EVALUATION OF THE IMPLEMENTATION AND IMPACT OF ERASMUS+ IN THE LESS COMMONLY TAUGHT EUROPEAN LANGUAGES PROGRAMS IN CHINA
Yan Lu, Ilze Kangro
Pages: 230-237 Published: 13 Oct 2019
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Abstract: Student and staff mobility is always a heated topic in the Less Commonly Taught European Languages (LCTELs) in China, since it is an efficient instrument to compensate for the lack of locales and inadequacy of teaching materials and staff. The previous mobility was mostly organised based on the intergovernmental or inter-institutional agreements. Since European Union enlarged the influence of its exchange programme outside Europe, Erasmus+ also has become an important part in the student and staff mobility of the LCTELs programs. Based on the out-going mobility, the aim of this paper is to examine the implementation and impact of Erasmus+ in the LCTELs programs in China, to find the positive results and the existing problems, as well as to offer the implications for the further practice in the framework of Erasmus+. The main research method is semi-structural interview. The interview involved 7 students and 19 teachers at Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU), which is the main institution organizing the LCTELs programs in China.
Keywords: less commonly taught european languages, erasmus+, out-going mobility, language program management