European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Languages

The European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Languages (EPOSTL) is a document intended for students undergoing their initial teacher education which encourages them to reflect on the didactic knowledge and skills necessary to teach ...

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Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9789287162076

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Languages (EPOSTL) is a document intended for students undergoing their initial teacher education which encourages them to reflect on the didactic knowledge and skills necessary to teach languages, helps them to assess their own didactic competences and enables them to monitor their progress and to record their experiences of teaching during the course of their teacher education. It was developed for the European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe by a team of teacher educators from Armenia, Austria, Norway, Poland and UK, assisted by student teachers and teacher educators from all 33 member states of the ECML. Building on insights from the Common European Framework of Reference and the European Language Portfolio as well as the European Commission-financed project European Profile for Language Teacher Education - A Frame of Reference (Profile), it seeks to help prepare students for their future profession in a variety of teaching contexts. Further, the EPOSTL can facilitate discussion of aims and curricula between teacher educators working within different national or European contexts.
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Using the European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Languages

The book entitled Using the European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Languages presents examples, discussions and research findings of how the EPOSTL is used in initial teacher education courses, in bi-lateral teacher education programs ...

Author: David Newby

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9287171629

Category: Education

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The European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Languages is a tool for reflection and self-assessment of the didactic knowledge and skills necessary to teach languages. It builds on insights from the Common European Framework of Reference and the European Language Portfolio as well as the European Profile for Language Teacher Education. Four years after its initial publication it has been translated into twelve European and Asian languages.To meet widespread demand this ECML publication provides materials which support its implementation in teacher education. The book entitled Using the European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Languages presents examples, discussions and research findings of how the EPOSTL is used in initial teacher education courses, in bi-lateral teacher education programs and in teaching practice. The accompanying folder and flyer feature, amongst other things, guidelines for strategic measures for introducing the EPOSTL in a particular institution.
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English Language Teaching in the European Credit Transfer System

JESÚS PÉREZ GONZÁLEZ Competencies in Language Teaching : From their
Conceptualisation to their Concretion in the Curriculum 1 . Introduction From a
short time ago , nearly all the educational systems of the most developed
countries ...

Author: María Luisa Pérez Cañado

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039116541

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This book seeks to bridge the gap between theory and practice by identifying the main challenges which the implementation of the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) is posing in language teaching. It reports on the outcomes yielded by prominent European research projects and thematic networks and presents the insights of a prestigious set of scholars, practitioners, and policy-makers from different parts of Europe. The book is divided into four main parts. The first section examines the coordination of language studies in the European Higher Education Area, from general language policy development, to the practicalities of coordinating whole degrees or drawing up ECTS study guides. The second part analyses the concept of competencies within the Bologna process. Methodological aspects are broached in the third thematic block by sharing practical accounts and experiences across Europe. The final part seeks to clarify the most important aspects with regard to evaluating language learning in the new credit system, and examines learning outcomes, student work hours, or ECTS credits.
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European Language Policy and Its Implications for Language Teacher Education in the Academic Context

Słowa kluczowe: języki, różnojęzyczność, wielojęzyczność, kształcenie nauczycieli języków obcych, europejska polityka językowa, languages, plurilingualism, multilingualism, language teacher education, European language policy.

Author: Katarzyna Cybulska (anglistyka)

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ISBN: OCLC:1050852945

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Słowa kluczowe: języki, różnojęzyczność, wielojęzyczność, kształcenie nauczycieli języków obcych, europejska polityka językowa, languages, plurilingualism, multilingualism, language teacher education, European language policy.
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CEFR informed Learning Teaching and Assessment

This book is a practical guide to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment (CEFR) (Council of Europe 2001) and the CEFR Companion Volume (CEFR/ CV; COE 2018), which have increasingly been used ...

Author: Noriko Nagai

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811558948

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How to Train Language Teacher Trainers

This book is an examination of major issues and case studies in language
teacher training, and it is designed as a state-of-the-art compendium of current
researches on quality teacher training in Europe. While reading it, answers to the
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Author: Pierangela Diadori

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443845366

Category: Education

Page: 255

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In recent decades, considerable European investment has been devoted to the training of language assistants, full-time teaching staff and mentors, while the new figure of the professional “language teacher trainer” (LTT) has emerged. It is becoming increasingly important that future LTTs are not simply more expert teachers, or scholars competent in the various relevant disciplines, but professionals who are aware of their role, who know the development of teacher training in Europe and beyond, and who are able to compare various experiences in different training contexts. This volume is aimed at LTTs who wish to become aware of the main issues, tools and research now available for their daily practice and professional role, and for lecturers who teach prospective language teachers. Language teachers with long experience might also find useful information on how they can develop into LTTs. The book also offers an overview of recent European projects that could be relevant to principals of language departments who are involved in the assessment and performance management of their staff. Finally, the volume contains research suggestions for academic and PhD students who are investigating current issues in language teaching methodology, teacher training, lifelong learning and professional development. Contributors include: Mercè Bernaus, Nick Charge, Jim Cummins, Pierangela Diadori, Michael Kelly, Hanna Komorowska, Laura Muresan, Joe Navarro, Brian North, Mario Pace, Fiorella Perotto and Richard Rossner.
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The European Language Teacher

Professional profile of the European Language Teacher This professional profile
summarises the key components in the training of language teachers , as
identified in this study . It encapsulates examples of good practice and the aims
and ...

Author: Michael Grenfell

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: IND:30000087690107

Category: Education

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Grenfell, Kelly, and Jones (all U. of Southampton, UK) examine the current situation of initial and in-service training of secondary and primary school teachers of foreign as distinct from second languages in Europe. Based on a study commissioned by the EU Commission, Directorate General for Education and Culture, the policy- oriented text outlines
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Perspectives from the European Language Portfolio

The publication is aimed at language teacher educators and language teachers
who are preparing to use the ELP with their learners. There is guidance on how
to set up portfolio projects and use ELPs most profitably in the classroom.

Author: Barbel Kuhn (Ed)

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415675543

Category: Education

Page: 198

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Using constructivist principles and autonomous learning techniques the ELP has pioneered innovative and cutting edge approaches to learning languages that can be applied to learning across the spectrum. Although articles on the success of the ELP project have appeared in some academic journals, Perspectives from the European Language Portfoliois the first book to report on and contextualise the project’s innovative techniques for a wider educational research audience. During the last ten years the ELP has increasingly become a reference tool for language learning and teaching in primary, secondary and tertiary educational settings all around Europe. The editors of this volume believe that there is a need to reflect on the significant contribution that the ELP has delivered for language learning and teaching, and to critically evaluate its achievements. This volume offers a range of investigations from theoretical studies to practical cases around these issues, and includes: relevant contributions of the ELP to language pedagogy; assessing the impact of the ELP on pedagogical research and practice; exploring and defining pathways for future developments; Reflective learning. This book is intended for a readership of language teachers and researchers across Europe. It will be of particular relevance to those engaged in language learning and teaching within the Common European Framework of Reference, supporting independent learning and developing a language curriculum, whether in school, adult, further or higher education.
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Aspects of Modern Language Teaching in Europe

... all European languages and most certainly with German, Spanish and also
Modern Greek. Of course, in natural speech nobody would use such massive
clusters of idiomatic expressions as that language teacher did just for
demonstration.1 ...

Author: Wolf Gewehr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134691012

Category: Education

Page: 248

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From the teaching of grammar to the teaching of literature; from classroom teaching to independent learning; from role-playing to CAL - few books on teaching languages cover such a wide field. In this book teaching experience and research from practitioners in four European countries throw new light on old problems faced every day, while others reveal innovative teaching methods and new insights into how teachers and learners interact. Sections include: *language learning strategies and computer-assisted language learning *facilitating individual progress through autonomous learning *how to bring a foreign country alive in the classroom *de-mythologising grammar teaching *how different types of dictionaries can make valuable contributions to language teaching *teaching and using idiomatic phrases.
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Teaching Modern Languages to Young Learners

This book is targeted at modern languages teachers of primary school children and focuses on curricula and syllabi, as well as on teaching materials and methodology.

Author: Marianne Nikolov

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9287162972

Category: Education

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This book is targeted at modern languages teachers of primary school children and focuses on curricula and syllabi, as well as on teaching materials and methodology. The papers look into issues related to both pre- and in-service teacher education, innovative curriculum and syllabus design in tertiary education and lower primary schools, and how new ideas can be implemented at national and classroom levels. The first six papers focus on teacher education curricula and teacher development in pre-service and in-service programs, whereas the last four papers examine curricula, teaching materials and projects in primary schools.--Publisher's description.
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The Routledge Handbook of Spanish Language Teaching

The European Language Portfolio: The Story so Far (1991–2011). Estrasburgo:
Consejo de Europa. Little, D. y R. Perclová. 2001. European Language Portfolio:
Guide for Teachers and Teacher Trainers. Estrasburgo: Consejo de Europa.

Author: Javier Muñoz-Basols

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317294184

Category: Foreign Language Study

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The Routledge Handbook of Spanish Language Teaching: metodologías, contextos y recursos para la enseñanza del español L2, provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art account of the main methodologies, contexts and resources in Spanish Language Teaching (SLT), a field that has experienced significant growth world-wide in recent decades and has consolidated as an autonomous discipline within Applied Linguistics. Written entirely in Spanish, the volume is the first handbook on Spanish Language Teaching to connect theories on language teaching with methodological and practical aspects from an international perspective. It brings together the most recent research and offers a broad, multifaceted view of the discipline. Features include: Forty-four chapters offering an interdisciplinary overview of SLT written by over sixty renowned experts from around the world; Five broad sections that combine theoretical and practical components: Methodology; Language Skills; Formal and Grammatical Aspects; Sociocultural Aspects; and Tools and Resources; In-depth reflections on the practical aspects of Hispanic Linguistics and Spanish Language Teaching to further engage with new theoretical ideas and to understand how to tackle classroom-related matters; A consistent inner structure for each chapter with theoretical aspects, methodological guidelines, practical considerations, and valuable references for further reading; An array of teaching techniques, reflection questions, language samples, design of activities, and methodological guidelines throughout the volume. The Routledge Handbook of Spanish Language Teaching contributes to enriching the field by being an essential reference work and study material for specialists, researchers, language practitioners, and current and future educators. The book will be equally useful for people interested in curriculum design and graduate students willing to acquire a complete and up-to-date view of the field with immediate applicability to the teaching of the language.
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Fundamental Concepts of Language Teaching

Linguistics and language teaching in Europe The trend outlined in the foregoing
paragraphs referred particularly to America ; but similar developments took place
in Europe ( 1940–1960 ) . Indeed , underlying Bloomfield's criticism of American ...

Author: H. H. Stern

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0194370658

Category: Foreign Language Study

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Professor Stern puts applied linguistics research into its historical and interdisciplinary perspective. He gives an authoritative survey of past developments worldwide and establishes a set of guidelines for the future. There are six parts: Clearing the Ground, Historical Perspectives, Concepts of Language, Concepts of Society, Concepts of Language Learning, and Concepts of Language Teaching.
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What English Language Teachers Need to Know Volume III

Teaching English as a foreign language in Europe. In E. Hinkel (Ed.), Handbook
of research in second language teaching and learning (Volume II, pp. 140–154).
New York: Routledge. Council ofEurope. (2009). European language portfolio.

Author: MaryAnn Christison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135098582

Category: Foreign Language Study

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What English Teachers Need to Know, a set of companion texts designed for pre-service teachers and teachers new to the field of ELT, addresses the key question: What do English language teachers need to know and be able to do in order for their students to learn English? These texts work for teachers across different contexts (countries where English is the dominant language, one of the official languages, or taught as a foreign language); different levels (elementary/primary, secondary, college or university, or adult education); and different learning purposes (general English, workplace English, English for academic purposes, or English for specific purposes). Volume I, on understanding learning, provides the background information that teachers need to know and be able to use in their classroom. Volume II, on facilitating learning, covers the three main facets of teaching: planning, instructing, and assessing. Volume III, on designing curriculum, covers the contexts for, processes in, and types of ELT curricula—linguistic based, content-based, learner-centered, and learning-centered. Throughout the three volumes, the focus is on outcomes, that is, student learning. Features • Situated in current research in the field of English language teaching and other disciplines that inform it • Sample data, including classroom vignettes • Three kinds of activities/tasks: Reflect, Explore, and Expand
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European dimension in pre and in service language teacher development

The European dimension in the training of teachers shows itself most clearly in
the meetings and exchanges of teachers and of those managing the educational
system . Such valuable occasions , during which those in question focus their ...

Author: British Council

Publisher: ENS Editions

ISBN: 2864602253

Category: Language teachers

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New Trends in Foreign Language Teaching

This book provides an insight into the latest developments in the field and discusses the new trends in foreign language teaching in four major areas, namely methods and approaches, teacher training, innovation in the classroom, and ...

Author: António Lopes

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527525474

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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Language teaching approaches, methods and procedures are constantly undergoing reassessment. New ideas keep emerging as the growing complexity of the means of communication and the opportunities created by technology put language skills to new uses. In addition, the political, social and economic impact of globalisation, the new demands of the labour market that result from it, the pursuit of competitiveness, the challenges of intercultural communication and the diversification of culture have opened new perspectives on the central role that foreign languages have come to play in the development of contemporary societies. This book provides an insight into the latest developments in the field and discusses the new trends in foreign language teaching in four major areas, namely methods and approaches, teacher training, innovation in the classroom, and evaluation and assessment.
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International Handbook of English Language Teaching

... major thrust within the language teaching profession at the present time is the
development and deployment of standards for instructional design. The
standards movement has had a significant impact on curriculum development in
Europe, ...

Author: Jim Cummins

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387463018

Category: Education

Page: 1201

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This two volume handbook provides a comprehensive examination of policy, practice, research and theory related to English Language Teaching in international contexts. More than 70 chapters highlight the research foundation for best practices, frameworks for policy decisions, and areas of consensus and controversy in second language acquisition and pedagogy. The Handbook provides a unique resource for policy makers, educational administrators, and researchers concerned with meeting the increasing demand for effective English language teaching. It offers a strongly socio-cultural view of language learning and teaching. It is comprehensive and global in perspective with a range of fresh new voices in English language teaching research.
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Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning

Council of the European Union (1995) Council Resolution (31 March) on
improving and diversifying language learning and teaching within the education
systems of the European Union. Official Journal C207, 12/08/1995, pp. 0001¥5.
Council ...

Author: Michael Byram

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136235535

Category: Foreign Language Study

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The Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning is an authoritative reference dealing with all aspects of this increasingly important field of study. Offering a comprehensive range of articles on contemporary language teaching and its history, it has been produced specifically for language teaching professionals and as a reference work for academic studies at postgraduate level. In this new edition, every single entry has been reviewed and updated with reference to new developments and publications. Coverage has been expanded to reflect new technological, global and academic developments, with particular attention to areas such as online and distance learning, teacher and learner cognition, testing, assessment and evaluation, global English and teacher education. Themes and disciplines covered include: Methods and materials, including new technologies and materials development Contexts and concepts, such as mediation, risk-taking in language learning and intercomprehension Influential figures from the early days of language teaching to the contemporary Related disciplines, such as psychology, anthropology and corpus linguistics? It covers the teaching of specific languages, including Japanese, Chinese, Arabic and African languages, as well as English, French, German and Spanish. There are thirty five overview articles dealing with issues such as communicative language teaching, early language learning, teacher education and syllabus and curriculum design. A further 160 entries focus on topics such as bilingualism, language laboratories and study abroad. Numerous shorter items examine language and cultural institutions, professional associations and acronyms. Multiple cross-references enable the user to browse from one entry to another, and there are suggestions for further reading. Written by an international team of specialists, the Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning is an invaluable resource and reference manual for anyone with a professional or academic interest in the subject.
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English Teacher Education in Europe

The book has been conceived for all those involved in foreign language teacher education.

Author: Pamela B. Faber

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 0820443212

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 261

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The book has been conceived for all those involved in foreign language teacher education. The authors have mainly focused on the teaching of English as a foreign language because all of the member states of the European Union educate teachers for English language teaching. Over the years, many innovate projects have arisen in a wide variety of national and cultural contexts. The book brings these ideas together so that insights into foreign language teacher education can be seen from a truly European perspective. It offers a rich sample of resources of different kinds. More specifically, it addresses different issues, perspectives, and challenges. Without being a state-of-the-art account, it constitutes an important reference because it covers topics, such as education policies, student teacher knowledge construction, and classroom research, among others.
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Insights into the European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Languages EPOSTL

the Language Teacher”, and “Assessment”. In some places there is reference to
development of learners' “socio-cultural competence” and in others to their “
intercultural awareness”. It is not obvious whether there is a significant difference
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Author: David Newby

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443835527

Category: Education

Page: 240

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2007 saw the publication of the European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Languages (EPOSTL) by the Council of Europe, the result of a project carried out under the auspices of the European Centre for Modern Languages. The central aim of this project was to produce a document which would contribute to the harmonisation of teacher education in Europe. The EPOSTL is a portfolio intended for students undergoing their initial teacher education which encourages them to reflect on the didactic knowledge and skills necessary to teach languages, helps them to self-assess their own didactic competences and enables them to monitor their progress and to record their experiences of teaching during the course of their teacher education. At its heart are 195 “I can” descriptors of didactic competences, which teachers strive to attain. The EPOSTL has since been translated into 13 languages and is used widely across Europe and beyond. The main aim of Insights into the European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Languages (EPOSTL) is to explore important theoretical issues, an understanding of which is necessary to support the use of the EPOSTL in teacher education programmes. The first part of the book provides discussions of relevant theoretical areas: the role of reflection, learner autonomy and intercultural awareness. In the second part, the focus is on the relationship between the EPOSTL and other European publications, such as the Common European Framework of Reference and the European Profile for Language Teacher Education. Suggestions are made as to how they can be used together in teacher education. The final section provides case studies on the use of the EPOSTL in three European countries. Whether users of the EPOSTL or not, both teacher educators and their students will find that the discussions of this book provide important insights into key aspects of teacher education.
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