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FLYING TEACHERS

FLYING TEACHERS received The Certificate of Quality and Best Practice for their on-site language teaching programmes in particular with regard to:

  • Communication with staff and clients
  • Customer feedback systems
  • Client administration

PALSO

PALSO received The Certificate of Quality and Best Practice for English Examinations corresponding to levels pre-A1, A1, A2, B1 and B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference in particular with regard to:

  • Standards and procedures
  • Validity and reliability in assessing language proficiency
  • A close relationship of the examinations at levels pre-A1, A1, A2, B1 and B2 to the corresponding levels of the Council of Europe Common European Framework of Reference

CLIDA

CLIDA received The Certificate of Quality and Best Practice for examinations in Italian as a foreign language corresponding to levels A1-C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference in particularly with regard to:

  • Standards and procedures
  • Validity and reliability in assessing language proficiency

Interpreting Asia Interpreting Europe

 

Hanoi University in Vietnam, the University of Westminster in UK, Dublin City University in Ireland and Xiamen University in China received The Certificate of Quality and Best Practice for their Interpreting Asia Interpreting Europe DVD training materials for access to liaison interpreting skills in English-Vietnamese and English-Chinese, particularly with regard to:

  • pedagogical value for trainers and trainees
  • relevance
  • accessibility for non-specialists
  • technical production

INTERPRET

The Language Commission, IDEA sagl, Contone, Switzerland who in collaboration with the Swiss Federation for Adult Learning on a mandate from the Federal Office of Public Health have developed Language Examinations for Community Interpreters which after appraisal by experts appointed by the ICC - European Language Network are recognised as exemplars of Quality and Best Practice, particularly with regard to:

  • relevance and authenticity of content
  • transparency in assessing competence
  • development of CEFR descriptors
  • selection and training of examiners
  • accessibility

LEXTRA Sprachkurs - Cornelsen Verlag

Der LEXTRA Sprachkurs wurde für absolute Sprachanfänger konzipiert, der den Lernenden die Grundkenntnisse der schwedischen Sprache vermittelt, so dass sie sich in alltäglichen Situationen in Schweden bzw. auf Schwedisch zurechtzufinden können. Darüber hinaus erhalten die Lernenden interessante interkulturelle Informationen über Schweden und die schwedische Kultur.

Die vorliegenden Selbstlernmaterialien in Form von geschriebenen Texten, gesprochenen Dialogen und Videoaufzeichnungen bieten eine ausgezeichnete Basis, Grundkenntnisse in der schwedischen Sprache zu erwerben.

Attachments:
Download this file (Lextra Sprachkurs Gutachten DE.pdf)Lextra Sprachkurs Gutachten DE.pdf[ICC Gutachten LEXTRA Sprachkurs]59 kB

Versant Spoken English

Versant is a test which demonstrates the highest standards of professional test development, but is significantly different from CEF.

Versant for English is founded on a concept of underlying linguistic competence that aims not to be context specific. This model has long been popular in the United States and can be said more or less to form the theoretical underpinning for scales such as that of the Foreign Service Institute/ Interagency Language Roundtable (FSI/ILR) and the related American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) framework. It has also been successfully implemented in tests, such as the popular TOEFL and TOEIC. Versant for English is a direct measure of speaking ability and refines on this basic model and breaks down overall competence in spoken English into four diagnostic components – Sentence Mastery, Vocabulary, Fluency and Pronunciation.

Attachments:
Download this file (Report on VERSANT Spoken English Test v5 (3).pdf)Report on VERSANT Spoken English Test v5 (3).pdf[Quality Assurance Report]216 kB

LANCELOT Certificate in Live Online Language Teaching

The LANCELOT Certificate in Live Online Teaching is based on desk research which was constituted by systematically working through the various modules of the teacher training programme and assessing recorded data that documented group sessions which were carried out in earlier and by now concluded LANCELOT courses. To arrive at an adequate evaluation of the quality and effectiveness of the programme and its constituting learning units and activities, the main aims of the programme as formulated in the course handbook are used as the primary assessment guidelines. The evaluation also addresses the trainee assessment approach and its two main tools, the Development Portfolio and the Observed Live Online Teaching Practice.

Attachments:
Download this file (LANCELOT_QualityAssuranceReport_22Sept07.pdf)LANCELOT_QualityAssuranceReport_22Sept07.pdf[LANCELOT Quality Assurance Report]136 kB

ActivELP QUALITY ASSURANCE REPORT

ActivELP is a tool that helps teachers to introduce and use ELPs in their teaching. It proposes a mentoring approach and the idea is that teachers will use the tool in groups maximising opportunities to reflect and discuss the merits and limitations of the approach. It could be used individually too but to maximise its effectiveness and to gain the most from the tasks, a shared experience would seem much more appropriate.

Attachments:
Download this file (ActiELReport RusselStannard.pdf)ActiELReport RusselStannard.pdf[ActivELP Quality Assurance Report]216 kB

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