EU Erasmus + KA 2 Projects

ETI is currently a partner on the COOL CLIL Open Online Learning  project:

http://languages.dk/#Cool

This is the third Key Action 2 Erasmus + project in which ETI has participated as an active partner.

COOL aims to develop a web3 service where teachers can paste in text, select the language of the text, add graphics and video, create or attach language exercises/assignments and then automatically create an online webpage with all words linked to free dictionaries in +100 languages. The proposed web3 resource will enhance/improve the current Clilstore tool/service (www.multidict.net)  developed in the previous TOOLS project (2012-2014). This  has been selected as “one of the European Commission’s success stories”.

The project targets two user groups:

teachers and learners representing traversal educational sectors with a main focus on teacher education (both in-service and college training). The project addresses the access to Clilstore where both teachers and students/ learners will have the option to post Clilstore units on social media (Eg twitter and Facebook) and also run Clilstore units from within Moodle platforms.

The partners on the project are

Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (ES) Lead Partner
Sabhal Mòr Ostaig (UK Scotland)
University of Ulster (UK Northern Ireland)
Kroggaardskolen (DK)
FAZ (DK)
Executive Training Institute (ETI) Malta (MT)
Liceo Scientifico Statale Elio Vittorini (IT

To keep track of any new changes and developments to CLILStore, join:

the COOL FB group on:  https://www.facebook.com/tools4clil

OR simply follow the NEWS at the bottom of the COOL website:

http://languages.dk/#Cool

 

The projects ETI is or was involved in 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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