The ELT Journal has published a list of useful reading list for teachers of English. Its focus is on language skills and proficiency. You will find articles about the four core language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. In other words – a well of resources for our student teachers!
As one of the authors of Explore 1-4, English for beginning learners, I have contributed to presenting our revised course book to teachers and others who are interested. My contribution is mainly explaining how the new version aligns with the renewed English subject curriculum, with a focus on issues such as deep language learning, multilingualism as a resource, core elements, cross-disciplinary themes, to name a few points.
A very inspiring tweet led me to this website with ideas for teaching for deeper learning, published at Harvard Graduate School of Education. The tweet included a recommendation for a new book, but gave access to other relevant material. This is one: Teaching for Deeper Learning by Grace Tatter (posted April 1, 2019)
The authors of the recommended book are professor Jal Mehta and Sarah Fine. They recently received an award, the Grawemeyer Award in Education, for ideas set forth in their research-based book entitled In Search of Deeper Learning: The Quest to Remake the American High School. Here is a link to a Harvard EdCast with an interview with the two authors: Harvard EdCast: In Search of Deeper Learning
The time has come for me to share this year’s students’ experiences of vocabulary development in their own classrooms. Writing a blog entry is a course requirement in our CPD/further-education course English 2, 5-10. The students are asked to compose and share an account of how they have worked with vocabulary with their learners, how they have assessed their learners’ development, and how they intend to facilitate the recycling of the target lexical units of their choice . Again I’m struck by the energy and engagement they have invested in the task. Here are the entries. Enjoy!
The third transnational project meeting in the Erasmus + project ENRICH was arranged at Oslo Metropolitan University 21-23 October this year. We had the opportunity to wish our partners from Italy, Greece, Portugal, and Turkey welcome to OsloMet and two and a half days of discussions and further planning. The meeting included social and cultural events and visits by OsloMet leaders and confirmed our good relations and common drive towards enhanced teaching practices promoting ELF and inclusive multilingual classroom practices. Our next step is piloting and then implementing our joint online CPD (continuing professional development) course for teachers as well as disseminating our work.