Tempus Project Kick-off meeting Tyumen State University March 3-5 2014. Université of Caen Contribution to « Developing the Teaching of European Languages : Modernising Language Teaching through the development of blended Masters Programmes ». Pierre Larrivée.
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Tyumen State University
March 3-5 2014
Université of CaenContribution to « Developingthe Teaching of EuropeanLanguages: ModernisingLanguageTeachingthrough the development of blendedMasters Programmes »
One of the oldestuniversities in the world, foundedtwice (1432 by Henry V of England and 1437 by Charles VII of France), with an Arts Schoolsince 1437
2h from Paris, 5h from London
Nearly 25k students – 3.8k foreignstudents
1.6k teaching staff – 237mi overall budget
18 Schools – 7 Departments in the School of Social Sciences, out of whichLinguistics
Teaching French as A Second Languagecreated as early as 1982, at BA, MSc and PhDlevels in the LinguisticsDepartment
Host to externalcultural and language services (OFNEC - France-Norway Agency, the Open University, RussianDept)
Site of the national BELC meetings for 20 years
SummerSchoolDidactique et Langues kicked off in 2013
As a new incarnation of the CEFE (Centre for the Teaching of French to Foreigner), Creationof the UniversityLanguage Center in 2012 (Carré International), stronglylinked to the LinguisticsDepartment
Creation in 2013 of a BSccertificate for TFSL to Adult Migrants
Based on the analysis of the needs of the learners
Focused on linguistic(s) dimensions (phonological and morphosyntacticanalysisskills)
Academicwriting as a means to integrateforeignstudents
Pragmaticsskills (register and interaction)
Teaching methodologies and teaching materials and technologies (ITC)
Teaching practice encouraged through internships available to students Research culture developed through research papers, thesis and
attendance to CRISCO conferences and workshops
Main roles in the project
1. coordinate the development and implementation of the disseminationstrategy;
Question : which group are wetargetting, and withwhich media?
Main roles in the project
2. overseelaunch of websites and promotethe projectin France;
the projectwebsitelaunched by Dec 2014 in order
to cover the progress and positive results of the project
activity reports; trainers’ network;
relation to teachers’ on-line resources
Further actions of the organisation in the project
Lead on development of MA materials, according to expertise;
Oversee information gathering on teachereducationpolicy and practice in France;
Contribute to the development of methodology for MA programme;
Contribute to teacher training programme and MA programme;
Advise on setting up of the e-learning platform and the on-line resource for teachers;
Contributeto the piloting and implementation of the MA programme for French teachers;
Preparepresentations on projectresults and promoteprojectwebsites in France;
Prepare and submitfinancial and narrative reports;
Contribute to trainer network;
Foster internationalisation by development of new projects.
Non-ledcontributions to the project
Paramount importance for WP leaders to provideadvancesignposting
Difficulties in travelling to PCs
Fundingtransfer, management (identity and rigidity of fundingheadings?
Availability of administrative support) and reporting: Financial management and reportingoperated by the CRISCO (Liliane Docquiert), overseen by the Schoolof Social Sciences (UFR Sciences de l’Homme, Noëlle Gambey) withtechnical assistance from Noémie Larrouilh (CI)
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