The Lingu@net Europa Plus multilingual online languages resource centre provides free access to all the tips, content and resources available on its site in 20 European languages (Basque, BG, Catalan, DA, NL, EN, ET, FI, FR, Galician, DE, EL, Icelandic, IT, LT, MT, PL, PT, ES, SV). Anyone looking to practise their language of choice can find contacts for e-mail exchanges, read and post blogs, take part in live chat and discussions, or even go into virtual worlds where they can interact with other learners. The site also offers resources for language teachers at all levels of education and training.
Lingu@net Europa Plus is a prime example of how technology and collaboration can help support resource- and expertise-sharing across national and linguistic borders. It was developed by a dedicated team of educational, technical and information-science experts from throughout Europe.
The Lingu@net resource centre keeps pace with the increasing need for non-traditional tools to promote languages and permits continuous, flexible learning from a lifelong perspective. Furthermore, the resource centre represents an excellent tool for linguistic preparation prior to any mobility action. It provides a number of language-skill assessment and self-assessment tools, tailored language learning opportunities and methods for refreshing individual language knowledge.
Lingu@net Europa was selected as a winner of the prestigious Merlot Award for Exemplary Online Learning in the U.S. and received the 2007 Editors’ Choice Award for “being an Exemplary model for all disciplines.” The Merlot Award recognises the collaborative eff orts between subject disciplines and the educational community around the world to enhance teaching and learning through the use of instructional technology.
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