Project - Love Language

EU Sokrates

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
229813-CP-1-2006-1 -AT-GRUNDTVIG-G1PP

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The overall objective of the project is to enable young male adults with particular "foreign language learning resistance" to establish their "love for language" by increasing their interest and uptake of foreign languages and to increase their participation in the life long learning society.

In order to achieve this, the specific objectives are:

  • To develop foreign language training methodology and concepts by employing learning contents that reflect the personal preferences and interests of the target group, such as stereotypical male interests like football, cars and music etc. in order to attract participation and increase motivation to take up foreign language learning or to avoid drop out.
  • To develop a curriculum and methodological tool box containing sections for the special requirements of the following target groups: Educational drop-outs, long-term unemployed young male adults, socially marginalised persons
  • To include aspects of diversity, especially of the cultural and social background of the learners in order to overcome sectoral divides and other cultural differences
  • To include the use of ICT as a very useful incentive to agree on further learning, especially foreign language learning, because attending ICT courses is still regarded as "cooler" than language courses for the young male adult
  • To spread the project contents and results through a variety of demonstration and dissemination activities, including a European Multiplier Seminar, to all EU member states