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Pasaulio vietovardžiai / World place names

Date of Publication

2014

Target Group

Domain Area

Business & Communication
International Relations
Journalism & multimedia
Sustainability
Tourism

Learning Scenario

Autonomous learning

Target Language

Lithuanian

Language of Instruction

Any language

CEFR level

B1
B2
C1
C2

Type of Material

Reference resources (online Dictionaries/ grammar guides/phrasebooks)

Linguistic Features

Vocabulary

Skills

Speaking
Writing

Description

- The „World place name“s website is created for all those who need but don‘t know how to pronounce a place name of another country. The resource is built on the basis of the dictionary of the same title published by MELC. In 2014-2016 the whole content of the dictionary was digitized to create this resource.
- The resource aims at unifying the spelling of place names of other countries in the Lithuanian language, at recording the connection between the authentic and Lithuanian form, gives synonyms and variants of a place name.

Case study

The resource can be used by learners of Lithuanian as well as by students of various specialities ( geography, international relations, business) as reference material. It is useful in preparing presentations in Lithuanian on a certain country of the world, its exact location, its population and languages spoken, its prominent geographical features ( rivers, mountains, deserts). Students get additional practice in spelling , in declension of nouns, adjectives and numbers.

Guidelines

Alongside variants of place names, the resource gives additional information about location, continents and countries, local culture. The search system is user-friendly, the resource is very attractive and promotes interest. It is best suited for self-study.

Review

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

5

Added value
The provided tangible improvements

5

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

5

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

2

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

2

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:
The resource is rich in content of not only linguistic but also of cultural and cognitive nature. It is very attractive due to innovative technical and visual features.
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