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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.


FundaciĆ³n Academia Europea de Yuste Federation of European Publishers Federal Union of European Nationalities
European Council of Literary Translators' Associations Mercator European Network of Language Diversity Centres European Federation for Intercultural Learning
European Forum of Vocational Education and Training European Council of Artists (ECA) CMFE (Community Media Forum Europe)
European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) European Association for Terminology Club de Madrid
Culturelink European Publishers Council RECIT
Europa Esperanto Unio - EEU EUNIC in Brussels Literature Across frontiers
European Federation of National Institutions for Language ALTE European Theatre Convention
Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) European Coordination of Independent Producers (CEPI) EUROCLIO
Eurolang EEE-YFU European Council for Steiner Waldorf Education (ECSWE)

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There is no doubt that the fact that I'm multilingual and have learnt more languages since when I was a little boy, has meant that I can easily learn new languages.

Manu Sareen Denmark