Higher education institutions, in the moment they sign the ECHE, commit to fulfill all the Charter's principles to grant a high quality mobility, watching that the students are prepared to confront it. This includes guaranteeing they have reached the necessary level of linguistic competence, as giving proper language support to participants.
Financial rules include as possible organization-covered expenses the linguistic and intercultural preparation, offered to entering and outgoing students as well as to staff.
Therefore, language support may be provided in two ways:
- Online language support (OLS), taking into account the availability conditions indicated by the Comission..
- Other kind of language support to those aspects not convered by OLS (or if OLS is not available).
Online Language Support (OLS)
Online Language Support (OLS) helps Erasmus+ participants to learn languages. OLS provides participants in Erasmus+ long-term mobility activities (Key Action 1) with the opportunity to assess their knowledge of the language they will use to study, work or volunteer abroad. In addition, the Online Linguistic Support gives to a number of participants the possibility to follow an online language course to improve their competences.
Students who have as instruction language one of the six available ones (with the exception of native speakers) will recieve mandatory language support through OLS. In that case:
- Students will receive a login and a password to access the Online Linguistic Support platform to compulsory evaluate their competences in the foreign language (before and after the mobility).
- Sending institutions and students wll recieve the evaluation results, and if both parts agree, the institution will give the student another license to follow an online course.
Students who main instruction language is not one of the available ones would receive other kind of language support, as online language lessons.
NOTE: In the year 2014/2015, OLS will be available only to those students taking the KA1.03 mobility (Higher qualification vocational training course).
Other online language support websites: