Foreign language acquisition with the FLIC-Method
In the years 2003 to 2006, 11 renowned institutions from 7 European countries, under the direction of MediTECH, were involved in the development of a new type of system to facilitate foreign language learning for adults. The aim was to develop a system that makes foreign languages accessible in a playful way - similar to children who grow up multilingually - instead of the traditional practice of using rules, grammar and approaches that are not very oriented towards everyday life.
Further and detailed information about this project, which was successfully managed and completed by MediTECH, can be found at www.flic-project.org
In 2008 the first foreign language learning assistance was made available to the general public.
Further information about the concept behind this training program can be found in our download center.
Like all communities with cultural diversity, European citizens have a strong need to communicate for social or commercial activities. Of course, a whole range of foreign language methods have flourished for decades with significant development. However, there are still few people who are fluent in another language, which proves the inadequacy of existing language learning methods. Based on the observation of bilingual children, the aim of the project is to develop a new language learning method based on an innovative linguistic approach.
Adapted course materials in combination with the project's IST development, especially in the field of signal processing, will make it possible to implement these concepts and learn a foreign language more instinctively, interactively and consequently more efficiently. The aim is to reduce by 50% the time needed for foreign language acquisition by adults and young adults (age 18-30 / 55-65 years), the first of the main EU languages (English, German, Italian).
Description of the work
The consortium is ready to benefit from the latest advances in information science, especially in signal processing, to develop and implement the linguistic concepts.
Milestones and expected results
For citizens, the FLIC method will be a real opportunity to learn foreign languages:
in a more natural and instinctive way,
in a more dynamic and interactive way,
faster and more efficient.
Through these linguistic and pedagogical improvements, the FLIC project will help to save linguistic diversity, extend the full benefits of European citizenship and facilitate the lifelong process of language learning.
Reports and Informations about the Project
The FLIC software and many other products for language acquisition
you get in our Online-Shop
Orthofix - License without data carrier for German or English for training of visual spelling. Each language can be unlocked comfortably and installed on a computer as a single workstation.
Wedemarker Perception Separation Test
Analysis and training software for perception selectivity / sound differentiation
Here you can download the current full version of the FLIC software. Please note that you need a valid license key for the installation. Before the installation it is necessary to unzip the downloaded file.
Please use the following link:
FLIC DE 01 version 2.5.0
(to learn german)
FLIC EN Version 2.5.02
(to learn english)
Among the renowned scientific partners of MediTECH were