北京外国语大学专用英语学院学术系列讲座公告(三)

Workshops on Introducing an Intercultural Dimension into Teaching English in China

Hosted by the School of English for Specific Purposes

The purpose in these five workshops is to enable those who teach English as the four skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening to enrich their teaching methods by developing learners’ intercultural competences as well as linguistic and communicative competences. The workshop sessions will respect the four language skills as the starting point and basis, and use a combination of lecture, discussion and pair or group work. Professor Byram will start from existing teaching materials and expect participants to contribute from their experience. There are no ready-made answers to how to enrich and complement existing approaches. So the emphasis will be on participants and Professor Byram himself to produce answers together, which can be the basis for future teaching as well as being useful for the immediate materials that participants use. The workshops will take place in the lecture hall on the 4th floor in the library from March 21 to 26 except March 25 in Room 1147 in BFSU Int’l Building on West Campus.

Date March 21 March 23 March 24 March 25 March 26
Time 13:00-16:00 13:00-16:00 15:00-18:00 15:00-18:00 9:00-12:00
Venue Lecture Hall, 4th Fl., Library Lecture Hall, 4th Fl., Library Lecture Hall, 4th Fl., Library Rm 1016, Int’l Building Lecture Hall, 4th Fl., Library

 

Guest Speaker’s Bio

Guest Speaker's Bio

Michael Byram ‘read’ languages at King’s College Cambridge, earned a PhD in Danish Literature, and then taught French and German in secondary and adult education. At Durham University since 1980, now Professor Emeritus, he is also Guest Professor at the University of Luxembourg. He has trained teachers and researched linguistic minorities and foreign language education. His most recent monograph is From Foreign Language Education to Education for Intercultural Citizenship (2008). In the 2000s he was Adviser to the Language Policy Division of the Council of Europe and, with Lynne Parmenter, edited The Common European Framework of Reference. The globalisation of language education policy (2012). He is now involved in the CoE’s work on Competence for Democratic Culture. He is the editor of Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning, the second edition being produced with Adelheid Hu (2013) and currently being translated into Chinese.