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  1. Leonardo da Vinci Language Project READY – STUDY – GO! Linguistic and Cultural Coaching for Initial Vocational Education competency-based learning and teaching Conference Alkmaar 27.-28.9.2007

  2. Ready-Study-Go 2005-2007 • is a Leonardo da Vinci language project • develops e-learning packages for language and cultural training before an on-the-job learning period • is coordinated by Omnia – Vocational Institution in the Espoo Region in Finland • has six educational partners in six countries, one monitoring partner and two company partners

  3. Objectives of the project • to improve the cross-cultural skills of the people involved in vocational education • cooperation between working life and educational institutions: integration of pedagogy and company culture • development of language teaching integrated in a vocational content

  4. Target groups • students • language teachers, trainers, coordinators, vocational teachers and other specialists • material is intended to be used by 1. vocational students preparing themselves for on-the-job learning period 2. on-the-job learning coaches 3. companies which have international employees • material is developed for the hotel, restaurant, tourism and bakery sectors

  5. Online material • is developed by teams of vocational and language teachers • consists of different types of exercises combining professional and general vocabulary with cultural coaching and information on the work culture • consists of 40 hours of general language training and 80 hours of sector-specific language and culture training

  6. Type of exercise • video clips (interviews and descriptions of work places) • general cultural clips • animations • audio materials (dialogues, interviews, help for pronunciation etc.) • chat exercises, discussion forums, coffee corners, role plays (getting to know each other or target country etc.) • hot Potatoes –based exercises with readymade questions and answers (quizzes, drag and drop, open questions, multiple choice)

  7. Different learning styles considered • consisting of different learning, writing, pronunciation and listening exercises • including general socialising section as well as other culture-related language practices • taking into consideration different learners as well as different level of learners

  8. Languages The language and cultural trainingmaterial package is produced in: • Estonian • Finnish • French • German • Italian • English as a support language

  9. Disseminationand Valorisation • meetings • web site • CD-ROMs • case reports • articles in papers • seminar participation • steering group • brochures and material demos

  10. Network • contractor : OMNIA • partners: • Adulta Oy/ IDA International Development Centre of Adulta, Finland • Centre Européen de Formation et de Promotion Professionnelle par Alternance pour l’industrie Hôtelière, France • Tralee Institute of Technology, Ireland • State Institute of Secondary Education "Andrea Barbarigo" di Venezia, Italy • Kiezküchen ausbildungs gGmabH, Germany • Tallinna Service School, Estonia

  11. Network • monitoring partner: • CFA La Châtaigneraie, France • company partners : • Amica Oy, Finland • Suomen leipuriliitto ry • on-the-job learning employees in each partner country

  12. Results… • web-site • online language and culture coaching material will be open for everyone after registration • guidebooks and manuals • the project partners will have the rights after the project period to use and develop the material according to their needs

  13. Tänan! Thank you! Merci Beaucoup! Danke schön! Grazie! Kiitos ! Sanna Ulén, Omnia Sanna.ulen@omnia.fi