Teaching two birds to fly with one stone: the CLIL approach to tertiary education in a multi-lingual world

Andreas Schmidt Marmara University, Turkey andreas.schmidt@marmara.edu.tr Abstract This article investigates the relationship between purpose in learning and its outcomes with regard to education delivered in a second language. Bilingual education poses specific challenges, because language training and academic specialisation need to be integrated. The CLIL method is proposed as a way to bridge this gap…

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A Fast Track to Professional English – Engineering and Health Care Students Collaborating in an Online Course

Minna Metsäportti and Kirsi Saarinen Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland minna.metsaportti@tamk.fi, kirsi.saarinen@tamk.fi Abstract A Fast Track to Professional English (3ECTS) is an online course jointly implemented by two vocational English teachers of Tampere University of Applied Sciences. It is intended for students with relatively high competence in English. The objective is to provide Engineering…

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Autonomous Learning Through m-Learning: the Case of Duolingo

Zita Braziuniene and Ruta Kalytiene Vilnius College of Technologies and Design, Lithuania z.braziuniene@vtdko.lt, r.kalytiene@vtdko.lt Abstract The article presents Duolingo which offers personalized free language education, making learning of a new language as a fun game.  Over the past decade the use of mobile devices, such as tablets or smartphones has become an integral part of…

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Blended Learning+: Combining Project-based Language Teaching with the Team Protocol Method

Andrew McDouall and Mario Seidel Furtwangen University of Applied Sciences, Germany mca@hs-furtwangen.de, sema@hs-furtwangen.de Abstract Learning Management Systems are often reduced to deliver text, and traditional vocabulary and grammar drills, not meeting the criteria for blended learning environments. We therefore implemented an action research project designed to break with this simplistic use by combining Project-based Language Teaching…

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