Welcome to Two2Tango, your online tandem!
This platform is dedicated to university teachers from Université de Mons (Mons, Belgium), Tampere University of Technology (Tampere, Finland), Universidad Complutense Madrid (Madrid, Spain), Chalmers University of Technology (Gothenburg, Sweden), Universidad San Jorge (Zaragoza, Spain), Haute école Léonard de Vinci (Brussels, Belgium), Copenhagen School of Design and Technology (Copenhagen, Denmark), Université de Bordeaux (Bordeaux, France), Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milan, Italy), Universidad de Cádiz (Cádiz, Spain), and Karolinska Institutet (Stockholm, Sweden) who wish to develop their English language skills, their teaching skills and their intercultural awareness for teaching in the international classroom. That's 11 universities in 7 different countries!
Two2Tango was borne out of the collaboration between Elena Romero Alfaro from the University of Cadiz and Jennifer Valcke from the Karolinska Institute. Watch a welcome video from Elena and a short video from 2016-2017 participants!
Join us to discuss issues about teaching through English and develop your language skills, while exchanging your reflections within a community of practice. Because learning is a social construct. Because it takes two to tango!
This online tandem will provide you with a variety of opportunities to improve your oral communication skills alongside the teaching skills needed for the international classroom. Hopefully, you will achieve a number of objectives, such as:
The online tandem is divided into 6 modules, spreading from December 2018 to May 2019, with a final assignment to be done in June 2019. Each module focusses on an important issue to do with the international classroom, you will be asked to do the preparatory reading and watch videos before you have an online conversation with your assigned tandem partner. At the end of each module, you will be asked to post your thoughts and ideas on the discussion forums and exchange with the whole Two2Tango community.
The final assignment requires you to interview one (or more) of your students and to use all you have learned from this course to reflect on the challenges students face in your classroom. This is an individual assignment, which you will discuss with your peers at the end of the course in June 2019. Since this involves you organising and preparing such an interview, the instructions are already available now. You do not need to wait until June to perform the interview, so feel free to organise this activity when it best suits your schedule.
Each tandem will have one month to complete one module, except for module 1 which is spread over December 2018 and January 2019. Make sure you stick to the timeline below so that online discussions can be synchronised. Modules will open and close on the dates below, once the deadline has passed you will no longer be able to post your assignments.
Module 1 - Presentations & Teaching
|Feb||Module 2 - English as a lingua franca (ELF)
4-8 Feb: pre-task
11-15 Feb: task
18 Feb: post-task
19-22 Feb: online discussions
|Feb-Mar||Module 3 - Competences of the CLIL teacher
25 Feb-1 Mar: pre-task
4-8 Mar: task
11 Mar : post-task
12-15 Mar: online discussions
|Mar-Apr||Module 4 - Cultures of learning
18-22 Mar: pre-task
25-29 Mar: task
1 Apr: post-task
2-5 Apr: online discussions
|Apr-May||Module 5 - Managing group work
8-12 Apr: pre-task
22-26 Apr: task
29 Apr: post-task
30-3 May: online discussions
|May||Module 6 - Assessing in English
6-10 May: pre-task
13-17 May: task
20 May: post-task
21-24 May: online discussions
Final assignment - The student interview
17 Jun: submit your assignment and post in discussion forum
18-21 Jun: online discussions
28 Jun: end of course + certificate
In each module, you will have to go to the Tasks section and do the following:
The tandem is meant as an informal means of communicating with a like-minded colleague about questions, comments, and ideas related to English-Medium Instruction (EMI) and Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in higher education.
It is also a way to reflect upon your language learning and course content, as well as practise English outside the classroom. You are welcome to discuss ideas you might have about a particular issue related to your field.
Some ideas for responding to the assigned tasks might include:
The course is equivalent to 2-weeks full-time study (3 ECTS) and you will receive a completion certificate at the end of the course, provided you have submitted all tasks and assignments on time.
To get started:
If you are having problems, contact your course facilitator directly.
Have fun! Amusez-vous! Ha så kul! ¡que te diviertas! Pidä hauskaa! Hav det sjovt! Buon divertimento!
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