LeVIS: Learning via Subtitling

Project: Learning via Subtitling:Software & Processes for Developing Language Learning Material based on Film Subtitling
Short Name: LeVIS
HOU Coordinator: Michalis Xenos, Professor HOU
Program: Socrates Programme, LINGUA 2 (Development of Language Tools and Materials)
(European Commission, DG for Education and Culture)
Start Date: 1 Οκτωβρίου 2006
End Date: 1 Νοεμβρίου 2008


   The main focus of Learning via Subtitling is the development of educational material for active foreign language learning based on film subtitling. It aims to cover the exigency for active learning where cultural elements are involved effectively through real-life (simulated) activities and the need for productive use of multimedia not as a nice add-on but as the core of an activity. A subtitling simulator (LvS) has been designed for educational activities' purposes in language learning. Through this tool and activities, the learner is asked to add subtitles to a film thus engaging in active listening and writing tasks.