Grundtvig Workshop “Inclusive Methods on Foreign Language”

Inclusive Methods on Foreign Language

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The aim of the Grundtvig Workshop organised in September 2013 by MVNGO was to develop participants’ individual and social skills, relevant to their personal development and learning needs.

During the workshop, the participants’ creativity, teamwork skills, self-confidence and readiness for collaboration with others was enhanced.

Non formal education had a positive influence in people with very different cultural and social background, so it can be used as a tool in the education process, providing competence development for personal self-esteem.

Main activities of the Workshop were planned following the prototype of the simulation method.

The programme of the Workshop consisted of four different parts, where participants had an active role: they had to find out a solution to different types of problems accouring during the classroom sessions about different topics: intercultural dialogue, difficulties of comprehension, cultural behavior and linguistic barriers.

Every teacher could face off problems during his/her daily work.

The aim was to create “adaptive lessons” according to the different capabilities of the potential students to interact or understand another language.

The main activites of the project were based on the use of Non formal education as a supporting method for facilitating the process of Learning a language by foreigners.

The introduction of NFE Education and NFE methods helped to promote Community Content- Based Instruction within the formal educational system, because it:

-Involves students actively in identifying needs and finding solutions,

-Promotes learning that is practical, flexible, and based on real needs,

-Focuses on improving the life of the individual and/or community,

-Encourages students to assess, practice and reflect on their learning,

-Promotes the use of NFE as a facilitator process during the working session.

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