What will be done in the project

The overriding objective of the project is to facilitate labour force mobility across Europe by making the acquisition of a new language easier for migrants moving to a new country, whether they come as adults who have already left education, as vocational, or as third-level students. The project aims to pursue this goal by the training of language advisers, the implementation of language advice centres, and the building of a specialised tool for creating a personal language learning plan.

The project will create an ICT tool called Path-Finder, freely accessible on the internet, for helping migrants to identify the optional pathways for learning the language in the L1 country, for matching their needs and learning styles to the pathways available, and for creating a personal learning plan with a progress tracking function. The Path-Finder system will also assist the partners to reach more migrants and to help them with their language learning goals.

As well as for migrants, the Language advisers, language advice centres, and the path-finder system will be available for anyone in any sector that is seeking the best way to learn the language in a new country. This includes adult learners returning to education, vocational learners who need the language to access work in their field, and University students who come to study in a new country.

The aim of the project

The project aims to make the acquisition of a new language easier for migrants. The result will be greater linguistic diversity in Europe, improving communication while decreasing xenophobia and prejudice.  Labour mobility will be enhanced. These objectives will be achieved by  training language advisers, by  setting up language advice centres, by building a specialised tool for creating a personal language learning plan and making all of these freely available to aspiring learners.

The aim of the project is to help migrants find the best way to learn the language of their host countries thereby enhancing their integration and employability. It will achieve this by:

  • developing a programme for training professional language advises,
  • by training a number of them,
  • by establishing language advice centres, and
  • by creating a tool called path-finder for matching a person's needs with the learning options available and which helps them to create their own personal learning plan with progress tracking functionality.