EuroComDidact is an intercomprehension based method for rapidly acquiring foreign languages and fostering plurilingualism.
In a couple of hours, the method will help develop reading skills in languages of a family of which you already know one. To provide an example: It is easy to learn Italian if you already have some knowledge of French or Spanish and, of course, English and even German are helpful as well. It is up to you to decide whether you will content with “only” (plurilingual) reading skills or proceed to writing and speaking the target language. In this case, the intercomprehensive approach is just a first step.
The term intercomprehension means “understanding a foreign language without having learned it either autodidactically or pedagogically guided or acquired it in its natural environment”. The intercomprehensive approach activates your learning-relevant dormant knowledge to connect its schemes (words, syntactic patterns, modes, etcetera) to their correspondences in the target language(s).
Intercomprehension always starts with the identification of words. Consequently, knowing words is crucial for understanding whatever language it be. The app EuroCom ToGo will help you to learn/awake the vocabulary you need to develop encompassing reading skills in Romance languages. The method is simple. You just compare the target word to its correspondences in other Romance languages and English and German as well. At a glance, you will find what the words have in common and what is different. If you know French, don’t hesitate to see the video.
Under the name EuroCom, specialists in Romance (EuroComRom), Germanic (EuroComGerm) and Slavic languages (EuroComSlav) as well as experts in foreign language learning and teaching (EuroComDidact) have joined forces to foster plurilingualism. In 1999, the group was awarded the Austrian “European Seal of Approval for Innovative Language Projects”.