CommArt International Spin-off of the University of Hasselt

Lingu@com™, nine multimedia e-learning modules for foreign languages-cultures for “full beginners”

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Lingu@Com™, nine multimedia e-learning modules for foreign languages-cultures for “full beginners”

CommArt International plc has made a distribution agreement with the research institute “Centre for Applied Linguistics” of the University Hasselt for the European distribution of nine multimedia e-learning modules for foreign languages-cultures for “full beginners”.

LINGU@COM ™is the result of the PPL project TST-ID (E-learning modules enhancing Intercultural Dialogue and integrating Speech and Language Technology)

TST-ID is a LLP project (Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission, Transversal Programme - Languages - selection 2007) with a duration of 2 years.

Objectives:

  • To develop 9 interactive, contrastive and innovating learning methods in the blended learning concept. Five European languages and cultures, paired up in the following combinations, are at hand:

NL-SK

FR-NL

SK-NL

FR-TR

NL-RO

TR-FR

RO-NL

TR-NL

NL-FR

  • To promote the study of new European languages and cultures, the multilinguism and the intercultural dialogue in Europe
  • To offer learning modules with a maximum accessibility via an on-line learning environment and via CD-ROM integrating Text-to-Speech technology (to help users with visual impairments or reading disorders such as dyslexia)

Target group:

  • adults wanting to learn the language because of professional (e.g. immigration), touristic, personal or family reasons, within the framework of a study or simply out of interest
  • teachers of languages-cultures

Partners:

Belgium

       Universiteit Hasselt – Centrum Toegepaste Linguïstiek, Diepenbeek (contractor and co-ordinator) 
       Brainlane, Genk 
       Faculté Polytechnique de Mons, Mons 
       Provinciaal Centrum voor Volwassenonderwijs – Moderne Talen, Hasselt

Romania

       Universitatea din Bucureşti, Bucarest

Slovakia

       Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave, Filozofická fakulta, Bratislava

Turkey

       Marmara Üniversitesi, Atatürk Eğitim Fakültesi, Istanbul 
       Francizca Öğretmenleri Derneği, Istanbul


Period: 1 January 2008 - 31 December 2009

Information:
dra A. Gelan
Tel.: +32 11 26 86 60
Fax: +32 11 26 86 99

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