Title ENGLISH THE SAINT JAMES WAY
Project Number 2009-1-ES1-LEO05-10338
Product ENGLISH THE SAINT JAMES WAY ENGLISH COURSE
Title ENGLISH THE SAINT JAMES WAY ENGLISH COURSE
Product Type open and distance learning
Marketing Text A practicle, complete and user friendly English training course providing essential vocabulary and expressions. The students can practice speaking, listening, pronunciation, and grammar.
EFL online training course for professionals in the rural tourism accomodation sector, consisting of 10 specific theme-based units + 3 review units + a final review of 100 questions, incorporating a wide range of learning activities covering all the skill areas: speaking, reading, writing, grammar, pronunication and vocabulary.
The focus is developing communication strategies. The functional areas include: checking in and out; talking about prices; requests, problems and permission;giving directions inside the building and out; local shops and facilities; tomorrow's weather; giving tourist information and local knowledge.
The instructional design of the course is based on 4 steps: understanding (often by associating images and text), recognising, remembering and producing and pronouncing. The learning activities lead the student along this path to linguistic competence.
The different versions for each geographical region incorporate specific language contents for talking about local information and a Glossary of all key words with translations to the local language: Spanish, French, Italian, Basque . All versions include a tool bar with options for HELP, PRINT, CHECK ANSWERS, GIVE UP, SEE INSTRUCTIONS and links to DICTIONARIES and our SOCIAL NETWORKS.
Students can see their scores for each activity and the accumulated scores by skill area in each session. A complete report can be accessed, printed and emailed by the tutor.
Two modes of study: GUIDED STUDY where the program leads the student automatically through the program, requiring repetition when the score is below 70%; and OPEN ACCESS where the student can choose the activities either by unit or skill area.
We have included complete guidelines for the tutor, as a human element for follow up and motivation is essential in any online learning system.
Finally, there is a questionnaire for the students to provide feedback.
Target group Professionals in the rural tourism accomodation sector
30 hours of online ESP instruction, taylor made for use in France, Italy, Holland and Spain.
Pilot tests carried out in 4 countries.
Area of application English language learning