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17.09.15: Master class on the teaching of Spanish in Norwegian lower secondary schools

Professor Simon Borg will lead a master class for Xavier Llovet Vilà.

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17.09.15: Master class on the teaching of Spanish in Norwegian lower secondary schools

Time: Thursday 17 September

 

Place: HF building, room 435

 

Participants: Professor Simon Borg (http://simon-borg.co.uk/), University of Leeds, and PhD candidate Xavier Llovet Vilà (https://www.uib.no/en/rs/lingphil/23393/xavi-llovet), University of Bergen.

In addition to the master class, Simon Borg will give a guest lecture.

Organised by the PhD research school in linguistics and philology at the University of Bergen.

 Please sign up by email to Jan Johansen (jan.johansen@uib.no) by 15 September so that we may order coffee and lunch.

 

Program 

Thursday 17 September

09:00-10:30: Master class

10:30-11:00: Coffee break

11:00-12:30: Master class

12:30-13:30: Lunch

13:30-15:15: Guest lecture by Simon Borg: “Teacher cognition in language teaching”

 

Guest lecture abstract

This lecture provides an overview of the field of research known as language teacher cognition. The emergence of this area of inquiry is outlined together with the rationale for it. The range of issues in language teaching that have been studied from a teacher cognition perspective is then illustrated and key methodological issues relevant to such research are also discussed. The second part of the talk reflects on my own involvement in language teacher cognition research over a period of 20 years. I highlight specific projects I have completed and conclude with some observations on the current status of this domain of inquiry.