Welcome to Heuropa!
Heuropa! is a future online platform for interactive learning of polish, czech and lithuanian language (release in 2014). The focus of heuropa! is on bilingual kids & teens and their families.

 

A tymczasem… Eureka! Pojawiła się Heuropa!

Prace nad programem trwały trzy lata i z końcem grudnia 2013 roku platforma została udostępniona do użytku w internecie. Od września umożliwiono testowanie produktu.

Dziennik Polski (The Polish Daily), 21 stycznia 2014, 10:57 | Autor: Małgorzata Bugaj-Martynowska

Beata Howe – dyrektor PSS im. Ryszarda Kaczorowskiego w Londynie

Beata Howe – dyrektor PSS im. Ryszarda Kaczorowskiego w Londynie/ Fot. Małgorzata Bugaj-Martynowska

Heuropa! went online

Interactive language learning by playing - (not only) for bilinguals

The Heuropa! platform offers around 60 animated language games for Polish, Czech and Lithuanian language. For free on www.heuropa.eu.

After piloting and testing the Heuropa!-team did some slight adaptations to meet the wishes of the Heuropa!-Users. Try yourself!

Impressions from the final Meeting in Kaunas (LT)

At its final Meeting the Heuropa! Team scheduled the piloting of the platform.

http://www.heuropa.eu is available for testing now and the Heuropa Team is looking forward to launching the platform in December.
 

Meet Heuropa! at the EUROCALL

Get a first impression of the platform at the Eurocall conference in Évora, 11th  to 14th September 2013.

Heuropa! at PL-CALL Conference in Warsaw

In May 2013, the first PL-CALL conference took place at the University of Social Sciences in Warsaw. The conference brought together the results of CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning) studies carried out in Poland as well as shedding light at foreign research into the new media in language education.
The Heuropa! presentation by Antje Neuhoff was well attended by a mostly Polish audience who were interested in particular in the materials for the Polish target groups. A lively discussion followed the presentation.

Dissemination Activity at “International Spielmarkt Potsdam”

The Heuropa! project partners TU Dresden and fictionfarmer! attended the “International Spielmarkt Potsdam” (International games fair) in Potsdam, Germany on 26 and 27 April 2013 to present first impressions of the new Heuropa! platform (amongst other language learning games). The games fair was well attended by teachers and parents but also by many children who liked to try out anything on display, including the computer language learning adventures by the Heuropa! project!

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www.polska-szkola.pl

Polska Szkoła is a platform designed to support Polish education abroad under the auspices of the Polish Ministry of Education. 

"Polska Szkoła jest portalem edukacyjnym prowadzonym przez Ośrodek Rozwoju Polskiej Edukacji za Granicą przy współpracy Ministerstwa Edukacji Narodowej dla wspierania uczestnictwa w kulturze, nauczania języka polskiego, polskiej historii i geografii za granicą w celu podtrzymywania więzi Polaków z Krajem.”

Interview with the popular Polish singer and songwriter CeZik on his music and his attitude to language learning, presented by the Heuropa!-project partner PROLOG Szkoły Języków Obcych http://www.prolog.edu.pl/

Wywiad z CeZikiem przeprowadzony przez Jaśka Siarę, ucznia Szkoły Języków Obcych PROLOG http://www.prolog.edu.pl/ w ramach projektu HEUROPA!

Conference on computer assisted language learning in Warsaw

Get in touch with the Heuropa!-Project at the PL-CALL-Conference (http://pl-call.pl/) in Warsaw at the University of Social Sciences, 9-10 May 2013. We are presenting the project and its approach in the section Game-based learning.

Please find our conference abstract here.

For a s short report look here

Another study on advantages of bilingualism

The results of a another study on the advantages of bilingualism were published in “The Journal of Neuroscience” in their current issue from January 2013: http://www.jneurosci.org/content/33/2/387
The researchers have shown that lifelong bilingualism can maintain youthful cognitive control abilities in aging.

The study was also the topic of a news article in the German science blog “Wissenschaft aktuell”:
http://www.wissenschaft-aktuell.de/artikel/Zweisprachigkeit_haelt_das_Gehirn_im_Alter_fit1771015588876.html

CREALLE conference in Brussels

Heuropa! took part in the International conference and project fair “Creativity in language learning” on 15th – 16th November 2012 in Brussels.

Visualizing language knowledge in Europe

There is an interesting visualisation of language knowledge in Europe here.
The page shows how many people (in percentage) speak a language as a mother tounge and how many speak it as a learnt, i.e. foreign language. The graphs look very interesting. Take German as an example: Although it is a known fact that German is the most spoken language in Europe - the long, 94% scale for German speakers is overwhelming. English comes second, but the percentage of the total English speakers is only a third of that of German speakers.   
http://languageknowledge.eu/

Česká škola bez hranic - Czech school without borders

On monday 27th of August 2012 the fourth international conference of the Czech school without Borders" (Česká škola bez hranic) took place in Prague. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, representatives and club members met to share experiences. They all paid tribute to the good and important work that has been done in the recent years.

Lucie Slavíková-Boucher, founder of the Czech school without borders

Lucie Slavíková-Boucher  Read more about the meeting’s results and comments:

auf Deutsch: Radio Praha, Český rozhlas 7: Lehrpläne, Weiterbildung, Vernetzung - Tschechische Schule ohne Grenzen

česky: Radio Praha, ČR 7: “České školy bez hranic se znovu setkaly v Praze”