About the project
Technology is changing the way our society works. It offers us new opportunities and gives us access to sources we could have never imagined before. Unfortunately, our education system is not flexible enough to apply all these free opportunities. In most of the cases it is very hard for trainers to adapt their teaching plans to their learners’ needs. Many trainers find they do not have the necessary skills or time to adapt material to different methods of learning.
This project aims to solve these problems by creating a reference guide for language trainers that will help them to acquire or improve their ICT skills. The guidebook will show language trainers in a simple and understandable way how to effectively apply modern technology in their training thus providing a more diverse range of learning options.
As a result of the project, trainers will acquire new skills for creating more flexible training strategies based on the usage of digital learning tools. This will be a valuable addition to their skill set and enhance options for career development.
Project's products will consist of:
- An online Catalogue compiling the most relevant digital learning tools in partners’ countries
- A didactical and a technical report of the tools in the online catalogue
- 5 examples on how to effectively use the tools for language training
- First stage of the testing
- Based on the results of the first testing partners will transfer/develop 5 new tools for language teaching
- Second stage of the testing
- An online guidebook made up of all aforementioned results and a new section for links with interesting practical information for trainers.
Project Coordinator - Germany
Iberika has ten experienced multilingual full-time staff who works alongside thirty to fifty highly qualified language trainers. Iberika was established with an intercultural focus on the languages and cultures of the Iberian peninsula (Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Basque and Galician) before expanding to English, French, Dutch and German.
Iberika offers intensive language courses based on the European reference framework for languages that take place in small groups. The courses are tutored exclusively by native speakers, who are able to communicate engagingly about their culture of origin. Its language courses are therefore never simply theoretical, but on the contrary varied and lively learner experiences. Students often play games, listen to music and even taste typical regional specialties during sessions. Iberika is regularly updating and improving its curricula in line with new trends such as online systems, blended learning solutions and courses based on social media tools.
Project Partner - Polland
Danmar Computers is the developer and provider of AdminProject (adminproject.eu), the on-line system for management of European projects. All activities of the company are based on wide and well-established cooperation network, both on national and international levels. The national networks include training and counselling institutions, universities, schools, non-governmental organisations as well as private sector companies. International network include partners of various profiles coming from every European Union’s country. Danmar Computer’s mission is the promotion of life-long education and assurance of equal access to education for everyone with the use of modern technology.
Project Partner - Bulgaria
Partner - Greece
- Studies and research in the field of non-formal education and training
- Development and implementation of technology enhanced training
- Greek language program for refugees and immigrants
- Entrepreneurship counseling and mentoring with special focus on unemployed and women.
Active Citizens Partnership has offices in Athens and in Sapes at the region of East Macedonia and Thrace and implements programs throughout Greece.
Project partner - UK
- Support community groups to develop their expertise and knowledge through a range of practical services – training, payroll service, printing, minibus hire, governance and fundraising advice
- Adult Learning provision – deliver a range of work and leisure related courses, including English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Language Interpreter training, Confidence building for Employment, Exercise classes, Arts and Crafts courses
- Mobility Services – hire of scooters for individuals with mobility difficulties to access the town centre, shopping trips and day outings for older people, social car scheme
- Corporate Social Responsibility project – to link businesses into the community where they are located
- Interpreting and Translation Service – to enable members of the public overcome language barriers to access public services
- Radio Dacorum – internet community radio station
The activities at a local level provide the base of expertise to engage in a range of European trans-national projects. In recent years we have engaged in projects funded through Erasmus+, Europe for Citizens, European Social Fund, Lifelong Learning Programme and Youth in Action. We are accredited for EVS as a host and send organisation, have been active in the field of senior volunteering, led on large scale projects around language interpreting and migration, as well as being a partner in projects supporting youth, adults and people with disabilities into employment and the innovative use of technology to support language learning.
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