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TELLConsult invited to join advisory panel for EU project on games & language learning

on Sat, 11/03/2012 - 22:05

As member of the advisory panel of the European (Lifelong Learning Programme) project GOBL (Games Online for Basic Language learning, 2012-2014) ) I recently attended a f2f meeting at the Kortrijk location of Leuven University to discuss one of the project's first deliverables: the needs analysis report.

As a follow-up Frederik Cornillie, hosting the Kortrijk session, Skype-interviewed me to discuss additional issues and summarize my main comments.

The GOBL project is an initiative of partners at Radboud University Nijmegen, KU Leuven Kulak, Newcastle University and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in South Africa.

It aims to design, develop and evaluate a demonstrator/proof-of-concept for a web-based mini-game environment for lowly-proficient learners for the learning of basic knowledge and skills (grammar, lexicon and pronunciation) in French, Dutch and English as second or foreign languages. The project takes a user-centred and iterative approach, in which mini-game concepts are being designed and evaluated with target learners (and teachers) in the UK, the Netherlands, and in Belgium. 

See this PPT presented at the EUROCALL 2012 conference at Gothenburg for more information.