Surya Surendran “Community of Practice: Collaboration among Ukrainian Language Teachers in Canada”

Interesting video. It’s not a recent one and it has nothing to do with the war, but Surya Surendran talks about setting up a Community of Ucranian language teachers in Canada, with timeless tips.

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Volunteer team

At the end of the CATAPULT project, a sustainability plan was drawn up for the CATAPULT platforms: the Community of Practice LinguaCoP and its matching tool Linguaclick. In this plan we unfold two phases for the further development of our platforms. The first phase (2021-2022) focuses on consolidation and expansion and on fundraising to meet all our ambitions. In the second phase (from 2022-2023), we will maximize the potential of LinguaCoP with the help of new investments. In the first phase we will put together a team of volunteers to develop into a professional team in the second phase to support the exploitation of LinguaCoP and Linguaclick.

For which activities are we looking for volunteers?

1 content curation

2 events development

3 publicity

Content curation

In order to remain attractive to the community, it is vital to regularly offer new content related to language training in general and our events in particular: notifications, news in blog posts, topics in our forums, resources… The content volunteers team will strive to identify and share as much content as possible relevant for freelance language and LSP professionals.

Events development

LinguaCoP will organize events around themes related to language training and LSP in particular. The volunteers of the events team help in selecting themes, finding, contacting and guiding suitable speakers for webinars.

Publicity

The volunteers of the publicity team ensure that everyone involved in language training, inside and outside the CoP, is informed as much as possible about the activities of the CATAPULT platforms: the Community of Practice LinguaCoP and its matching tool Linguaclick.

Volunteers can sign up for one or more volunteer teams. The selected volunteers will, if they wish, be presented as official collaborators of the CATAPULT platforms on a special Meet the Team page.

You can leave any questions or comments in a comment on this post, or in this Forum: https://linguacop.eu/forums/forum/volunteers/

Please note, to comment on this post or in our Forums, you must register: https://linguacop.eu/register/

If you prefer, you can also send a message to this email address: volunteers[at]linguacop.eu

Deadline for participation in CATAPULT’s survey ‘Designing LinguaClick & LinguaCoP’s future’ extended till May 3

The EU project CATAPULT, Computer Assisted Training and Platforms to Upskill LSP teachers (Project N°2018-1-FR01-KA204-048053) aims to continue developing its online platforms with a facility for language professionals and potential employers to connect (multilingual LinguaClick https://linguaclick.com/ ) and providing opportunities for professional contact with colleagues and customised professionalisation to freelance (LSP) language trainers across Europe and beyond (LinguaCop, https://linguacop.eu/ ).

With the survey ‘Designing LinguaClick & LinguaCoP’s future‘ we want to learn what you find important for the development of our platforms. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Catapult_Platforms

Your input will have a strong impact on the update of the platforms.
The survey will stay open until April 5  May 3.

Many thanks in advance!

Latest publicity campaign leads to registrations increase for the upcoming CATAPULT MOOC

Registrations for the project’s online professional development course on LSP teaching appear to have been boosted by the recently started publicity campaign. Since partners were called upon to help intensify use of social media to promote the upcoming MOOC and membership of its Community of Practice ‘LinguaCoP’,  registrations, particularly for the MOOC, have increased dramatically.

With both platforms available since the beginning of September the 44 registrations since the start of the campaign (28 September) are in sharp contrast with the average of some 7 registrations in the previous two weeks.

 

In addition to posts on communities on Facebook and LinkedIn contributions sent to a number of relevant related projects and organisations, such as the EU Platform EPALE, Mercator European Research Centre and SCILT  were also published through their mailinglists, newsletters or website news sections.

 

Our Twitter activities were also noticed and retweeted by the EU Erasmus+ organisation.

Great to see so many positive reactions, also now and then leading to renewed contact with colleagues known from previous professional communities and activities.

 

EU Project ‘CATAPULT’ to launch MOOC and Community of Practice platform for LSP teachers

The latest developments in the EU Project ‘CATAPULT’ – Computer-Assisted Training And Platforms to Upskill Language for Specific Purposes (LSP) Teachers include the realisation of the beta version of the project’s Teachers’ Community of Practice (CoP) ‘LinguaCoP’. This platform supports LSP teachers to find & share resources and tips and with its matching tool ‘LinguaClick’ facilitates professionals to offer their services, also internationally.
View this short presentation video to see what this online CoP has in store for you and become a member for free.

Furthermore we gladly announce the start of the second (revised) edition of the free online course (MOOC) based on the LSP competence framework on October 10, 2020. Watch this video to get a sneak peek at what course participants can expect. Those interested can already register here:
https://www.thecn.com/course/1169867/page

For more details about these and other project developments see the online version of the latest Newsletter.

Project website: http://catapult-project.eu Twitter: @ProjectCatapult
Ton Koenraad on behalf of Catapult partner TELLConsult

FAQ for Linguaclick Teachers

We have a FAQ section in Linguaclick, that basically is meant for students. We can imagine that you as a language teacher might have questions, doubts, suggestions, etc. too. If you do, you can express them here, in LinguaCoP, the CATAPULT Community of Practice. You can upload a blog entry in the Linguaclick Category about your experiences as a Linguaclick teacher. You can reply to blog entries such as this one. And you can open a topic or reply to topics in the Linguaclick Forum. Don’t hesitate to leave any comment, because we are very curious about your experiences with the Linguaclick Matching Tool, and eager to improve it!