Please add Featured image to your blog entries

When you write a blog post, the screen looks like this:

Maybe you are not aware, but if you scroll down a little, you will find in the right lower corner the section ‘Featured image’. Like here:

 

If you click here you can upload a featured image, that will be seen above the text. If you don’t have any images here, you can first upload one from your computer and then use it as Featured image, or as an image inserted in your text, using ‘Add Media’. The blog entries look much better with one or more images. Thanks a lot!

FAQ for Linguaclick Teachers

We have a FAQ section in Linguaclick, that basically is meant for students. We can imagine that you as a language teacher might have questions, doubts, suggestions, etc. too. If you do, you can express them here, in LinguaCoP, the CATAPULT Community of Practice. You can upload a blog entry in the Linguaclick Category about your experiences as a Linguaclick teacher. You can reply to blog entries such as this one. And you can open a topic or reply to topics in the Linguaclick Forum. Don’t hesitate to leave any comment, because we are very curious about your experiences with the Linguaclick Matching Tool, and eager to improve it!

LinguaCoP

LinguaCoP is a Community of Practice for language teachers. We hope to inform the language training community with our Blog, to stir discussion with our Forum and to support the practice of language training with our Resource Inventory.

LinguaCoP is an initiative of the CATAPULT project: Computer Assisted Training And Platforms to Upskill LSP Teachers, funded with support of the European Commission. You can find all information about our project in the CATAPULT category of our Blog. So far the CATAPULT project has conducted a Situational Survey to study LSP teacher job market in higher and adult education and to identify skills gaps, produced a Common Competence Framework to serve as the basis for a specific LSP teacher training programme and a MOOC to upskill language teachers involved in LSP teaching from a dual perspective: LSP didactics and digital technology integration. And the CATAPULT project is engaged in the realization of this online Community of Practice and its matching tool: Linguaclick. We welcome all feedback on LinguaCoP, Linguaclick and all the other CATAPULT project outputs in our Forum! Many thanks in advance.

Linguaclick

Linguaclick is a matching tool, that aims to link language students in an objective and transparent way to the language trainers that suit them best, in terms o learning objectives, methodology, specialty, price, etc.

What makes Linguaclick different?

Our market place for language training is free of charge. Students pay only for language classes, not for mediation.

We believe that the business model of Airbnb, Uber and the like, is not adequate for education in general nor for language training in particular. Why not? First and foremost because of the nature of the relationship between the supplier and the customer in the case of education. Students are not looking for a teacher for 1 or 2 hours. They hope to find a teacher with whom they can build a stable and enduring professional relationship in order to achieve their learning goals. Imagine a client that needs a taxi every Friday to visit a doctor for a indefinite period of time. Imagine a client that wants to rent a vacation bungalow during half a year. Would the taxi driver or the lessor like to make this kind of deals through Uber and Airbnb?

It’s our goal to to keep providing a free service for language students and teachers to promote quality language training for an affordable price.

Linguaclick stresses the importance of Language Training for Specific Purposes.

One of the main reasons mobility within the European Union is not yet as successful as it is in for example the United States, is the big number of different languages. The Linguaclick matching tool helps students to find teachers that can train them to use a foreign language in professional settings, increasing their possibilities to find the job they are looking for. Linguaclick provides LSP teachers with a unique platform to commercialize their specific skills.

The Linguaclick teachers are more important than the Linguaclick platform.

Linguaclick is not a platform that provides language training but one that gives language trainers the possibility to present themselves to possible students. So there is not one Linguaclick methodology. Each teacher has his or her method. And therefore it is important that you, as a language teacher, show in your teacher file what your method is, so every student can find his or her ideal language trainer.

Linguaclick is a tool of LinguaCoP, the CATAPULT Community of Practice for Language Teachers.

Linguaclick is just a tool to match language students and teachers. But behind Linguaclick there is a Community of Practice and the CATAPULT project: Computer Assisted Training And Platforms to Upskill LSP Teachers, funded with support of the European Commission. The CoP aims at sharing best practices, tips & tricks and all information relevant to independent language trainers. We want to detect the needs of freelance language teachers, defend their rights and provide policy makers with advise concerning the freelance language training industry. So far the CATAPULT project has conducted a Situational Survey to study LSP teacher job market in higher and adult education and to identify skills gaps, produced a Common Competence Framework to serve as the basis for a specific LSP teacher training programme and a MOOC to upskill language teachers involved in LSP teaching from a dual perspective: LSP didactics and digital technology integration. We welcome all feedback on Linguaclick, LinguaCoP all the CATAPULT project outputs in our Forum! Many thanks in advance.

Linguaclick allows language teachers to train online and on location

Online language training has grown and is likely to continue to grow, especially as physical contact is discouraged due to the corona crisis. But we are confident that there will always be an important role for language training on location, in particular on the work floor. In Linguaclick you don’t have to choose. You can serve your clients online, on location, or you can blend both online and on location classes in your training practice.