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Interactive Whiteboards and EFL in Brazilian Schools

on Thu, 05/19/2011 - 22:33

I followed up this recent tweet from the EU project iTILT's  twitterfountain that referred to: 'a very interesting paper on IWBs and mentoring with EFL Teachers in new British Council publication'

This led to Marcus Ferreira da Silva's chapter: Interactive Whiteboards and EFL in Brazilian Schools. 
In his contribution (2009) he addresses the question: Do Interactive Whiteboards (IWBs) have the potential to enhance students’ interaction in the foreign language class?

From the reference on the Macmillan page I selected this concluding paragraph: 

 

[...] The literature seems to be extremely

Research TELLConsult contributed to presented at EUROCALL SIG meeting

on Thu, 04/28/2011 - 22:24

The results of research on modern language teacher competences were presented at the EUROCALL CMC & Teacher Education SIG 2011meeting.  Dr. Robert O’Dowd, one of the keynote speakers at the Workshop 'Getting the Bigger Picture: Language Teacher Competences in CMC Settings' presented the outcomes of a study we were invited to contribute to. 

Questions addressed were: What are the skills, attitudes and knowledge which a teacher needs in order to establish and carry out successfully an online intercultural exchange with their learners?

TELLConsult partner in EU Transfer of Innovation Project

on Tue, 04/19/2011 - 23:21

As representative of the Dutch TalenQuest project TELLConsult's owner Ton Koenraad was invited to join an international partnership applying for an EU grant to support the transfer of results and experiences obtained in the LanguageQUEST project (improved task design and methodology for realistic, content oriented, task based foreign language learning).

 
The Aims and objectives of WQuest project are:
  • To transfer results and experiences obtained in TALENQUEST project (improved task design and methodology for realistic, content oriented, task based foreign language learning) and to

TELLConsult joined EU CALL project application

on Sun, 04/17/2011 - 23:25

Utrecht University invited TELLConsult to join its new initiative to scale up facilities and know-how developed in the NIFLAR project
The project aims to contribute to the challenges of the Lisbon main strategy (2000) by further improving telecollaboration among peers at secondary educational level and the innovation of teacher training programmes. 

Its experiences with telecollaboration in the NIFLAR and the MiCALL project will allow TELLConsult to make a relevant contribution. 

This new project seeks to:

  1. innovate, enrich and make more attractive and effective foreign language teaching

TELLConsult supports EU project bid on 3D learning

on Mon, 04/04/2011 - 22:48

TELLConsult partner in grant application for an EU-network on education & virtual worlds.

ITiLT Kick-off Meeting

on Fri, 01/14/2011 - 13:54

Attended the ITiLT Kick-off Meeting in Antwerp from 10-12 January. A very well organised event, a creative team and nice food!

 

 

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