This portal (https://slovake.eu/en) contains language courses at different levels (A1, A2, B1, B2) with many exercises, tests and dictionaries - everything you need familiarise yourself with Slovak grammar, learn new words, or even interact with other users of this site. In addition, learn about Slovakia - a central European country with an interesting history, stunning landscapes and numerous tourist attractions. 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. The tasks can be downloaded free of charge. But you must register beforehand.
Introductory activity / warmup: Use a picture of a school or school system to publicize the topic, with a word hedgehog on the board 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.
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 with the pronunciation in several languages on this page: https://slovake.eu/de/courses/a2/10/1
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.
Capacity to match the needs of lecturers and students
The provided tangible improvements
The capacity to motivate students to improve their language skills
Effectiveness in introducing innovative, creative and previously unknown approaches to LSP learning
Measurement of the transferable potential and possibility to be a source of further capitalisation/application for other language projects in different countries
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
Flexibility of the contents and possibilities for the LSP lecturers to adapt the contents to their and to students’ need
Assess the technical usability from the point of view of the lecturer and the student
Assess the accessibility from the point of view of the lecturer and the student
The material is informative for both students and lecturers because students can work individually and with the help of the teacher who can provide them with supplementary material and creative tasks. It is possible to adopt the contents to students’ need because the material can function as a teaching source and can be supplemented or accompanied by other sources or material. The material is intended to a larger audience, and it is useful for both individual and classroom use. It is a well-constructed site to learn Slovakian as a foreign language. The page is easily accessed for those who want to learn Slovakian with the help of the internet. Monitoring students' own progress is not a challenge, as there is a key to the solution at the end. The specialist vocabulary enriches basic knowledge in Teacher Education.
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