MEC in Italy: University of Trento training report


MEC Training Assistant, Steph Earnshaw, writes:

On the 26th and 27th of September we were very pleased to organise a two day top-up training session at the University of Trento in Italy. Language training at the university is run by the Centro Interfacolta per l’Apprendimento delle Lingue (CIAL) and this is where the MEC training was held.

A view over

The university has been using MEC for over a year and it was fantastic to see the blended learning courses they have built in order to help their students reach CEF level B2. The CIAL has excellent several computer labs plus a computer and projector in every classroom, so there is plenty of opportunity for students to use MEC at the centre as well as for homework. To find an overview of the blended courses run at the just click on the link below.

Uni Trento Blended learning presentation.pdf (350.5 KB)

One of the computer labs at the CIAL

It was a real pleasure to meet all of the university teachers. Some were new to MEC and came to the training to get an understanding of MEC resources, how best to use them and how to use them as part of a course. Other teachers had a great deal of experience with using MEC and building courses which meant they were able to share their knowledge with the less experienced teachers and also provide some very useful feedback on MEC.

We look forward to hearing about how the university students get on with the blended learning courses in the coming months.

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