An innovative ICT-Based learning methodology and content for second-language learning
We can only learn to speak by speaking! The Tower of Babel is a well-known story that portrays the challenge that multilingual communication can create. It also serves as the inspiration for the name given to Babelium, a project that will implement an innovative ICT-based learning methodology and content for second-language oral expression training.
Nowadays, foreign language speaking skills are a must for almost all of us. At work, we need to speak to foreign clients and colleagues, students need to speak when doing an Erasmus and we could all benefit from having more language speaking skills when we travel.
Babelium is for anyone who wants or needs to improve their oral language skills. It can also be used by language teachers seeking an efficient tool to aid their students learning. As we all know, we can only learn to speak by speaking!
The ICT based platform (open source and under cc license) will provide interactive videos that motivate learners to speak. It will also allow trainers and learners to produce their own videos using simple tools (a webcam and microphone).