Creativity, Dynamics, Best Practice
Introduction (Carmen Argondizzo)
Carmen Argondizzo Introduction Creativity is a quality that is highly considered in University Language Centres, all over Europe, and constantly highlighted by the European Commission in European calls for multicultural projects. European Projects in University Language Centres gives an overview of a lively show and tell Seminar1 where language professionals shared ideas worth-spreading on in-going international projects they were participat- ing in. As an in-depth follow up, this volume offers a collection of results of such best practices that allowed the realization of creative ideas and activated a multitude of language and cultural dynamics for the beneﬁt of university contexts. The dual aim of the volume is to highlight the rele- vant role that University Language Centres play in the ﬁeld of language learning and the positive outcomes they can receive and offer through European project planning, implementation and dissemination. The volume opens up to a variety of topics, thus showing the daily liveliness that Language Centres, most of them based in the Italian University con- text, experience and the energy that they transfer to the national and inter- national communities. Moreover, the projects described in the sixteen chapters all widely underline the great value of team work and project work, within and beyond the academic context, which both entail invalua- ble concepts such as cooperation among partners, socialization and often friendship. Indeed, Language Centre Directors should strongly encourage the exchange of ideas as a daily practice, thus promoting cooperation that crosses geographical boundaries as well as encouraging a...
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