Since its foundation, the association ProMosaik, which focusses on tolerance and promotion of cultural diversity, has used different languages to engage itself for peace and human rights in different cultures and religions.
From the synergy of members and supporters of the association, a new project has been created following several months of association discussions, and concerns the offer of online language tuition courses over Skype. Such activity ideally fits with the association’s focus on languages and cultural diversity and helps practical implementation of the linguistic-cultural vision of ProMosaik.
The members of ProMosaik are aware that language and culture are two sides of the same coin. Languages represent cultural expressions whose linguistic forms to diffuse a message. Cultural comprehension can only occur with an understanding of any given culture’s spoken language. In this sense, language courses represent an efficient means of getting acquainted with different people’s cultures. For us language means intercultural dialogue and as a consequence such cultural exchanges and transmission between different people’s serves to enlighten and enrich the comprehension, respect for, and appreciation of other people’s cultures.
Many members of the association ProMosaik are language teachers with the necessary linguistic-cultural competences to teach languages.
In order to overcome the unavoidable problem of geographic distances, the well-known program Skype will be used. By using Skype’s teleconferencing, students can participate in the language course while being directly in contact with their tutors.