Conference "Innovative Methods for Teaching Languages"

The conference  'Innovative Methods for Teaching Languages' was  organized by the Language Centre of the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences and took  place at the Main campus of the Academy on 15 March 2012 in Tallinn, Estonia, 61 Kase Street.

The working language of the conference was English and it was hosted in the framework of events denoting the 20th anniversary of Estonian Academy of Security Sciences.

The objective of the conference was to update and inform attendees of the latest new ideas and innovative concepts in the area of language learning as applied to security involving Border Guard, Rescue, Police and other specialists providing Internal Security for the EU.

This conference  provided an opportunity to make new contacts and discuss the latest trends and best practices with colleagues working across the borders of the EU in the language learning profession focusing on Security Sciences.


Timetable of the conference

09.30 – 10.00

Gathering, coffee

10.00 - 10.15

Lauri Tabur, Rector of the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences - Opening remarks, welcome to the Academy

10.15 – 10.45

Madalina Neata (Romanian Border Police) "Teaching English for Specific Purposes. English Basic Training Tool for Border Guard Working at Airports"

10.45 - 11.15

Külli Saluste and Epp Leibur (Estonian Academy of Security Sciences) "Police-Rescue Learner's Dictionary"

11.15 – 11.30

Coffee break, book sale by Allecto

11.30 - 12.30

Judit Borszeki " Using multimedia in teaching Technical English at the Hungarian Police College – a practice oriented approach“

12.30 - 13.00

Reet Soosaar (Pärnu College of the University of Tartu) "Developing content–specific competences through integrated language learning“

13.00 - 14.00



14.00 - 15.00

Kai Veispak-Rawlings and Marek Link (Estonian Academy of Security Sciences) "Language Robot. Learning to learn and teach languages in electronic environment"

15.00 - 15.15

Coffee, tea, and division into workshops

15.15 – 16.00


Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL): why and how
Making most of students’ feedback to facilitate CLIL: why and how

16.00 - 17.00

Feedback and summaries of workshop discussions