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European Language Vocabulary in Time for the EU Elections
Berlin, May 26, 2009: In anticipation of the European Parliament elections, the language learning website Babbel.com is offering a special Vocabulary Package. Among the site’s 300,000 users, there are numerous voters from all over the European Union. Learning languages in tandem with one another online, they are getting to know and understand their neighbors all the better.
With the elections just a week away, Babbel is offering the Vocabulary Package "Politics and Voting". Here anyone can learn - for free - all the important phrases and terms to debate and make a choice about Europe's future. Users can also compose their ideas about Europe in general via Babbel's Writing Exercises, and then enter into a dialogue with one another by mutually correcting the texts.
The increasing importance of foreign language learning
In light of the ever growing importance of foreign languages, the European Council suggested in 2002 that every student should start learning a foreign language as early as possible. Europe's most studied languages are English, French, German and Spanish. The European Commission has called for numerous projects advancing universal foreign language acquisition and multilingualism in everyday European life. These projects pursue the goal of extending the benefits of lifelong foreign language learning to every European citizen, improving the quality of language education, and achieving a language-friendly environment for all. These are also the aspirations on which Babbel.com is based. Markus Witte, the managing director of Lesson Nine GmbH, the company behind Babbel.com, says "We use the multimedia possibilities of the internet so that anyone can have access to learning materials at any time, while also having fun and staying motivated."
Europeans learn languages together on Babbel.com
Babbel.com wants to do their bit to advance lifelong language education and inter-European understanding. On the language-learning website people can learn the most important European languages English, Spanish, French, German and Italian easily and stress-free. Within the Babbel community, users from all the European countries meet and learn together. The direct exchange between different cultures and nations then comes as a matter of course.
In the European elections from the 4th to the 7th of June, 2009, the inhabitants of 27 EU-member states vote for a common European parliament. The selected delegates will meet in the next years to make decisions for almost 500 million Europeans.