Title Education in a Virtual World (E-VIWO)
Project Number 2010-1-FI1-LEO05-03043
Product Business & computing English for students
Title Business & computing English for students
Product Type teaching material
Marketing Text The students will learn Business English terms and practice small talk and social skills. Work interview practice. Possibilities for tuition in class situations and in evenings at home.
The students are more keen to take part in SL-sessions since they offer a more creative method for learning.By using SL as a learning environment the students can practice their Business English skills in a more authentic context. They also have the possibility to meet a real life international business person. Implemented information technology and alternative methods is also a motivating factor when learning English. Using new technology is a creative way of teaching and learning, giving both teachers and students a possibility to meet needs of different job markets. New technology can also be used to improve employability skills, team work and make students aware of the different business roles and functions involved in collaborative project development.
All partners are supporting learning through new technology. They have a strong interest in developing engaging learning methods that motivates students to obtain knowledge and new skills that will support their future professional career.
Teachers and students/IT and Arts & Design, Language learning
Technical and vocational secondary education
The students learnt Business English terms and practiced small talk, social skills and work interviews. Tuition was offered in class and online during evenings at home. The students will visit companies in SL
and listen to a keynote speaker in Language Labs. One phase of the language training was also for the students to present their products at the Virtual Fair 28.3.2012.
The course material was available in Moodle and Second Life was used as learning environment . A blog on the project web site was opened and was constantly updated with completed tasks and photos from different sessions in SL. The blog was open for interested teachers during the project period.
By using SL as a learning environment the students could practice their
Business English skills in a more authentic context and environment. Implemented information technology and alternative blended methods have also been motivating factors when learning English. Using new technology is a creative way of teaching and learning offering both teachers and students a possibility to improve their skills and competencies as well as employability.
The students were keen to take part in SL sessions since they offered a more creative method for learning.
All project partners are supporting learning through new technology and have a strong interest in developing engaging learning methods that motivates students to obtain knowledge and new skills that will support their employability.
Of 20 arranged lessons 16 were organised in SL. FPD Järvenpää also arranged an open public fair of opportunities on the 17.11.2012 T were the Business English in the E-VIWO project was presented.
Area of application
Product Languages English