Erasmus + Language Centres network in the Greater Region

The University of Luxembourg is coordinating a joint online language-learning network, a new project involving the Language Centres at the six universities in the Greater Region (the University of Luxembourg, the University of Kaiserslautern, the University of Liège, the University of Lorraine, Saarland University and Trier University).

The six universities have developed an online course together in German and French geared towards students in the Greater Region who are planning to complete an exchange semester in a German- or French-speaking area, as well as students from outside the Greater Region who come to one of the six UniGR universities for an exchange.

The course involves both online and instructor-led learning. Before they set off, exchange students are virtually connected with each other via the Moodle platform. A series of activities divided into five main themes (Preparation before the exchange, Preparation on arrival, Life as an exchange student, Studying and Coping with exams) helps them to strengthen their linguistic and intercultural skills so that they have all the information they need and can settle in easily during their exchange period. The students work online, completing some activities individually and working in partnership with a student from the host university for joint tasks. They also receive instructor-led teaching in groups on two occasions, once before their exchange and a second time after they return to their home university. These sessions are organised as two-day retreats during which the students consolidate the skills developed online via the platform.

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Contact : Eve Lejot, coordinatrice du projet,


COST Action 15221 WeReLaTe


This Action addresses the challenge of creating synergy among increasingly more specialised and centralised supports for four key higher education activities - research, writing, teaching and learning - which frequently fail to capitalise on their shared territories. In many institutions, central support for these four areas continues to grow, repeatedly in a reactive rather than strategic manner, in the form of sometimes overlapping programmes or activities, centres, institutes and other units. This responsive growth, often influenced by external forces, can result in the goals, structures and services of these central supports being less than optimal. Equally, what contributes to success, productivity and quality of outcomes, across research, writing, teaching and learning, can remain tacit, ill defined or indeed invisible. Our Action addresses the dearth of professional conversations and research around the shared territory of support for, and development of, these four areas. Such dialogue and research, across units and institutions, will illuminate intersections and contribute to institutional transformation based on complementary, coherent and integrated provision.

Contact: Dr Birgit Huemer, project coordinator,