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CODA - Breaking Barriers in Language Learning

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What is CODA?

 

CODA was a one-year project implemented by a consortium of five European partner institutions, and funded by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the EU Commission.  It built on two previous projects led by Nottingham Trent University (UK): ALLEGRO (2002-2005) and VIVACE (2006-2009). Starting from the assumption that all EU citizens, regardless of social status, disadvantage or disability, have a right to share in the vision of a united and multilingual Europe, these award-winning projects brought language learning to disadvantaged groups of all kinds.

 
Objectives
 
Inclusive language learning was at the heart of this project. CODA’s aim was to organise wide-scale dissemination of the results of the two previous projects, further spreading the message that access to language learning strengthens social cohesion, personal development and promotes intercultural dialogue. CODA took this work forward and brought the concept, the methods and the results of the two previous projects to new audiences within and outside the education sector across Europe: teachers, teacher trainers, education and training institutions' managers, but also educators, social care providers, governmental and non-governmental bodies potentially interested in the issue.
 

Expected results

 

CODA included different publications (online and printed) as well as formal training on inclusive language learning for teachers of adults and for teachers in primary and secondary schools. Training modules as well as short video clips illustrating key outcomes from ALLEGRO and VIVACE were developed.  A major conference, which brought together stakeholders from all sectors with an interest in inclusive language learning, took place in Nottingham in January 2014. It showcased outputs and results, informed and offered practical advice and supported participants, stimulating interest and raising awareness within the academic and policy-making communities on the topic of inclusive language learning. The training, the publications and the final event added a reflective dimension and training aspect to the achievements of the previous projects.

 








...our planned events over 2013

  CODA includes different publications (online and printed) as well as formal training on inclusive language learning for teachers of adults and for teachers in primary and secondary schools. Training modules as well as short video clips illustrating key outcomes from ALLEGRO and VIVACE are available on this website.   The training, the publications and the

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...see our good practice guidelines

A key aim of CODA was the sharing of good practice on inclusive language learning for teachers of adults and for teachers in primary and secondary schools.  As part of this we developed training modules, illustrating key outcomes from previous projects ALLEGRO and VIVACE. They are intended to be a

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...all about what we do and why we do it!

   CODA aimed to:   Organise wide-scale dissemination of the results of the two previous projects (ALLEGRO and VIVACE

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CODA - Breaking Barriers in Language Learning