1. Performing the "Analysis on the English Language Acquisition Potential among Teens in a Digital Era"
How are digital resources used in the English language classrooms? What digital environment Junior students access recreationally? How can this time be used for language learning? The result is an analysis report on the English language learning environment in project partners countries and the behaviour of the target groups.
Analysis on the English Langauage Acquisition Potential
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2. Creating a seminar module on "Exchanging good practice on language teaching and learning in highly volatile times"
Where is my institution in the process of teaching methods upgrade? How am I as a teacher prepared to teach in changing environments? What are the currently available methods to teach in an international and intercultural English language classroom? What online re-sources are available to teachers and how is technology related to education? The output is in a form of reusable guidance material for a seminar module for the benefit of project partners and English language teachers not in the project, wishing to organise a similar seminar at their home institutions;
Mapping Language Teaching and Learning in Highly Volatile Times: How to Exchange Good Practice
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Exchanging good practice on language teaching and learning in highly volatile times: The Global Teaching Environment
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3. Preparing the "Self-Assessment of Competencies of an English Language Teacher for the Future"
Self-Assessment of Competencies of an English Language Teacher for the Future" is an online tool helping to increase in self-awareness among English language teachers about their own knowledge and skills related to their profession.
Framework of digital competencies for the self-assessment tool
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Self-Assessment Tool of Competencies of an English Language Teacher for the Future
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4. Developing a Digital Resources Repository
What online tools are there? What quality and value do they represent? How can they be included in the methodology of teaching English with the aid of technology? We reviewed existing digital resources and provided their definitions and application for the wide use from our website. The Digital Resources Repository is an online database in the form of a searchable website available globally to English language teachers, strengthening their teacher's toolbox.
Digital Resources Repository
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5. Researching, developing and writing a Methodological Framework on Integrated English Learning for Digital Native Junior Students: A Pedagogical Approach
How to achieve goals set to improve teachers' competencies to teach more effectively in a space which inherently includes the digital dimension and contribute to their development as professionals? How to assure that the approach works? EngLife will a) develop, b) test and c) refine a comprehensive approach to an English language programme design and contribute to the development of the profession of English language teachers, at the same time providing solutions relevant to today's generation of students.
The test phase of the methodology involved a designated students body from each school for a semester long e-Twinning project, whereby the EngLife methodology was used by teachers with an active participation of the students. The result ia a methodology published online: a comprehensive, innovative approach to language teaching which can take place both inside and outside of the classroom (and, in certain crisis situations, temporarily entirely online), which strengthens the profession of English language teachers in secondary education worldwide.
Methodological Framework on Integrated English Learning for Digital Native Junior Students
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6. Creating and delivering the EngLife Methodology Workshop (C2) and creating the Train-the-Trainer Module
Each school Partner recruited participant teachers for this workshop who 1) tested and implemented the methodology and 2) tought other teachers in their communities the EngLife approach. During the workshop teachers presented their own practices to decide which ones support the methodology and practiced how to actually translate the existing courses and programmes in teaching English into the EngLife approach.
They also discussed issues related to cyber safety and well-being of students in increasingly online learning conditions. Importantly, the teachers learnt techniques in the train-the-trainer model, whereby gaining a skill further propagating this innovative methodology they helped create. The result is a reusable guidance material which enables English language teachers at secondary education to train other teachers in the EngLife Methodology.
This material provides a train-the-trainer frame for teachers. The model is a training strategy whereby the trainer (an expert) trains others and simultaneously teaches them how to train more persons to use the given solution. Train-the-trainer module also develops teachers’ competence in adapting to the varying roles of a teacher in a new an environment, including communicating effectively, designing innovative tasks and activities commensurate with learners' needs and abilities, demonstrating positive values and behaviours, as well as supporting, coaching and mentoring learners in their process of learning.
Reusable guidance material for a train-the-trainer module
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7. Designing and developing an online course "EngLife: Teaching English for a Life-time"
This Online Course is a tool intended for teachers wanting to increase the effectiveness of their language teaching and modernise education delivery in their classrooms. It will provide useful technology insights and operational guidelines for how to manage the change in the teaching approach and how to implement teachers’ own professional development piloted during the project. It is a summary of the entire process.
Teaching English for a Lifetime: How to use digital technology to teach teenagers
- A free online course teachers
8. Researching, developing and writing "Policy recommendations on the use of on the use of technology in English language teaching"
How do we assure that the approach used in this project reaches institutions which decide on the shape of English language education today? How to involve all relevant stake-holders in the discussion? The result is a policy document which can be shared without limit.
Policy Recommendation document
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