KELLY

Acronym: 
KELLY
Title: 
Keywords for Language Learning for Young and adults alike
Type of Project: 
European
Funding Body: 
European Commission
Funding Programme: 
Lifelong Learning Programme
Grant Agreement: 
2009-4167/001-001 (Reference: 505630-LLP-1-2009-1-SE-KA2-KA2MP)
Start Date: 
01/11/2009
End Date: 
31/03/2012
Status: 
Ended
Role of ILC: 
Beneficiary
Project Chair: 
Staff: 
Francesca Strik Lievers

KELLY aimed at developing language learning word cards with a language's most frequent words corresponding to the European Framework.

It was developed for nine languages important for trade and associated countries, both LWUTL (Swedish, Norwegian, Greek, Polish) and MWUTL (Arabic, English, Chinese, Russian and Italian), as a complementary learning material.

The most frequent words were developed in cooperation with lexical computational centers in each language's country.

The project refined existing frequency lists and adapted them to the Framework.

The project allocated words to both the Framework six levels and to KELLY thematic classification in fifteen subject categories (Food & Drink, Nature & Animals etc.).

Visualized schematically in KELLY Syllabus, the project allowed teachers to deal with words systematically.

Corresponding to all six levels of the Framework, the project ensured target group flexibility.

Young and adults, beginners to advanced alike, could easily set clear aims, plan studies accordingly and control one's progress.

The project was evaluated while in use by students in upper secondary schools and adult education.

Results were promoted on a Web page, in media and at conferences/seminars.