Practice-based learning has always been important and is given an even greater role in the new Civic Integration Act. The Blik op Werk quality inspection will now also assess the language provider even more extensively in terms of practice-based learning. With LINK you are well prepared for this.
What is practice-based learning?
Practice-based learning is simply about creating a connection between what happens in class and the daily practice or target situation of the course member. As a teacher, you connect in class to what the student needs outside of class. You also stimulate the student to use the language learned in the lesson outside the lesson. Language contact is an important success factor for language acquisition. LINK is based on this principle.
Practice-based learning with LINK in class
LINK makes a concrete connection between the subject matter and the context outside of class in which students need the language:
When choosing content topics, LINK connects to what learners need in their daily lives. The themes do not only offer natural language, but also content that is of immediate use to students in their daily lives.
The texts are as authentic as possible, adapted to the level.
The relationship with practice is always established. LINK offers many opportunities for students to exchange experiences with language use outside the classroom.
Practice-based learning with LINK outside the classroom
LINK now has practical assignments that students can do outside of class. Suggestions for these assignments are provided at the end of each topic.
You can easily adapt LINK's practice assignments to students' individual goals and participation activities.
LINK offers both individual practice assignments and suggestions for group extracurricular activities, such as field trips.
For the teacher there are some tips about question based working, and the so important preparing and looking back on the practical assignments.
By: Annemarie Nuwenhoud (VU-NT2)