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Name Little, David George
Main Department C.L.C.S.
College Title Fellow Emeritus
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Founder member and chairman of Institiúid Teangeolaíochta Éireann's Modern Languages Project 1978–83
Chairman of Royal Irish Academy’s National Commission for the Teaching of Modern Continental Languages 1981–83
Trinity College representative on Department of Education’s Syllabus Committee for Leaving Certificate German 1983–85
Director, Integrate Ireland Language and Training (successor to the Refugee Language Support Unit), a not-for-profit campus company of Trinity College 2001–Present
Member of interim Board of Language Studies of the Curriculum and Examinations Board 1985–86
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Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies
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President of CERCLES 1995 2000
EUROCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning) 1993 Present
Founder member of CERCLES (European Confederation of Language Centres in Institutions of Higher Education) 1991 Present
European Second Language Association 1990 Present
Founder member of DULC (Directors [now Association] of University Language Centres in Great Britain and Ireland) 1982 Present
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Awards and Honours
Award Date
Fellow of Trinity College Dublin 1995
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
French Fluent Medium Medium
German Fluent Fluent Fluent
Publications and Other Research Outputs
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Knowledge about language and learner autonomy, Jasone Cenoz and Nancy H. Hornberger, Encyclopedia of Language and Education, Volume 6: Knowledge about Language, New York, Springer, 2007, pp247 - 260, [David Little]
David Little, The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: content, purpose, origin, reception and impact, Language Teaching, 39, (3), 2006, p167 - 190
Notional-functional syllabuses in the context of Irish second-level education: a project in curriculum development and some definitional problems in, editor(s)T. J. M. van Els and L. K. Engels , Notional-Functional Syllabuses in Language Learning (Toegepaste Taalwetenschap in Artikelen, special 1), Amsterdam, VU Boekhandel/Uitgeverij, 1983, pp65 - 85, [D. G. Little]
S. M. Devitt, , Learning Irish with Anois is Arís, CLCS Occasional Paper No.6, 1983, p128
Notes: [Republished in the U.S.A. after independent peer review as ERIC microfiche ED 232 437. ]
D. G. Little, D. M. Singleton, W. M. F. Silvius, Learning Irish: experience and aspirations, Teagasc na Gaeilge, 1983, p35 - 65
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