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Teaching Linguistic Mediation

In language education, mediation – a core collection skill in CEFR 2018 - refers to the learner being able to construct and convey meaning when interacting with people using their native language and the language they are learning.

Explore what mediation is, why it’s important in language learning and how you can incorporate it into your lessons.  

Course type
Teacher development
Age of student
18+
Language level
Advanced (C1) - Proficient (C2)
Course dates
5 - 11 July 2020
Course Length
1 week
Price
From £845 / €1,070
Location
Bell Teacher Academy
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Choose this course if you want to:

  • Stay up to date with recent changes to CEFR
  • Improve your awareness of helping learners develop mediation skills
  • Tailor your lessons to student's communication needs in your multi-lingual classroom
Course outcomes
Familarisation with mediation and the 2018 CEFR descriptors
Understand mediation using L1 to help learners learn a second language
Identify mediation activities in course materials
Adapt and design materials to include mediation
Gain practical ideas and activities for teaching mediation at advanced levels
Improve your ability to assess learners' mediaton
Effectively assess mediation in their speaking and writing

Course content

  • Types of mediation and its role in language learning
  • Mediation strategies and using them in English lessons
  • Teaching mediation in writing and speaking lessons
  • Adapting course books to include mediation
  • L1 in the language classroom
  • Testing and assessing mediation skills