E-LOCAL for All

November 1, 2013 to October 31, 2014
12 months

The purpose of this project is to valorise the results of the E-LOCAL project by carrying out large-scale activities of dissemination and exploitation, which is implicitly suggested in the title “E-LOCAL for all”. E-LOCAL (Electronically Learning Other Cultures And Languages), a project developed from 2010 to 2012 by a consortium of HEIs and secondary schools coordinated by the University of Bologna, aimed at promoting multilingualism through the implementation of an online learning environment for 6 less widely used languages: Dutch, Finnish, Hungarian, Italian, Polish and Portuguese. The E-LOCAL courses were designed specifically for mobility students and focused on the concomitant acquisition of cultural competence and linguistic skills at breakthrough level, conveying the message that integration, even in a temporary mobility experience, always entails learning local language and culture.
Whereas the core activity of E-LOCAL was the implementation of online learning materials and their testing by a limited number of pilot users, this project meets the need to accompany and direct the systematization of the use of those courses with a view to maximizing their long-term impact. The concrete objective of “E-LOCAL for all” is to expand considerably the user base and to explore new forms of exploitation, both inside and outside the partnership, both with and without e-tutoring, thus providing examples of best practice for long-term exploitation. The core outcome of this project consists in the submission of the E-LOCAL courses to a high number of students: more than 200.000 people will be reached in the initial phase, and we can envisage that some thousands of them will enrol and take the courses autonomously, with a Web2.0-based support in a dedicated Facebook group; a fundamental innovation lies in the pilot sessions with the assistance of e-tutors, which will permit to evaluate the advantages of this form of exploitation in terms of motivations and proficiency.


Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna (Coord.), Italy

Istituto Tecnico Commerciale Statale “Rosa Luxemburg”, Bologna, Italy

Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań, Poland


Debreceni Egyetem (University of Debrecen), Hungary

University of Lapland, Finland

KU Leuven, Belgium

multilinguism, e-learning
Funding Entity
European Commission