Reenviamos información sobre cuatro seminarios gratuitos organizados por la Comisión Europea para profesorado de idiomas.
Acceso directo para registrarse: en este enlace
Creemos que puede ser de interés tanto para profesores de escuelas oficiales de idiomas como de primaria y secundaria.
Elena López Luengo
Jefa del Servicio de Enseñanza de Idiomas
Subdirección General de Ordenación Académica
Dirección General de Evaluación y Cooperación Territorial
Ministerio de Educación y Formación Profesional
|NESET has recently published an extensive analytical report entitled The future of language education in Europe: case studies of innovative practices, building on its previous work in this area – Multilingual Education in the Light of Diversity: Lessons Learned.|
NESET is an international advisory network of experts working on the social dimension of education and training. It was set up at the initiative of the European Commission. This report aims to support the implementation of the Council Recommendation on a comprehensive approach to the teaching and learning of languages, adopted by the Council of the European Union in 2019. It emphasises the importance of innovative language education in an increasingly interconnected and intercultural world.
The report incorporates six case studies on inspiring language teaching approaches, policies and tools implemented in various contexts across Europe and beyond.
Join our series of 4 NESET webinars on Language education and multilingualism in which we will present and discuss in more details the most relevant findings of this report!
Please find below the details of the 4 webinars:
Thursday, June 18, at 4pm CEST Helping multilingual children to catch up and succeed through the use of online language learning tools With the participation of:
Emmanuelle Le Pichon Vorstman (University of Toronto and University of Utrecht),
Jim Cummins (University of Toronto) and Nathalie Auger (University of Montpellier).
In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen the importance of the capacity of schools and families to use the potential of digital technologies to ensure learning continuity (in case of disruptions of formal learning), but also enhance inclusion. The use of digital technologies in language learning provides opportunities to foster plurilingualism in a diverse classroom through the integration of students’ home language(s) into instructional practices.
In addition, digital technologies can become tools enabling teachers to support all students in a multilingual classroom setting, as they may not speak all (or any) of their students’ home languages. In this webinar, we will further explore how online language learning tools can be used in multilingual settings and help multilingual children succeed, featuring the instructional tool Studi/Binogi as an example.
CEST Innovative language teaching methods, and school networks and labels as ways to promote multilingualism and language education With the participation of: CertiLingua Network representative (tbc), Ellen-Rose Kambel (Rutu Foundation), Audrey Rousse Malpat (University of Groningen) and Jim Cummins (University of Toronto)
Many studies suggest that the capacity of today’s complex and fragmented education systems to learn and share knowledge is an important enabler for the spreading and sustaining of innovations in teaching and learning. Working in connection with diverse networks of schools and professional learning communities can help to build innovative learning environments and teaching practices.
This is also true for language education. School networks and partnerships can promote collaboration in the development of plurilingual pedagogies, while also encouraging knowledge exchanges and networking among teachers and other educational stakeholders.
How such cross-border networks and partnerships foster plurilingualism and systematically promote an inclusive, multilingual ethos across systems will be explored in this webinar. We will talk about two inspirational examples of school networks and labels – CertiLingua and Language Friendly School, as well as reflect on innovative language learning methods (such as AIM), which can be promoted through such networks.
CEST The role of bilingual education models and language sensitive curricula in multilingual contexts
With the participation of: Marisa Cavalli (European Centre for Modern Languages), Jon Andoni Duñabeitia (University of Nebrija), Jenni Alisaari (University of Turku) and Dragana Avramov
(NESET) Bi- or trilingual education models have been integrated in many countries for several decades due to large-scale immigration, or in contexts in which non-dominant groups have historically been concentrated geographically (for instance, in Luxembourg, the Basque country and in Northern Italy). As a consequence, these education systems have had a chance to experiment with different strategies and select those that were most effective when it comes to adapting to multilingual classrooms. In such places, reforms of curricula have been carried out since the 1980s, implementing bi- or multilingual education to include the use of community languages.
However, even in this context, the growing presence of languages other than the ones spoken by long-standing minorities challenges established systems of bilingual and trilingual education. During this webinar, we will reflect on how traditional bi/multilingual models can evolve to address the needs of plurilingual students, by looking at the cases of the Basque country and Aosta Valley in the Northern Italy.
In this webinar we will also learn about the alternative approach of Finland and its language sensitive curricula, to recognise and support multilingualism in every learner.
CEST The future of language education in Europe: lessons learnt from case studies With the participation of: Marisa Cavalli (European Centre for Modern Languages), Jon Andoni Duñabeitia (University of Nebrija), Jenni Alisaari (University of Turku) and Dragana Avramov
(NESET) Historically, schools around the world have sought to create homogeneity by bringing diverse groups closer to a national language standard. One of the consequences of this is that students who speak minority languages have been discouraged from using their mother tongue, or even from learning new languages. At the same time, the limited selection of foreign languages offered by schools, usually taught in isolation from other disciplines, has prevented most students from developing effective plurilingualism.
The first three webinars from this series zoomed into specific approaches and policies that challenged this belief in various parts of Europe.
In this final webinar we will take stock of the lessons learnt from the various approaches and strategies for language teaching and reflect how these can inspire educators and policy makers to innovate and implement forward-looking policies and practices in language education fostering plurilingualism.
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