As the final event for the European project PROMACOLT hyperlink www.promacolt.eu , LINGUAPOLIS organised a workshop with students from the course “Instructional Design” at the University of Antwerp. During the workshop the students discussed several language learning case studies taken from the PROMACOLT-guide
Furthermore, students had to think about any needs and problems which may arise when designing a language course and the solutions they would suggest. In a final phase, the participants filled out a questionnaire
, rating the importance of 34 considerations related to designing a language course.
Analysing the results of the surveys in Belgium, we can conclude that the majority of statements taken from the PROMACOLT-guide
are considered to be very useful (14 out of 34) or useful (24 out 34). The following considerations received the most agreement:
- Designing the structure of the course (either in class / e-learning / blended learning)
- Specifying all needed complementary abilities of the learner / trainer at the course design phase.
- Considering facilities and resources available for the course provider to take care of different learning styles.
The majority of students were very positive about the workshop. It gave them new insights on how to design a language course and enabled them to look at language learning from different angles.
With workshops taking place in all six partner-countries, the PROMACOLT project was successfully concluded in April 2012.