ELAPSE aims to develop primary and secondary language teachers’ awareness of CLIL and soft CLIL methodology. Practical resources and a good practice guide will be developed transnationally in French, German, Spanish, and English. The focus is on the transition between Primary and Secondary phases.
Mission statement: to educate professional and successful English language teachers based on our expertise as researchers and practitioners
With around 3500 active students, the Department of English and American Studies of Vienna University is one of the largest in Europe.
The department prides itself on its strong research and teaching traditions, which span all the major areas of enquiry into the world language, its history, literature and structure. Those traditions are paired with an awareness of the new, rapid changes affecting English and its attendant scholarship, whether in advanced linguistics, cultural studies or multimedia. The English Department’s research and teaching amalgamate to provide the highest possible standards of teacher training, combining decades of didactic experience with the latest research in pedagogy. Its own knowledge is augmented by distinguished anglophone guest professors from all over the globe.
The University College of Teacher Education Vienna prides on successful cooperation and well-developed networks with all types of schools within the education region.
Considering that Teaching and Learning are fundamentally based on research, practice, personality-oriented professional development and sustained internationalization, current theories in education are being revisited in the light of diversity-focused development of potentials.
The outcomes reveal a dynamic relationship among Teaching, Research and Development in that they respond to the current demands and thereby directly shape the study program. The main goal in this process is to maximize the implementation potential of the outcomes in the field of educational practice. Occupation-related research focuses on increasing the quality of educational processes and their optimization for the benefit of schools.
For over 50 years, the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language, (IATEFL) has been linking, developing and supporting English language teaching professionals worldwide. From our humble origins in 1967 as a forum for English language teachers and other professionals to make contact with one another and share ideas, we are now one of the largest and most internationally representative teaching associations in the world.