This project was co-funded under the Erasmus+ Programme (2019-2021).
It is a well-built platform offering free lessons for A0, A1 A2 levels.
After free registration on the platform, students can access the study units. They have audio recordings, the lesson text, and the possibility to automatically check the English translation of certain terms by selecting the respective word.
The platform has an intuitive design and is easy to use, both for individual study and in class. In the menu, students can find an online translator and a virtual keyboard.
The audio recordings are good, with standard pronunciation with no regional elements.
The main grammatical categories are presented in special units in the sequence that can be accessed from the menu.
In this sequence, however, the explanations are in Polish, beyond the comprehension of students at the A2 level. We can consider it a guide for teachers and not for students.
The teacher introduces the students to the platform and how to register, describes the steps to be followed and the menu.
The teacher introduces the topic of the study unit - Moja Praca jest interesująca/ My work is interesting.
1. Students listen to the audio sequence (about one minute).
2. Students read the dialogues and word lists.
3. The unit has 10 quizzes (comprehension of text, recognition of verb forms, comparison degrees of adjectives, construction of simple sentences). Students solve the quizzes and receive the result automatically. The teacher gives further explanations when needed.
Note: The teacher must be careful not to create discomfort by revealing the scores obtained in the quizzes. These are known only to the individual student.
4. The teacher reinforces terms learned about jobs, contracts, projects through a guided dialogue with students.
5. To fix vocabulary, the teacher may propose other quizzes and activities.
Wyrażenia i słownictwo
Co dzisiaj robiłaś/robiłeś?
Skończyłam pracę nad [...].
To dobra wiadomość.
To była najnudniejsza [...].
Czy masz nowy [...]?
Zdecydowałam się na [...].
Lepszy niż ten stary.
Praca jest [...].
Przed południem pracowałem na budowie.
W południe pojechałem do biura.
Czy praca w biurze jest lepsza czy gorsza?
Moim zdaniem gorsza.
Co robiłeś po południu?
Z kolegą pracowaliśmy nad [...].
Students can be encouraged to search the internet and read short job advertisements.
Students will be encouraged to complete a Europas CV in Polish and highlight their main qualities.
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
Each unit includes a recording of the text, about one minute long, an introductory sequence (introduction of the situation and characters), the text of the dialogue. The text is followed by a list of terms and expressions and a list of synonyms. By clicking on the arrow, students move from one sequence of the unit of study to another.
Each unit includes exercises to understand the text (true/false), quizzes (with pictures, text and sound). Very useful are the exercises on understanding audio sequences and recognising verbal forms. Quizzes have the option to repeat them.
However, the requirements of some quizzes are not sufficiently explained, they can be deduced by someone with teaching experience. Another problem comes from the fact that the teacher or student cannot easily choose quizzes, because moving on to a new one depends on solving the previous one.
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