CPD: How to be OUTSTANDING in the MFL Classroom

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CLERA Distinguished Lecture: Mary Schleppegrell, University of Michigan

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Invitation (1)_CLERA Distinguished Visitor Seminar 2014x

Translation and Interpreting: Careers Day at Aston University

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Successful Twilight Webinar on Teaching Speaking in the Language Classroom

CLERA held its first ever webinar on 23rd October. The webinar was run by Anne Burns who is Professor of Language Education and Director of CLERA.

The session focussed on teaching speaking in the language classroom. It looked at the key skills and knowledge required for competent speaking and also considered how they could be taught. Professor Burns presented the attendees with a teaching model for planning speaking programs and illustrated the model with sample activities that could be used in speaking classrooms. The session also considered how well textbook materials met the challenges of teaching speaking.

MFL, ESOL and EFL teachers as well as Research students from different parts of the world actively participated in the online discussion and shared good practice. One participant in Japan even stayed up until midnight to join the event.

Many thanks go to Professor Anne Burns and to the participants for making this webinar such a great success.

If you are interested in attending a webinar, please contact Jacquie Harding with suggestions.

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3rd Annual Distinguished CLERA Lecture: Prof Norbert Schmitt

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Invitation_CLERA Distinguished Lecture 2013

CPD: Teaching Grammar at KS2, 18 April 2013

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For more information, please email Jacquie Harding at j.harding@aston.ac.uk or go to  www.aston.ac.uk/teaching-grammar-workshop.

CLERA Lunchtime Talk “Principles and practices, ideals and images: Language teacher education”

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Invitation_CLERA Lunchtime talk Feryok 30 April 2013

Upcoming events at CLERA

In the coming months, CLERA will be hosting a series of public lectures by international visitors, organised in cooperation with ISLS (Institute for the Study of Language and Society):

Translate15 April 2013, 4.30 – 6.00 pm (room MB404D): Professor Birgitta Englund Dimitrova (Stockholm University): Speaking of translation – studying the translation process on the basis of translators’ verbal data

22 May 2013, 4.00 – 5.30 pm (MB404C): Professor Juliane House (Hamburg University): English as a global lingua franca: A threat to multilingualism and translation?

29 May 2013, 4.00 – 5.30 pm (room tbc): Professor Reine Meylaerts (Leuven University): Translation policies compared:  Flanders and Wales

Upcoming CPD events:

CPD Workshop: Teaching Grammar at Key Stage 2
Tuesday 26 March 2013 or Thursday 18 April 2013
This workshop event covers the ground you need to teach pupils in order for them to understand the grammar and grammatical terminology required by the Key Stage 2 grammar test. Through practical, group based exercises, you will gain a grounding in modern approaches to the study of grammar.
Price: £75.00
Target audience: Teachers of Key Stage 2 & Primary Literacy
Click here for more information and to register.

CLILSomething to talk about: Integrating content and language study in higher education
11 June, 2013
This workshop draws on international research to outline the benefits of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in MFL degrees in UK Higher Education. It provides a platform for sharing practice in subject-specific content teaching through the target language and discussing implications for curriculum design and teacher training.
For more information, and to book a place, go to the HEA website.

Careers in Translation and Interpreting

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Careers in Translationi 1 May 2013

CLERA to host two workshops in HEA series: Video in MFL classroom; CLIL in HE

In the current academic year, two workshops in the HEA Discipline Workshop and Seminar Series will be held by CLERA members at Aston University:

9 January 2013: Using digital video in the Modern Languages classroom. A practical workshop
organised by Dr Claudia Gremler
This workshop provides language teachers in higher education with the opportunity to explore a wide range of uses for digital video in the MFL classroom, including practical exercises. The event introduces participants to a variety of video-based learner activities and offers a forum for an exchange of existing good practice.
Click here to learn more and to book a place.

11 June, 2013: Something to talk about: Integrating content and language study in higher education
organised by Elisabeth Wielander
This workshop draws on international research to outline the benefits of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in MFL degrees in UK Higher Education. It provides a platform for sharing practice in subject-specific content teaching through the target language and discussing implications for curriculum design and teacher training.
Click here to learn more about this event.