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„30 Years of LdL“: Celebration + Book Presentation

Posted by asecoli - Dezember 13, 2012

Last Saturday we celebrated 30 years of LdL at the Europäisches Haus Pappenheim (EHP). The celebration included the presentation of the new LdL book by Bea Klüsener and me. Here are press releases from Der Skribent and Weißenburger Tagblatt. The LdL website is currently hosted by ASEcoLi.

 

Joachim Grzega

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Treuchtlinger Kurier on BGE

Posted by asecoli - Dezember 29, 2011

The Treuchtlinger Kurier (a local daily) has published a very nice article on Basic Global English today.

 

Joachim Grzega

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BGE partner school awarded with the „Europe Certificate“

Posted by asecoli - Dezember 6, 2011

Last Friday my BGE partner school, Alexander-von-Humboldt-Schule in Goldkronach, was bestowed with the „Europaurkunde“ („Europe Certificate“) by Emilia Müller, the Bavarian minister for European Affairs. – for international school projects incl. the use of Basic Global English in Classes 1 and 2 and the use of the internet communication plattform eTwinning. The event was hosted by myself (assisted by Bea Klüsener). Here is the link to a press release (in German).

Joachim Grzega

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BGE on the radio

Posted by asecoli - Juni 24, 2011

I was interviewed by Bayerischer Rundfunk on the idea of Globish and was also asked about Basic Global English (BGE). The interview will be part of the radio program „orange“, broadcast tomorrow from 9.05-11.00 AM on B2.

 

Joachim Grzega

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Portrait of Jean-Pol Martin

Posted by asecoli - November 12, 2009

The latest issue of the German journal GEO Wissen includes a portrait of Jean-Pol Martin and LdL – plus a photo with some of his Eichstätt disciples (Bea Klüsener, Laura Cau, Michael Kratky and me).

 

Joachim Grzega

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BGE in the press

Posted by asecoli - Mai 8, 2009

Nice report on BGE in the April/May edition of The Linguist.

Joachim Grzega

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Linguistic Edutainment: Foreignish for Freshmen

Posted by asecoli - März 31, 2009

Always in search for new ways of disseminating linguistic knowledge, I tried out a new one last Thursday: linguistic edutainment. I combined lecturing, audience participation (through quizzes) and music for a performance „Ausländisch für Anfänger“ („Foreignish for Freshmen“) at the Volkshochschule Weißenburg. It seemed to have worked as shown by the report in the local newspaper here.

Joachim Grzega

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Akademie Schönbühl, BGE and LdL in the Press

Posted by asecoli - Februar 6, 2009

Since this week I am the partner of a private limited company: the Akademie Schönbühl, an enterprise for advanced training and further education. I’m working together with Alfred Weinberger, who has already established an interesting program of courses and who has a high reputation reaching institutions not only in southern Germany, but also in Austria and Switzerland. At the Akademie Schönbühl, I will try to establish a new competence center for languages and communication.

Due to this new cooperation, I was interviewed by Michael Lehner, journalist working for the Schwäbische Zeitung. He understood the idea of BGE and LdL very fast and made suggestions for the further development and spread of BGE and LdL. He has tried to condense all the information he collected during the 90-min interview in this article, which appeared today.

Joachim Grzega

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BGE in the regional press

Posted by asecoli - Dezember 2, 2008

In today’s edition of the regional newspaper „Nürnberger Nachrichten“ was a report on BGE (see the online version). As an immediate positive reaction, I received e-mails from 15 readers asking for self-study material (among them: a mayor). I’m eagerly working on this, but creating material for self-teaching is highly complex–especially since we planned to create something that is immediately usable for learners of different mother tongues. Marion Schöner and I have created some pages already, but the discussion in my seminar today has shown that we need to reflect more particularly on the following questions:

  • How can we teach pronunciation just from a book that works with pictures and English words? (Or is it impossible? This would mean, of course, that we cannot use an entirely monolingual approach (after all, this is something that the applied linguist Wolfgang Butzkamm has been promoting for many years: functional bilingualism–cf. the English Wikipedia entry on Butzkamm).
  • How can people test themselves?
  • How can we teach communicative competence when there is only one learner?

More about BGE for self-study in another post.

Joachim Grzega

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LdL article on Goethe-Institut’s website

Posted by asecoli - November 22, 2008

A few weeks ago, Jean-Pol Martin and I were interviewed by a journalist working for the Goethe Institute. His article has now appeared in English on the Goethe Institute website here.

Joachim Grzega

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