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Teaching/Learning English for Technical Purposes - TENTEC/LENTEC

Research project
Inactive research
Project period
1999 - 2003
Project owner
The Department of Education and Special Education, University of Gothenburg

Financier
EU/The Leonardo da Vinci Programme

Short description

These are two successive EU projects in the Leonardo da Vinci Programme. Students from several European vocationally oriented schools worked in a virtual mode to solve technical problem-based “cases” in English. Self-assessment of language learning was performed with the aid of the Swedish and Dutch European Language Portfolio and the Swedish self-assessment material for A-Level English. Language learning in an ICT context was in focus.

A validation study was carried out in English listening comprehension, a Web page was created, and a teacher manual (with results and suggested ways of working with language learning in a virtual environment) was published.

A further follow-up project has been proposed (with the support of the Swedish programme office): Needs Analysis and Self-Assessment of Language Achievement Competences (NASLAC).

Partner countries

TENTEC: Sweden, coordinator, France, Slovenien, Slovenia, Austria

LENTEC: Sweden, coordinator, Denmark, Estonia, France, Slovenien, Slovenia

Co-workers at the University of Gothenburg

TENTEC
Anne Dragemark Oscarson

LENTEC
Mats Oscarson
Anne Dragemark Oscarson
Sylvi Vigmo

References

Dragemark, Anne (2000). Self-Assessment in language learning - Self-assessment within the TENTEC Project, Teaching English for Technical Purposes, Leonardo da Vinci projekt, http://www.skolverket.se, http://www.pedc.se/tentec/didactics/assessment.html

Dragemark, Anne; Ottosson, Sven-Erik; Persson, Ove & Tallvid, Martin (2000). Working across the curriculum. A description of co-operation across the curriculum, on the TENTEC Project, TENTEC homepage: http://www.pedc.se/experiences/teacher/html

Dragemark, Anne (2004). The Use of Self-Assessment in the LENTEC Project in The LENTEC Guide to Learning English: Problem Based Learning in Virtual Mobility Projects

Dragemark, Anne; Oscarson, Mats & Perkins, Polly (2003). LENTEC: Self-Assessment of Language Skills. Language Testing Update, Issue 34, p 86 - 87.

Dragemark, Anne & Vigmo, Sylvi (2004). European Vocational Students Solve Problem Based Learning Cases Virtually Working in the LENTEC Project. LMS Lingua 2, pp 27 - 35.

Dragemark, Anne (2004). Självbedömning av engelsk hörförståelse i några europeiska yrkesinriktade klasser. I Larsson Ringqvist, Eva; Linnarud, Moira & Valfridsson, Ingela
(red). Forskning om undervisning i främmande språk. Presentationer vid workshop i Växjö 10-11 juni 2004. Växjö: Acta Wexionensis.

Dragemark, Anne (2006). Learning English for Technical Purposes: The LENTEC Project. In Tim Roberts (Ed.) Self, Peer, and Group Assessment in E-Learning. Pp 169-190. Hershey: Idea Group Inc.  

Kosel B. (2006). Self- and peer assessment in a problem-based learning environment. Learning English by solving a technical problem. In Self, Peer and Group Assessment in E-learning. Pp 191-209. (Ed. T. Roberts). Ideas Group. Central Queensland University Australia

Kosel Mrak B. (2004). Alternative Assessment in Problem-based Learning for ESP. Action Research Approach. Vestnik, Vol 38, 1-2, Ljubljana: Društvo za tuje jezike in književnosti Republike Slovenije, str. 77 - 92.

Kosel, B. (2004). LENTEC - problem-based learning in virtual mobility projects: Learning ENglish for TEChnical purposes . In IATEFL Slov. Branch newsletter, 8/31, p. 25.

Kosel B. (2004). Learning English for Technical Purposes Crossing Borders. Problem-Based learning in Digital learning Environment. LENTEC- LEONARDO DA Vinci Project. I. Sanz Sainz, A.F. Lago (Eds): Current Trends of Languages for Specific Purposes in an International and Mulitcultural Context. Universidad de Granada, Associacion European de lenguas para Fines Especificos. pp. 469-477.

Perkins, Polly; Dragemark, Anne, & Vigmo, Sylvi (2003). The LENTEC Guide to Learning English Problem-Based Learning in Virtual Mobility Projects. Malmö: The European Commission/Leonardo da Vinci Programme

Vigmo, Sylvi (2004). Learning in a virtual environment. Experiences and attitudes - An emerging student profile. The LENTEC Guide to Learning English: Problem Based Learning in Virtual Mobility Projects.

Vigmo, Sylvi (2005). Towards a deeper understanding of communicative interaction - A European case study. I Larsson Ringqvist, Eva; Linnarud, Moira & Valfridsson, Ingela (red). Forskning om undervisning i främmande språk. Presentationer vid workshop i Växjö 10-11 juni 2004. Växjö: Acta Wexionensis.