Strategic Themes

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Innovative Education

Books4Languages provides a system that teachers can personalize the content easily thanks to our modular approach and open licenses.

For the teachers to choose the resources they require most for the student which can create a way of teaching directed towards the student’s needs, we divide the course into different Components of the languages (Vocabulary, Grammar, Orthography and Cultural). Within these components four language competence skills are practiced (reading, writing, listening and speaking).

To adapt the course regardless of the number of evaluations it has, the latter, for each Level, is divided into 12 Themes + a Theme 0 (as an introduction or review the content from the previous levels). Each Theme has two Units (for A levels one unit is one week of study and for B and C levels one unit is two weeks of study).

We divide each one of these components into a high number of Topics where one Topic contains one Learning Object (a grammatical rule, the vocabulary of a subtheme or communicational objective etc…) split in their Dimensions. This subdivision allows to adapt the content to different contexts or to explain a course in a very dynamic way. Thanks to this, the teacher has complete control over the content that they want to use in their classes.

We organise the Topics using a sequence of carefully linked Units which revolve around a Theme. This organisation facilitates the collaboration between:

  • students of the same course,
  • students of different languages within the same level of language competence,
  • students of the same language but with different level of language competence.

All of the books are directly connected and integrated through the platform as one single course.

We organise the Topics using a sequence of carefully linked Units which revolve around a Theme and they act in line with the achievement of an objective (or action) through activities and tasks. We offer different kind of exercises and the activities that are prepared to cover the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking)

Each topic is finished with a short video (60-90s) of a resume of the topic and a long video (6-12m) with the true explanation of the topic, making more friendly the learning enviroment.

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The definitions for the various terms used to describe the page:

Learning object

Any reusable digital resource that is encapsulated in a lesson or assemblage of lessons grouped in units, modules, courses , and even programmes

Dimensions

Form Use-Meaning framework here.

Form

Refers to the structure of a phrase or clause. In a given context, certain forms are required in English to be considered accurate. Form describes either the required form of a word or a required word order. Form is often described by reference to rules that speakers follow and is likely what most people think of when they think of grammar.

Use

Grammar ability involves not just explicitly learning or describing rules but also using language for real communicative purposes. The distinction between stating a grammar rule and using grammar suggests that one type of knowledge (explicit knowledge) does not necessarily translate into another type of knowledge (implicit knowledge).