methods, and teacher
European Award for
Creativity in Lifelong
Let the pools website
serve as a portal to
your results. From the
website you also have
access to copyleft
materials and methods
manuals that you may
include in your own
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
Register for the project newsletter here.
TOOLS is developing a free
online service / tool,
which will enable
language teachers from
LdV, Erasmus, and
Grundtvig sectors to
webpages for language
learning with all words
automatically linked to
online dictionaries in
The advantage of a fully
online tool is that it
will work from all
existing and future
operating systems it
will also enable
creation of language
webpages from and to
mobile devices like
tablets (e.g. iPads).
The users will have
options of making the
immediately online for
free through the
developed system (or
other systems like
downloading them for
uploads to their own
The resulting webpages
will support all
characters (UTF8) so it
may be usefor languages like
Lithuanian and Arabic.
The project teams
will demonstrate the
system strengths and
make exemplary language
learning materials for
Arabic, Danish, Gaelic
Portuguese, and Spanish
Go to the TOOLS main
TOOLS is a social media friendly project, you are warmly invited to make suggestions and give feedback: Facebook , Linkedin , Twitter , and our
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
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
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
Go to the Methods website
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
System - Tools)
was approved for an EU
grant in the period
2008-2010. POOLS-T was
coordinated by "Syddansk
teams came from Denmark,
Greece, the Netherlands, Scotland,
The project developed tools for the CLIL
(Content and Language
as well as a
guide on how to apply
the tools in a CLIL
The tools convert
texts and web pages to
html pages where all
words are hyperlinked to
free online dictionaries
combinations of European
support for audio, video
and graphics to enrich /
support the text
The project results and
outputs are used by
teachers using CLIL, and
Go to the pools-t
main results and
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
the teams came from
Scotland, and Spain. EfVET was a
with access to thousands
of vocational colleges
Pools-2 was a Transfer of
Innovation (TOI) project
which exploited the
results from the "original" pools
developed materials for
language teaching and
learning as well as
transferred the core
outputs of pools to
three new languages:
Greek, Maltese, and
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
1. Pools of online copyleft materials to be
used during in-service
teacher training courses
and in teaching.
2. Flexible competence
based language teacher
course modules on ICT
development of ICT based
3. A DVD with step by
step instructions and
examples on how to
create multimedia online
4. A course book (downloadable
.pdf file) with
description of language
Read more about the
original pools project -
aims, objectives, and
The project brochure is
available in English, Greek, Danish, Portuguese, Maltese, French, and Spanish
Join the pools-2
Pools-2 has a dedicated
webpage with the core
outcomes of the project.
Visit the page here: http://www.languages.dk/pools-2/
(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
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.
translated and adapted
the existing materials
Portuguese as well as
prepare new materials
for the methods
pools-m home page is
or you can just click on
"Teaching Methods" from
the main navigation
panel to the right.
pools-m blog and
Join the pools-m
TOOLS: Facebook , Linkedin , Twitter , and
POOLS-3: Facebook , Twitter , and
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Submission of abstracts is now open for EUROCALL2014. The 21st EUROCALL conference will be held at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands from 20th to 23rd August 2014.
The program will include individual papers, symposia, workshops, presentations on EU-funded projects, and posters. More information: http://www.eurocall2014.nl/
TOOLS: The Clilstore Guidebook is now also available (in the ePub versions for tablet readers etc.) in Lithuanian and Portuguese
One of the projects kindred to POOLS "EuroTraffic Language Training (ETRALT)" run by an international project team from Croatia, Finland, Ireland and Slovenia have just finished the project period and have developed a free online language course for the traffic sector (professional drivers, policemen, students/teachers of traffic schools). The materials are now avilable in 4 languages : EN, FI, HR and SI (any combination of these 4 languages can be used for learning): Go to http://www.languagesforwork.eu/en
TOOLS: The CLIL Guidebook showing how to exploit the online service (Clilstore) in a CLIL context is/will be available in different formats; eBooks with integrated media (.epub) suitable for tablets, .azw3 versions (for Kindle readers), and .pdf versions
Download the .pdf versions in:
Download the epub (iPads etc.) version in:
Download the azw3 (Kindle) version in:
Pools-3: DIY videos will be produced in the three core project languages. The videos cover how to produce online language learning materials. Watch the first set of videos
with subtitles in:
Tools: Tools will be presented with a round table workshop in Athen. Read more here.
Pools-3 brochures: The project brochure is now ready in English, Catalan, Czech, Irish, and Danish
Methods: The project brochure is now available in English, Danish, French, and Slovenian
Technology in Teaching: Principles in Practice is a free online conference on October 12 hosted jointly by TESOL CALL-IS (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, USA - Computer Assisted Language Learning Interest Section) and IATEFL LTSIG (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language, UK - Learning Technologies Special Interest Group). Guest speakers include: Christel Broady, Carol Chapelle, Gavin Dudeney, Deborah Healey, Nicky Hockly, Phil Hubbard, Sophia Ioannou-Georgiou, Paige Ware, and Shaun Wilden.
The topics are designed to provide a grounding for classroom practice in principled application of technology. Attendees will be able to use the chat box to ask questions and share information with other attendees during each talk as well as during a Q&A session during the last 10-15 minutes of each talk. The closing session will allow presenters to wrap up ideas and answer more questions from the audience. Each session will be approximately 45 minutes long.
The schedule is as follows:
Saturday, October 12, 2013
7am Pacific, 3pm London
Opening plenary: The case for technology and language learning - Carol Chapelle (CALL-IS)
8am Pacific, 4pm London
The role of online tools in teacher development - Shaun Wilden (LTSIG)
9am Pacific, 5pm London
Classroom pedagogies - Nicky Hockly (LTSIG)
10am Pacific, 6pm London
TESOL Technology Standards: Why, how, and for whom - Deborah Healey, Phil Hubbard, Sophie Ioannou-Georgiou, and Paige Ware, with help from Elizabeth Hanson-Smith (CALL-IS)
11am Pacific, 7pm London
Digital literacies - Gavin Dudeney (LTSIG)
12 noon Pacific, 8pm London
The sky is not the limit: Connecting with elementary makers in the cloud - Christel Broady (CALL-IS)
1pm Pacific, 9pm London
Joint closing session - all presenters; open Q&A session
This online conference will take place in Adobe Connect, at http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/iateflltsig-tesolcallis. Please check the webpage below for Adobe Connect login information and to verify the link to the room.
The meeting room will be open half an hour before the webinar begins. It will not be possible to log in earlier. Interested participants can drop in at any time during the conference.
Please log in using the format: Name - Location. For example, Bruce Wayne - Gotham City.
Information is available at http://ltsig.org.uk/events/13-future-events/318-121013-special-event-using-technology-in-teaching-principles-in-practice.html
Sessions will be recorded and available for later viewing. You do not need to be a member of IATEFL or TESOL to participate in the online conference or to view the recordings. This is a free session.
We hope to see you there!
Helle Lykke Nielsen, a Tools member, delivered a presentation during Eurocall on how to the the ides of "curation" (based on Phil Hubbard) one step further to "nudging". Download her PowerPoint presentation.
Two new projects in the Pools family have started on October 1st:
Pools-3, a ToI project transferring the Pools and Pools-2 results to three new languages. Learn more
Methods, a ToI project transferring the results from BP-BLTM and Pools-m to three new countrie. Learn more
The eBook versions of the Tools project handbook "Clilstore Guidebook" have been taken offline while the teams prepare updated versions (to prevent the dissemination of the not finished book)
The project Newsletter October-December 2013 is now ready for download. Click here.
The Tools teams have prepared an eBook demonstrating how to make use of the Tools outcomes in a pedagogical context. The first versions of the book have been compiled in the .epub format, which is supported by most eBook readers (e.g. iPads and iPhones) and incorporate video. Download the book in (temporarily offline):
- Danish N.B. New version will be available by end October
- English N.B. New version will be available by end October
The Pools project portfolio is growing. SDE College has together with a consortium of new and old friends submitted a KA2 proposal titled Clil4U. The proposal has now been approved for EC co-funding.
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.
The Clil4U project will start on January 1st 2014
We have (helped by Joel Josephson:-) found a kindred project "Ed2.0Work" which has made a sequence of instruction videos demonstrating how to use Skype, WizIQ, Voicethread, Voxopop, Blogger, Wordpress, Tumblr, Posterous, AudioBoo, Slideshare, Prezi, Google Drive, Wikispaces, PBWorks, Diigo, Delicious, Reddit and the EU project Web20ERC. Watch the videos here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApqFu7jULts&list=PLC70D56D2BB7EF8E6&feature=view_all
One of the core outcomes of the TOOLS project is a CLIL Guidebook showing how to exploit the online service (Clilstore) in a CLIL context. The book will be available in Danish, English, Irish, Lithuanian, Portuguese, and Spanish. The guidebook titled "Clilstore Guidebook" will be finalized by a graphics designer and undergo design changes so it can be used as an eBook with integrated media. Click here to download the English version
The July-September version of the Pools/Tools project newsletter is now online. Click here to download.
The TOOLS teams have now finished the DIY videos for students and teachers (authors), the videos are available in seven languages: Danish, English, Irish, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Scottish Gaelice, and Spanish. N.B this is two more languages than promised in the TOOLS application. You can access the videos by clicking here
To support an introduction of best use of the online Clilstore units we have produced seven units demonstrationg the multidict interface, wordlink and Clilstore:
The team are busy preparing the language version of the TOOLS DIY (Do It Yourself) videos that demonstrate how to produce online materials and for the learners hor to make best use of the online units. You can access the videos by clicking here The videos will soon be availble in seven languages: Danish, English, Irish, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Scottish Gaelice, and Spanish.
The two TOOLS videos with a Portuguse speaker are now online. Watch them from here.
The two TOOLS videos with a Lithuanian speaker are now online. Watch them from here.
The DIY video for teachers is now available with an Irish speaker from: http://youtu.be/BB10jBjbAS0
The Irish version of the student do it yourself videos demonstrating how to make best use of the TOOLS outcomes can be watched at: http://youtu.be/bzyFWvvXtw8
The DIY video for teachers is now available with a Spanish speaker from: http://youtu.be/2CjQ8V0bCj8
The DIY video for teachers is now available with a Danish speaker from: http://youtu.be/2sVai-_Qqtc
The DIY video for teachers is now available with an English speaker from: http://youtu.be/yaiybnAnEuU
The English version of the student do it yourself videos demonstrating how to make best use of the TOOLS outcomes can be watched at: http://youtu.be/WjGt5d4AXBs
The Danish version of the student do it yourself videos demonstrating how to make best use of the TOOLS outcomes can be watched at: http://youtu.be/wbpiaBd2imc
The Spanish version of the student do it yourself videos demonstrating how to make best use of the TOOLS outcomes can be watched at: http://youtu.be/Mp_aFDC4o24
The TOOLS teams have started the final parts of the Do It Yourself vides demonstrating how teachers and language learners can benefit from the project online services. Two of the videos are now online in Spanish and in Danish. Watch the Spanish version here: http://youtu.be/Mp_aFDC4o24 or the Danish version here: http://youtu.be/wbpiaBd2imc
We have just received the feedback from EACEA about the TOOLS Progress Report covering the first 15 months project period. We are very please with the feedback where we have been graded an overall "9" (max score is 10). Read the feedback here
TheTools teams met in Valencia for their third workshop during the project period. One of the main items decided during the workshop was the design/outlook of the Tools online service a.k.a. Clilstore. You can follow the implementation of the design during the coming weeks from the main entry to Clilstore (and two other important services) here: http://multidict.net We also noticed that we used the wrong icon with the mandatory disclaimer, also that will be corected shortly in all our outcomes. Download the meeting minutes
You can now download the Pools/Tools newsletter issue 37. Click here to download.
The TOOLS project makes use of external quality control. We have just received the 2nd quality report. Download it here.
14 months into the TOOLS project the teams have prepared a progress report. The progress report contains two parts a confidential one and the public part. But the TOOLS partnership believes in transparency so you can download and read the two parts from:
Visit the Eurocall 2013 website https://sites.google.com/site/eurocallpt/ and learn all about the event where also the TOOLS teams will run a half-day workshop on how to apply CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) with the support of the free software service, which we are developing http://multidict.net/clilstore
We have started the task of updating the Clilstore service with designs and functions that target students and teachers. This may result in short periods where the service is offline. Please visit multidict.net
The simulation AIRPORT (see http://www.languages.dk/methods/airport.html) is now making use of Clilstore: The English version of the five profiles are availble online with all words linked to dictionaries in +100 languages: http://multidict.net/cs/939, http://multidict.net/cs/938, http://multidict.net/cs/937, http://multidict.net/cs/936, and http://multidict.net/cs/935
Call for Papers for Eurocall 2013, University of Evora, Portugal 11-14 September 2013: Like the TOOLS project you too can present projects, research, experience, and ideas at Eurocall 2013. Download the Call for Paper here
The languages.dk website has had 117,346 visitors since February 2012. You can read the statistics here
The Clilstore "Guided tour" manual has been translated into Greek, Italian, and Turkish by friends in another EU Co-funded project pools-cx:
The CALL Interest Section of the international TESOL professional association is pleased to offer the opportunity to participate in the Electronic Village Online (EVO) 2013 sessions.
This project is a virtual extension of the TESOL 2013 Convention in Dallas in which educators around the globe will have the chance to enhance their professional development, network, collaborate, share and learn with like-minded professionals in wonderful online sessions that were carefully designed by our moderators.
You do not need to be a TESOL member to participate in a FREE, five-week, online session of the EVO, January 14 - February 17, 2013.
Please visit our Announcement Web page to select one among the various session offerings.
Donload Newsletter issue 36 here
The Lithuanian team has adapted and translated the guide/manual on how to author a unit in Clilstore. Download the Lithuanian version here
You can now experience the guided tour of Clilstore authoring in six languages:
The guided tour can also be used from within Clilstore itself.
- in English at http://multidict.net/cs/790
- in Irish at: http://multidict.net/cs/810,
- in Danish at http://multidict.net/cs/807
- In Spanish at: http://multidict.net/cs/891
- In Lithuanian at: http://multidict.net/cs/892
- In Portuguese at: http://multidict.net/cs/896
One of the new POOLS partners, ETI Malta will be running a series of Teacher Training course programmes in Malta over 2013. The participation on these 1 or 2 week in-service training courses are held at the ETI in Malta and are all eligible for full funding under the EU Life Long Learning Programme. The courses address the Comenius, Leonardo and Grundtvig audiences and most are run in cooperation with SDE (Denmark) and exploit the results of past POOLS projects mainly the BP-BLTM (Best Practice Best Language Teaching Methodologies) and POOLS-T. Download more information here.
The Portuguese TOOLS team is running a pilit course for teachers to test a Portuguese version of guide/manual on how to author a unit in Clilstore. The guide will be put online after the course and possible edits resulted by evaluations and feedback.
In Odense, Denmak, the two Danish teams meet for a minit teacher course. Main item is how to embed different audio formats in Clilstore.
The first "manual" for the online Clilstore service is now available in Spanish: Download the Spanish version
A class of 19 students (electricians' apprentices tested the Clilstore outputs after a one week course. Read their evaluations here or open a summary here.
The Newsletter issue 35 is now available for download. Click here to download
We have made a guide/manual on how to author a unit in Clilstore. The guide can now be downloaded or used from within Clilstore itself. Test the guide in English at http://multidict.net/cs/790, in Irish at: http://multidict.net/cs/810, or in Danish at http://multidict.net/cs/807
The TOOLS teams have now prepared a first manual for the online service a.k.a. Clilstore: Clilstore - Guided Tour. How to create a unit in Clilstore
The first "manual" for the online Clilstore service is now available in Irish: Download the Irish version
During the EUROCALL Conference the TOOLS teams had a meeting with Phil Hubbard from Stanford University. Phil Hubbard gave a very interesting presentation on “Autonomous learning with authentic content -- systemized and curated” we have decided in the near future to prepare pages with “curated” units from Clilstore in different languages. Download Phil Hubbard’s presentation
The TOOLS teams presented the online service Clilstore www.multidict.net/clilstore in Gothenburg with an exhibition and through presentations. One result is 23 new units in Slovenščina (Slovenian) and 6 units in Русский (Russian) all of these compiled by one user, Morgan Nilsson. See how he has integrated his units into Clilstore: http://multidict.net/cs/451 and visit the original page with instructions in Swedish,
Powerpoint presentation used during the TOOLS workshop in Gotheburg, the presentation has a list of useful links. Download it from here.
Plan / Agenda used for the first three hours workshop in Gothenburg. Download the plan here.
The TOOLS teams are preparing our second project workshop, you can read the agenda here
The TOOLS teams can offer a half das workshop on August 22nd from 10.00-13.00More information here: http://www.eurocall2012.eu
Workshop Leaders: Ana Gimeno, Caoimhín O’Dónnaile, Caoimhín Ó Dónaill, Kent Andersen, and Helle Lykke Nielsen.
Intended Audience: Language teachers (also those of the LWUTL) who would like to develop online multimedia-rich resources where all of the words in a text are linked automatically to a plethora of languages and dictionaries.
The July-September issue of the pools newsletter describes the project exploitation across Europe. Click here to download.
A kindred project Ed2.Work has prepared a set of 17 videos demonstrating Web2.0 tools (includes Skype, WiZiq, Voicethread, Voxopop, Blogger, Wordpress, Tumblr, Posterous, Audioboo, Slideshare, Prezi, Google Docs, Wikispaces, PBworks, Diigo, Delicious, Reddit) To watch the videos click here
At the SDE College, we have tested some Clilstore ourputs with two classes of students at elementary level (Most of them below CEFR level A1 in reading skills), the results shows that some student can benefit from the wordlinked outputs, but also that elementary students may find the reading of texts less beneficial;-) Read evaluation results here.
A Romanian project Pools-CX has developed teacher courses that make use of the TOOLS project outcomes. An inservice teacher course in Istanbul tested the online service Clilstore and gave us valuable feedback. Read the teacher evaluations here.
The Web2LLP project funded under the Lifelong learning Programme (KA4) is organising free courses on web strategies and social media for LLP projects , both face-to-face and online, for managers and members of LLP projects. The week long face-to-face course will take place in Leuven, Belgium on 18 – 23 February 2013 and you can apply to your LLP national agency for funding until September 2012.
The online courses will be held during the period February – July 2013. These 10 hour courses, organised in 5 modules of 2 hours each, are available in English, French or Italian and will be backed up by an online help desk and support service.
If you would like to be kept up-to-date on these training courses please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Furthermore, to give us a better understanding of your training needs in respect of social media, please complete this very short questionnaire by July 5, which will take no more than 5 minutes of your time.
From Lisette Toetenel we have received this: I am a PhD student at Oxford Brookes and I am researching the effect of direct instruction in the use of the informal register in the (English) second language classroom through the use of social networking sites. I am currently looking for teachers/lecturers and institutions that might be interested to participate in my project.
The project will run for ten weeks from January 2013 to March 2013. The social network and all teaching materials will be provided. The role of the teacher/lecturer is to ensure that the students can access the material in class and assist the students when necessary.
If you are interested in the use of the informal register or social networking sites - this project might be of interest to you!
More information is provided in this Powerpoint presentation. Please contact me for any more information or if you are interested. In order to participate, I would require a letter from your institution to confirm participation.
Evaluation of TOOLS: We have received the first project evaluation from the external evaluator
A Romanian Transfer of Innovation project (developing Centres of Excellence in Greece, Italy, Romania, and Turkey) makes use of the Clilstore from TOOLS as a key element in their teacher training courses. Read a presentation of the Greek teacher courses.
“It’s excellent, give us more!”, that was the overwhelming response from Year 1 and Year 2 students of Irish at the University of Ulster following a recent trial of Clilstore. The units created for the purpose of this trial: http://alturl.com/w6bao & http://alturl.com/s5jjh were based on sample materials from the new Third Level Syllabus for Irish (see http://www.teagascnagaeilge.ie) which is based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Read more in the project blog.
It is inspiring to learn the many new ways the Clilstore service cane be used by different language teachers. An example is a unit called "Car Diagnostics for Dummies" where the learners listen to seven sound files that demonstrate typical car problems and then have to select the cause for the fault. After listening the students download a small written assignment by clicking "exercise". Try it here: http://alturl.com/tbjnb
Newsletter issue 33 Apr-Jun 2012 is ready for download
We are keeping fingers crossed for a new proposal titled POOLS-C. The project will develop a CLIL teacher training course for language teachers and content teachers who want to teach content and language at the same time. The content teachers will be offered language courses and a certification of language skills. The project will develop 48 exemplary CLIL teaching scenarios complete with materials and supported by a guide plus videos showing how to work with Content and Language Integrated Learning in primary schools and vocational colleges. Download and read the detailed applicating.
The Executive Training Institure, ETI Malta is now a member of the pools consortium. offering a range of the pools courses in 2012 1nd 2013 (pools-m and pools-2). Participation in the courses is supported by EU grants. For more information visit the ETI homepage www.etimalta.com or email email@example.com (the pools webmaster)
We have received the final eveluationof pools-m from the Danish national agency. The final score is a 9, read the final approvement and evaluation here
Download the compiled user evaluations from pools-m: Text comments from students and teachers, teachers evaluations, and student evaluations
We have just received the results from the national agenc of the pools-m final evaluation: We received a 9 (maximum is 10:-)
Pools-m is still going strong:-) On March 6th the Turkish coordinator received the official national accreditation this means that Pools-M in-service training programmes have gained FORMAL RECOGNITION from the biggest national education body across Turkeyand will now be offered on a wide scale:-)
After the move back to Europe from a US-based hosting service in mid-February the statistics for the website visitors have been very promising: Read the statistics covering the February period: Statistics February 2012
One of the core results in the Tools project is the online service where you can create webbased units with all words linked to online dictionaries. The Tools teams would like you to assist us with a name for the service. Please vote for a name here
In first week of February a consortium of new and old POOLS partners submitted a proposal for a Life Long Learning – Key Action 2 project (transversal language projects).
The project title became POOLS-C (POOLS for Clil teachers), as is suggested by the title the project aims at implementing CLIL (Content and language integrated learning) with a 360 degrees approach (holistic): We intend to develop 48 ready to use scenarios for CLIL in primary schools and vocational colleges, demonstration videos of exemplary CLIL teaching based on the scenarios, Language teacher courses on CLIL methods, information materials for parents to include these in the CLIL teaching in primary school, research/interview framework for getting advice from local enterprises regarding the subject related content, AND language certification courses for content/subject teachers.
From one of the pools friends (Jane Vinther) we have received this: We would like to invite language teachers worldwide to fill in this Two-Minute Survey on Open Language Learning: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DPJ689W.
This survey is part of a research project by Jozef Colpaert, University of Antwerp, and Glenn Stockwell, Waseda University, Tokyo, aiming at identifying factors which might impact on the use of Open Educational Resources in the Language Learning and Teaching Community worldwide.
Open Educational Resources (OER) can be defined as “digital materials that can be re-used for teaching, learning, research and more, made available for free through open licenses, which allow uses of the materials that would not be easily permitted under copyright alone” (www.wikipedia.org).
The results of this survey will be sent to all participants who provide their email address. They will also be presented at the EuroCall SIG meeting on Open Educational Resources in Bologna (29-30 March 2012), the XVth International CALL Research Conference in Taiwan (25-27 May 2012), the CALICO 2012 conference at Notre Dame University, and will be published in Computer Assisted Language Learning. The data will also be made available as Open Research Data for researchers worldwide.
The TOOLS online
service works with
Arabic, test it here: الصداقة
في العالم العربي
TOOLS now has its own
blog: tools4clil.wordpress.com/ as well as a Twitter
All TOOLS outcomes
are CopyLeft, read the
signed agreement here
The agenda for the
TOOLS kick-off workshop
can be downloaded here
The TOOLS project has
started its official
project period. Go to the TOOLS main
Download the website
statistics from December
Download newsletter issue 32 Jan-Mar 2012
More "news" in the
News Archive covering the period from August 2005
December 6, 2013
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
Ongoing statistics since February 2012