The text offers an attractive presentation of a significant tourism area in Romania written in informal and expressive language, accompanied by beautiful pictures of the Danube Delta. The article offers details on the touristic activities typical of the area, as well as on food, accommodation, opportunities for spending the free time (festivals, other events). The resource can be successfully used during the lessons of Romanian for Tourism due to valuable information about the Danube Delta contained in the article, as well as a good model for the creation of a tourist’s brochure in the Romanian language. The test at the end provides pre-set answers in a drop-down list from which the students choose the correct answers; the answers are provided and students can check their results.
The resource The Danube Delta – a Romanian tourist attraction was tested with students ranging A2 and B1 levels. The vocabulary was adequate for both levels, but some of the grammar structures proposed are a B2 level, so the students needed additional explanations or adapting to their actual level. Many of the vocabulary items explained in the resource (in English) were already known to the students, while others, that weren’t not associated with an explanation, were not – so there was some discrepancy in this respect. The brochures created by the participants about the Danube Delta were interesting and conteined information that was not in the text, thus it can be said that the unit raised the Slovenian students’ interest in this area of Romania. Ioana Carmen Jieanu, Lector de limba română la Universitatea din Ljubljana, Slovena / Institutul limbii Române
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 text is divided into sections on various topis (activities, food, accommodation, local feasts), where the key words are highlighted in bold. It is followed by a multiple-choice 10-item quiz on the content presented (with answers in a drop-down list that can be checked at the end) and a short bilingual English-Romanian glossary of the most relevant vocabulary, students can adapt and create their own glossary in their own L1 language. The text can be used for other autonomous activities by students (e.g. extending the glossary of terms from tourism of their own interest, extending the list of region-related toponyms etc.) and also explore the cultural content of the region. The resource is user friendly, intuitive and easily accessible by both students and lecturers.
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