Self-study Tasks for Mixed CEF-levels

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Thursday 11 May

TRACK 2:
PEDAGOGICAL INNOVATIONS

P R E S E N T A T I O N
Self-study Tasks for Mixed CEF-levels,
Mr. Hubertus Weyer, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Place: Room D407
Time: 10.30 – 11.15
Description: In my lessons of Technical or Business English I regularly encounter groups of mixed abilities, ranging from B1 to C1, and one of the challenges is: how to even this out? This is where the necessity of self-study tasks comes in. Since BA programmes of all faculties include a certain number of contact lessons as well as self-study time at a ratio of 2:1 or even 2:3, the question arises: What do students actually do “at home” – in terms of self-study for their English lessons? Is it good old-fashioned homework, revising and practicing lesson contents? Do I ask them to prepare material to facilitate the upcoming session? Which methods do I employ? Which didactic aims do I follow? How do I account for the range of CEF-levels in the self-study time? I would like to share with you some experience in setting self-study tasks for my students.