DIGITASK4IC project, supported within the scheme of Erasmus+ KA226 Digital Education Readiness, is a strategic partnership among HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY (coordinator, Ufuk Balaman), UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA (partner, Dolors Masats), UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK (partner, Carmen Konzett-Firth), and MUGLA SITKI KOCMAN UNIVERSITY (partner, Eda Üstünel). The consortium aims to

  • create a web app that operates as a digital pedagogical task generator (DIGITASK)
  • create a digital task catalogue (a comprehensive documentation of existing local, regional, national, European and/or international pedagogical task types with DIGITASK outputs)
  • develop a digital training module for teacher trainers and trainee teachers to get the best out of the DIGITASK app.

More specifically, DIGITASK4IC sets out to

  1. provide teacher trainers in higher education institutions with digital support for their training of (foreign language) pre-service teachers, specifically in how they efficiently design pedagogical tasks
  2. ensure that they understand how to design tasks to achieve rich spoken outcomes informed by task-based language teaching (TBLT);
  3. provide input and digital support on task design to better improve second/additional/foreign language (L2) interactional competence (IC).

By producing the DIGITASK app, the consortium hopes to innovate the task-based teaching of foreign languages and language teacher education practices by digitizing pedagogical task design and incorporating TBLT and L2 IC.