The Online Linguistic Support (OLS) supports language learning for Erasmus+ mobility participants. The OLS offers participants in Erasmus+ long-term mobility activities (Key Action 1) the opportunity to assess their skills in the foreign language(s) they will use to study, work or volunteer abroad. In addition, selected participants may follow an online language course to improve their competence.
The OLS language assessment is mandatory for all participants to Erasmus+ mobility activities of at least two months (studies/traineeships/EVS volunteering) with one of the following languages as the main language of instruction, work or volunteering: German, English, Spanish, French, Italian and Dutch (with the exception of native speakers).
As of June 2015, the service will be extended to Vocational Education and Training (VET) learners participating in a mobility of at least one month.
Erasmus+ mobility participants must take the assessment twice — before and at the end of their mobility period — in order to monitor their progress in the language of mobility.
The online assessment assesses participants' language skills - listening, reading and writing - according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
After taking the first assessment test, participants who have been selected by EUC will have the opportunity to take language courses for free. Access to the courses is funded by the EU in the framework of the Erasmus+ program.
The participants will have the possibility to work on the main language used for study or work activity during their Erasmus+ stay.