Participants: European teachers – mainly French and Danish teachers
Date: 9th-11th October 2023
Place: The Danish House, Champs Elysées, Paris
Monday October 9th, 2023 - Contact seminar
– find your future partners for class exchanges, job-shadowing and online cooperation
- introduction of participants and specific interests
09.45 Workshop: Best practices of class exchanges/pupil mobility
10.45 Workshop: Best practices of job-shadowing
11.15 Events about democratic citizenship in Paris April 2024
13.00 Workshop: eTwinning and best practices of online cooperation
13.30 Workshop in smaller groups
1. Erasmus+ pupil mobilities
2. job-shadowing opportunities
3. Online cooperation
16.30 Walk n’ talk
17.30 Cultural event
18.30 End of program
9.30 Understanding and developing foreign language teaching for better learning
Hanne Leth Andersen, Rector, PhD Language & Learning, Roskilde University
Language pedagogy is a complex composition of a great number of specific choices made both while preparing and during the actual teaching. Language teaching therefore heavily depends on the teacher’s (and the learners’) underlying overall understanding of what a language is, what the specific target language is, and how it is learned.
At the same time, it is influenced by teacher and student roles and motivation. As such, language teaching may include communicative tasks, reading, grammar, differentiation, media and digitalization, role plays, and direct or hidden reference to learning strategies and learning styles, etc.
In Hanne Leth Andersens's presentation she will show how you can develop your teaching by reflecting, individually or with colleagues, on your own deep understandings and the many choices you make. In this way, she will refer to theories on teacher cognition, language acquisition, grammar and language description, pedagogy, and motivation.
11.00 Workshop: How do you work with language teaching in your school?
13.00 Keynote: Intercultural Competence
Michael Byram, Professor – Universities of Durham (England) and Sofia (Bulgaria)
Foreign language teaching has a natural focus on communication with those who speak other languages.
Traditionally this implies people in other countries, although today in our multicultural societies, there are many who speak other languages in our immediate environment.
Communication is however not just a matter of exchanging information or opinions. It should involve a deeper understanding of others – and they of us.
Communicative competences need to be complemented by intercultural competences and in this talk Michael Byram will describe intercultural competence, its relationship to language teaching
- and other subjects in the school curriculum - and illustrate what this means in practice, both language teaching practice and the practices needed in exchange visits focused inter alia on language acquisition.
14.30 Workshop: How do you work with intercultural competences in your school?
16.00 Walk n’ talk – What is my take away and how can my teaching be qualified?
16.30 Hand out of seminar certificates and end of seminar
Wednesday October 11th, 2023 - School visits (optional):
10.00 School visit to a primary (and secondary) school in Paris
13.00 School visit to a secondary (and primary) school in Paris
15.00 End of today's program