PROJECTS CO-ORDINATED BY CENTRO EUROPEU DE LÍNGUAS
GIVE ME A SIGN
“Give Me A Sign” is an Erasmus+ KA2 project approved in 2015 and co-ordinated by Centro Europeu de Línguas. The project aims to promote the learning of foreign sign languages among European citizens, both deaf and hearing, together with the promotion of sign languages as a part of our European identity. The project includes partners from Portugal, Austria, the UK and Turkey.
WORK OF ART
“Work of Art” began as a Leonardo Partnership project in 2012. Our original aim was to study the language learning needs of Museum Visitor Services Team staff, especially gallery assistants at museums, and to provide recommendations as how to organise language training for this target group.
The original project included partners from Portugal, Poland, Germany, Turkey and the UK, and we are currently considering how best to produce the learning materials recommended. The results of our work can be viewed on the project website.
“Welcome – Languages for Hospitality” is a Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation Project (2012-2014) involving autonomous language learning for the hospitality sector, with a particular focus on hotel reception staff and restaurant waiters. The project included partners from Portugal, Spain, France and the UK and is currently undergoing a thorough revision.
In 2004, Centro Europeu de Línguas launched a new Leonardo da Vinci language competence project, “Language Facilitator”, once again adopting a leading role as the project promoter. This project produced an innovative self-learning foreign language platform via the internet, within the context of the professional daily realities of European mobility project tutors. The vocabulary focuses upon six of the most relevant European Union languages – Portuguese, French, English, German, Spanish and Slovak.
Centro Europeu de Línguas was the project promoter behind “Constructor 2000”, a tool seeking to facilitate the learning of foreign languages by civil construction professionals. After the first project phase, that won the European Label for Innovative Initiatives in Language Teaching/Learning 2000, the second phase of the project was duly approved and launched in 2001, running through to 2004. This project also received the backing of the Leonardo da Vinci Programme and was presented to the public in February 2004. Final project outputs include a DVD-ROM in six languages (Portuguese, Spanish, French, English, Italian and German). The project demonstrates once again our determination to make major progress in the teaching and learning of languages with specific professional objectives, including the production of innovative programme contents. This project was implemented by our directors of studies, Pilar Pantoja and John Walker. The “Constructor 2000” DVD-ROM is now available. For further information, please contact us.
PROJECTS IN WHICH WE HAVE WORKED AS A PARTNER
ADALL – Attending Diversity in Adult Language Learning
This is a new Erasmus+ Key Action 2 Project, approved in September 2017. The main aim is to create a best practice guide for language training institutions faced with the challenge of groups made up of students with different levels of skills, different targets and different learning needs. The project is co-ordinated by a Spanish language training organisation and includes partners from Portugal, Italy, UK, Poland and Iceland.
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VET TOWARDS ECVET
This is an Eramus+ KA2 project, approved in 2015 and resulting from the “ECVET Mobility Net” partnership. The main aim is to harmonise training in the tourism sector by introducing the ECVET system into vocational courses for Hotel Receptionists and Tourism Sales Staff. The project is co-ordinated by a French VET organisation and includes partners from France, Portugal, Germany, Italy and the UK.
ECVET Mobility Net
A Leonardo Partnership approved in 2013, aiming to produce a Best Practice Guide and a network of organisations specialised in managing mobility for People on the Labour Market, including the recognition of ECVET principles. The partnership includes a French co-ordinator and partners from Portugal, Italy and the UK.
“eBridge2” is a Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation project which was approved in 2012. Co-ordinated by the Spanish organisation Iturbrok, the project created e-learning materials to help people preparing for mobility to learn essential language and cultural facts related to the host country, with a particular emphasis on the less widely-taught languages. The partnership included organisations from Spain, Portugal, Poland, Latvia, Turkey and the Czech Republic.
“MASTER Mob” (Multimedia Approach for Sustainable Training on a European Route to Mobility) is a Leonardo da Vinici Transfer of Innovation project approved in 2012. The project, co-ordinated by the French organisation Cap Ulysse, created learning materials for cultural awareness and behavioural skills for people preparing for mobility, by means of a Serious Game. The aim is to facilitate integration and social adaptation in transnational training experiences, and included partners from France, Portugal, Italy and the UK.
“Music Maestro (Making Music Matter in the Classroom)” is a Grundtvig Learning Partnership aimed at the promotion of the use of music in the language classroom, with a particular focus on adult language learning. Music clearly helps to break the ice and create confidence, to increase motivation, to build team spirit and to learn languages. The project was co-ordinated by the Spanish organisation Clap to Learn, and included partners from Spain, Portugal, Estonia, Italy, Poland and Turkey.
In 2010, the “In.P.U.T.” (Innovative Profile for Updated Training) project was approved within the framework of the Leonardo da Vinci Programme (Partnerships). Centro Europeu de Línguas is one of the partners in this project.
This project is based on reflections on the professional profiles of cultural event manages across Europe and on the skills these professionals should have. It is designed primarily to respond to the needs for the certification of professionals in the event management field, given the fact that they generally lack specific training and formal qualifications. This project thereby aims to contribute towards the standardisation of professional qualifications at European level, and towards facilitating the transfer of knowledge and skills across the European Union.
The partnership is led by an Italian organisation and includes partners in Portugal, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Germany and Poland.
“Speak Up (Facilitating the Mobility of European Workers by the Development of Professional Language Skills)” is a Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation project approved in 2010. The project aimed to produce language learning tools for migrant communities in the four partner countries (Spain, Portugal, Germany and the UK) as a form of promoting professional integration and therefore social inclusion. “Speak Up” is based on two innovative projects produced in previous years, one of which is the Constructor 2000 project, promoted by Centro Europeu de Línguas.