The sixth FOCI event was held at Özyeğin University in Istanbul on 13th & 14th December, 2012 . Many thanks to all those who organised it and to all the participants for what was yet another very fruitful and interesting event.
THEME FOR FOCI-VI: There are different reasons why some students are unable to meet the expectations of the program. Sometimes it may be due to a lack of effort but sometimes even students who tried their best cannot succeed. Following suggestions from the last FOCI event, the theme of FOCI-VI will therefore be “Flexibility within Limitations” and the forum will aim to explore the issues about what we can or would like to try to do for the students in the latter group. Do we really consider the fact that everybody learns a language at a different pace while designing our mainstream and repeat programs? Is it possible to provide sufficient flexibility within the limitations of our programs to ensure maximal success?
FOCUS-GROUP TASKS: You can find the powerpoints and the outcomes of the event below:
|Please design a program to ensure maximal success for learners in mainstream courses.||Please design a program to ensure maximal success for learners in a repeat course.|
– slow learners
– special learning needs
– previous learning experiences (language, world issues etc.)