ABOUT

The Caribbean is a melting pot of cultures and languages. Its main characteristic is diversity. Due to the colonial history of some European countries, i.e. France, the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, The Netherlands and Danemark, the Caribbean region maintains close relations with the European countries in several domains, among others, trade, educaiton, culture and development assistance. The purpose of creating a website of a European rank about the Caribbean in four languages is 
to overcome the mental barriers and to increase the awareness about the Caribbean among Europeans. The project is an innovative website offering apps of planning a trip to the Caribbean and language courses (English, French, Spanish) along with Phrasebooks in the framework of Innovative Economy Programme, Measure 8.1. The aim of the travel/language project is to facilitate individual trips to the Caribbean with innovative tools available on the Polish and European market.   
PASSION FOR LEARNING, LANGUAGES, CULTURE
AND THE EAGERNESS TO PROMOTE KNOWLEDGE WITH NEW TECHNOLOGIES
HAVE LED TO THE IDEA OF CREATING THE E-CARIBBEAN.EU WEBSITE  

PRODUCTS

TRAVEL APPS

Caribbean Trip Planner offers tools to generate an individualized trip to the Caribbean integrating a database and browser in the portal. Diversity and the functionality of the electronic devices enables access to a potential tourist with information, both online and from a mobile device. The e-service is a tool allowing the individual customer and the group to generate and modify a travelling plan to the Caribbean and four language versions: English, French, Spanish and Polish.

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Mobile Caribbean Guide aims at satisfying the informational needs in the framework of tourism and culture of the Caribbean in the form of a mobile guide about the Caribbean and the particular islands of the region. The mobileguide is available online and on mobile devices in four language versions: English, French, Spanish and Polish. 

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The translating app in the simultaneous time, TransCam, applies the function of reading the text by the camera of the mobile device, integrating it with a translation software and a synthetizer of speech system. The mobile system provides information about the surrounding thanks to a camera what means that after directing the camera at a specific object, it is possible to translate from English, French and Spanish to Polish, e.g. names of dishes on the menu. The outcome (text translated by the software integrated in the program is displayed as a real image with a translation. It can be further read by the speech synthetizer. 

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LANGUAGE APPS
Caribbean Mobile Phrasebook is an electronic tool and language assistance (English, French and Spanish) helpful in trips to the Caribbean. The app is available online and on mobile devices. The e-service is based on communicative approach, situational syllabus and the Culture and Content Based Language Learning Method. E-service constitutes an example of a modern m-learning which enables cooperation with the majority of mobile devices thanks to the integration of mobile technologies.  

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Language Trip to the Caribbean is an electronic tool which aims at teaching English, French and Spanish in form of a Internet course integrating the following options: audiovisual materials, grammar and lexical activities, an integrated system of a speech synthesizer. The method which was applied, "Content and Language Integrated Learning", a unique method in teaching foreign languages integrating a different domain and the "Culture Based Language Learning" method within which the culture's elements constitute the integral component of learning. Additionally, a communicative method and lexical, thematic and situational syllabi have been applied. Learning through culture provides information about native speakers, geography of their country, thanks to which, it becomes possible to discover the worldview and the language environment. This method influences the learner who acquires certain speaking models applied in the given culture or language environment.

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TEAM

Alex is the Co-Founder of the Coco Caribe brand. She was the initiator of the e-caribbean.eu project and the coordinator of the content, IT, translation, language and PR works. 

 

 

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Piotr is the Co-Founder of the Coco Caribe brand. He is responsible for the financial condition of the e-caribbean.eu project. 

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Weronika is the Co-Founder of the Coco Caribe brand. She was the initiator of the e-caribbean.eu project and the coordinator of the work.

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Sebastian coordinates and manages the work of the project team and outsource contractors. 

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Marcin coordinated and managed the work of the project team and outsource contractors. 

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PHILOSOPHY

Aleksandra Olszewska and Weronika Garbacz are authors of the innovative website e-caribbean.eu offering trip planning to the Caribbean and language courses (English, French and Spanish). Both originators privitely are interested in the field of the Caribbean and they frequently visit the region. After researching the European tourist information market related to the Caribbean, they have discovered an insufficient development of the potential of the tourist European mobility to the Caribbean and a lack of electronic tools in this matter in Poland and Europe. Moreover, after a long period of learning and teaching foreign languages, they have observed that culturally contextualized learning is more efficient and contributes to a better understanding of the cultural and language diversity. The unpromoted cultural richness of the Caribbean constitutes an invaluable source of educational materials in foreign language learning. Also, it attracts travellers.
This project ideally fits Coco Caribe's philosophy who is the creator and executor of the idea, since it was born as a fruit of passion for creation, action, promoting learning by using innovative tools guaranteed by the current technologies, Internet and love to the Caribbean. Long professional experience, academic knowledge, numerous trips to the Caribbean, studies abroad and the awareness of the most recent trends on the business and educational market, makes it possible to share the knowledge and make the space accessible to other specialists to spread it to the world. Thanks to the web's multimodal options, acquisition of foreign languages, organization of fascinating and independent cultural trips to the Caribbean and a feeling of lack of randomness in  the exploration of knowledge will not remain only a dream. The e-caribbean.eu website and its e-services are a fruit of our shining philosophy: we love languages, we love travelling, we love beauty!
THE PROJECT'S SUCCESS WAS POSSIBLE THANKS TO
MANY WONDERFUL PEOPLE WHO HAVE PATIENTLY WORKED 
ON THE PRODUCTS' HIGHEST TECHNOLOGICAL AND SUBSTANTIVE QUALITY. 
A FAITHFUL TEAM OF 
SPECIALISTS AND ENTHUSIASTS HAVE ACCOMPANIED
THE IDEA FROM ITS CONCEPTUALIZATION TO ITS ACHIEVEMENT.
 

FAQ

The information about the prices of the applications and access to the platforms is accessible in the internet stores, after entering the selected application or platform tabs.
Technical conditions required to use the applications and platforms

1. It is possible to use the mobile applicaitons available on the e-caribbean.eu website via mobile devices with the following operational systems:
 
1) iOS
2) Android
 
2.It is possible to use the mobile platforms available on the e-caribbean.eu website on laptops and computers.

3. Platforms available on the e-caribbean.eu require an Internet connection. Some of them can be used online and some of them offline. One can find more details in the tabs of the selected e-products on the e-caribbean.eu website or in the mobile app stores.
 
The user can purchase the application or the access to the platform during the electronic registration process.

Using the mobile applications and platforms available on e-caribbean.eu website is intuitive. After registering into the system and downloading the applications or logging in the platform, the program will navigate the user with the appropriate instructions.

Here are the websites about the Caribbean which might be useful in exploring the Caribbean:

1) Websites in Polish and English:

http://mojekaraiby.eu/

http://www.karaiby.net/jamajka.html

http://www.biletti.pl/warto-zobaczyc/karaiby-smak-tropikow-50/

http://www.lameca.org/

http://dominicana.blox.pl/html

http://podroze.gazeta.pl/podroze/56,114158,10708373,Barbados___kilometry_piaszczystych_plaz,,5.html

http://www.sama-sama.com.pl/karaiby2011/

http://www.swulinski.com/podroze/Caribbean.html

http://karaiby.reggaenet.pl/

http://masteryachting.pl/akweny/karaiby/

http://www.talar-sisters.pl/zdjecia/akweny/karaiby/g_karaiby_index.htm

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http://www.facebook.com/repeating.islands?ref=nf_fr

http://www.fmix.pl/tag/Karaiby/1

http://www.azymutczarter.pl/relacja-2011-dziewicze.html

http://www.bbcpolska.com/swiat-natury/dzikie-karaiby

http://www.swiatelit.pl/karaiby-i-wakacje-marzen.htm

http://etraveler.pl/strefa-podroznika/ameryka-srodkowa-i-karaiby/

http://tubylismy.pl/regiony/12-ameryka-srodkowa-i-karaiby

http://www.active.poznan.pl/karaiby.htm

http://www.multita.info/show-karaiby.html

http://ameryka24.pl/

http://wyjechalam.wordpress.com/tag/karaiby/

http://livetravel.pl/karaiby.html

http://ameryka-poludniowa.pl/karaiby.html

http://podroze.gazeta.pl/podroze/1,114158,10747982,Karaiby__Kilimandzaro__Meksyk___podroze_zycia.html

http://www.kolumbia.travel/pl/blog/ewa/167-podroz-na-karaiby-czyli-co-spakowac-i-czego-unikac

http://turystyka.wp.pl/id,6,widok,kontynent.html

http://przewodnik.onet.pl/foto/karaiby-pod-zaglami-wokol-malych-antyli,3305048,foto-miniatury.html

http://www.forbes.pl/artykuly/sekcje/wydarzenia/ameryka-lacinska-i-karaiby-powolaly-celac,22168,1

http://www.camvista.com/lang/pl/cruise_ship_holiday_cams/princess_cruises_ship_cams_caribbean_princess.php3

http://www.swiatpodrozy.pl/a.php?id=1513

http://poradnik.poland.gov.pl/

http://www.msz.gov.pl/Polak,za,granica,2009,25696.html

http://www.msz.gov.pl/Wspolpraca,UE,-,Ameryka,Lacinska,i,Karaiby,38833.html

http://www.msz.gov.pl/Wspolpraca,Polska,-,Ameryka,Lacinska,i,Karaiby,38832.html

http://www.akcjaserca.pl/index.php/rejsy/karaiby

http://www.promotion.com.pl/webcm/karaiby_francuskie_z_polskim_pilotem

http://www.torres.com.pl

http://www.latinotour.pl/wyjazdy.php

http://quovadiscuba.wordpress.com/

http://quovadiskubapl.blogspot.com/

http://martynika.blox.pl/html

https://sites.google.com/a/uw.edu.pl/biezace-wydarzenia-al/

http://www.filmyswiata.pl/program.php

www.americalatina.pl

mitadelmondo.com

ricancie.ativeweb.org

yasuni-itt.got.ec

szkwarekwador.blogspot.com

http://www.caribbeanlifenews.com/sections/caribbean/

http://www.nycaribnews.com/index.php

http://repeatingislands.com/

 

2) Websites in French

http://atlas-caraibe.certic.unicaen.fr/fr/page-57.html

http://acubien.com

http://www.caribbean-atlas.com

http://www.lehman.cuny.edu/ile.en.ile/antilles/

http://www.lessonplanet.com/lesson-plans/caribbean-history/3

http://www.caraibes-tourisme.fr/

http://www.routard.com/guide/code_dest/saint_martin.htm

http://travel.viamichelin.com/web/Destination/Guadeloupe

http://travel.viamichelin.com/web/Destination/Martinique

http://travel.viamichelin.com/web/Destination/Bahamas

http://www.petitfute.com/destination/accueil/id/213/guadeloupe

http://www.tangka.com/guide/guide-voyage-antilles/antilles-martinique-fort-de-france.php

 http://www.tcair.fr/index_fr.html

http://www.sejoursvoyagescaraibes.com/

http://www.azurcaraibes.com/

http://caraibesmagazine.com/

http://www.francecaraibes.be/

http://www.actuguadeloupe.com/

http://www.pierrescaraibes.com/

http://www.voyagermoinscher.com/tourisme/information_40_caraibes.asp

http://www.aircaraibes.com/rubrique/detail/1549523140625826866/Infos-voyageurs.html

http://www.infoantilles.com/

http://www.tripadvisor.fr/Resources-g147237-Maps-Caribbean.html

http://www.france-caraibes.net/index.php

http://www.aladi.org/

3) Websites in Spanish

http://www.caribeturismo.es/  

http://www.iha.com.es/Alquiler-de-vacaciones/h_x/Alquiler-Promociones-Islas-Caribes-Antillas_1.htm

http://www.eturismoviajes.com/martinica-la-isla-de-las-flores-en-el-caribe/

http://www.caribe.tv/las-islas-virgenes-100-islas-caribenas/

http://www.redcaribe.com/

http://www.copavacations.com.ar/paises/islas_del_caribe

http://www.absolutcaribe.com/

http://gesitv.over-blog.es/article-islas-caribe--guia-turistica-86034974.html

http://www.tripwolf.com/es/guide/show/459/Islas-Virgenes-Britanicas

http://www.logitravel.com/guias-de-viajes/islas-caiman-483.html

http://www.comoviajar.com/directorio_links/Links-America-Central-y-Caribe/Links-Islas-del-Caribe/enlaces.html

http://www.elcaribe.com.do/

http://www.museovirtualdeamericalatinayelcaribe.org/

http://www.spanishcourses.info/countries/republica-dominicana-info-58-es.htm

http://www.redcaribe.com/Mapas/

http://www.historiayleyendas.com/america/islas_del_caribe.htm

http://caribaniamagazine.webcindario.com/a2010oct/impcaribe.htm

http://www.historiacocina.com/colaboraciones/caribe/africa.htm

http://www.slideshare.net/laurita2626/islas-del-caribe-5482605

http://spanish.china.org.cn/photos/txt/2012-03/08/content_24836191.htm

http://www.holland.com/es/turista/article/las-islas-caribenas-holandesas.htm

http://sobrecaribe.com/

http://www.hpturismo.net/el-caribe/el-mar-caribe.htm

http://www.01centralamerica.com/america_central/otras-islas-del-caribe/

http://www.colonialvoyage.com/america/es/centro/index.html

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