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Project number 20/08
Year 2008
Organisation Associazione CNOS/FAP Regione Sicilia

Title Be-CuLT. Basic E-Cultural and Linguistic Training for Work Experiences Abroad (Hotel and Catering Sector)
Acronym

TYPE OF ORGANISATION:

Training centre
ok
Company
Language school
Trade union
Employers association
Local body
University
School
Other  


ADDRESS ORGANISATION:


Street Via Cifali, 7 City Catania Noth/Centre/South
Postal Code 95123 Region Sicilia  

Telephone 1 095 7169348 fax 1 095 506775
Telephone 2 fax 2
Telephone 3 Website www.becult.org; www.easy2.org; www.cnosfap.sicilia.it
email 1 f.majorana@cnos-fap.it email 2


sintesi italiano

Il titolo del progetto Be-CuLT è l’acronimo di “Basic E-Cultural and Linguistic Training”. Esso fa riferimento ad uno strumento basato sul web per il supporto linguistico e culturale di studenti del settore della ristorazione e dell’hotellerie impegnati in un’esperienza di lavoro all’estero. Tali settori necessitano di giovani, aperti alla mobilità, con una forte competenza interculturale. Dato che le lingue straniere, la formazione all’interculturalità e le esperienze di lavoro all’estero non sono ancora parte integrante dei curricula, i Centri di Formazione Professionale, le Scuole Professionali e le imprese organizzano tali attività all’interno di programmi paralleli, quali Leonardo da Vinci. Tuttavia le attrezzature, il tempo e gli strumenti didattici a disposizione o la preparazione del personale non sono adeguati per assicurare la preparazione ante, in itinere ed il follow up delle esperienze di lavoro all’estero. C’è un alto rischio di fallimento, in particolare nel caso di giovani svantaggiati, che può demoralizzare i giovani e può portare ad ulteriori limitazioni alla mobilità di questo particolare target. Di qui la necessità di un nuovo strumento, che incontri i particolari bisogni di studenti svantaggiati impegnati in percorsi di formazione di base. Si è scelto di utilizzare tecnologie on line per soddisfare i seguenti criteri: - riprodurre in un mondo virtuale reali situazioni di lavoro che è possibile trovare in alcune nazioni con uno specifico set culturale e linguistico (EN come lingua ponte, DE, FI, FR, IT, NL); - applica le metodologie dell’apprendimento autentico, esperienziale, scevro da giudizi, basato sul CLIL nell’integrare competenze sociali e linguistiche in un ambiente interculturale; - è disponibile gratuitamente per tutti su internet ed è accessibile da qualunque parte prima durante e dopo un’esperienza di lavoro all’estero; - consente un apprendimento guidato, ma non necessita di insegnanti di lingua (ma non li esclude).


sintesi inglese

The project title BE-CuLT stems from “Basic E-Cultural and Linguistic Training”. It refers to a web-based tool for the cultural and linguistic support of trainees in the hotel and catering sector who leave for a work experience abroad. The hotel and catering sector needs mobile young people with strong intercultural competency. As foreign languages, intercultural training and work experiences abroad are not (yet) integral part of the regular initial vocational training curricula in the hotel and catering professions all over Europe, training centres, vocational schools and companies organise these in the framework of additional funding programmes, such as Leonardo da Vinci, national or regional programmes. However, equipment, time or qualification of staff are often inadequate to sufficiently prepare, tutor and follow-up training placements abroad. There is a high risk of failure, which may demoralise both trainee and hosting company, and may lead to a further loss of mobility opportunities for this group. A complementary tool is needed, which meets the specific learning environments, learning aims and didactic needs of inexperienced young learners in practice-based vocational training. The project developed an online learning tool which meets the following criteria: - It reproduces in a virtual world real work places in selected countries and companies with their specific linguistic and cultural setting (DE, FI, FR, IT, NL with English as “bridge” language) - It applies methodologies of authentic learning, non-judgemental experiential learning, and CLIL in integrating social and language skills in an intercultural setting - It is available free of charge on the internet and accessible from any place before, during and after a training placement abroad - It allows for tutored learning but does not require language teachers.



EUROPEAN LANGUAGES:

Bulgarian Irish Romanian
Czech Italian ok Slovak
Danish Latvian Slovene
Estonian Lithuanian Spanish
Finnish ok Maltese Swedish
French ok Dutch ok German ok
Greek Polish Hungarian
English ok Portuguese    

NON-EUROPEAN LANGUAGES:

Chinese Japanese
Turkish Russian
Other      

LEVELS OF LANGUAGE SKILL (CEFR):

A1 (Breakthrough) ok
A2 (Waystage) ok
B1 (Threshold)
B2 (Vantage)
C1 (Efficiency)
C2 (Mastery)

Remarks A2 solo per l'inglese


LANGUAGE AND INTERCULTURAL SKILLS:

Reading ok
Writing
Listening ok
Speaking
Interpersonal relationship skills ok
Communication skills
Inter-cultural skills ok
Nonverbal communication skills
Other  

Remarks

LANGUAGE CONTENT:

General language
Sectoral/vocationally oriented language ok
Cultural contents ok
Other  
Remarks Sviluppo del linguaggio tecnico del ricevimento e della ristorazione

TEACHING METHODS:

CLIL ok
Distance learning ok
Distance learning supported by online tutor
Classroom training
Blended learning
Cooperative learning
Other  

Remarks


USERS:

Students ok
Apprentices/trainees
Employed
Unemployed
Person seeking first job
Immigrants
Teachers/trainers
Other  

Remarks Studenti in situazione di svantaggio sociale-economico-culturale, con licenza di scuola media inferiore

PROFESSIONAL SECTOR:

Sector 1
Sector 2
Sector 3
Other  

Remarks

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:

Apprenticeship in Italian company
Apprenticeship in foreign company ok
Training/educational exchange - Italian environment
Training/educational exchange - foreign environment
Other  

Remarks Agli stage hanno partecipato 15 allievi


EUROPEAN AND/OR NATIONAL FUNDING:

Leonardo da Vinci Programme ok
Action of Leonardo da Vinci Programme
Socrates Programme
Erasmus Programme
Comenius Programme
Grundtvig Programme
Youth in Action Programme
Equal Initiative
European Social Fund
Local/regional initiatives
Private funding
Own funding
Other  

Remarks

PROJECT INNOVATIVE ASPECTS:

Planning
Content ok
Technologies ok
Teaching methods ok
Language
Users ok
Learning environment ok
Skills developped ok
Other  

Remarks Contenuto liberamente fruibile su Internet e metodologia e-learning in ambiente user-friendly per supportare il processo di apprendimento di studenti svantaggiati

LANGUAGE CERTIFICATIONS:

Certificate of participation to the course
Europass Language Passport
Other  

Remarks


EUROPEAN PRIORITIES:

Development of a language-friendly environment (2003)
Awareness-raising activities for language learning (2003)
Adult language learning within adult education and / or continuous vocational training paths (2004)
Awareness-raising activities for local, regional and national actors in the field of adult language learning (2004)
Content and Language Integrated learning (CLIL) (2005)
Initial and in service language teacher training (2006-2007)
Diversification of the languages on offer (2006-2007)
Inter-cultural dialogue (2008-2009) ok
Languages and business (2008-2009)
Language learning in the community (2010-2011)
Language skills as a preparation for work (2010-2011)

Remarks

NATIONAL PRIORITIES:

Improvement of teaching methods and materials addressed to adults (2008-2009)
Attention to adults and employed for competitiveness (2008)
Attention to adults and employed for placement, retention and progression in the labor market (2009)
Language learning for placement of young people in the labor market and transnational mobility (2010-2011)
Language learning for retention and progression of adults in the labor market (2010-2011)
Languages as key competences to tackle the economic and employment crisis (2011)

Remarks


PRODUCTS/TEACHING MATERIALS:

Typology
Training path
Handbook for teachers/trainers
Handbook for students
Workbook ok
Glossary ok
Test ok
Authentic material ok
Multimedia package ok
Other  
Specification field "other"  
Remarks Oltre 250 esercizi interattivi e glossario nelle 5 lingue target del progetto; Sito web www.becult.org e video realizzati in qualità di attori da altri giovani per facilitare l'apprendimento

Supports
Paper
CD-Rom
DVD/DIVX
Website ok
Audiovuisual ok
Other  
Specification field "other"  
Remarks