SEAH Project

The project aims at creating academic-professional language modules for French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish as a foreign language in the field of AC with a view to encourage student mobility and to improve the outcomes of mobility programs.

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Language courses/Corpora

SEAH project showcase during the Science Week 2022 at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
2022-11-04

Next 16th November 2022 at 4 PM, the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid will present the SEAH project in room 406 of the Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte (INEF) at the Science Week 2022. The Science Week of Madrid is a popular event organized by madri+d Foundation for Knowledge that provideactivities to show the work carried out by researchers, their projects, motivation and efforts. This event allows society to learn about the latest breakthrough in science and to make issues that concern available for the citizens. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid actively participates in this event held annually and this year the UPM team participating in the SEAH project will present all the innovative outcomes of this E+KA203 Erasmus+ project. The SEAH (Sharing European Architectural Heritage) project promotes the teaching of Spanish in architecture and construction (AC) for international students through innovative language teaching tools. It aims to foster academic and professional students’ mobilities in the field of architecture and construction through: - The creation of a AC linguistic corpus of one million words in each language. - The design of didactic units of five modules in each language (Spanish, French, Italian, Russian and German). The modules, designed by the Spaniard team from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), that will be presented are: • Viviendas sostenibles (Sustainable housing) • Las ciudades y sus infraestructuras (Cities and their infrastructures) • Rehabilitación de edificios antiguos (Rehabilitation of old buildings) • Instalaciones deportivas y naturaleza urbana (Sports facilities and urban nature) • Presentación oral eficaz de un proyecto arquitectónico (Effective oral presentation of an architectural project) This project was awarded in October 2020 and funded by the ERASMUS + Strategic partnership (E+KA203) programme led by the Università degli Studi 'G. d'Annunzio' Chieti - Pescara (Italy), through the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures with five European universities: Université Bordeaux Montaigne (France), Masarykova Univerzita (Czech Republic), Polotsk State University (Belarus), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain) and Internet Web Solutions (Spain).

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UNIVERSITY OF PESCARA-CHIETI HOSTS THE SEAH MULTIPLIER EVENT IN ITALY
2022-09-29

On the 29th of September 2022, the SEAH project partners from Università degli Studi 'G. d'Annunzio' Chieti, Université Bordeaux Montaigne, Masaryk University, Polotsk State University and the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and Internet Web Solutions gathered face-to-face for the final project meeting and the Multiplier Event in Pescara (Italy). The coordinator team from Università degli Studi 'G. d'Annunzio' Chieti organized a Multiplier Event to present all the resources authored by the international SEAH project team to Erasmus+ mobility students and to high-schools Architecture and Construction teachers and students. Official Institutional greetings inaugurated the Multiplier Event and then a round table about the sustainability and future use of the deliverables followed. Great enthusiasm from the public aroused and students started surfing the Platform. The IT partners Internet Web Solutions from Spain responsible of the development of the OER SEAH platform: https://www.seahproject.eu/index.php presented its Functionalities and Potential and provided also report on the total visits since the website opening thanks to an effective SEO strategy and functional dissemination activities. Highly important was the role of associated partners involved in the whole duration of the project such as the Instituto Cervantes, Associazione LEM-Italia, Università la Sapienza di Roma, DILLE - Società Italiana di Didattica delle lingue e Linguistica educative and so on. A very detailed presentation of the learning platform (called learning corner), comprehensive of each type of exercise presented in the learning units was the core of the Multiplier Event. Participants were amazed by the digital presentation of the units to international students in the field of Architecture and Construction.

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SEAH Learning Corner opened to Architecture and Construction Erasmus+ students, lectures and general public in five languages
2022-09-01

Project partners amazed and proud to launch the innovative language didactic units they authored in Spanish, Russian, German, Italian and French. The SEAH didactic units -5 for each language and in total 25- have been open to public and are currently available in the ‘Language Course’ section of the SEAH OER Platform: https://www.seahproject.eu/learning.php The qualified team from Università degli Studi 'G. d'Annunzio' Chieti, Université Bordeaux Montaigne, Masaryk University, Polotsk State University and the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and Internet Web Solutions authored the units in Italian, French, Spanish, German and Russian in order to address the entire EU geographic area covered by the consortium and even further away, thanks to the availability of Russian contents that helps to spread the project impact also in non-EU areas. There are no dedicated platforms and free multilingual educational tools in the field of Architecture and Construction suited to the needs of users. The contents have been designed by experts in each training area after a careful needs analysis and continuous interdisciplinary consultations with a final thorough and effective fine-tuning. Each course is accompanied by an introductory video and an audio description and automatic reading of the texts and activities, so as to be accessible for the visually impaired. Digital and green are the fundamental pillars of the European Green Deal's objectives and guidelines that focus on sustainability and the use of digital. The SEAH Platform is totally designed and architected to maximize digital: in fact, there is no need to print any resources in hard copy format; on the contrary, each unit includes activities such as listening to text, True or False exercises, Translation, Linguistic reflections, Glossary flashcards/ crosswords/ matching pictures to the corresponding definition and even more. Enjoy the Language courses: https://www.seahproject.eu/learning.php

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Multiplier Event ES - SEAH PROJECT MADRID
2022-07-05

The Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM) held the Multiplier Event Madrid Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). SEAH project to promote the teaching of Spanish for architecture and construction for international students. The acronym SEAH comes from Sharing European architectural heritage: Innovative language teaching tools for academic and professional mobility in Architecture and Construction. The event took place to give visibility to the SEAH team at the UPM. On July 5, the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid hosted the Multiplier Event of the SEAH Project, an event to enhance public awareness of the work carried out by this European project and to reflect on Spanish for architecture and construction. The program speakers, composed entirely of women, included two renowned professors in this field, Carmen Espegel and Margarita de Luxán. The event began with the presentation and explanation of the project by Dr. Paloma Úbeda Mansilla, coordinator of the Spanish SEAH team at the UPM, who gave a brief outline of what the management of this project has involved, and explained the work done by her team. This two-year project started in 2020 and was co-funded by the Erasmus+ KA203 Programme. Women in Architecture with a Vision of the Future The introduction was followed by four talks on the topic of the project. The first lecture, given by Carmen Espegel, Professor of Architectural Projects, was entitled: “New architecture in old industrial architecture”. Then, Margarita de Luxán, Professor of Graphic Ideation gave her presentation on “The complex letter C”. The third lecture, “Use of the SEAH Corpus for the teaching of specialized language in architecture and construction”, was given by Valentina Castrignanò, from the Università degli Studi ‘G. d’Annunzio’, Chieti (Italy). Next, Ruth Rodríguez Cuadrado, cultural journalist, presented, “The title of a project: where words add value”. Finally, María Luisa Escribano Ortega, from the Vice-Rectorate for Internationalization, and Dr. Paloma Úbeda Mansilla presented the course outline and the didactic units designed within the framework of this project, through the SEAH project website. About the Project The objective is to create academic and professional language modules for French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish as a foreign language in the field of Architecture and Construction (AC), in order to encourage student mobility and to improve the results of mobility programs. The SEAH project has two parts. The first is the creation of an AC corpus of one million words, in each of the languages mentioned above, for foreign language learners. The second is the didactic development of the corpus with five thematic modules in each language. This project is being carried out and managed by the Università degli Studi ‘G. d’Annunzio’ Chieti-Pescara (Italia), through the Department of Languages, Literatures and Modern Cultures with European partners. Apart from the University in charge, five European universities and a technological partner participated in the project: Université Bordeaux Montaigne (France), Masarykova Univerzita (Czech Republic), Polotsk State University (Belarus), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain) and Internet Web Solutions (Spain).

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