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Project Seminar at Sapientia University

On 29 March 2017, a “Unity in Diversity” project seminar was held at Sapientia University, Faculty of Economics, Socio-Human Sciences and Engineering, Miercurea Ciuc, Romania for all the members of the Department of Human Sciences.

During the seminar, project manager Zsuzsanna Ajtony, lecturer of the department, introduced the concept of gamification, highlighting that it is a very young, about six- year-old branch of science, and that it is actually a new “outlook on life”. Its main aim is to reach the Y and Z generations (“digital natives”) whose way of thinking is very different from those of their teachers (“digital immigrants”). She also emphasized that gamification can be applied in education in general and in languages teaching in particular.

IT professional Zsolt Garda-Mátyás presented the possibilities for the implementation of gamification in e-learning, showing the e-learning platform of the project on  http://esolams.si/unity/ where – based a pre-created glossary – some typical language games are being created and can soon be reached (hangman, crosswords, cryptex, millionaire, sudoku, snakes and ladders and hidden picture). He also showed the moodle platform of Sapientia homepage, where gamification can be applied for teaching.

 

Dr. Zsuzsanna Ajtony, lecturer

Project manager of Sapientia University team

Romania

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Dissemination at international GASTRO 2017 in Crikvenica

From 20 to 23 March 2017 International GASTRO 2017 competition was held in Crikvenica, TUSDU and its students participated at this big event.  Project team used this event to disseminate our new project. Since their school is very small one, English and German teacher participated to the dissemination and promised to spread information to other  language teachers. She was really excited that she could use some project materials at classes with her students.

We distributed the project leaflets and answered the questions about the project.

Hilarija Lozančić Benić

TUSDU, Croatia

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Project dissemination for second-year students at Ekonomska šola Murska Sobota, Higher vocational school

On 21.3.2017 the second-year students of the programme Economist and Informatics at Ekonomska šola Murska Sobota, Higher vocational school attended the presentation of the new EU project »Language skills and intercultural issues in the hospitality industry: unity in diversity in the EU labour market«. I explained that the new project was the continuation of the previous EU project »Key Skills for Hotel Industry Staff« which finished in autumn 2016. Before presenting the new project I showed them the results of the previous project as it was easier to understand what both projects are about. I briefly mentioned the FrontDesk programs and the smartphones applications. Then I presented the Moodle e-platform for learning. I explained all the modules and study material for A2/B1 language level and showed some exercises in English and German. I also mentioned that those modules are available in 12 European languages (DE, EN, ES, FR, GR, HR, HU, IT, LV, RO, RU, SI). Then I presented the 6 modules for the higher language level B2/C1 available in English and explained the differences to A2/B1 level. I showed some exercises so that they could see the difference for themselves. I mentioned several times that the e-platform is available to anybody interested in languages and can be accessed by anyone who wants to learn or improve their language skills. Furthermore, I emphasized that access to the platform is free.  Then I showed them the new e-platform and explained how it will differ from the old one – with four new European languages (CZ, LT, SE, TR). I told them that all the study material and exercises for the A2/B1 language level will be available in the new languages as well. Furthermore, there will be a new language course for A1 level in all 16 European languages. Moreover, the B2/C1 level will be richer for case studies for all modules, intercultural and country case studies, video material and face-to-face tasks. Before we finished I showed them where and how to register on the Moodle e-platform so that they could use the study material and do the exercises.      

 

Erna Vöröš

Project manager

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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.