This project is about creating an international platform through which innovative teaching and learning methods for education in foreign languages can be showcased and exchanged. The aims are to explore the content and objectives of existing national teaching plans; to compare tried and tested learning and teaching methods; to present, evaluate, improve and develop innovative approaches (i.e. low-stress ways of learning foreign languages, uses of information and communications technology, education for lifelong learning and independent learning); to disseminate innovative foreign-language learning methods at European level; and to create a platform for existing and new Socrates and e-learning projects. The target groups are pupils, students, teachers, school governing bodies, ministries of culture, universities, educational publishers, employees and course directors in companies and administrative authorities, and people of all ages who want to learn foreign languages independently. It is intended that new approaches to teaching and learning will be identified, so that anxiety, nervousness and tension in examination situations can be reduced and motivation can be increased. A European-level exchange would probably be useful to this end and could facilitate exchanges of ideas about the methodology and didactics of learning, and specifically foreign-language learning. The intention is to incorporate the results of the research into teaching plans at European level, thus helping to improve efficiency in foreign-language learning while reducing the stress associated with it.
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310 teachers and about 7000 students in 15 countries are
taking part in a survey on Stress Reduced Learning SRL