International Seminar: "Co-Shaping the Future of English Language Teaching"

Wise Consulting Finland Oy is glad to sponsor and support an international seminar organized by our partner in Vietnam.

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Dear Educators and Linguists,

You are cordially invited to our international seminar with the creators of CLIL*

Co-Shaping the Future of English Language Teaching

The scientific evidence-base on languages, mind and brain has expanded in the last decade. New research is of importance for English language teaching. This presentation describes how this research continues to strengthen future trends in the teaching of English which focus on creative forms of integrating language and content.

First, David Marsh describes six significant advantage clusters for people who can think, to a greater or lesser extent, in more than one language. These benefits may be physiological, neurological, and psychological, and are linked to teaching and learning methods.

He explains why successful language learning depends on educational practices that combine opportunities to learn language as a subject, and to learn content through the language. There is now a solid argument that learning a language solely as an object of study can no longer be justified in mainstream education.

Second, Gisella Langé explains which methods may be particularly successful in realizing different benefits when teaching English in an integrated way, and why this approach has become so important in how languages are taught in Europe.

Content and Language Integrated Learning, as known as CLIL, might not be a new term to Vietnamese educators but have you ever had a dialogue with its creators? Come with your experience, learn from our experts and discuss to contribute to the knowledge base of English language teaching in Vietnam and Europe. The seminar is moderated by Mr. Tam Huy Ngo, Head of International Programs of Phenikaa Education System. A bilingual learner, he has grown up and been educated in both the USA and Vietnam.

Time: 14:30 – 16:30, Saturday, 24 April 2021 (GMT+07)

Venue: Room 303, CTSC Building, 1 Ba Trieu, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi (or join us virtually)

Language: English

Tentative Agenda:

  • 14:00 – 14:30: Registration

  • 14:30 – 14:35: Welcome Performance

  • 14:35 – 14:40: Opening Speech

  • 14:40 – 15:25: Presentation “Six advantages of a bilingual brain” by David Marsh PhD FRSA

  • 15:25 – 15:40: Tea Break & Music

  • 15:40 – 16:00: Presentation “Implications for teaching languages” by Gisella Langé

  • 16:00 – 16:30: Discussion moderated by Tam Huy Ngo

  • 16:30: End of Seminar

Due to the space limitation, we only offer max. 35 seats at the venue. Only those who join us physically will get a copy of the paper The Bilingual Advantage: The Impact of Language Learning on Mind and Brain both English and Vietnamese version.

About the speakers:

David Marsh PhD FRSA has contributed to Finnish educational innovation over three decades. He has experience of tasks in in 50+ countries, contributed to 175 publications, and received 5 degrees from the United Kingdom, Finland and Spain. He co-launched Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) under the auspices of the European Commission in the early 1990s. In 2020 he co-produced The Bilingual Advantage: The Impact of Language Learning on Mind and Brain. During 2021 he is developing competence-based language learning resources. These are being used to raise language learning standards in historically low-attainment contexts. His current work-in-progress is The Children of Cyberspace: Towards a New Understanding, due for publication in 2022.

Gisella Langé specializes in curriculum development, intercultural education, language learning solutions, and web-based teacher training. Alongside acting as Foreign Languages Inspector with the Italian Ministry of Education, she has extensive experience of working as an expert on European Commission and Council of Europe assignments. Most recently this has involved advising on the 2024 OECD/PISA Foreign Language Assessment Framework design, and Eurydice Key Data on Teaching Languages at School in Europe. She has also been instrumental in the realization of innovative language learning practices through international project development of early language learning, the European Language Portfolio, and Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL).

Tam Huy Ngo has grown up as a bilingual learner and an English language teacher in the United States and Vietnam. He specializes in curriculum development and English language teaching. Previously the regional director of CleverLearn Enlgish Language Institute, now he contributes to the development of Phenikaa Education System as the Head of International Programs. In his freetime, he invests in research work and writes for Teach and Learn Magazine and Vietnamnet. He is also a familiar guest speaker of Cafe Sang program of VTV3, sharing with parents insights on how to understand, connect with and educate their child.

The seminar is organised by Global Enabler Ltd which owns the brand "edumate" and sponsored by Wise Consulting Finland Oy.

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Phone: (+84) 375 131 700 (Ms. Thao)



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