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The Use of Digital Early Language Learning Applications in Early English Language

The Use of Digital Early Language Learning Applications in Early English Language

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Thessaly Computer (TIMMY / WW) and the Bio-Economy Institute of Agricultural Technology of the National Center for Research and Technological Development (IBD / CERTH) in collaboration with Mrs. Vassiliki Papaioannou, School Director of English Language of Senior and Secondary Education of Magnesia, co-organize an event on "Digital Educational Tools for the Support of English Language Learning in Early Childhood”.  The event will take place at Xenia Hotel in Volos, on Monday November 13th 2017, from 17:00 to 19:00. Registrations  will start at 16:30. The event is addressed to English language teachers working with young learners as well as to people interested in using computer technology, and in particular digital learning games technology, as an educational tool in the context of wider foreign language skills development activities. The event is organized under the European LanguageGames project, funded by the ERASMUS + program of the European Commission. The purpose of the research project, involving organizations from Romania, Estonia and the United Kingdom, is to develop digital tools based on emerging exploratory learning methodologies that promote language learning at an early age, contributing positively to more efficient production capacity language as well as the general cognitive development of a child. In the framework of the research project, digital application as well as supporting content for teachers has been developed. The learning application implements gaming technology in English learning. The audience will have the opportunity to be exposed to issues related to innovative learning methodologies that use gaming technology to develop language skills, to follow demonstration of the digital software developed within the LanguageGames research project, and to see results from use of LanguageGames learning intervention at day care centers and primary schools in Magnesia.
The audience will be given the LanguageGames software, teacher support content, and a participation certificate. More information is available on the research project website http://languagegames.eu.