EU project “LSP-TEOC” offers free, multilingual LSP Teacher Education Online Course

The European project “LSP Teacher Education Online Course for Professional Development” (LSP-TEOC.Pro) run by a strategic partnership consortium consisting of ten member institutions. Nine of these institutions are directly involved as teachers of languages for specific purposes (LSP) and the tenth is the British research organization Arcola Research Llp. The objective of this project is to provide students and teachers of Languages for Specific Purposes (LSP) with a multilingual online course which will allow them to acquire the competences needed for a successful implementation of teaching languages in a specific context. This course will be taught online (also known as distance learning, e-learning or web-based learning, among others), as online teaching has recently become one of the main characteristics of the 21st century educational system (Tsai & Machado, 2002).
Find more info on participation options in this document: LSP-TEOC.ProBooklet.pdf

Teaching materials webshops

Interesting development: language teachers who offer their teaching materials for a small price in their own webshop. Two examples: This site has some free resources, such as Teaching tips and Songs, and lots of materials you can buy for a small price, or through purchasing a member pass.

Another example: For teachers of adult and business ESL students. Stella, the founder, states: ‘I firmly believe students learn best through topics that align with their own interests and this is what The English Flows strives to achieve: provide teachers with lesson plans on topics that are current, engaging and relatable, with  clear focus on activities that will encourage conversation and free expression.’ The site offers three subscription plans, one of which is free of charge if you register.

Are there more sites like this? Please let us know in a comment below. And do you think this is a good development? Would it be a good idea if LinguaCoP would bring together all these (semi)commercial initiatives?

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‘One Day CATAPULT Workshop in Teaching Languages for Specific Purposes in Adult and Higher Education’.

We would like to invite you to the ‘One Day CATAPULT Workshop in Teaching Languages for Specific Purposes in Adult and Higher Education’.
The event will take place on Saturday, 17th April between 11.00 – 16.30 (CET) by the CATAPULT Project Members. All teachers, teacher trainers, students and all those who are interested in the theme are welcome to join the workshops, webinars and panel discussions.
Programme time: 11.00 – 16.30 (CET)
Date: Saturday, April 17th
For time zone references please click here – you can find your local time conversion on this site.
Should you have any problems with your registration, please do not hesitate to send an email to Ozlem Yuges
If you have any questions please do get in touch with Myriam Fischer:
The one-day workshop aims to offer training and tools to language teachers teaching Languages for Specific Purposes (LSPs) in adult and higher education and aims to equip participants with the necessary professional skills to train LSP learners in the digital era.
Best regards, on behalf of:
Myriam Fischer Callus
Language Consultant
EUROLTA Project Manager
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63762 Grossostheim
0172 6175428
06026 995550
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EUROCALL 2020 online confererence

The theme of the EUROCALL 2020 conference is: CALL for Widening Participation. 
It is organised by the Centre for Internationalisation and Parallel Language Use (CIP) in Copenhagen and was planned to take place on South Campus from 19 to 22 Aug 2020.
Because of the Corona measures, this year’s conference cannot take place in the usual way. Alternatively, the Eurocall gathering, an online program of workshops and SIG symposia, will be organized during the originally planned days. For more details (program, registration, costs etc.), please get connected ready for our #eurocallgathering event