In the framework of his invited 3-week visit to various Universities in Taiwan, the ENRICH Project Coordinator, Prof. Nicos Sifakis, presented ENRICH to a wide audience, including University professors, teacher educators, and undergraduate and postgraduate students. As Prof. Wenli Tsou has suggested, the ENRICH CPD Course can act, in the near future, as a model for the development and implementation of relevant programmes in Taiwan, under the auspices of the Taiwanese Ministry of Education. The ENRICH Project Consortium would like to thank Prof. Wenli Tsou and all of the Taiwanese colleagues for the warm welcome that our project has received in Taiwan and we look forward to our future collaborations!
The presentations by Prof. Sifakis in a nutshell:
- Presentation at the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Tainan, Taiwan, following an invitation by Professor Wenli Tsou (20 November 2019). The presentation was done at the request of the professors and other lecturers at the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature of the NCKU. It focused on presenting the rationale of the whole ENRICH Project, placing emphasis on the relevance of ENRICH across the Teacher Education continuum in Taiwan.
- Presentation at the National Kaohsiung Normal University (NKNU) in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, following an invitation by Asst. Professor Yu-Ting (Tracy) Kao (4 December 2019). The presentation focused on providing a rationale for the theory of ELF awareness and supported that with reference to examples taken from the section of the CPD Course entitled "ELF-aware teaching".
- Plenary presentation at the International Conference on Pedagogies for Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) co-organised by the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU, Taiwan) and Chulalongkorn University Language Institute (CULI, Thailand) in Tainan, Taiwan (7 December 2019). The presentation was part of the plenary titled "English-medium instruction for the 21st century: meeting the needs and demands of the new global citizen" and aimed at describing the ENRICH Project, the CPD Course and its e-learning environment.
See below a video that Prof. Nicos Sifakis has been asked to share with Professors and teacher educators of the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Tainan, Taiwan.