The Vedocep (association of primary school English teacher trainers, a sub-section of the Levende Talen association) is a ‘job on the side’ for me. I’ve been an active member for many years and have in fact been the purser and website person for somewhere around seven years and the secretary for a little over a… Read More Do you pee pee pee?
The Volkskrant newspaper in the Netherlands printed an article today (for those who read Dutch, Germanists will no doubt also understand a large amount, for the others Google translate may help a little: http://www.volkskrant.nl/vk/nl/3184/opinie/article/detail/3096817/2011/12/29/Laten-we-nu-eens-ophouden-met-dat-rare-Engels-van-ons.dhtml) about ‘weird’ English (for want of a better translation). The columnist, Rik Smits, indicates that it is time the Dutch started… Read More Denglish or Dutchglish – are other countries ‘selling out’ to English?
I spent a very interesting morning discussing vvto (early foreign language education) research projects. We were the jury designated to determine which of the various projects submitted should win this year’s prize (500 euros) and the title of “best vvto research project”. The jury comprised myself, a university teacher trainer (primary ed.) who is also… Read More CLIL in the Netherlands
Ok, so the prize was handed out a week ago but it’s never too late….the winner of the first prize for the best VVTO (early English) bachelor’s research was Eliene Sonneveld (right on photo) who set up and evaluated a project whereby a school in the Netherlands twinned up digitally with a school in Namibia.… Read More Early English winner – project with Namibia