Lingu@net EU was developed over the last 12 years with support from the EU (in 1998-2001, and 2003-2006). In 2007 it was awarded the MERLOT prize for being ‘exemplary on-line learning material for all disciplines’ (www.merlot.org) and in 2008 Lingu@net Europa was awarded the European Commission’s Gold prize in the "European Lifelong Learning Awards for quality in mobility" (http://ec.europa.eu/education/languages/news/news1687_en.htm).
The main objectives of Lingu@net World Wide (Lnet WW) are:
- give access to over 5,000 (currently 3,700) good quality online resources;
- reach over 400,000 (currently 100,000) visits per month by October 2011;
- provide online support and advice for language learners in 32 (currently 20) languages.
Final language interfaces after the end of this project: 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.