Boost for language skills

The online resources will allow interaction between learners from different countries who will work together to learn a new language via problem-solving challenges and tasks.

The aim is to help people learn general and vocational phrases for use in both formal and informal situations.

The University’s Language Networks for Excellence has been awarded the European Lifelong Learning Project, which is titled I Spy.

The real-time website is aimed at secondary school pupils and learners in both general and vocational education and training, who will trial the new resources alongside teachers and trainers. It is hoped guidelines will be developed as part of the project to support teacher training.

Emilia Quaranta, Interim Director, said: “We are delighted to be working on this innovative project, which aims to have a positive impact on developing language and intercultural skills across Europe.

“The project is focused on improving intercultural dialogue in Europe and reinforcing language skills that are relevant to the workplace.”

Partners in the project include organisations in Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and Romania.

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