AGnovel consortium aims to create and put to use an innovative approach to foreign language learning by developing a new type of graphic novel that can be used on new mobile touchscreen devices like tablets. The goal is to take advantage of possibilities that new technology offers and expand the usefulness of graphic novels in language learning.
The project AGnovel will create a blueprint and a showcase for an advanced interactive graphic novel that is enhanced with audio from native speakers. Learners will be motivated through a compelling story, which is easy to read and understand thanks to the illustrations that tell the story along with the text. The interactive elements will let the learner interact with the story in a way that lets him apply the learned content.
AGnovel offers much more than classical graphic novels which is only available via a paper version. It provides the teacher and learners with the opportunity to get involved in the situtation, to hear language in mother tongue, to develop competences in the vocational field as well as in different languges.
The partnership consists of organisations from seven different countries: Germany, United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Italia, Lithuania and Cyprus.
The coordinating institution is Universität Paderbornon, Germany.