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Title of the Project
Česko-německá jazyková animace - vzdělávací kurzy pro jazykové animátory
Brief description
Courses for language animators are organised by the TANDEM Coordinating Centre of Youth Exchanges with a view to deepening intercultural communication between young people and improving their language skills. Those interested in mastering mediation in a foreign language (in this case, German) with the help of language animation are schooled in two types of course. Language animation is a game-based method that dissipates fear of speaking and making mistakes, helps boost students' confidence to use a foreign language in general communication and also activates any knowledge of the German language that the students may have, however minimal. Apart from the independent courses, a range of interactive language games, dictionaries and other publications on this theme also came into existence in collaboration with trained animators.
Czech Republic
Target Language
School Education
Vocational Education and Training
Transversal (more sectors addressed)
Further Information



Language animation is both funny and unconventional method, which aims to approach the foundations of a foreign language and deepen the already acquired language skills. helps break down barriers to communication in intercultural groups and the ability of participants aware of the different ways of understanding.


To remove the fear of speaking and making mistakes;
To awaken interest in the form of games of the neighbour language and country;
To use language learning as a key to mutual knowledge and understanding;
To support the creation of a common communication base activated through already acquired language skills;
To promote a sense of achievement in communication;
To overcome prejudices associated with members of a neighboring nation or with an unknown language;
To provide necessary vocabulary on various topics;
To help boost students' confidence to use a foreign language in general communication;
To activate any knowledge of the German language that the students may have;
To allow the realization of fundamental socio-cultural similarities and differences between users of different languages.


Language animation works as a constant interaction and intensive dialogue. It is not a one-sided mediation of language by language animator. Participants develop their own initiative, are creative, applying their imagination. Language animation brings to the group movement and dynamics. Definitely not a traditional teaching method or systematic teaching.


- Independent courses;
- Interactive language games;
- Dictionaries;
- Publications.


Consistency with European Policies in the field of Language Learning

The project is in consistency with the current policies in the field of language learning because it is directed towards promoting new approaches to language teaching and learning, enhancement of quality of language teaching as well as teacher training.

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