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Room for Two - Foreign Language Teaching and the Bilingual Classroom


DozentIn: Priv. Doz. Dr. Bernd Klewitz

Veranstaltungstyp: Seminar

Ort: 41/B10: Montag. 07.11.22 12:00 - 14:00, Montag. 14.11.22 12:00 - 16:00, (Big Blue Button): Montag. 21.11.22, Montag. 28.11.22, Montag. 05.12.22, Montag. 12.12.22, Montag. 19.12.22, Montag. 09.01.23, Montag. 16.01.23 12:00 - 14:00, Donnerstag. 26.01.23 16:30 - 18:00, Montag. 30.01.23, Montag. 13.02.23 12:00 - 14:00, (big blue button): Montag. 13.02.23 14:00 - 16:00

Zeiten: Mo. 12:00 - 14:00 (wöchentlich) - Evaluation, Termine am Montag. 07.11.22 12:00 - 14:00, Montag. 14.11.22 12:00 - 16:00, Montag. 21.11.22, Montag. 28.11.22, Montag. 05.12.22, Montag. 12.12.22, Montag. 19.12.22, Montag. 09.01.23, Montag. 16.01.23 12:00 - 14:00, Donnerstag. 26.01.23 16:30 - 18:00, Montag. 30.01.23, Montag. 13.02.23 12:00 - 14:00, Montag. 13.02.23 14:00 - 16:00

Beschreibung: In our seminar, based on blended learning, there will be a double focus: presenting innovations in Foreign Language Teaching (FLT) and Bilingual Learning (CLIL)

(a) Scaffolding - Scaffolding is a strategy used to help learners bridge a cognitive gap or shortcomings in their language skills. As part of social-constructivist learning theories, it is instrumental in supporting the learning progress in students’ Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) to take them from where they are to where they are supposed to move. They are encouraged to master their learning process confidently and more and more independently. In a rich learning environment, scaffolding provides extended opportunities in that it can enrich TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) programs in terms of knowledge development (as shown in recent research, summarised in Rüschoff: 2015) and engage learners in higher order thinking about meaningful content (Coyle 2010: 29). In addition, it suggests cooperative and project work in groups. Central to scaffolding is the usage of task-verbs, which need to be practised in the language classroom from an early stage.
(b) CLIL - Bilingual programs (“Content and Language Integrated Learning” is the European umbrella term) focus on and deal with: authentic material, change of perspectives and innovative methods and teaching strategies. In this they emphasise the priority of content over language - in other words: language follows content, as in the Bauhaus precept form follows function. There is a strong affinity to flipped classrooms, blended learning and online teaching - raising two questions: How to bridge the gap between traditional teaching and online formats? Which building blocks can support hybrid learning and why in CLIL?

Hybrid learning, then, will structure this seminar: after an initial presentation of key terms (FLT) and building blocks (CLIL) a compact seminar (Blockseminar) is instrumental for introducing a series of (9) Webinars introducing and practising FLT concepts and student lesson plans to be developed as digital presentations - called “English modules to go”. In February 2023, a feedback seminar will conclude our work with the perspective of action research (contacts with regional schools). Regular attendance required, including the two compact seminars (Tutor: Privatdozent Bernd Klewitz, Marburg/Lahn).

Introductory literature:
1. https://www.narr.de/scaffolding-im-fremdsprachenunterricht-18009/
2. https://cup.columbia.edu/book/content-and-language-integrated-learning-clil/9783838215136
3. https://www.netzwerk-lernen.de/vorschau/NWL232892021_vorschau.pdf

Key words (for Webinars):
Disentangling the myths of multi-lingualism, historic and current developments (Common European Framework for Languages), teaching design as Instructional Model (McKinnon Secondary College, Australia), linguistic Risk Taking (Passport from Ottawa), the Task Design Wheel and task verbs, the 4 Cs Framework of content, cognition, communication and culture, interactive methods (Dilemma-Method, Zukunftswerkstatt, scenario-technique, roleplay, debate, reciprocal teaching, Learnscapes, Herringbone Technique, Study Design for literary analysis and criticism, digital resources (TED Talks, Podcasts and Video Clips)


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