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Project Background Aims & Objectives The VIVACE Experience Learning from ALLEGRO Beyond VIVACE
Project Overview The VIVACE Model Study Circles Target Groups A Taste of VIVACE ALLEGRO Case Studies VIVACE & ALLEGRO Database
The VIVACE Team & VIVACE Subprojects United Kingdom UK - Association for Language Learning Slovenia Austria Czech Republic Hungary Romania Spain ALLEGRO
Introduction Impact on Learners Impact on Teachers Impact on Organisations Wider Impact
General Introduction Guidelines for Educational Providers Ten Steps to Collaborative Working for Educational Providers Guidelines for Social Care Providers Guidelines for Teachers
Conference Presentations ALLEGRO Media Coverage
VIVACE project

Introducing VIVACE

“Language is the path to understanding other ways of living, which in turn opens up the space for intercultural communication. The ability to understand and communicate in other languages is a right and a basic skill for all European citizens.”

Commission of the European Communities (2003) Promoting Language Learning and Linguistic Diversity: An Action Plan 2004-2006

VIVACE is a language learning project with a difference.  VIVACE recognises that across the EU there are still many citizens who have been excluded from language learning opportunities for reasons of disadvantage.

VIVACE provides a route to the experience of language learning for disadvantaged groups and individuals and helps them overcome some of the barriers they face in engaging with their own immediate environment and with the idea of the linguistic variety of the European Union more broadly.  

VIVACE stands for Voices for Inclusion, Voices for Access to Language Learning and Cultural Education.

Outcomes of VIVACE

Over the project lifetime VIVACE has:

  • made the experience of language learning accessible to disadvantaged learners
  • helped to increase learners’ confidence and self-esteem
  • improved learners’ social and communication skills
  • spread the message that language learning is valuable for everyone to a wide range of social and community care providers
  • provided new insights into language learning approaches for teachers and tutors.

 

Change homepage language?:

Award winning work

VIVACE builds on and develops the expertise and experience of the multi-award winning ALLEGRO project, funded under Socrates LINGUA 1, which ran from 2002-2005.  The focus of ALLEGRO (Access to Language Learning by Extending to Groups Outside) was to take language learning into the community and to target ‘hard-to-reach’ individuals and groups with no, or only minimal, prior experience of language learning. 

The pioneering initiative and approach developed by ALLEGRO was recognised by the award of three European Language Labels (France, Slovenia and the UK).  In 2007 ALLEGRO was awarded a coveted bronze European Lifelong Learning Prize from the European Commission. 

 

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VIVACE

Project Background
Aims & Objectives
The VIVACE Experience
Learning from ALLEGRO
Beyond VIVACE

Project

Project Overview
The VIVACE Model
Study Circles
Target Groups
A Taste of VIVACE
ALLEGRO Case Studies
VIVACE & ALLEGRO Database

The VIVACE Team

Partner Information & Overview of Subprojects
United Kingdom
UK - Association for Language Learning
Slovenia
Austria
Czech Republic
Hungary
Romania
Spain
ALLEGRO

Impact

Introduction
Impact on Learners
Impact on Teachers
Impact on Organisations
Wider Impact

Good Practice Guidelines

General Introduction
Guidelines for Educational Providers
Ten Steps to Collaborative Working for Educational Providers
Guidelines for Social Care Providers
Guidelines for Teachers

Publicity

Conference Presentations
ALLEGRO Media Coverage


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