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EUROMOBIL is an interactive multimedia language learning and information programme to promote student mobility. Target groups are students who would like to study in the Czech Republic, France, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Poland, Portugal or Romania. All nine programmes for Czech, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese and Romanian can be downloaded free of charge or ordered as CD-ROMs or DVD at http://www.jyu.fi/euromobil.
EUROMOBIL is designed to prepare students for studying abroad and for coping with everyday situations in the host country. It is a hybrid e-material combining interactive and informative offline and online components (CD-ROMs/DVD with links to the web):
EUROMOBIL can be used for self-study as well as for tutor-based language teaching sessions.
Levels and Supportive Language
Because exchange students in France, Germany and Great Britain have to follow the university courses in the language of the country, the French, German and English programmes are designed unilingual for advanced levels. However, in the French programme activities for beginner and intermediate language learners are also offered because, according to our needs analysis, exchange students in France have fairly heterogeneous skills in the target language. Also in Portugal, students have to study in the language of the host country but in reality they are lacking skills in Portuguese, as shown in the needs analysis. For this reason, the Portuguese EUROMOBIL programme is designed for beginner and intermediate level with English as a supportive language. In the other countries, knowledge of the local language is not expected but experience has shown that the majority of foreign exchange students (over 90%) are very interested in the language of the host country and join a language class at beginners’ level. Therefore, the Czech, Finnish, Hungarian, Polish and Romanian EUROMOBIL programmes are designed for beginner level with English as a supportive language.
Language Course and Supportive Modules
Programmes for advanced language learners are based on situations students will encounter at the university whereas in the programmes for beginners everyday situations are also included.
The programmes are based on authentic and semi-authentic video recordings (Study Advice, Lecture, Seminar, Exam, Services, Leisure etc., see Modules and Demo) and contain activities related to the following skills:
general and detailed comprehension of AV-material
In addition, the CD- ROM contains the following modules:
A comprehensive list of links on target universities, target countries and target cultures is available on the LINKS page. The FORUM provides a platform for students to send in their responses to discussion tasks from the EUROMOBIL programme or make comments and change their experiences as exchange students.