Projekta Numurs (PROJECT NO. 2017-1-LV01-KA204-035430)
ATRAKTĪVĀKAS SVEŠVALODU APGUVES METODES DARBA UN PATVĒRUMA MEKLĒTAJIEM, IZSLĒDZOT ANGĻU VALODU KĀ STARPNIEKVALODU
(METHODS OF MORE ATTRACTIVE FOREIGN LANGUAGE EDUCATION, EXCLUDING ENGLISH AS A MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION FOR APPLICIANTS FOR JOB AND ASYLUM)
Project participants are 6 countries: Austria, Estonia, Croatia, Finland, Spain and Latvia as a coordinator.
The project’s intention was related to 2 important things:
lifelong learning for teachers and experience exchange about teaching materials and problems in teaching L2 for applicants for job and asylum in the target countries;
- output in form of student book-dictionary for A1(beginners) level with similar visuals and units, to facilitate the target language acquisition in all 6 countries.
Currently we have finalised the first stage. Our teachers had had two training sessions – one in Rijeka, Croatia and one in Linz, Austria where we studied, discussed and created materials for e-learning. Apart from knew knowledge, we gained a lot of experience in psychological barrier management skills related to
*different environment and cultures;
*changing roles from teachers to students;
* trying to fit in with the multicultural team where one’s ambitions are less important than a friendly and positive atmosphere, that is crucial by training.
In Rijeka we were hosted by adult education institution “Dante”. In great atmosphere from 23rd-25th July by up to the 30C heat outside, twenty teachers from 8 countries listened, participated and discussed about innovative methods in language learning. In-between we managed to find time for sightseeing, museums and a swim in the Adriatic Sea.
In Linz, training was organised by our partners IiB (Institut fuer Interdisziplinaere Bildung). It is private institution which offers a wide range of trainings and projects in different areas: languages, IT, economic and social sciences. The training took place from 25th-27th October in Linz SolarCity, which is one of two EU-funded projects to facilitate use of natural resources and create nature- friendly urban environment.
There were 11 teachers in Linz because e-learning is more successful in smaller teams with an individual approach. Our Austrian colleagues introduced platforms learning.Apps.org and quizlet. We also created individual teaching materials with learning.Apps.org and quizlet. Participants did a lot of scenic learning and discussed about advantages and disadvantages of various vocabulary learning-teaching techniques.
An intensive work has recently started on the creation of intellectual material. The piloting of the material will take place in April, when the projet partners are hosted by Spanish colleagues in Valencia. The multiplier event is foreseen on the 29th August 2019 in Valmiera
Learning materials can be found in MAFLE homepage http://www.mafle.eu/
CHIC Project number 2018-1-HR01-KA204-047462
The project “Culture and Heritage in Communication – Using Cultural Heritage in Development of Communicative Competence and Interculturality in Foreign Language Learning” (CHIC- In Action!) focuses on foreign language teaching in adult education and aims to define how cultural heritage of the participating countries can be used as a language teaching tool.
First meeting of the project took place in Athens, Greece on November 29 and 30, 2018, hosted by ERFC. Next transnational meeting will take place in May 2019 in Rome, Italy.
Partners involved in this project are Ustanova za obrazovanje odraslih Dante (Croatia),International Language School- ILS (Italy), European Regional Framework for Co-Operation- ERFC (Greece), Escola Profissional de Salvaterra de Magos (Portugal) and Escuela Oficial de Idiomas Rio Vero (Spain).