Blended Language Learning --- Tools and Concepts Applied English Linguistics Group University of Tübingen, Germany All pro...
ICEurope  Intercultural Communication in Europe  Web Collaboration & E-Learning in the Language Classroom Learning togethe...
<ul><li>What is icEurope about? </li></ul><ul><li>foreign language and intercultural learning within a  web-enhanced Engli...
Main project results <ul><li>icEurope booklet </li></ul><ul><li>booklet with activities & suggestions for teaching intercu...
Web collaboration * <ul><li>Didactic use  of web tools & WWW for joint and collaborative learning </li></ul><ul><li>Constr...
icEurope Web Collaboration <ul><li>multimedial and interactive activities that aim at  real interaction  between teenagers...
A glimpse at the icEurope Moodle Language & culture notes  (for learners) Teacher‘s notes for full unit and each activity ...
“ Language & culture notes”  linking intercultural and foreign language issues to create complex awareness and knowledge  ...
icEurope Teacher Workshops  “ Intercultural language learning:  Web collaboration in the English classroom” What are they ...
icEurope Moodle Demo & Community Areas @  www.ael-learning.uni-tuebingen.de/iceurop e   For more information, visit the pr...
<ul><li>Pedagogic Corpora for Content & Language Integrated Learning  </li></ul><ul><li>Applied English Linguistics Group ...
Corpora for Language Learning video interviews
Search Tool Modes language patterns …  topic-based words and phrases topics and ….
Integrating Exercises with Corpora ready-made learning packages communicative and exploratory tasks
Compilation Tools for Corpora Annotation of words and phrases - Collaborative annotation - Define your own categories
Project No: 504823-LLP-1-2009-1-FI-KA2-KA2M   This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This...
Project No: 504823-LLP-1-2009-1-FI-KA2-KA2M   This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This...
Project No: 504823-LLP-1-2009-1-FI-KA2-KA2M   This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This...
Screenshots from the PELLIC VLE Project No: 504823-LLP-1-2009-1-FI-KA2-KA2M   This project has been funded with support fr...
“ e-Learning for Languages” – WiMi study Have you always wanted to  blend some e-learning into your foreign language class...
Contact and further information For more information about the projects, please contact any of our team members: Prof. Dr....
Project websites Backbone @  www.ael-learning.uni-tuebingen.de/backbone   icEurope @  www.iceurope-project.eu Pellic @  ww...
These projects have been funded with support from the European Commission. This presentation reflects the views only of th...
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Overview of the ongoing LLP EU projects at the Chair of Applied English Linguistics, University of Tübingen.

The group currently coordinates the Backbone and icEurope projects and is partner in the LLP Pellic project as well as in the Comenius network Wide Minds (WiMi)

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    1. 1. Blended Language Learning --- Tools and Concepts Applied English Linguistics Group University of Tübingen, Germany All projects have been supported by the EU Lifelong Learning Programme
    2. 2. ICEurope Intercultural Communication in Europe Web Collaboration & E-Learning in the Language Classroom Learning together online to develop intercultural foreign language competence     Project No: 142672-LLP-1-2008-1-DE-COMENIUS-CMP This project has 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. Coordinated by the Applied English Linguistics Group Tübingen
    3. 3. <ul><li>What is icEurope about? </li></ul><ul><li>foreign language and intercultural learning within a web-enhanced English classroom </li></ul><ul><li>authentic online communication for developing intercultural foreign language skills </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>During the pilot course , 80 teenagers from 4 classes (from Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, and Turkey) worked together online in Moodle . </li></ul><ul><li>On the learning platform, the learners engaged in exploring and negotiating intercultural topics and contents with their international peers. </li></ul><ul><li>The focus is on their icEnglish : the lingua franca English needed to collaborate and communicate successfully in an intercultural setting. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Project results and the web collaboration method can be transferred to various educational settings and languages . </li></ul>
    4. 4. Main project results <ul><li>icEurope booklet </li></ul><ul><li>booklet with activities & suggestions for teaching intercultural foreign language skills via web collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>online resource area with sample units and additional materials </li></ul><ul><li>to be published (print and ebook) in Dec. 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>icEurope Moodle platform for web collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>public icEurope Moodle platform to run web collaboration courses </li></ul><ul><li>community and networking area & “partner search” </li></ul><ul><li>@ www.ael-learning.uni-tuebingen.de/iceurop e @ </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher workshops & training materials </li></ul><ul><li>workshops on e-learning & web collaboration method </li></ul><ul><li>hands-on practice in Moodle and with the icEurope materials </li></ul><ul><li>training materials </li></ul><ul><li>opportunities for networking and real web collaboration follow-up </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Research insights </li></ul><ul><li>research insights will become available through reports, journal articles and other publications, e.g. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>grassroots report </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>survey on current practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>theoretical-methodological report </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>pedagogic and linguistic evaluations of the icEurope pilot study </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    5. 5. Web collaboration * <ul><li>Didactic use of web tools & WWW for joint and collaborative learning </li></ul><ul><li>Constructivist approach  learning by working and solving problems or tasks together </li></ul><ul><li>Different combinations possible (e.g. hybrid learning, web-enhanced, local and international); tandem or more </li></ul>* Aka: telecollaboration, web based collaboration, online networking, online exchange
    6. 6. icEurope Web Collaboration <ul><li>multimedial and interactive activities that aim at real interaction between teenagers and teachers from different countries and different language backgrounds </li></ul><ul><li>aspects of language and culture learning are taken up to complement each other in an intercultural approach </li></ul><ul><li>learners are provided with English 'intercultural communication strategies‘ in form of 'language & culture notes ' </li></ul><ul><li>teachers are guided through the web collaboration and the particularities of online learning with the help of 'teacher's notes' </li></ul>
    7. 7. A glimpse at the icEurope Moodle Language & culture notes (for learners) Teacher‘s notes for full unit and each activity (didactic and technical tips for teachers) Problem solving and interaction in international teams Materials design using web resources
    8. 8. “ Language & culture notes” linking intercultural and foreign language issues to create complex awareness and knowledge - as foundation for language tasks and subsequent interaction in international team “ Teacher’s notes” as a step by step guide through the web collaboration activities (for larger unit and individual activities)
    9. 9. icEurope Teacher Workshops “ Intercultural language learning: Web collaboration in the English classroom” What are they about? The teacher workshops deal with creating and running intercultural web collaboration activities with the help of Moodle and other web tools .   Participants will have the opportunity to work hands-on with the icEurope Moodle sample units.      Developing intercultural communicative competence through web collaboration and other e-learning activities    How to create own activities & how to teach and support learners online    Networking and exchange of ideas & best practices   Target groups    Language teachers (secondary and tertiary education) & trainers    Teacher trainees    University students  
    10. 10. icEurope Moodle Demo & Community Areas @ www.ael-learning.uni-tuebingen.de/iceurop e For more information, visit the project website at www.iceurope-project.eu
    11. 11. <ul><li>Pedagogic Corpora for Content & Language Integrated Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Applied English Linguistics Group </li></ul><ul><li>Tübingen </li></ul>all projects have been supported by the EU Lifelong Learning Programme
    12. 12. Corpora for Language Learning video interviews
    13. 13. Search Tool Modes language patterns … topic-based words and phrases topics and ….
    14. 14. Integrating Exercises with Corpora ready-made learning packages communicative and exploratory tasks
    15. 15. Compilation Tools for Corpora Annotation of words and phrases - Collaborative annotation - Define your own categories
    16. 16. Project No: 504823-LLP-1-2009-1-FI-KA2-KA2M This project has 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.
    17. 17. Project No: 504823-LLP-1-2009-1-FI-KA2-KA2M This project has 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. English business communication skills
    18. 18. Project No: 504823-LLP-1-2009-1-FI-KA2-KA2M This project has 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.
    19. 19. Screenshots from the PELLIC VLE Project No: 504823-LLP-1-2009-1-FI-KA2-KA2M This project has 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.
    20. 20. “ e-Learning for Languages” – WiMi study Have you always wanted to blend some e-learning into your foreign language classroom but are unsure as where to start and how to go about it? What tools and possibilities exist and how to pick the right ones? <ul><ul><li>And how can e-learning help learners anyway? </li></ul></ul>The 'e-Learning for Languages' evaluation study carried out by the Applied English Linguistics group at the University of Tübingen seeks to answer these questions. We invite teachers and secondary schools to participate and try out smaller or larger Moodle-based e-learning units within their foreign language classrooms. Choose from sample units or adapt them for your needs @ www.wideminds.eu/moodle  section “ WiMi sample units ” Participation in the 'e-Learning for Languages' evaluation study is free of charge . If you are interested in participating, please contact us through the participation form : http://www.ael.uni-tuebingen.de/e-learning-for-languages-study/participation-form.html
    21. 21. Contact and further information For more information about the projects, please contact any of our team members: Prof. Dr. Kurt Kohn (department chair) [email_address] Andreas Glombitza (Pellic) [email_address] Claudia Warth (icEurope & WiMi) [email_address] Johannes Widmann (Backbone) [email_address] www.ael.uni-tuebingen.de
    22. 22. Project websites Backbone @ www.ael-learning.uni-tuebingen.de/backbone icEurope @ www.iceurope-project.eu Pellic @ www.pellic.com WiMi @ http://www.wideminds.eu
    23. 23. These projects have been funded with support from the European Commission. This presentation 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.

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