Lilac project website for online language learning and teaching



National University of Ireland Galway



Digital Learning, Open Education, Student Success, T&L Practice



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Developed from the initiative ” Enhancing Online Language Learning: Training the trainers and engaging the learners” the LILAC Project aims to help language teachers and learners to transform digital challenges into opportunities and acquire the digital proficiency needed to maximise the benefits afforded by e-learning.

Benefit of this resource and how to make the best use of it

The LILAC website is available in both English and Irish, the Lilac website is a hub of Open Educational Resources for e-learning and e-teaching of languages. It aims to
•assist and involve language teachers and learners in the transition from traditional face-to-face to online environments;
•support language learners and teachers to develop the skills and competences needed to negotiate online environments;
•enhance understanding of online teaching methodologies and learning approaches.
The website hosts two self-study modules, one for teachers and one for learners, with multiple entry points to allow for personalised learning paths and integration in other programmes.


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