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New Interactive Language Learning Course for Tourism Professionals, Students and Other Interested Persons is Being Created

 

Our project aims at creating an interactive blended learning language course „Unity in Diversity” comprising on-line learning materials available on the Moodle Learning platform and face-to-face interactive materials incorporating case studies, games, problem-solving tasks, videos, etc. targeted at developing the learners’ language, intercultural and digital competence, creativity, problemsolving skills and flexibility. Currently work has begun at A1 language learning course in 16 languages containing such modules as “Welcome”, “Hotel”, “Restaurant”, “Professional skills”.

The project outcomes will be beneficial to different education institutions, tourism and hospitality industry employees and anyone wishing to raise their intercultural language competence.

Each module consists of 4 parts, formed by 3 online sub-modules, interactive games, Face-to-face tasks as well as a list of additional literature and on-line learning materials for self-studies available.

Each online module suggests 5 different parts with several tasks included. Example: Module “Welcome” The expected outputs: introducing oneself; welcoming guests in different settings and situations.

Online learning sub-modules: 1. “Welcome to our hotel” 2. “Welcome to our restaurant” 3. “Welcome to Tourist Information Centre”

More detailed information about the module and the tasks is available on:

https://twitter.com/Turiba/status/879691422735138816

https://twitter.com/Turiba/status/879691087811575808

https://dra.lv/s1t5tSQ

https://www.facebook.com/Biznesa.augstskola.Turiba/posts/13007473966 89080

http://www.turiba.lv/lv/aktualitates/top-jauns-interaktivs-valoduapguves-kurss-turisma-nozares-profesionaliem-studentiem-uninteresentiem/2405/

http://www.turiba.lv/en/aktualitates/new-interactive-languagelearning-course-for-tourism-professionals-students-and-otherinterested-persons-is-being-created/2406/

 

Anda Komarovska

Turiba University, Lecturer at Language department, Project participant 

Dissemination of new project for students of Informatics at EŠ Murska Sobota, VSŠ

On Wednesday, 31 May 2017, the first-year students of the programme Informatics attended the presentation of the new project »Unity in Diversity«, which started in autumn 2016. First they were shortly introduced to the old project »Key Skills for Hotel Industry Staff« to easier understand what the new project »Language skills and intercultural issues in the hospitality industry: unity in diversity in the EU labour market« is about. They were presented the texts and tasks for A2/B1 and B2/C1 language level as well as the interactive maps on the Moodle platform from the previous project and then they were shown the material, which already has been created in the new project and uploaded to the new platform. They were shown the tasks in different languages, whereby I emphasized that all the material for A2/B1 is available in 12 European languages on the old platform and that we added four more languages in the new project due to new project partners. The students found it quite useful that there are different language levels available – from A1 to C1, so they can actually start learning a new language if they are interested in. Moreover, for them it is also important that the Moodle platform from the previous project is accessible free for students, teachers and anyone interested in learning or improving their language knowledge. And they liked the idea that the new platform will be accessible free as well.     

Erna Vöröš

Project manager of ES MS. Slovenia

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Report on dissemination-Ston oyster- a contemporary gastronomic challenge

On Tuesday, 6 June 2017, a seminar was held in TUSDU, which is also the final workshop of the Ston oyster - a contemporary gastronomic challenge. County Expert Council of Cooking, Catering and Practice Teachers from four Dalmatian Counties participated at this seminar.
The project manager-Marija Bazdan introduced the guests with oysters and Luka Šimunović gave a presentation on wines and their accompanying meals. Meanwhile, in the cabinet of cooking, they prepared oyster dishes and they were served with the corresponding wines produced in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County. This was great opportunity to meet all participants with project that TUSDU has been running for almost one year.
They found it very useful that different language levels are available. Hilarija Lozančić Benić also mentioned that the platform from the previous project and all the material created are accessible free for anyone who wants to learn a new language or improve their language skills as well as for students, teachers, people employed in the hotel industry or tourists. And the new platform will also have free access for anyone interested. She also gave them leaflets about the project to find more information and contact data. They promised they will spread information about our project at their school as well.

Hilarija Lozančić Benić

Project team member of TUSDU

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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.