que modo essas contribuições podem ser adaptadas e aplicadas em uma sala de aula de língua estrangeira.. Concluiu-se que a neurociência pode ser capaz de apoiar as metodologias do professor, a fim de melhorar suas técnicas e facilitar o aprendizado dos alunos.


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Filipini Cearon, I., & Pedroso de Moraes Feltes , H. (2020). NEUROSCIENCE ROLE IN THE FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING AND LEARNING. Ciências & Cognição, 25(1), 43-60. Recuperado de



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