EU KA 2 Projects

ETI is a partner on two EU KA 2 (Key Activity) Multilateral Projects that promote language awareness and access to language learning resources.

The projects are led by the POOLS partnership. Since 2002 POOLS has led EU funded projects, which have developed resources in Language Teaching and Technology Enhanced Teaching.

Completed Projects

CLIL4U Project

The CLIL4 U was an EU KA2 (Key Activity) Multilateral Projects which addressed the need for tools, teaching resources and materials for the application of CLIL in the Primary Education and the Vocational sectors.

We worked on this project for 2 years, together with partners from Denmark, Spain, Italy, and Switzerland. The partners came from both Primary & Vocational backgrounds (schools), with ETI as the Quality Assurance/Teacher Training partner of the Project.

The project aimed to develop:

  • a framework for the implementation of CLIL
  • initial and in-service teacher courses on how to implement CLIL
  • CLIL and language courses for content teachers
  • certification of content teachers’ language skills (matching CEFR)
  • a collection of free, ready to use CLIL resources including ICT based materials
  • promotional materials that show the advantages of CLIL

ETI formed part of the Teacher Trainer team on the project.

Our role was to identify ways to apply communicative language teaching methods to CLIL as well as to develop improved in-service training courses on CLIL. These training courses aim to overcome some of the known barriers to successful implementation of CLIL in the Primary and Secondary sector.

In the first half of the project ETI ran an successful in-service training pilot course for Comenius (primary and secondary school) teachers in Malta.

The other partners on the CLIL 4 U Project were :

  • SDE College (Syddansk Erhvervsskole Odense-Vejle) -Denmark
  • Kroggaardskolen –Denmark
  • Spanish Confederation of Education and Training Centres (CECE) & Colegio Zola -Spain
  • Intercollege – Cyprus
  • Malta College of Arts Science and Technology (MCAST) – Malta
  • SUPSI (University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland)
  • Istituto Comprensivo Montegrappa- Italy

For more information on our Teacher Training courses please click here.

 METHODS

ETI was a partner on the Methods for teaching foreign languages – METHODS Project.

The other teams besides ETI were:

  • Mairie de Morne-à-l’Eau –Guadeloupe (France)
  • SDE College (Syddansk Erhvervsskole Odense-Vejle) –Denmark
  • Lycée Régional Gerty ARCHIMEDE – Guadeloupe (France)
  • Malta College of Arts Science and Technology(MCAST) – Malta
  • Srednja šola za gostinstvo in turizem Celje -Slovenia
  • European Forum of Vocational Education and Training (EfVET)

METHODS was a two year project which took off in October 2013 and was completed in September 2015.  METHODS is a Leonardo Da Vinci funded TOI (transfer of innovation) project, which is based on and follows up on the original BP-BLTM (Best Practice-Best Language Teaching Methods) project and the more recent Pools-M project.

This project aimed to continue the development of the 5 communicative language-teaching methods, These communicative methods deal with the application of the language taught in the classroom.

  1. Task-Based Learning
  2. PhyEmoC
  3. Simulations
  4. CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning) and
  5. e-Tandem.

For each method the project developed a set of teaching resources and courses which support teachers. To facilitate the training of less experienced teachers, the use of the methods and all resources are demonstrated using instructional video recording of exemplary lessons.

The main outputs translated, adapted and transferred during the METHODS project period were:

  • A video library with subtitled recordings of the five methods used in real classes.
  • Five manuals with all five method descriptions, instructions and ready to copy and use resources.
  • An International Work Placement Guide
  • An online portal / website featuring all materials and resources.

This project transfered the BP-BLTM and POOL-M results to France (Guadeloupe), Malta, and Slovenia by adapting and translating the guide, the methods manuals, teaching materials, and the subtitles for the project videos.

This project will transfer the BP-BLTM and POOL-M results to France (Guadeloupe), Malta, and Slovenia by adapting and translating the guide, the methods manuals, teaching materials, and the subtitles for the project videos.

METHODS  also continued to develop and promote the application of ICT methodologies in language teaching.

 

We run a number of in-service teacher training courses in Malta. These courses disseminate and exploit the results of the POOLS Projects.


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