CHELLIS – Challenge-based Environmental Language Learning

Strategic Partnership for Adult Education

The CHELLIS project aims at providing Challenge-based Environmental Language Learning through Inspiring Stories for adult learners and low-qualified/low-skilled learners. The introduced didactic methodology combines successful existing and well-proven pedagogical techniques in a non-formal and openly accessible digital learning environment that fosters environmental attitudes and language learning and uses a gamified and highly visual storytelling approach. In order to achieve this, a project consortium of suitable and reliable partner organisations from France, Austria, Cyprus, Ireland, Portugal, and Italy have joined together and will produce the following project results:

1) The CHELLIS Investigative Field Analysis (IO1) will present insights from a comprehensive desk research and needs specific to the target groups in order to obtain a representative portrait of climate challenges most relevant to certain regions and addressed audiences, enabling the partnership to tailor the two subsequently developed outputs to these particular needs and current demands.

2) The CHELLIS Handbook Magazine (IO2) will become a reference instrument for adult education professionals who are specialised in language learning or environmental learning and are working with low-qualified and low-skilled adult learners, migrants/refugees, and adult learners in general. This 60-page handbook magazine will be available as an online flipbook, an e-book and a print publication and will present the CHELLIS methodology in detail as well as offer practice peek video clips with professionals.

3) The CHELLIS Platform (IO3) will be a responsive and highly visual non-formal online learning resource that puts the innovative CHELLIS methodology into practice by offering six interactive story challenges and a transparent validation of learning outcomes. It will simultaneously promote language learning, text comprehension and environmental education and will offer positive learning experiences that have a direct impact on the individual life of learners.

Furthermore, complementary activities will be implemented that are crucial for the success and sustainability potential of the project:
– The CHELLIS Storytelling Staff Training, which will ensure coherency and high quality of learning contents developed by the partnership.
– An open call for artists in order to find suitable professionals who supply the visual elements of the interactive story challenges. As the open call will be widely disseminated, the impact and visibility of the project will be amplified.
– National Multiplier Events will be held during the piloting phase of the CHELLIS Platform and engage a large number of adult learners and professionals.


CHELLIS Storytelling Training in Portugal, 26-28 October 2021

In this event, 12 representatives of partner organisations will meet in Portugal and prepare for the elaboration of the stories featured in the CHELLIS Platform (IO3).

After completing the training, the participants will be able to:

  • write unique short stories using an established storytelling approach
  • describe key elements of storytelling
  • describe key elements of challenge-based learning activities
  • choose a suitable environmental topic to be the theme of the story
  • use the scenario technique to develop 3 different endings of the same story
  • define specific key decisions of characters that determine the outcomes of the story
  • imagine and describe unique main and supporting characters as well as settings of the story
  • write the same story in three different difficulty levels in terms of language (e.g. A2, B1, B2)
  • identify key words and terms as vocabulary
  • independently develop their story to be featured in the CHELLIS Platform (IO3)
  • facilitate, steer, and monitor online learning processes of their IO3 pilot participants and future learners
  • film suitable clips with key professionals for the IO2 practice peek videos.

The training will take place in Lisbon, Portugal on 26-28 of October 2021.

Travel dates:

  • 25 October 2021 (arrival)
    29 October 2021 (departure)

SEAL CYPRUS will send 2 participants from Cyprus!

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Project title: Challenge-based Environmental Language Learning through Inspiring Stories for low-skilled adult learners
Programme: Erasmus+
Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Action Type: Strategic Partnerships for adult education
Project identification/ contract number: 2020-1-FR01-KA204-080222
Coordinator: ALFMED, France
E.N.T.E.R. GMBH, Austria
PLAY SOLUTIONS – Audiovisuais Unipessoal, Lda, Portugal

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CHELLIS IO1 – Investigative Field Analysis. Cyprus report