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LINGUIST List 20.135

Thu Jan 15 2009

Confs: Applied Linguistics/Italy

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        1.    Roberto Tomassetti, Training, Quality and Certification in FLT


Message 1: Training, Quality and Certification in FLT
Date: 14-Jan-2009
From: Roberto Tomassetti <r.tomassettifastwebnet.it>
Subject: Training, Quality and Certification in FLT
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Training, Quality and Certification in FLT
Short Title: TQAC in FLT

Date: 09-Feb-2009 - 10-Feb-2009
Location: Siena, Italy
Contact: Roberto Tomassetti
Contact Email: r.tomassettifastwebnet.it

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The aim of the meeting, organized by the DITALS Centre of the University for
Foreigners in Siena (Italy), is to discuss methods of assessment and evaluation
criteria in Foreign Language Teaching (Knowledge and Abilities) comparing tests
like TKT (for English) and DITALS (for Italian) with the 6 levels of EAQUALS
profiling grid, in order to achieve some agreement on a common policy
development, that promote quality language teaching and the development of
plurilingual and intercultural competences in future generations of language
learners. As a means to achieve this aim, the meeting aims to enable
participants to compare good practice in language teacher training in Europe and
beyond (Canada in particular), in the context of the current European policy for
foreign language teaching. Two important European documents will provide a
background framework: the European Profile for Language Teacher Education (2004)
and EPOSTL (the European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Languages) (2005),
recently translated into various languages.

Representatives from language teacher training certification bodies will also be
available to facilitate discussion of the main issues relating to certain
teaching assessment methods for teachers of English, German, French, Italian in
Europe and Canada.

Scientific and Organizing Committee: Centro DITALS (Università per Stranieri di
Siena): Prof. Pierangela Diadori, Dr. Stefania Semplici, Dr. Elena Monami, Dr.
Caterina Gennai, Dr. Letizia Vignozzi, Dr. Roberto Tomassetti

International Meeting on
Training, Quality and Certification in Foreign Language Teaching
(TQAC in FLT):

La valutazione delle competenze del docente di L2 in Europa e in Canada
(workshop sui descrittori di competenze)
Comparing Methods of Assessing Language Teachers in Europe and Canada
(workshop on competence descriptors)

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Registration
8:30-9 am

Introduction
9-9:30 am

9:30-10
Pierangela Diadori Univ. Stranieri Siena, Italy
Methods of Assessment of the Università per Stranieri di Siena: DITALS
Certification for Teachers of IFL

10-10:30
Klaus Brodersen Goethe Institut Germany
Methods of Assessment of Goethe Institut for Teachers of GFL

10:30 -11
Nick Charge, Cambridge ESOL,
UK Methods of Assessment of the University of Cambridge ESOL: TKT Certification
for Teachers of EFL

11-11:30
Coffee Break

11:30-12
Valérie Lemeunier CIEP Sèvres, France
Methods of Assessment of CIEP for Teachers of FFL

12-12:30
Antoinette Gagne OISE Toronto, Canada
Methods of Assessment for Language Teachers in Canada

12:30 am-1:30 pm
Chair : Pierangela Diadori and Richard Rossner
Workshop: Comparing Methods of Assessment and Relevant Competence Descriptors

1:30-3:00pm
Lunch

3:00-4:00pm
Jim Cummins OISE Toronto, Canada
Methods of Assessment in Canada as a Vehicle for Multiculturalism

4:00-4:15pm
Coffee Break

4:15-5:15pm
Brian North, EAQUALS
A ''Profiling Grid for Language Teaching Professionals'': Discussing EAQUALS
Descriptors

5:15-6:00pm
Richard Rossner, EAQUALS
Discussion on Methods of Assessment and the Profiling Grid

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Introduction
9-9:30 am

9:30-12:00pm
Chair: Pierangela Diadori, Antoinette Gagne, Richard Rossner
Workshop: Comparing Methods of Assessment and Relevant Competence Descriptors
with EAQUALS Profiling Grid

12 :00-12 :30 pm
Final Discussion

Università per Stranieri di Siena
Centro di Ricera e di Servizio Ditals
Certificazione di Competenza in Didattica dell'Italiano a Stranieri
Direttore: Prof. Pierangela Diadori
www.siena-art.com/Diadori diadorisiena-art.com

Piazzale Fratelli Rosselli 28 - I-53100 Siena
Tel. +39.0577.240.311/315/314/316/318/
Fax +39.0577.240383
www.unistrasi.it
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