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As part of the dissemination phase of the Erasmus + project two rounds of in-house seminars took place on the 15th and 29th of November, 2019. Each seminar consisted of three workshops where the teachers who attended the training courses in Barcelona, Konstanz and Dublin shared their experience and presented new activities and innovative teaching methods to their colleagues.

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)
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Adult Learning Wales has commissioned spoken Welsh training under the Welsh in the Workplace scheme to help learners who already have some basic Welsh language skills to develop them further. This is a Star Supporter Competition mini blog post entry that explores the context and activities of the training sessions. 

25 November 2019
by NSS UK
(en)
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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 the 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.

Monday 4 January 2021 to Friday 8 January 2021, Germany

Teacher Training: Methodik und Didaktik für Deutsch als Fremdsprache

In dieser praxisorientierten Fortbildung für Sprachlehrer/innen im Bereich Deutsch als Fremdsprache/ Deutsch als Zweitsprache geht es u.a. um folgende Fragen: Wie können wir die Kommunikation im Unterricht fördern und dabei möglichst alle Lernenden an Diskussionen beteiligen? Wie können wir bewirken, dass unsere Lernenden Wörter und grammatische Strukturen nicht nur lernen, sondern darüber hinaus in kommunikativen Kontexten verwenden?

Monday 27 July 2020 to Friday 31 July 2020, Germany

Teacher Training: Methodik und Didaktik für Deutsch als Fremdsprache

In dieser praxisorientierten Fortbildung für Sprachlehrer/innen im Bereich Deutsch als Fremdsprache/ Deutsch als Zweitsprache geht es u.a. um folgende Fragen: Wie können wir die Kommunikation im Unterricht fördern und dabei möglichst alle Lernenden an Diskussionen beteiligen? Wie können wir bewirken, dass unsere Lernenden Wörter und grammatische Strukturen nicht nur lernen, sondern darüber hinaus in kommunikativen Kontexten verwenden?

Monday 19 July 2021 to Friday 23 July 2021, Cyprus

English for Educators: advance your career (level II)

This course is ideal for all educators (primary, secondary and university teachers, university staff (academic & admin), adult educators, trainers & coaches) who want to improve their level of spoken and written English. It is designed to provide the participants with speaking, reading and writing practice for both academic and professional purposes and to improve their overall proficiency in English language in a dynamic and communicative way, through individual, pair and group work. It focuses on enabling the participants to speak and write accurately and fluently about various (general and business) topics and use appropriate language in both informal and formal settings. The course will place emphasis on strategies for effective speaking and writing and the use of these strategies to improve the participants’ analytical, as well as presentation skills. It will empower them to use a range of different ways to express and connect their ideas. Upon completion participants will gain the knowledge of lexical and grammatical structures that will improve their academic and business communication. They should be able to demonstrate improved proficiency and built confidence in order to effectively participate in activities appropriate to academic and professional settings, which include making and delivering presentations, as well as participating in business meetings and other corporate events. This course, although structured, is designed to be flexible and can be adapted to suit the specific needs of the participants. Important note: ‘English for Educators (Level II): advance your career/business communication’ course is for teachers/educators who have an upper-intermediate to advanced (B2-C1) level of English, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Friday 29 May 2020, Belgium

De plaats van woordenschat en grammatica in je NT2-les

We willen als NT2-docenten graag dat onze cursisten het Nederlands effectief kunnen gebruiken in het dagelijkse leven, dat ze dingen leren waarmee ze gebaat zijn en snel aansluiting kunnen vinden in de samenleving. Met andere woorden: functionele taalvaardigheid staat voorop in de NT2-les. Heeft ingaan op expliciete kenniselementen als woordenschat en grammatica hierin een plaats? Wanneer heeft het inzoomen op woordenschat of grammatica het meeste kans om door cursisten opgepikt te worden? Op welke manier? En wat werkt voor wie?...

Monday 3 February 2020 to Friday 7 February 2020, Spain

Training course for teachers of Spanish as a Foreign Language in Spain

Education is going through some of the most interesting changes in its history, but it is a fact that these changes are always complicated. Adapting to the new times, this course offer new tools and methods of teaching in order to offer a unique learning experience to students of Spanish as a foreign language. The upcoming generations use technology in practically every aspect of their lives and therefore the way in which they relate to learning could not be no different. Besides knowing how to teach, having a good grasp of new technologies is equally important in order to become aware of the role they play within the classroom.
Tuesday 17 December 2019, Netherlands

Classroom English Online

Are you working in a bilingual secondary or vocational school and do you feel that you would like to develop your English language skills? Do you sometimes feel that you lack the appropriate language to teach your subject in English and manage the classroom environment? Or would you just like to polish your classroom English? Radboud in’to Languages’ Classroom English Online provides you the opportunity to develop your English where and when you like.

Friday 13 December 2019 to Wednesday 5 February 2020, Spain

FORMACIÓN FUNCIONARIADO EN PRÁCTICAS DE ESCUELAS OFICIALES DE IDIOMAS

Este curso de formación semipresencial está dirigido exclusivamente al funcionariado docente en prácticas del Departamento de Educación del Gobierno de Aragón, curso 2019-20. La inscripción se realizará de oficio debido al carácter obligatorio de esta formación para el acceso al cuerpo.
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.

''This paper scrutinizes the factors affecting L1 and L2 speech fluency, focusing particularly on self-repaired speech errors in English as L2 in the speech of native Serbian speakers. The research was conducted to examine the level of L1 lexis and grammar interference in L2 speech production due to the higher cognitive load during L2 speech production.

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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.

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