On the 2nd of May 2018 two pilot sessions of the A1 level modules (Welcome, Hotel, Restaurant, Professional Skills) took place at the University of Sapientia in Csíkszereda, Romania.
The first group consisted of 9 students, all of whom are students of the University of Sapientia studying economics. The second group consisted of 6 students studying engineering at the same institution. The participants marked English, Hungarian, Romanian, and German as the languages they master with varying proficiency, ranging between A1 and C2 language levels. With a single exception the age of the students ranges between 18 and 25.
All the students tried out the Hungarian version of the A1 level modules, some of them also worked on the Romanian and the English ones. The vast majority of the students found the tasks and the games useful, interesting, and creative. The participants considered that the exercises included in these modules developed their reading skills, enriched their vocabulary, and improved their grammar habits. Interestingly, the students felt that they benefited more from written exercises than from video or audio materials. Games and face- to- face tasks were unanimously appreciated and enjoyed by everyone.
The comments written at the end of the questionnaire corroborate the good results obtained by the A1 modules on the value scale: some commenters emphasized the usefulness of the tasks once again. Two commenters complained that they were unable to access the correct solutions to the crossword and hangman games they had played.
With respect to the way the content is organized, students made oral comments about the friendly design, and the straightforward, user-friendly structure of the e-learning platform.
Romanian project team member