SpeakApps è arrivato in Italia!

Il progetto SpeakApps ha raggiunto anche le coste del sud d’Italia attraverso un workshop tenutosi il 22 ottobre nel “Liceo Linguistico Europeo” di Bitonto, un paese in provincia di Bari. I partecipanti, di tutte le età, includevano insegnanti di scuole elementari, medie e superiori, in prevalenza professori di spagnolo e inglese, ma non sono mancati insegnanti di sostegno per ragazzi disabili. Il workshop è stato sin dall’inizio molto interattivo. È iniziato con una sessione di brainstorming in cui si è riflettuto sull’insegnamento delle abilità orali nelle scuole e nelle università italiane partendo dall’esperienza degli stessi insegnanti coinvolti. … Continue Reading

Teacher Training Workshop in Cyprus

As part of the dissemination programme of the SpeakApps project, Jackie Robbins visited the University of Cyprus Language Centre this week to give two workshops to the enthusiastic foreign language teaching team there. In addition to teachers of English, teachers of Greek, Turkish, French, Italian, Spanish and Russian also attended. The participants took part in activities using the SpeakApps tools Langblog and Tandem, spent time considering task design for oral production and oral interaction tasks in these tools and how to incorporate them into their own teaching context. They also created tasks of their own in the … Continue Reading

Tandem in an English-Spanish MOOC

tandem MooCThe SpeakApps Tandem and Videochat tools are being used to facilitate spoken interaction in a Tandem MOOC offered to English-speaking students of Spanish and Spanish-speaking students of English. The MOOC is being made available to students seeking to improve their speaking fluency doing tandem tasks with native speakers of their target language.

The free course will provide lessons on communication strategies. It will also advise students on how they can make the most of their tandem practice. Feedback will also be provided by tutors to those students who participate most in … Continue Reading

Enjoy the European Day of Languages

edl-flag The SpeakApps Team hopes that all of its community makes the most of the European Day of Languages. The Day recognises the 6,000+ languages spoken around the world. The Council of Europe support the initiative and have interesting resources available to all those who want to engage with the multilingual world that we live in, resources are available here

Formation SpeakApps pour professeurs de français

French Training GroupDans la foulée de la formation SpeakApps en espagnol pour professeurs qui a eu lieu au cours du deuxième semestre 2014, SpeakApps a offert une séance de formation présentielle à un groupe de professeurs de français à Barcelone. Après s’être formés aux nouveautés des outils, les participants ont partagé leurs expériences comme utilisateurs de ces mêmes outils dans leur enseignement; finalement, ils ont réfléchi et discuté sur les bonnes pratiques pour la conception de tâches Langblog, ainsi que pour les tâches Tandem dans l’OER.

Si vous souhaitez que … Continue Reading

SpeakApps at EuroCall

The SpeakApps team have returned to work after a very productive visit to Groningen, the Netherlands, where we attended and participated in the Eurocall 2014 conference. The theme of Eurocall 2014 was “CALL Design: Principles and Practice”. The SpeakApps partners delivered a workshop to a large number of Eurocall participants who hailed from a wide variety of linguistic backgrounds. During the workshop participants had the opportunity to work with the SpeakApps tools, platform and open educational resource. The workshop explored how the SpeakApps tools can be used to enhance opportunities for oral production and interaction. If you would like … Continue Reading

Warsztaty „INNOWACYJNOŚĆ W DYDAKTYCE JĘZYKÓW OBCYCH”

Centrum Języka i Kultury Polskiej w Świecie Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego zaprasza do udziału w dwudniowej konferencji INNOWACYJNOŚĆ W DYDAKTYCE JĘZYKÓW OBCYCH organizowanych w Krakowie w dniach 19-20 września 2014 roku

Warsztaty, organizowane przez trzy jednostki Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego: Centrum Języka i Kultury Polskiej w Świecie, Jagiellońskie Centrum Językowe oraz Centrum Zdalnego Nauczania, będą poświęcone innowacyjności w zakresie metodyki nauczania oraz nowym rozwiązaniom technologicznym znajdującym zastosowanie w dydaktyce języków obcych. Celem spotkania jest skupienie się na praktyce nauczania, prezentacja nowych narzędzi i aplikacji dydaktycznych oraz projektów realizowanych obecnie w dziedzinie glottodydaktyki. Udział w spotkaniu jest szansą … Continue Reading

Come and see us at Eurocall 2014!

All of the SpeakApps partners will attend the forthcoming EuroCALL 2014 conference, an important annual event that gathers researchers, practitioners and experts of Computer Assisted LanguageLearning (CALL) from all over Europe.

Eurocall 2014

Eurocall 2014

This year, the event will be held 20-23 August at the University of Groningen (RUG), which is also a SpeakApps project partner together with The Open University of Catalonia (UOC), Dublin City University (DCU) and Jagiellonian University (JU). The theme of Eurocall 2014 is CALL Design: Principles and Practice, and the SpeakApps team is … Continue Reading

Mobile Versions of the SpeakApps Tools

We are pleased to announce the beginning of the pilot phase of mobile-compatible versions of the Langblog and Tandem tools. Our Moodle platform has also been upgraded to a version which is designed to work on mobile devices. At the moment, this means that Langblog, Tandem and our Moodle classrooms should work inside browsers on mobile devices. Browser-independent apps for different mobile devices are also in development and should be available in the near future.

Please note that these mobile versions are in the pilot phase and are in constant development. We welcome your collaboration in this effort and invite comments … Continue Reading

SpeakApps & ICICTE 2014

ICTE

ICTE

Chuir DCU páipéar de chuid SpeakApps i láthair ag comhdháil bhliantúil den ICICTE (International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education). Dhírigh an chomhdháil ar na próisis, teicnicí agus uirlisí a úsáidtear le timpeallachtaí foghlama oiriúnacha agus nuálacha a chur ar fáil d’fhoghlaimeoirí. Sa pháipéar SpeakApps pléadh fráma teoiriciúil SpeakApps agus tugadh léargas ar na torthaí a tháinig ó shuirbhéanna agus ó thaighde an tionscadail go dtí seo chomh maith. Cuireadh OER SpeakApps (Open Educational Resource) i láthair fosta. D’fhreastail rannpháirtithe ó gach cúinne den domhan … Continue Reading