Funding for different forms of language learning, dl 23.5.
Kone Foundation opens a funding round for initiatives which support the learning of the languages of Finland, the new languages of Finland and multilingualism in a new linguistic situation. The country has recently received many newcomers, for whom local language skills would be an asset. At the same time, their own rich language competencies could be useful for the other inhabitants.
Funding can be awarded for the development and distribution of teaching materials, as well as for activities and events, which promote:
- language learning for a broad audience or in clearly defined contexts or domains
- language learning in different groups (e.g., multilinguals – monolinguals; different grades of literacy; youngsters – old people)
- peer support and bidirectional language learning, e.g., activities in which a learner teaches without a formal training
- language learning using different methods, such as art, gamification, etc.
Applications can be submitted by individuals, groups, networks, and institutions. The maximum length of the funding is one year. Funding can be sought both for personal grants, if academic research or artistic work are involved in supporting language learning, or for other expenses.
The application period will open on 1 May and close on 23 May at midnight Finnish time (EEST). The results of the funding call will be made public by the end of June.