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CORALL - ERASMUS+ STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP PROJECT

CORALL - Coaching-oriented Online Resources for the Autonomous Learning of LSP

ID number: 2019-1-HU01-KA203-061070

 

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.

The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsi­ble for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

 

Institutional framework and financier of the project/research

European Commission – ERASMUS+ Programme, Strategic Partnership Subprogramme, Higher education - Financed directly by the TEMPUS Public Foundation

Project reference number: 2019-1-HU01-KA203-061070

Project duration: 01.12.2019 – 31.07.2022

Grant received: 261.713 EUR, ca. 86 M HUF, Part of BBS from the total budget: 58.278 EUR, ca. 19 M HUF

 

International consortium, role of BBS, members of the BBS team

Budapest Business School - University of Applied Sciences, Budapest (Hungary) - Coordinator

Beuth-Hochschule für Technik Berlin - University of Applied Sciences, Berlin (Germany)

Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences - Haaga-Helia Ammattikorkeakoulu Oy, Helsinki (Finland)

University of Economics in Bratislava - Eckonomicka Univerzita V Bratislave, Bratislava (Slovakia)

Politechnic of Guarda - Instituto Politecnico Da Guarda, Guarda (Portugal)

University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague - Vysoká Škola Chemicko-Technologická v Praze, Prague (Czech Republic)

 

BBS project management team:

Dr. Pál Ágnes

Dr. Asztalos Réka

Dr. Szénich Alexandra

Varga László

Huj Éva


Objectives, rationale of the project/research

The importance of autonomous learning is of particular significance in educational policy documents with an emphasis on competences for autonomy that can be developed at all educational levels and ages. A survey-based study involving more than 1,400 students identified the low level of autonomous learning skills of Hungarian students at BBS as a skill gap in 2017. Teachers at the BBS Department of Languages for Business Communication have been trying to tackle this problem in the following ways: - A professional dialogue was initiated with colleagues from other departments of the University including a round-table discussion at the Day of Applied Sciences at BBS in 2018. - Opportunities for international comparison were sought after, and an adapted version of the questionnaire was completed at partner universities among students of LSP. Pinpointing the international dimension of this problem, the results showed clearly that besides the differences, some areas were challenging for all participating students. - Research on international solutions was carried out and a growing number of European universities have been found to enhance autonomous language learning in (online) self-access centres. Besides providing materials and a language learning environment which promotes autonomous language learning indirectly, some centres offer direct support for autonomous learning in the form of advising or coaching. However, no transnational project has been found that would offer open educational resources promoting the autonomous learning of LSP. The objective of the CORALL project is to launch a transnational initiative − developed in the framework of a strategic partnership − to fill the aforementioned gaps by supporting students in becoming more autonomous learners and supporting teachers of LSP in helping learners to become more autonomous. A further objective is to create intellectual outputs to support autonomous language learning, which will not only be available for the language teachers and students of each participating institution, but will also constitute open educational resources. Our aim is to support learners’ language development in LSP through the development of their autonomous language learning skills in an online environment. Teachers of LSP will benefit from the partner institutions’ practices and expertise, while the overall project will promote lifelong learning and contribute to the universities’ strategic aim of internationalization. 


Main results and outputs of the project/research

  • Conceptual framework for coaching-oriented approach in teaching and autonomous learning in LSP (languages for specific purposes)
  • Resources to support students’ autonomous learning of LSP (in English, German and Spanish), available online
  • Sample materials and modules for self-study and to integrate into LSP classes or LSP related projects to enhance autonomous language learning skills 
  • Case studies
  • Training material for teachers of LSP 

 

Website of the project:

https://corallprojecteu.wixsite.com/presentation

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