The Second Meeting of the New Erasmus+ project „Language skills and intercultural issues in the hospitality industry: Unity in diversity in the EU labour market” in Vilnius, Lithuania (24)
The Second Meeting of the New Erasmus+ project „Language skills and intercultural issues in the hospitality industry: Unity in diversity in the EU labour market” in Vilnius, Lithuania.
The second meeting for the Erasmus+ project “Language skills and intercultural issues in the hospitality industry: Unity in diversity in the EU labour market” (Project No.: 2016-1-HR01-KA202-022160) was held in Vilnius, the capital city of Lithuania, where we were welcomed by Turiba University collaboration partners Vilnius Business College. The meeting was held from 25 to 28 January, 2017.
This project is a continuation of our successful project „Key Skills for European Union Hotel Staff” (Project No.: 2014-1-HR01-KA2014-007224) in which the Department of Languages collaborated with five EU partners in creating language learning materials in 12 languages for A2/B1 language levels as well as the materials for learning English at C1 level. The materials developed can be accessed on http://esolams.si/elearning/ and we recommend them for self-study to increase the foreign language competence.
The new “Unity in Diversity” project will be implemented during the period of 1st September 2016 – 31st August 2018. It intends to elaborate and enhance the results attained in the previous project by adding four new languages to the existing 12 – Lithuanian, Czech, Swedish and Turkish, by expanding C1 English course and creating new modules in 16 languages for A1 language level.
Turiba University was represented by the head of the Language Department, prof. Ineta Lūka and the lecturers of the Language Department, Mg.philol. Valērija Maļavska and Mg.comp.sc. Sundars Vaidesvarans. The focus of the meeting was introducing attractive and innovative elements in language teaching/learning. On the first day we enjoyed a lecture on using gamification elements in university studies delivered by the visiting lecturer Marius Kalinauskas “Gamification Applied for Learning. Benefits and Challenges”, as well as under the guidance of Dr. Violeta Jadzgevičiene and Dr. Gitana Čechamiriene we had a chance to experience hands-on workshop „Virtual Learning Environment. Moodle plug-ins with Gamification Elements” on how to use them for language teaching on Moodle platform. The second and third day of the meeting were devoted to various project issues. We could also enjoy the cultural program organised by our hosts.
The next meeting will be held in Riga, at Turiba University from 26 to 29 April, 2017.
Latvian project members are grateful to our Lithuanian colleagues for their hospitality and excellent organization of the meeting.
Detailed information regarding the project is available on the project webpage: www.languages4all.eu
Dr.paed., prof. Ineta Lūka
Head of the Department of Languages
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