Centrum jazykového vzdělávání Masarykovy univerzity
Brno, Czech Republic | www.cjv.muni.cz
The Language Centre of Masaryk University is a university-wide institute providing education in foreign languages for students of non-philological study programs via its departments. It organizes foreign language courses for academic/specific purposes in English, German, French, Spanish, Russian. It also teaches Czech as a Foreign Language and provides support in other areas, e.g. academic writing for PhD students, soft skills courses in foreign languages, etc. Its teachers team have very good professional and methodical background with experience with classroom teaching as well as on-line courses and interactive material creation. Masaryk University has about 40,000 students and the Language Centre teaches about 10,000 students every semester. Thanks to the knowledge learned in the previous project, the professionals of the Languge Centre have developed or innovated more than 100 courses and made on-line materials and self-study support. The Language Centre employs 91 internal teachers and 19 external ones.
Partizanske, Slovakia | www.ikso.net
Education@Internet (E@I) is an international youth organization supporting international collaboration and communication all over the world. It runs educational projects, supports intercultural learning and uses languages through the Internet. It works intercultural learning, languages, IT usage, development of web pages, CDs, DVDs, book publishing, training material production and seminars organizing. Besides permanent employees, the E@I has a network of 493 volunteers available (as of January, 25th, 2012). The most successful project of the E@I is "lernu!" (www.lernu.net), a portal to learn Esperanto, which has been running since 2002. The web pages has more than 130,000 registered users now and operates in 37 language variations. A similar online tool development for Slovak e-learning (www.slovake.eu) was funded from LLP in 2009-2011 and has 6,000 registered users. The third web portal, www.deutsch.info, has been developed concurrently (since 2013).
Berlin, Germany | www.studiogaus.com
Studio GAUS is a new media agency headquartered in Germany. The company actively collaborates with experienced designers and programmers from all around the world, to allow each project to select the professionals able to meet best that project’s challenges. The agency has extensive experience in designing and creating complex multilingual websites with large user bases and in Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). It is also seasoned in co-operating with various organisations and businesses at the international level. In the past few years, it has mainly focused on educational projects. Studio GAUS has already participated in numerous web-based language projects and has built several websites using CALL, general education websites, etc. It manages the site lernu!, has completely programmed www.slovake.eu from scratch, including design, CMS, the administration system, the translation system, dictionary and exercise programming, etc. It programmes www.deutsch.info and a new website for language promotion.
Asociace učitelů češtiny jako cizího jazyka
Prague, the Czech Republic | www.auccj.cz
The Association of Teachers of Czech as a Foreign Language (in Czech: Asociace učitelů češtiny jako cizího jazyka, o.s.; abbreviated as AUČCJ) is a professional organization of teachers of Czech at all levels and types of schools as well as at non-school educational institutions in the Czech Republic. At the present, it has 324 active members – teachers of Czech as a foreign language from the Czech Republic, as well as from abroad. The aim of the AUČCJ is to support the exchange of experience and research in the area of teaching Czech as a foreign language, focusing on improving and perfecting the methods and didactic procedures, to strive to develop various forms of further education of teachers of Czech as a foreign language, to facilitate for its members access to textbooks and other tools, and to provide methodological support to its members. The AUČCJ has been organizing methodological meetings, study days, seminars and conferences for teachers of Czech as a foreign language for 10 years.
Fachhochschule Burgenland GmbH
Eisenstadt, Austria | www.fh-burgenland.at
The University of Applied Sciences Burgenland (Fachhochschule Burgenland) is a higher educational institution located in the eastern part of Austria. The main study fields include business, information technologies and management, health care and environmental management. The business program focuses on teritorries and languages of Central and Eastern Europe, including Czech. A large number of students are part-time students working while studying. The participation in the project will bring an enormous benefit especially for them, as they will get the possibility to gain a better insight into work-related vocabulary and professional language use. In addition, students will be offered up-to-date and interesting self-study material based on online-media.
Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach
Katowice, Poland | www.us.edu.pl
The University of Silesia is one of the largest higher educational institutions in Poland. The university consists of 12 faculties and offers 45 study programs and almost 130 specializations to approximately 40,000 intramural and extramural students. Some of the study programs are not available elsewhere. Slavic studies was founded here in 1974. Currently, the following studies are conducted at the Institute of Slavonic Philology: Slavic Philology, South Slavic and West Slavic languages. These philological study programs provide for students a thorough literary and linguistic education. The structure of studies is completed by general and theoretical subjects which provide extensive knowledge of philological sciences and the humanities. Depending on the chosen specialization – linguistics, literature, or translation – such disciplines become dominant.