European Project’s second partner meeting

Riga Meeting picLast week part of Babelium’s team was in Riga (Latvia) taking part in the second partner meeting of the European project on which we are involved.

In the meeting we shared the progress that each team made in their respective work packages and defined the next steps in the areas of dissemination, explotation and platform content creation.

Our French partners (UPPA) have been hard at work defining an exercise methodology that is based on recognized standards such as CEFR and the ALTE (association of lenguage testers in Europe) Can Do statements. This exercise methodology also suggests a more concise content classification based on the language aspect and the type of exercise that is created, among other things. Some changes in the practice methodology were also suggested, favoring a three stage approach: free context exposition, instructor’s model recording and repetition of the model by the learner.

In the upcoming weeks we will be working together to shape the proposed methodology and discuss the changes we should do on the platform to accomodate this new features. Similarly, we will talk about the new practice workflow and the contents that we will be including in the ‘Exercise methodology’ deliverable.

We can say that except for some slight differences in the approach of some topics the meeting was a success and we would like to thank our Latvian partners for the great job of management and the kindness and attentiveness they displayed during our stay.

Best regards & Līdz nākamajai reizei! (Until next time)