Computer assisted language learning in context

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Manuals and demonstration videos

"Computer assisted language learning in context i.e. Electronically supported task based teaching" is being worked on by the Danish pools-m team.

A new version of the pools-m coursebook for Computer Assisted Language Learning Can be downloaded in

Watch a video showing the method in a real class with subtitles in

Materials used during courses

Do It Yourself Videos for production of online materials

Videos demonstrating what the TextBlender can do for you (temptation), how to make webpages available on the Internet, how to use the TextBlender, some case stories with the TextBlender, and how to work with Hot Potatoes from installation to ready to use exercises.

 

Original versions from 2004

Click here to read the English manual for Method A. (1.7Mb file in .pdf format - Adobe Acrobat). Classroom materials for using the method are ready in the materials area: http://www.languages.dk/methods/materials.html  
Click here to read the Spanish manual for Method A. (1.5Mb file in .pdf format - Adobe Acrobat). Classroom materials for using the method are ready in the materials area: http://www.languages.dk/methods/materials.html  
Click here to read the Romanian manual for Method A. (1.5Mb file in .pdf format - Adobe Acrobat). Classroom materials for using the method are ready in the materials area: http://www.languages.dk/methods/materials.html  
Click here to read the German manual for Method A. (1.9Mb file in .pdf format - Adobe Acrobat). Classroom materials for using the method are ready in the materials area: http://www.languages.dk/methods/materials.html  

The first classroom material is a web based multimedia program with a video on how to wire an electric plug followed by exercises like vocabulary training etc. The text and video sound is in Basque, Danish, Dutch, English, Gaelic, German, Romanian and Spanish meaning that the program can be used for teaching all the languages in the partnership!

Watch video with a class learning Danish through Computer Assisted Language Learning with subtitles in English, German, Italian, Lithuanian, Romanian, Spanish, and Turkish

Sample materials

N.B. the list of activities below has been expanded with many ready to use online units. Please click on "Learning units" in the main menu to access these.

The ECS Health and Safety Assessment - General Health and Safety
Selections of questions used for assessment. The text has an audio track and is followed by 14 multiple choice questions to test the understanding of the content.

The ECS Health and Safety Assessment - General Health and Safety.
Original Text: http://www.sjib.org.uk/ecs-questions.htm Used with permission from www.select.org.uk Tel: 0131 445 5577 Fax: 0131 445 5548 The Walled Garden, Bush Estate, Midlothian EH26 0SB

The FAQ ECS Health and Safety Assessment http://www.languages.dk/online/electrician/ECS-FAQ/index.HTM

 

Two sample ECS test

Selection of 40 and 43 questions used for assessment. The tests are based on an original text from SJIB with the quiz made with the "Hot Potatoes" software. The tests do not resemble the ECS tests; the percentage given is not a true percentage and the number of questions in test B is 43 (the real ECS test has 40 questions).

Sample ECS test A

Sample ECS test B

Original Text: http://www.sjib.org.uk/ecs-questions.htm Used with permission from www.select.org.uk Tel: 0131 445 5577 Fax: 0131 445 5548 The Walled Garden, Bush Estate, Midlothian EH26 0SB
The project teams have prepared a number of WebQuests for teaching the project languages please try some of these:
The German team has prepared a WebQuest by for teaching technical English/transport, the quest is in .htm format. Try it out
The same Webquest prepared for teaching German with links to German sites. Try it out
The Dutch team has prepared a WebQuest which can be used in most European languages, the actual WebQuest is in Dutch and English with introduction for the teacher. The aim of the WebQuest is to prepare students for a visit in another country. Try it out 
The Spanish team has developed a WebQuest where students create a brochure about the museums of Valladolid (Spain, the WebQuest can easily be ported to other languages and areas. The WebQuest is in English and Spanish. Try it out
The Romanian team has made a WebQuest for speaking Romanian in Transylvania - a daring quest. Try it out and meet Dracula ..
The Danish team has made a WebQuest where the first version is for teaching English. It's called the Fuel Cell and deals with alternative energy. Try it out
Another WebQuest made by the Danish team is for learning Danish (but with instructions in English). The students have the tasks to gather information about the traditional energy supply and about renewable energy in Denmark in general. Try it out.
The Basque team has made a webquest where the students prepare a three days trip for tourists to the Basque country. Try it out
   

To experience the computer assisted material visit www.languages.dk/methods/call or click on the screen below:

The exercises above can be supported by texts in the languages below:

The "Wire a plug" Intermediate Basque

The "Wire a plug" Elementary Basque

The "Wire a plug" Intermediate Danish

The "Wire a plug" Elementary Danish

The "Wire a plug" Intermediate Dutch

The "Wire a plug" Elementary Dutch

The "Wire a plug" Intermediate English

The "Wire a plug" Elementary English

The "Wire a plug" Intermediate Gaelic

The "Wire a plug" Elementary Gaelic 

The "Wire a plug" Intermediate German

The "Wire a plug" Elementary German

The "Wire a plug" Intermediate Romanian

The "Wire a plug" Elementary Romanian

The "Wire a plug" Intermediate Spanish

The "Wire a plug" Elementary Spanish

The final part of the student's work above is practical use of the learned language, i.e. the student will instruct another student to wire a real plug and afterwards change roles.

During Eurocall 2009 Dr Caoimhín Ó Dónaill gave an inspiring presentation titled "Integrating computer assisted task-based learning into the language curriculum". Caoimhín has allowed pools to share his presentation with our users. Click here to download his PowerPoint presentation:-)

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Last edit: 21-12-2010

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.

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