The illustrative scales for the CEFR often lack statements for the C levels and as a result, C1 and C2 are often defined by "As B2". Tony Green of CRELLA (Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment) has been working on building a new set of Can Do statements to fill that gap.
You are a language teacher or a non linguistic subject teacher in a French public school? You teach another topic but would like to enrich your skills? You can apply for a 2 weeks professionnal stay during the school year 2011-2012 in Germany, Austrichn Spain, Italy, Irland, Portugal or U-K. Application deadline is March 2011.
Mon, 07/02/2011 - Tue, 01/03/2011
La 27è édition du Prix du Jeune Ecrivain de Langue Française a lieu . Ce prix annuel destiné à récompenser des oeuvres d’imagination inédites, en prose (nouvelles, contes, récits), écrites en langue française par de jeunes auteurs âgés de 15 à 27 ans.
Mon, 04/04/2011 - Fri, 08/04/2011
The Centre international d’études pédagogiques (CIEP) in partnership with the French section of International Board on Books for Young people/French National Centre on Books for Young People is holding a training course called 'Languages and Children’s Literature'. It will take place in Sèvres (France) from 4-7 April 2011 and will give European teachers a cultural, historical and teaching overview of children’s literature in Europe.
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One stop english is launching a new series of mini-plays, bringing a slice of contemporary British life to English lessons. Each play includes a downloadable mp3 file, student worksheets with listening and language actvities and teacher’s notes, complete with tips to get the most out of the material.
Parents speaking at least one foreign language are becoming more and more natural throughout Europe. At the same time, very few of these multilingual parents dare bring a foreign language to their children. The project aims at developing a set of support materials that will help parents acquire skills necessary for introducing a foreign language to their children aged 4-6. The materials will require neither professional pedagogical nor linguistic education from the parents.
The current Education Technology Debate's monthly debate is about ICT investment in schools and education, and whether these ICT investments are an education revolution or not.
Rozenn Milin gives her point of view about the benefits of multilingualism and invites everyone to contribute to the discussion on the Sorosoro blog.
The conference 'E-learning the grand challenges' will take place in Brussels (Belgium) on 9 February 2011. It aims at sharing best practices on elearning projects across Europe with a particular emphasis on mobility, quality standards, teachers’ training and games.