The “Give me a Sign 2” project, under the coordination of the CEL, was approved in 2019, within the scope of the KA2 Action of the Erasmus+ program and consists of the second phase of the Give me a Sign project.
Its main objective is to create a digital learning platform, containing learning materials that allow deaf citizens to learn 5 foreign sign languages, at levels A1 and A2 (Portuguese, Turkish, Swedish, Austrian and British). The partnership for this project is made up of two national partners, and partners in Sweden and Turkey.
The “Give me a Sign” project, under the coordination of the CEL, was approved in 2015, within the scope of the KA2 Action of the Erasmus+ program.
Its main objectives are the promotion of multilingualism for European citizens who use sign language, along with the awareness and dissemination of European sign languages. The partnership for this project is made up of two national partners, and partners in the United Kingdom, Austria and Turkey.
In 2012, our “Work of Art” Project coordinated by the European Language Center was approved, under the Leonardo da Vinci Programme, Partnership Action. This project aims to improve the knowledge and language skills of professionals working in museums, particularly security guards and guards at exhibitions. The partnership of this project had partners in the United Kingdom, Poland, Turkey and Germany.
In July 2012, the “Welcome” Innovation Transfer project, coordinated by CEL, was approved. This project produced an innovative platform for self-learning foreign languages available online, centered on the daily context of professionals in the hotel and tourism sector, focusing on the most relevant vocabulary in four languages of the European Union – Portuguese, French, Spanish and English.
In 2004, CEL started, once again as coordinator, a new language project, “Language Facilitator”. This project produced an innovative platform for self-learning foreign languages via the internet, in the context of the professional daily life of “tutors” of European mobility projects, focusing on the most relevant vocabulary in six languages of the European Union – Portuguese, French, English , German, Spanish and Slovak.
CEL was the promoter of the “Constructor 2000” project, a tool that aims to facilitate the learning of foreign languages by professionals in the civil construction sector. After the first phase of the project, which was awarded the European Seal for Innovative Initiatives in the field of Language Teaching/Learning, “Constructor 2000” – 2nd phase, which began in 2001 and ended in 2004, was approved. , also supported by the Leonardo Da Vinci Community Programme, was publicly presented in February 2004. The end result of this project includes a DVD-ROM in six languages (Portuguese, Spanish, French, English, Italian and German). In this way, and once again, we were able to give greater prominence to the teaching/learning of languages with specific objectives, contemplating innovative syllabus contents compared to the current offer of language teaching for professional purposes. This project was carried out by Pilar Pantoja and John Walker. The “Constructor 2000“ DVD-ROM is available. For more information contact us.
This project, approved in 2020 under Key Action 2 of the Erasmus+ programme, has as its main objective the creation of an adventure game, available in digital format for mobile devices, for learning Italian, Spanish, French, English, Portuguese and German. The project is coordinated by a partner in the United Kingdom and has partners in Portugal, Spain, Italy, France and Germany.
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In 2013, the “ECVET Mobility Net” Project was approved, in which the European Language Center was a partner, under the Leonardo da Vinci Programme, Partnership Action. This project aims to create a Good Practices Guide and a Network of entities specialized in the management of mobility programs for People in the Labor Market and the establishment of an ECVET recognition for our beneficiaries. The partnership for this project is made up of a French coordinator and partners in Portugal, Italy and Northern Ireland.
ECVET MOBILITY NET
The “eBridge2” project, an Innovation Transfer Project, developed under the Lifelong Learning Program / Leonardo da Vinci, was approved in July 2012. CEL is the Portuguese partner in this project, promoted by Iturbrok which aims to provide e-learning and m-learning in foreign languages and cultural resources to support the mobility of vocational students in transnational mobility experiences. It is available in the languages of the 6 participating member states (Spain, Portugal, Poland, Latvia, Czech Republic and Turkey).
The “M.A.S.T.E.R. Mob (Multimedia approach for a sustainable training in an European Route for Mobility)”, an Innovation Transfer Project developed under the Lifelong Learning Program / Leonardo da Vinci, was approved in July 2012. The CEL is the Portuguese partner of this project, promoted by Cap Ulysse and which aims to create a serious game to prepare professionals who participate in a Mobility experience. It is available in the languages of the 5 participating member states (France, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom and Italy) as a way to promote the integration and social and cultural adaptation of professionals carrying out transnational experiences.
In 2011, the “Music Maestro” Project (Making Music Matter in the Classroom) was approved, in which the European Language Center participated as a partner, within the scope of the Grundtvig Programme, Partnership Action.
This project aims to exchange experiences in order to reinforce the European dimension and improve the quality of organizations working in the field of adult education, through transnational cooperation between the institutions participating in this partnership. Based on the use of music in the classroom context, it is intended to share and explore how each partner organization uses music and songs in the teaching process for adults. Using Music in different ways:
– As a way to break the ice and build trust in the area of adult learning.
– As a tool to motivate adult learners towards language learning.
– As a tool to build team spirit.
– As a tool in language teaching. The partnership for this project is made up of a Spanish promoter and partners in Portugal, Estonia, Italy, Poland and Turkey.
In 2010, the “In.P.U.T.” Project was approved. (Innovative Profile for Updated Training), in which the European Language Center is a partner, under the Leonardo da Vinci Programme, Partnership Action. This project is based on a reflection on the professional profile of Cultural Events Managers across Europe, their skills and perspectives. Through it, the aim is essentially to respond to the specific certification needs that professionals in the area of event management have (since, in general, they are professionals without formal training and qualification in this area), thus contributing to the standardization of qualification at European level and facilitating the transfer of competences within the European Union. The partnership for this project is made up of an Italian promoter and partners in Portugal, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Germany and Poland.
The project “Speak Up (Facilitating the Mobility of European Workers by the Development of Professional Language Skills)”, an Innovation Transfer Project developed under the Lifelong Learning Program / Leonardo da Vinci, was approved in September 2010 CEL is the Portuguese partner in this project, promoted by the Fondación Andaluza Fondo de Formación y Empleo and which aims to develop tools for learning foreign languages among migrant communities from the 4 participating member states (Spain, Portugal, Germany and the United Kingdom). as a way of promoting professional integration and avoiding social exclusion. “Speak Up” was inspired by 2 previously produced projects, one of which was the “Constructor 2000” project, promoted by CEL in 2000.