Southampton University set up an impressively managed e-mentoring system between undergraduates studying languages and local pupils in years 10-13. Undergraduates were carefully selected and trained as mentors by the University Outreach Office.The students communicated online with teenagers once a week to help them with their language learning, encouraging the teenagers to write in the target language. In this project, everyone was a winner. The undergraduates gained valuable mentoring experience while refreshing their own language skills. The teenagers got an insight into what life might be like if they took their languages further and a chance to practise their language skills with a real adult audience. And teachers got increased motivation from their pupils.
Consistency with the European policies in the field of language learning