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Moje wspomnienia z Erasmusa / My memories of Erasmus

Date of Publication

11.02.2021

Target Group

Domain Area

Business & Communication
Teacher Education
Tourism

Learning Scenario

Autonomous learning
Classroom Context

Target Language

Polish

Language of Instruction

Any language

CEFR level

B1

Type of Material

Audio

Linguistic Features

Vocabulary
Grammar
Pragmatics

Skills

Listening
Speaking
Critical Thinking
Reading

Description

HelloPolish! is a podcast for learning Polish at different levels of study, from A1 to C2. The authors upload new material every two weeks. The podcast uses authentic Polish language, provides information about Polish culture, customs, movies, books, tourist attractions.
The site contains complex resources (audio, texts and activities) and allows students to develop their vocabulary, listening, reading and conversation skills. The audio (MP3) and text (pdf) can be downloaded to any device, so students can also work offline.
Phrases and expressions to be explained at the end of the text are marked (bold).
The vocabulary presented includes both specialist and colloquial terms used in everyday communication by young people.
The list of terms explained also provides collocations.
Each unit also includes a series of exercises (in a downloadable PDF document), together with the exercise key.

Case study

Awaiting validation

Guidelines

1. The teacher introduces the topic of the unit and gives information about the site, how to use it.
https://www.hellopolish.pl/moje-wspomnienia-z-erasmusa-b1/
2. Students listen twice to the audio recording.
3. Teacher invites students to read the text and explains the vocabulary.
4. The teacher provides grammar explanations in context.
5. Students identify the places where the characters in this unit (Hubert, Daria, Iza) have been through the Erasmus programme. What did they study in which countries? What are their impressions of Erasmus scholarships?
6. Using the vocabulary they have learned and their personal experiences, students discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the Erasmus programme.

7. Students solve the exercises in this unit and check the results (using the exercise key).

Other activities:


1. Using the terms learnt, students discuss the Erasmus programme and other academic programmes. Where would they like to study? Have they participated in the Erasmus mobility programme?
2. Each student chooses a university and searches its website for Erasmus offers. The teacher organises a guided conversation about the Erasmus programme, offers, opportunities, etc.

Review

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

4

Added value
The provided tangible improvements

3

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

4

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

4

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

4

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

4

Comments:
The units can be accessed very easily from the address given. In the menu, users find the sections and the podcast library, where the units are presented with the level of study specified. For better orientation on the site, section names are translated into English.
In materials and exercises, the authors use only Polish, without translating terms or phrases. If students have difficulties, the teacher recommends that they check terms using the available online dictionaries. The audio recordings are about 5 minutes each and are of fairly good quality. A minus is that there are not several readers of the material (different voices, different tones and vocal timbres).
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