This resource can be used with Management or Economics students. Apart from allowing a discussion on gender equality in a context where it is not always true, it supports the issue of entrepreneurship and listening to several women talking about it can become engaging. Students will probably react very well to these issues, since they are so highlighted by them, even in their social media. The use of this resource is recommended to groups of under 30 students, which will still allow a diversity of opinions to be expressed. Besides enhancing listening and speaking skills, a task-based approach can also be used, leading the podcast towards a more grammatical solution or to the practice of several language structures.
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
This resource matches both lecturers' and students’ needs. While using this resource students can develop their listening and speaking skills and consequently enlarge their vocabulary. Lecturers have the possibility to use a real-world resource in classes related to the wider topic. From the technical viewpoint, the resource is easy to use, since the link is available on the website of one of the most widely read Portuguese newspapers. The podcast in itself becomes attractive and the gender equality topic is always hot in today’s debates. Apart from this issue, the lecturer can also approach the resource through the more general idea of entrepreneurship in today’s world economy.
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