Pirkko Pollari

Foreign language learning through presentations in authentic settings

Petteri Ruuska MA (Educ.) senior lecturer, Spanish and English JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland petteri.ruuska@jamk.fi Urn-address: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi:jamk-issn-2343-0281-19 Abstract The report considers presentation ‘in authentic settings’ as a tool in language learning with FL learners with B1 skills. A project was carried out during a Spanish course in Jyväskylä, Finland; adult learners prepared brief presentations on…

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The International Week 2015 for Higher Education Language Teachers in Finland

Tarja Haukijärvi Head of Language Centre Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland tarja.haukijarvi@tamk.fi Pirkko Pollari Head of Language Centre JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland pirkko.pollari@jamk.fi Urn-address: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi:jamk-issn-2343-0281-18 Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) and JAMK University of Applied Sciences have organized together international weeks for higher education language teachers in Finland since 2013. The…

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Bremen’s Tutorial Language Program – A mixture of autonomous and collaborative learning

M.A. Christine Rodewald Fremdsprachenzentrum, Universität Bremen, Germany rodewald@uni-bremen.de Urn-address: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi:jamk-issn-2343-0281-17 Abstract The tutorial program of the Foreign Language Centre of the University of Bremen provides special support for independent learners. The students can choose the language they want to learn autonomously over the course of one semester. Using self-assessment tools, the students check their levels…

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Engaging language learners online: roles, methods and practice in blended learning environments

Birgit Phillips Senior Lecturer & English Language Coordinator Burgenland University of Applied Sciences, Austria birgit.phillips@fh-burgenland.at Urn-address: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi:jamk-issn-2343-0281-4 Abstract This paper describes the implementation of blended learning in the course “English for Health Professionals I”, a mandatory course in the first semester of three Bachelor programs at the FH Burgenland, using Moodle. It describes the transition…

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Challenges and Problems in Learning English for Part-time Students in Vilnius College of Technologies and Design

Zita Braziuniene Teacher of English Vilnius College of Technologies and Design, Lithuania z.braziuniene@vtdko.lt Ruta Kalytiene Teacher of English, Vilnius College of Technologies and Design, Lithuania r.kalytiene@vtdko.lt Urn-address: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi:jamk-issn-2343-0281-5 Abstract Vilnius College of Technologies and Design is an institution of higher education offering fifteen part-time study programmes in design and engineering. In order to find out…

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The ESP/EFL teacher’s role in distance learning

Genovaite Snuviškiene Lecturer of English Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania ges@vgtu.lt Abstract The article attempts to highlight the importance of the ESP/EFL  teacher’s role in  the considered case of distance learning. The strategy of teaching English to the undergraduate engineering students that are less advanced in the English language requires teacher’s  multiple competences. The considered…

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Some organization forms of out-of-class activities while learning foreign languages in the technical higher education institution

Galina Chernenko Senior Lecturer the Syktyvkar Forest Institute, Russia Ksenia Chukileva Senior Lecturer the Syktyvkar Forest Institute, Russia chukileva_k@mail.ru Urn-address: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi:jamk-issn-2343-0281-13 Abstract The article is devoted to the increasing role of out-of-class work while learning foreign languages in a technically oriented higher education establishment. In the article the definition of the independent work, its forms (individual,…

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10 Characteristics of Highly Effective EF/SL Teachers

Christine Coombe Dr. Coombe is faculty member at Dubai Men’s College in the United Arab Emirates. She chaired the TESOL convention in Tampa, Florida in 2006 and served as president of the TESOL International Association from 2011 to 2012. ccoombe@hct.ac.ae Urn-address: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi:jamk-issn-2343-0281-14 The question of what makes someone a good teacher is relevant for all…

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Computer Aided Learning / Teaching

Gerhard FH Schmittinger Lecturer, MA, THED. University Albstadt-Sigmaringen, Germany sss@edugames.eu Urn-address: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi:jamk-issn-2343-0281-15 Abstract The computer can be an invaluable teaching aid which not only relieves the teacher of cumbersome routine tasks such as marking, but allows students to practice their skills with an ever patient „electronic teacher“. Limited lecture periods mean limited contact time with…

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Language Teaching Tomorrow

The second issue of Language Teaching Tomorrow was published connection with the 3rd International Week for Language Teachers organised in May 2017 in Tampere and Jyväskylä, Finland, by JAMK University of Applied Sciences and Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK). The aim of the journal is to offer language teachers in higher education the opportunity to…

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