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Learning Languages via Social Media

New methods for learning languages autonomously

Social Media is making it easier to learn new languages on your own. The Internet has countless apps for learning and practising languages. Apps and social media allow people to learn what they want, when they want and where they want, either autonomously or alongside a regular language course. However, quality comes at a price: it is not always easy to find the right medium for your particular needs. Language Centre teachers are up to speed on all the latest possibilities and can guide you through the new media jungle in one short workshop. Participants will be given tips and background information to help them select the right social media tools for their individual language learning needs. The workshops will be given in Dutch and English and cost € 15 per person.

Aims of the Workshop

  • To become aware of your personal language learning needs
  • To learn about international quality tools for developing language skills, such as the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and the European Language Portfolio (ELP)
  • To learn about various social media and other applications that can be used to improve language skills.
  • To organize your personal language learning environment

The workshop programme lasts 2 hours. You can opt for the Dutch or the English version.

Workshop programme

Part 1 (1 hour)

  • Defining your personal language needs
  • Introduction to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and the European Language Portfolio as quality tools for autonomous language instruction

Part 2 (1 hour)

  • Introduction to various social media outlets and tools for learning languages, e.g. writing blogs, communication through Facebook or  Twitter, etcetera
  • Defining the language skills that are most important to you
  • Organizing your Personal Language Learning Environment or PLLE

After the Workshop

The Language Centre Testing Unit provides an advisory service. If you need follow-up advice, send an e-mail to:

Price and Registration

The workshop costs € 15 per person. You can register by sending an e-mail to:

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