The expert meeting in November 2017 was a very good opportunity for ARC team members Angela Gallagher-Brett, Christine Lechner, Tita Mihaiu and Brynhildur Ragnarsdóttir and associate members Marianne Jacquin, Melanie Steiner and Renata Zanin to discuss further project steps and to plan the network meeting set for 3rd – 4th of May, 2018. Jim Murphy joined the meeting via Skype and David Newby supported us in a consulting role. During the meeting we also had the opportunity to visit the Austrian Languages Competence Centre (ÖSZ), where we were hosted by the Centre’s head Gunther Abuja.
The agenda for the May network meeting has been set and participants invited. Over the months leading up to the meeting participants will continue to work on action research projects to be presented at the meeting. At the meeting the project tools will be presented, trialled and completed.
The ARC team is also planning an ARC Workshop to be held in Iceland in June 2018. As in Hermannstadt/Sibiu (Romania), the focus will also be on how to lead teachers to action research and the topic theme will also be around the broad topic of intercultural learning in the language classroom.