Speak and Learn. Language course for Exchange students (20 languages of EU
member-states on mobile devices).
The mobility of young people in Europe is increasing thanks to the Erasmus+
programme. It very often happens that students have difficulties adapting in a new
country because they do not speak the local language, and due to communication
problems arising from the fact that English, German or French, which are usually
taught as the second language at schools, are not spoken by the people of all EU
Member States. It is very useful to have a basic knowledge of the language of the
country to where you are travelling. Knowing the main pronunciation rules and most
typical sentences needed in everyday situations is very helpful. This project will
develop a multi-language interactive audio-visual product for learning languages and
is called – “Speak and Learn”. The product is created on the basis of the languages
of the countries covered by the Erasmus + programme. The essence of the product
lies in learning a language not through a third language, i.e. English, but the mother
tongue. When creating the product, the main pedagogical strategy used is the
communicative approach to foreign language learning and immediate immersion into
speech. The project will create a product on the basis of three of the most popular
platforms – iOS, Android and Windows Phones. This enables you to use the product
on tablets and smart phones – most popular among young people. The product does
not require permanent Internet connection as the consumer will have the device with
him/her at all times. It is envisioned that the product will help young people adapt to a
country to which they have travelled through the Erasmus+ programme, easily,
efficiently and effectively. It is hoped that multi-linguistic products will enrich your
language-learning on the basis of using the latest mobile devices.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
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