Useful resources for teachers of English

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!

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ENRICH ME: The OsloMet Group’s multiplier event

Here is the recording of our ENRICH webinar on 26 October. Enjoy!
Click on the photo – or use this link: https://youtu.be/YKi7dZhU_yc

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Here is the programme, with my very brief part. I was responsible for sharing our dissemination parts: in conferences, teaching, and seminars.

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The ENRICH Project: Sept 2018 – Feb 2020

Here is a presentation of the ENRICH project up until February 2020, thanks to our Turkish partner Hakan:
youtube.com/watch?v=AHGanLriPnw

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In Norwegian: Presentation of EXPLORE 1-4. Course book revision in connection with new curriculum for schools (LK20)

Skjermbilde 2020-08-15 kl. 18.14.15As 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.

Gyldendal Fagtid – Engelsk – Explore 1-4

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Diversity in Children’s Books

Here is a recently published report on the state of ethnic diversity in UK children’s books:
Reflecting Realities – Survey of Ethnic Diversity in UK Children’s Books

Reflecting realities

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Teaching for Deeper Learning

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

Jal Mehta and Sarah Fine

See also:
Deeper Learning: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment at Learning Policy Institute.

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Vocabulary development in the classroom – Students’ blogs (2019)

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! 

Heidi  |  Ane  |  Martin  |  Ingeborg  Ellen Torbjørn  |  Line-Mari  |  Bjørn  |  Jeanette  |  June  |  Risten  |  Kristin  |  Gunhild  |  Line  |  Anette

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3rd project meeting in the ENRICH project

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.

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Read more about the ENRICH project here: http://enrichproject.eu/images/otherfiles/ENRICH_Project_Flyer.pdf

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Brian North explaining what is new in the CEFR (2018)

Brian North explains what is new in the Companion Volume of the CEFR (2018). His presentation includes information about mediation, descriptors, and various new scales:

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Brian North on what is new in CEFR

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26 September – European Day of Languages

Without realising this was the day, we indirectly celebrated it at our face-to-face English workshop today by focusing on developing language awareness, acknowledging the creative flexibility of language and the joy of multilingualism!
Here is a link to the Council of Europe’s website:
https://www.coe.int/en/web/portal/26-september-european-day-of-languages

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