The use of CALL tools and techniques is relatively underdeveloped in LWUTLs, particularly in a VET context. POOLS 3 will address this gap in the new languages identified, producing pools of online source materials that can be used in learning / teaching, using new eLearning tools and techniques and enabling teachers to use ICT in their lessons. (“In upper secondary education, in most countries, there is a significant difference between the percentage of students learning two or more foreign languages in general education (59.4 %) and in prevocational/vocational education (39.4 %)” – Key Data on Teaching Languages at School in Europe 2012, Eurydice, p2.)
In particular, the project addresses recommendations 2 and 5 of the Languages for Jobs report, by promoting new methods of teaching languages to motivate learners to keep languages in their study programmes (2) and developing specialised language training modules and methodology for teachers and trainers in VET (5).
In the UK the project is ideally placed to address the challenges outlined in the 2008 Review of Irish Medium Education and the 2012 Languages for the Future report by supporting teachers in the development and sharing of CALL materials and in the adoption of effective language learning and teaching pedagogy, Task-based Learning and Content and Language Integrated Learning in particular. The proven track record of success in POOLS will help to ensure buy-in by key stakeholders and provide a clear routemap of how the broad transnational aims of POOLS 3 can be successfully married with existing regional and national concerns in the area of language learning and teaching at a range of levels.
The 2005 Uteacher survey revealed these needs for Czech: "Majority of teachers who use computers in class have not been able to change their attitudes to teaching and use computer as an effective educational tool…Initial teacher training provides knowledge about the existing ICT tools, SW and applications, but does not provide instructions on methodology and modern, computer-aided teaching methods."
Census statistics underline the urgent need for support for non-native speakers of Catalan, immigrants to the region from other parts of Spain or elsewhere. (31% of VET students are Catalan speakers.) The 2011 census shows a rise in speakers but the 2012 analysis by Centre d'Estudis Catalans comments that the school environment is "vital when creating new speakers outside the family".
The pools-3 Introduction to CALL
is a supplementary
DIY material (a
reference book) that may
be used during and after
the method and materials
Download the Introduction to CALL as .pdf version in:
Download the Introduction to CALL as .ePub (eBooks for iPads and other tablets) version in:
The pools-3 Course Units Catalogue contains all the
units that the pilot
teams can offer with
guidelines on how to run
the courses (in-service,
online only, or blended
Download the Course Units Catalogue as a .pdf document in:
Download the Course Units Catalogue as .ePub (eBooks for iPads and other tablets) version in:
NEW additon to Clilstore functions: 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
Videos from a pilot course
Kent Andersen's demonstrates and talks about: Clilstore, Wordlink, Multidict, and https://languages.dk/pools-3/webguests:
Gordon Wells presents: Creating Audio/Video source materials:
The three project teams will produce videos and audios that can be used for language learning/teaching. The recordings cover different aspects of life, culture, and education in their respective countries.
Each recording is transcribed with translations into English
One of the Catalan videos
One of the Czech videos
One of the Irish videos
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:
Pools-3 DIY videos have been produced in the three core project languages. The videos cover how to produce online language learning materials.
Language teaching materials
The project has delivered lots of online units, if you want to see some exemplary tasters then try these:
Catalan conversation. In a information office
Entrevista de feina
Trucada a un client
Na nádraží: Kupujeme si jízdenku
Jak se zeptat na cestu
Ag stopadh sna Tithe Glasa ag An Carn (POOLS3-5)
Oifig an Phoist ag An Carn (POOLS3-8)
Conair Staire Charn Tóchair (POOLS3-10)
Materials for lessons using computer assisted language learning, e.g online exercises and https://languages.dk/pools-3/webguests
Units containing video with text linked word by word to +100 languages and language exercises like fill-in the blank, mixed words, crossword puzzles, and more: Go to https://clilstore.eu/clilstore/?sl=ca and learn Catalan through units prepared by pools-3 course participants in Barcelona.
Some Catalan https://languages.dk/pools-3/webguests:
Catalan units with text linked word by word to +100 languages:
Units containing video with text linked word by word to +100 languages and language exercises like fill-in the blank, mixed words, crossword puzzles, and more: Go to https://clilstore.eu/clilstore/?sl=cs and learn Czech through the many units made by pools-3 course participants in Brno.
Some Czech https://languages.dk/pools-3/webguests:
Czech units with text linked word by word to +100 languages:
Units containing video with text linked word by word to +100 languages and language exercises like fill-in the blank, mixed words, crossword puzzles, and more: Go to https://clilstore.eu/clilstore/?sl=ga and learn Irish through more than one hundred units.
Some Irish https://languages.dk/pools-3/webguests:
Irish units with text linked word by word to +100 languages:
Learn Scottish Gaelic:
Units containing video with text linked word by word to +100 languages and language exercises like fill-in the blank, mixed words, crossword puzzles, and more: https://clilstore.eu/clilstore/?sl=gd
Units containing video with text linked word by word to +100 languages and language exercises like fill-in the blank, mixed words, crossword puzzles, and more: https://clilstore.eu/clilstore/?sl=da
The project brochure
is available in:
Exploitation and dissemination report
Download the full report with dissemination and exploitation activities during the project co-funded period: Click here to download
February 23, 2023