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TELLConsult's recent contributions to the EU project PETALL

on Tue, 09/20/2016 - 18:05

Having been involved with the PETALL project on developing & implementing activities for task based language learning in actual EU school practices as external evaluator for more than 3 years, TELLConsult recently submitted its final Evaluation Report.


Thanks to a task description clearly targeted at the facilitation of a close monitoring of the project processes (including attendance at the f2f meetings) and thus allowing & welcoming (even unsolicited) advice on project development we felt comfortable to provide (also critical) feedback and define recommendations both in the interim report

TELLConsult joined TELLOP Project

on Fri, 05/06/2016 - 14:35

 

TELLConsult joined the EU project TELL-OP.


We gladly support this initiative as it focuses on two themes which we consider highly relevant (and yet still, IMO, underestimated) for language learning: Data Driven Learning (DDL) paired -in this day and age - to the potential of Mobile Language learning (MALL).
​To get informed about the project's aims and recent outputs,  get to know the colleagues involved personally and so also help to start and support collaboration with the iTILT project I also registered for their first multiplier event in July.
It is a full day workshop entitled:

TELLConsult joined 5 new EU project initiatives

on Sun, 04/03/2016 - 13:26

As the EU projects CAMELOT and TABULA ALBA,TELLConsult participated in the past few years came to an end in 2015, we decided to accept invitations to join new EU project initiative​s. In the course of 2 months we contributed to the ErasmPlus KA2 grant application development of a total of 5 project proposals.

The coordinating countries and topics involved show an interesting variety including: exploring the use of mobile technologies to address differentiation & inclusion issues (TABLIO, Belgium); implementing Task Based Language Teaching approaches in academic contexts (ReDESIGN, Cyprus);

EU project Camelot evaluated

on Thu, 03/31/2016 - 13:50

CAMELOT stands for "CreAting Machinima Empowers Live Online Language Teaching and Learning". It is a 2-year EU funded project for language educators to learn how to create videos (machinima) in virtual worlds. (Dec 2013-Nov 2015).

This week the project team was informed by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)  on behalf of the European Commission that the final report submitted by the project has been evaluated. The external evaluators, commissioned to support the commission in this, arrived at a very satisfactory global score of 8 out of 10.
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TELLConsult's latest training activities at the Universities of Leiden and Leuven

on Sat, 02/20/2016 - 15:07

As we were invited by ICLON (Leiden University), the organisers of the annual, national Good Practice Day event, to run an ICT-related workshop our proposal was accepted to present recent developments in a number of EU projects we are currently involved in.

We opted to run a workshop on the use of tablets and interactive classroom technologies.

We first presented the results of the first iTILT project (2011-2013) and then the aims, design & interim products of the 3-year follow-up project 'Interactive Teaching in Languages with Technologies' iTILT (2014 -2017). This included a video

EU project iTILT presented at MTTEP conference

on Wed, 10/07/2015 - 22:32

As representative of the iTILT project (interactive Teaching in Languages with Technology, 2014-2017) TELLConsult got invited by the MTTEP project to attend their Multiplier event (Oct 1&2) in Karlsruhe.


This EU project 'MOBILISING AND TRANSFORMING TEACHER EDUCATION PEDAGOGIES' organised this mini conference to present and get feedback on a number of (interim versions of) their project outputs. And to provide a networking opportunity for parties with the same interest in innovation of teacher education and mobile, educational technologies.

The organising team managed to compile a most

TELLConsult concluded training activities for EU project on Interactive Whiteboards

on Wed, 04/22/2015 - 21:41

TELLConsult's contribution to the Tabula Alba project was completed in the third week of April.


This EU project was targeted at supporting the use of the interactive whiteboard for dialogic teaching & learning.
To this end a group of teachers of various disciplines in regions both in Turkey and Poland were trained.
A 5-day, multilingual workshop concluded the 4-week training programme in the course of the project's 2-year lifetime. This final course was run in Balikesir. Turkey.

Hosted by one of the schools related to the local education authority that coordinates this project, the main

iTILT team successfully applies for ErasmusPlus project grant

on Tue, 08/19/2014 - 22:16
While packing to go to the 2014 EuroCALL conference here in the Netherlands we heard the good news that our ErasmusPlus project application has been successful. It will allow the iTILT team to extend its research on IWBs in Language Education to more classroom technologies such as tablets. 
For more detai see this excerpt from the bid:
 
[...] This professional development project (iTILT2) aims to develop, promote and disseminate new and innovative best practice in supporting interactive language teaching in diverse European languages (English, French, Welsh and Turkish with further

TELLConsult invited to do the external evaluation of EU project PETALL

on Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:23
As TELLConsult was invited to be the external evaluator in the EU project 'Pan European Task Activities for Language Learning' (PETALL) we attended the project's kick-off meeting, early July at Faro University, Portugal. 

In his presentation the project coordinator, Antonio Lopes, summarised the project as follows:
 
PETALL is an LLP transversal KA2 project, funded by the European Commission that aims to encourage the use of ICT-based tasks in the language classroom.