Building a language & culture app for your mobile device
The end result of the ILOCALAPP project – short for Incidentally Learning Other Cultures And Languages through an APP – will be a mobile application for language learning that genuinely fosters mobility. Therefore, the app will also contain a significant amount of culture-related material.
The project – scheduled for 2015–2018 – is coordinated by the University of Bologna. The coordinator and all partners – Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Centro de Estudos Sociais at the University of Coimbra, and the University of Lapland in Rovaniemi – were also team members of the two previous projects: E-LOCAL and E-LOCAL for all.
The whole project team views that the cultural components are firmly present in the earlier Moodle-based language learning product as well, but the mobile app to be created will have a stronger integration of culture in the materials and it will be based on a different pedagogical approach – strong emphasis on incidental learning.