The workshop by Edgars Niklasons and Marta Elīna Martinsone (Latvia)

Edgars Niklasons and Marta Elīna Martinsone offered the workshop for the teachers of Latvian language, where they discussed the importance of drama and performing arts in education and shared language teaching experience gained at language summer schools. During this workshop, participants had a chance to learn and practice theatrical activities that might be used in…

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SIMELTA Interview with Dr. philol. Vita Kalnbērziņa (Latvia)

Dr.philol. Vita Kalnbērziņa is an expert of the ESF project “Competency approach to learning content” implemented by the Ministry of Education and a researcher with the Centre for Applied Linguistics at the University of Latvia. Dr.philol. Vita Kalnbērziņa discusses the opportunities offered by the play “White Rabbit, Red Rabbit”. The ppt from the seminar and…

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INFOGRAPHICS FOCUS GROUPS

The series of focus groups conveyed within the framework of the Erasmus + project “SIMELTA: Studying innovative methods of education for languages through theatrical activities” (2017-2019) was  implemented by all partner countries. After developing, adapting and piloting resources for teaching languages to different groups of people, the idea of the FGD was to reach a wider…

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Focus group discussion analysis, Portugal

Organizational settings: Date: 8th May 2019 Place: Escola Secundária Fernão Mendes Pinto, Almada, PORTUGAL Facilitator: Maria de Lurdes Ferreira da Cruz Participants: Deolinda Fernandes, Zoraida Teles, António Rocha, Paolo Balicano FGD recording is available here: FGD video Introduction The facilitator started with a short introduction to the project and its goals. Then the participants were…

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Focus group discussion analysis, Italy

Facilitator of the discussion: Eleonora Salvadori FG recording is available here:  FGD video Video recordings of theatrical activities are available here:  “Diversity at different levels”  “From game to language”  “Various Italian units”  “Achieved results” Organizational settings: The Focus Group discussion took place on May 13th, from 5pm to 7pm at Cairoli Institute (a High School…

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Foreign Language Teaching – Innovative Methods (Portugal)

FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING – INNOVATIVE METHODS Theatrical Practices in the Classroom Interview   Several projects and informal learning experiences were integrated in the Autonomy and Curricular Flexibility Project, currently implemented in Portuguese schools, Fernão Mendes Pinto being one of them. An example is The Erasmus + project  SIMELTA that has as theme the study on…

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Masterclass for the course English Language for Seniors: “Restaurant/Cafe” (Latvia)

Partner Country: Latvia                                                        25 April 2019Level A2University of Latvia, Visvalža 4a, RīgaTeacher(s)  Mg. philol. Irina Trofimova Course aim:to encourage the senior students’ development of communicative skills in English in a positive and friendly atmosphere with the help of drama elements in order to make them aware of the language use in real-life situations. Course…

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Masterclass for the course English Language for Seniors “Teaching Simple Past” (Latvia)

Partner Country: Latvia                                                        24 April 2019 Level A2 University of Latvia, Visvalža 4a, Rīga Teacher(s)  Edgars Lasevičs, MA                    Tatjana Bicjutko, MHum Course aims: to enable learners to communicate effectively and appropriately in real life situations; to develop and integrate the use of all four language skills with the priority given to speaking and…

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