The Young Europeans Love Languages project (YELL) aims to raise the motivation of young people to learn foreign languages outside a ‘formal’ learning environment.
The project was carried out by a European Network of 10 countries: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Spain, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway and the UK.
- To share existing good practice from the network countries
- To create a toolbox of ideas for introducing language learning with young people in diverse settings (e.g. social occasions, during sport or in using ICT) in order to promote language learning as fun and attractive.
- To enhance collaboration between trainers and tutors of non-formal educational institutions (e.g. trainers and tutors of non-formal educational institutions; cultural, sport and social institutions; key actors for lifelong learning; national and European language learning networks; social partners) with the aim of making a cooperative effort to encourage language learning.
The Virtual Documentation Centre is an on-line database of examples of good practise in the field of innovative and creative ways of language learning in non-formal and informal contexts in 26 languages! The VDC can be found here: http://www.yell-project.eu/en/top-menu-en/virtual-documentation-center/vdc
The YELL project final seminar was held in Bologna, Italy in October 2011. The seminar was aimed at all people who are interested in raising awareness and promotion of language learning. It highlighted the main outputs of the YELL project and facilitated the exchange of good practises among participants on how to motivate young people to learn foreign languages.
If you are interested in the YELL project, or have any language learning activities that you would like to share, you can ‘join our network’ here: http://www.yell-project.eu/en/join-our-network.
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