‘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 ozlem.yuges@icc-languages.eu
If you have any questions please do get in touch with Myriam Fischer: callus@t-online.de
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
Böhmerwaldstr 30
63762 Grossostheim
0172 6175428
06026 995550
ICC, the International Language Association

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LinguaCoP Resource item ‘ECML – ICT-REV Inventory of ICT tools and open educational resources’ updated

We updated the information about the ICT-REV collection of digital tools for language learning as earlier this year the ICT-REV team ran the international webinar: Taking your language teaching online! A webinar for language teachers
Find links to the webinar registrations of the English, French and German versions there.

Collaborative reading: Perusall webinars

This blogpost was triggered by the announcement I received earlier this week of a number of webinar sessions on the use of Perusall.
Perusall is a collaborative annotation tool, in which students work together interactively. It helps students to prepare for class. They read and analyze texts/articles, ask questions, make comments and respond to each other. Teachers see all student annotations and can go deeper into them in class.

Like comparable software such as e.g Hypotes.is  this type of technology aims to increase student engagement, expand reading comprehension and build critical-thinking and community in classes by making reading active, visible, and social, enabling students to engage with their texts, teachers, ideas, and each other in deeper, more meaningful ways.
IMO, this type of software is the more relevant in LSP and CLIL contexts where deeper processing of domain specific contents will contribute to thorough subject understanding and awareness of genre characteristics and so to the development of the related writing competence.
In this way it lends itself perfectly to support read/write pedagogies and blended and/or online teaching approaches by making students better prepared for the lessons and thus allowing better use of contact time with this preparation through discussions, tasks and exercises.

For reports on use in practice see e.g ‘Students’ experiences with the use of a social annotation tool to improve learning in flipped classrooms’
Cor Suhre, Koos Winnips, Vincent de Boer, Pablo Valdivia, Hans Beldhuis 
Download here.

Registration here

See the options for the upcoming webinars below: