Sarah Julia Forsey presented on 'Teaching for Teachers - Improving the Quality of Bilingual Education with Teacher Training in Language, Methodology and ICT' at the 7th online Future of English Language Teaching Conference.
See the video recording below:
Bilingual education has experienced a number of ups and downs over the last few decades, especially in countries like Spain where different bilingual programmes have had varying degrees of success in the state education system. What educators do seem to agree upon, however, is that for bilingual education to work well, high quality teacher training is essential, not only in languages but also in methodology and ICT. As a response to this need, in September 2016 the CARLEE Aragón was created in order to offer in-service training and support to teachers who work in the Aragonese bilingual education model (BRIT Aragón). The training that is provided from this centre includes a wide range of different activities and courses aimed at helping teachers improve their linguistic, methodological and ICT skills, thus enhancing the teaching and learning experience in the bilingual classroom.
In this workshop, participants will see a demonstration of how the teaching of English for specific purposes is combined with teacher education, as well as technology and innovation in the courses at the CARLEE Aragón, where the focus is always on teaching for the teachers.
About the presenter
Sarah Julia Forsey is an English teacher and training advisor for the Government of Aragón in Spain who has been working at the CARLEE Aragón since it’s creation in September 2016, providing training in English, methodology and ICT for teachers in the autonomous community of Aragón. Sarah has been teaching English as a foreign language to learners of all ages for more than 20 years and holds the following qualifications: BA in Education and French - University of Surrey, Roehampton, UK CELTA - International House, London, UK CAP - University of Zaragoza, Spain