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1 The Tandem Project SEAGULL Smart Educational Autonomy through Guided Language Learning Heidrun Peters, Carlos González Casares INFLIT Miami February 27 – March

2 SEAGULL Project: Heidrun Peters, Carlos Gonzales SEAGULL Project: November 2012 – October 2015 S mart Specific, motivational, appropriate, result-oriented, time-framed E ducational Learning Teaching A utonomy Make your own decisions, own responsibility Gu ided give/take professional help L anguage L earning in real communicative situations with native speakers

3 Main goals Heidrun Peters, Carlos Gonzales Online platform for autonomous learners which bundles everything in one source Free access and good findability Development of high-quality topic sheets in 12 languages on the Common European Framework of Reference Levels Institutional recognition of Tandem learning results (Credit points)

4 Network Partners Heidrun Peters, Carlos Gonzales Non-EU Partners Kaliningrad (RF) Wolfville (CA) LLP Partners Greifswald Rostock Potsdam Hamburg Kaunas Lund Nancy Erzurum Bialystok London Madrid Halle/ Wittenberg Les Ponts-de-Cé Bremen Associated Partners Freiburg Roma Szczecin Hamburg Rochester Shanghai Astana Pretoria Hannover

5 Input - Ideas Heidrun Peters, Carlos Gonzales

6 Challenges of Autonomous Learning Heidrun Peters, Carlos Gonzales Communication Topics, Input Material Language aspects Autonomous Learning Techniques Cooperation /Partnership aspects

7 The Project homepage Heidrun Peters, Carlos Gonzales

8 Languages Heidrun Peters, Carlos Gonzales Languages: Arabic 15 topic sheets per level Chinese according to the English Common European Framework French of Reference for Languages GermanA1, A2, B1, B2 Italian Lithuanian plus Polish 20 topic sheets B1/B2 “Public Area” Russian Spanish = 80 topic sheets per language Swedish Turkish Upload October April 2014

9 Topic Sheets Heidrun Peters, Carlos Gonzales K K ey sentences (A1/A2) L L anguage functions (B1/B2) V V isual input for dialogues E E xample sentences providing vocabulary + form C C ultural awareness questions

10 Handouts Heidrun Peters, Carlos Gonzales S S hort and simple grammar explanations A A dditional conversation ideas A A dvice for feedback/correction G G uidelines for dealing with culturally sensitive questions. A dvice for feedback/correction

11 Learning with Media Heidrun Peters, Carlos Gonzales Photographs Suitable for beginners – descriptions of things and situations or short comments Audio / Video Suitable for learners from B1 on Explaining actions Exchange of opinions Discussion of more abstract topics Pedagogical and didactical choice of media

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13 Learning with Media Heidrun Peters, Carlos Gonzales MEN Hotel Mama Vietnam Bad Luck Videos with communicative tasks

14 Autonomous learning techniques Heidrun Peters, Carlos Gonzales Time Language Topic Feedback/Correction Organise your learning process

15 Understand your learning process Heidrun Peters, Carlos Gonzales How to: Study systematically Study methodically Study actively Study continuously Autonomous learning techniques

16 Adapt your learning process Heidrun Peters, Carlos Gonzales Don‘t worry about gaps in your knowledge Dare to ask questions Dare to make mistakes Dare to change Autonomous learning techniques

17 Global issue questions Heidrun Peters, Carlos Gonzales Everyday life/ Nature and sport/ Work and education/ Finance/ Technology and environment/ Industry/ Traffic/ Spare time and living/ Celebration and ceremonies Example: Traffic How do most people in your city / village drive to school or to work? How good is the local public transport? How much does a ticket cost? Is it common to go by bike? How many cars does a family of four have on average in your country (in the countryside / city)? Is it possible to get around without a car in the countryside / city? Do people do Car-sharing in your country? If so, who makes use of this service? Are cars a status symbol? Are the city and the countryside different in this regard? …

18 Link collection Heidrun Peters, Carlos Gonzales ELEMENTRY ENGLISH ONLINE LEARN MORE ENGLISH WITH INTERACTIVE EXERCISES, USEFUL DOWNLOADS, GAMES, AND WEBLINKS. PRACTISE YOUR GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY, PRONUNCIATION, LISTENING, AND READING, AND HAVE SOME FUN TOO. ESOL COURSE PRE-INTERMEDIATE LEARN ENGLISH ONLINE FREE LESSONS, VOCABULARY, QUIZZES AND PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE BEGINNERS LEARN ENGLISH WITH BBC COMPREHENSIVE MATERIALS FOR INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED ESL LEARNERS FROM THE BBC WORLD SERVICE ENGLISH ARTICLES FOR LEARNERSENGLISH ARTICLES FOR LEARNERS - THE GUARDIANTHE GUARDIAN MATERIALS WITH TEXTS AND EXERCISES

19 Institutional recognition Heidrun Peters, Carlos Gonzales At our University credit points are awarded if: -Students work regularly in Tandems -make use of tutor counselling -keep a learner’s diary -give a presentation in the target language The SEAGULL CERTIFICATE : - students keep a learning diary - After 15 sessions they can hand it in and apply for the certificate

20 Thank you for your attention! Heidrun Peters, Carlos Gonzales


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