VIRTUAL REALITY FOR LANGUAGE LEARNERS
VR can provide language learners with the opportunity to immerse themselves in a wide variety of engaging environments and work collaboratively to perform a range of different tasks. This project to develop VR materials has obtained EU funding through the Erasmus KA2 scheme.
NEXT GENERATION PLACEMENT TESTS
The main objective of this project is to develop a computer-based, pre-course assessment tool that will accurately measure the current level of adult language learners. In the first instance, this tool will be available to learners of six languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian and Russian. The key characteristics of this pre-course assessment tool is that it will be adaptive. In other words, it will select items to present to students from a large data base of options, depending on their previous responses. This will
avoid the need to answer questions that are either too hard or too easy, and home in on each student’s actual level. Another key characteristic is that it will be available online, on computers or mobile devices, with a user friendly interface featuring instructions in a range of languages. Data from the test results will be immediately accessible both by the test takers and by the institutions organising the courses.
The main objective of the Remote Theatre project is to provide language teachers and adult language learners with the resources they need to incorporate drama into their language courses and then share their productions with other language learners elsewhere.