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Winners: European Award for Innovation and Creativity in Lifelong Learning 2009

Let the pools website serve as a portal to your results. From the website you also have access to Copyleft symbol copyleft language teaching materials and methods manuals that you may include in your own projects.

The pools partnership recommends you to become a member of / join:

You may now become a member of the POOLS team; like all materials in the POOLS website the membership is free. Enrol as a POOLS member e-mail ka@sde.dk

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TOOLS has developed a free online service / tool, which enables language teachers from LdV, Erasmus, and Grundtvig sectors to create multimedia webpages for language learning with all words automatically linked to online dictionaries in +100 languages.

The advantage of a fully online tool is that it works from all existing and future operating systems it also enables creation of language learning multimedia webpages from and to mobile devices like tablets (e.g. iPads).

The resulting webpages support all characters (UTF8) so it can be usefor languages like Lithuanian and Arabic.

The project teams have demonstrated the system strengths and made exemplary language learning materials for Arabic, Danish, Gaelic (Irish), Gaelic (Scottish), Lithuanian, Portuguese, and Spanish

Go to the TOOLS main page

TOOLS is a social media friendly project, you are warmly invited to make suggestions and give feedback: Facebook , Linkedin , Twitter , and our Blog

Students: Find language videos at your level on various topics, with transcripts where every word is linked to a choice of online dictionaries in your own language

Teachers: Create, store and organise multimedia wordlinked learning units for use by students

Link (mostly) any webpage automatically word-by-word to online dictionaries in a choice of languages

Find and switch easily between online dictionaries in many languages


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The Clil4U project will assist implementation of CLIL in primary schools and in vocational colleges through:
- 6 promotional videos showing CLIL used in classes
- 48 ready to use CLIL scenarios complete with instructions and materials
- Online collection of materials and commented links to resources
- Advisory materials to be used for including parents of primary school children in the CLIL process.

To prepare content and language teachers for implementation of CLIL the project will:
- Develop a teacher course on application of CLIL
- Develop online language courses for content teachers (to ensure the needed language level)
- Offer the content teachers a placement test and certification of language level according to CEF.

Go to the Clil4U website

Clil4U is a social media friendly project, you are warmly invited to make suggestions and give feedback:
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Methods is a TOI (transfer of innovation) project based on the original BP-BLTM and later the Pools-m projects, which selected five communicative language teaching methods suitable for VET teachers and their students, especially those preparing for or in the midst of work placement in other countries. For each method the project developed sets of materials and instructions for exemplary lessons.

To help the training of the less experienced teachers the use of the methods and materials are demonstrated through instructional video recordings of exemplary lessons.

The main outputs to be translated, adapted and transferred during the Methods project period are:
-A video library with subtitled commented recordings of the five methods used in real classes.
-A manual with five method descriptions, instructions and ready to copy and use materials
-An International Work Placement Guide
-This website.

The project will transfer the BP-BLTM and pools-m results toFrance (Guadeloupe), Malta, and Slovenia by adapting and translating the guide, the methods manuals, the ready to use in classes materials, and the subtitles for the project videos. Back to Top

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Pools-3 (Producing Open Online Learning Systems -3) has been approved for an EU grant in the period 2013-2015. POOLS-3 is coordinated by Sabhal Mòr Ostaig (SMO), the teams come from Belgium, Catalunya, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Éire, and Scotland. EfVET has been chosen as dissemination partner with access to thousands of vocational colleges across Europe.

Pools-3 is a Transfer of Innovation (TOI) project which will exploit the results from the "original" pools project and pools-2, which developed materials for language teaching and learning as well as teacher training courses.

Pools-3 will transfer the core outputs of pools and pools-2 to three new languages: Catalan, Czech, and Irish

The Pools-3 project target group is teachers of the LWUTL (Less Widely Used and Taught Languages) in technical colleges. Due to the limited range of ICT materials for these languages the teachers often have to develop materials themselves if they want to exploit the many advantages of eLearning.

The final products are:

1. Pools of online Copyleft symbol copyleft materials to be used during in-service teacher training courses and in teaching.
2. Flexible competence based language teacher course modules on ICT methodologies and development of ICT based teaching resources.
3. A DVD with step by step instructions and examples on how to create multimedia online material.
4. A course book (downloadable .pdf file) with description of language teaching eLearning materials and methodologies

Go to the Pools-3 website

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Pools-t (Producing Open Online Learning System - Tools) was approved for an EU grant in the period 2008-2010. POOLS-T was coordinated by "Syddansk Erhvervsskole Odense-Vejle", the development teams came from Denmark, Greece, the Netherlands,  Scotland, and Switzerland.

The project developed tools for the CLIL methodology (Content and Language Integrated Learning) as well as a guide on how to apply the tools in a CLIL context.

The tools convert texts and web pages to html pages where all words are hyperlinked to free online dictionaries covering many combinations of European languages. The application has support for audio, video and graphics to enrich / support the text content.

Two teachers working with materials development

Target groups: The project results and outputs are used by individual language learners, subject teachers using CLIL, and language teachers preparing online teaching materials.

Go to the pools-t main results and outcones

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Go to the pools-2 core outcomes



Pools-2 (Producing Open Online Learning Systems - 2) was approved for an EU grant in the period 2009-2011. POOLS-2 was coordinated by Confederación Española de Centros de Enseñanza (CECE), the teams came from Cyprus, Denmark, Malta, Portugal, Scotland, and Spain. EfVET was a dissemination partner with access to thousands of vocational colleges across Europe.

Pools-2 was a Transfer of Innovation (TOI) project which exploited the results from the "original" pools project, which developed materials for language teaching and learning as well as teacher training courses. Pools-2 transferred the core outputs of pools to three new languages: Greek, Maltese, and Portuguese

The POOLS-2 project target group is teachers of the LWUTL (Less Widely Used and Taught Languages) in technical colleges. Due to the limited range of ICT materials for these languages the teachers often have to develop materials themselves if they want to exploit the many advantages of eLearning.

The final products are:

1. Pools of online Copyleft symbol copyleft materials to be used during in-service teacher training courses and in teaching.
2. Flexible competence based language teacher course modules on ICT methodologies and development of ICT based teaching resources.
3. A DVD with step by step instructions and examples on how to create multimedia online material.
4. A course book (downloadable .pdf file) with description of language teaching eLearning materials and methodologies

Read more about the original pools project - aims, objectives, and results

The project brochure is available in English, Greek, Danish, Portuguese, Maltese, French, and Spanish

Join the pools-2 facebook group

Pools-2 has a dedicated webpage with the core outcomes of the project. Visit the page here: http://www.languages.dk/pools-2/

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Pools-m (Pools of language teaching methods) was an EU supported two years project, which started on December 1st 2009. The project transferred the result of a previous project BP-BLTM which portrayed five communicative language teaching methods in manuals and with instruction videos, for each method there are ready to use materials in Basque, Danish, Dutch, English, German, Romania, and Spanish.

Pools-m translated and adapted the existing materials into Italian, Lithuanian, and Portuguese as well as prepare new materials for the methods

The pools-m home page is http://www.languages.dk/methods or you can just click on "Teaching Methods" from the main navigation panel to the right.

Visit the pools-m blog
and Join the pools-m facebook group

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October 2016

Clil4U is still making an impact, the project was mentioned by Jane Delaney (British Council) during her first talk in this academic year:

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September 2016

The SDE-Team has been invited to present the Clil4U results and run a course on CLIL at Aalborg Handelsskole as part of a conference for commercial colleges across Denmark. The workshop will take place on November 1st 2016.

Safety4El: Different regulations for electricians’ safety training/tests present barriers to mobility, the Safety4El (Improved Safety for Electricians) project will seek to remove such barriers by developing eLearning materials (versions for online and face to face courses) to support the teaching of safety in relation to working with live electrical installations, repairs etc.
The course modules will be prepared so they may be used as part of CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning), the CLIL scaffolding will mainly be based on online units with all words linked to dictionaries in 118 languages, this will help prepare craftsmen and apprentices for mobility.

The project started its EC co-funded period on September 1st, but a prototype of the OER (Open Educational Resource) has already been placed online: http://www.safety4el.net/moodle/ The OER is free to use and it is suitable for language teaching as well as for teaching about safety.

Clil4U: The number of downloads of the CLIL Guidebook is increasing. This month we can also see the Greek version being downloaded an average of 56 timer per day (we can only see the top 30 downloads). Since Frebruary 2015 the total registered download of the CLIL Guide has passed 250,000. Download the CLIL Guidebook

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August 2016

The Clil4U teams have prepared the public part of the Final Report, which summarises the project period and outcomes. Download it from here

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July 2016

The Clil4U project's EC co-funded period has finished. The last days of the project were used for checking links in the many scenarios. If you in future find some links missing then please mail ka@sde.dk with information on where the problem is, we continue the work in an informal group of "grassroot" teachers.

The project newsletter issue 50 July to September can be downloaded here.

A new project aiming at improving safety for electricians titled "Safety4El" has been approved. The project is scheduled to start in September 2016 and run for 36 months. The project, which is not as such a language project, will exploit features from the TOOLS and Clil4U projects, so whenever possible the outputs will be suitable for CLIL

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June 2016

The CLIL Guidebook was updated in June 2016 in all the language versions and in both formats. Please mail ka@sde.dk if you find links that do not work or have edit suggestions. Go to the Guidebook.

The Clil4U teams have worked through all the CLIL scenarios and most of them have been updated with new and working links. The CLIL Guidebook has also been updated so all links are valid and it now contains links to the six videos demonstrating use of the scenarios in primary schools and vocational colleges. The English and Italian versions are now ready for download (the others will be ready by end of June): http://www.languages.dk/clil4u/index.html#Guidebook

We have got word that work is sheduled on 25 June, i.e. a week on Saturday, to replace a microwave dish transmitting the SMO Internet connection. Sometime between 09:00 and 20:00 UK time, our connection will go down for five hours or less.

Just passing on word in case anyone is planning a weekend workshop relying on Clilstore (http://multidict.net/clilstore/)

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May 2016

It is a pleasure to read the pools project statistics:

  • Clil4U: The project outcomes are being downloaded in number beyond our expectations, e.g. the total number of downloads of the CLIL Guidebooks (in Danish, English, Italian, Maltese, and Spanish) was at the end of April 205,558. The number of lookups in the resource bank was 55276
  • TOOLS: There are now more than 2309 ready to use units in Clilstore plus 1271 units under construction. 483 new units were created in April

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April 2016

Clil4U: We have received the final QM report from the external evaluators, we find it a pleasant read. Download the report here.

Download the POOLS newsletter issue 49 from here.

Meet POOLS members at Eurocall 2016 in Limassol, Cyprus in August. The POOLS proposal entitled “Enhanced TOOLS for CLIL and Clil4U” has been assessed by the Programme Committee and has been accepted for inclusion in the EUROCALL2016 programme as a 30-minute Reflective Practice paper.

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March 2016

EUROCALL is pleased to offer a full scholarship to a EUROCALL member for the online MA in Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) offered by the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) Language Centre, for the academic year 2016-2017. For further information please download the document here.

The CLIL Guidebook has been downloaded 159,853 times (79,493 times in Italian, 54,214 times in English, 26,146 times in Spanish, the downloads per month for the Danish, Greek, and Maltese versions are not included as only downloads above 2,000 are registered in the website files). Go to the CLIL Guidebooks.

A kindred project (VOCAL-Medical project (Vocationally Oriented Culture and Language – Medical) is presenting its activities, read more here

One of the POOLS friends Tadha Vanita has prepared a sequence of Hot Potatoes exercises. Try them here

The ELT Council in Malta has approved the Clil4U course offered by ETI-Malta as valid CPD which can count towards CPD required for the renewal of EFL warrants. EFL teachers need at least 32 hours of CPD every 4 years. Download the course description.

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February 2016

TOOLS has been selected as one of the European Commission’s success stories!

Clilstore users, please note that on Saturday 20 February, SMO and Clilstore will be cut off from the Internet , potentially from 9am to 5pm UTC

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January 2016

Participate in the January 20th Clil4U and TOOLS webinar, which is part of TESOL's Electronic Village Online (EVO)2016: http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/3457442-20th-jan-webinar-with-kent-andersen

Slides used during the webinar as part of TESOL's Electronic Village Online (EVO)2016:

Call for Participation in TESOL's Electronic Village Online (EVO)2016:

For five weeks in January and February, TESOL experts and participants from around the world engage in collaborative online discussions or hands-on virtual workshops of professional and scholarly benefit. These sessions bring together participants for a longer period of time than is permitted by land-based professional development conventions and allow a fuller development of ideas than is otherwise possible.

Sessions are free and open to anyone around the globe. It is not necessary to be a TESOL member or attend the TESOL Convention in order to participate. All you need is access to the Internet. Choose a session from this year's offerings, listed below. And please inform your colleagues about this unparalleled professional development opportunity! The EVO Coordination Team. More information: http://evosessions.pbworks.com/w/page/10708567/FrontPage

On January 20th at 14.30 CET Kent Andersen will present Clil4U and TOOLS during an EVO webinar: More information: http://evosessions.pbworks.com/w/page/103563959/2016_Techno-CLIL_for_EVO2016

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December 2015

Clil4U: We can again offer a free long distance course on CLIL. The course will start on January 4th. Estimated effort: One week. Learn more and register from http://www.languages.dk/clil4u/index.html#MOOC


Do not miss the exciting opportunity to present a paper, a symposium, an EU-funded project, a workshop, or a poster
at the EuroCALL 2016 (http://eurocall2016.org/). The 23rd EUROCALL Conference will be held at the Cyprus University of Cyprus in Lemesos (Limassol) Cyprus from 24th to 27th August 2016.

EUROCALL conferences are hosted under the auspices of the EUROCALL Association. They bring together educators, researchers,
PhD students, administrators, designers of software and language learning systems, policy makers and other professionals involved in Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) around the globe.

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December 2015

The pools newsletter issue 48 is now being mailed to registered users. Download the newsletter here

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November 2015

Kindred Projects: The Babelium project is reaching the end og the EC co-funded period. Read their latest newsletter or download a description of the results.

Clil4U: The CLIL promotional and demonstration videos are now online with subtitles in Danish, English, Greek, Italian, Maltese, and Spanish. Go to the videos

Methods: Download the final external evaluation

Clil4U: The teams are busy running courses across Europe and a long distance course is offered starting January:
Estimated effort: One week, Start of course: January 4th 2016, Course duration: Six weeks

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October 2015

You can now download Newsletter issue 47 Oct-Dec 2015

From one of our kindred projects we have received information about the Erasmus+ Project (HELP) read a document with a brief introduction and the flyer of the project. Also you can find information on the website of the project: http://help-theproject.eu/

Clil4U: The teams met in Madrid to work through the deliveries and ensure quality control. Read the agenda here: AgendaMadrid2015v3 and the Minutes here

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September 2015

Pools-3: Read the minutes from the final workshop

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August 2015

Clil4U: The database with CLIL materials now has more than 1.100 entries. Visit the database: http://languages.dk/databank/materialslist.php

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July 2015

Clil4U: We are now offering a free long distance learning course for both content and language teachers starting September 1st. Learn more about the course and register from: http://www.languages.dk/clil4u/index.html#MOOC

We are pleased to present to you the full conference programme for EUROCALL 2015 including a Clil4U presentation: Go to the programme.

Pools-3: The partners have uploaded a massive number of online units in Catalan, Czech, and Irish. Go to the overview: http://languages.dk/pools-3/index.html#Languageteachingmaterials

Methods: The teams are in Guadeloupe for the final workshop and conference. Read the agenda.

POOLS: Newsletter issue 46 (July-September) can now be downloaded here.

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June 2015

Clil4U: Read about the free project courses on page 9 in the EfVET Newsletter.

Meet members from Clil4U and the other Pools teams during the EfVET 2015 conference:


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May 2015

Kindred projects: One of the project friends, Babelium has delivered impressive results:

  • After many months of video production, almost 400 videos in English, French, German, and Spanish have been created by the Babelium team. All of the video exercises have been created under a Creative Commons licence so that they are freely available for use by anyone and can be adapted by teachers if necessary to meet the learning requirements of their students.
  • The project is currently finishing its piloting phase in which any potential issues are being identified via user feedback and implemented in the platform.
  • During this piloting phase which is taking place in France, Latvia and Spain, all of the videos will be available at http:// llp.babeliumproject.com. Once the piloting has concluded, the required changes and improvements will be implemented and the final platform will be made available at www.babeliumproject.com
  • Last week we had the fourth partners meeting in Galway and we reviewed and discussed the feedbacks obtained during the piloting phase.
  • Download the latest newsletter
  • More information and news about Babelium can be found on the project website, www.babelium-project.eu.

Clil4U: The project will be showcased during the Eurocall 2015 conference (http://www.eurocall2015.it/) as a 45-minute Reflective practice paper titled "CALL meets CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning)" and at the EfVET 2015 conference (http://efvet-conference.eu/index_photo.html) with roundtable presentations.

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April 2015

Methods: The project teams are meeting in Malta in May. Read the agenda

Pools-3: The teams had a productive meeting and workshop in Barcelona: Download the 4th workshop minutes

Clil4U: The Progress Report has been graded an overall 9 (10 is max). Read the EACEA feedback to the report

Pools-3: The project teams will meet in Barcelona for the 4th project workshop. Download the agenda.

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March 2015

Clil4U: The project has developed a CLIL course for content and language teachers. The course has three parts: A pre-course with a combination of language teaching and CLIL content, a CLIL course based on blended learning starting with a face to face course and followed by online assignments, and a post course, which deals with language certification according to the CEF.

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February 2015

Pools-3: Pools-3 teacher training courses are now accredited by Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport in the Czech Republic. Download the document

Kindred projects: Lingu@network is a new project to involve users in Lingu@netWorldwide
Lingu@net is a website to promote language learning, a multilingual virtual resource centre developed over more than 10 years by language, information and technical experts worldwide. It offers 5,000 online resources in 100s of languages and is searchable in over 30 languages. Download brochure

Methods: The project has finalised the last manual titled the "Student Work Placement Guide". Download the English version of the manual.

Clil4U: The CLIL Guidebook is now available in the six project languages in eBook format (.epub) for reading on tablets like iPads or smartphones. Download the CLIL Guidebook eBook versions in:

Pools-3 and TOOLS: The online services Clilstore and Wordlink are now again up and running after they by Google was wrongly listed as phishing sites. We have asked for a review, but are still waiting for the ban to be lifted.

Clil4U: The project has translated the CLIL Guidebook into Danish, English, Greek, Italian, Maltese, and Spanish. Download the .pdf version of the CLIL Guidebook in

Pools: You can meet members from three of the pools projects(Clil4U, Methods, and Pools-3) at the Eurocall 2015 conference in Padova. Register here.

Padova, Prato della Valle

Kindred Projects: The Open University, UK, partner of the ExplOERer project (supporting OER re-use in learning ecosystems) runs a survey on the ways in which educators learn about use and re-use of online resources. This study will support the creation of support materials and on-line courses to help educators create, share, discover and re-use open educational resources (OER) https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9TWC8GVThe survey is led by Professor Allison Littlejohn, Institute of Educational Technology, Open University, UK.

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January 2015


The project has finished the planned CLIL Guidebook, which is a handbook for subject and language teachers, especially those who are new to CLIL and who need some inspirational materials with ideas and advice on best ways to prepare colleagues, pupils/students, and parents/employers for the implementation. Download the CLIL Guidebook in

Kindred Projects: The LangOER network is a three-year European Commission funded project concerning Open Educational Resources (OER) in less used European languages running between 2014-2016. In the first half-year of the project, the current situation of OER was mapped, investigating 23 European languages. The result was a state-of-the-art report illustrating a scarce picture but also pointing at topics that are important to move the field forward, such as policies, language barriers, and multilingualism. Although there are a few national initiatives, there are still challenging issues to deal with related to linguistic concern for future development. Visit the project website: http://langoer.eun.org/

The first newsletter in 2015 can now be downloaded: Newsletter issue 44 Jan-Mar 2015

Clil4U: The project has prepared an online language course for content teachers, who want to learn about CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning). The course will serve as both a language course and as preparation for a CLIL teacher course. Try the course here: https://sites.google.com/site/clil4uprecourse/

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December 2014

Tools: After the project funded period the teams have continued working with improvements. Partners from two of the teams Dr Caoimhín Ó Dónaill, Ollscoil Uladh and Gordon Wells, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig have published a paper that can now be downloaded here: "CALL Support in Context: Contrasting Approaches in Irish and Scottish Gaelic"

Clil4U: The Italian team has prepared two new scenarios for children in primary schools: Nutrients and Dinosaurs

Clil4U: During the work with the CLIL guidebook the teams have prepared a number of short videos with interviews of parents, teachers, and students as well as videos showing CLIL in classes. Watch the videos from: http://www.languages.dk/clil4u/index.html#videos

Pools-3: The teams have started running pilot courses. To verify the suitability of the developed material we use a set of online evaluation forms:

You can now register for the 2015 Eurocal conference in Padova, 26-29 August 2015, where you can meet members from the POOLS project teams (Clil4U, Methods, and Pools-3). Go to the conference website: http://www.eurocall2015.it/

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November 2014

Clil4U: The teams have prepared five new scenarios (all with with ready to use materials) with integration of teaching ICT and language. The scenarios are meant for vocational colleges, but can also be used in general education:

Methods: The graphics designer, Lone Olstrup, has finalized the Methods Course Guide in four languages. Download the guides

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October 2014

Pools-3: The Irish partner has finished 20 videos in Irish with summaries, transcriptions, and translations into English. Visit the Irish video page.

Kindred Projects: Join a new KA1 Erasmus+ proposal

Methods: SŠGT is preparing the new and updated International Work Placement Guide. Download a summary of suggested changes.

Pools-3: The Czech partner team has finished 20 videos that will be used for the upcoming pilot courses. Go to the Czech videos.

Tools: Clilstore improvements have been implemented. These include Creative Commons licence options, suggested by one of our end users (Thanks very much for this suggestion!), and also a new facility to offer and accept a transfer of ownership of a unitfrom one user to another.I put a note about the new facilities in the log file at: http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/~caoimhin/obair/tools/log.html#bonn. Go to Clilstore to experience the improvements.

Clil4U: The project teams met in Malta for the 2nd project workshop, read the meeting minutes.

Clil4U: The teams have started compiling a collection of freely available online materials to be used for CLIL. The bank will have materials in all the project languages to serve CLIL based provision in the LWUTL. Materials in English may be dominant in existing websites, but the teams will strive to ensure that the bank will be sufficient for implementation of CLIL in languages that are not mainstream. Go to the materials databank.

Kindred Projects: The VideoforALL project see: http://www.languages.dk/cooperations.html#VideoforALL has produced a PowerPoint guide with tips and recommendations for producing videos for language learning/teaching. Download the presentation

Methods: The project teams are finalizing the adapted manuals for the five language teaching methods download the manuals. The new manuals will be available in French, English, Maltese, and Slovenian

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September 2014

Projects cooperating / clustering with the pools projects: The EU funded project Video for ALL is almost ready for your help. We need language educators to help with their ideas and the testing of the 'Video in language learning, best practices'. Join us as an Associate Partner by completing our sign up form at https://app.box.com/s/x6w83aua351vtioxgkkr

The Video for ALL project will bring together all current methodologies, ideas and innovative practices to teach and learn languages using digital video.

Pools-3 and Tools: NEW additon to Clilstore functions prepared by the Pools-3 teams: You can now upload files like Hot Potatoes exercises or Word documents directly into Clilstore. Read how to do it in this guide: Download How to Upload and Link to Files

TOOLS: We are preparing a guide on how to upload files into Clilstore so these can be used as additional exercises or students assignments. It is now possible to upload a series of exercises prepared in Hot Potatoes. Please return to this page soon to read the guide (it is now being proof read)

Pools-3: The teams met in Brno and produced a number of online units in Clilstore using the new Clilstore facility where one can upload exercises:

Learn Irish through a sequence of video with text linked word by word to +100 languages and language exercises lige fill-in the bland, mixed words, crossword puzzles, and more: http://multidict.net/cs/2248

Learn Catalan through a sequence of video with text linked word by word to +100 languages and language exercises lige fill-in the bland, mixed words, crossword puzzles, and more: http://multidict.net/cs/2247

Learn Ccech through a sequence of video with text linked word by word to +100 languages and language exercises lige fill-in the bland, mixed words, crossword puzzles, and more: http://multidict.net/cs/2246

Tools: The project teams are still at work supported by ideas from our end users (teachers and students). Most development right now is dealing with dictionaries, lemmatization and especially how to better serve the Arabic language. Read more about Tools News here.

Pools-3: The project teams will meet in Brno in the 2nd week of September. After almost a full project year the teams are now preparing for running teacher courses in the Czech Republic, Northern Ireland, and Catalonea. Read the workshop agenda.

Clil4U: The teams are in the process of writing a CLIL guide which will promote CLIL. Read the outline here.

Clil4U: Two of the Clil4U teachers from Kroggaardskolen (Lise Klems Knattrup and Rikke Lohmann Vestergaard) were invited to write an article on CLIL in Denmark, the article will be published in the next issue of "Liv i Skolen" which will deal exclusively with CLIL in Denmark: http://www.viauc.dk/hoejskoler/vok/liv-i-skolen/Sider/Liv-i-skolen.aspx.

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August 2014

Tools: The project was presented at the Eurocall 2014 conference in Groningen by Ana Gimeno, Caoimhín O Donaill, and Kent Andersen with a presentation "Supporting CLIL through Technology". Download the Powerpoint presentation here.

The text for publication in the Eurocall proceedings can be downloaded here

Eurocall presentation
Tools, Pools-3, Methods, and Clil4U materials on display during Eurocall 2014 in Groningen

Tools: We have mailed the Final Report to the EACEA, download the "Public Part" here.

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July 2014

Tools: The project finished the EU co-funded period on June 30th, but the efforts and exploitation of the outcomes continue. We have also received the final external evaluation report from the subcontracted evaluator (Angelic Bucur). Download the report here.

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June 2014

Watch a Danish primary school class work with a CLIL scenario which was prepared by a Spanish Clil4U partner. 

The Clil4U project will in August be presented by William William Wernay Lynge with a presentation/paper at the "Think CLIL Conference" in Venice: http://thinkclil2014.unive.it/en/index.php.

Clil4U: Three new scenarios have been put online with ready to use materials:

  • The Domotics (House Automation Systems) Module is suitable for students of level B1 and upwards, it is part of the vocational training of electricians, but it is also of value to other disciplines. Go to the Domotics scenario
  • The IHC Programming module is suitable for students of level A2 (absolute minimum) and upwards, it is part of the vocational training of electricians and deals with how to program and test an IHC DOMOTICS system. Students should have worked with the DOMITICS scenario prior to the IHC programming. Go to the IHC Programming scenario
  • The Web Page Task scenario makes use of "task based learning", the studentswill need to be at language level A2-B1 and upwards. The class will be divided into four groups, each group is given a task brief covering
    • How to get a free website with email accounts.
    • How to send files to the website using FTP (File Transfer Protocol). Demands for netiquette (rules for proper email behaviour)
    • How to write a webpage using HTML and CSS coding
    • Where to get free graphics for your website including how to reduce the file size so the pages load quickly and the copyright rules for texts and graphics.
    Go to the Web Page Task scenario

Pools-3: Watch two videos from the 2nd workshop where Gordon Wells presents: Creating Audio/Video source materials and Kent Andersen's demonstrates and talks about: Clilstore, Wordlink, Multidict, and Webquests: http://languages.dk/pools-3/index.html#Course_materials

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May 2014

Registration for EUROCALL2014 is open. Almost 200 papers from presenters all over the world have been accepted, so we are looking forward to offering you an attractive and varied programme in our lively university city of Groningen. Please register in time. You will find all the registration details, including accommodation, on: http://www.eurocall2014.nl/?page_id=103

Please note that early-bird rate ends on 31 May. If you are not a member of EUROCALL or one of the affiliated associations, allow for a few days for the registration to be completed.

Clil4U: We have uploaded a new scenario "Plants" for primary schools. The scenario will give the learners understanding of plants as living things. It will be an introduction to the parts of a plant and their functions: roots, leaf / leaves, stem and flower. Plants is suitable for learners from level A1: http://languages.dk/clil4u/scenarios/sc8/

Another scenario titled the Solar System targets pupils from level A1 with the aim to learn the names and some charasteristics of the planets that form the Solar System and to understand the Sun and the Earth as a part of  the Solar System: http://languages.dk/clil4u/scenarios/sc9

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April 2014

Clil4U has finalized the "Digestive System" scenario, which is suitable for vocational students at level B1 http://languages.dk/clil4u/scenarios/sc7/

Clil4U has prepared a CLIL scenario titled “Food for Life”, which is suitable for level A2 in primary schools: http://languages.dk/clil4u/scenarios/sc5/ 

Clil4U has prepared a CLIL scenario titled “Fruit & Vegetables”, which is suitable for level A1 in primary schools: http://languages.dk/clil4u/scenarios/sc6/

Tools: The TOOLS partnership now offers free online courses on how to

-make multimedia rich webpage units with Clilstore where all words are linked to +100 languages and a plethora of online dictionaries

-make best use of Clilstore units in the class room including CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) pedagogy

The participants will be given tasks to submit to the TOOLS teachers, who will give advice and feedback directly through email.

The duration of the course will be one month through which the participants will have to put in the equivalent of two workdays.

The target groups are content and language teachers with an interest in CLIL. All languages are welcome, there will, however, be a dedicated group for teachers of Arabic and Lithuanian.

Deadline for enrolling in the courses is May 15th 2014.

To enrol in the courses email ka@sde.dk with the text “TOOLS online courses” and a brief description of yourself (student/teacher of …)

Tools: Major improvements to the online service a.k.a. Clilstore. Clilstore now features a "click count" which shows how many words users have clicked on in each unit (starting from April 2014), just click on "Unit info".

Pools-3: During the 2nd project meeting the tems prepared three videos, two of these have been deployed in Clilstore so all words are linked to online dictionaries, try:

Tools: The Danish project team ran a Tools course in Aalborg at Aalborg Handelsskole (A commercial college). The feedback from the 19 participants gave us valuable insight that will be used for restructuring the upcoming teacher courses in Denmark (One more in Aalborg, Roskilde, Copenhagen, Odense, and a larger scale course in Fredericia targeting teachers from vocational colleges in Southern Denmark. The Aalborg course resulted in 16 Clilstore units, nine of them ready to use and seven marked as "under construction"

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March 2014

Download the pools project newsletter issue 41. Click here

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February 2014

BABELIUM, a project dealing with innovative ICT-based learning methodology and content for second-language oral expression is one of the Pools kindred projects, learn more from their website: http://www.babelium-project.eu

Erasmus+ courses in Malta: In February, Methods and CLIL4U were disseminated to teachers from the Netherlands, Romania, France, Poland, Sweden, Slovenia, Hungary, Latvia, the Czech Republic, Finland, and Denmark. Other teachers from different countries will also be visiting ETI over March and the Easter period.
ETI is currently receiving several enquiries about the new grant, and how teachers can apply for funding.  For more information on Erasmus + Grants, go to:  www.etimalta.com   or contact:  training@etimalta.com

EU fundable summercourses for professionals in Language Education In collaboration with the Universities of Antwerp, Nice, Valencia and Catalunya (OU) TELLconsult is coordinating summercourses on effective Interactive Whiteboards use and WEB 2.0 technologies to develop oral proficiency and telecollaboration based on the results of related, 2-year EU projects
These courses may qualify for European Key Action 1 grant assistance under the new Erasmus+ funding framework, the more since they can support the realization of internationalization ambitions of educational organisations.
More information about the course descriptions, day-to-day programmes and international teams of animators involved is available at:

Tools: A smal Wordlink trick: If you want your students to work with e.g. cnn.com then try to add cnn.com to the following link "http://multidict.net/wordlink/?navsize=1&sl=en&url=", i.e. the resulting link will be:

Pools-3: The teams are preparing the 2nd workshop, which will take place in Barcelona. Read the agenda here.

Clil4U: The project has now set up accounts for Facebook and Twitter Twitter

One of the possible scenarios in Clil4U is "Marketing". We have therefore prepared an online sequence of units: http://multidict.net/cs/1603 The units are based onoutcomes from a project from 1999, which is still very much in use.

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January 2014

Clil4U: The project funded period has started. The teams are now preparing for the kick-off meeting in Madrid at the end of the month. The project consortium has secured Davis Marsh for external quality control. Read more about the project from www.languages.dk/clil4u

The project brochures can be downloaded in Danish, English, and Italian

Pools-3: The Catalan team has finished producing a DIY video for teachers with voice over in Catalan. The video demonstrates how to produce online materials where all words are linked to +100 languages. Watch the video

The Pools portfolio of projects now contains four ongoing projects. Read more in the January-March newsletter.

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