Project - Lingu@network


Start date: 01-01-2013
End date: 31-12-2014
Funded by: Life Long Learning Programme
Project leader: Anna Vacalopoulou
Lingu@net was developed over the last 15 years with support from the EU (in 1998-2001, 2003-2006 and 2009-2011). In 2007 it was awarded the MERLOT prize for being ‘exemplary on-line learning material for all disciplines’ and in 2008 Lingu@net Europa was awarded the European Commission’s Gold prize in the "European Lifelong Learning Awards for quality in mobility".

The broad aim of the Lingu@network project is to create a dynamic interactive website in support of multilingualism, involving users in the provision of resources for language learning and in the creation of user networks. Based on the tried and tested Lingu@net architecture, this will add a new dimension to what already exists, making it more effective and relevant in terms of contemporary needs and current use of the Internet.

Specific objectives will be

  • To develop the necessary tools and architecture to facilitate user involvement
  • To update the Lingu@net cataloguing system to include wider input of resources
  • To support the creation of user groups
  • To extend the range of high quality content to include user generated content and non-pedagogic resources of interest to language users
  • To give greater profile to less widely taught languages, not least in “real life” situations

The project website will be available in the following lanuages: Arabic, Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish and Swedish.

Project partners:

The Languages Company (United Kingdom), co-ordinator
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain), beneficiary
Taaluniecentrum NVT (The Netherlands)
European Centre for Education and Training (Bulgaria)
University of South Bohemia (Czech Republic)
Institut für Internationale Kommunikation (Germany)
Instituto Cervantes (Spain)
University of Jyvaskyla (Finland)
Centre International d’Études Pédagogiques (France)
Eötvös Loránd University (Hungary)
University of Iceland (Iceland)
Lingua e Nuova Didattica (Italy)
PSLC_LT (Lithuania)
VMC/PSLC_LV (Latvia)
Poznan University of Technology (Poland)
EuroEd (Romania)
Swedish Institute (Sweden)
E-KU (Slovakia)
University of Primorska (Slovenia)
SOAS, University of London (United Kingdom)
Japan Foundation (United Kingdom)
Queen’s University Belfast (United Kingdom)
Ministry of Education and Science (Portugal)
University of Malta (Malta)
CercleS (Ireland)
real (EU)


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