The European Video for ALL educational project is a European project that brings together all current methodologies, ideas and innovative practices to teach and learn languages by integrating digital video.
Today is the video age, with many possibilities for integrating video for language learning purposes. Language learning is a multi-sensory process and video allows communicative learning skills, listening, speaking, reading and writing, with one resource.
Video is an ideal resource for listening and speaking, which are difficult skills for most language learners. Video also allows the student to learn languages at their own pace and in a flexible and personal way.
Video for ALL is a European project that has brought together a wide variety of current methodologies, ideas and innovative practices in the teaching and learning of languages through the integration of digital video. The project believes that video is an important and relevant tool for a more multimodal approach to language teaching and learning.
What the project developed
The project has built a comprehensive repository of video practices. Each type of video practice has an example video and a corresponding pdf which explains key features and tools. We are conscious that a single video practice could be used at more than one level and so there is also guidance related to CEFR levels, as well as comments according to different learner ages. The website also includes ‘how to’ videos that show how teachers and students can use video, make their own videos, and communicate through videos. The video practices have been piloted with teachers from various levels of language education (primary and secondary schools, adult and university) to ensure quality.
The project aims to be accessible and provides information for educators to understand how video practices can be used by:
- Age of students (primary, secondary, university, adult learners)
- CEFR levels (A1-C2)
- Type of usage (inside/outside the classroom, Internet, hand-held cameras, screen capture tools, etc.)
Video for ALL has also created an In-service teacher training course for teachers to learn how to use video as a basic tool for language teaching as well as understanding the pedagogic value and uses.
How to get involved
The project asks for language teachers to share with us their ideas and how they use video in their language teaching. They can also pilot the practices that the project produces and give feedback on the effectiveness. Resources
You can get involved in the project and pilot by contacting us.