Making It REAL - Final Project Seminar - Module, November 2011, Sèvres (France)
The conference set out to:
- find out more about how the new European Network of Language Teacher Associations (REAL) is working to support associations and defend linguistic diversity in Europe
- share concerns, ideas and experiences about the world of teaching and learning languages
- get practical tips and ideas on how to run an association
- debate and exchange about key aspects of linguistic policy affecting language teachers and learn more about ways to shape this.
The results of REAL seminars have been compiled in the Association Resources section of our website. As our network grows, we hope to be able to add to this bank of resources drawing on the input and advice of all of our members. We believe that one of REAL’s core responsibilities should be to help our members strengthen their organisation by drawing on each others’ own knowledge.
Links to the workshop resources:
- Diversifying income sources - Wendy Newman (Association for Language Learning, UK)
- Les TICE au service des associations de professeurs de langues (forthcoming) - Jean-Yves Petitgirard (Association des professeurs de langues vivantes, France)
- Getting involved in European Projects - Olivier Steffen and Pernelle Benoit (Centre international d’études pédagogiques, France)
- Google Docs for language teacher associations - Annick Bonnet and Jonathan Hooley (Centre international d’études pédagogiques, France)
- Les médias à l’écoute des professeurs de langues - Annick Lederlé (Institut Français, France)
- Winning Friends and Influencing People : Working with government to influence language policy - Linda Parker (Association for Language Learning, UK) and Egle Sleinotiene (Lietuvos Kalbų Pedagogų Asociacija, Lithuania)
- Getting our voice heard : language teacher training - Silvia Minardi (Lingua e nuova Didattica, Italy)
- Comment participer aux projets européens - Eleonora Salvadori (Università di Pavia, Italy)
Link to the resources from the plenary session:
- Keynote speech: Defending linguistic diversity in Europe - Prof. Michael Kelly, Director (Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies, UK)
- Results of the Project - Jonathan Hooley, Project Coordinator (CIEP, France) and Linda Parker, Co-Project Coordinator (Association for Language Learning, UK)
- What role should language teacher associations play in Europe? - Renia Klimek Kowalska (ELC President) Camelia Arhip (MATE President) Kristin Brogan (ATLTGI Co-Chair) & Jana Birova (ASPF President)
- Multilingualism in Europe: the view of civil society - Uwe Mohr, Head of Languages Department (Goethe Institut, Brussels)
- EU Multilingualism: Policy Meets Practice - Lívia Ruszthy, Policy Officer (Multilingualism Unit, European Commission)
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