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Language Learners

Learning languages opens new perspectives, makes travelling easier and tourism more interesting, can allow learners to reconnect with their ethnic heritage or build bridges to recently arrived migrant communities. In our increasingly interconnected world, language skills can be an important competitive advantage in the job market.

The more languages one knows, the easier it usually is to start learning a new one. This applies of course to languages from the same family: even an elementary knowledge of Spanish will make learning Portuguese or Italian easier; speakers of German can usually learn basic Dutch with little effort.

However, learning how to learn is in itself a precious skill. School Latin will not help you with Mandarin vocabulary; it will however help understand how language works and how you learn a new language, including which aspects in it – whether its phonetics, its grammar or vocabulary – represent a major hurdle for you. helps language learners by:

  • Showcasing research in best learning methods and the factors that enable multilingualism;
  • Creating a catalogue of on-line resources for language learning.


European Council of Artists (ECA) Federal Union of European Nationalities EEE-YFU
European Council for Steiner Waldorf Education (ECSWE) Club de Madrid Mercator European Network of Language Diversity Centres
RECIT Fundación Academia Europea de Yuste Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT)
European Coordination of Independent Producers (CEPI) Literature Across frontiers Culturelink
Eurolang European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) Federation of European Publishers
European Theatre Convention EUNIC in Brussels European Association for Terminology
EUROCLIO European Council of Literary Translators' Associations ALTE
Europa Esperanto Unio - EEU European Publishers Council European Forum of Vocational Education and Training
European Federation for Intercultural Learning European Federation of National Institutions for Language CMFE (Community Media Forum Europe)

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The sound of a language is important. I've always thought that Swedish is a wonderful language because it has so much musicality and sound to it. -- at the same time knowing a language well also makes it more beautiful

Caroline Henderson Denmark