An introduction to teaching mediation

Presenters: Tim Goodier

What is mediation in the CEFR? 

This session will introduce the broadened concept of mediation illustrated in the CEFR Companion Volume, and the insights it can provide for language learning and teaching. We will look at how the new descriptors for mediation expand and clarify this concept and its relevance to the needs of 21st century language learners. 

We will then consider how mediation is already an integral part of the communicative classroom, and how a conscious focus on mediation can enhance the personalisation of learning in an 'action-oriented approach'. This will be illustrated with some examples of relevant tasks and strategies. 

Tim Goodier

What is mediation in the CEFR? 

This session will introduce the broadened concept of mediation illustrated in the CEFR Companion Volume, and the insights it can provide for language learning and teaching. We will look at how the new descriptors for mediation expand and clarify this concept and its relevance to the needs of 21st century language learners. 

We will then consider how mediation is already an integral part of the communicative classroom, and how a conscious focus on mediation can enhance the personalisation of learning in an 'action-oriented approach'. This will be illustrated with some examples of relevant tasks and strategies. 

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