Remove barriers to understanding with linguistic mediation.
Linguistic mediation can support your students to communicate directly (by constructing and conveying meaning) using the language they are learning and their first language. It is one of the core collection of skills now included in the updated CEFR descriptors (2018).
You will delve into what mediation is, why it is important for language learning and how teachers can gain useful strategies for incorporating mediation activities in your lessons. You will also develop course new skills and ideas for teaching and assessing mediation activities in meaningful and engaging ways.
At Bell Teacher Academy, you will be joining a global community of teachers. This fully-inclusive programme includes a series of workshops and talks related to current thinking and trends in the sector, and a full programme of social events for you to explore life and culture in the UK – outside of the classroom.
On this course, you will:
- Understand mediation and the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) mediation descriptors
- Develop an in-depth understanding of how the use of L1 can help learners to acquire a second language
- Identify mediation activities in course materials and adapt and design materials to include mediation
- Gain practical ideas and activities for teaching mediation at advanced levels
- Improve your ability to assess learners’ mediation when speaking and writing
Who is this course for?
This course is ideal for teachers, managers, trainers, school leaders and materials writers who want to stay up to date with recent changes to the CEFR and improve their awareness of how to help learners develop mediation skills. It is also useful for teachers who work in multi-lingual classrooms or contexts and want to tailor their lessons to better suit their students communication needs.
Participants must have an Advanced C1 language level, at a minimum.
Each course we run is tailored by our expert tutors to the professional needs and priorities of the participants so content may be adapted to best suit the needs of your group.