Learning another language is not always easy – but here in Europe we all have untapped resources that could help.
eTwinning is an online community for schools in Europe. It can give pupils a "taste" of the languages they are most likely to experience – different languages spoken by classmates or in the country next-door. With 24 languages so far, eTwinning is both multinational and multilingual.
The 2010-11 school year saw several initiatives to further linguistic diversity within eTwinning, including interviews with teachers, projects and some special prizes in the European eTwinning Prize 2011.
To find out how multilingual this online community really is, we recently asked eTwinners about the languages they use and learn. The poll ran on the eTwinning Desktop for a couple of weeks, and was answered by over 1,600 teachers – Poll results: "What languages are you learning in eTwinning?"
Membership of the eTwinning community gives you free access to all tools and services offered on its platform, such as:
examples of successful projects such as Tandem
educational software and resources for language projects:
special project kits:
discussions in Desktop Teachers Rooms:
online lectures on language learning
A 2011 study of good language learning initiatives [94 KB] identified 40 good examples of language learning projects between neighbouring European countries. Twelve are presented here: case studies of 12 language learning initiatives [537 KB] .
Four projects are presented in videos:
Browse the map for examples of language learning projects and contact organizations by country.