Development and research

Development and research is the foundation of all teaching activities and skill enhancement courses provided by CIP. CIP develops teaching activities with close attention to specific situations. That is a process, which requires meticulous investigations into relevant content, needs, language proficiency etc. During the research process, CIP consults the latest knowledge within foreign language acquisition, parallel language use, language policy and language testing. Post completion, CIP’s teaching activities provide empirical data, which both serves as a means of enhancing future language teaching activities and contributes to the ongoing research within the field of parallel language use.

Development of teaching activities

CIP’s teaching activities are always tailor-made, which means that they are developed to accommodate the needs of the specific group or individual. In that way, CIP makes sure that each participant leaves the course having acquired the language skills that are most useful in relation to their work assignments.

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Research

CIP conducts research within two main areas:

Language policy, in which language is studied partly as an organisational factor, which can both affect and be the object of political decisions, and partly as a valuable asset to individuals, groups and society.

Foreign language acquisition in relation to concrete teaching and supervising tasks, such as testing, certification, learning outcome, English as a medium of instruction, Danish as a foreign language etc.

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Academic dialogue and network

CIP is an active participant and promotor of the academic dialogue, both nationally and internationally. CIP is therefore involved in a number of networks with the purpose of distributing and receiving information on the most recent research and knowledge within the field of language teaching.

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Projects and collaborations

CIP has attracted and initiated projects and activities within teaching, research and educational policy. These projects and activities have been carried out both at the university and externally in collaboration with or on behalf of other institutions. As a result, CIP’s experiences are utilised most effectively while nurturing productive relationships between the university and the community.

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