Sandie has lived and worked in Portugal since 1987. She is an independent scholar, working as a teacher educator, author and consultant and specialising in early years language education. She has experience of working with all age groups and their teachers, but her main focus is pre-primary (ages 3 - 6 years). Sandie has an MA in TESOL from The University of Manchester and a PhD in didactics and teacher education from The University of Aveiro in Portugal. Both her MA dissertation and PhD thesis involved research in pre-primary contexts.
Sandie’s other passion is picturebooks, a form of children’s literature, which uses both picture and word to create meaning. She writes a blog, Picturebooks in ELT, which promotes the use of picturebooks with language learners of all age groups.
Sandie has authored a number of language learning courses and resource books and is the co-author of the guidelines for primary English education in Portugal. She is a regular contributor to edited volumes, journals and magazines related to ELT. She is also co-editor of the CLELE journal, an open access online journal, which brings children’s literature and language learning together.
Sandie gives plenaries, workshops and presentations around the world, and has worked as a trainer with NILE since 2006. She writes teacher development materials and is a part-time trainer for Oxford University Press and Associação Portuguesa de Professores de Inglês (APPI).
Mourão, S. (forthcoming). Teaching English in the early years. Peaslake: Delta Publishing
Bento, C. Coelho, R. Joseph, N. & Mourão, S. (2005). Programa de Generalização de Ensino de Inglês no 1º Ciclo do ensino Básico. Orientações Programáticas Lisboa: Ministério de Educação
Dias, A. & Mourão, S. (2005). Inglês no 1.º ciclo – práticas partilhadas. Porto: ASA Editores.
Mourão, S. (2003). Junior English Timesavers ‘REALBOOKS! in the Primary Classroom. London: Mary Glasgow Scholastic
Mourão, S. & Lourenço, M. (Eds.) (forthcoming). Early years second language education: international perspectives on theories and practice. Abingdon: Routledge
Mourão, S. (Ed.). (2010). APPInep: Celebrating ten years of teaching children in Portugal. Lisbon: APPI
Mitchell-Schuitevoerder, R. & Mourão, S. (Eds.). (2006). Teachers and young learners - research in our classrooms. Canterbury: IATEFL
Mourão, S. (2011). Hello Jack! Student's Book & Teacher's Guide. Oxford: Macmillan
Mourão, S. Coelho, R. Bento, C. Joseph, N. (2009). Hoola Hoop Primary 1, 2, 3, 4 Student's Book & Teacher's Guide. Porto: Porto Editora
Coelho, D & Mourão, S. (2009). Little Hoola Pre-school Student's Book & Teacher's Guide. Porto: Porto Editora
Mourão, S. & Gamboa, F.C. (2009). Best Buddies Student's Book, Activity Book & Teacher's Guide Level 1, 2 and 3. Editorial Macmillan de México, S.A: Mexico City
Mourão, S. (2007). Three in a Tree Activity Book - Level A and B. Oxford University Press: Oxford
Chapters in books
Mourão, S. (forthcoming). Valuing children’s linguistic repertoires to support foreign language development during repeated read alouds of English picturebooks. In S. Mourão, & Lourenço, M. (Ed.) Early Years Second Language Education: International Perspectives on Theories and Practice. Abingdon: Routledege.
Borges, M. & Mourão, S. (2013). Planeta Tangerina: an editorial concept that pushes boundaries. In B. Carrington, & J. Harding, (Eds.). Beyond the Book: Transforming Children’s Literature. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Mourão, S. (2012). Picturebook: object of discovery. In J. Bland, & C. Lütge, (Eds.). Children’s Literature in Second Language Education. London: Bloomsbury Academic
Mourão, S. (2012). Repeated read alouds and picturebook illustrations: a discussion around language development in a FL context. In H. Emery, & F. Gardiner-Hyland (Eds.). Contextualizing EFL for young learners: international perspectives on policy and practice. Dubai: TESOL Arabia Publications. pp. 361-379
Mourão, S. (2009). Using stories in the primary classroom. In L. Denham, & N. Figueras, (Eds.). BritLit: Using Literature in EFL Classrooms. Barcelona: APAC pp. 19 – 33
Mourão, S. (2006). Understanding authentic picturebooks. How do children do it? In R. Mitchell-Schuitevoerder, & S. Mourão, (Eds.). Teachers and Young learners: Research in our classrooms. Canterbury: IATEFL
Mourão, S. (2006). Understanding and sharing: English storybook borrowing in Portuguese pre-schools and a repeated storytelling procedure. In J. Enever & G. Schmid-Schönbein, (Eds.). Picturebooks and primary EFL learners. Munchen: Langenscheidt
Articles (since 2008)
Mourão, S. (2013) Picturebooks for old and young. APPI Journal, 2013.2 Autumn APPI: Lisbon
Mourão, S. (2013). Response to 'The Lost Thing': Notes from a secondary classroom. CLELEjournal Vol 1(1) 2013 pp. 81-106. Retrieved from: http://clelejournal.org/article5/
Mourão, S. (2013). 'Review article: Teaching Children’s Literature. It’s Critical!' (C. Leland, M. Lewison, and J. Harste). ELT Journal (2013) doi: 10.1093/elt/cct025
Mourão, S. (2012). Supporting the development of Emotional Intelligence. In The Young Learners and Teenagers SIG Publication Spring 2012 Issue 1, IATEFL: Canterbury
Mourão, S. (2011). Apontamentos sobre a flexibilidade na relação imagem-palavra no livro-álbum: exemplos ao alcance de todos. Malasartes nº 21/22 Novembro 2011. pp. 54-63
Mourão, S. (2011). Current research: Using picturebooks with language learners of all ages. The Teacher Trainer Autumn / November 2011 Vol 5, nº 3, p 20-23
Mourão, S. (2011). The learning affordances of picturebooks. Special Supplement: Teaching English to Young Learners. The ETAS Journal. English Teachers Association Switzerland: Yverdon. pp 36–38
Mourão, S. (2011). Picturebooks are for children and teenagers. The Young Learners and Teenagers SIG Publication Spring 2011 Issue 1 IATEFL: Canterbury
Mourão, S. (2011). Demystifying the picturebook. IN English: The British Council magazine for teachers of English in Lusophone Countries (British Council: Porto) pp. 11-15 Retrieved from: http://issuu.com/britishcouncilportugal/docs/inenglishdigital_01
Mourão, S. (2011). Picturebooks for all. Retrieved from: http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/think/articles/picture-books-all
Mourão, S. (2010). Picturebooks - the visual and the verbal. APPI Journal 2010:1 Spring APPI: Lisbon
Mourão, S. (2010). 'Review article: Oxford Basics for Children: Vocabulary Activities, Starting and Ending Lessons, English Through Music' in ELTJ Vol 64/3 July 2010
Mourão, S. (2010). 'What’s in a picturebook?' in Mourão, S. (Ed.) APPInep: Celebrating ten years of teaching children in Portugal Lisboa: APPI
Mourão, S. (2009). Picturebooks - objects of discovery. APPI Journal 2009:2 Autumn APPI: Lisbon
Mourão, S. (2009). ‘Surprised!’ Telling the pictures. Can the illustrations in picturebooks promote language acquisition? In M. Cruz, & P. Medeiros, (Coords.). Revista Saber & Educar. nº 14 Ensino de Línguas no 1º Ciclo do Ensino Básico e Pré-escolar. Lisbon: Escola Superior de Educação de Paula Frassinetti ISSN 1647-2144 Retrieved from http://www.esepf.pt/rev/?p=a_pt/sed14.html
Mourão, S. (2008). Review article: 500 Activities for the primary classroom' (Read, C.). ELT Journal July 2008 Issue 62/3 OUP: Oxford
Sandie Mourão NILE Training Consultant