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Summer University in Szeged

Date of Publication

17.02.2015

Target Group

Lecturers
Students

Domain Area

Teacher Education

Learning Scenario


Target Language

Hungarian

Language of Instruction

English
German

CEFR level

B1
B2

Type of Material

Picture/Graphics

Linguistic Features

Vocabulary
Grammar

Skills

Reading

Description

This teaching resource is available on a sample page on the website of a reliable and reputable newspaper (Magyarul Tanulok: http://www.magyarultanulok.com/?site=magazine). It suits the needs of intermediate students who study in Teacher Education. This newspaper contains various thematic exercises that can be used in class: regional studies, grammar, children's songs, various exercises, listening texts. They need to develop their reading skills and at the same time they need to expand technical related vocabulary. This resource assists both the lecturer, who can use this article with students in the classroom, and students who, rather autonomously, can also explore it. These assignments are suitable for both independent and classroom use.

Case study

3. Describe how you would test it (choose this one only if the previous options are not possible).

It is unknown to me whether this resource has already been used. The assignment sheet is free to download, but there is no feedback on this website.
This task is suitable for students at B1+, B2 language level. The target group is participants in Hungarian language course. The language course is specifically for the technical language of Teacher Education. The number of participants in the group is not relevant. The tasks can be used both as partner work and group work.
The aim of the task is: the students should get to know the vocabulary of Teacher Education that can use fixed collocations. Besides, the language learners have to understand the information of the article about Summer University. The meanings of the most important words are given in German and English.

Guidelines

Introductory activity / warmup: Find information about the city of Szeged together and talk about what a summer university means. You can activate the previous knowledge and arouse interest in learning the topic.
Step 1: Reading comprehension:
- Before reading have a chat about the article's name and its possible content. Look at the pictures and you make allegations about what you can do on a summer university.
Step 2: First read the text in larger sections. Find the basic information in each paragraph. Answer the questions: Who? What? When? Where? How? Underline the keywords.
Step 3: Reading phase 2: read the text a second time. You can check your detailed understanding with these exercises, for example: multiple choice test, assignment exercises, sorting information in a table. As an aid, you will find a glossary with the most important words in German and English on the second page.
Step 4: Divide the class in groups and roleplay a discussion on the most useful information shared in the text. While roleplaying this situation, students have to use vocabulary introduced and practiced during the class.

Review

Category
Rate
Comprehensive approach
Capacity to match the needs of lecturers and students

4

Added value
The provided tangible improvements

2

Motivation enhancement
The capacity to motivate students to improve their language skills

4

Innovation
Effectiveness in introducing innovative, creative and previously unknown approaches to LSP learning

3

Transferability
Measurement of the transferable potential and possibility to be a source of further capitalisation/application for other language projects in different countries

3

Skills assessment and validation
Availability of appropriate tools for lecturers to monitor students’ progress and for students to assess own progress and to reflect on learning

1

Adaptability
Flexibility of the contents and possibilities for the LSP lecturers to adapt the contents to their and to students’ need

3

Usability
Assess the technical usability from the point of view of the lecturer and the student

5

Accessibility
Assess the accessibility from the point of view of the lecturer and the student

5

Comments:
This task sheet meets the needs of students learning Hungarian as a foreign language at the B1+, B2 level. It is available in PDF format, but teachers can easily do an online assignment of it. The students are motivated by interesting tasks and the use of many pictures. In this case the language of study is Hungarian, and these tasks could not be adapted to other languages. It is possible to adapt the content to the needs of the students and add more reading comprehension. The specialist vocabulary enriches knowledge about teacher education. Unfortunately, there are no tasks for reading texts.
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