www.eurobusinesslanguageskills.net. The portal that offers the opportunity to: acquire new knowledge and improve your proficiency and communication skills in Business Language for English, French, Italian and Spanish;
www.eurobusinesslanguageskills.net • The portal that offers the opportunity to: • acquire new knowledge and improve your proficiency and communication skills in Business Language for English, French, Italian and Spanish; • learn more through the Business Culture Modules about the economic and social environments of 10 European countries (France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and the United Kingdom); • boost your/your students or employees’ career through a module on Personal Development and On-line Study Motivation. The ELSTI project has been carried out with the support of the European community. The content of the project does not necessarily reflect the position of the European Community or the Romanian National Agency for Community Programmes in the Field of Education and Vocational. Training , nor does it involve any responsibility on their part.
www.eurobusinesslanguageskills.net Portal The portal is available in 9 languages.
www.eurobusinesslanguageskills.netLog in area Link to the language training section package. Link to Accompanying Materials Tools for communication among users Grammar presentations and practice materials
Subscribing to the courses Scroll down to select the portal language. Use your login data to go to your personal homepage. Go to this section to check on your progress. Click on the courses icon to view the list of available courses Choose the course you are interested in and click on ‘Subscribe to the course’
ELS Business Language Training Package The ELSTI project has been carried out with the support of the European community. The content of the project does not necessarily reflect the position of the European Community or the Romanian National Agency for Community Programmes in the Field of Education and Vocational. Training , nor does it involve any responsibility on their part.
ELS Business Language Training Package two levels: Basic User and Independent User 4 target languages English Italian French Spanish
www.eurobusinesslanguageskills.netChoose your business training language Users can choose from any of the 4 languages in which the course is available. Users can resume from the previously accessed materials. Users can choose any unit to work on. Users get immediate feedback on their work. Users can add notes personalise their learning.
The 2 Course Levels The clear structure of the platform with the sections in each unit displayed at the top of the menu bar and the tasks at the bottom of the page allows for easy navigation which makes the user feel secure. Change slide The course has 2 levels: Basic user and Independent user. The chosen level is highlighted in red. The chosen unit is highlighted in red. The variety of the tasks and the presence of a large number of games makes the content enjoyable and enhances motivation.
Course Structure Each language course has 10 units for each level covering the following sections: • In the Office • On the telephone • Correspondence • Internet • Grammar • Culture • and 4 types of follow-up activities : • Dialogue • Practice • Game • Simulation
Structure of each unit The 6 sections of each unit, with chosen section highlighted in red. The 4 follow-up activities, with chosen activity highlighted in red.
Learning Objectives The learning objectives of each unit available at the beginning of the unit, worded as ‘can do’ statements (according to CEFR for levels A2 and B1 respectively).They give users a clear idea about what they can achieve by doing the activities in the units and help them self-assess their progress.
“The Practice” Activity in “The Office” Section The section the user is in is highlighted in red These buttons allow the user to reset or check the activity The instructions for each activity are in the field on the left. The Activity the user is in is highlighted in red
Skills Activities on the platform aim at developing communicative language skills with main focus on reading, listening and writing in business environment. The large variety of letters offers useful models for business correspondence. • The dialogues and simulations in the sections “In the Office” and “On the Phone”, as well as the interactive practice provide useful models which can be then applied in real life situations.
Skills All through the course special attention is given to activities which aim at developing professional skills needed by office staff: elaborating different texts, using appropriate degrees of formality when interacting with different interlocutors, presenting relevant information about the company, designing a web page, using the Internet for professional purpose etc.
Listening Words highlighted in red link automatically to the unit glossary Buttons for the sound option (play / stop / pause) This button allows the user to listen to the dialogue again Words highlighted in blue link automatically to the grammar notes.
Writing Users can receive personalised feedback for a number of tasks sent online to the tutors. Instructions for the writing task.
Reading (“Culture” Section: Input) Relevant input for the activities based on Business Culture. Throughout the units there is an important stream focusing on aspects of corporate business culture: organisational structure, levels of formality, hierarchy, types of companies etc.
“Culture” Section: Practice Each game has a time limit. Vocabulary (‘drag and drop’) game based on input information Practice activity on the Culture input section
Vocabulary There are numerous and diverse activities which focus on developing and practising specialised vocabulary in business. In addition new words and phrases are highlighted in red and the user has direct access to the Glossary on the platform.
“Dialogue” in “The Office” Section: Vocabulary Pop up window with explanation Words highlighted in red link automatically to the Glossary section.
Grammar The grammar structures under focus in each unit are highlighted in blue and the user has direct access to the pages with clear explanations and relevant examples. Most models come from the business environment, which provides a real support for the user. The approach to grammar is communicative and the grammar aspects have been selected and adapted to everyday business communication. There are plenty of opportunities for the user to practise the new structures in context by doing the tasks in the Grammar Practice section.
“Dialogue” in “The Office” Section: Grammar Pop up window 2 1 3 The corresponding Grammar section will provide explanations and examples. Double click on the grammar form in blue and a pop up window will guide you to the grammar section.
Self-assessment and Coaching There is a continuous process of self evaluation by immediate feedback automatically given once the tasks have been completed. Press “Reset” to do the activity again. Press “Solutions” to see the correct answers. % of correct answers
To access the ELS PORTAL, you must first subscribe to the course/s of your choice by clicking on “Courses” on the right of your own personal homepage (once you have registered and logged on to the portal).
For further information, please see the “User Guide” available on your own personal homepage (once you have registered and logged on to the portal).