On 13 June 2018, the Campus of Miercurea Ciuc of Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania hosted the multiplier event of the Erasmus+ project entitled Language skills and intercultural issues in the hospitality industry: unity in diversity in the EU labour market.
Multilingualism has become an essential part of our lives while language, intercultural and digital competences play an important role in the labour market. This is the central idea of our project, the main aim of which was to develop, together with the other eight partner countries, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Turkey and the UK, a multilevel, interactive online language teaching and learning material primarily for those working and studying in the hospitality industry but also for anyone interested in the language and culture of other countries:
1) an A1 level material, available in 16 languages (also in Hungarian and Romanian),
2) an A2/B1 level material, also available in 16 languages,
3) an advanced level (B2/C1 and C1) English language material.
An outstanding aim of the project was also to create an online learning platform where these materials can be accessed. After registration, the materials are available, free of charge, on the site: http://esolams.eu/unity/.
During the multiplier event, Dr Erika-Mária Tódor, head of the Department of Humanities greeted those present, then the members of Sapientia team presented the project and its methodology, the Open Educational Resources (OER) in general, the language materials and online games. During the workshop following the presentations the participants could also try them out in the computer labs, with the help of the team members.
Dr Zsuzsanna Ajtony
Sapientia team coordinator