Developing the Teaching of European Languages: Modernising Language Teaching through the development of blended Masters Programmes

Project Overview

Project Title Developing the Teaching of European Languages: Modernising Language Teaching through the development of blended Masters Programmes
Project Number 544161-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-UK-TEMPUS-JPCR
Country Uzbekistan
Overall Project Value(EUR) Not Assigned
Project Start – Project End December 1, 2013–November 30, 2016
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding European Union
Project Budget(EUR) N/A
Implementing Organization / Consortium

• Tyumen State University (Russian Federation)
• Université de Caen Basse-Normandie (France)
• Freiburg University of Education (Germany)
• Yaroslavl State Pedagogical University (Russian Federation)
• Voronezh State University (Russian Federation)
• Samarkand State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages (Uzbekistan)
• Uzbekistan State University of World Languages (Uzbekistan)
• Kyiv National Linguistic University (Ukraine)
• Mykolayiv National University (Ukraine)
• Department of Education and Science (Russian Federation)
• Tyumen State University (Russian Federation)

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team

Project Coordinator:

Aston University (United Kingdom)

Beneficiary Aston University (United Kingdom) on behalf of national governments

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

The goal of the Project was to contribute to the modernization and internationalization of the societies in the partner countries (PC-s) through curriculum reform to enhance capacities of HEI-s and secondary schools for teaching European languages.

The project focused on improving the learning and teaching of European languages (English, French and German) in PC-s by adopting a cascade model of teacher education for long-term sustainability. The cascade model enables larger groups of school teachers to be trained in a relatively short time period with minimal resources and allows schools to prepare learners for the requirements of HEIs in the framework of the on-going reforms of education in the PC-s aimed at internationalization.

Project Objectives
  • To develop a new model for teacher education.
  • To create a pool of retrained teacher educators who will train new trainers in a cascade model.
  • To develop and introduce a new 2-year masters programme for both pre- and in-service teachers of French, German and English.
  • To design an e-learning capacity for school teachers to improve access to teaching/learning resources.
  • To create potential for internationalization through an on-line network of trainers.
Education Sector HE, VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Institutional strengthening & capacity building, Quality assurance, Social Partnership, Standards and curriculum development, Teaching and learning technologies (arrangements), Training of teachers / trainers
Occupational Field Philology
Target Groups Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.), Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers
Related Projects

N/A

Activities
  1. The elaboration of methodology for development of both trainer training and masters programme. This will be achieved by:
  • Establishing current policy and practices in language teacher education in the PCs and European countries.
  • Carrying out a needs analysis of language teachers to identify the gaps between current and target situation
  1. Trainer training. This will be achieved by:
  • Training an initial group of language teacher educators in learner-centred language teaching methodologies and how to communicate these to trainees through a loop-input approach to training
  • Familiarizing trainers with the principles and practice of on-line delivery.
  • Modernising the teaching environment at PC institutions.
  • Setting up a Web-based trainer network.
  1. Development of the content of the mater’s programme, with project members from both EU partners and PCs working collaboratively.
  2. A pilot phase of joint delivery of the new programme with trainers from EU partners and PCs working alongside each other for the period of one academic year.
Project Results
  • A new model for teacher education build on a study of current policy and practice in language teacher education in partner countries developed.
  • A pool of retrained teacher educators in each of the partner countries created.
  • A new 2-year master programme for both pre- and in-service teachers of French, German and English, as a first step towards harmonising and modernising the curricular for school teacher education developed.
  • E-learning interactive language capacity via an on-line platform for school teachers to improve access to teaching/learning resources developed.
  • On-line network of trainers across all partner countries created.

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