We contributed the workshop ‘Production of corpus-based learning materials & activities for CLIL and LSP purposes’ to the International conference ‘Data-Driven Learning (DDL): a scaffolding methodology for Foreign languages and #CLIL classes’ in Turin, 27-28 September 2018 https://ddlfl.weebly.com/
We aimed to stimulate #CLIL & #LSP teachers in particular to explore the potential of #corpus-based approaches for teaching & learning by highlighting easy to use (some fully automated) teaching & learning applications.
To support delegates in finding and exploring potentially useful corpus-based tools & resources for the production of CLIL materials and learning activities this padlet page was made available as OER: https://nl.padlet.com/ton_koenraad/DDL_4_CLIL
Invited by European Schoolnet, we attended the final MENTEP project conference in Brussels in March 2018 to get familiar with its key outputs and the results of other major, European Commission funded, policy experimentation projects.
Requested by an experienced Language for Special Purposes trainer in Spain to help develop an idea into a submittable ErasmusPlus KA2 proposal we arrived at a solid and innovative project definition, timely submitted in March, 2018 by Sorbonne University.
TELLConsult contributed an impact document for the the UK Government audit of the research activities of the UK Open University referring to the relevance of the INTENT/Unicollaboration (platform, organisation and the research done by its partners) for the development and management of the related EU projects we initiated and participated in (Pronett, MiCALL, NIFLAR) and the publications these led to.
In 2017 TELLConsult was invited to participate in the DEIMP project (a follow-up project of the MTTEP project ) by the University of HULL and requested to suggest more suitable EU partners. Which led to the involvement of University INHOLLAND in the Netherlands and PXL in Belgium.
So requested by the LinkedIn network of Dutch freelance language trainers ‘LTNW’ we ran a workshop on the latest technology trends in education in general and related developments in Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) in particular. For more info on contents read this blogpost.
TELLConsult joined the International Mobile Learning Network for Teacher Educators. The primary aim and purpose of the MTTEP project is to create a sustainable International Mobile Learning Network for Teacher Educators which, along with the Mobile Learning Toolkit, will be the principal legacy of this project.
Ton Koenraad (TELLConsult) offered a reflective view of mobile learning in the modern language classroom and presented strategies and resources developed in related EU projects at the final multiplier event (June. 2017) of the EU project iTILT2 at the University of Education in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany.
As project partner we attended and contributed a workshop at the second multiplier event (Nov. 2016) of the EU project iTILT2 in one of Antwerp University’s beautiful, historical buildings.
We were invited to attend the 5 day workshop “Interactive Exchange Workshop (Oct. 2016) on how to use student response systems organised by the M-Lang project where we also presented the iTILT projects. (more info here)
After attending the PETALL final project meeting as external evaluator in Granada, April 2016, we contributed to the international conference ‘NEW TRENDS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING‘ organised there by the project team.
TELLConsult’s representative Ton Koenraad attended & presented at the EUROCALL MALL SIG Symposium ‘ Perspectives on the integration of Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) tools in the teaching & learning of foreign languages’ (May 2016) in Romania. More details here
So requested by a school consortium TELLConsult Training ran a customised version of our ErasmusPlus course on Interactive Whiteboards in Language Education (February 2016) at the University of Leuven, Belgium. See this brief video impression on course activities, Leuven City and its potential for (incidental) social events.
As invited speaker at the ICLON annual, national Good Practice Day event (Feb. 2016) Leiden University), we presented the results of the first iTILT project (2011-2013) and the interim products of the 3-year follow-up project ‘Interactive Teaching in Languages with Technologies’ iTILT (2014 -2017).
As iTILT partner we presented on mobile phones at the so-(ErasmusPlus)-called ‘multiplier event’ in NICE (Jan, 2016), organised by the local partner team, led by Shona Whyte, for the EU project iTILT. More info here.
As external evaluator in EU Project PETALL (Pan European Task Activities for Language Learning) we delivered an interim and final report.
The interim report was presented at the team’s second meeting in Belgrade (July, 2015)
A year before we were invited to the 8th International Conference organised by the Lithuanian association of language teachers to attend the Conference ‘INNOVATING LANGUAGE TEACHING AND LEARNING IN EUROPE: DIVERSITY, QUALITY, MOBILITY, EMPLOYABILITY in Vilnius where took part in the panel at the parliamentary session on language learning and presented a plenary session on the use of interactive whiteboards in vocational education as realised by the EU project SmartVET.