Caramilla survey and academic English clinic

We would like to learn about the needs of academics who use English as a second (or third, fourth..) language – just like most of the people at eNTERFACE!

We have put an informal survey on

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R8NN7SQ

and invite everyone to participate.

The survey uses checklist items from the Common European Framework of Reference for Language Learning, Teaching, and Assessment (CEFRL), and related academic English language portfolios produced by CERCLES, the European Confederation of Language Centres in Higher Education.

NOTE: These checklists were originally meant to be used in the first language of the language learner, but they are not produced in all of the languages present here at eNTERFACE, so we are using the English versions. If you need clarification on any of the statements, drop over to our table, or email gilmareATtcd.ie

If you are interested in assessing your English using your own language, you can get the assessment grid in 40 languages from http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/linguistic/Source/List_Cadre_traduc.pdf

You can access CERCLES portfolios in several languages at http://www.cercles.org/en/

ACADEMIC ENGLISH CLINIC
We’ll be running the first session on Friday 22 at 3.30pm in the CONNECT room. The sessions are for people at any level who would like to work on their English language skills. The content of the sessions will be decided by the participants, but it’s likely we will discuss resources, common errors, and practise presentation and writing skills.

If you’re interested, feel free to bring examples of your own writing you’d like to work on.
Please bookmark the links below which we will use during the session.

http://www.phrasebank.manchester.ac.uk/
http://www.uefap.com/index.htm
http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/writing-purpose/writing-purpose
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/

Day 3 (July 20th)

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Listening to a presentation about Ravenclaw by Maria Ines Torres Baranano (Universidad del Pais Vasco)

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A presentation about Ravenclaw by Maria Ines Torres Baranano (Universidad del Pais Vasco)

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Errata information brochure

Errata in the info brochure that you received:

1. p. 6: Starbucks is in building no. 11, not building no. 17.
2. p. 6: Starbucks is open from July 18th – July 29th until 14:00, not 18:00.
3. p. 6: Starbucks is closed from July 29th – August 22.