The European Day of Languages has been celebrated every year on 26 September since 2001. On that day, 800 million Europeans in 47 member states of the Council of Europe are encouraged to learn more languages, at any age, in and out of school. The main idea is that linguistic diversity is a tool for achieving greater intercultural understanding across the continent.
It is now evident that the future of education will be directly related to computers and the Internet. I would like to introduce some web sites that offer online high school or college level courses to Internet users.
Coursera is a social entrepreneurship company that offers FREE online courses for anyone to take. The instructors are from the leading universities of the world. To learn more about the courses you may take, click here.
The 4th International ELT Students Convention will be held between 6-8 May, 2013. The convention will be hosted by Çukurova University in Adana. All ELT students can participate in the convention free of charge. For more information click here.
morning, I was just surfing on the net. To my surprise, I saw an interesting
video, prepared by our students (grade 3) on the classroom application of TPR. I think it was a
microteaching session in one of their courses, and it's definitely very successful. Click here to watch the video.
In their Community Service Course, our junior students supported the students of Leblebitaş Primary School. They went to the tiny village on Monday to pay a visit and give their presents. The pictures below reflect their enthusiasm. Look at the children. They are very happy and excited.
(Topluma Hizmet Uygulamaları dersinde 3. Sınıf öğrencilerimiz Diyarbakır Çınar İlçesi, Leblebitaş İlköğretim Okulu öğrencilerine destek oldular.)
The European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Languages(EPOSTL) is a document for students undergoing initial teacher education. It will encourage you to reflect on your didactic knowledge and skills necessary to teach languages, helps you to assess your own didactic competences and enables you to monitor your progress and to record your experiences of teaching during the course of your teacher education.
Contents of the EPOSTL
The EPOSTL contains the following sections:
• A personal statement section to help you, at the beginning of your teacher education, to reflect on general questions related to teaching;
• A self-assessment section, consisting of ‘can-do’ descriptors, to facilitate refl ection and selfassessment;
• A dossier, in which you can make the outcome of your self-assessment transparent, to provide evidence of progress and to record examples of work relevant to teaching;
• A glossary of the most important terms relating to language learning and teaching used in the EPOSTL;
• An index of terms used in the descriptors;
• A users’ guide which gives detailed information about the EPOSTL.