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Program

Foreign Language-Medium Studies in Tertiary Education
Opportunity for Language Attainment and Gateway to European Mobility

Seminar at Vaasa University of Applied Sciences, Wolffintie 30                                 10.9.2007 – 11.9.2007

Monday 10.9.2007

8.00 – 8.30 Registration

8.30 - 9.15 Opening Ceremonies - Assembly Hall, mezzanine (level 3)

8.30 – 8.45 Official Opening of the Seminar and the International Week
Dr. Jouko Paaso, President of Vaasa University of Applied Sciences

8.45 - 9.15 Internationalization in Today's Working Environments
Markus Jussila, Managing Director, Viexpo, Vaasa

9.15 – 9.40 Coffee, WB106

9.40 - 9.45 Welcoming Words
Timo Kankaanpää, Dean of Unit for Technology and Communication

9.45 - 12.15 Different Contexts of FL-Medium Studies

9.40 - 10.45 European Language Education Policy and the Finnish Context.
Professor (Emeritus) Sauli Takala, Jyväskylä University, Keynote speaker

10.45 – 11.00 Different Models in FL-Medium Instruction. Spectrum of Content and Language
Lotta Saarikoski, Principal Lecturer, Vaasa University of Applied Sciences
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11.00 - 11.30 Content and Language Integrated Learning in Tertiary Education
Dr. Heini-Marja Järvinen, University of Turku

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11.30 - 12.00 Content and Language Integrated Learning as a Tool Towards Plurilingualism
Dr. Antroulla Papakyriakou, Intercollege, Nicosia, Cyprus
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12.00 - 12.15 Questions and Discussion

12.15 - 13.15 Lunch, Teachers' Dining Room

13.15 - 15.15 The Benefits of FL-Medium Learning Environment, WB106

13.15 - 13.45 Language Development in FL-Medium Learning Environment
Dr. Eeva Rauto, Vaasa University of Applied Sciences
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13.45 - 14.30 Joint Research Project Between two Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences
Esko Johnson, Principal Lecturer, Central Ostrobotnia Universtiy of Applied Sciences and Eeva Rauto, Vaasa University of Applied Sciences
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14.30 - 15.00 Setting up a Co-operative Project to Collect more Research Evidence
Sauli Takala, University of Jyväskylä

15.00 - 15.15 Questions and Discussion

15.15 – 15.30 Coffee, Teachers' Dining Room

15.30 – 16.35 Sharing Experiences and Research Interests in FL-Medium Learning Environment. Two parallel sessions:

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  • 15.30 - 16.00 Rites of Passage. From Novice to Biochemist. Experiences of Integration of Language and Content. Suzy McAnsh, University of Oulu, Finland
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  • 16.00 - 16.05 Break
  • 16.05 - 16.35 English for Specific Purposes: the KTU Case. Romualda Markinkoniene, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
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19.00 - Dinner at Työväen pursiseura (local sailing club), Palosaari, Pikisaarenkatu

Schedule for bus transportation to the restaurant:

Hotel Silveria 18.30
Main Post Office (close to Astoria and Radisson SAS) 18.40
Tekla 18.50

Bus transportation for return journey to the hotels will be provided.

Tuesday 11.9.2007

8.15 - 12.00 Projects and Implementation Models, WB106

8.15 - 8.45 European Union Funding. Anna-Lena Groos, Project Coordinator, Vaasa University of Applied Sciences

8.45 - 9.45 Developing Language Education Programmes: Challenges of Integration and Alignment.
Professor Sauli Takala and Dr. Ritva Aho, Emerita Principal Lecturer, Finnish Army Academy
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9.45 - 10.00 Coffee, Teachers' Dining Room

10.00 – 12.00 Two parallel sessions:

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Goal Oriented Project Planning, Facilitator: Seija Juopperi, Project Coordinator, Vaasa University of Applied Sciences

  • What to do?
  • How to write good applications?

A hands – on workshop.

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Integrating Content and Language Teaching. Different Implementation Models.

  • 10.00 - 10.45 The Two-Course Model. Maija Rukajärvi-Saarela, Senior Lecturer, and Esko Johnson, Central Ostrobotnia University of Applied Sciences.
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  • 10.45 - 11.15 The Two-Teacher Model. Lotta Saarikoski and Eeva Rauto, Vaasa University of Applied Sciences
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  • 11.15 - 11.45 Business and Tourism - English-Medium Degree Program in Vaasa University of Applied Sciences, Elina Martin, Head of Degree Program
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  • 11.45 - 12.00 Questions and Discussion

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch, Teachers' Dining Room

13.00 – 14.30 Two parallel sessions:

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Goal Oriented Project Planning, Facilitators: Seija Juopperi and Anna-Lena Groos, Vaasa University of Sciences

  • What to do?
  • Problem analysis
  • How to Apply for EU Funding

A hands – on workshop.

Continuation to the morning session

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Panel discussion. Teacher /student representatives.

Experience from English-Medium Instruction in VAMK / Central Ostrobotnia Universities of Applied Sciences

Learner representatives:
Reetta Hietaharju and Emmanuel Antwi, Vaasa Univercity of Applied Sciences

Teacher representatives:
Seppo Mäkinen, Principal Lecturer and Helena Alamäki, Senior Lecturer, Vaasa University of Applied Sciences
Maija Rukajärvi-Saarela, Central Ostrobotnia University of Applied Sciences

Facilitator: Esko Johnson, Central Ostrobotnia University of Applied Sciences

 

14.30 – 14.45 Coffee, Teachers' Dining Room

14.45 - 16.00 Networking and Follow-up Discussions

Teachers' Dining Room
Experience of Language Acquisition in FL-Medium Degree Programs. Facilitator: Ritva Rapila
Teachers' Dining Room
Increasing the Number of English-Medium Modules: A New Role for ESP-Teachers? Facilitator: Sanna-Liisa Koski
Teachers' Dining Room
Content-Based Language Teaching. Facilitator: Marianne Waltermann
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Setting up a Co-Operative Project to Collect More Evidence? Facilitators: Sauli Takala and Eeva Rauto

16.00 - 16.15 Closing of the seminar, WB106