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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.

Poliglotti4.eu 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.



Links

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

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