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Erasmus+ OLS

http://erasmusplusols.eu/online-language-courses

The Online Linguistic Support (OLS) supports language learning for Erasmus+ mobility participants. The OLS offers participants in Erasmus+ long-term mobility activities the opportunity to assess their skills in the foreign language(s) they will use to study, work or volunteer abroad. In addition, selected participants may follow an online language course to improve their competence.

Resource/Tool Description

Didactic Analysis

This resource is available only for the participants of one of the Erasmus + project. After a Language Assessment that must be completed by the participant before starting experience abroad, courses for different languages are available. In any case, those courses can be followed only by the students who have been selected by their sending institutions/organisations.

Pros and cons:
This resource provides a complete course in different languages totally free and available online. It’s only for students who are participating in an Erasmus + Project
Only selected students can have access to the online courses provided by Online Linguistic Support (OLS).

Online Linguistic Support (OLS) is a tool created to help participants of one of the Erasmus + projects. The resource doesn’t provide any tools usable in a class because it is itself an online course available only for selected Erasmus + participants.

Technical Analysis

 

Complexity of the development / implementation of the content OLS has been created to support participant of Erasmus+ mobility programme to improve their language skills in DE, EN, ES, FR, IT and DN, so in order to register you have to log on. OLS is an online environment containing interactive language course. It also features opportunities for collaborative and peer learning, such as live coaching for small groups of learners (tutoring sessions) or for bigger groups (MOOCs) in addition to a moderated forum for learners.
Comfort of use Easy
Skills and knowledge required Basic
Hardware requirements You only need a computer or tablet with an internet connection. Before accessing the course, the system automatically checks if your computer meets the minimum requirements. While lang. Assessment you need a microphone for the optimal use of video conferencing system.
Software requirements The OLS is completely online so it does not require the installation of any third party software. Adobe Flash must be installed to follow the tutoring sessions.
Expected technological tendency/trend The OLS has a huge user base and is actively being developed.
Open Source Yes Access Online
Mobile friendly No Registration required Yes

Additional Information

Level

A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2

Access

Online

Language

Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovak, Spanish

Mobile friendly

No

url

http://erasmusplusols.eu/online-language-courses

Target group

All Learners

Topic

Grammar, Reading comprehension, Speaking + phonetics, Vocabulary extension, Writing skills