Author: Sue Garton

Events

CLIL Mondays

Online CLIL talks

Learning through Languages UK and the Centre for Language Research at Aston are pleased to announce the launch of « CLIL Mondays », the second Monday of each month from 4.30 to 5.30.This series of online talks is aimed at teachers at primary, secondary and tertiary levels who have an interest in Content and Language Integrated Learning. CLIL Mondays combine short 30-min talks on aspects of CLIL with Q&A time. From Spring 2021, one session per term will be open to practitioners for sharing of good practice, you are warmly invited to come and present your CLIL work…

 

CLIL Mondays (Autumn-Winter 20-21)

 

Monday 9th November (4.30-5.30)

 

Monday 14th December (4.30-5.30)

 

Monday 11th January (4.30-5.30)

 

 Monday 8th February (4.30-5.30)

 

Monday 8th March (4.30-5.30)

 

Conference, Events

Free Online Primary FL Teacher Education

Teaching and Learning Languages in Primary Schools: Putting Research into Practice

Starts from 5th October

Course location:

  • MOOC on Futurelearn

Course facilitators:

  • Alison Porter, University of Southampton
  • Florence Myles, University of Essex
  • Suzanne Graham, University of Reading

Target group:

  • This course is primarily designed for primary school teachers who teach children foreign languages. However, it will also provide useful content for language teacher educators, as well as school subject leads and leadership teams.
  • The course will also be of interest to parents, private language school practitioners and those who run after-school language clubs, including private tutors.

Course objectives – By the end of the course Participants will be able to:

  • Synthesise and discuss empirical evidence regarding young language learner motivation, progression and literacy learning
  • Evaluate language learning resources and practice against language learning theory and evidence
  • Explain the importance of classroom and teacher factors in young learners’ progression and outcomes
  • Experiment with existing practice or novel resources and record reflections on their effectiveness in terms of linguistic outcomes, cognitive and emotional engagement

Online register form: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/teaching-languages-in-primary-schools-putting-research-into-practice

For further information please click here 

Conference, Events

CLIL International Conference – Linz-Austria-2020

CLILing the European classrooms – How can practitioners and researchers learn from each other to maximise learning in multilingual classrooms?

Since the launching of CLIL in the early 90s its central tenet of teaching a school subject through a target language in an integrative approach has been enthusiastically embraced by teachers throughout Europe. In officially German-speaking countries the approach of “sprachsensibler Unterricht”, which is inspired by the concepts of language awareness and languages across the curriculum as teaching approaches for all subjects is gaining more and more interest.

However, this diversity of contexts and communities in subject-related language teaching, and a treacherous perception of “just do it”, seems to let theoreticians and practitioners drift apart. CLIL practitioners appear to mainly draw on their experiential classroom knowledge and theoreticians seem to mostly focus on broader conceptual issues.

This conference, therefore, aims at providing a space for CLIL researchers and practitioners of all languages and contexts to share their studies and opinions on what works, why and how, in the CLIL classroom. Based on the premise that practice serves as the supreme judge of theory, practitioners and theoreticians are invited to present and discuss their experiences, beliefs, findings and theories of CLIL and language sensitive teaching in the context of migration-related multilingualism to advance their teaching and teacher education.

Being mindful of increased research and classroom activities on translingual knowledge transfer, this conference also invites contributions of multilingual and multimodal teaching practices and research.

The official conference languages are German and English.

Date:
27th to 29th February 2020

Venue:
Pädagogische Hochschule Oberösterreich
Kaplanhofstraße 40
4020 Linz, Austria

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

  • Phil Ball
  • Monika Angela Budde
  • Christiane Dalton-Puffer
  • Keith Kelly
  • Oliver Meyer
  • Magdalena Michalak
  • Ursula Neumann
  • Ute Smit

Confirmed Workshops Leaders

  • Brigitte Gottinger
  • Marie-Theres Gruber
  • Petra Pargfrieder
  • Andrea Partsch
  • Isabel Perez-Torres
  • Verena Plutzar
  • Rosie Tanner
  • Bilge Yörenç

Deadline: 10 January 2020

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