[lg policy] Thematic Issue: Education and Professional Development of Language Teachers in Europe

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jun 7 14:09:27 UTC 2011

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AILA Research Network on Language Policy
NewIssue - ForumSprache - Spring 2011 - Thematic Issue: Education and
Professional Development of Language Teachers in Europe
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>>From the editorial of the thematic issue:
This new issue of ForumSprache again has a central topic: education
and professional development of language teachers in Europe. Gudrun
Ziegler’s paper introduces the topic by outlining the main results of
a European project, which was run in 2009; her article also puts the
following contributions from Hungary, Luxemburg, Spain, Switzerland,
Rumania, and the UK into context.
In our section on „language policy“ Alicia Fuentes-Calles (Barcelona)
introduces LINGUAPAX, a UNESCO initiative to foster peace education
and multilingualism worldwide. ForumSprache firmly supports both

The two contributions in the „Best Practice“ section of ForumSprache
are relevant for all languages. Ursula Stohler (Prague) and Daniel
Henseler (Fribourg) show how task-based learning and creative
activities can enhance university courses in literature. Their
examples are taken from Russian, but the procedures suggested may be
applied to other literary texts as well. Cornelia Brückner (Berlin)
discusses the impact of digital media, in particular social networks
and internet communication, on language learning. Again, the
activities she describes in the areas of microblogging and social
networks can be used with any language.


 Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone:  (215) 898-7475
Fax:  (215) 573-2138

Email:  haroldfs at gmail.com


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