What is the IDEAL project?

The project “Integrating Digital Education in Adult Language Teaching (IDEAL)” will develop a hands-on approach with examples and tools for language teachers on how to establish digital competence in language teaching in their daily practice. Additionally, an OER platform will provide video tutorials and additional information for language teachers all over Europe. An innovative character of the project consists in the development of project activities and outputs based on the Digital Competence Framework for Educators (DigCompEdu, 2017) and the updates of Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR, 2018).

What outputs will the project produce?

The project will develop a report aimed at mapping content for digitally competent language teachers to present information about the current situation of language education policy and programmes in the context of digitalisation, the use of digital tools in teaching process, good practices for use of digital technologies to enhance innovate education and training etc. The report will be available in six main European languages (EN, DE, IT, ES, FR, PL)

The project will also develop a “European profile of a digitally competent language teacher in adult education” (in EN, DE, IT, ES, FR, PL) covering the requirements of DigCompEdu as well as CEFR with new descriptors and described in learning outcomes under the headings of knowledge, skills, responsibilities/autonomy. A self-assessment tool will also be part of the profile.

The project will develop a range of open educational resources for language teachers available in six main European language, containing 120 innovative and good practices and video tutorials aimed to facilitate the practical implementation of the digital contents in learning environment.

Who is the target audience for the project?

The project is addressed to language teachers in adult education including those working with migrants, refugees, low-educated, seniors; literacy teachers for migrants; volunteers engaged in language teaching; adult and language education providers; language course planners/ teacher trainers; key stakeholders and decision-makers for language learning and digital education.

When will the online learning platform be available?

A very early version of the online learning platform is currently available, however this will be subject to multiple updates and additional developments as the project proceeds.