The European Union’s annual translation contest for 17-year-olds, Juvenes Translatores, is open for registration from 1 September to 20 October 2018. The purpose of the contest is to help teachers encourage a love for languages among students. Since 2007, the translation department of the European Commission has been organising the contest yearly. Any secondary school in the EU is welcome to register but places are limited.
For more information about the contest, please click here.
With the new school year around the corner, a lot of brand-new project kits come along. They are available as a source of inspiration for eTwinning teachers, which they can use as a base to build their eTwinning projects on. Five new project kits are available in 28 different languages. These new kits revolve around highly relevant and innovative themes of the 21st century.
Click here to find out what the kits have to offer.
The Erasmus+ Online Linguistic Support (OLS) currently offers online language courses in 22 different languages to higher education students, vocational education and training learners and young volunteers taking part in the Erasmus+ Programme. The European Commission has extend this service to the benefit of 100.000 refugees over three years, voluntarily and free of charge. In the light of the current migration crisis, the objective of this initiative is to support the efforts of the member states to integrate refugees into Europe’s education system.
Click on the link here for more information.
On 28th of September the Erasmus Orchestra will perform for the European Year of Cultural Heritage. The event will take place in the archaeological park of the valley of temples is Agrigento, Italy. The Orchestra is made up of more than 50 Erasmus musicians from conservatories and music institutes from all over Italy. The event is entitled ‘Culture and legality in Europe’ and is free of charge.
For more information, please click here.
For the second time, EPALE is organising a virtual European photo report for the Erasmus Days. This second edition of the exhibition is coordinated by EPALE France and 22 European Countries are involved. The countries involved will be displaying a range of adult learning projects.
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Invitation to the Euro guidance Austria Conference 2018: Lifelong guidance on a dynamic labour market
The European Labour market is undergoing a period of fast change. It is facing huge challenges as the job market is becoming more fluid and technology is developing at an astounding pace and is not slowing down. Next to a plenary discussion, the conference is also running five methods and discussion workshops. Furthermore, there will be a chance to get to grip with Eramus+ projects, methods and tools. The language of the conference will be German, however, some workshops are in English.
For registration click this link.
The European Language Label is an award that encourages new initiatives in the field of teaching and learning languages. Every year, the label is awarded annually or biannually to the most innovative language learning project in each country that participates in the programme. By supporting these projects, the label seeks to raise the standards of language teaching across Europe.
To find out more about ELL click here.
The Times Higher Education World university Rankings 2019 includes more than 1250 universities, making it the biggest international league table. It is the only global university performance table to judge research-intensive universities. This year’s list of the best universities in the world is led by the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge for the second year in a row. Yale University is the only newcomer to the top 10, joining at eighth place, up from 12th. Meanwhile, Switzerland’s ETH Zurich has fallen out of this elite group, dropping from joint 10th to 11th place.
Read more here.
Prepared by Dimyana Salib