PARTNERSHIPS AND RESULTS IN COMENIUS, LEONARDO DA VINCI AND GRUNDTVIG
National Agencies

2008-1-GB2-GRU06-00105

InterActs

Grundtvig partnerships

PARTNERS
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Spain
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    ORGANIZATION Coordinator

    Belfast Metropolitan College (BMC)

    TYPE OF ORGANIZATION

    Adult education provider

    ADDRESS

    College Square East – Belfast

    CONTACT PERSON

    Babet Gray

    InterActs

    The InterActs Learning Partnership will undertake to 1. produce digital audio/video resources in a minimum of six languages to support adult language learners at beginner to intermediate levels 2. share existing resources and good practice The resources will ultimately be used in the classroom and/or to deliver online support to adult language learners. The digital resources will be created in four stages: 1. identification of common topics/themes and related vocabulary and phrases 2. role-play writing 3. role-play recordings 4. CD creation and uploading onto partner organisations’ intranets/VLE/websites Although some resources exist on the internet and in CD format to support language-learning, they do not meet all the needs of learners: to acquire a language, adult learners need resources which are closely matched to what they learn in class; they need a lot of repetition to acquire and retain language, but at the same time they need variety and stimulation to sustain motivation. By creating a variety of resources which closely match course content, we will enhance and hasten the learning process. The availability of these resources online will support learners who may have to miss class for a variety of reasons as well as providing revision and reinforcement for all learners.

    RESULTS
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Spain
  • Multimedia Resources

    The InterActs Partnership was formed to produce digital audio/video resources with transcripts in English, French, German and Spanish to support language teaching and learning at intermediate level in adult education. The resources were matched to UK Level 2 and the course content was based on the Belfast Metropolitan college Step 4 syllabus and topics. The resources can be used in class or made available online on a Virtual Learning Environment platform or intranet.

    LANGUAGE(S)

    German, English, Spanish, French

    AUDIENCE(S)

    Students, Adult learners, Teachers

    PRODUCT TYPE

    Audiovisual material

    AVAILABILITY

    To be ordered to bgray@belfastmet.ac.uk

    COPYRIGHT

    No