The R&D Community on Teaching English as a Foreign Language was established to fulfil multiple objectives. The first is to initiate discussions among professional teachers of English in different states of Europe.
Through this network, we aim to create an international community fostering exchange of knowledge, experiences and practices in pedagogical research, teacher training, and educational practices. We want to rethink and advance teacher training in different European countries.
READING NEW MEDIA TEXTS AND NEW LITERACY GENRES FOR
Our R&D Community is working on a funded project focusing on reading new media texts and new literary genres for EFL purposes. We also study the context of teaching a subject by means of a foreign language (Content-Based Teaching (CBT), Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), etc.). Variables which intervene in the teaching-learning process under these approaches receive special attention. These include the role of teachers, their training, teaching methods, materials, assessment, language learning, and content learning, among others.
All educative levels will be covered, from Pre-primary to University education, and both quantitative and qualitative research will be carried out to unfold the present and the future of content-based instruction in a language which is not the learners’ mother tongue.
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Jan Kochanowski University Kielce
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