Lingu@net is a multilingual website for teachers and learners of languages – in fact for anyone interested in languages.
It has been developed by an international consortium of experts – major organisations working in languages, technology and information science. Lingu@net World Wide has received support from the European Commission and has been recognised as a leader in its field, winning two prestigious prizes for its work, in 2007 it was awarded the MERLOT prize for being ‘exemplary online learning material for all disciplines’ (www.merlot.org) and in 2008 Lingu@net was awarded the European Commission’s Gold prize in the ‘European Lifelong Learning Awards for quality in mobility’.
Lingu@net World Wide provides teachers, trainers and curriculum writers with access to quality assured online resources for teaching and learning languages, from beginner to advanced levels. It currently includes over 5,000 resources in over 40 languages, including over 150 Japanese language resources.
For learners it offers guidance and information on learning a new language, as well as access to learning materials and authentic online texts.
Both learners and teachers can use Lingu@net World Wide to communicate with others.
Since May of this year Lingu@net World Wide can be accessed by native speakers of 32 languages, including most European languages, Japanese, Chinese, Hindi and Arabic.
Japanese speakers can now access this rich and world renowned site –
- To find out about learning other languages (e.g. English, French, German, Spanish, Arabic, whatever you choose)
- To find online resources to help teach or learn that language
- To communicate with other Japanese speakers interested in languages
Teachers of Japanese to foreigners can use the site to promote the Japanese language and to help learners find new and exciting material for their studies.
So please get online and visit Lingu@net World Wide now. Tell us what you think of the new site here. Suggest new resources for learning Japanese, or new ideas about language learning.