Over the last three years the REAL2 project, co-financed by the European Commission, has worked to set up a Network of Language Teacher Associations in the form of a sustainable membership organisation. As the project draws to its close, join us this November in the beautiful former Sèvres Porcelain Works on the outskirts of Paris to discover more about what has been achieved so far and how to get involved in our ambitious initiative to give a voice to Europe’s language teachers.
Tue, 18/01/2011 - Thu, 20/01/2011
The third consortium meeting of the REAL project partners took place at the University of Leicester, in the United Kingdom, from 18-20 January 2011.
Catherine Clément, Leiterin der Abteilung Sprachen und Mobilität am Centre international d’études pédagogiques (CIEP - Frankreich) äußert sich über das REAL Netzwerk in einem Interview.
Welsh Ministers have hailed the approval of the Welsh Language (Wales) Measure on 7 December 2010 as an historic step forward for the Welsh language.
British Education Secretary Michael Gove announced a pioneering new partnership with China to train 1000 more Mandarin teachers for secondary schools in England. According to the Department for Education, Mandarin is an increasingly popular subject choice for GCSE, but there are only around 100 qualified Mandarin teachers in England at the moment, and only 16 per cent of secondary schools offered Chinese language teaching in 2009.
The REAL website is almost two months old and we would like to thank all of you who have been regularly visiting the website. It is thanks to you and is for you that our network exists. Don't stop sharing your ideas, your remarks and your suggestions!
The Spanish Minister of Education, Ángel Gabilondo, presented during the Council of Ministers, a report about the Integral Programme for Foreign Language Learning, included in the immediate action plan 2010-2011 and financed with 120 million euros.
Fri, 12/11/2010 - Fri, 19/11/2010
La deuxième session du stage 2010 des cadres associatifs du réseau FIPF aura lieu du 12 au 19 novembre 2010 à Paris en partenariat avec l’Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) et les postes diplomatiques du ministère des Affaires étrangères et européennes (MAEE).
Language teachers associations are finding it harder to attract new members, especially younger teachers who often are reluctant to give up their free time to get involved in associations’ work. What’s more associations are increasingly finding that membership fees do not raise enough money to cover the activities they wish to organise. The major aim of the seminar ‘REALise your potential’ was to help address questions like this by bringing together heads of language teacher associations and other active members.
The Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity (NPLD) is organising its first international conference, entitled "European cooperation and support for linguistic diversity". This conference will take place in Brussels (Belgium) on Wednesday 27 October 2010.