Introduction to the toolbox

Each partner in the project EXCITE was asked to test training methodologies provided by the other partners in its local context and with different target groups by means of pilot tests.
In order to monitor and evaluate the results of the pilot tests, a preliminary questionnaire to be filled in was distributed to the learners just before starting with the training course. At the end of the pilot test, a final questionnaire was distributed to the participants. The questionnaires were anonymous. In this way it was possible to make a comparison between initial expectations and final results of the test.

Within a period of three months the partners have organised and put in practice the pilot tests. The target groups chosen by the project partners were the following:

Angus College (Scotland):
 young learners


August Horch Akademie (Germany):
 young learners

ESPRIT (Italy):
 senior learners and immigrants

Lärcentrum Vansbro (Sweden):
 unpriviliged learners, immigrants and senior learners

Vilkene Library (Latvia):
 senior learners (retired)

August Horch Akademie
The methodologies chosen by each project partner were:

Angus College (Scotland):
 using online exercises in basic language training webwise

August Horch Akademie (Germany):
 using online exercises in basic language training

ESPRIT (Italy):
 IT fitness for disadvantaged using online exercises in basic language training

Lärcentrum Vansbro (Sweden):
 using online exercises in geometry

Vilkene Library (Latvia):
 basic computer skills
Vilkene Library


A total of 41 learners have attended the training courses. The pilot tests have obtained a great success: almost all the learners were very pleased with the courses. In fact, they evaluatet them to be innovative, useful and user-friendly. Moreover, they confirmed that the used tools have improved their ICT and language skills.


Tools from the partnering countries downloadable as PDF
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