The project which is co-financed
by the European Commission (Lingua D/2) is carried out by 14
European institutions in total (schools, universities and enterprises).
Its aim is to develop teaching and learning material for collaborative
open distance learning on the Web in three languages: English, French
Each language is grouped around
a certain metaphor:
Each site provides the users
with the following information:
- Coherent interactive didactical units which provide
different activities : An interface will exploit the possibilities
of multimedia and will give access to different levels and activities,
all grouped around specific topics in the frame of a metapher.
There will be different levels for the language learners.
- "Events": certain activities, changing
and taking place within certain periods of time. These events
have the character of a contest. There is a jury who selects the
best production and prizes the best contributions. This encourages
the communication and the collaborative work between the different
European participants, the different levels of learners, but also
- A centre of resources for language teachers and
learners: with pedagogical material giving information about the
WEB and the didactics of language teaching with the means of the
WEB, especially guidelines for the above mentioned units. This
materiel proposes a didactic reflection , which allows teachers
to inform themselves and to learn something out of it.
The project addresses itself
on the one hand side to adult learners and to adults of different
levels. The online activities want to familiarise the learner with
ICT. On the other hand side the products which are put online allow
the language teachers to work with ICT and to use the resources
which are allowed by the WEB.