Language Development Through Digital Tools Project

Abstract of the Project

The development of information and communication technologies provides many innovations and convenience in all areas of our lives, as well as the emergence of new concepts, methods and techniques in the field of education. Innovative and creative technologies such as digital learning, Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), e-assessment, distance education, interactive learning, computer-based learning and learning management platforms add a different dimension and acceleration especially to foreign language education. This acceleration contributes not only to the development of the learners’ motor skills and analytical thinking skills, but also their social aspects. Academic English education (CLIL) (Content and Language Integrated Learning) includes teaching the content of different disciplines such as Mathematics, History, Geography, Science, Social Sciences, Citizenship, as well as teaching a foreign language. The essence of academic language education is not education in a foreign language, but language education using a foreign language.

Content-based education, namely Academic Language education, has two focused objectives. In a content-based lesson, attention is paid to both content and language. The student should always be at the center of learning, and technology tools should be considered as helpful and facilitating materials in achieving the determined goals. However, all these opportunities can be turned into an advantage by using technology tools effectively and correctly. It states that the contribution of information and communication technologies to education is related to the choice of hardware and educational software and how it is applied in the learning process. Thanks to information and communication technologies, the learning and teaching process has gained a different momentum. Digital tools have now made the learning environment interactive, bringing together many learners from anywhere in the world on digital platforms, providing the opportunity to facilitate learning, develop, share information, interact, learn and teach.

Project Goals

  • To reach more teachers through the MOOC platform and increase their awareness about CLIL education approach;
  • To realize deep learning by improving both the content and the foreign language in language development;
  • To improve teachers’ CLIL lesson plans skills;
  • Increasing the professional skills of our teachers in language development;
  • To improve the digital literacy skills of our participants;
  • Collaborative learning, developing problem solving skills, developing critical thinking skills;
  • The importance of multilingualism, cultural awareness, developing active EU citizenship.

Project Results

  • MOOC Platform in Language Development;
  • Digital Lesson Plans Book.


Program Erasmus + (European Union)

Project Reference



2021-06-01 to 2023-05-31


24 months


  • Professor Anabela Mateus
  • Doctor Bruno Lino


  • The project has 5 entities from 5 countries as follow:
  • Learning for Integration ry – Finland
  • Yenisehir Anadolu Imam Hatip Lisesi – Turkey
  • ITC International TEFL Certificate – Czech Republic
  • Scoala Gimnaziala Gheorghe Magheru Caraca – Romania
  • Rödabergsskolanr – Sweden
  • Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias (ULHT) – Portugal

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