About the project

Project Tempus 544161-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-UK-TEMPUS-JPCR

 Aston University

«Developing the Teaching of European Languages: Modernising Language Teaching through the development of blended Masters Programmes»

The systems of higher education in Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan are in the process of change, following the Bologna guidelines. The wider Objective of the Project is to contribute to internationalization and strengthening of cooperation between  the EU and the Partner Countries (Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan), by addressing the needs of higher education in these countries in view of their active integration  in the European Higher Education Area. 

The project will enhance capacities of the universities and secondary schools for teaching European languages by development and introduction of the ECTS-based Blended Learning Masters Programme for language teachers.

The specific objectives of the project are:

-        develop a new model for teacher education linked to the Life Long Learning approach;

-        create a pool of retrained teacher educators who will train new trainers in a cascade model;

-        develop and validate a blended learning-based Master  programme for language teachers;

-        design an e-learning capacity for school teachers to improve access to teaching/learning resources;

-        create a potential for internationalization through an on-line network of trainers.


The direct target groups include:

-        language teaching staff in PC universities;

-        senior students as future school teachers;

-        staff of university non-academic units (QA, international offices, continuing education centres);

-        current school teachers.

To achieve the goals of the project the following activities are foreseen:

-        training seminars and workshops, national and international mobility for staff development;

-        purchase and installation of equipment and teaching materials;

-        design of the e-learning platform with open teacher resources;

-        exchange of ideas and good practices via the Web-based trainer network;

-        contact with the employers and local authorities.


The Project Consortium includes 11 institutions from three European and three Partner Countries.

The total project finance: 1 323 247,28 euros, incl. EU grant of 1 190 618,70 euros.

The Project Consortium