Follow the TeCoLa team during the project. What news do we have? Let's see.

Workshop to pre-service teachers at Utrecht University

posted 16 Feb 2018, 08:41 by Kristi Jauregi

Yesterday Nick Zwart provided a hands-on workshop on virtual worlds in language education to pre-service teachers at Utrecht University. The pre-service teachers analysed telecollaboration tasks developed during the TILA project (  and created their tasks for telecollaboration in virtual worlds. A very interesting session!!


Training on gamification in virtual worlds

posted 29 Nov 2017, 09:50 by Kristi Jauregi

We had yesterday a very successful training session on gamification in the TeCoLa virtual world with Dutch teachers led by Nick Zwart. Inspiring session!



News about TeCoLa!

posted 13 Nov 2017, 04:19 by Miranda Renders

Hi everyone!

Just a quick update about our progress. Last September the TeCoLa team had a meeting in London and organised a multiplier event for all interested teachers. The teachers who were not able to physically attend in London could also sign in online and listen to some inspiring talks from our partners about telecollaboration and gamified learning. 
The teachers who were present enjoyed a very interesting hands-on workshop from Nick in which they were able to discover the TeCoLa Virtual World, experience the possibilities and learnt how to do, adapt and create various learning tasks. 

At the moment we are very busy providing online and face to face training sessions with teachers who are interested in participating in the project. 

If you are reading this and suddenly realise you would also like to join the project and give your students a chance to meet students from other countries in an authentic, instructive and informal virtual learning environment, make sure to sign up via the menu --> join us!

Stay tuned for more information!

TeCoLa Class Match

posted 29 Sep 2017, 02:56 by Kurt Kohn   [ updated 29 Sep 2017, 03:53 by Petra Hoffstaedter ]

Teachers who are interested in setting up a TeCoLa online exchange are invited to enter their data in the TeCoLa Class Match form:

The recordings of the seminar available

posted 25 Sep 2017, 07:01 by Kristi Jauregi   [ updated 22 Nov 2017, 06:47 ]

The recordings of the seminar Gamified Intercultural Telecollaboration for Foreign Language Learning  held on the 9th of September 2017 are available here


Gamified Intercultural Telecollaboration for Foreign Language Learning Seminar

posted 12 Jul 2017, 11:37 by Kristi Jauregi   [ updated 2 Sep 2017, 08:26 by Kurt Kohn ]

We are pleased to invite you to our first Gamified Intercultural Telecollaboration for Foreign Language Learning Seminar, aimed at secondary school and further education modern languages teachers. 

 The conference/workshop will take place at University  of Roehampton on Saturday 9th September from 10.30 to 14.30 CET and the event will also be live streamed, so those of you who cannot travel to Roehampton on that date will also be able to follow the conference through our YouTube channel ( and to ask questions via chat. As you will see on the programmes below, the hands-on workshop will only run for the face-to-face conference and will be replaced with additional presentations for the audience following us online. 

     Face-to-face seminar                                    Streaming programme

     (British time!)                                                   (Central European time!)

Face-toface seminar
Streaming seminar

You can REGISTER for both modes of attendance here:

We would like to encourage those of you attending face- to-face to register as soon as possible, as there are limited spaces.

Our upcoming conference/workshop will be the perfect opportunity to meet the whole TeCoLa team and to learn more about how gamified telecollaboration can be used for intercultural language learning.

Face-to-face seminar (and Streaming via Youtube)
Click here to find the campus map and how to get to University of Roehampton. The event will take place in Queen’s Building, very close to the main entrance, in Chapman Hall, opposite Queen’s Building reception.

We look forward to seeing you in September, either face to face or remotely!

Presentations (UK Time):

 09.30-10.00 The TeCoLa project: objectives, approach, outcomes
(Kristi Jauregi, University of Utrecht)
 10.00-10.45 Gamified telecollaboration in virtual worlds
(Nick Zwart, 3DLES)
 10.45-11.00 Motivational aspects in task design for telecollaboration in challenging language learning contexts
(Jozef Colpaert, University of Antwerp)
 11.00-11.15  Pedagogical monitoring of task development and implementation
 (Kurt Kohn, University of Tübingen)
 11.15-11.45 Break
 11.45-12.15 Learner diversity in telecollaborative gamified encounters
 (Elina Vilar, Queen Mary University of London)
 12.15-12.45 Q&A about how to participate in the project
(Sabela Melchor-Couto, University of Roehampton; Kristi Jauregi, University of Utrecht)

Hands-on workshop:

 11.45-13.30Exploring language learning tasks for gamified telecollaboration
(Petra Hoffstaedter, LINK GbR; Kurt Kohn, University of Tübingen;
Nick Zwart, 3DLES) 

Please note: 
All presentations are also live streamed via Youtube (
Times are given in UK Time (= 1 hour earlier than CET).

Teachers' needs and expertise

posted 16 May 2017, 00:29 by Kristi Jauregi

In the last months we have been gathering data from secondary school language teachers on the knowhow and specific needs they have in relation to central TeCoLa topics: differentiation in the classroom, intercultural communication, telecollaboration, the use of serious games and gamification, virtual reality. You can read the results in the following report. 

Virtual international meetings

posted 9 Feb 2017, 07:31 by Kristi Jauregi   [ updated 21 Feb 2017, 01:36 by Nick Zwart ]

The TeCoLa team gathers monthly in OpenSim to discuss project issues. At this initial stage we are gathering relevant data around specific needs teachers have in relation to TeCoLa's main foci: furthering authentic communication & intercultural competence in the classroom; telecollaboration and digital literacy; challenges around diversity and the need for differentiation.

Kick-off TeCoLa

posted 9 Feb 2017, 07:09 by Kristi Jauregi   [ updated 21 Feb 2017, 01:35 by Nick Zwart ]

In September 2016 all TeCoLa partners gathered at the University of Valencia to fine-tune work processes in this Erasmus+ project.

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