We, the members of the EOL team, who have based our research on the creation of learning environments optimised by and for languages, would like to offer you a selection of 35 ideas to help you envisage and organise the best learning environment, adapted to the needs of these young people.
At the very heart of this proposal lies our desire to maintain the contact we have created with our classes and students. Even though the usual contacts take different forms, the time has come to bring out NEW FORMS OF PEDAGOGICAL RELATIONSHIPS, to create or recreate learning environments in which language takes on its full importance. In order to best respond to these LINGUISTIC CHALLENGES, you will discover activities and pathways for language teaching and learning where the use of digital tools can bring real added value.
In designing such environments, it is important to take two elements into account: the management of TIME and SPACE. The perception of time changes considerably when space is restricted to a room or a building.
We therefore hope that you will be able to take advantage of this period in order to embrace INNOVATION through a pedagogical approach that takes the linguistic challenges into account and contributes to a better intergenerational understanding that will continue when our classes reopen.
When you click on one of the five coloured circles corresponding to the five issues described above, you will find a table organised in three columns.
In the first column you will find some characteristics of the “z and alpha generations” which then become challenges and opportunities in the second column. In the last column, you will find a description of suggested activities based on EOL project tools and designed to meet the challenge of a new learning environment, for and through languages. You can either use the tools independently of each other, or you can use them in different combinations. Moreover, you can use them get to know the EOL project in more depth and to re-design or to build a learning environment where languages flourish.
The EOL Training & Consultancy team