Language learning for disadvantaged to support a united and multilingual Europe
CODA has brought language learning to disadvantaged groups of all kinds. It is a 1-year project involving 5 European institutions that starts from the assumption that all EU citizens, regardless of social status, disadvantage or disability, have a right to share in the vision of a united and multilingual Europe.
It builds on two previous successful initiatives ALLEGRO (2002-2005) and VIVACE (2006-2009) which explored ways of involving more adults and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds or with special educational needs in learning other languages. Project teams worked in collaboration with agencies and organisations in the fields of education, social, community and health care to offer language learning experiences to a wide range of individuals and groups. These included single parents living in challenging social and economic circumstances, prisoners, recovering addicts, the unskilled long-term unemployed, migrants, those with physical and mental health problems and disabilities.
See the attached flyer or subscribe to the mailing list to receive a regular newsletter and/or contact:
Clodagh Cooney, Manager
Network for Languages East Midlands and Project Manager CODA
Nottingham Language Centre
Nottingham Trent University
Tel 0115 848 4127
Resources: See the CODA website for training modules and short video clips illustrating key outcomes from ALLEGRO and VIVACE
Conference: January 2014 in Nottingham for stakeholders from all sectors with an interest in inclusive language.
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