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Network for the exchange of information about good practices that serve to motivate language learners

The MOLAN network project was funded under the EU’s Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) Key Activity 2 - Languages. The project’s principal aim was to bring about a positive attitude among young Europeans in formal education towards the learning of foreign languages, and towards other peoples and cultures.

There were clear indications that neither the principle of linguistic diversity nor the notion of lifelong language learning were widely accepted by young people and by educational authorities and institutions across Europe. MOLAN aimed to change this situation by identifying and disseminating institutional and system-based policies, strategies and practices which would enhance the motivation of young people in formal education to learn and continue learning foreign languages.

MOLAN strived to encourage

  • the learning of a second or further foreign language(s)
  • the learning of less widely used and taught languages
  • cooperation between schools and universities

All the case studies from schools and higher education institutions across Europe which participated in the Molan project were collected and were made available on the project website. A blog was also launched in order to disseminate information, initiatives and forthcoming events related to the topics covered by MOLAN.

All related reports can be found in the archive.