Representatives from Partner institutions visited European partners in October/November to finalise the first phase of the project and initiate the second phase. The results of the needs analysis and information-gathering about current practices in language teacher education showed a gap in three main areas:
As a result of this input and of the discussions that took place at Aston, Caen and Freiburg, the following list of modules will be developed:
Module writing teams will be formed with a module leader from one of the partner institutions and at least one team member from each partner country, together with a member from an EU institution. The next steps in actually designing and writing the modules will be the focus of a 2-week mobility to Freiburg in January 2015.
Sue Garton visited Tyumen State University from 9th-14th December. TSU is the Coordinating university for the partner countries and the purpose of Sue’s visit was threefold: to meet the full TEMPUS project team at TSU; to undertake some teacher training in new language teaching methodologies as part of the project and to take part in a conference of graduate employability with 100 delegates from all over Russia.