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University of Bristol – Language Gateways into the Professions: French for students of Aerospace and Avionic Engineering

Author(s): Teresa Birks
Institution/Organisation: CILT, the National Centre for Languages (UK)

Four British Universities, Bristol, Loughborough, Kingston and Salford, designed and piloted language modules linked to Engineering and Built Environment Degrees.  Within each University, a language expert work closely with a vocational expert to design the modules in consultation with employers ...

Language Centre of the University of Vienna

Author(s): Sonja Winklbauer
Institution/Organisation: Language Centre of the University of Vienna (AT)

The present Case Study focuses on the following activities and accomplishments of the Language Centre of the University of Vienna (Sprachenzentrum der Universität Wien,, founded in 2001, the European Year of Languages:   high-quality language education to students, ...

Island voices: The use of videos to motivate language learning in the Hebrides (Scotland)

Author(s): European Schoolnet
Institution/Organisation: College Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Sleat (UK)

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig is a college of further and higher education situated on the Island of Skye in the Scottish Hebrides where all tuition and the running of the college is carried out in Scottish Gaelic. Its aim is to change the pattern of decline of the area through education, employment and ...

Le soleil, la lune et les étoiles: An example of using blogs to motivate the learning of French in Ireland

Author(s): European Schoolnet
Institution/Organisation: St. Michael’s, Loreto Secondary School, Navan (IE)

St Michael's is a Catholic, secondary school for girls (lower and upper) in Navan, a commuter town to the north west of Dublin. As part of her regular teaching the French teacher devotes one class period a week with her 5th year class (16 years) to the development of a website and the writing of ...

Independent Language Learning Courses

Author(s): Steffen Skowronek
Institution/Organisation: University of Potsdam (DE)


Centre for Excellence in Multimedia Language Learning

Author(s): Karin Duffner, Elisabeth Lillie, Gregory Toner
Institution/Organisation: University of Ulster (UK)

The Centre for Excellence in Multimedia Language Learning (CEMLL) at the University of Ulster is a five-year project, funded by DELNI (Department for Employment and Learning, Northern Ireland), to explore the pedagogical effectiveness of multimedia language labs. A core team are engaged in ...

The Implementation of EPOS, a Web-Based Learning-Platform for the ELC-ELP and other Validated ELP-Versions within a Tutorial Programme in Combination with Language Courses at the University of Bremen

Author(s): Bärbel Kühn, Astrid Buschmann-Göbels, Rüdiger Fehse
Institution/Organisation: Fremdsprachenzentrum der Hochschulen im Lande Bremen (FZHB) (DE)

The case study presented here will focus on the tutorial program which was implemented in October 2007 at the FZHB to enhance plurilingualism and to encourage autonomous language learning. This program offers a systematic combination of language classes, autonomous language learning with EPOS, ...

Kodolányi János University College

Author(s): Csilla Sárdi
Institution/Organisation: Kodolányi János University College (HU)

As a result of the Bologna Process and Hungary’s accession to the European Union, it is of primary importance for future graduates to possess high levels of communicative competence in at least two foreign languages, intercultural competence as well as an ability to learn languages in an ...

Motivate students via the introduction of fee exemption and ECTS credit award for language modules at the Language Centre of the University of Lausanne

Author(s): Brigitte Forster Vosicki
Institution/Organisation: Université de Lausanne, Centre de langues (CH)

This case study treats the introduction in 2005 of the fee exemption as well as the optional award of ECTS credits by a number of faculties of the University of Lausanne, of general language modules and independent language training provided by the Language Centre of the university. These changes ...

University of Greifswald, member of EUF-CE

Author(s): Heidrun Peters
Institution/Organisation: University of Greifswald (DE)