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Professor David Little

Fellow Emeritus (C.L.C.S.)

 


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Founder member and chairman of Institiúid Teangeolaíochta Éireann's Modern Languages Project 1978-83
Consultant and contributor to various aspects of the Council of Europe's Modern Languages Projects 1985-Present
Member of the Council of Europe's network of European Language Portfolio pilot projects 1998-2000
Consultant to the Council of Europe's European Language Portfolio Validation Committee (in this capacity I have written a series of discussion papers and short studies) 2000-Present
Coordinator of the Council of Europe's international seminars on the European Language Portfolio 2001-Present
Member of the Council of Europe's European Language Portfolio Validation Committee 2005-Present
Member of the editorial board of ReCALL, journal of EUROCALL (the European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning) 1994-Present
Member of the editorial board of System, an international journal of educational technology and applied linguistics 1996-Present
Review editor of System 1996-2000
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
Report to the Refugee Agency and the Department of Education and science: Meeting the Language Needs of Refugees 1996
Responsible for developing support materials and delivering in-service training for teachers of English as a second language to newcomer pupils in primary and post-primary schools (under the aegis first of the Refugee Language Support Unit, then of Integrate Ireland Language and Training) 2000-Present
Director of Integrate Ireland Language and Training, which replaced the Refugee Language Support Unit 2001-Present
Convenor and chair, National European Language Portfolio Committee 2001-Present
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
French Fluent Medium Medium
German Fluent Fluent Fluent
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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
Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée 1980 Present
Irish Association for Applied Linguistics 1980 Present
Conference of University Teachers of German in Great Britain and Ireland 1967 1979
David Little & Déirdre Kirwan, Language and Languages in the Primary School: Some guidelines for teachers, Dublin, Post-primary Languages Ireland, 2021, 47 pp, Book, PUBLISHED
A plurilingual approach to language education at primary level: An example from Ireland in, editor(s)U. Lanvers, A. S. Thompson & M. East , Language Learning in Anglophone Countries: Challenges, Practices, Ways Forward, Cham, Switzerland, Palgrave Macmillan/Springer, 2021, pp405 - 423, [David Little & Déirdre Kirwan], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
David Little and Déirdre Kirwan, Learning as participation: Responding to the challenge of the new Primary Language Curriculum, Learn. The Journal of the Irish Learning Support Association , 42, 2021, p7 - 21, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
David Little and Déirdre Kirwan, Learning as participation: Responding to the challenge of the new Primary Language Curriculum, Learn. The Journal of the Irish Learning Support Association , 42, 2021, p7 - 21, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Quality Language Education in a Multilingual World: A Human Rights Perspective on Theory and Practice in, editor(s)Juan de Dios Martínez Agudo , Quality in TESOL and Teacher Education: From a Results Culture to a Quality Culture, New York & Abingdon, Routledge, 2020, pp17 - 25, [David Little], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Introduction in, editor(s)Christian Ludwig, Maria Giovanna Tassinari and Jo Mynard , Navigating Foreign Language Learner Autonomy, Hong Kong, Candlin & Mynard Publishing, 2020, pp8 - 17, [David Little], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
David Little & Déirdre Kirwan, Engaging with Linguistic Diversity: A Study of Educational Inclusion in an Irish Primary School, London & New York, Bloomsbury Academic, 2019, xxiv + 190pp, Book, PUBLISHED
Proficiency guidelines and frameworks in, editor(s)John W. Schwieter & Alessandro Benati , The Cambridge Handbook of Language Learning, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2019, pp550 - 574, [David Little], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
The Council of Europe and language education - seventy years, three defining principles and nine milestones in, editor(s)D. Newby, F. Heyworth & M. Cavalli , Changing Contexts, Evolving Competences: 25 years of inspiring innovation in language education, Strasbourg, Council of Europe, 2019, pp19 - 26, [David Little], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
The European Language Portfolio: Past Success, Present Reality, Future Prospect in, editor(s)S. Ballweg & B. Kühn , Portfolioarbeit im Kontext von Sprachenunterricht, Göttingen, Universitätsverlag Göttingen, 2019, pp17 - 35, [David Little], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
  

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J.-C. Beacco, H.-J. Krumm & D. Little, The linguistic integration of adult migrants: lessons from research/L'intégration linguistique des migrants adultes : les enseignements de la recherche, Berlin, de Gruyter Mouton, 2017, 431pp, Book, PUBLISHED
David Little, The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Purpose, ethos and implications, ESL Practitioner (Journal of the English Teaching Centre Malaysia), 2014, (2), 2014, p8 - 17, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
David Little, The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Purpose, ethos and implications, ESL Practitioner (Journal of the English Teaching Centre Malaysia), 2014, (2), 2014, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
David Little, The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Purpose, ethos and implications, ESL Practitioner (Journal of the English Teaching Centre Malaysia), 2014, (2), 2014, p8 - 17, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
David Little, Language learner autonomy: what, why and how?, Empowering Teachers and Learners, Oman: Sultan Qaboos University, 20-21 April 2011, edited by N. McBeath , 2011, pp187 - 205, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
David Little, Language learner autonomy: what, why and how?, Empowering Teachers and Learners, Oman: Sultan Qaboos University, 20-21 April 2011, edited by N. McBeath , 2011, pp187 - 205, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
David Little, Language learner autonomy: what, why and how?, Empowering Teachers and Learners, Oman: Sultan Qaboos University, 20-21 April 2011, edited by N. McBeath , Sultan Qaboos University, Oman, 2011, pp187 - 205, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
David Little, The European Language Portfolio: a guide to the planning, implementation and evaluation of whole-school projects , Strasbourg, Council of Europe, 2011, 48 pp., Report, PUBLISHED
David Little, The Linguistic and Educational Integration of Children and Adolescents from Migrant Backgrounds, Strasbourg, Council of Europe, 2010, 33 pp., Report, PUBLISHED
Learner autonomy and the language of reflection: the importance of inner speech in, Investigating and Facilitating Language Learning. Papers in honour of Lienhard Legenhausen, Trier, Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 2006, pp255 - 263, [David Little], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED

  

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Award Date
Fellow of Trinity College Dublin 1995