Start Date: 01/01/2013
End Date: 31/12/2014
Funding: ICT (FP7) - Lifelong Learning Programme
Project Leader: Vacalopoulou Anna

Lingu@net was developed with support from the EU (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 aim of the Lingu@network project was 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 project added a new dimension to what already existed, making it more effective and relevant in terms of contemporary needs and current use of the Internet.

Specific objectives:

  • 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 was made 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.