Dear fellow LANGSCAPE members,
we would like to bring a new video regarding multilingualism to your attention. It was recently published by Durk Gorter and Jasone Cenoz as part of their work for the ‘Donostia Research group on Education and Multilingualism’ (DREAM) of the UPV/EHU (Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea) and illustrates their research on multilingualism in educational settings in the Basque Country, dealing with translanguaging, multilingual language education and CLIL.
To see the video on youtube.com, please follow this link.
Dear Langscape members,
I would like to bring to your attention this conference on Cross-curricular Language Learning at Sheffield Hallam University (click here). The conference will be of interest to anyone of us working in the field of multilingual education, literacy education, and CLIL.
Dear friends and colleagues in Langscape,
In the last two years, Langscape members Stephan Breidbach and José Medina were involved in a EU-funded project focusing on bringing together methods and activities from Drama Pedagogy and Content and Language Integrated Learning: playingCLIL.
The main product of this project is now available online: a substantial e-book compilation of annotated interactive games ready for use in content matter classes taught through a foreign language.
Whilst the full version of the handbook is available in English, executive summaries of the handbook also exist in three further languages for easy dissemination: German, Romanian, and Spanish. Click here to access the project website and have all the materials at your fingertips completely free of charge!
We have also developed
- a one-week training course for CLIL teachers (in-service),
- an introductory workshop to playingCLIL for a week-end, and, last but not least,
- a 90-minute quick-starter seminar.
All three formats are available on demand.
You can also follow the project on Facebook – if you like it, like it! For queries and enquiries contact:
Stephan Breidbach & José Medina
The latest volume in MSU (Mehrsprachigkeit in Schule und Unterricht, Vo. 14) is now ready for delivery:
Content and Language Integrated Learning in Europe (CLIL) – Research Perspectives on Policy and Practice, edited by Stephan Breidbach & Britta Viebrock (2013, Peter Lang Publishers).
CLIL has received a strong tailwind in European educational and language policies. However, an overly speedy implementation of CLIL ‘for all’ carries many uncharted risks for all groups of stakeholders. The purpose of this book is to link the growing empirical knowledge about the full complexity of CLIL to the current European educational and language policies.
This bi-lingual volume (English/German) brings together authors from several European countries to present significant findings from recent CLIL research in the light of the developments in education policy. The four parts of the book focus on the reconstruction of learning processes, learner achievement, investigations of the concept of CLIL, and critical reflections on the current “CLIL boom”.
Contributors from Langscape:
Stephan Breidbach, Daniela Elsner, Özlem Etus, Marie-Anne Hansen-Pauly, Katja Lochtman and Britta Viebrock.
A preview of the table of content will follow here, soon.
Please consider recommending the volume for purchase to your librarian. Direct orders can be placed with Peter Lang Publishers.
The ECML has opened a call for applicants for 3-month fellowship from 1 October – 23 December 2013.
Application deadline is August 15, 2013.
The following description is quoted from an e-mail sent by the ECML requesting the circulation of the call in relevant networks:
The aim of the fellowship is to showcase specific areas of expertise of
the ECML in the form of structured online thematic collections of
materials on:Evaluation and assessment, Plurilingual education, Content and Language
Integrated Learning, ICT in language education, Early language learning,
Migrant language education, Employment and languages, Mobility and
intercultural learning, Signed languages