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Bazaar: Learn and Exchange at the Market Place
A European language learning project with
remarkable outputs such as a Transferability
Tool Kit and a so-called Book of the Wor(l)d.
www.bazaarproject.eu

Digital Agenda for Europe
The Digital Agenda is the EU's strategyto help digital technologies, including the internet, to deliver sustainable economic growth.
www.ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda

EUCIS-LLL position
on Opening Up Education:

maintreaming and priorizing
digital access in LLL
www.eucis-lll.eu/news

Eurolta-Eurovolt Diploma – Bringing new
life into multimodal language teaching!
Join us to develop your online teaching and
get a Eurolta-Eurovolt Diploma!
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Resources

The European Language Gazette
Read the current issue here

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David Crystal Summer Weekend on the English Language

For anyone interested in the English language and how it works
In support of the Ucheldre Community Arts Centre
Saturday and Sunday 19-20 August 2017

David Crystal presents a series of his talks on the structure, use, and history of the English language in this two-day event, to be held in the Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead, Anglesey, North Wales. See www.ucheldre.org for the setting.

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CALL FOR PAPERS

International Conference ICT for Language Learning
10th edition (Italy), 9 – 10 November 2017

You are invited to submit papers and participate in the Conference
which will take place in Florence (Italy) on 9 – 10 November 2017.

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Second International Conference on MOOCs, Language learning and Mobility

The University of Naples L’Orientale together with Federazione Nazionale Insegnanti Centro di iniziativa per l’Europa (FENICE), as one of the partners of the project "MOOCs for University Students on the Move in Europe" (MOVE-ME) funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, invite you to attend the Second International conference on "MOOCs, Language Learning and Mobility". The conference will take place on 13 - 14 October 2017 at Palazzo Du Mesnil, via Chiatamone, 61 Naples 80121 in a central zone, near the Castel dell’Ovo, the sea and in close proximity to some of the best city hotels.

 

This second international conference aims to bring together higher education professionals, linguists and language technologists from around the world to debate issues relating to MOOCs, language teaching/learning and student mobility, by providing a forum for exchanging ideas, research outcomes and technical achievements.

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DAF Lehrer Ausbildung im Sommer 2017 in Barcelona

2 Wochen Intensiv EUROLTA Zertifikatskurs (European Certificate in Language Teaching to adults)

Die Deutsche Sprachschule Clase Barcelona Language School bietet im Sommer 2017 als erstes und einziges Sprachzentrum in Spanien während eines 2 wöchigen Intensivkurses eine DaF Lehrer Fortbildung mit abschließender EUROLTA Zertifizierung an. Inhalte und Ziele orientieren sich hierbei an den Vorgaben des "The EUROLTA Framework" von ICC – the international language association.

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International Conference - The Future of Education

CALL FOR PAPERS

7th edition (Italy), 8 – 9 June 2017

You are invited to submit papers and participate in the conference which will take place in Florence, Italy, on 8 – 9 June 2017.

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ECML inventory of ICT tools and open educational resources

Language education is an area where open-access resources, online courses, virtual classrooms and social networks are being increasingly used to give learners access to information, promote interaction and communication, and enhance digital literacy skills. Language professionals need to know not only how to use these tools but how to review them according to pedagogical criteria.

Attachments:
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New Position Paper: Integration of Refugees and Migrants through Education

Education and training can support the necessary holistic inclusion strategy for socio-economic and political integration of refugees and migrants in the fabric of the host countries. Education is a public good and a human right, and in theory, few are those who doubt the importance of education as a powerful tool for social cohesion. In practice however, we see commitment to inclusive education and lifelong learning opportunities often falling short.

In its latest Position Paper on "Integrating Refugees and Migrants through Education", the LLLPlatform calls on EU Member States and other relevant actors to take responsibility, comply with international laws and ensure integration of refugees and migrants into host societies using the educational tools provided in EU law and frameworks. The Paper will be discussed on 11 october 2016 in the frame of the LLLWeek debate on “Migration: Turning commitment to reality”, at the Fondation Universitaire at 16.00-18.00.

LLLAwards2016 are launched!

The Lifelong Learning Platform's Award 2016 for "Building inclusive and democratic educational systems"

When we think of refugees, for example, it becomes immediately clear that inclusive and democratic education requires a certain mastery of the required language. We therefore invite language organisations to submit their initiative to the Lifelong Learning Platform.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The LLLPlatform has launched the Lifelong Learning Awards to celebrate creative and inclusive practices in lifelong learning. The Awards will celebrate 3 initiatives and give visibility to another 10 best practices during its LLLWeek2016 on 10-13 October.

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Linguae Mundi at Coventry University has become a EUROLTA Centre


The Centre for Global Engagement (CGE) at Coventry University is unique in the UK Higher Education landscape for its sector-leading provision of a comprehensive range of internationalisation programmes. These schemes offer Coventry University students multiple opportunities to gain international experience and acquire intercultural competences, such as the ability to communicate and work effectively and appropriately in multicultural environments and teams.

One of the flagship programmes our students can benefit from during their journey at Coventry University is Linguae Mundi.

Linguae Mundi is delighted having been accepted as a EUROLTA centre: it means that tutor training is aligned to existing standards and implements better quality assurance, and that accredited tutors get a better and stronger string to their bow.

Connections, media and robots

Ian McMaster, Editor-in-chief, Business SpotlightIan McMaster, Editor-in-chief, Business Spotlight: "This past weekend, I travelled to Mainz to join language experts from around Europe in discussing current developments in language learning. We ended up gazing into the future and debating the merits of robots.

The occasion was the 23rd gathering of the ICC: The International Language Association, a network for promoting standards in language learning. The meeting went under the title of "The 21st Century Language Teacher in Adult, Continuing and Higher Education". For details of the programme, see here.

 

Mainz was an appropriate choice of venue for two key reasons, relating to connections and media.

The capital of the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate, Mainz sits on the west bank of the Rhine. Across the river to the north is Wiesbaden, the capital of Hesse, while directly east of Mainz, the Main river links the city with Frankfurt.

In other words, Mainz is a point of connection, an interface between cities, states and even countries. And teachers themselves increasingly have to be effective interfaces — or what one could call "connection artists" (not to be confused with "con artists")." [...]

Read the complete blog post here

Find more information on Business Spotlight here

EUROLTA and the Hellenic Culture Centre, Santorini, Greece

The Hellenic Culture Centre (HCC) www.hcc.edu.gr, a prestigious institution in Greece, organizes a combination of teaching Greek as a foreign language and an original educational tourism programme for adults who want to learn Greek and get acquainted with the rich Greek culture.

Ms. Ifigenia Georgiadou, the Director of HCC, believes firmly that the teaching of a foreign language is essentially an invitation to adult students to learn not only the language but also the culture of that country.

HCC’s linguistic, cultural and educational programmes take place in Santorini Island and in Athens. It is an exclusive provider of high quality Greek courses and cultural activities. It helps its students, both language learners and trainee teachers, to enjoy the learning process and vouch for professional as well as personal development. The HCC publishes books and special educational materials in Greek language , in culture and in research on teaching Greek as a foreign language. Almost all the programmes for language learners and teachers are offered online.

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EUROLTA comes to Greece

The Hellenic Culture Centre has successfully completed its first training course since accreditation through the recent ELTACS scheme. Ifigenia Georgiadou led the course and presented the Hellenic Culture Centre’s methods to the EUROLTA annual meeting in Meinz at April. Here you can see a hive of communicative activity. Congratulations to all concerned. For more information go to www.hcc.edu.gr

Language Identity and Culture in language education

Read the documents of the 20th ICC Annual Conference 2013.

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The overall theme “Language Identity and Culture in Language Education” focusses on one of the fundamental debates within the world of languages and language education. Contributors to this publication were invited to address the following questions: 

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