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LdL in the press

Posted by asecoli - November 3, 2008

Here is a newsreport (in German) on my presentation of LdL in Heilbronn from the Hohenloher Zeitung.

Joachim Grzega

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Interview: LdL and Other Interactive Methods

Posted by asecoli - Oktober 29, 2008

Yesterday Jean-Pol Martin and I were interviewed on LdL by someone from the Goethe-Institut in Frankfurt. He wants to write an article on LdL for the Goethe-Institut’s website.

One of the questions was whether LdL wouldn’t only help the student-experts (or “mini-teacher”, as I call them in elementary school), but not the rest of the class, who would more profit from an interactive model with the teacher in the center. Actually, I did a little experiment on exactly this question in my 2 International Business English classes last year. The results haven’t been published yet, but the essence is that the performances of “LdL classes” in spontaneous, unannounced written tests is not lower than those of other “interactive classes”. (And we always have to keep in mind that many of the target competences of LdL lessons cannot be checked with written tests).

Joachim Grzega

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LdL in DIE ZEIT

Posted by asecoli - Oktober 23, 2008

An article on LdL was published in the German quality weekly DIE ZEIT:
here

The first commentator even suggests to award Jean-Pol Martin and his „disciples“ with the Nobel Peace Prize… 🙂

Joachim Grzega

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European Day of Languages

Posted by asecoli - September 26, 2008

September 26 is the European Day of Languages.

This was a motivation for me to up-date the list of web links and printed publications on EuroLinguistiX.

Yesterday I was interviewed on Basic Global English by a journalist from the regional newspaper “Nürnberger Nachrichten”. While listening to me, he put it correctly into a nutshell: the idea of BGE is practically “Intercultural Competence” taught in English. Yes—and that’s what makes it so different from traditional concepts of Teaching English as a Foreign Language. That’s why BGE can also open portals to other languages. Example: after their trip to Italy, many of our BGE kids in Goldkronach actually decided to participate in an optional course in Italian as well.

On Tuesday, we visited our former BGE class again and did an oral and written test with them. I’m currently evaluating the material. The first impression looks promising.

Joachim Grzega

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Jean-Pol Martin Celebration

Posted by asecoli - Juli 9, 2008

After 28 years at the University of Eichstätt, Jean-Pol Martin, the father of LdL, retires after this semester. Friends and family celebrated his life and work at a big party in Eichstätt, organized by Michael Kratky and myself. A report from the local newspaper Eichstätter Kurier is available here.

Joachim Grzega

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BGE on TV (cont’d)

Posted by asecoli - Juni 26, 2008

Here’s a report on the Basic Global English elementary project from the news on TV Oberfranken 24 June 2008 .

Joachim Grzega

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BGE on TV

Posted by asecoli - Juni 20, 2008

There was already a note on BGE in the regional TV channel „TV Oberfranken“:
here

Tomorrow there will be a report in the regional section of RTL (program Bayern Journal).

Joachim Grzega

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Again: BGE in the press

Posted by asecoli - Mai 23, 2008

Another article in the German press: Frankfurter Rundschau

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BGE centerstage

Posted by asecoli - Mai 9, 2008

Just 2 hours ago, I finished a lecture with discussion on BGE at a student club. The overall title of my presentation was „On the European Year of Intercultural Dialog“. Very interesting discussion.

In a few hours I will lead a BGE lesson with my kids at elementary school again. Another reporter from the Bayerischer Rundfunk will visit us.

People’s interest in, and our work on, materials for self-educated BGE also continues. The material shall consist of
1. an English book as the necessary and sufficient basis
2. a book with the metalinguistic explanations of the basic book in various the learner’s language, an audio CD and an exercise CD-Rom as “luxury equipments”.

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BGE in the press (cont’d)

Posted by asecoli - Mai 5, 2008

Here is another report in the German press.

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