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Update ECIS Amsterdam Pre-conference. Foreign Languages Committee

Update ECIS Amsterdam Pre-conference. Foreign Languages Committee

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  • 1. Name of Presenter Title Content of Presentation Beatrice Caston "Language and culture - a way to view the world, life, learning and teaching" Opening Speech Carlos Rico Castillo This presentation will be divided “A dynamic system theory approach to foreign language in three sections. First, the dynamic systems theory (DST) teaching” will be introduced and some of its most important characteristics explained. Second, the participants will reflect on the implications of being part of a dynamic system (i.e. the language classroom). Finally, some ideas about how to increase student-student interactions will be shared. Lori Langer de Ramirez “Teaching our tongues. Student run languages classes as a celebration of linguistic and cultural diversity in schools” Part I and Part II In our wonderfully diverse international schools, we boast a student body in which hundreds of different languages are spoken in our students’ homes. With such a wealth of linguistic diversity, it is important to find a way to celebrate students’ languages in a public and enjoyable way. Student-run language classes are an excellent means of tapping in to the talent, generosity of spirit, and pride in home cultures and languages that exist in our schools. Lori Langer de Ramirez “Keep it real, incorporating culturally authentic material and activities into the Language Classroom” I As language teachers, we strive to serve as culture bearers for our students. We aim to bring the target culture of our languages into our classrooms in real and engaging ways. One of the best ways to accomplish this goal is to connect students with authentic materials such as realia, folktales, music, film, TV, proverbs, magazines, websites and other culture-rich items. In this session, we will explore a variety of authentic materials and discuss ways in which they can be incorporated into your language teaching. References and resources will be provided.
  • 2. Name of Presenter Title Content of Presentation Victor Gonzalez Digital Modern Language Activities The role of the language teacher in the 21st century has to be dynamic to help students find the best learning strategies in order to acquire the vocabulary, grammar and speaking skills of the language learned in the classroom. The role of the new technologies through rich activities lead students to the core of internationalism. This presentation is aimed at teachers interested in using digital resources in the classroom in a constructive way. Victor Gonzalez “How do you tackle the new IB Language B curriculum in the classroom? Sharing experiences” Maricruz Lagar “Language development through storytelling and sound” How do you tackle the new IB language B curriculum? What are the best strategies for paper one and paper two? And what about the oral exam or the written assignment? Let´s get together to share best practices in order to be successful with the upcoming IB language B exams. Through 5 min stories students will develop hearing memory, an art that can be used for communication. Students will develop their imagination, language and learn how to learn any foreign language. This is addressed to young students since it can be used to model emotional Intelligence activities too. Students learn through imagination associating sounds with images and working on hearing memory. Discover sounds and learn how to appreciate them to use them in listening comprehension.
  • 3. Name of Presenter Title Content of Presentation Tied to major themes in language programs (personality, family, education, professions, environmental issues) there is an activity, a self – reflective questionnaire and a dialogue/ interactive activities for students. The activities are meant to provide opportunity for reflection on interests, natural aptitudes and talents while practicing language concepts (both grammar and lexical). Elitsa Kostova “Career guidance and orientation” Beatriz Palma “Top ten ways of using IWB in A practical presentation In which the language B classroom” participants will be shown different ways teachers and students can use the IWB software in the classroom. The session will include how to create some of the activities and examples of how it has been used in class. When are students ready to do the big step joining mother tongue programs after having been taught in Foreign language classes? Round table discussion of criteria and possible tests Christian Hoffmann “From Foreign Language classes to Mother Tongue instruction” Linda Lanis “Let’s speak together: how to In order for student to improve involve families in language their communication skills, it is a good activities” idea to extend language practice beyond the classroom. This is not always easy, as families sometimes feel difficult to integrate with members of the local community. In this presentation, various activities are offered in order to stimulate interaction in the second language. Even if the activities are structured for the host country language, they are easily modifiable for any foreign language (samples offered).
  • 4. Name of Presenter Ana Patricia de la Cruz Title Content of Presentation “Holistic instruction: engaging Introduction in how to apply multiple intelligences in the the talent of everyone – learning and teaching of foreign activities taking into languages. Audience consideration multiple participation. 10 min to add intelligences” ingredients, 20 min to taste Activities looking at all grades and levels will be given. Ana Patricia de la Cruz Christian Hoffmann “Oral communication: Speaking cookies” What can we talk about to foster oral communication when have used all the topics we could think of? Speaking about concepts is not always that easy. PromptCookies will be shared. Challenging questions and guides to tackle concepts by level. Discover multiple cookies. Audience participation: All MFL Languages, examples will be given in English/ Spanish. IB subjects are required to “Teaching Theory of Knowledge (IB) through MFL” contribute to Theory of Knowledge teaching as part of the IB DP core. Topics and activities will be suggested for Group 2 B and Ab initio courses to not only meet these requirements, but also make Group 2 courses more interesting, challenging and engaging.
  • 5. Name of Presenter Manuela Wein Title Content of Presentation “Learning foreign language Learning a language can happen through multiple ways. through drama- a different way to meet students’ needs For a modern language teacher it is also essential to support all students and meet their multiple learning styles. Drama as a performing art can be a helpful teaching and learning tool to access a foreign language and its different aspects in a highly motivating and encouraging way. Drama can be used to build up the learners’ confidence and to learn/ understand through movement and acting out. Furthermore, drama strategies can help to develop transdisciplinary skills, which is a main focus of the PYP and the learning of the 21st century. Caroline Fogiel “The use of visual to enhance Visuals improve students’ differentiation in teaching and engagement in their learning. The use of visuals as stimuli can learning of languages” be individualized to suit students ´ interests and levels of achievements. Assessment tasks include visuals in MYP and IB and the new phases require more accurate differentiation in our classrooms. The session will focus and examples that address these facts and how they can be adapted to various contexts. Eduardo Merinero “Assessment: oral and written Law asks teacher to assess on oral communication, but the communication” question is how are we teaching and assessing communication? Within this presentation we will introduce a new approach and activities that will guide the teacher so that he can help students to achieve the enduring understanding. The presenter will share his experience with these new activities providing participants with templates and showing videos.
  • 6. Name of Presenter Title Content of Presentation Presentation of new concept: New easy readers (level A1, A2 and B1) for German as Foreign Language will be introduced. They combine the first reading of a longer text in the foreign language with cultural information about the environment and geographical regions in Germany Andrea Wagner “How do you get basic level students to read? Provide them with the right materials – Easy Readers for German A1, A2, B1” Marie-Christine Rivest “Culture, grammar and movie I will present one unit for MYP 5. After having studied specific maker” grammar points, the students research for French culture elements in Berlin. They make a movie (documentary) on the French culture. Students need to incorporate all the grammar points, relevant information as well as three interviews. I will provide the unit planner and I will show one documentary made by the students. I will present my language B curriculum- an engaging course in which all parts of the exam are consistently integrated into the syllabus. The focus will be on designing Paper 1 unit exams, interactive orals and vocabulary expansion activities. Barbara Giegerich “The new German B higher level planning a successful course” Delphine Lenhart “Using Edmodo in language General presentation of the tool “Edmodo”. Particular interactive acquisition teaching” ways to use it in languages: “chat” in the target language, use as email replacement, setting and submitting assignments, correction of assignments (including peerassessment), awarding rewards, and resources library, sharing Internet links and videos / audio recordings, taking part in the forum for language teachers.
  • 7. Name of Presenter Title Content of Presentation Over the past 7 years, the ISS, Sindelfingen Campus has developed a dual language approach to learning. This cutting edge approach to additional language learning while supporting the mother tongue promotes best practice and is one way in which we try to close the potential conceptual gaps for our learners. Sarah Kupke “Additional Language and mother tongue. A dual language approach” Part I and Part II Alejandra Camacho “My library is a travel agency” The primary library can be Delinka Fabiny Delinka Fabiny turned into a travel agency to promote the joy of reading in other languages and knowing other cultures. As traveling is a complex and a very enriching process, we think it is a great metaphor to use in language practice: prepare the trip; inquire and find information about the destination; read and imagine the book as a new land to explore (cultural aspects, vocabulary); after reading, sharing the experience and the ¨pictures¨ you want to show your friends (speaking). “Beyond the Classroom: The Through the example of the “Senegal Project," a multiSenegal Project – How component partnership between Service Learning can a school in Senegal and an enhance language acquisition through authentic International School in Hungary, the presentation focuses on the interaction” practical application of the integration of a service learning project in the French classroom. The project provides real life learning experiences, including letter exchanges, study trips, and awareness raising, as well as opportunities at different levels to use the language in a stimulating setting. “What is in a photograph? Ideas for IB Language B Individual Oral Exams” 10 steps to get all students to see and speak beyond description, and to prepare the IB French B students for the individual oral exam.
  • 8. Name of Presenter Cathy Beyers Title Content of Presentation “Web 2.0 tools for language I would like to show people some of the web based tools I teachers and students” Welcome to Amsterdam Introduction to the Dutch language and Culture use on a regular basis in my classes (e.g. wordchamp, Quia, Pixton etc.) and how they help students with learning and the teacher with assessing. Some are tools for vocabulary study and testing, others for creating stories and cartoons or for oral work. I will limit myself to about 4/5 of the most useful ones. Participants will receive an miniintroduction into the Dutch language as host country language of the conference location. They will also learn some facts about the Dutch culture.