The promotion of language learning and linguistic diversity is one of the objectives of the Erasmus+ Programme. The Online Linguistic Support (OLS) supports language learning for Erasmus+ mobility participants.
OLS offers participants a language assessment of their competence in the language of study or work before and after their student mobility. The assessment is mandatory for all participants; except for students whose native language is the language of study or work.
In addition, some selected participants may follow an online language course to improve their competence. The OLS is available for the following languages: French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portugese, Polish, Czech, Danish, Greek and Swedish.
How does the language assessment work and who is it for?
This assessment is mandatory for all participants of Erasmus+ learning mobility activities of at least 2 months (studies / traineeships), having one of the following languages as their main language of instruction/work: French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portugese, Polish, Czech, Danish, Greek and Swedish.
Erasmus+ mobility participants must take the assessment twice — before beginning and at the end of their mobility period — in order to monitor their progress in the language of mobility.
The online assessment assesses participants' language skills - listening, reading and writing - according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
What are the assessment steps?
Participants must complete the first language assessment before leaving on mobility to assess their language competences. Results do not prevent participants from taking part in the mobility programme but they can be used by the sending institutions/organisations to identify the participants most in need for linguistic support.
Based on their language proficiency, participants may have the opportunity to access a learning platform to follow an online language course before or during their mobility period. This should be agreed between the learner and the institution/organisation in charge of his/her selection.
At the end of their mobility period, participants will be requested to take a second assessment to assess the progress made.
What happens with the assessment results?
Only the participating student and QMUL receive the results of the assessments. The results will not be communicated to the receiving institution/organisation.
After taking the first assessment test, participants who have been selected by QMUL will have the opportunity to take language courses for free*.
The participants will have the possibility to work on the main language used for study or work activity during their Erasmus+ stay.
(* Access to the courses is funded by the EU in the framework of the Erasmus+ programme.)
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