EOI Online Ingles: A Fully Implemented and Operative Online English Language Course

EOI Online Ingles: A Fully Implemented and Operative Online English Language Course

Pascual Cantos Gomez (Universidad de Murcia, Spain) and Juan García Iborra (Universidad de Murcia, Spain)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 32
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-750-8.ch009
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Abstract

This chapter outlines the rationale and design of an online English language courseas an alternative to the traditional attendance language course and distance-learningcourse offered by theEscuelas Oficiales de Idiomas(EOI) in Spain. It describes the goalsof the EOIs, and explains how these vocational language courses are organized andstructured. The authors offer a full description of the unit structure and course materialsdesigned and developed: topics, communicative functions and situations, linguisticskills (reading, speaking, reading and writing) and language levels (phonology,morphology, syntax, semantics and basic pragmatic features) dealt with. The chapterthen presents some preliminary conclusions highlighting the benefits of the project aswell as drawbacks, focusing on how to profit from this experience in ongoing work.

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