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Language Tools

Here you can find a selection of multilingual tools which have been classified according to your needs and tested by experts in order to give you an easy and comprehensible feedback about their usability.

You are welcome to actively comment on them and give your feedback from your own experience as well as recommend other tools which you might find useful and interesting.

The Multilingual Tools Language Observatory is a collection of selected translation / interpretation / language learning/language assistance tools with the objective to survey and classify these tools in order to recommend these for use in the implementation of language policy.

The selected tools are surveyed and categorised against a list of criteria such as: Context in which they should be used; Potential audience; Specific strengths; Specific weaknesses; Cost; Ease of use; Quality.

As a result of this collection, an evaluation report together with specific recommendations in terms of usability is available and there is a possibility for a broader public to comment on the results.





RECIT European Theatre Convention European Coordination of Independent Producers (CEPI)
Fundación Academia Europea de Yuste Club de Madrid European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA)
ALTE EUNIC in Brussels Europa Esperanto Unio - EEU
European Council of Artists (ECA) European Council for Steiner Waldorf Education (ECSWE) European Association for Terminology
CMFE (Community Media Forum Europe) European Federation of National Institutions for Language Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT)
Eurolang Mercator European Network of Language Diversity Centres Federal Union of European Nationalities
European Council of Literary Translators' Associations European Federation for Intercultural Learning Federation of European Publishers
EEE-YFU European Publishers Council Culturelink
European Forum of Vocational Education and Training Literature Across frontiers EUROCLIO

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