CATAPULT: Computer Assisted Training And Platforms to Upskill LSP Teachers

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Summary from the CATAPULT website:  "CATAPULT  is a three-year project co-funded by the ERASMUS+ programme of the European Union. It aims to offer training and tools to language teachers teaching Languages for Specific Purposes (LSPs) in adult and higher education, and to therefore make sure they are equipped with the necessary professional skills to train LSP learners in the digital era. This objective will be reached through a collaborative European project undertaken by Higher Education Institutions, an international language association involved in the promotion of quality assurance in language learning and teaching, and independent partners in 6 different countries, which strive to contribute to the improvement of the quality of the teaching and learning of Languages for Specific Purposes in Europe. The consortium’s collaborative work will lead to the provision…
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Business Language Research and Teaching Awards

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In order to encourage faculty, lecturers and graduate students in foreign language departments to add a business-language dimension to their research and teaching, the 17 Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs) have pledged a portion of their Title VI CIBER grant funding to support the Business Language Research and Teaching (BLRT) Awards. In 2017, grants will be awarded to three language professionals at U.S. colleges or universities. One grant of $3,000 will be awarded to a project in a critical or less commonly taught foreign language and two awards of $2,000 will be awarded to research or teaching projects in other foreign languages (excluding ESL and ASL). 2017 BLRT winners will present their research findings at the 2018 International Symposium on Language for Specific Purposes to be hosted…
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The benefits of connecting

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By Beatriz Sedano, PhD Student, Open University of Spain My first contact with NOBLE was less than one year ago in CIEFE, International Congress of Spanish for Specific Purposes. Since I connected with the NOBLE team, other graduates and phd students like Carolina, I have found so many benefits of connecting. DISCUSSING AND LEARNING First of all, NOBLE is a professional learning community. Therefore, as students and teachers of LSP, the most important thing is to learn and discuss specialized language education. In our virtual meetings, personal meetings in conferences, webinars and continuous contact through NOBLE social networks and personal email, we have been discussing a lot of issues related to my research field such as: LSP Teaching, Teacher Training, Language and Globalisation, IT Language Teaching and E-Learning, last Tendencies like…
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