Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 11

Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 11

Forum for Across the Curriculum Teaching Journal Issue 11

Key terms from the articles and lessons in this journal are:

Activities Ideas; Eating in History; Share your World experiences; European Committee report

Content:


S. Teneva - Five Activities <... read more
Aleksandra Zaparucha

Aleksandra Zaparucha

Aleksandra Zaparucha has an MA in Geography (1989) and English (2001) gained at the Nicolas Copernicus University (UMK) in Toruń, Poland. She has been teaching both for almost 20 years, and four years ago she started teaching Geography bilingually in the Secondary School Complex no. 10 in Toruń. She is also teaching general English in Empik language s... read more
Anglia School

Anglia School

2014.11.27

Anglia School opened in September 2012.  

At Anglia School not only do we provide a rich learning environment we also immerse your child in the English language. Our curriculum has been developed to include a wide range of skills and competencies to reflect and provide for the individual personalilities and learning styles of each and every child wh... read more
Anglia School Summer Exchange Programme

Anglia School Summer Exchange Programme

Anglia Summer School - Trashed!

We're planning a busy programme for the summer at Anglia School this year, June to September 2015.

Our Juniors will focus exclusively on DIY and Recycling and each week will create pro... read more
Argentina - Young Ambassadors for Chemistry

Argentina - Young Ambassadors for Chemistry

YACs in Argentina
Young Ambassadors for Chemistry came to South America from May 9th to 15th. 2005 

I arrived in Argentina after a 13 hour flight and 2 hours sleep and was met by Monica Tosi, the Science Across the World coordinator for South America, tired but excited about the prospect of taking YACs to another location.


<... read more

Article 01: The Inclusive Classroom: Teaching Mathematics and Science to English-Language Learners. It's Just Good Teaching.

1 The Inclusive Classroom: Teaching Mathematics and Science to English-Language Learners. It's Just Good Teaching.
 (article)

Jarret, D (1999).
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, 101 SW Main Street, Suite 500, Portland.
 
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Article 02: Bilingual Knowledge Maps (BiK-Maps) in Second-Language Vocabulary Learning.

2 Bilingual Knowledge Maps (BiK-Maps) in Second-Language Vocabulary Learning.
 (article)

Bahr, G. S. and D. F. Dansereau The Journal of Experimental Education, 2001, 70 (1), 5-24.
ERIC has an read more

Article 03: BILINGUAL KNOWLEDGE (BIK-) MAPS: STUDY STRATEGY EFFECTS.

3 BILINGUAL KNOWLEDGE (BIK-) MAPS: STUDY STRATEGY EFFECTS.

Bahr, G. S. and D. F. Dansereau 
Available from the first international conference proceedings on concept mapping.
(March 22nd 2010)

Those who know me know that I'm a big fan of concept mapping fo... read more

Article 04: Bilingual Geography

4 Bilingual Geography
  (article)
What do German students think about geography lessons in English?
CHRISTIANE MEYER 

GEOGRAPHY, VOLUME 89 (3), 2004, PAGES 274-277

available from:
The Geographical Association 
(March 23rd 2... read more

Article 05: Using Halliday’s functional grammar to examine early years worded mathematics texts

5 Using Halliday’s functional grammar to examine early years worded mathematics texts
 (article)
Keiran Abel & Beryl Exley
Queensland University of Technology
 
Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, Vol. 31, No. 3, 2008. pp. 227–241
 
There is an 'author version' of this article available as of March 24th, 2010, from... read more

Article 06: Developing critical understanding of the specialised language of school science and history texts

6 Developing critical understanding of the specialised language of school science and history texts: A functional grammatical perspective.

(article)
Len Unsworth (1999)
 
Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 42: 7 April, pp 508-521
I couldn't find a free version of this, but there is a link in ERIC. and there is a related... read more

Article 07: The complementary contributions of Halliday and Vygotsky to a 'Language-based Theory of Learning'.

7 The complementary contributions of Halliday and Vygotsky to a 'Language-based Theory of Learning'
(article)

Wells, G (1994)
 
Linguistics and Education, 6(1), 41-90
 
There is a link to this via the
Laboratory of Comparative Hum... read more

Article 08 Mathematical Communication in the Classroom: A Teacher Makes a Difference

8 Mathematical Communication in the Classroom: A Teacher Makes a Difference

(article)
 
Bessie Davis Cooke and Dilek Buchholz (2005)
Early Childhood Education Journal, Vol. 32, No. 6, June 2005

Couldn't find a free version of this, but there is a read more

Article 09 Learning Geography Bilingually

9 Learning Geography Bilingually
(article)
 
Journal of Geography in Higher Education, Vol. 28, No. 3, 411-424,
November 2004
 
LUKE DESFORGES & RHYS JONES
 
Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK
 
No free version found, but link to read more

Article 10: Assessing Effects of Directive Complexity on Accuracy of Task Completion in English Language Learners

10 Assessing Effects of Directive Complexity on Accuracy of Task Completion in English Language Learners
(article)
School Psychology Review,
2006, Volume 35, No. 4, pp. 552-567

Chisato Komatsu and Joseph C. Witt
Louisiana State University
 
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Article 11: USING TWO LANGUAGES WHEN LEARNING MATHEMATICS

11 USING TWO LANGUAGES WHEN LEARNING MATHEMATICS
JUDIT MOSCHKOVICH
(article)

Educational Studies in Mathematics (2005) 64: 121–144
DOI: 10.1007/s10649-005-9005-1 C Springer 2005
 
There is a link to this article via the University of Arizona
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Article 12: Speaking up - announcing a multilingual revolution

12 Speaking up - announcing a multilingual revolution
(article)
Matthias Krug article for Abode Magazine 

This article talks about Multilingual / Bilingual Education / CLIL in Spain and Qatar
Posted June 5th, 2010

I really enjoyed reading this article. It's says what's what, deals with the main issues and questions concerning bi... read more

Article 13: Content and language Integrated Learning (CLIL) Teaching Mathematics in English

13 Content and language Integrated Learning (CLIL) Teaching Mathematics in English
Nadja Wilhelmer (2008) VDM, Austria

(Book)

Amazon

I'm a bit disappointed. It cost a small fortune to get and there is little talk about CLIL Maths until pa... read more

Article 14: Multilingualism in Mathematics Classrooms: Global Perspectives

14 Multilingualism in Mathematics Classrooms: Global Perspectives
 
Richard Barwell (2009) Multilingual Matters
(Book)

Amazon

This is a buy from Amazon which is worth it. It came recommended from a... read more

Article 15 - Evaluation Report of the Bilingual Education Programme, Spain

15 - Evaluation Report of the Bilingual Education Programme, Spain

(Article)

Spanish Ministry of Education website

I first came into contact with this amazing project in October 2004 when I was asked to provide trai... read more

Article 16 - The Language of Chemistry: A New Challenge for Chemistry Education

16 -  The Language of Chemistry: A New Challenge for Chemistry Education 

This article can be accessed via the website of the International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry in their journal Chemistry International.

(Feature article)
http://old.iupac... read more

Article 17: Developing Material for Physical Education Lessons in CLIL

17 - Developing Material for Physical Education Lessons in CLIL

Meike Machunsky 2007

(article)

A seminar paper from the University of Kassel, Germany, bought as an ebook through: 
GRIN Verlag fuer akademische texte.
... read more

Article 18: Minumum Competence in Scientific English

18 - Minumum Competence in Scientific English
 

Sue Blattes, Veronique Jans, Jonathan Upjohn
 
EDP Sciences, Grenoble, 2003
 
(book)
 
There is a link in Amazon, but also to a number of sample pages at this link to the University of Grenoble.
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Article 19: Translanguaging in the Bilingual Classroom: A Pedagogy for Learning and Teaching?

19 - Translanguaging in the Bilingual Classroom: A Pedagogy for Learning and Teaching?

ANGELA CREESE, ADRIAN BLACKLEDGE
The Modern Language Journal 94 (2010) (pp 113-115)
(article)
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1540-4781.2009.0... read more

Article 20: Learning English and Other Languages in Multilingual Settings: Myths and Principles

Article 20 - Learning English and Other Languages in Multilingual Settings: Myths and Principles

Andy KIRKPATRICK
Oct 2009
Hong Kong Institute of Education
(article)
http://libir1.ied.edu.hk/pubdata/ir/link/pub/9917.pdf


Note – It’s a myth... read more

Article 21 - Teaching for Cross-Language Transfer in Dual Language Education: Possibilities and Pitfalls

21 - Teaching for Cross-Language Transfer in Dual Language Education: Possibilities and Pitfalls
Jim Cummins

TESOL Symposium on Dual Language Education: Teaching and Learning Two Languages in the EFL Setting (Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, Friday, September 23, 2005)

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Article 22 - Immersion and CLIL in English: more differences than similarities

22 - Immersion and CLIL in English: more differences than similarities

David Lasagabaster and Juan Manuel Sierra

ELT Journal Volume 64/4 October 2010;

Oxford University Press

(article)

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Article 23 - TIMELINES AND LIFELINES

23 - TIMELINES AND LIFELINES:
Rethinking Literacy Instruction in Multilingual Classrooms Jim Cummins | Vicki Bismilla | Sarah Cohen | Frances Giampapa | Lisa Leoni
o r b i t , V o l 3 6 , N o 1 , 2 0 0 5 (pp 22-26)

(article)

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Article 24 - Collaborative interaction in turn-taking

24 - Collaborative interaction in turn-taking: a comparative study of European bilingual (CLIL) and mainstream (MS) foreign language learners in early secondary education

Moore, Pat (2011)
International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism
First published on: 06 January 2011 (iFirst) (article) Paid access via informaworld.c... read more

Article 25 - Thinking and Content Learning of Mathematics and Science

25 - Thinking and Content Learning of Mathematics and Science as Cognitional Development in Content and Language Integrated Learning
(CLIL): Teaching Through a Foreign Language in Finland.


Jaeppinen A K (2005) 
Language and Education <... read more

Article 26 - Speaking English in Finnish content-based classrooms

Articles which are about CLIL

26 Speaking English in Finnish content-based classrooms


Background

The author sets out not to analyze formal aspects of language use, but 'how English is used in Finnish biology and physics CLIL classrooms… social and interpersonal aspects of language use'.

  This study says some very g... read more
Articles

Articles

This is a a reference list, there are links to the comments and it's offered with latest read first.

27 - Learning while using an additional language

A letter I wrote in to reply to an article in the School Science Review, which was exploring the supporting of language in classes where students include students for whom English is no... read more
Assessment in CLIL

Assessment in CLIL

Assessment in CLIL

Examples of assessment instruments uploaded as a result of discussion in Younglearners @ yahoogroups, April 20th - 24th, 2009

On the Basque website you will find a number of interesting instruments for gathering information about achievement, both for peer assessment and teacher assessment.  Note that the objective... read more
Asturias - Asturian CLIL

Asturias - Asturian CLIL

Asturian CLIL

16th-19th Feb, 2009

Getting to know content and language integration in Asturias

I’ve just spent a delightful three days in Asturias in Northern Spain.  Even the EasyJet flight which took me back to Bulgaria from Stansted had a piece on Asturias in its magazine. 
Never having been there before, I knew very ... read more
Asturias - CLIL Book

Asturias - CLIL Book

New CLIL book from Asturias
Colleagues in the Asturian CLIL teachers' network have published a book of resources and teachers' notes for CLIL.

The education unit page has been altered, but there's plenty of news at their website: You can access the relevant page here

What you'll find... read more
Austria - A Curriculum for International Education

Austria - A Curriculum for International Education

A Curriculum for International Education
Vienna Board of Education, Austria
October 14th, 2014


I was invited by the Vienna Board of Education to give a talk as part of their well-known evening lecture series at their lovely HQ in Vienna.
Over 50 people came to the talk, a topic I've been passionate about for many years. It was a p... read more
Austria - A Jubilee CLIL Teacher Training

Austria - A Jubilee CLIL Teacher Training

Austrian CLIL Teacher Development Course - 10th Group

Vienna University of Education Oct 7-9 2015

The tenth group of colleagues came to the most recent CLIL training at the University of Education in Vienna. This training is part of an on-going initiative funded by the Austrian Ministry of Education. It follows on from the Austrian g... read more
Austria - CEBS Conference

Austria - CEBS Conference

Conference for CEBS network of vocational schools, Austria
22-24th Oct, 2009

I attended a conference run by CEBS which is the Austrian organization and network of vocational schools. The conference was attended by 350 teachers, mainly teachers of French, German, English, Russian and other languages, but there were also content teac... read more
Austria - CLIL at Graz Institute of Technology

Austria - CLIL at Graz Institute of Technology

Presentations and Practical Activities in Graz

Campus02, University of Applied Sciences Degree Programme in IT and IT/Marketing, Graz, Austria,
April 1-2, 2005 
http://www.campus02.at/

Campus02 in Graz hosted two days of visiting lectures based on presentations and group ta... read more
Austria - CLIL Workshop Innsbruck

Austria - CLIL Workshop Innsbruck

CLIL Workshop
Akademisches Gymnasium, Innsbruck

March 1st, 2010

I arrived at Vienna airport in Austria early on Sunday morning and got on a train to take me across the country to Innsbruck and stayed in the Hotel Sailer. This is the same hotel I stayed in 4 or 5 years ago when I first worked for the PH in Innsbruck. Thanks to Angelika A... read more
Austria - CLIL-Voc Conference, Linz

Austria - CLIL-Voc Conference, Linz

2017.03.30

I gave the opening keynote at the CLILVoc Conference today at the KPH - University College of Education in Linz, Austria.
I promised to make my slides available, so here they are linked.
My talk was a 'state of the art' of CLIL in Austria over the 5-year life span so ... read more
Austria - COOP CLIL 2015

Austria - COOP CLIL 2015

Austria - COOP CLIL 2015

The second round of in-service professional development for teachers in HTL, HAK and other schools in Austria.
The event took place in Salzburg, Nov 9th to 12th 2015.

Almost 90 teachers came from all over Austria.
Like the first COOP CLIL event last year, each subject teacher came along with a partner collea... read more
Austria - Cooperation in CLIL

Austria - Cooperation in CLIL

Report on COOP CLIL Salzburg
(10th – 13th November 2014)

I was asked to prepare input on how language teachers can best collaborate with subject teachers. I’d prepared an agenda which explored ‘points of contact’ between the pairs of teachers including: subject content and language; thinking skills; seeing ‘shape’ in content; co-pr... read more
Austria - Dual Language Programme Course

Austria - Dual Language Programme Course

Oct 21st and 22nd, 2011
Paedagogische Hochschuele, Vienna

Eva Poisel invited me to contribute to her DLP course programme, and I readily agreed, knowing what I do about the work of the subject teachers in the schools involved. Plus, after meeting the HTL teachers (see reports), I wanted to shout about teachers linking up with and communicating w... read more
Austria - First HTL CLIL Conference

Austria - First HTL CLIL Conference

1st CLIL Conference for Austrian BMHS

April 3rd and April 4th, 2014
University of Education, Vienna
Grenzackerstraße 18
1100 Wien

This was quite simply a great event!
It's the first meeting for a network of teachers from schools around Austria, all working in CLIL.

I've been teaching at the University ... read more
Austria - HTL CLIL Course Module 1

Austria - HTL CLIL Course Module 1

PH Vienna

October 13th, 14th and 15th, 2011

The first thing to say about this course is that it takes place under a  government which is implementing a programme of legislation to see all HTL  schools (HTLs are upper-secondary technical and vocational colleges (for electronics, informatics, construction engineering, etc.) teaching at... read more
Austria - HTL CLIL English Teachers Course Traunkirchen

Austria - HTL CLIL English Teachers Course Traunkirchen

CLIL English teachers' course - Equipping English teachers for CLILTraunkirchen
October 18th and 19th, 2011

I had met Hans Kloibhofer previously at a training event in Linz and when he approached me to return to carry out some training for his colleagues, I readily agreed. I had in the back of my mind th... read more
Austria - Linz CLIL Workshop

Austria - Linz CLIL Workshop

CLIL Workshop
Linz

2nd-3rd March, 2010

Hosted and accommodated by a regional training centre for agricultural colleges in the city of Linz.
I have to admit that I was a little daunted by the fact that the group of colleagues, teachers and trainers who were coming to attend the two-day CLIL workshop were from such diverse back... read more
Austria - PH Tirol Language Across the Curriculum Training

Austria - PH Tirol Language Across the Curriculum Training

7 Day Workshop for Language Across the Curriculum

Paedagogisches Institut for Tirol, Innsbruck, Austria (www2.pi-tirol.at)

16 – 23 March, 2005

The Austrian government is reforming secondary education and one outcome will be that students will be able to opt for oral exmination in subjects from their content curriculum through the m... read more

Austria - SprachenForum5

SprachenForum5 - CLIL in Austria

I took part in a lively and enjoyable discussion on CLIL in Austria recently.

I didn't really have a good idea in my mind what the event would actually be like before I got there. Of course, we'd had the plenary talk on CLIL past, present and future at the KPH in Linz earlier in the year, and that was to be ... read more
Austria - SprachenForum5

Austria - SprachenForum5

SprachenForum5 - CLIL in Austria 

I participated in a live discussion on CLIL in Austria recently and I promised to follow up with a few things for the teachers who participated.  

This short report is my fulfilling that promise and one document you can find at the foot of the page is a list of sites and networks several colleagues asked fo... read more
Austria - SprachGastein 2018

Austria - SprachGastein 2018

Austria - Sprachenforum International 2018

I was privileged to participate in this important conference in Austria organized by the CEBS association.
You can find a host of papers and abstracts from the conference at the CEBS website - https://www.cebs.at 

I gave an interactive talk on how soft skills can be exploited to build a bridge ... read more
Austria - Vienna CLIL Workshop

Austria - Vienna CLIL Workshop

CLIL Workshop
Vienna

March 4th and 5th, 2010

This was a one and a half day workshop plus a half day workshop. The course within which I was asked to participate as a trainer has been running for a considerable time already and the first group I met was a new group. The course is known as the Dual Language Programme and there are a numbe... read more
Austria - Vienna University Journal

Austria - Vienna University Journal

The University of Vienna department of Linguistics have an active and productive team working in CLIL.
They have produced a number of interesting collections of articles online. While the materials seem to move location over the years, with a search you can still find them via their website:

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Austria - Winter of Austrian CLIL

Austria - Winter of Austrian CLIL

Vienna, Linz and Wiener Neustadt, Jan 11 - 17, 2012

I spent 6 days in Austria last week working with 3 groups of teachers from HTL Schools, or Technical High Schools, all now getting their heads around offering their technical curriculum through the medium of English. This is a move which the Austrian Ministry of Education has legislated to be compu... read more
Bahrain - Content and Language in Bahrain

Bahrain - Content and Language in Bahrain

The British Council organized a very busy programme of events in Bahrain.
The idea was to interact with a wide network of teachers and trainers on the topic of content and language integrated learning.
We met hundreds of colleagues in meetings spread over two days,
Nov 7th-8th, 2007.

Day 1, Wednesday Nov 7th

Christina Phelps (Ch... read more
Bahrain Content and Language Integrated Learning

Bahrain Content and Language Integrated Learning

The British Council organised a CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) fact-finding mission to Bahrain (http://www.britishcouncil.org/me-zbahrain-contact-us.htm), Sunday 25th to Tuesday 27th February 2007.  

The visit was part of the regional project for i... read more

Bosnia - Maths CLIL Contact in Bosnia

The Science Across the Balkans conference brought Nedim to FACTWorld. A young Maths teacher with an interest in CLIL in Bosnia.

Nedim Gavranovic
Maths Teacher
NEDIMG@bih.net.ba
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Brasil - Bilingual Education Conference

Brasil - Bilingual Education Conference

Third Brazilian Bilingual Education Conference

1 to 3 May 2009 
Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil

http://www.playpen.com.br

I was glad to be able to attend the third national bilingual conference in Brazil recently.

The school’s director gave an address in Portuguese an... read more
Brasil - Content and language integrated learning in Brasil

Brasil - Content and language integrated learning in Brasil

Content and Language Integrated Learning in Brazil

We received a short report from the current director of English language projects at the British Council in Brasil on where content and language integrated learning is in Brazil, 04.10.07

Here at the British Council in Brazil, we are working to promote teacher development through online com... read more
Bulgaria - Back to Preps

Bulgaria - Back to Preps

Back to School...

It was with great pleasure that I stepped back into the Prep class at the English/German School Plovdiv this year.

I've been sitting in my office busy writing stuff all this last year and was getting a bit of cabin fever from the isolation, so something had to be done.  With not a little concern about how much the s... read more
Bulgaria - BETA Conference 2010 Veliko Turnovo

Bulgaria - BETA Conference 2010 Veliko Turnovo

Note - Dobri and I are offering to bring the rocket workshop to schools in Bulgaria. All you have to do is get in touch and agree a date with us and we'll bring all that is needed.

If you think your students would enjoy it, get in touch!

The Bulgarian English Teachers Association Conference
Veliko Tarnovo, April 2010
Rocket workshop... read more
Bulgaria - BETA Conference 2012 Rousse

Bulgaria - BETA Conference 2012 Rousse

The Bulgarian English Teachers Association Conference

Rousse, March 30th - April 1st, 2012

The BETA Conference Programmes are made available here below. 

The Pre-Conference CLIL event programme is available here below.

There is a gre... read more
Bulgaria - Beyond the Classroom Workshop

Bulgaria - Beyond the Classroom Workshop

Bulgaria - Beyond the Classroom Workshop

This is a series of workshops being given around Bulgaria organized by Macmillan publishers in Bulgaria. It's part of an ongoing series of teacher professional development which we're all very thankful to Yordan Stoyanov for his impeccable organization. Thanks Dan!

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Bulgaria - Bits and Pieces Seminar

Bulgaria - Bits and Pieces Seminar

This seminar has a bit of everything in it

Dec 12th, 2008, Sofia

The last Macmillan workshop for 2008 took place at the host school Saint Patriarh Evtimii on Friday Dec 12th 2008.
The workshop PPT can be downloaded from here at the bottom of the page.

As it was the last for the year, and we’d already run through most of ... read more
Bulgaria - Chemistry as a Cultural Enterprise Gorna Malina

Bulgaria - Chemistry as a Cultural Enterprise Gorna Malina

The International Year of Chemistry 2011
Global Stamp Competition: Chemistry as a Cultural Enterprise

Prize giving and celebration of winner of 12-14 age group: Vasilena Vasileva, Gorna Malina, Bulgaria
Nov 8th, 2011

It happens once in a while that you get to participate in a truly splendid educational moment. This is one for me. ... read more
Bulgaria - Chemistry as a Cultural Enterprise Plovdiv

Bulgaria - Chemistry as a Cultural Enterprise Plovdiv

School Partnerships Project Meeting
Ezikova Gimnazia Plovdiv
May 26th, 2010
The Ezikova Gimnazia Plovdiv is part of a project proposal under the EU's Lifelong Learning Programme.    


The theme is:
Chemistry as a cultural enterprise

We organised a first meeting in our school of students and teachers for Wednesday May 26t... read more
Bulgaria - CLIL for Professional and Vocational Schools

Bulgaria - CLIL for Professional and Vocational Schools

CLIL for Business, Economics, Marketing and Finance
 
I've carried out a number of events recently for teachers in small groups, in some cases with teachers just from a single host school. The content has been predominantly focused on the subject areas of Business Studies, Economics, Marketing, Finance and a number of others, but this has made... read more
Bulgaria - Communicating Science

Bulgaria - Communicating Science

Communicating Science in Bulgaria, 25 – 29.3.2005
 
As part of initiatives to promote Science Communication in Bulgaria the British Council organised a Play Science Festival at the Sofialand pleasure park in Bulgaria’s capital, 25.3.2005. 

Sofialand, Bulgaria

School teachers and students from all over Bulgaria came tog... read more
Bulgaria - Culture Seminar

Bulgaria - Culture Seminar

This seminar was delivered in Pleven

Who made this pile of rubbish?


Don't be surprised by the title above and on our homepage. This was a quality workshop. We just used a lot of rubbish to talk about culture. It's actually an activity from Science Across the World and fantastic fun where you get your students to exam bags of rubbish ... read more
Bulgaria - Culture Seminar

Bulgaria - Culture Seminar

Teaching Culture with a small 'c'
Plovdiv, Feb 6th, 2009

26 teachers came together to a workshop on the theme of "teaching culture with a small c' today in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
Many thanks to the seminar hosts at the Humanities Grammar School 'Saints Kiril i Metodii' (http://www.ghp-plovdiv.org/)
I always enjoy venues like this one ... read more
Bulgaria - Culture Seminar

Bulgaria - Culture Seminar

Teaching Culture with a small 'c'
Macmillan seminars in Bulgaria,  Sofia, Friday October 3rd, 2008

This seminar looked at the area of culture with a small ‘c’.  Participants looked at culture which has nothing to do with Shakespeare, nothing to do with Milton, nothing to do with great architecture and nothing to do at all with the Royal O... read more
Bulgaria - DNA Art Exhibition

Bulgaria - DNA Art Exhibition

DNA Models Exhibition, Natural History Museum, Sofia, March 2004

In March 2004, dear colleague Stefka Kitanova sent this message to the factworld yahoogroup:

Dear All,
1. the exhibition of DNA models is now at the National Natural Hist... read more
Bulgaria - EDS Alumni Talks - Max on Languages and Communication

Bulgaria - EDS Alumni Talks - Max on Languages and Communication

Returning Alumni Talks
Talk 1 - Maksim Baldzhiev

Communications and Languages
English-German Grammar School
Feb 10th, 2010

It was a great pleasure to have Max back in school.
Obviously a communicator, Max used a few slides as visual context to his informative and amusing talk.
Quite a traveller, Max had plenty of ... read more
Bulgaria - EDS Just a minute

Bulgaria - EDS Just a minute

Preparatory Class, EDS Plovdiv, 2008-2009

A lesson preparing for the oral exam - preparing an 1-2 minute

introduction about yourself.

June 10th, 2009

A minute on your self
I was asked to take lessons with the Prep class in my school recently with a focus to help them prepare for their oral exam.
 
I've b... read more
Bulgaria - European Parliament

Bulgaria - European Parliament

Zlatarski International School at the European Parliament
The Euroscola on 27th March 2009, Strasbourg
A teacher’s diary
By Lyubov Dombeva

Day 1 - Wednesday 25th March 2009

Early morning before dawn, cold wind carry drifting snow when the bus takes off from Sofia to Strasbourg. Before we know it, it’s time for border control at ... read more
Bulgaria - FACT Journals

Bulgaria - FACT Journals

Journals of the Forum for Across the Curriculum Teaching 

Colleagues may remember the CLIL journal produced over three years by colleagues in Bulgaria.  The journals were produced voluntarily and were printed with the support of the British Council in Bulgaria.  The covers were designed by our students and the news and materials written by our colle... read more
Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 01

Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 01

Forum for Across the Curriculum Teaching Journal Issue 01

Key terms from the articles and lessons in this journal are:

Year 9 Geography; year 9 Biology; Geog and upper-int general English; year 9 History; letters to the network; CETEFL; Lingua Funding; Science Across the World in Bulgaria; Discussion - needs and standards; Internet sites an... read more
Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 02

Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 02

~Forum for Across the Curriculum Teaching Journal Issue 02

Key terms from the articles and lessons in this journal are:

Free 'Total Cloze' software, a story from the American College in Sofia, Science and Language teaching, Concept maps, Jigsaw reading in Science, Cellular metabolism, Parodies, History of Bulgaria, Organisms and the Environ... read more
Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 03

Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 03

Forum for Across the Curriculum Teaching Journal Issue 03

Key terms from the articles and lessons in this journal are:

Varn Summer School report; IATEFL BG 9th National Conference; Bi-Ed biology innovations; graphics teaching History in FL; test in National Economy; chemistry dominoes game; questions biology test; To Chicago and Back; Drope... read more
Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 04

Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 04

Forum for Across the Curriculum Teaching Journal Issue 04 

Key terms from the articles and lessons in this journal are:

anti-Conference report; verse work; UK book project; History - Puritan Revolution (GB, BG); DR(open) Bricks; Dickens nerves; The Reformation; ideas for texts

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Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 05

Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 05

Forum for Across the Curriculum Teaching Journal Issue 05

Key terms from the articles and lessons in this journal are:

Walsh's Modern World History; Digestion Rap; Polar Bears; Crossword; World Water Day; Soaps and Detergents; Learning Objectives; Team Work; Student Humour; Chemical Poetry

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Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 06

Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 06

Forum for Across the Curriculum Teaching Journal Issue 06

Key terms from the articles and lessons in this journal are:

Language Support Provision; Computer Science in English; Biology Bilingual Education; Being a German Teacher in Bulgaria

Content:

John Clegg - Providi... read more
Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 07

Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 07

Forum for Across the Curriculum Teaching Journal Issue 07

Key terms from the articles and lessons in this journal are:

Quality English; Atomic Structure; Carbon, Oxygen Cycles; Water Cycle; Experiment; Language for Thinking; Le Projet SCALA; PORTFOLIO

Content:

L. Kane... read more
Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 08

Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 08

Forum for Across the Curriculum Teaching Journal Issue 08

Key terms from the articles and lessons in this journal are:

Science Across Europe update; CELTA; EFL Teacher Training Methodology; Portfolio Pédagogie; Varna Summer School; Evolution; Biology Creative Writing; Travel Story; Travel Notes; Correspondence; History Museum Biology Lesson... read more
Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 09

Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 09

Forum for Across the Curriculum Teaching Journal Issue 09

Key terms from the articles and lessons in this journal are:

History Foreign Language; Conferences; Gastfreundschaft; Young Physicists Tournament; Teaching Subjects in Foreign Lanugages; Oldenburg; Косе Босе Booklaunch; Correspondence; Tallinn Report; Bulgarische Lehrerinnen; Единств... read more
Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 10

Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 10

Forum for Across the Curriculum Teaching Journal Issue 10 Key terms from the articles and lessons in this journal are:

EAC Project Update; Varna Summer School; Correspondence; Slovenian ESP; Science Biological Weapon; Aquarium Without Fish/Acuario Sin Peces; Cloning Tech; Science Conversation; Kindergarten Collaboration; Health Matters Awards; Proce... read more
Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 12

Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 12

Forum for Across the Curriculum Teaching Journal Issue 12

Key terms from the articles and lessons in this journal are:
Bulgarian Art History (Анна Йосифова); Animal Idioms; Ortenburg European Education Strategy (БГ); Eine Zehnjahrige Partnershaft; Finland Workshops; Weather English; EU and BG Teachers; History Documents; Romanian School-based Cu... read more
Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 13

Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 13

Forum for Across the Curriculum Teaching Journal Issue 13

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Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 14

Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 14

Forum for Across the Curriculum Teaching Journal Issue 11

Key terms from the articles and lessons in this journal are:

Education in Bulgaria; European History and Communication; European Association of Teachers Committee; Teaching Science through English; Topic-based Language Teaching; CLIL Trainer Training

Content:

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Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 18

Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 18

This is issue 18 of the FACTWorld Journal, Autumn 2018.

Many thanks to ELICIT-PLUS for part sponsoring this 18th issue of the FACTWorld journal!
Many thanks to Hristiyana Blagoeva for the art used for the cover, and thanks to the children of Anglia School for their lovely artwork!
You can download the entire pdf version of Journal 18 at the ... read more
Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 19

Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 19

Contents:

Soft Skills – a bridge between language CLIL and content CLIL...............................3
Keith Kelly
Two CLIL lessons:
Topic: Fake news! Historic photography real and manipulated.................................13
Thomas Ziegelwagner
Pressemitteilung zur internationalen Lehrertagung 1.-5.10. in Innsbruck.............. read more
Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 20

Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 20

A Bulgarian once said to me that good things take time, and the best could take forever. Well, Issue 20 of the FACTWorld Journal has been a long time coming, so it must be really good!

The theme is waste and sustainability and celebrates the 20th anniversary of the FACTWorld network with proceedings from the Pre-Conference day at the Bulgarian Engli... read more
Bulgaria - FACT Meeting - CLIL

Bulgaria - FACT Meeting - CLIL

FACT Meetings return!

The European Association of Teachers (AEDE) and Anglia School are collaborating to provide ongoing professional development meetings for teachers.

The first meeting will focus on good examples of CLIL (content and language integrated learning), showing a range of resources, activities and projects which will be of inte... read more
Bulgaria - FACTWorld 10 years old!

Bulgaria - FACTWorld 10 years old!

The FACT group is ten years old this year!

 
05th Oct, 2009

We kept it a little bit quiet, mainly because although we would have loved to celebrate and have a big party where everyone of the three thousand plus colleagues in the network all come to Bulgaria to help put this event down in history, though we'd love to do have done ... read more
Bulgaria - FACTWorld 20th Anniversary

Bulgaria - FACTWorld 20th Anniversary

The BETA Conference in Plovdiv began on May 3rd with a pre-conference event organized by FACTWorld with a focus on 'Waste in the Curriculum' and we had a rich and fruitful afternoon together. 
We managed to bring together two plenary talks and 4 consecutive workshops focusing on waste and sustainability and considering that this was within a conference f... read more
Bulgaria - Interculturalising Education

Bulgaria - Interculturalising Education

New course for teachers on creating school links through the curriculum

Plovdiv, July 9th to 17th, 2009

It's great to announce that it is possible from now on to apply for the course:
- Interculturalising Education: Content, Language and Culture for Schools Links and Partnerships.

You’ll find a link to the programme outl... read more
Bulgaria - IT Seminar

Bulgaria - IT Seminar

ICT in the classroom

Friday, Nov 21st, 2008

We're grateful once again to our host school, Sv Patriarh Evtimii, Sofia 

There was a lot of interest among colleagues at previous workshops for something dealing with ICT in the classroom, especially in the light of the generous gift from the Ministry of Ed to teachers of a free l... read more
Bulgaria - Keith's Corner - Diary of a School

Bulgaria - Keith's Corner - Diary of a School

Keith's Corner
A diary of a school - 
www.anglia-school.info

31.01.2016

Keith's Corner is a diary written monthly over the course of two years and published on Macmillan's onestopenglish.com.
As well as an interesting insight into setting up and running a school in Bul... read more
Bulgaria - Life Skills Workshop

Bulgaria - Life Skills Workshop

A workshop on integrating the teaching of life skills and the English language.


I was asked by Macmillan publishers in Bulgaria to prepare a workshop based on a coursebook, Open Mind, which has at its heart the aim to teach so-called 'soft skills' alongside the English language.
I liked the idea of a curriculum which starts with skills as o... read more
Bulgaria - Oral Exam Prep

Bulgaria - Oral Exam Prep

Preparatory Class, EDS Plovdiv, 2008-2009

A lesson preparing for the oral exam - preparing a talk on the topic of travel.

Jan 6th, 2009

The students in the preparatory class have a intensive programme of study for the first year in the English language.  My role working with them is to help prepare them for the oral exam.  I... read more
Bulgaria - PhotoEnglish

Bulgaria - PhotoEnglish

Learning Photography in English

Along with my friend and colleague, Keith Halstead, we’ve put together a course of photography in English starting in September 2015.
Anglia School works mainly with very young children, aged 2 to 10 and we do it well. The young learners groups are largely full and we’ve been oversubscribed for our summer programm... read more
Bulgaria - Project Work Seminar

Bulgaria - Project Work Seminar

The Macmillan seminar in Bulgaria took place at the Rila Hotel in the heart of the city of Sofia.

June 12th, 2008

One of the colleagues commented that the hotel was a favourite with the party elite once upon a time and that we may have been working in a room that once hosted the likes of Todor Zhivkov.  We had our own balcony over ce... read more
Bulgaria - Pronunciation Seminar

Bulgaria - Pronunciation Seminar

Practical Ideas for Teaching Pronunciation in the Classroom

Sofia

Friday, May 29th, 2009

I think this workshop could easily have been renamed ‘YouTube Pronunciation’ as that’s where most the focus examples came from.
  
Host: Patriarh Evtimii Junior School, Sofia

You can download the PPT here below.

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Bulgaria - Receptive Skills and Speaking Seminar

Bulgaria - Receptive Skills and Speaking Seminar

These two seminars in Bulgaria took place in Sofia and Stara Zagora

The titles were:
- Receptive Skills - Listening and Reading
- Speaking and Drama - Fluency and Accuracy more here

In Receptive Skills - Listening and Reading we discussed what makes a good listener.  In short the conclusion was that a good listener is someone... read more
Bulgaria - Receptive Skills Seminar

Bulgaria - Receptive Skills Seminar

The seminar was delivered in Haskovo

June 5th, 2008

We were hosted by the Asen Zlatarov School in Haskovo and teachers came from all the Science subjects, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics and a English language teaching colleague came all the way from Dimitrovgrad for the workshop.

The contents of the workshop were the same a... read more
Bulgaria - Receptive Skills Seminar

Bulgaria - Receptive Skills Seminar

This seminar was delivered Varna and Burgas, Bulgaria.
29th May, 2008

It's been about 5 years since I was last in Varna and so it was nice to return and to meet up with a large group of teachers, a good number I already knew.
Yordan Stoyanov, Dan, Macmillan rep in Bulgaria, booked us into the Aqua Hotel in Varna.

Handing out ... read more
Bulgaria - School for Tourism and Economics

Bulgaria - School for Tourism and Economics

Lesson on Tertiary Economy, Tourism and Development
Velingrad, 21st May, 2009
 
I had an invitation recently to give a Geography lesson in the Technical School for Tourism and Economics in the Bulgarian Rhodope mountain Spa town of Velingrad.

The school was interested in offering an open lesson to its teachers and others a focus l... read more
Bulgaria - Science Across the Balkans

Bulgaria - Science Across the Balkans

This event is old news, but I came across a paper photo of the group which is such a lovely reminder that I thought I'd put it here just in case any of the group are visiting and might like a copy.

This was one of our first major activities which brought together colleagues from all over Europe and which led to the creation of the FACTWorld website ... read more
Bulgaria - Science and Maths Education

Bulgaria - Science and Maths Education

Maths and Science Education in Bulgaria     

With the election of a new government in Bulgaria and the possibility of a concerted effort to bring good management to a country desperate to see exactly that, I put this page together to satisfy my own curiosity.
 
It sets out how Bulgaria has been performing in Science and Maths since 19... read more
Bulgaria - Supplementing your primary classroom

Bulgaria - Supplementing your primary classroom

Supplementing your primary classroom.

I was asked to prepare a workshop for Macmillan in Bulgaria with a focus on ideas and resources for primary teachers to move learning beyond their classrooms.

There is a flier here and invitation for the upcoming workshops in Varna (Nov 19th and Burgas Nov 20th 2015).
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Bulgaria - Varna Summer School 2004

Bulgaria - Varna Summer School 2004

Summer Course - Varna '2004

“FACT IV” - CREATE CULTURE THROUGH SCIENCE: WATER
Networking and Training for Content and Language
Integrated Learning
(05.07 - 09.07.2004)
 
Organizers: Forum for across the Curriculum Teaching Group and Science across the World
Partners: The Ministry of Education and Science, Shumen Univer... read more
Bulgaria - Vocabulary Seminar

Bulgaria - Vocabulary Seminar

Vocabulary Seminar, Blagoevgrad
 
March 21st, 2008
 
We set off from Sofia in the snow and arrived to the sunshine in southern Bulgarian town of Blagoevgrad.
The beautiful former Solunska Gimnazia hosted the workshop 

We looked at vocabulary and it was great to see 18 teachers turn out for the meeting among whom we had Sci... read more
Bulgaria - Vocabulary Seminar

Bulgaria - Vocabulary Seminar

School visit and Macmillan vocabulary workshop, Sofia.
March 14th, 2008

I received a warm invitation to visit the Ivan Zlatarski IB school in Sofia (http://www.zlatarskischool.org). 
This is a very interesting school from a CLIL perspective in that it offers English-medium s... read more
Bulgaria - Vocabulary Seminar

Bulgaria - Vocabulary Seminar

The seminar tour started in The English - German School, Plovdiv, Feb 22, 2008     

Many thanks to Marianna Gencheva, senior English Expert at the Regional Inspectorate of Education in Plovdiv for her assistance in making this even happen and bringing in nearly 30 teachers to the workshop.
The topic of the workshop was 'vocabulary'.
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Bulgaria - World Sustainability Week

Bulgaria - World Sustainability Week

World Sustainable Development Week!
Zlatarski School, Sofia
19th to 23rd Oct, 2009

Many thanks to colleague Lyubov Dombeva for keeping us up to date with what has been going on in her school. In fact, the whole team of teachers involved in Zlatarski School's initiatives for this important week should be applauded.

You can rea... read more
Bulgaria Course - Putting CLIL into Practice

Bulgaria Course - Putting CLIL into Practice

The CLIL Courses – Putting Secondary CLIL into Practice (PSCIP) and Putting Primary CLIL into Practice (PPCIP) – offer a comprehensive combination of CLIL theory and practice with the aim of equipping teachers with the ideas and skills they need to help their students work through curriculum material in English, and support students when they are asked to sp... read more
Cafe CLIL

Cafe CLIL

Café CLIL - A place to come and talk about (and listen to) the issues.

The recordings you will find here are all from volunteers interested in the area of foreign language medium education.  The Café CLIL discussions began in December 2008 simply as a way of promoting sharing and discussion of the issues related to work in the a... read more
Cafe CLIL Discussion 01 - Getting started in CLIL

Cafe CLIL Discussion 01 - Getting started in CLIL

Café CLIL
Discussion_01: Getting started
Dec 19th, 2009

The recording of the discussion is available in YouTube and is the first of what we hope will be many discussions on CLIL in all its aspects.
The two colleagues who joined me for discussion are Bernd Merlock and Lauretta D'Ang... read more
Cafe CLIL Discussion 02: The ideal CLIL teacher profile

Cafe CLIL Discussion 02: The ideal CLIL teacher profile

Café CLIL
Discussion_02: The ideal CLIL teacher profile
Jan 22nd, 2009

You can listen to the entire recording of our discussion here at this YouTube link
The colleagues who joined me for discussion are Bernd Morlock, Lauretta D'Angelo and Peach Richmond.
Introductory text fro... read more
Cafe CLIL Discussion 03: CLIL TT

Cafe CLIL Discussion 03: CLIL TT

Discussion 03_Content_TT
What goes into a training course for content CLIL teachers?
27.02.09

We were joined by Peach Richmond, Lauretta D'Angelo, Lida Schoen and Egbert Weisheit.  Introductory text from colleagues new to the discussion follows here as well as a contact email.

The recording of the discussion can be found at this read more
Café CLIL Discussion 04: The CLIL Debate CLIL: Complementing or Compromising English Language Teaching?

Café CLIL Discussion 04: The CLIL Debate CLIL: Complementing or Compromising English Language Teaching?

Discussion 04: The CLIL Debate
03.04.09
CLIL: Complementing or Compromising English Language Teaching? 

You can listen to the entire recording of our discussion in this YouTube link