Être prof de FLE aujourd’hui: webinaire 26 novembre 16-18h

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Call for research participation – Language teachers all contexts

FIPLV is happy to post this request on behalf of the colleagues named below.

Dear Language Teacher,

We are writing to invite you to take part in an online survey about your psychological and social experiences during this period of the coronavirus pandemic. The aim of this research is to better understand the ongoing effects of teaching during the pandemic on language teachers’ health and wellbeing. As some of you may know, we conducted initial research in April, and this is a follow-up study to understand how teachers are experiencing the situation now. In addition, comparing the two datasets will enable us to understand the durability and changes in these experiences. It is hoped the study will teach us lessons we can draw on in the future to appreciate the kinds of support that teachers need when facing periods of upheaval and change.

The survey is completely anonymous and your participation is voluntary. You can refuse to answer any of the questions or quit at any time without saving your responses. You will be asked questions about teaching, stressors, coping behaviour, your recent mental and physical reactions, and your activities. The survey will take 10-15 minutes to complete.

Please note that some of these questions can be considered sensitive, so if you are having difficulty coping these days, feel fragile or are concerned that responding to these questions might have a negative impact on you in any way, please do NOT continue.

If you have any concerns about the study or wish to discuss your reactions with the researchers, you can contact any of us by email at any time.

Many thanks for your contribution to this study. We hope you and your family stay safe and well.

Best wishes,

Sarah Mercer, University of Graz, sarah.mercer@uni-graz.at                     

Tammy Gregersen, University of Sharjah, tgregersen@aus.edu                        

Peter MacIntyre, Cape Breton University, peter_macintyre@cbu.ca                      

LINK TO SURVEY: https://forms.gle/Q6Mg7p4bmPXAzpTS8

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Call for Proposals: Effective Online Language Teaching in a Disruptive Environment

Dear FIPLV Friends and Colleagues

Please see below information about a Call for Proposals for an edited book entitled Effective Online Language Teaching in a Disruptive Environment from our good friend and colleague, Pete Swanson PhD, former President of ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

The Covid-19 global pandemic radically and rapidly, and perhaps forever, changed the K-20 educational landscape. In March 2020, K-12 schools and institutions of higher education were forced to pivot quickly to online and remote teaching. This new paradigm resulted in many teachers, regardless of content area, being singularly unprepared. Unlike other content areas, the teaching and learning of languages requires interaction (Long, 1981, 1983) in a communicative environment. This underscores the need for face-to-face, synchronous instruction, a requirement not necessarily present in other content areas. Language teaching is unique in that the content is taught in the target language. This entails a double-cognitive load for learners as they must process the content while concomitantly using it to the best of their linguistic abilities. The constraints placed upon this interaction by the online and/or remote learning environment compounds the difficulties learners experience while trying to master a second, third, and so forth language.  Given this singular challenge for teaching languages online, the proposed volume will gather evidence from the field that offers guidance vis-à-vis best practices, innovations, remarkable and even unusual achievements that will help language teachers succeed in the future.

This is an international Call, intending to gather experience from around the world. Potential authors need to go to the website for the CFP, login, and submit your proposal there. Website url:

https://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/4957

I hope you will wish to contribute to this important volume.

All good wishes

Terry

Prof Terry Lamb PhD

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The FIPLV Nordic-Baltic Region Electronic Newsletter No. 3 (September 2020)

With enormous thanks to NBR President Sigurborg Jónsdóttir, Iceland and NBR Secretary Eglė Šleinotienė, Lithuania, please find here FIPLV NBR Electronic Newsletter 2020: 3

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A Peace poem from our friend in Brazil, Francisco Gomes de Matos

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Les Langues Modernes n°2/2020 : Sens et émotions dans l’enseignement-apprentissage des langues-cultures

L’équipe de rédaction des Langues Modernes a le plaisir de vous annoncer la publication du numéro 2/2020 :

Sens et émotions dans l’enseignement-apprentissage des langues-cultures

Toutes les contributions sont innovantes au sens où elles apportent des éléments qui ne sont pas toujours inclus ou mis en avant dans la didactique institutionnelle. Elles sont créatrices de savoirs. Ce numéro comporte une dimension exploratoire – en tout cas par rapport à la didactique institutionnelle – et peut potentiellement orienter l’avenir. Les articles qui le composent portent sur la mise en place de dispositifs pédagogiques permettant de susciter un apprentissage « sensible » de la langue-culture et ce très souvent dans une perspective comparatiste culturelle. Ils s’appuient sur des recherches sur les émotions et/ou les sens dans une approche pluri- ou interdisciplinaire susceptible d’éclairer de façon variée l’enseignement-apprentissage d’une langue-culture dans l’enseignement secondaire et supérieur, qui tienne compte des diverses contraintes institutionnelles. Le point de vue généralement adopté est celui des apprenants et les auteurs examinent la manière dont l’enseignement-apprentissage, ou plutôt l’expérience par la stimulation des sens et des émotions, est bénéfique pour l’apprenant et son appropriation de la langue-culture. (C. Chaplier et É. Lumière)

Le dossier coordonné par Claire Chaplier et Émilie Lumière :

*  Introduction
, par Claire Chaplier et Émilie Lumière
Enseigner les émotions en classe de langue : enjeux et méthode, par Françoise Berdal-Masuy
*   Le sens des émotions de l’autre : une expérience en FLE pour des étudiants italophones, par Sara Cigada
Pourquoi et comment exprimer sa gratitude en classe de FLE ?, par  Aïssa Messaoudi et Enjung Kim
Empathie et expérience picturale dans l’apprentissage d’une langue étrangère, par Amélie Cellier et Nathalie Borgé
*  « Je suis la petite fille au ballon rouge » : vivre l’exil, par Fabienne Baider et Joyce Mroueh
Le scénario pédagogique comme facteur déclenchant de l’émotion : étude expérimentale auprès d’apprenants d’anglais, par Sara Senobari
De la complexité des émotions : apprentissage de l’anglais de spécialité pour psychologues, par Hanane Boutenbat
L’expression des émotions dans l’enseignement linguistique : la chanson improvisée catalane, par Josep Vidal Arráez et Josep Marqués Meseguer
Rôle des sens et des émotions pour apprendre et enseigner l’anglais, par Jill Kay Partridge Salomon et Sandrine-Marie Simon
Quelle formation à la littératie émotionnelle pour les enseignants de langue ?, par Joséphine Rémon
Immédiateté enseignante et enseignement-apprentissage des langues secondes : une comparaison Québec-Catalogne, par Andréanne L. Nolin et Mariane Gazaille
Voir pour entendre et prononcer, entendre pour lire et écrire, par Émilie Magnat et Yoann Goudin
*  (Re)lier sensible et langues : retour sur une expérience formative, par Stéphanie Geneix-Rabault
Lire les résumés des articles.

Compte rendu de lecture :
CECR : par ici la sortie !, de Bruno Maurer et Christian Puren, par Pierre Martinez

Éditorial 
Le dessin de Benoit Cliquet 
Note de la présidente de l’APLV 

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Appel à contributions pour Les Langues Modernes – Confinement et enseignement des langues vivantes

Chers collègues,

La revue Les Langues Modernes lance un appel pour son numéro 2/2021 :

Confinement et enseignement-apprentissage des langues vivantes

Ce numéro, coordonné par Astrid Guillaume, s’attachera à partager aussi bien les inédits et belles innovations pédagogiques, les retours d’expérience, la transformation pédagogique, que les témoignages des difficultés engendrées par une situation nouvelle, amenée soit à se maintenir dans le temps, soit à se renouveler de manière impromptue.

Date limite de réception des propositions d’articles : 2 septembre 2020.

L’appel et le calendrier sont consultables en ligne sur le site de l’APLV : https://www.aplv-languesmodernes.org/spip.php?article8103

Très cordialement,

--- Laure Peskine
    Rédactrice en chef adjointe des Langues Modernes
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Online survey for language teachers (all languages, all sectors)

Dear Language Teacher,

We are writing to invite you to take part in an online survey about your psychological and social experiences during this period of the coronavirus pandemic. The aim of this research is to better understand the effects of the move to online and remote teaching on teachers’ health and wellbeing under the current conditions. It is hoped it will teach us lessons we can draw on in the future to appreciate the kinds of support that teachers need when facing periods of upheaval and change.

The survey is completely anonymous and your participation is voluntary. You can refuse to answer any of the questions or quit at any time without saving your responses. You will be asked questions about teaching, stressors, coping behavior, your recent mental and physical reactions, and your activities. The survey will take 10-15 minutes to complete.

Please note that some of these questions can be considered sensitive, so if you are having difficulty coping these days, feel fragile or are concerned that responding to these questions might have a negative impact on you in any way, please do NOT continue.

If you have any concerns about the study or wish to discuss your reactions with the researchers, you can contact any of us by email at any time.

Many thanks for your contribution to this study. We hope you and your family stay safe and well.

Best wishes,

Sarah Mercer (University of Graz) sarah.mercer@uni-graz.at

Tammy Gregersen (University of Sharjah) tgregersen@aus.edu

Peter MacIntyre (Cape Breton University)  peter_macintyre@cbu.ca

LINK TO SURVEY: https://forms.gle/j2gJ7WxQnBdW8nd97

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25th Anniversary Conference of the ECML

“Languages at the heart of learning: 25 years of inspiring innovation” (Graz, Austria, 5-6 December 2019)

On 5 and 6 December 2019 the European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe organised a high-level conference to celebrate its 25th anniversary (as well as the Council of Europe’s 70th anniversary) and reflect on the important contribution made by the Centre to the field of language education. The event also showcased the results of the ECML’s current programme – Languages at the heart of learning – and launched the next programme 2020-23 – Inspiring innovation in language education: changing contexts, evolving competences.

The conference combined plenary sessions more focused on key political challenges related to language education, with break-out sessions where particular aspects of language education were examined in greater detail, including the range of tools and capacity-building activities organised by the Centre to help bridge the gap between policy and practical implementation.

A Conference Declaration with the dual aims of highlighting the key contribution of quality language education to democratic societies and acknowledging the challenges that need to be addressed was discussed at the conference, with a final version to be issued in early 2020. As such, the Declaration could pave the way for a Council of Europe Recommendation on Quality Language Education.

In total around 210 participants attended the conference and its dedicated sign languages event. Over 1,600 viewers also followed the event via livestream.

Dedicated conference web section (livestreamed videos, programme, presenters, photo gallery)

History of the ECML in pictures

Social media hashtags: #ECMLconference #25ECML #70coe

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READING RESEARCH: ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS’ PRACTICES AND PRIORITIES.

FIPLV is supporting the following research – if you are involved in English language teaching, please find a small amount of time to complete the survey:

Global survey: how far does published research matter to you, and why (or why not)?

In conjunction with the British Council, Northumbria University (UK) has recently launched a survey for all English language teachers, teacher trainers and other ELT professionals:

READING RESEARCH: ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS’ PRACTICES AND PRIORITIES.

To what extent do you read research about English language teaching and learning? What kind of publications do you read, how often do you read them, and to what extent does this influence what you do in the classroom?
Alternatively, perhaps you don’t read research or about research findings? If not, why not, and what, if anything, would make published research more accessible to you?

We are interested in the opinions and activities of ALL English language teachers, whether you read published research or not, whether you are particularly interested in research findings or not, and wherever in the world you teach English.

This is a great chance to make your voice heard. The survey takes around 20 minutes to complete, and all answers are anonymous. Findings will be published in a freely available report later in the year

The survey can be found online at:

https://northumbria.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/reading-research-english-language-teachers-practices-priorities

Many thanks

Graham (Hall)

Associate Professor in TESOL/Applied Linguistics
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/sd/academic/sass/about/humanities/linguistics/linguisticsstaff/g_hall/

Exploring English Language Teaching: Language in Action (2nd edition, 2017)
Winner of the 2012 BAAL Book Prize
https://www.routledge.com/Exploring-English-Language-Teaching-Language-in-Action/Hall/p/book/9781138722811

Routledge Handbook of English Language Teaching (ed.)
https://www.routledge.com/products/9780415747394

Editor 2013-17, ELT Journal

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