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EPALE

Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

 
 

Languages

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 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.

“Mācību centrs plus” Ltd. in 2017 organizes the international teacher training course “Russian as a foreign language”.

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.

The Lithuanian language, as most European languages, belongs to Indo-European language family. About 3 billion people speak the languages of this family. It is thought that the Lithuanian language, belonging to the Baltic group of languages, has preserved the most features of these old Indo-European languages. The Lithuanian language has preserved the most sounds and grammatical forms of its linguistic sisters, so it is considered to be the oldest of all living Indo-European languages.