On the 16 January 2017 the teachers of Ekonomska šola Murska Sobota had a meeting where they attended the presentation of the new EU project»Language skills and intercultural issues in the hospitality industry: unity in diversity in the EU labour market« and the work that has been done to date. 30 teachers of different subjects, such as Slovenian, English and German, math, geography, history and economy took part in the dissemination.
The teachers were informed about the project partners, the goals of the new EU project »Language skills and intercultural issues in the hospitality industry: unity in diversity in the EU labour market«, whereby I mentioned that the new project is actually the continuation or upgrade of the previous project »Key Skills for EU Hotel Industry Staff« and the results of the project so far. Before explaining the new project I presented the results of the old project so it would be easier to apprehend what both projects are about. I briefly presented the FrontDesk programs and the applications created for smartphones and explained how they worked. Next I presented the Moodle e-platform for teaching and learning. I showed them all modules and study material for A2/B1 language level and some exercises in English, Slovenian and German. I also mentioned that the modules are available in other European languages, altogether in 12 European languages (DE, EN, ES, FR, GR, HR, HU, IT, LV, RO, RU, SI). Then I presented the 6 modules for the higher B2/C1 language level available in English and explained the differences to A2/B1 level.
Next I presented the new e-platform and explained the difference to the old one – four new European languages (CZ, LT, SE, TR). I explained that all the study material and exercises for A2/B1 language level will be available in the new languages as well. Moreover, there will be a new language course for A1 level in all 16 European languages. Furthermore, the B2/C1 level will be richer for case studies for all six modules, intercultural and country case studies, video material and face-to-face tasks. Before we finished I showed them where and how to register on the Moodle e-platform so that they could use the study material and do the exercises. I frequently mentioned that the e-platform is available to anyone interested in languages and can be accessed free by anybody (teachers, students, people working in tourism) who wants to check, learn or improve their language skills. I also showed them the new project website and where and how to register on the Moodle e-platform so that they could use the study material and do the exercises with their students in class or individually. Furthermore, I handed them out the project flyers to provide them with some more information about the project and asked them to tell friends and other people about it.
Ekonomska šola Murska sobota, Slovenia