Les Langues Modernes numéro 4/2019: Évaluation et certification en langues : tensions, évolutions, perspectives

L’équipe de rédaction des Langues Modernes a le plaisir de vous annoncer la publication du numéro 4/2019 :

Évaluation et certification en langues : tensions, évolutions, perspectives

Les enjeux sociétaux, éducatifs, et économiques liés au développement des certifications en langues sous-tendent des prises de position politiques importantes de la part des acteurs du monde éducatif et nous pensons que ce numéro permettra d’engager réflexion et discussion pour la compréhension des enjeux actuels et à venir en termes de certification et d’évaluation en langues. (Éditorial).

Dossier coordonné par Jean-François Brouttier
* Introduction, Jean-François Brouttier
* Pour l’élaboration d’une politique LANSAD efficiente, par Stéphanie Mac Gaw
* Les enjeux de l’interaction orale – l’exemple du CLES, par Yves Bardière
* Évaluation et « constante macabre », par Pierre Frath
* Évaluation : injonctions paradoxales dans l’enseignement des langues, par Marc Rollin
* L’épreuve orale du DELF : une homologie entre performance économique et performance langagière ?, par Véronique Rivière
* Le FLS et le DELF au lycée, par Élodie Graveleau
* Certifications et évaluations de basque en France, par Argia Olçomendy
* Évaluer les compétences en communication plurilingue – le cas de l’intercompréhension, par Christian Ollivier
* Norme(s) et évaluation des variétés prosodiques en espagnol, par Sabine Tinchant-Benrahho
* Témoignage sur l’évolution des pratiques : CECRL et cohérence, par Yannick Guillet
* Évaluation et écriture créative en FLE : proposition de descripteurs, par Huey-Yu Huang
* Le contrat d’évaluation en didactique des langues étrangères, par Yiru Xu et Chao Li

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Learning Learning Vol 26 No 2

Many thanks to the Learning Learning Editorial Team for sharing the publication of Learning Learning 26.2, the Autumn 2019 issue of the JALT Learner Development SIG newsletter. Many interesting articles fully downloadable.

http://ld-sig.org/autumn-2019-26-2/

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A Happy New Year to all our members and friends!

Thanks as always to our dear friend in Brazil, Francisco Gomes de Matos, for his peace poem.

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Violeta Jurković presented with an FIPLV International Award in Slovenia

Violeta Jurković (SDUTSJ – Slovene Association of LSP Teachers)

Violeta Jurković is Associate Professor of English and Chair for Foreign Languages at the Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. She is an established Member of the Senate at the Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport and Member of the Commission for Quality Assurance at the University of Ljubljana.

Her main research interests include Maritime English, ESP/EAP methodology and education, mobile assisted language learning and ESP/EAP discourse.
She is a Member of the Editorial Board of the journal of the Slovene Association of LSP Teachers Scripta Manent, Co-editor of the monograph LSP Research in Slovenia and Conference Coordinator of the 1st international LSP conference in Slovenia. She is Head of the Slovenian group involved in the Erasmus+ project TRAILs: LSP Teacher Training Summer School and Head of the Slovenian Terminology in Maritime English project.

She has published chapters and articles in prestigious journals. Her work as peer reviewer for a wide number of journals both in Slovenia and abroad was internationally recognised when she received an award for her outstanding peer review in the ESP Journal.
She presented her research results at many conferences in Slovenia and abroad. She was also a keynote speaker at the conference of the Association of LSP Teachers at Higher Education Institutions in Zagreb, Croatia.

Violeta Jurković has contributed considerably to the development of the LSP field in Slovenia serving as an active member of the Slovene Association of LSP Teachers. She was President of the association from 2005 to 2006 and from 2009 to 2013. She was Head of the special interest group Development of Foreign Language Policy within the Association.

Violeta Jurković has been recognized as an excellent teacher by her students as well as colleagues. Willing to share her comprehensive knowledge, wide experience and great expertise in LSP research she mentors doctoral students. She is not only an outstanding teacher and researcher, but also a valuable colleague, always prepared to face new challenges and offer assistance.

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Congratulations to Jaakko Laaksonen, latest recipient of the 2018 FIPLV International Award

Jaakko Laaksonen (SUKOL – Federation of Foreign Language teachers in Finland)

Mr Laaksonen has all through his career taken an interest in and been actively involved in pedagogical development. He has always been willing and ready to share his expertise and findings with SUKOL and language teachers. He is highly appreciated for his hands-on approach, which is found most useful in a language teacher’s everyday work.

We would like to emphasize his active role in educating upper secondary school teachers for Matriculation Exam digitalization.

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ECML 25th Anniversary Conference: Livestream starting at 10:30 CET 5 December

ECML 25th Anniversary Conference – Livestream starting at 10:30 CET
on 5 December

#ECMLconference #25ECML #70coe

On Thursday 5 and Friday 6 December 2019 the European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe will livestream its Languages at the heart of learning: 25 years of inspiring innovation conference.

The event will celebrate the ECML’s 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 will also showcase the results of the ECML’s current programme – Languages at the heart of learning – and launch the next programme 2020-23 – Inspiring innovation in language education: changing contexts, evolving competences.

For further details of the conference programme and the livestream see:
www.ecml.at/conference19

The conference is in English and French with streaming in the original language of the speaker.

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FIPLV International Award 2018

AATG – American Association of Teachers of German (USA)

Mit rund 3.500 Mitgliedern ist AATG der größte IDV-Mitgliedsverband weltweit und zeichnet sich durch sein großes, vorbildhaftes, unermüdliches Engagement zugunsten der Deutschlehrenden und der deutschen Sprache nicht nur in den USA, sondern auch in der Großregion Nordamerika aus. AATG ist Initiator von verschiedenen Projekten in den USA. Hier seien nur ein paar Beispiele genannt: German is my future, Teach German, National German Week, Deutsch mach Spaß, F-L-ACH, Tag a Teacher, Getvico u. a.

Jährlich nimmt AATG an der ACTFL-Tagung mit zahlreichen Sessions für Deutsch teil. So war es ebenfalls 2018 mit der Teilnahme an der ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo (Incorporating the FIPLV World Congress) in New Orleans/USA. Auf Einladung von AATG nahm der gesamte IDV-Vorstand am World Congress teil und konnte vor Ort eine gemeinsame Vorstandssitzung IDV-AATG abhalten sowie sich einen guten Überblick über die zahlreichen AATG-Aktivitäten verschaffen.

Im Rahmen des ACTFL/FIPLV-Kongresses führte AATG in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Goethe-Institut ein Symposium zum Thema „Best Practices für die Anwerbung von neuen Deutschlehrenden“ durch. Dieses Symposium brachte 80 eingeladene Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer von DaF-Verbänden sowohl aus den USA als auch aus Kanada, Mexiko, Deutschland und Österreich zusammen, um sich intensiv mit dem bestehenden Fachkräftemangel für DaF/DaZ sowie möglichen transatlantischen Lösungsansätzen zu beschäftigen. Die Bedeutung dieses Symposiums für die Verbände aus der Region muss hier ganz besonders unterstrichen werden.

AATG unterstützt allerdings nicht nur die Deutschlehrenden in Schulen und Universitäten, sondern auch Studierende. Diese Gruppe angehender Deutschlehrer/innen wird durch zahlreiche Projekte, Stipendien und Sommerprogramme gefördert. Hier setzt AATG besonders stark an, da die Nachwuchsförderung – thematisch hervorgehoben 2018 im Rahmen des oben genannten Symposiums – einen besonderen Schwerpunkt für den nordamerikanischen Verband darstellt.

Eine weitere sehr gelungene Leistung von AATG 2018 bildet die aktive Beteiligung des AATG-Vorstands unter der Leitung von Susanne Rinner an der Herausgabe des IDV-Magazins, das im diesjährigen Frühjahr erschienen ist (https://idvnetz.org/publikationen-des-idv/idv-magazin-95-juni-2019). Das IDV-Magazin erscheint regelmäßig zweimal im Jahr (Frühjahr und Herbst) und widmete sich im thematischen Heft 95 dem Großraum Nordamerika. Geographische Schwerpunkte in unserem Magazin erlauben es, die Erfolge, Leistungen und Herausforderungen einer bestimmten Region intensiv zu beleuchten. Dank dem Engagement des AATG-Teams und der nordamerikanischen Verbände leisteten Vertreter und Vertreterinnen von Universitäten, Schulen, den Goethe-Instituten und der deutschen Botschaft anschauliche und interessante Beiträge und gewähren damit Einblicke in unterschiedlichste Aspekte des Faches Deutsch als Fremdsprache in Nordamerika.

Ferner gilt es zu erwähnen, dass AATG zur Gruppe der sogenannten IDV-Fördermitglieder gehören. Für die IDV-Mitgliedsverbände besteht die Möglichkeit, das gemeinsame Verbandsnetz durch eine Fördersumme zu stärken, die in einen Solidaritätsfonds einbezahlt wird und die Reduktion von Mitgliedsbeiträgen ausgleicht, für die Mitgliedsverbände berechtigte Anfragen stellen können. Auch 2018 trug AATG zu diesem Fonds bei, sodass finanziell leistungsschwache Verbände auf diese Weise ihren Antrag auf Reduzierung des IDV-Mitgliedsbeitrags genehmigt bekommen konnten.

Aus den obigen Gründen nominiert der IDV seinen Mitgliedsverband AATG für den FIPLV Award 2018.

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FIPLV International Awards 2018 – first recipient

Professor John Hajek (AFMLTA, Australia)

Professor John Hajek has a distinguished and lengthy career as a languages educator, and has made exceptional and outstanding contributions to the field as a leader of languages education throughout his career.

His contributions to community languages in Australia; to the professional engagement of teachers of languages in schools and universities; to the learning of languages in pre-schools, primary and secondary schools, in universities and in community schools; and his involvement in numerous projects to promote languages education and the importance of language recognition nationally and internationally in the political arena give him prominence that is recognised through many keynote presentation invitations, including several at AFMLTA international conferences and notably the Horwood Address in 2017, as well as consultation invitations from government, education departments, professional associations, and community organisations.

His work with schools and teachers of languages in schools is extensive, including consultations on pre-school and early years languages programs, with AFMLTA, with education departments and governments across Australia, and, of critical importance, with individuals and groups of languages teachers. His willingness to share and collaborate, to engage and give unlimited time to the profession has had a profound effect on languages teaching over the past decade. He is currently engaged in collaboration for a Vietnamese-English bilingual school, and has been active in bilingual schools networks, including for Italian-English schools and pre-schools. His work on literacy in these areas informs the collaborations and programs adopted in the schools, as well as engaging local communities.

His work in the school languages education space has led to development of new curricula, approaches to languages education, language teacher preparation, and community attitudes to learning languages and plurilingualism. He has provided extensive professional learning sessions for teachers of languages, across all the states and territories of Australia.

In summary, Professor Hajek has made exceptional contributions to the languages education field in Australia, that clearly meet the criteria for the FIPLV International Award. These contributions span community, school and university programs, and involve work with students, teachers, schools, departments, government, industry and communities. We believe him to be a highly deserving recipient of this award.

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Parution – Les Langues Modernes n°3/2019 : « De l’enseignement à l’apprentissage des langues : quelles stratégies ? »

L’équipe de rédaction des Langues Modernes a le plaisir de vous annoncer la publication du numéro 3/2019 :

De l’enseignement à l’apprentissage des langues : quelles stratégies ?

Sommaire
Dossier coordonné par Michèle Valentin
* Introduction, par Michèle Valentin
* Repenser l’organisation des tâches pour favoriser le développement des interactions orales entre pairs, par Pascale Manoïlov
* Construire des stratégies orientées vers les apprentissages, par Maria-Alice Médioni
* Écrire en anglais grâce à l’art, par Pascale Abdelkhirane
* L’enseignement de la grammaire dans les manuels d’anglais langue vivante au collège en France, par Margaret Bento
* Impact de l’approche grammaticale sur les apprentissages en anglais LVE en élémentaire, par Hélene Josse et Pascale Manoïlov
* Anglais intensif : transfert des savoirs et développement lexical, par Nancy Gagné
* Enseigner l’allemand en région frontalière : l’interculturel transfrontalier à l’épreuve, par Julia Putsche

Hors-thème
* Les prépositions anglaises : des petites bestioles retorses, par Élisabeth Crosnier et Nicole Décuré
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CfP: Language Acts and Worldmaking Conference King’s College London 27-28 April 2020 Languages Future

Language Acts and Worldmaking

Conference 2020

King’s College London

Monday 27 & Tuesday 28 April 2020

Languages Future

The project. Language Acts and Worldmaking

The Language Acts and Worldmaking team has been working together since June 2016. Our guiding principle is that language holds the key to how we understand and construct the world and ourselves. This we call worldmaking. This principle has governed our commitment to connecting teaching and research in our determination to contribute to regenerating and transforming Modern Languages. So far, we have worked with several hundred co- researchers and practitioners from a wide range of educational, social and cultural organisations. In our 2020 conference we want to consolidate and strengthen these communities who share the aim of making language-learning inclusive, socially engaged and international in scope.

Our first conference, Languages Memory, held in June 2018, centred on the fractured history of language policy in the UK, and the need to remember and understand how languages are experienced, practised, taught and researched. In 2019, our four-month Worldmaking Fair Languages Now, showcased our collaborations with partners and broadened our research community. A centrepiece, Worldmaking Live, celebrated the work of our Small Grants awardees, which spans the globe. It was a wonderful living example of how we can work together to increase engagement and creative solution-finding to problems, create links between people and organisations that were not there before and value and enable diversity in a time of increasing conformity.

The conference. Languages Future

In 2020, Languages Future will consolidate our research by considering as a community how our work in languages and worldmaking should intervene in the major debates of our time. A key question will be about capacity-building for future language learners, researchers and activists. Languages Future is a call for action. How do we boldly communicate the impact of the work languages do in the world?

Proposals and themes

We are looking for all sorts of responses to the themes of the conference. Your idea could be, for example, an individual presentation, an academic panel of papers, an interactive workshop, a lecture, open discussion, posters, a debate, a provocation.

Propose ideas for engaging with Languages Future and we will build our conference around your responses. Here are some key themes and areas for debate, and we are open to other ideas which respond to these themes.

  • Changing the conversation
    • For schools, university students, youth and community groups, we ask you to propose presentations and interventions around the question: ‘How will the study of languages make the world a better place?’
  • Ways of Worldmaking
    • Fiction (science, fantasy, utopian, dystopian) and the imagination of new linguistic worlds
    • Nationalism and languages
    • Science and languages
    • Storytelling
    • Translanguaging
  • Language Actions
    • Activism
    • Changing attitudes to language-learning
    • Connecting communities
    • Framing policy
    • Innovative pedagogy
    • Setting agendas
  • New Horizons
    • Digital culture and technology
    • Ecology
    • Internationalism, transnationalism and the future of languages
    • Language, gender and sexuality
    • Translation and new media

Get in touch

You may have an idea and wonder if it is relevant: contact us, we want to have conversations with you so that we can develop an exciting and inclusive experience. Please write in the first instance to languageacts@kcl.ac.uk and we will put you in contact with members of the project to discuss your idea.

Deadline for proposals
Proposals should be sent to us on the attached form by Friday 20 December 2019. They should be sent to languageacts@kcl.ac.uk

We will reply by 31 January 2020 and we aim to have a final conference programme by 28 February.

We look forward to hearing from you.

The Language Acts and Worldmaking Team

 

 

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