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Project dissemination at teachers’ conference at Ekonomska šola Murska Sobota

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.

Erna Vöröš

Ekonomska šola Murska sobota, Slovenia

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Project Dissemination in Středočeský kraj

Czech team was asked by Krajský úřad Středočeského kraje (Regional Authority of Central Bohemia Region), which we informed in the email campaign about our project, to write a text about it. The article was published on 5 January on the web pages of Krajský úřad in the section about education in the region. For more information, please follow this link: https://www.kr-stredocesky.cz/web/skolstvi/akce-skol?p_p_id=56_INSTANCE_8B0fE2LT4wXK&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mode=view&p_p_col_id=column-2&p_p_col_count=8

Pavel Kluh

Project manager of Czech team,

Czech Republic

Primrose dissemination in Forth Inn, in Aberfoyle, Scotland

On several days beween 24 and 29 December 2016 I conducted a series of mini-disseminations at the Forth Hotel In Aberfoyle, a large village on the tourist route to Loch Lomond and the West of Scotland. It lies about 40 miles north of Edinburgh.

The manager was pleased to invite me to run the dissemination as I had done a similar one the previous year and the staff involved had greatly appreciated it.

Being in a popular tourist area the village gets a lot of foreign visitors and the staff are pleased to be able to improve whatever language skills they already possess.

As the hotel was too busy to allow many of the staff to attend a larger group event, I was forced to give a series of mini-disseminations to staff members in ones and twos.  This had the advantage that each could ask questions and each could “have a go” accessing the platform, and trying  the apps and the digital maps.  They found this really motivating.

Exercises that they found particularly appealing were those where they started at a particular point on one of the digital maps, had to move through various streets and then had to say what building or feature they ended up facing.

They were most grateful when I provided them with the links so they could access the project platform and could also download the 4 apps and the maps themselves.

They made a point of asking me to return and give them another session next time I am in the area.

David Sephton

Project manager of Primrose Publishing LTD

 

 

 

 

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.