Methodical Comparison Comparative Study

The knowledge of mother-tongue and foreign languages is a key-competence within lifelong learning. Bi-/ multilingualism is important for all groups of people. Especially migrants should use their language competences as an advantage. People of all ages, especially with emigrational background, need to improve their oral and/or written knowledge of their mother tongue and/or second language to have this key-qualification for the labour market. The need for language education in this field is highly increasing - older people and unemployed belong to the major target group. Very often non-formal and/or informal acquired language knowledge has to be refreshed and improved within a formal learning context. This requires excellent learning methods as well as the ability to encourage people to improve and widen their language competences.