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CUP's Role in FluenCi

CUP will participate in all workpackages and lead WP2 (Quality), WP6 (Evaluation). It will actively participate in the selection and prioritisation of the PHRASeCON phrases from the CANCODE corpus, of which it is part owner. It will also help to quality assure these assets and deliverables produced by the consortium partners. Partly through their distinguished contracted parties (co-authors of CUP's flagship course Touchstone and of the CANCODE corpus itself) CUP will investigate and report on the possibilities of influencing current teaching materials in order to benefit from the FluenCi facility. They will also be involved in testing and evaluation of materials produced by the academic partners. CUP will also attend the conferences at which it is hoped to present on FluenCi and will develop, print and distribute the project brochure (D8.4). CUP will also be heavily involved in drawing up the exploitation report D8.1 and will organise the Focus Group for the 2nd consortium meeting.

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