Language Learning Platforms
Completed in October 2015, HandsOnTurkish is the latest major development from Pendragon Educational Publishers: an online course of the Turkish language and culture aimed at the business community.
Learn Danish online with our online Danish course for beginners. Discover the Danish language and Danish culture. Master the skills of speaking and understanding Danish in common everyday situations.
All our courses meet the requirements of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, the international benchmark for measuring language learning, which is recognised throughout Europe. Our online courses can prepare students for gaining credits, which are recognised within the EQF (European Qualifications Framework) and ECVET (European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training). Our courses can be accessed online and downloaded from the app stores.
First Steps in Arabic
Learners can progress at any time to the full Beginners Course of Modern Standard Arabic. It helps learners to use Arabic in common everyday situations through audio dialogues accompanying exercises and interactive role play activities with recording functions.
Hayya Bina Arabic
First Steps in Turkish
Turkish Language and Business culture
The sound pedagogical approach ensures an effective and motivating learning experience.
Mobile language learning apps
A selection of apps for iOS and Android
Word Trainer Arabic
Arabic Conversation Practice
HandsOnTurkish Compact - Android
HandsOnTurkish Compact - iOS
HandsOnTurkish for iPad
Available as eBooks or printed workbooks from Foyles
A Guide to Writing Arabic
Digital certificates and Badges
Digital badges are an assessment and credit-awarding mechanism that is hosted and managed online. Badges are designed to document and validate learning in both formal and informal settings. Badges can be downloaded and stored on personal websites and eportfolios and linked to online profiles. They are an innovative way to have learning achievements recognised and displayed digitally. Our digital badges can be trusted as a reliable and accurate record of achievement.
Digital badges are currently available for the online Arabic and Turkish course. Learners can apply for a digital badge on completion of a course.
We offer online tests for Arabic and Turkish.
An online test for Turkish is available at level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference and is recommended with the Course of Turkish Language, Culture and Business Etiquette. The test evaluates listening, reading, writing and speaking as well as cultural awareness.
The online test for Arabic Language culture is referenced to level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference. The test evaluates listening, reading, writing and speaking as well as cultural awareness. The oral component is tested by an accredited tutor. The test equares to Level 4 of the European Qualifications Framework.
Certification for Spanish, Danish and Hungarian is in development and will be coming soon.
Pendragon’s language courses are based on three theoretical ‘cornerstones’: the conception, the methodology and the syllabus.
The conception details the mental model on which the methodology (‘roadmap’) for the courses is based.
This methodology, in turn, informs the syllabus for the course (i.e the graded organization of the items that constitute the course).
The central goal to be achieved through these ‘cornerstones’ is a learning experience that is motivating, meaningful, efficient and above all sustainable.