Project Number 503150-LLP-1-2009-AT-LEONARDO-LMP
Product VL Terminology
Title VL Terminology
Product Type material for open learning
Marketing Text The creation of a project-specific terminology database is an important additional component in the VinoLingua project. A learner-oriented terminology database has been considered to be an indispensable part of LSP materials, and that the available heterogeneous resources from the Internet needed to be adapted for the project’s needs.
Description Apart from the multilingualism the particularity of this database is the fact that it was specifically conceived for the VinoLingua audience, that is, for wine experts with very good knowledge of the subject but poor skills in the foreign language. The database contains all the necessary technical terms but also considers – particularly in the area of definitions/descriptions – the low level of foreign language competence of its users.
Target group Wine-growers, wine-makers, all wine-related sectors
The definitions/descriptions used for the database had to be comprehensible for a language learner of the A1 to B1 levels. Existing terminologies had usually been produced by experts for experts in the respective L1. The “didactically-oriented” approach of the terminology project is therefore an innovative specificity. Another important characteristic of the database – particularly from a didactic perspective – is its technical implementation, which also allows access to information via a graphical representation of the concepts (C-map). This means that the users can work on the vocabulary they need for their specific products by following a logical-hierarchical conceptual system.
The sub-project terminology database is incorporated in the VinoLingua courses through linking it to the online teaching materials. It will also be presented on the general public part of the website, either partly or as a whole, which will give it a strong promotional function. The database could help making the website interesting for anyone interested in wine and language. Once the public has discovered the website (for instance through the terminology database), it might get interested in the multiple other facets of the VinoLingua project and especially in the didactic materials.
Area of application
vocational training for LSP Wine
sectorial work in the area of wine
Product Languages English