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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.


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

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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