The goal of this Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership is to create a new multilingual language learning platform for older adults – the STARLEARN platform. This language learning platform will be very user friendly and will use innovative approaches especially to address the needs of older language learners (age group 50+), like efficient interactive learning sessions, large fonts, a strong focus on repetition, a self explaining user interface and a simple – but powerful – concept.
The new language learning platform will be available for speakers of German, Polish, Romanian, Greek and Turkish. Moreover, the partners will jointly create English, German, Polish, Romanian, Greek and Turkish language courses using and exchanging their expertise, knowhow and experience. All of them will be available for speakers of the mentioned five languages (DE, PL, RO, GR, TR).
After a period of presenting the platform to older learners (age group 50+) and checking it, the language learning platform as well as the courses will furthermore be improved. There will be a lot of dissemination activities with a goal to achieve 25.000 active learners three years after the end of this strategic partnership.
The partner organizations want to continue their cooperation after the end of the funded 27 month project period and to maintain the new STARLEARN platform in the future as well as to invite new organizations to join this project. This future cooperation will be funded with income from online advertising. An income which can be substantial if the intended number of learners can be achieved. Using the new STARLEARN platform will always be free of charge for everybody.