The LANGO (language on the go) project is designed to help newcomers and refugees integrate into society in an innovative and creative way. The app and material produced will focus on providing a language-learning solution that is free, fun, and easy to use for all levels of language proficiency.
When complete later this year, there will be four outputs from the project –
• Mobile app – the free and fun game app will provide solutions to language on the go and will be available in the five target languages and the ten support languages.
• Database – language learning material including extensive vocabulary glossaries on different topics in each partner language and English, which will be used for creating language material packages with different activities and exercises for the phone app and web portal.
• Web portal – Fully integrated with the mobile app, the web portal will include quizzes, games and lessons, along with audio visual content. A material bank, news and event area and forum for members will also feature on the portal.
• Audio visual content – ten two-minute animations depicting daily life are in the process of being created. These animations will appear on both the mobile app and web portal.
The five partner organisations are currently working on project LANGO, and all except Finland represent the target languages on the app and web portal.
The target languages are English, Dutch, French, Greek and Turkish. The ten support languages are Arabic, Sorani, Punjabi, Somali, Tigrinya, Urdu, Albanian, Pashto, Farsi and Kurmanji.
The LANGO material will launch later this year, the partners are currently in the process of uploading all the target and support languages on the mobile app and web portal.
The project is financed by Erasmus+ 2019-1-NL01-KA204-060376