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EU Programmes


Languages Key Activity

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Proficiency in languages is an essential element in the Lifelong Learning Programme as a whole, and in the Comenius, Erasmus, Grundtvig and Leonardo da Vinci programmes in particular. The Languages Key Activity complements these programmes by addressing language teaching and learning needs across two or more of those sectors.

 

Multilateral projects

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The Commission gives priority to:

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  1. projects that develop materials for teaching language awareness and languages to primary and pre-primary learners, notably for less widely-used and less taught languages
  2. projects that target the acquisition of competence in languages which reinforce European competitiveness in a global context (e.g. Chinese, Hindi, Arabic, Russian, Japanese, Korean)
  3. projects that develop and/or promote methodologies to motivate language learners
  4. projects promoting multilingual comprehension between languages
  5. projects promoting linguistic diversity
 

Networks

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The Commission gives priority to European networks:

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  1. linking organisations that promote language learning and linguistic diversity at national or regional level
  2. linking universities which create Chairs in Multilingualism and Interculturalism
  3. of good practices that serve to motivate language learners
  4. for language teacher associations, with strong links to national associations
  5. for the promotion and valorisation of multilingual comprehension competences
  6. for the promotion and valorisation of early language learning
 

Potential beneficiaries shall be organisations directly or indirectly involved in the field of teaching and learning of languages and/or promoting linguistic diversity. Guidelines for Applicants, Annual Call for Proposals and Application forms