Language skills are crucial for international mobility
Language learning is at the heart of the new international mobility program of the EU, Erasmus +, which aims to replace and combine a series of international mobility programs existing EU - including the Lifelong Learning Programs (Leonardo, Comenius, Grundtvig, Erasmus), Youth in Action and Erasmus Mundus and Tempus.
With a budget of around € 15 billion (US $ 20.3 billion), Erasmus + will provide grants over the next seven years by more than four million people to volunteer, work, train or abroad. This is an increase of 40% budget compared to existing programs, and a important upsurge in the number of recipients who, during the period between 2007 and 2013, amounted to about 2.5 million.
As a result, more students from EU mobility who never learn the five main languages in the program, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Students who need language support will have online access to it voluntarily, and the EC has also made provision for the less spoken languages. The language levels to contribute in Erasmus + will be evaluated before and after their stay abroad, to monitor the contribution of the plan for learning languages.
Dennis Abbott, a spokesman for the Department of Education, said Culture, Multilingualism and Youth EU. "Language skills efficiency of this experience [international mobility] So first, Erasmus + allocate funds for the systematic