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Bursa Ministery of Education is organizing adult education events under the name of "Teacher Academy". Academicians conducted some seminars to teachers on different topics on 22 November 2019. Dr. Baltacı Goktalay talked abot Web 2.0 tools that can be used on 3D animations, coding, photo editing, graphics design, comics design and evaluation. Dr. Gursoy created a workshop on "Navigating through the 21st century: Promoting critical thinking in language classes". Dr. Bulunuz provided a discussion on "Reflective teaching concepts on professional development". 

 

The aim of the project financed by Erasmus programme (KA2)  is to develop an innovative and effective method to help children improve their literacy skills, especially taking into account multilingual children, who use one language at home and another language at school. It does so by combining the know-how of the partnership in the fields of multilingual education, programming and publishing, hereby taking a multidisciplinary approach and integrating the teaching of several basic skills.

The project “My professional experience is a key to success” focuses on the development of professional competences and practical skills in third-year students of Secondary School No. 1 in Ostrzeszów. Two-week-long internships organized as part of the project will be a form of serving apprenticeships required by Polish education law.

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:

 “Migratory Musics” brings together a network of European partners keen to share their practices and thoughts on the role of the arts and school in the process of social integration, without erasing people's cultural heritage. Lullabies are considered as a trace of this heritage, from which a relationship of trust is built between children, their families and their new environment.

"Literary education at school is a powerful vehicle for decolonizing a strong Eurocentric vision, incapable, that is, of knowing and feeling the other - even within the cultural traditions - not as a threat, but as an opportunity for new and often unpredictable exchanges "

6 December 2019
by Lucia Iacovone
(en)

Centre for foreign languages Anglia was founded in 1995 in Novi Sad. It is a private language school which organizes English and German language courses for children, teenagers and adults and prepares students for the Cambridge exams.

19 November 2019
by Jovana Rupar
(en)

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)
Saturday 25 January 2020, Germany

Häppchenweise Deutsch – Deutsch lernen mit Themen Ernährung und Bewegung

Die deutsche Sprache Zugewanderten näher bringen – in dieser Veranstaltung lernen Sie das Material zu "Häppchenweise Deutsch - Deutsch lernen mit den Themen Ernährung und Bewegung" kennen. Das Material wurde speziell für die Vermittlung von Deutsch als Zweitsprache konzipiert. Es bietet Lehrenden fertig ausgearbeitete und differenzierbare Unterlagen und Anregungen für den Einsatz im Unterricht.

Thursday 28 November 2019 to Friday 29 November 2019, Latvia

Konference "Vārds un tā pētīšanas aspekti"

Liepājas Universitātes Humanitāro un mākslas zinātņu fakultāte un Kurzemes Humanitārais institūts aicina piedalīties 24. starptautiskajā zinātniskajā konferencē "Vārds un tā pētīšanas aspekti". 

28 November 2019
by Ingrida Muraskovska
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Tuesday 26 November 2019, Hungary

Digitális kompetenciák és nyelvtanulás

Felnőtt Tanulás Hete rendezvénysorozat részeként került megrendezésre a Katedra Nyelviskolában a Neumann János Számítógép-tudományi Társaság és az EPALE Magyarország workshopja, ahol a résztvevők előadásokat hallhatnak a felnőttek nyelvtanulását támogató digitális eszközökről, valamint 4-5 fős csoportokban megvitathatják a felmerülő kérdéseket, beszélgethetnek jó gyakorlatokról.

Wednesday 27 November 2019, Spain

Sesión de difusión de la convocatoria 2020 del programa Erasmus+ en el CI Escuela de Educadores/as de Pamplona

Debido a la complejidad del programa Erasmus+ 2014-2020, y el cambio tan significativo que conlleva en relación a los anteriores programas europeos (PAP y Sócrates), es conveniente actualizar la información, exponer los datos de la convocatoria 2019, y presentar las novedades de la convocatoria 2020 en este último año de su andadura.
Wednesday 20 November 2019 to Friday 22 November 2019, Poland

International School of English Teachers

Storytelling ve výuce cizích jazyků

Vyučujete anglický jazyk a hledáte inspiraci? Zúčastněte se zahraničního semináře, kde Vám představíme inovativní vyučovací metodu založenou na storytellingu. Lekce pro úroveň A1 - B1 jsou zaměřené na každodenní životní situace. Přináší tak praktické využití cizího jazyka v běžném životě.

Kde: Lublin, Polsko

Kdy: 20. - 22. listopadu 2019

Registrace: https://ic-english.eu/workshop/

doprava, ubytování a strava na místě a účast na semináři je hrazena

Friday 25 October 2019 to Saturday 26 October 2019, Netherlands

DRONGO talenfestival

Tijdens de 8e editie van DRONGO talenfestival staat taal in al haar facetten centraal. Het thema van DRONGO talenfestival 2019 is ‘de impact van taal’.

Saturday 9 November 2019 to Sunday 19 January 2020, Turkey

General English Training

General English education consists of 6 basic levels and each level is completed with 100 lessons. Training is given in CEFR standards by using technical equipment and various additional materials suitable for the needs of the age, including visual and auditory. The groups are formed according to the results of the level examination. Internationally valid certificate is given to the students of the course by the coordinatorship. For more information, please visit ataile.atauni.edu.tr.

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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resources

Within the "Bridges to success for Bridge Language Study House" (2018-1-RO01-KA104-048245) Erasmus+ Ka1 Mobility Project in the field of Adult Education, 4 teachers from Bridge Language Study House took part in a structured course related to coaching in education.

As a result of this mobility, internal training events were organised in our institution and the English Department of our language school developed an example of Course Curriculum based on what they have learned during the training. 

The aim of New Neighbours is to highlight the positive social and economic contributions that are made by migrants and refugees throughout communities across Europe. By promoting direct participation in media production and intercultural dynamics, it is hoped to foster tolerance and acceptance for migrants and refugees in EU member states.

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.

The Department for Education has released a new report that considers the availability of ESOL learning courses and progression in ESOL provision in England. Although it focuses on research and findings in England, it may be of use to other UK countries that have similar and relatable experiences of ESOL provision. It is free to download from the government website.

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.

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