Stand 5: ELVIN (European Language Virtual Network)

Language learning requires opportunities for effective and motivating practice of the target language. Frequently, especially in workplace and university contexts, the lack of availability of fully relevant and up-to-date content, and of other learners with similar needs and different with whom to practice makes the activity demotivating and artificial.

The ELVIN project aims to address these issues by creating a multilingual online social community of language learners, based on existing social network software, which will be enhanced with tools developed by the project. These innovations will facilitate the request of relevant up-to-date content and the profiling of the learners according to their linguistic and content needs in order to facilitate matching of learner needs.

The target groups are learners in the field of public administration in 6 different European countries.

Website: http://www.myelvin.eu

Representative

Juan Carlos González González, Junta de Castilla y León. School of Public Administration of Catilla y León, Spain
Director of the School of Public Administration of Castilla y Leon since 2005. Speaker in the CLAD Conferences from 2005 to 2010 with some papers related to continuous training. Degree in Law from the University of Valladolid. He was responsible for the Logroño City Council Cabinet Mayor, Citizens and Quality services and management of European projects until 2003. He belonged to the Group of Innovation and Modernization of the La Rioja region, Counseler of the RTVE Advisory Council in the Rijoa, Member of the Standing Committee on Continuos Training for the Spanish Presidence Ministry. He participates in the Online Educa Berlin in 2008 and 2010. He is responsible for the organization of the National Conferences of Elearning in Public Administration from 2007 to 2010. He coordinates the European project ELVIN funded under the KA2 action in 2009. He coordinates the development of the Portuguese and French elearning courses of the ECLAP.