Language-Learner Computer Interactions (book)

This book focuses on learner-computer interactions (LCI) in second language learning environments drawing largely on sociocultural theories of language development. It brings together a rich and varied range of theoretical discussions and applications in order to illustrate the way in which LCI can enrich our comprehension of technology-mediated communication, hence enhancing learners’ digital literacy skills. The book is based on the premise that, in order to fully understand the nature of language and literacy development in digital spaces, researchers and practitioners in linguistics, sciences and engineering need to borrow from each others’ theoretical and practical toolkits. Continue reading

TOEFL® Young Students Series Research Program: Research Grants — 2016 Call for Proposals

Purpose

The TOEFL® Young Students Series (YSS) Research Grants are intended to support research related to the TOEFL YSS assessments (i.e., the TOEFL® Primary™ and TOEFL Junior® tests) as well as foundational research that promotes high-quality language assessment related to young language learners between ages 8 and 16. This year, priority will be given to proposals that address the topics identified in the research agenda below. Particular preference will be given to validation research on the TOEFL Primary and TOEFL Junior tests. Continue reading

Cross-Language Mediation in Foreign Language Teaching and Testing [BOOK]

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Author: Maria Stathopoulou

This book contributes to the growing field of foreign language teaching and testing by shedding light on mediation between languages. Stathopoulou offers an empirically-grounded definition of mediation as a form of translanguaging and offers tools and methods for further research in multilingual testing. The book explores what cross-language mediation entails, what processes and strategies are involved, and the challenges often faced by mediators. Continue reading

WEBINAR ΓΙΑ ΤΗΝ ΕΚΠΑΙΔΕΥΤΙΚΗ ΚΑΙΝΟΤΟΜΙΑ

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Την Πέμπτη 1 Οκτωβρίου 2015 στις 7.30μμ ο ιστότοπος Open Education Europa portal της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής διοργανώνει Webinar για την Καινοτομία στην Εκπαίδευση της Ψηφιακής Εποχής με τίτλο Educational innovation across Europe: shaping the future of classrooms.

Το webinar θα εστιάσει στις ευκαιρίες, καλές πρακτικές και προϋποθέσεις αξιοποίησης της Εκπαιδευτικής Τεχνολογίας και της Ανοικτής Εκπαίδευσης (Open Education) για αναβάθμιση και εμπλουτισμό της διδασκαλίας και της μάθησης σε όλα τα επίπεδα της τυπικής και άτυπης εκπαίδευσης.

Η συμμετοχή στο webinar είναι ελεύθερη.

Πληροφορίες συμμετοχής: Open Education Europa portal

Posted by Athanasios Karasimos

33rd Annual Winter Roundtable | Teachers College Columbia University

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The Winter Roundtable is the longest running continuing professional education program in the United States devoted solely to cultural issues in psychology and education. The Winter Roundtable will continue its tradition of bringing together scholars, practitioners, researchers, social change agents and students interested in the intersections between race, ethnicity, social class, gender, sexual orientation, and religious affiliation in psychology and education.

This year’s theme, “Cultural Competence in the Digital World: Trending #Apps, #Games, and #SocialMedia”, celebrates 33 years of accomplishments, while beholding the promise of fighting social injustice by leaders in the fields of cultural psychology and education. Continue reading

21st Conference of the International Association for World Englishes

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Dear Colleagues,

It is a great pleasure for me to invite you to the 21st Conference of the International Association for World Englishes (IAWE 2015) to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 8-10, 2015. We are excited about welcoming scholars from all over the World and Turkey. We look forward to providing an open environment for catching up on current developments in the field, focusing on the theme, ‘World Englishes: Bridging Cultures and Contexts’. We are confident you will benefit from the stimulating academic program of the Congress that you can find in the conference website:
http://www.21stconferenceofiawe.com/ Continue reading

New Online TEFL Certificate

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The Foreign Language and ESL Education program at the University of Iowa is now offering an online graduate-level Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certificate.

The TEFL Online Certificate prepares current and future English language education professionals outside of the United States. Four eight-week courses can be completed in one year. There is no designated meeting time. As long as deadlines for assignments are met, students are free to work at their own pace. The TEFL Certificate is organized around four competencies in foreign language teaching, which align with the TESOL International Association standards for English teacher education. Continue reading

New MOOCs on the Virtual Linguistics Campus

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We want to inform you about our upcoming MOOCs (registration by 12 June 2015, class start 15 June):

– Linguistics 101 – Fundamentals; Intro video: https://youtu.be/Xh-C4D3L80s
– Linguistics 102 – Speech Science; Intro video: https://youtu.be/ZV3KvE6j_ao

If you are interested, create your (free) account on the VLC (www.linguistics-online.com) and then, after confirmation, click on “Classes ready to register” on the homepage and select your class(es). Continue reading

4th International Conference Igoumenitsa 2015

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Με χαρά σας ανακοινώνουμε τη διοργάνωση του 4ου Διεθνούς Συνεδρίου του Τμήματος Διοίκησης Επιχειρήσεων του ΤΕΙ Ηπείρου με θέμα «Η διδασκαλία των ξένων γλωσσών στην τριτοβάθμια εκπαίδευση IV: Οικονομία και ξένες γλώσσες», το οποίο θα διεξαχθεί στην Ηγουμενίτσα από 15 έως 17 Οκτωβρίου 2015.

Θα είναι ιδιαίτερη χαρά για μας να συμμετάσχετε στις εργασίες του συνεδρίου και να ανταλλάξετε γόνιμους προβληματισμούς γύρω από τρέχοντα ζητήματα της γλωσσικής διδασκαλίας στην τριτοβάθμια εκπαίδευση.

Πληροφορίες για το συνέδριο θα βρείτε στη σχετική ιστοσελίδα: http://ba-afl.byethost13.com/wp/

Επιπλέον σχετική ανάρτηση έχει δημοσιευτεί στο Linguist List (http://linguistlist.org/callconf/browse-conf-action.cfm?ConfID=213196).

Σας περιμένουμε τον Οκτώβρη στην Ηγουμενίτσα.

Με εκτίμηση

Η Πρόεδρος της Οργανωτικής Επιτροπής
Ελευθερία Δογορίτη
Επίκουρη Καθηγήτρια
Τμήμα Διοίκησης Επιχειρήσεων
ΤΕΙ Ηπείρου

Posted by Periklis Tagkas

COURSERA – Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Web 2.0 Tools

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About the Course

Are you overwhelmed by the tidal wave of new technology tools available for teachers and learners? Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Web 2.0 Tools can help channel that flood into a manageable power source for student engagement and motivation in your classroom! This course is designed to provide teachers with strategies to effectively integrate Web 2.0 technologies into their instruction. You will learn how to use these tools effectively in your classroom through unique problem-based scenarios that will help you understand how to choose the best Web 2.0 tool. Our approach focuses on the task rather than the tool in an effort to improve communication, collaboration, presentation, creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking in your learners. You will take part in a robust exchange of practical ideas while participating in online discussion forums and sharing your experiences and learning from fellow teachers about best practices with Web 2.0 tools in your content area. Continue reading