MEANING – Press release . Our project comes to its end!
Last week, the partnership met in Poznan, Poland, in the city of our coordinator for the last transnational partners’ meeting. Each member organisation of the MEANING project was represented to discuss the final elements of the project implementation. The partners were able to list the last elements to be finalised in order to close this great project.
Is it time to include emotional intelligence in speaking tasks?
Five tips in order to improve your English as an adult
Migration and linguistic integration
The fallacy of Learning Styles
How to make learning effective
Reasons that may encourage study English in the senior age
The personal aim as a motivator for language learning
Language learning for seniors is a complex topic. Many texts of the available literature on the topic often focus on the potential challenges:
A blog dedicated to
self-study language learning
During the COVID19 crisis we have understood the importance of online learning, especially for vulnerable groups for whom is essential to respect preventive measures and stay home.
Adapting pedagogical approaches to seniors’ specificities as learners
The forgetting curve and spaced repetition in language learning
If you have ever tried to learn vocabulary, you are likely to be familiar with this phenomenon: After studying new words for hours on end, you finally feel like you are able to remember everything. But then two weeks later, when trying to recall those words, your mind suddenly draws a blank, and you are unable to really recall anything at all.
How films can help you learn a language
Films are a great medium to use when it comes to improving your language skills like vocabulary, pronunciation, learning informal phrases and even getting to know the cultural aspects of other languages. It should be stated that films alone will not automatically turn you into a native speaker, however it can be a great addition to your learning process, especially if you use it wisely. Here are some tips and methods how to incorporate movies into your learning routine:
Some research behind language learning….
The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF)
Affective domain of language learning
Who is an adult learner?
When planning for a year, plant corn. When planning for a decade, plant trees. When planning for life, train and educate people (a Chinese proverb).
Age-appropriate language learning
In adult education, the group of people aged 55+ have a special role: they are not only often interested in different topics than younger learners, but also the way the lessons should be conducted is different. The MEANING project has set itself to shedding more light on the needs of learners of 55+ years. An introduction to the principles of to age-appropriate language learning can be found here:
Pronunciation in elderly language learning
The foreign language learning process can provide significant health and social benefits to elderly citizens and is also becoming a more and more necessary skill in the rapidly changing world environment.
Technology value for learning English
Bilingualism is natural for our brain!
“Our brains are capable of engaging with multiple languages,” says Sarah Phillips, a PhD student at New York University and lead author of the paper (“Composition within and between Languages in the Bilingual Mind: MEG Evidence from Korean/English Bilinguals”), published in the journal eNeuro.
During the COVID19 crisis we have understood the importance of online learning, especially for vulnerable groups for whom is essential to respect preventive measures and stay home. So, what to do for seniors who want to learn a language? The answer is online language classes.
How gamification influences the learning process
Socialization in online education!
The European Profiling Grid
If you are a language teacher you can try an interesting tool for language teachers for raising awareness about language teaching competences and teaching quality and are also important aids to teacher training and development.
The e-Grid aim is to help language teachers assess their professional strengths and training needs, and to support people who are managing and supporting teachers.