Students features Literate migrants (Low Secondary Education level at least) They usually settled migrants. So they can speak, but they cant write nor read. They can usually use computers. They usually have a job.
Starting guidance INTERVIEW INITIAL ASSESSMENT Computer test A test is available in Ave platform to assign students to courses Writing test According to the result of AVE test, students do a writing test Oral test Students assignment to a course
Registration The first assigment to a course is temporary. Students can spend two weeks to check if their course is suitable for them. Registration
Methodology Tutors tasks Tutorials Tasks Give news and advice to students. Organize and make easier group communication. Monitoring and student assessment. Work with other teachers. Reviews AVE materials If it is necessary, prepare additional materials to students and upload them on the Bank Resources. Make easier relations between students.
Tutorials Semi - distanceDistance Three classes/week: Two 1h. 30 min. classes working with computer. One 1 h. 30 min. class having conversation. They work questions related to they have studied in AVE lessons. They are useful to - Strengthen grammar questions. - Review and widening vocabulary. -Make writing exercises Students work at home. A working calendar agreement is reached. Comunication between students: -Chat rooms. -E-mails, forums, news boards… Communication with the tutor: - Once a fortnight at least. - Organize chats (setting time meetings). - Encourage the forums.
Monitoring and assessment Monitoring –AVE monitoring –Answer e-mails. Encouragement messages. Correction messages –Platform revision each two weeks. Assessment –Final assignments –Graphic adventures Certificate
Conclusions AVE platform has good, appealing, entertaining, well designed materials. Useful tools to communication and monitoring. Suitable contents for daily life. Four language skills are worked Enhance students autonomy. Different learning paces are possible. AVE courses encourage students (appealing materials, self-assessment, communication) Different kinds of teaching are possible: classroom, semi-distance and distance teaching.
Challenges Rate of passed students are low (about 25%). We think it is due to: –Social and personal questions (job, familly…) –A certain study level is requiered We have to think new approaches to deal with this issue.