Café Lingua is a platform for those who want to enhance their language skills, Icelandic or other languages, a place to communicate in and about various languages as well as a gateway into different cultures. The goal is to “unveil” the linguistic treasures that have found their way to Iceland, enriching life and culture, as well as giving world citizens the option to express themselves in Icelandic and to introduce their mother tongues to others.
The Directorate for Research, Lifelong Learning and Innovation within the Ministry for Education and Employment will be launching its learning programme for courses starting in October 2017. From 12 July to 4 August, the Directorate will be receiving applications for around 458 adult learning courses in 90 different subjects.
The Department of English Language and Literature, at the Faculty of Philology, University of Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina), in cooperation with the School of English and American Studies, University of Opole (Poland) and the College of Liberal Arts, University of Central Oklahoma (USA) organised the third conference on English language and literary studies CELLS (Conference on English Language and Literary Studies: Transcending Borders and Binaries): New Insights into Language, Literature, and Culture.
From the 31st May through the 2nd June 2017, Luxembourg hosted the General Assembly and Annual Conference of the European Basic Skills Network (EBSN http://www.basicskills.eu). More than 100 experts from 20 European countries participated at this event.
Definition of Basic Skills
The Norwegian NSS has received the following request. If your institution is involved in the type of project described below, and you would be willing to host a study visit, please write a comment here or get in touch directly with the contact person mentioned at the end. Thank you!
The Welsh Government is to invest an extra £3m in the National Centre for Learning Welsh to improve and increase the use of Welsh in the workplace.
Enabling people to use the language at work, along with ensuring the public have access to high quality Welsh language services is essential in achieving the goal of a million speakers.
Icelandic senior citizens are among those who are involved in communicating with foreign students in a project called the “Icelandic Village”. “We have met students who speak almost fluent Icelandic after having visited Icelandic senior citizens”, says Guðlaug Stella Brynjólfsdóttir, project manager of the “Icelandic Village”.
Without one or more foreign languages, many of us can hardly imagine our everyday lives, holidays in a foreign country, communication with friends and colleagues from different parts of the world, or even a simple conversation with the new family members, grandchildren growing up in a foreign country. These are the main reasons indicated by the adults, who attend the foreign language lessons in Vilnius Gabriele Petkeviciate Bite Adult Education Center, when they are asked why they want to learn English, German, Russian or Spanish.
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