500 marginalised learners across Europe are learning languages with ALLEGRO.

After discussing typical courses in Sweden the rumour spread to the centre restaurant who obtained the recipe for a Swedish speciality called Janssons Frestelse. It was put on the menu one Friday in the centre restaurant which caters to about 300 residents and outside users of the centre.

People with learning disabilities in Nottingham, England enjoy singing, I can see clearly now, in French and La Bamba.

Two and three-year-olds, at a parent and toddler group in Nottingham, England, take part in Spanish games and dancing, eat tapas and have their faces painted with the Spanish flag.

Parents in Nottingham, England, join in their eleven-year-olds to watch a French presentation, La Courgette Volante, with juggling, unicycles and a talking Mona Lisa.


  • 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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