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Turkish Flexi-Packs

  1. 1. Centre for Excellence Languages of the Wider World Learning Technologies, Innovation and World Languages Turkish Flexi-Packs at SOAS-UCL CETL Languages of the Wider World http://www.lww-cetl.ac.uk/part_3/part_3_flexipack.htm n. ticheler @ soas .ac. uk Nathalie TICHELER PGCE MA MRES MCIL FHEA
  2. 2. What are the Flexi-Packs? <ul><li>Specially-tailored materials and a blended learning approach </li></ul><ul><li>PDFs, audio files and video clips to download from Virtual Learning Environments </li></ul><ul><li>Cover a wide variety of language skills </li></ul><ul><li>Contain reference sections key vocabulary grammar points learning tips links to web sites references to other materials </li></ul><ul><li>Supplementary tasks to hand in to the tutor (such as a letter or a dialogue) </li></ul><ul><li>Built-in self-assessment and transcripts </li></ul>CETL Languages of the Wider World Languages of the Wider World
  3. 3. Why launch the Flexi-Pack project? <ul><li>Flexi-Packs facilitate access to self-study Students can work from any computer connected to the internet or download materials and learn on the go (mobile learning). </li></ul><ul><li>Flexi-Packs maximise the use of university facilities Students can go to computer rooms or self-access language centres to use facilities and published materials. Flexi-Packs make recommendations for use. </li></ul><ul><li>Flexi-Packs promote autonomy and learner empowerment Flexi-Packs give students the choice of when, where and how to study. </li></ul><ul><li>Flexi-Packs provide opportunities for collaborative learning , by making use of built-in communication tools available in VLEs. </li></ul><ul><li>Flexi-Packs are user-friendly and easy to update . </li></ul>CETL Languages of the Wider World Languages of the Wider World
  4. 4. <ul><li>Give staff and students a say in the presentation and contents of the Flexi-Packs. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that syllabi and Flexi-Packs match up. </li></ul><ul><li>Do follow-up activities in class. </li></ul><ul><li>Update materials regularly and add new features. </li></ul><ul><li>Train staff and students in the use of Virtual Learning Environments. </li></ul><ul><li>Train staff and students in the use of Flexi-Packs. ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS ARE MOTIVATED USERS </li></ul>CETL Languages of the Wider World Languages of the Wider World How to maximise students’ experience of Flexi-Packs
  5. 5. <ul><li>Identified weakness in listening and speaking skills from A1 to C2 levels </li></ul><ul><li>Pronunciation practice for students in their own time and at their own pace </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity for students to catch up and reinforce their learning </li></ul><ul><li>Snapshots of real-life Turkey, including body language </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities to listen to a variety of voices in context </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities to sample authentic language spoken by local people in “real situations”. </li></ul>CETL Languages of the Wider World Languages of the Wider World Turkish Flexi-Packs
  6. 7. CETL Languages of the Wider World Languages of the Wider World What do students think? It really is what I was looking for. It is great to use on the go. Video clips are great! With Flexi-Packs, it is easier to progress. Fun to use!