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Conference Papers on LdL Published!

Posted by asecoli - März 29, 2011

If you know German and are interested in LdL, you should have a look at the papers of a conference on LdL in 2009 which have now been published at epubli (edited by Christian Spannagel, Lutz Berger and myself):

http://www.epubli.de/shop/buch/Lernen-durch-Lehren-Fokus-Berger-Grzega-Spannagel-Herausgeber/6640

The book contains basic articles by Jean-Pol Martin and myself as well as an article on Basic Global English.

You might also be interested in this blog entry (with a video by Lutz Berger):

http://bildungsreporter.wordpress.com/2011/03/25/lernen-durch-lehren-im-fokus/

 

Joachim Grzega

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BGE Material for Kids in Polish

Posted by asecoli - März 6, 2011

Thanks to Anna Mogiłło, we can now offer BGE handouts for kids in Polish as well. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Trainings on Academic English and LdL

Posted by asecoli - Februar 28, 2011

Recently I gave two trainings:

  • a workshop for university teachers at the University of Jena who wanted to get to know interactive methods for teaching an interculturally mixed student group (using English as a means of intercultural communication) — apart from the idea of Global English, we also discussed LdL.
  • a lecture on LdL for a general audience (in Munich), many participants were teachers at primary or secondary school.

Both events were very interesting as participants were very rapidly convinced of the fundamental ideas of both of Global English and of LdL. Consequently, we could soon enter a discussion on „problematic/tricky“ cases (lack of student motivation, hyperactivity, shyness, heterogeneity). This forced me to quickly find possible solutions according to LdL in a rapid way. I’m happy that the participants seemed convinced that LdL also works for such tricky cases and that they were satisfied with the entire event. As a matter of fact, the organizors already said they wanted to continue our cooperation.

 

Joachim Grzega

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BGE: Sustainability Event at Eichstätt’s dm-market

Posted by asecoli - Januar 22, 2011

One and a half weeks of the sustainability exhibition at Eichstätt’s are over. Until Wednesday you still have the chance to visit our BGE information desk as well as the information desk of the two other noteworthy sustainability projects. And you can also vote for one of the projects to be financially further supported by dm. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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BGE at Eichstätt’s dm market

Posted by asecoli - Januar 15, 2011

The German dm company, together with UNESCO, has called on its customers to hand in projects that promote the idea of sustainability. We handed in a description of Basic Global English and were selected for the second phase of this contest, which consists of presenting the project at the local dm-market. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Clip from a BGE Test in an Adult Group

Posted by asecoli - Januar 12, 2011

I’ve uploaded a new BGE clip on YouTube. This one is from a test in my adult group. This test was carried out after 16 lessons (90 mins each) of BGE. The test consists of emergency calls. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Illustration of the sandwich technique

Posted by asecoli - Dezember 22, 2010

Wolfgang Butzkamm sent me an illustration of the sandwich technique, which I’ve already mentioned several times (mostly in relation with BGE). Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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The use of names in Wikipedia

Posted by asecoli - November 30, 2010

My study on the names of Wikipedians has appeared (in German, though) in Linguistik Online:

Sinatra, He3nry und andere moderne Enzyklopädisten: Synchron und diachron vergleichende Anmerkungen zur Eigen- und Fremdbenennung von Wikipedia-Autoren.“ in: Linguistik Online 43: 45-65.

 

Joachim Grzega

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Pronunciation Training with Adults

Posted by asecoli - Oktober 29, 2010

Last week, I continued a BGE course in Memmingen with a part of the participants from the first course. I had planned to deal more with pronunciation training. For this, selected dialogs from Welcome to the World. While in the first course the participants were allowed to replace the original text by personally relevant words already very soon, I insisted on an exact copy of the text this time, so that the focus could be put completely on the pronunciation. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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LdL for training knowledge transfer competence

Posted by asecoli - September 21, 2010

At a conference of applied linguists a few days ago I presented LdL with the help of video clips from my own courses. The goal was to show that LdL is an effective and efficient method to provide students with competences in expert-expert communication and expert-layperson communication (in other words: knowledge transfer competence). Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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