Training and consultancy offer
"Language for work"
|Trainings can be conducted in English, French, German, Swedish, Dutch, Italian.
This offer is targeted at teacher trainers, language teachers, vocational teachers, learning providers, civil servants responsible for integration programmes, linguistic researchers, employer organisations and trade unions, human resources, policymakers.
Format of activity
Consultancy (face-to-face, or via e.g. Skype, email, telephone) to support member states develop/review:
- strategic initiatives, including policy initiatives;
- specific local initiatives;
Training for groups to help develop knowledge and skills in member states regarding practical ways to support work-related L2 learning, including:
- awareness-raising to stimulate engagement with the issue;
- analysis of learning needs;
- different types of interventions to support formal, non-formal and informal learning;
- resource development;
- evaluation of interventions.
Formats of training
- face-to-face training;
Face-to-face training can include seminars and workshops, with a range of durations (according to the preferences of the specific member state).
All members of the proposed team are experienced trainers and consultants, committed to participative, interactive, experiential, practice-oriented, and reflexive methodologies.
Training includes a variety of interactive methods and media (e.g. individual and group work, inputs and discussions, project work).
Suggested formats for e.g. teacher development
- Two sessions, three months apart - allowing participants time to prepare a piece of practical work, present its results and reflect on experience, e.g. enablers and barriers;
- Sessions to take workshop format, i.e. interactive group work, supported by input and feedback from the team, enabling participants to take action.
Content will be tailored to the actual context and needs identified by the individual member state for the target group.
- L2 teachers in adult education, vocational teachers, educational providers: Investigating language requirements of (future) workplaces and needs of the parties involved. Implementation of the needs analysis’ findings into a realistic curriculum; exploiting the L2 resources of the working environment, use of information technology, promoting the issue with labour market actors, employers, etc. marketing provision, etc.
- Employers, HR managers other labour market actors: awareness for L2 issues in the context of work, enablers of and barriers to work-related L2 learning, creating learning opportunities at work, etc.
- Teachers, volunteers, co-workers, employers interested in non-formal and informal learning arrangements on the jobs: exploring different types of support, mentoring, coaching, non-directive coaching, requested skills and necessary structures: how to acquire skills and create structures
- Decision-makers at different level: social partners; educational decision-makers and policy makers: “future-workshop”: how to develop a vision and break it down to a concrete action plan.
- Outreach and work-related L2 development for isolated workers in so called free-lance and gig-economy employment;
- Communication competences in bilingual work environments.