Title Tools for integrated training of language and ECVET defined vocational skills in mechanised forestry
Project Number 2012-1-SE1-LEO05-11672
Product Forest Workers on line training tool
Title Forest Workers on line training tool
Product Type teaching material
Development, design and production of the interactive multimedia product for e-learning of vocational English language;
- To support vocational education and training by providing modern language training tool;
- To enhance self-training;
Description The interactive Forest Worker's Online Training Tool provides training material for the development of language skills by forest workers who are non-native English speakers so that they are better prepared to communicate in the work environment.
Target group Young and adult students in forestry, young and adult workers in the forest industry
The Tool is comprised of 48 Lessons in 21 Chapters, and it is based on the book "Working in Harvesting Teams, Part 1 & 2" (in English).
Each Lesson contains an introductory section, with subsections like "Can Do", Warm Up" and "Learning Tasks", and it is followed by a practice section with "Exercises", "Case Studies" and "Glossary Practice" subsections. ICT learning tools were used to develop closed-type questions for self-study, whereas Case Studies contain open-type questions for in-class discussion. Vocabulary building is assisted by raw and spaced repetition exercises, and trainees are encouraged to think creatively and develop their own mnemonics and share them in class.
Area of application The Tool is available online and can be downloaded for free so that trainees can use their smartphones as training tools