Improve the foreign language learning and intercultural
competences of adults through e-learning
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A series of twelve videos targeted at educators which will show you good practices working in adult education language learning environments. The topics dealt with go from Planning for Life Skills, Building Literacy with Adult Emergent Readers, Growing Vocabulary with Beginning Learners to Working with a Multi-level Class.
Alfabetos is a laboratory for teaching languages through art. From the museum's collection, and with an intercultural approach, proposals for learning other languages are offered. In-person student exchange and distance collaboration are promoted. Through the project, resources and methodologies are designed with the intention of providing tools for language teachers and establishing links between educational institutions and the museum. The possibility is offered to foreign students to participate in a real area of direct communication and in an environment of great cultural wealth. It is also addressed to students who have a difficult face-to-face visit to the institution and, through the TAC (Learning and Knowledge Technologies), their own experience with art is facilitated. The collection becomes a common tool and link for the development of intercultural competence where to reflect on art, language and culture.
This podcast tells us about why motivation is a key factor for learning at any age and situation, although reasons may be very different. Adults learn voluntarily, but they have different motivations: learning because they like it, or learning to improve in their work/find a better job; it depends on the type of course they want to do. As adults, learners can think more about what happened to fail and why they cannot understand what is going on during the course. Adult learning has its own condition, processes and results, and motivation is a transversal factor in all of them. It is very important that educators help their students find out their inner motivation and promote reflection about their own learning process.
The project is coordinated by CVO EduKempen (Belgium). The partnership also includes DomSpain Consulting (Spain), The Central Library of Võru County (Estonia), Les Apprimeurs (France), Istituto dei Sordi di Torino (Italy), Slovenian Third Age University (Slovenia), MyArtist (Greece).