Join the Club

LLAS was a partner in this Lingua 1 project, which established a network of community based language learning clubs


October, 2001 - September, 2004

Key contact(s):

Paula Davis
Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies

Funded by:

European Commission Socrates Lingua 1 Programme

Project partners:

Högskolan Dalarna SE (project coordinator)

Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies UK

Christliche Erwachsenenbildung-Fortbildungswerk DE

M.T. Servicios S.L. ES

Lapin Kesäyliopisto FI

Järfälla Gymnasieskolor SE

Valodu Macibu Centrs LV

Vastybes Instituciju Kalbu Centras LT


Project aims:

To establish a large network of community based language learning clubs, which by non-traditional means, promote the learning of an additional language to one's mother-tongue.


A network of community language clubs together with resources for club members and facilitators


European Commission Socrates Lingua programme

Further resources available on our website:

Opening the Door to Language Learning (OdLL)

Opening the door to language learning (OdLL) was a three-year project funded by the European Community Socrates Programme, which sought to develop and test strategies for increasing access to language learning. We worked with partners in Belgium, Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania, Spain and Sweden.

The Language Cafe

This European Commission funded project built on the concept of café culture to provide informal, social settings for people to get together, practise languages and share cultural interests. We developed a multilingual website which includes downloadable materials offering advice on setting up and joining a Language Cafe, publicity and sponsorship, and ideas for activities