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The Council of Europe are inviting everyone to take part in a language challenge around the European Day of Languages! The 51 challenges within the handbook encourage learners to go outside their comfort zone and take advantage of the opportunities to practice or learn more about a language.

After two years of continuous work, our Erasmus+ strategic partnership "Languages, Opening Gates to Society" (LOGS) has finished. Four organizations from  four different European countries were involved: 

  • The Finnish Folk High School, Gothenburg, Sweden (coordinator)
  • CFA Catalonia, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain (partner)
  • Jazyková škola Poprad, Czech republic (partner)
  • Tartu Folk High School, Tartu, Estonia (partner)

The objectives of projects were:

In today’s rapidly developing world, where digitisation and technology stand at the forefront of how we communicate, use services and complete everyday tasks, our ability to confidently and safely use the internet and technology is  vital to ensure our participation in our communities and our ability to find employment.
 

Approaches to integration of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in schools vary widely in Europe. In particular, the teaching language to be used with newly-arrived migrant pupils can be a controversial topic. Should they learn only the host country language or should they be encouraged to keep their mother tongue?

The Foundation Tempus announces that the European Language Label 2019 Call is open for entries. The European Language Label (ELL) is an award whose aim is to highlight and reward innovative and creative initiatives in the field of teaching and learning languages. It also functions as a stimulus to uncover and disseminate results of such initiatives, while promoting public interest in improving language skills. The deadline for submission is 31 May 2019.

When you talk about contemporary museum education, the term ‘participatory museum’ immediately comes to mind. In museum context, in short, participation is co-creating interpretations, sharing experiences and combining them in order to jointly go through an exhibition. In this exchange of feelings, cultural and historical experiences, visitors and the museum, including its employees and educators, are involved. These processes would not have been possible without communication, which allows questions to be asked, views to be exchanged and social bonds to be created. For effective communication to take place, it is essential to create conditions for active language interaction. And this is why the Museum of Warsaw has developed the project entitled Warsaw for Intermediate Learners, as part of which a series of classes based on content and language integrated learning were created, as well as museum and street games, intended for foreigners learning Polish.

7 October 2019
by Katarzyna Zak-Caplot
(pl)
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"Valodu Mape" SIA in corporation with partners from Austria, Estonia, Croatia, Finland and Spain has carried out Erasmus+ project “Methods of more attractive foreign language education, excluding English as a medium of instruction for applicants for job and asylum” (further “MAFLE”). The project period was from 01/12/2017- 30/09/2019.

30 September 2019
by Lelde GRAVA
(en)

"Sharing Best Practices in Teaching English for 50+" is an international project with English language teachers/learners from Poland, Romania and Estonia taking part in it. The project was implemented as part of Erasmus + Adult Education program, Action 2. The main purpose of the project/cooperation was to exchange experience in the field of teaching English to 50+ students.

The HOPE project was created following the dismantling of the ”jungle” in Calais in 2017. It was initiated by Pascale Gérard, Director of the Department of Social Inclusion in AFPA, who leads the program today.  The HOPE project: accommodation and career guidance, combines a first phase of learning French in a professional context with a second phase in the form of a professional training contract.

Linguacuisine is an app created by an Erasmus+ project that allows people to create and share recipes, in turn allowing them to build a variety of skills, in particular cultural awareness and language skills. In celebration of the success of the project, they are holding the LinguaChef competition, which will provide the winner with a £200 cash prize and a LinguaChef Gold Certificate.

26 July 2019
by NSS UK
(en)

As a language teacher I have always considered CPD as a crucial element of my professional life. I have constantly been on the lookout for opportunities for training where I can develop linguistically, update my methodology and shape my attitude towards teaching. Bell Teacher Training Campus seems to be the place that can satisfy all my expectations.

Thursday 28 November 2019, Sweden

Språklärargalan 2019 i Uppsala

Språklärargalan är en årlig konferens som innehåller intressanta föreläsningar och spännande rundabordssamtal. Europeiska kvalitetsutmärkelsen i språk och Inspirationspriset delas ut på galan.

Träffa andra språklärare, inspireras och diskutera ämnen som exempelvis motivation, bedömning, språk- och kunskapsutvecklande arbetssätt via digitala verktyg och språkens betydelse för att förstå andra kulturer. Genom att du aktivt deltar i rundabordssamtal som leds av en samtalsledare synliggör vi varandras beprövade erfarenhet.

10 October 2019
by EPALE NSS Sverige
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Tuesday 26 November 2019, Sweden

Språklärargalan 2019 i Malmö

Språklärargalan är en årlig konferens som innehåller intressanta föreläsningar och spännande rundabordssamtal. Europeiska kvalitetsutmärkelsen i språk och Inspirationspriset delas ut på galan. 

Träffa andra språklärare, inspireras och diskutera ämnen som exempelvis motivation, bedömning, språk- och kunskapsutvecklande arbetssätt via digitala verktyg och språkens betydelse för att förstå andra kulturer. Genom att du aktivt deltar i rundabordssamtal som leds av en samtalsledare synliggör vi varandras beprövade erfarenhet.

10 October 2019
by EPALE NSS Sverige
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Thursday 28 November 2019 to Friday 29 November 2019, Austria

Interdisziplinäre Tagung: Europabildung | Tagungsreihe "sprache-macht-gesellschaft"

Die Tagungsreihe sprache – macht – gesellschaft zielt darauf ab, die Ermöglichung gesellschaftlicher Teilhabe aus interdisziplinärer Perspektive in den Blick zu nehmen. In Hinsicht auf Zusammenhänge der Sprachlichkeit gesellschaftlichen Seins und der Notwendigkeit politischer und sprachlicher Bildung stellen sich nicht nur Fragen nach der Rolle der Sprache in der politischen Bildung bzw. nach dem Politischen in der sprachlichen Bildung und damit grundsätzlich danach, wie Sprachverwendung und Denken sowie politische Diskurse und die Verwendung von Sprache miteinander verknüpft sind.

Thursday 10 October 2019 to Friday 11 October 2019, Hungary

XV. Félúton Konferencia

A 2019/2020-as tanév őszi félévében a BTK Nyelvtudományi Doktori Iskola magyar nyelvészet doktori programja ismét megrendezi hagyományos konferenciáját. 

A Félúton célja, hogy a különböző intézményekben és különböző nyelvészeti témákban kutató PhD-hallgatók megismerhessék egymás kutatási eredményeit, valamint lehetőséget kapjanak saját témájuk bemutatására, illetve felmerülő kutatói dilemmáik nyilvános szakmai megvitatására. Az előadások nyelve magyar, időkeretük 20 perc.

Friday 17 January 2020 to Saturday 18 January 2020, United Kingdom

ELT Conference 2020

The ELT Conference will take place at Prospero House in London on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 January 2020.  It is ideal for those working in the ELT sector. The conference will provide plenaries, elective sessions, expert speakers and a food and drinks reception. The first day will focus on academic management, the second on classroom practice.

Monday 7 October 2019, Turkey

Workshop on the Languages and Cultures of Syrian Turkmen Immigrants in the Context of Intangible Cultural Heritage "

Gaziantep University Faculty of Arts and Sciences Department of Turkish Language and Literature "Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Context of Syrian Turkmen Immigrants Workshop on the language and culture" will be organized. The evet will take a place in GAUN (Gaziantep University) Mavera Congress and Cultural Hall in the main campus. The workshop will be held in two sessions. In the first session language dialects will be discussed and in the second session intangible cultural heritage will be discussed.

Wednesday 8 January 2020 to Tuesday 14 January 2020, Croatia

PREVENTING BULLYING IN SCHOOLS

Preventing bullying in schools course is aimed at teachers of various subjects at all levels and other school staff. One of the challenges for teachers nowadays is dealing with abuse and conflicts that can severely affect their students. It is important for teachers to recognize the early signs of bullying and to intervene in a suitable way. Bullying creates an atmosphere of fear and has a negative impact on the learning environment. Students should be encouraged to look at problems from multiple perspectives and approach differences among themselves with empathy.
Wednesday 18 November 2020 to Tuesday 24 November 2020, Croatia

Special needs in Education

Creating a proper and supportive learning environment for special needs children might be a challenge for teachers. It requires a detailed knowledge of how a teacher should address the students´ learning needs and how support them in their educational path. Within our Special needs in education course, you will have an amazing opportunity to visit institutions for special needs in education and to learn with our lecturers.
Welcome to the ELTA Learning and Sharing for Better Teaching E- Resource Pack. The project Learning and Sharing for Better Teaching has been created by English Language Teachers’ Association of Serbia (ELTA Serbia) with the idea to provide English language teachers with a new, innovative and up-to-date teacher training which would help them improve their teaching skills and competencies. The project participants have seen Erasmus+ project scheme as an opportunity to create and offer new training courses and teaching material to all English teachers who feel willing to grow. The participants attended six different teacher training courses during the summer of 2018. Hence this E-Resource Pack which is designed to offer a set of classroom activities and useful applications to be shared with the wider EFL audience.

This is an Erasmus+ funded project which aims to design and implement effective training tools for enhancing key skills and competences of (a) highly-skilled refugees and (b) the language teachers who work with them, and so enhance the employability and societal integration of skilled refugees.

Artykuł podsumowujący badanie, w którym uczestniczyły starsze osoby dorosłe z Polski (w wieku 55-68 lat), rozpoczynające naukę angielskiego. W badaniu, przeprowadzonym metodą wywiadu narracyjnego, uczestnicy opisywali swoją motywację, napotykane trudności i wyzwania, strategie nauki, postrzegane problemy związane z wiekiem oraz rekomendacje dotyczące procesu nauczania.

EPALE Ireland and Léargas hosted regional workshops on 'Drama for Adult Language Learning', facilitated by Miriam Stewart. Miriam’s presentation from the workshops, ‘Embodied Language’, focuses on using drama as a tool for language acquisition. If you are interested in the topic, the presentation includes a number of different references that you can explore further.

This resource was created by the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership ‘We Are One’ – Altogether Better. It is an e-inventory focusing on the discrimination of minorities in Europe, considering the reasons behind discrimination and what support can be offered to improve the experiences of minority groups. The partner countries include the UK, Spain, Italy and Sweden.

A language passport is a useful tool for self-assessment of language skills and qualifications in Serbian. It is useful for self-assessment during career guidance activities and/or language learning activities.  

 

 

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