The MOLAN network project, funded by the European Commission under the Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP), is carried out by 45 higher education institutions and schools from 22 European countries, and four European and national organisations. MOLAN's ultimate aim is to motivate young Europeans in formal education to learn and to continue learning languages.
The journal 'VousNousIls' is publishing a special issue about "foreign language teaching in France". The current issue deals with the situation in primary schools. Since 2007 pupils should learn a foreign language at least 54 hours a year and achieve the A1 level by the end of the CM2 (year 6).
Together with IATEFL / LASIG, the Applied Linguistics-Didactics Section of the Deparment of Anglophone Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen will host a one-day conference on autonomy in language learning on on Friday 26 November 2010. This even will take place at the Essen campus of the university.
Speaking two languages can be handy when traveling abroad, applying for jobs, and working with international colleagues, but how does bilingualism influence the way we think? A new research published in the last issue of Psychological Science in the Public Interest reveals how bilingualism influences nonverbal cognitive tasks.
Mon, 21/02/2011 - Fri, 04/03/2011
The Winter University - BELC 2011 for professionals of French as a Foreign language will take place in Sèvres (France) from 21February to 4 March 2011. It is a intensiv training for professionals of French teaching, exercising in France or abroad.
In the year preceding the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the Italian Unity, the trend of importing English words afflicts the Italian language. Should we begin to wonder if the Italian language is at risk of extinction?
GLOSSA a European Union education project under the LifeLong Learning Program KA2 - Languages . The project is creating resources for language educators and authorities across Europe.
Wed, 17/11/2010 - Thu, 18/11/2010
The Multilingual Europe Technology Alliance organises a two-day forum on the challenges of multilingual Europe today on 17 and 18 November 2010. This event will take place in Brussels (Belgium).
Wed, 02/02/2011 - Fri, 04/02/2011
The EMLAR VII Symposium will take place at the Universiteit Utrecht (Netherlands) on 2-4 February 2011. It will offer lectures and hands-on sessions on practical aspects of language acquisition research.
Speak to the future is a developing five-year campaign, from 2011 to 2015, to improve the UK’s understanding of the value of languages in all areas of life; to achieve a step change in language learning at all levels; to improve the nation’s capacity in language skills and professional services.