Executive Summary

The project involves the creation of a suite of online, self-access language-learning resources for French students, with a view to adding to, and building pedagogically upon, similar materials currently in place. These materials are closely tied to students’ face-to-face language classes. The creation of new resources is intended to fill gaps in current provision and to take forward our blended learning approach to the study of language. The project will continue a long-standing collaboration of French section language co-ordinators with Elab and makes use of the latter’s expertise in online testing to innovate.

The project is designed to meet the needs of first- and second-year students (thus, approximately 200 students in all). However, if successful, it is hoped that project outcomes can be fed into strategic long-term language learning development designed to meet the need of all students in the French section of SMLC (approximately 400 students). The project will help us learn more about the possibilities of using online testing summatively in the future.