Tel Aviv University, the largest university in Israel, is a major center of teaching and research comprising nine faculties, 106 departments, and 90 research institutes. The Division of Foreign Languages at Tel Aviv University teaches foreign languages as an academic tool for study, research and professional communication. It maintains close cultural ties with several foreign embassies in Israel as well as with many foreign universities and cultural institutions, and strives to promote cultural and educational exchange between countries and various affiliations. The Division offers courses in pre-basic, basic, intermediate and advanced levels. With regard to English programs, courses are geared toward improving English proficiency to enable students to successfully complete university language requirements and function competently in the academic and professional world.
(The role of the organisation in the project. )
TAU will lead WP1: research on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages and its implementation in tertiary settings in Europe; adapt the framework to Israeli needs for the development, instruction and evaluation of English courses; situation analyses including perceived, present, potential and unrecognized learner needs; develop a framework for the development of English courses at the three main proficiency levels corresponding to the CEFR; disseminate the framework to stakeholders. TAU will also lead the development and running of teacher-training workshops. TAU will be a partner in: developing, teaching and assessing courses according to the new framework; developing interactive online materials and activities; developing, training and teaching an interdisciplinary English medium content course; developing and operating language support services; consortium meetings; seminars; publications; dissemination of the project, exploitation and sustainability.