On the final day of our third project meeting in Riga in April 2017 I gave a dissemination to a teacher from the Languages Centre of the University of Latvia in Riga. It took place at the Hotel Best, where the partners were staying. It was on the Saturday evening after the outing to the National Park.
The teacher was Laimdota Locmele, who was already very familiar with the materials that we created in our previous project. She was especially interested in learning about the developments of those materials and hearing about the new ones that we are creating in the present project.
Her main subject is English but she is also involved in other languages. Her students have been impressed with the smartphone apps developed in our earlier project and will be keen to try our latest versions. They find the digital maps extremely motivating. She was not familiar with the exercises based on the maps and on the hotel plans and felt sure that they would prove a major attraction to both her colleagues and her students.
She had planned to come with one of her fellow-teachers in the Language Centre but it was quite late when we finally decided to meet on the Saturday evening. Sadly this was not convenient for her colleague.
She hopes to take up the offer that I have made a number of times for her to bring a group of colleagues to Cambridge University for one of the six-day courses that I run at Selwyn College. These courses provide a great opportunity to promote our project and demonstrate the materials that we have created.
A photo of Laimdota, taken during the dissemination, is attached.