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Dissemination of project and seminar for stakeholders in Terme 3000 in Moravske Toplice

On 20 June 2018 the dissemination of the EU project »Language skills and intercultural issues in the hospitality industry: unity in diversity in the EU labour market« took place in the spa Terme 3000 in Moravske Toplice. I briefly informed the stakeholders about the project and project partners and then presented the Moodle e-platform as the most important outcome. I started with the language course A2/B1, available in 16 European languages and showed some tasks in English and German. Then I went on with the language course B2/C1 and the C1 modules – Intercultural in Country module. I finished the presentation with the language course A1, again available in 16 European languages. I emphasized that all modules come with audio and/or video material which contributes to a better development of listening and speaking skills. I also pointed out that the e-learning platform will be accessible free, without any payment, to anyone who wants to check or improve their knowledge of foreign languages or who wants to learn a new language. Considering the topics which I highlighted the learning platform could be extremely useful for employees in the tourism industry and all stakeholders agreed with me. Moreover, for students preparing to work in the tourism field it is also very useful. Before we finished the presentation I showed them how to register so that they can use the learning platform once it is available to the public. Then we moved to their business centre, where more computers were available so that the stakeholders could try and solve tasks of different modules on different language levels. They checked tasks in German, English, Italian and Czech – languages mainly spoken by the visitors of the spa. They also checked Slovenian tasks as they have many employees at the moment, especially in the restaurant, who come from former Yugoslav countries and do not speak Slovenian at all. They were impressed with all the material and came up with the suggestion to organise a workshop for all employees of the spa in the autumn.      

 

Erna Vöröš

Project manager of Slovenian team

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VBC piloting June 15, 2018

On June 15, 2018 Vakaris Šaulys from Vilnius Business College conducted piloting with teachers from various higher education institutions, including VBC. The teachers are practicians. They have their own consultancy companies, business enterprises, translation bureaus or work directly with partners and customers. Therefore they took great interest in the UID learning tool and said it is a really innovative way to approach languages and their studies.

 

Vakaris Šaulys

Lithuanian project manager

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Staff workshop on UID A1 tasks June 15, 2018

On June 15, 2018 Vilnius Business College teachers had a staff workshop of A1 tasks in an academic year closing meeting, where many teachers gathered from all specialties taught in the College. Teachers tried out the tasks using tablets and a few laptops; some of them used smartphones. It was noticed that in certain cases formatting looks better on laptops than on other portal devices. All in all, the A1 tasks appealed to participants. They agreed to have a full piloting session afterwards.

Vakaris Šaulys

Lithuanian project team

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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.