English For All in Academia, to Foster Education, ..
English For All in Academia, to Foster Education, Research and Innovation
Start date: Oct 15, 2010,
The EFA wider objectives: Increase Equal Opportunity and reducing the disparity in English proficiency; Increase opportunities for study and teach abroad through improved English language skills; Increase in institutional and national prestige; Increase institutional standardization and internationalization - supporting students and lecturers towards the use of academic literature and teaching materials in English; Improvement of the knowledge triangle - education-innovation-research through increased accessibility to international knowledgeEFA specific objectives: Master plan to enhance English knowledge in Israel HEI, and develop a work programme to enhance English knowledge in HE at a national level;Teaching in English of 4 courses of in each HEI; English language course for students; Multidisciplinary pilot e-course (Systematic Inventive Thinking) for undergraduate students, to be taught in English in both Israeli and EU HEI; Teachers Training course to support transfer of courses into English; Establish and maintain a website and portal.The project's outputs: A master plan and a work programme to enhance English knowledge in HE at a national level +reports(WP1); 2 national workshops - teaching in English (WP1);Curricula translations to English +teaching materials (WP2); An English language course for Students+ teaching materials (WP3); An SIT e-course (WP4); A lecturers supporting course and workshops +teaching materials (WP6); A project website and learning portal (WP5); An international meeting and internal seminars(WP7); EFA brochures and other publications(WP7); EFA architecture documentation (WP8); Consortium meetings (WP8); Inter-tempus coaching (WP9).The project's outcomes: Enhanced English skills in Israel; Bridging the gap between Jewish and Arab students; Greater graduates' mobility; Enhanced competitive edge of graduates; Enhanced Israeli and EU academic worlds' cooperation; and a network between participating HEI students in Israel and the EU
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