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1 BILC Conference, San Antonio, May ‘MOBILE’ TESTERS AND TEACHER TRAINERS - A NEW CHALLENGE ‘MOBILE’ TESTERS AND TEACHER TRAINERS - A NEW CHALLENGE Melita Djurić School of Foreign Languages Slovenia

2 2 BILC Conference, San Antonio, May 2007 Purpose Enhanced cooperation between countries  dilemmas to resolve  dilemmas to resolve An organizer and a ‘mobile’ tester

3 3 BILC Conference, San Antonio, May 2007 Content Content Invitations - unplanned activities – challenges! Teacher training course in Sweden; Testing STANAG 6001 in Montenegro; Lessons learned – suggestions

4 4 BILC Conference, San Antonio, May 2007 Organization of two events Organization of two events Dates? How many testers and teacher trainers available / needed? Are they flexible and indepedent enough? Workload planned/extra? Course director & Testing cooordinator in charge Responsibility for communication and realization

5 5 BILC Conference, San Antonio, May 2007 Preparation TESTING in Podgorica,February 07: Administration details; Administration details; 2 big rooms, cassette players?, electric stove, 2 big rooms, cassette players?, electric stove, no photocopy machine, no computer no photocopy machine, no computer TEACHER TRAINING in Stockholm,March 07: basic aim/needs, shortening from 2 wks to 1 wk; basic aim/needs, shortening from 2 wks to 1 wk; teachers’ background and experiences, teachers’ background and experiences, a typical Swedish teacher of English?; course content a typical Swedish teacher of English?; course content

6 6 BILC Conference, San Antonio, May 2007 Added value SLOVENIA Work in a new environment with new people under different conditions Professional and personal growth Mutual trust MONTENEGRO, SWEDEN Introducing testing standards and practices Tailoring/adapting an existing course to customers’ needs customers’ needs

7 7 BILC Conference, San Antonio, May 2007 After … Certificates (Podgorica and Stockholm) Analysis and written reports Evaluation and suggestions Work-wise: System-wise:  Experience: changes needed!

8 8 BILC Conference, San Antonio, May 2007 Dilemmas in the system Are ‘mobile’ testers and teacher trainers motivated enough for similar experiences? Are ‘mobile’ testers and teacher trainers motivated enough for similar experiences?YES/NO? Teacher trainers - 3 different statuses within a course (PEP, international network, SLO) SLO: hrs to compensate/a day off due to weekend travel; travel; poor opportunities for reward or bonus; poor opportunities for reward or bonus; “investment in building renovation”; “investment in building renovation”; PfP LTC offers international courses for free. PfP LTC offers international courses for free.

9 9 BILC Conference, San Antonio, May 2007 Next Steps Marketing international courses: concrete actions on introducing fees, charges for administration and accommodation Promoting mobile teams’ contribution at national level (MoD, SAF) Rewards/bonuses Restore and keep motivation

10 10 BILC Conference, San Antonio, May 2007 THANK YOU Q and A


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