Competencies for Life: Promoting Transferable Skills within Luxembourgish Secondary Education

by Anne Zimmer

This study argues that transferable skills, such as social, time-management, and personal aptitudes, which have, in the past, been neglected in secondary education, are essential to academic as well as professional success, and should therefore feature explicitly among national educational goals.
mercredi 18 juin 2014/Number of views (5607)/Comments (0)/

A study of methodologies for reading fiction in class with language learners

by Laurence Gérard

The study examines students‟ reactions to five different ways of reading fiction in the classroom. It also examines students‟ and teachers‟ opinions on reading in general, motivation and the different ways of working with fiction in the classroom.
mercredi 18 juin 2014/Number of views (5500)/Comments (0)/

Investigating Spoken Language and the Oral Interview in the Examen de Fin Secondaires

by Cheryl Molitor

This thesis will seek to investigate the nature of spoken language and its implications for teaching and testing. The bulk of the thesis will be concerned with the oral interview in the Examen de Fin d’Études Secondaires, which is the framework for testing the spoken English of A-level students in Luxembourg.

mercredi 4 juin 2014/Number of views (5991)/Comments (0)/

The Handling of Death in Teenage Fiction: A Close Analysis of Garth Nix’s "The Abhorsen Chronicles"

by Christine Hansen

The goal of this thesis is to examine teenage literature with a focus on the topic of death. As an analysis of teenage literature involves many facets, the work is divided into two main chapters.

mardi 3 juin 2014/Number of views (4477)/Comments (0)/

Pirates as Heroes: Moral Ambiguity in Teenage Fiction

by Chantal Schneider

The aim of this work is to analyse and discuss a number of children’s and young adult novels in the context of the topic of piracy and moral ambiguity.
mardi 3 juin 2014/Number of views (5665)/Comments (0)/

Finding and Defining Pertinent and Practicable Ways of Assessing Language Learners’ Productive Skills at ‘A2’ Level

by Michel Fandel

How viable marking grids can be established for the competence‐based assessment of pre‐intermediate students’ speaking and writing skills, and how they could be sensibly integrated into the Luxembourg ELT curriculum.


mardi 3 juin 2014/Number of views (5873)/Comments (0)/

Critical Tweeting in the Classroom

by Luc Huberty

The idea behind the proposed topic for a travail de candidature revolves around making productive use of modern-day informatics technology in- and outside the traditional classroom environment. As technology has become an integral part of a teenage learner’s life, often accompanying the student from the moment they wake up until the end of the day, the question arises whether and how IT could make a meaningful contribution towards allowing a learner to acquire both transversal skills...
jeudi 13 février 2014/Number of views (4993)/Comments (0)/

Pad-agogy: Working with mobile devices in a 1:1 Laptop school

by Christian Welsch

Educators across the globe are looking for ways to improve learning and teaching in the Information Age. The consensus is that it would be truly revolutionary if students were able to fall back on a device that would accompany them in their learning and if this device could be easily taken with them, so that learning could potentially take place anytime, anywhere.

jeudi 13 février 2014/Number of views (5074)/Comments (0)/

Teaching English to digital natives

by Anne Scheer

This page contains my travail de candidature (TC), completed between May 2011 and April 2012 for the Luxembourgish Ministry of Education. In the spirit of a professional community of practice it aims to share research and be useful to fellow secondary school English teachers.

jeudi 13 février 2014/Number of views (5109)/Comments (0)/