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LESLLA 2012 Symposium

2012 LESLLA Symposium

University of Jyväskylä
Jyväskylä, Finland

August 30 - September 1,2012

The eighth annual LESLLA Symposium was held in Jyväskylä, Finland from 29 August to 1 September 2012. Participants enjoyed three days of speakers and presentations from Europe, US and Canada focusing on these topics.

  1. Learner placement and progression assessment:
    • The need for levels below the A1 Common European Framework;
    • A focus on the whole learner in terms of their potential rate of learning, their full background (using activity theory or guidance counseling);
  2. Instructional methods and techniques:
    • increasing use of a range of socially-situated, authentic, extra-classroom activities;
    • using simple, computer-based techniques to increase speed of reading words;
  3. Teacher professionalization:
    • the percentage of low and hourly-paid teachers and unpaid teachers (volunteers) is increasing in some
    • efforts to improve teacher effectiveness through development of teacher competencies

The proceedings of the conference can be downloaded from the Jyväskylä University Digital Archive JYX at http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-951-39-5310-2

To order a print copy of these proceedings, please contact Jyväskylä University Library Publishing Unit at myynti@jyu.fi. In your message, please include your name, name of the publication (Low-Educated Second Language and Literacy Acquisition. Proceedings of the 8th Symposium), the number of the copies you want to order, Invoicing address (NB: if you are the payer, please use your home address; if the payer is an affiliation, e.g. university or other institution, please use the exact invoicing address) and your e-mail address.

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