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THE BEST OF ALLEGRO

"You tell that Commission that we want more Dutch lessons."
A learner attending a taster course in Nottingham Prison, England

500 marginalised learners across Europe are learning languages with ALLEGRO.

In the Zarja Institute, Slovenia, participants recovering from head injuries have learned English, German, Italian and Spanish.

In Cuenca, Spain, children with Down's syndrome are learning English using an interactive whiteboard.

Every prison in Slovenia has a language learning circle.

 

MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS IN UNITED KINGDOM
  • We have worked with 13 organisations in Nottingham and the East Midlands, forging close links with them at all levels.


  • We have set up 16 sub-projects, reaching a total of over 200 learners.


  • We have taught Spanish, French, Italian and Dutch.


  • Learners have varied in age from 2 to 70.


  • We have worked in two local prisons, providing opportunities to learn a language for inmates whose education programme cannot usually provide this.


  • We have set up several projects with parents and their children, to promote family learning and to show them how to encourage their children to become enthusiastic language learners.


  • Our teachers have come mainly from the Department of Languages at Nottingham Trent University and have welcomed this opportunity to widen their teaching experience.


  • We have won a European Award for Languages 2005 [European Languages Label] for our innovative work.


Spanish dancing at SureStart


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