Vilniaus Universitetas

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PROLANG – Promotion of Learning of Less Used European Languages to Youth on the Move

Project Funding:

  • This project is funded by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, acting under powers delegated by the Commission of the European Union under the  „Lifelong Learning Programme“. Agreement n° 2012- 3825/001-001, project n° 531117-LLP-1-2012-1-SI-KA2-KA2MP.

Project Duration:

  • 01/11/2012 – 31/12/2014

Coordinator of the Project:

  • Spinaker, proizvodnja, trgovina in trženje, d.o.o. (Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Participants of the Project:

  • Vilnius University (Vilnius, Lietuva)
  • Virtualis, poslovno svetovanje in storitve, d.o.o. (Škofije, Slovenia)
  • University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
  • Comenius University in Bratislava, Studia Academica Slovaca (Bratislava, Slovakia)
  • Xceed Michal Juda (Warsaw, Poland)
  • Centro Studi e Iniziative Europeo (Trappeto, Italy)

Target Group:

  • Today nearly 300.000 students are spending yearly part of their education abroad within the EU member countries. They are the largest group of people willing to learn new languages and only addressing the young people can guarantee the reinforcement of the acquisition of less used European languages and preservation of linguistic diversity in Member States. Project activities will therefore primarily focus on this target group, using existing WEB 2.0 based platforms for reaching them.
  • Project partners are representing countries with less used European languages. They are all facing the same problem – the lack of interest in learning their national languages with English becoming prevalently used as the main communication language across EU. In the proposed project the consortium will develop models of promotion for acquisition of less used languages that will be disseminated to other EU countries facing the same challenge.

Aims of the Project:

  • PROLANG project aims to promote less widely used European languages. Consortium partners will analyze existent models of promotion of language learning in their own and other EU countries, compare them, identify examples of best practices and adapt them to be used at the dedicated promotional website, developed in the project. Promotion and dissemination activities will target different groups of end users, among them young mobility participants, course providers and mobility organisations.

Goals of the Project:

  • During the project project partners will develop dedicated promotional website and online language testing tool that will support and encourage initial and further learning of less used languages. Language testing specifications and promotional models will be available to other language course providers for their needs of promotion of language learning. The larger target group of mobility participants will be addressed also through other dedicated WEB 2.0 platforms owned by project partners.
  • In our project project project mainly focus on promotion of learning less used European languages to Erasmus and Leonardo da Vinci participants as they seem to be one of the largest groups involved in LLP programmes. Nevertheless, the project results can easily be applied to support  participants of all other programmes, not excluding other groups of mobile people through Europe.

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