Sixteen representatives from eight European and Turkish institutions came to our little town to discuss what has been done and has to be done on the project “Language skills and intercultural issues in hospitality industry: unity in diversity in the EU market”.
The host of their regular project meeting was our school which took over this baton from Turiba University. The participants of the meeting evaluated the outputs of the project which is now in the second half of its period. We have already finished the A2/B1 and B2/C1 courses including the modules introducing the culture and countries of the project partners. These courses have been piloting since September so that the feedback from the students, teachers and adult learners from the industry could provide us the hints for their improvement. The tool for processing the feedback questionnaires was introduced to us by prof. Ineta Luka from Turiba University.
Then Hilarija Lozančić Benić from Turistička i ugostiteljska škola Dubrovnik evaluated the work on the A1 course. From her report we could see that all four modules are being filled with exercises, videos and games according to the project plan. Nevertheless, some exercises are still necessary to upload or correct by December and each project partner got the detailed instructions what to do.
The last item of the meeting programme dealt with the organization of the multiplier events - the meetings of VET teachers from home and a foreign country. Our school has to organize such a meeting in spring 2018 with cooperation with VSŠ Murska Sobota.
The project meeting was very successful for our school. We managed to meet all our obligations concerning the first two courses and have some feedback after piloting them. The last A1 course is nearly finished. Of course, there is still some work to do and some tasks to correct. In addition, we have to prepare the multiplier event, which will a new great challenge for us. However, now we feel pleased because our partners were satisfied not only with our work, but also with the facilities our school provided for the meeting and its programme.
Project manager of Czech team