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Objectives: Providing electronic lexical and terminological resources for LWUTLs in a variety of vocational areas, as well as multimedia language learning aids, thus promoting linguistic skills as part of vocational training, and fostering methods of self-training in the workplace.
Activities: Putting on disk, using widely available technology (e.g. MS-Access, MS-Windows), a multilingual glossaryof technical terms for the vocational areas of Computer Science, Business Administration, and Electronics, for the languages of the partners, as part of a self-learning tool encompassing both video and speech technology.
Results: The multimedia product, which will be identical in all Member States, will be marketed as a self-learning tool for L1-disadvantaged learners as well as FL learners, in vocational and professional training.
If you would like more information about VOCALL, you can access a summary of activities for 1996 by clicking here, and a summary of intended developments for 1997 here.
We have presented papers on our research at a number of places, including:
and also at:
We shall also be presenting at:
Other related Leonardo projects include the following:
Another useful page is NCET, the National Council for Educational Technology.
If you're interested in Foreign Language Teaching, you could contact FLTeach.
An interesting new on-line journal is Language Learning & Technology, which started up in July 1997. Information on other CALL journals, as well as lots of other interesting stuff, can be found at CTI, the University of Hull's Centre for Modern Languages.
This project is being carried out with the support of the European Community within the framework of the Leonardo da Vinci Programme. Nevertheless, the views expressed here do not necessarily represent the Commission's official position.
Andy Way, May 1999