The material is ideal for beginners. This listening activity is contextualized with the illustration at the top. A pre-listening activity is to have a look at the picture, and make predictions about the characters and the scenery. The next step is to listen to the conversation; for the first listening it is advisable to read the conversation while listening; for the second listening it is advisable to hide the text, and for the third time the learner can read again during listening. The basic vocabulary of the conversation is illustrated in a separate picture which van be enlarged; it is a very good tool for helping to learn the basic food words. Not only words, but useful expressions are also highlighted; therefore pragmatism is also in the focus of the activity. The final test is a true/false exercises, which can be done as many times as the learner wants to. If the learner does not achieve the highest score, they can redo the exercise until they pass without failures. The learner can go back to the text and the recording to help themselves find the right answers. The learner’s motivation and self-esteem are highly supported by this way of assessing their knowledge.
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 present teaching source satisfies the needs of students who want to learn Slovakian as a foreign language in any field or age to acquire the basics of the language. The layout of the site is very friendly, attractive; well-structured and easy to understand. The site needs very basic ICT skills and knowledge of English. As there is an assessment at the end of the activity, the immediate feedback on the learner’s achievement is provided. As this final true/false test can be done as many times as one wants, learning from failures supports the reflectivity in the resource, and develops learner’s self-esteem.
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