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Project dissemination in the largest tourism fair in the Baltic countries „Balttour 2019”

From 1st – 3rd February, 2019 the 26th international travel trade “Balttour 2019” took place in Kipsala International Exhibition Centre and it brought together 860 tourism industry companies from across the world. The fair was attended by 28,050 visitors. In the thematic hall “Travel Latvia!” visitors could learn about new traveling routes in all regions of Latvia. In the other hall “Discover the World!” it was possible to buy trips to destinations in almost 200 countries and to get information on the newest tourist attractions around the world.  

During the first day of the exhibition two project team members from Turiba University visited this event and the leaflets of Erasmus+ projects “Unity in Diversity” and “Skills4Hotels” were also disseminated to participants as well as for the guests of this event.

 

Project team members

Anete Veipāne and Evita Vecvagare

Turiba University, Latvia

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Presentation of the project at the 3rd annual scientific conference ‘Research in Education and Training: International Co-operation as Support to Education and Training’

The conference took place on Tuesday, 25 September 2018, at the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Ljubljana.

The main goal of the ‘Research in Education and Training’ annual scientific conference was the dissemination of research results and the exchange of experiences, identification of key issues, challenges and obstacles in education as well as the promotion and development of research in general. As the subtitle of the conference was ‘International Cooperation as Support to Education and Training’ it also aimed at highlighting the role and importance of international cooperation in supporting education and training.

To understand the idea of the project “Language skills and intercultural issues in the hospitality industry: unity in diversity in the EU labour market” the participants of the conference were briefly informed about the previous project “Key Skills for Hotel Industry Staff”. I presented the language courses for all levels – A1, A2/B1, B1/C1 and C1. I showed them examples for different languages and how the system grades the tasks so that every participant can get feedback on the work done. The participants of the conference were quite impressed with the materials available in 16 European languages and liked the concept of different levels so the e-learning platform is useful for different kinds of learners.   

Project manager:

Erna Vöröš    

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Presentation and dissemination of the project at Srednja šola za gostinstvo in turizem Celje

The presentation and dissemination of the project took place from 1 – 31 October 2018 at Srednja šola za gostinstvo in turizem Celje. We had four workshops, where the participants could use the e-learning platform and solve the tasks. There were 15 teachers participating in the workshop.

The presentation and workshops were carried out within the national project Munera 3 which offers people employed in the education sector to take part in different training courses to improve their competences due to the needs on the labour market, better employability and mobility between working areas as well as personal development and functioning in modern society. 

I started the presentation of the project by presenting the previous project “Key skills for Hotel industry Staff” first because it was easier to understand the idea of the new project “Language skills and intercultural issues in the hospitality industry: unity in diversity in the EU labour market”. I then briefly presented the language courses for all levels – A1, A2/B1, B1/C1 and C1 and showed some examples for different languages and how the system grades the tasks so that every participant can get feedback on the work done. Furthermore, I mentioned the additional materials, such as curricula, guidelines, etc., available on the platform.

After a more detailed demonstration of A1 modules the participants choose different languages to solve the tasks offered. The first workshop ended with the agreement that all participants would do some more tasks at home to get used to the e-learning platform and the types of tasks. In the following three workshops I presented the modules A2/B1, B2/C1 and C1 in more detailed. Each presentation was then followed by an intensive workshop, where the participants choose different languages and tasks and solved them. The idea was also for each participant to find the material, topics and tasks they could use in class with their students.   

Project manager:

Erna Vöröš    

 

 

 

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.