These projects have been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein." E uropean Union Projects (Languages) 2006 - 2009 ARGuing for Multilingual Motivation in Web 2.0 Autonomous language learning Tools for Online & Offline Learning Lullabies from the Cradle Don’t Give Up! Chain Stories Educomics
ARGuing for Multilingual Motivation in Web 2.0 http://www.arg-education.eu Dual Missions : To motivate secondary language learners to gain an interest and understanding in learning languages To bridge the Web 2.0 technology divide between students and their teachers
Is introducing languages within the family at a very early age. The lullabies will resonate later in life.
Lullabies from the Cradle http://www.lullabies-of-europe.org /
Produced a collection of 35 Lullabies in 7 European languages – Turkish, Czech, Danish, Greek, English, Romanian, Italian
YouTube videos been viewed 750 000 times Lullabies for sale as CDs On iTunes, Napster, Rhapsody, Amazon etc
Dan-dini dan-dini dastana Into the garden the calves did stray. Gardener quickly chase them away. They will eat the cabbages without delay, Huuu- huuu- huuu Turkish – Dandini, Dandini
Tower of Babel Requirements Motivating Adult learners to complete their language courses http://www.dontgiveup.eu Up to 50% of adult language learners can drop out of their courses Don’t Give Up! has written a book with 48 Best Practices to inspire adult language learners to complete their courses
2 years research and analysis were completed to create the Best Practices. Here are some examples:
Authentic Podcast - Making and using Podcast Audio files for
student use between lessons.
Course design - general - Basic rules for a successful
language course, teachers and schools.
Employer sponsored courses - A very important BP. The
problems with employer based courses and how to raise the
Motivating early language learning by asking 5 Romance language schools to write a Chain Story in their own language. http://www.chainstories.eu
Utilizing Intercomprehension Languages French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish Schools can make their own Chain Story using an autonomous web resource Tools available Communications, templates, dictionary, teacher and student guides, diaries Huge success with the students
To build a resource on ‘how’ to use digital comics in schools How to use digital comics in schools http :// www . educomics . org Mission