The number of students who choose Spanish as an elective course in high school in Iceland is increasing and is now exceeding French. Moreover the language of Cervantes is the only elective language that continues to gain popularity in this country.
LINEE (Languages in a Network of European Excellence) is a European scientific network of 9 European universities, involving around 80 researchers. It started in 2006 with funding of the European Framework programme for Research and investigates linguistic diversity in Europe.
"Multilingualism is crucial for SMEs to be able to thrive in Europe" heard stakeholders from industry, civil society and the European institutions gathered at the debate "Languages to gain markets" organised by the Brussel branch of the association Défense de la Langue Française and hosted by the European Commission on 30 November 2010.
Welsh Ministers have hailed the approval of the Welsh Language (Wales) Measure on 7 December 2010 as an historic step forward for the Welsh language.
Wed, 07/07/2010 - Sat, 09/07/2011
The 4th International ALTE Conference will take place from 7-9 July 2011 in Kraków (Poland) and will be hosted by the Jagiellonian University. The conference will coincide with the beginning of the Polish Presidency of the European Union. It is one of the largest multilingual events for the global language assessment community. ALTE Kraków 2011 provides an opportunity to hear influential voices, discuss key issues and meet colleagues from around the world.
Thu, 20/10/2011 - Fri, 21/10/2011
The 4th edition of the “ICT for Language Learning” Conference will take place in Florence (Italy) on 20-21 October 2011. The objective of the ICT for Language Learning conference is to promote the sharing of good practice and transnational cooperation in the field of the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to Language Learning and Teaching.
The French-German Day 2011 will take place on 22 January, like every year. The "Partner language" is the theme that has been selected in both countries: in France "L'allemand, passeport pour l'avenir" (German, pass for the future) ; in Germany "Französisch, dein Weg zum Erfolg" (French, your path to success").
In 2010, more than hundred children from Danemark gathered in a friendly atmosphere to perform their plays in French. This event aims at promoting a playbased teaching of French and will take place again in 2011 in Odense (Denmark).
Make a film (maximum lenght 5 min.) in German with your CE2 or CM1 class (3d or 4th grade class in the French system) and enter the competition "Deutsch, ich bin dabei!" 2011!
The aim of the LICI project and its products is the language of learning and instruction in a CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) environment. The leading principle of the LICI project is that by enhancing language in content teaching, the dual focus of learning both language and content is realized optimally, as language and content are integrated in CLIL.