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July: hectic but exciting month for TELLConsult

on Fri, 08/02/2013 - 23:42

TELLConsult's time and effort was spent on a broad range of activities in July. On the very first day of the month  we joined the group of delegates of the Comenius course 'Pedagogical Use of Interactive Whiteboards' and its course director Diana Barrister at European Schoolnet HQ in Brussels.

Invited by the coordinator of the EU project CPDLab to contribute to this course we presented on subject specific approaches to IWB use.

Most of our content was related to the iTILT project on IWBs in Language Education.

Aveiro edition of iTILT summer course cancelled due to closing of all University buildings

on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 22:27

Regrettably we had to cancel the Aveiro edition of the Comenius summercourse 'Using Interactive Whitebords in Language Education' offered by the EU project iTILT

Last week we were informed by Prof. António Moreira, director of the Faculty of Education, that ' [...]  the University Dean decided to completely close the University from 5th to 16th August... ' 

This measure was apparently taken to reduce local expenses in reaction to budget cuts due to the (inter)national crisis. 
 

Having explored alternative solutions (same week but in other location in Aveiro, different week at the

EU Grants for language teachers

on Sat, 12/22/2012 - 18:55

 

The Universities of Antwerp, Coimbra and their partners in the EU projects iTILT and NIFLAR are offering EU-funded summercourses in 2013 targeted at teachers of modern languages on:

a) effective use of Interactive Whiteboards 

and

b) ICT & WEB 2.0 applications to promote oral competences, 

respectively.

TELLConsult, co-initiator and partner in both projects, is organising these courses in collaboration with the University of Aveiro and the Technical University of Valencia.

Find more information on the course descriptions at the EU Comenius/Grundtvig Training database, the related

Great evaluation results for Utrecht summer course on MFL speaking competences & Technology

on Sun, 07/08/2012 - 23:23

The Utrecht session of the Comenius course on MFL speaking competences & Technology took place in in the first week of July. 


The course, one of the results of the EU project NIFLAR, is a 5-day, international course on methodologies for new technologies in computer assisted language learning (CALL). It is an initiative of a partnership consisting of Utrecht University in collaboration with Valencia University, TELLConsult and the Utrecht Summer School.
TELLConsult was invited to chair both the Utrecht and the Valencia session, taking place In October 2012 in Spain.


With 15 international

TELLConsult invited by Utrecht University to develop summercourse on NIFLAR project results

on Thu, 11/10/2011 - 18:33

Having been a partner in the EU project NIFLAR TELLConsult gladly accepted Utrecht University’s  invitation to develop a summercourse to disseminate the results of its most successful EU project NIFLAR on video web communication and 3D virtual worlds in language education.

The initiative is a joint venture of The Department of Modern Languages and the Centre for Teaching and Learning of Utrecht University in collaboration with the Faculty of Education of Valencia University and the Utrecht Summerschool

As a first step we have defined the focus and title of the course: Methodologies &