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2019-04-05 - Colloque/Présentation - communication orale - Anglais - page(s)

Walaszczyk Julie , Hanus Anne , "Podcasting in a CLIL context: voicing teachers’ concerns" in EMI Practices in Europe, Copenhague, Danemark, 2019

  • Codes CREF : Enseignement des langues étrangères (DI5328)

Abstract(s) :

(Anglais) Within the framework of internationalisation at home, the university’s centre for modern languages has been providing pedagogical assistance and language support to teaching staff members across the faculties for the past two years. Many efforts have been made to raise awareness among academics. Workshops and seminars have been provided, individual coaching has been offered, and online modules have been designed to better prepare content teachers for the international classroom. Although some individual initiatives and joint projects have been successfully implemented, resistance to CLIL is still strongly felt. The main reasons include, among others, the fear of losing face, rejection of internationalisation as a threat to more local languages and cultures, and the questioning of traditional teaching practices. Recently, the centre for modern languages has decided to launch an audio podcast programme to give language and content teachers the opportunity to voice their concerns. The episodes cover a wide array of topics, ranging from lecturing to internationalisation, from assessment to the gender gap in STEM subjects. In this presentation, we will first introduce the project and discuss the local setting in which it was initiated. We will then have a closer look at the benefits and disadvantages of the podcast in a CLIL context and reflect on the aspects that need improving, or the lessons to be learned. On the basis of recording extracts, we will provide some discourse analysis, in terms of language performance, together with some teachers’ takes on EMI-related subjects.

Mots-clés :
  • (Anglais) internationalisation at home
  • (Anglais) podcasting
  • (Anglais) Teacher training
  • (Anglais) CLIL
  • (Anglais) EMI