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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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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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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