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European Union Education Projects

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. ARGuing for Multilingual Motivation in Web 2.0 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
  3. 3. <ul><li>Over 400 students and teachers from 17 countries played the Tower of Babel Alternate Reality Game </li></ul><ul><li>A re-usable multilingual, interactive platform (Moodle) </li></ul><ul><li>A complete methodology </li></ul><ul><li>Case studies and use case scenarios </li></ul><ul><li>Online teacher training course </li></ul><ul><li>Detailed papers on all aspects of the project </li></ul>Achievements and resources
  4. 4. Mission To build 4 and 5, A2 CEFR, LWULT language courses on a state-of-the-art blended learning platform Turkish Dutch Bulgarian Estonian Lithuanian Slovenian Romanian Maltese Hungarian
  5. 5. Blended Learning Platform <ul><li>Created by Centro Navarro de Autoaprendizaje de Idiomas, Pamplona, Spain </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-paradigm marking systems </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-language </li></ul>2 Projects with 3 overlapping partners <ul><li>Autonomous language learning / </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Turkish, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Romanian </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tools for Online & Offline Learning / </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maltese, Slovenian, Hungarian, Estonian, Dutch </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Is introducing languages within the family at a very early age. The lullabies will resonate later in life. </li></ul>Lullabies from the Cradle / <ul><li>Produced a collection of 35 Lullabies in 7 European languages – Turkish, Czech, Danish, Greek, English, Romanian, Italian </li></ul>YouTube videos been viewed 750 000 times Lullabies for sale as CDs On iTunes, Napster, Rhapsody, Amazon etc
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. Tower of Babel Requirements Motivating Adult learners to complete their language courses 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
  9. 9. Best Practices <ul><li>2 years research and analysis were completed to create the Best Practices. Here are some examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic Podcast - Making and using Podcast Audio files for </li></ul><ul><li>student use between lessons. </li></ul><ul><li>Course design - general - Basic rules for a successful </li></ul><ul><li>language course, teachers and schools. </li></ul><ul><li>Employer sponsored courses - A very important BP. The </li></ul><ul><li>problems with employer based courses and how to raise the </li></ul><ul><li>results. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Motivating early language learning by asking 5 Romance language schools to write a Chain Story in their own language.
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. To build a resource on ‘how’ to use digital comics in schools How to use digital comics in schools http :// www . educomics . org Mission
  13. 13. <ul><li>Educomics will produce: </li></ul><ul><li>Case studies of piloting </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher guides </li></ul><ul><li>Student guides </li></ul><ul><li>Samples of work </li></ul>
  14. 14. Contact for more: Joel Josephson (Dissemination expert) [email_address]