On 4th and 5th June, the Speak-app project team met on the occasion of the second transnational meeting in Vienna. The meeting was organized by the Postgraduate Centre of Universität Wien and was attended by all project partners: Grupo Método (Spain), União das Freguesias de Gondomar (S. Cosme), Valbom and Jovim (Portugal), and Kairos Europe (UK).
The project “Speak App! Tools for Oral Communication in Foreign Languages”, funded under the ERASMUS+ programme in the area of strategic partnerships in adult education aims to improve oral communication skills of adults in 4 languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese and German), through the development of training materials and the promotion of the interaction between users, which will be supported by an open-access and free online platform and a mobile application that will allow users to increase their skills in oral communication in a foreign language, while reinforcing their linguistic skills through contact with other users.
During the meeting all project partners presented the results of their respective Desk research on educators’ and learners’ needs, new didactic approaches, motivational theories in language learning and assessing methods.
Project partners have laid the foundations for the development of the course and they have also set the next project meeting that will take place in the city of Porto during the month of October.