Brussels, 31 January 2012                            Languages for BusinessThe experience of the Lifelong Learning Program...
contents•   How is KA2 doing•   Languages and Business as a priority•   Tendencies•   Some examples•   What about the rest...
How is KA2 - Languages doing (1/2)• The challenges of financing multilingualism   • Transversal   • All languages   • Mult...
How is KA2 - Languages doing (2/2)140120100 80                                                   Submitted                ...
Languages and Business as a priority                                       5
Languages and Business as a priorityPriority in 2007•   Projects that target acquisition of competence in languages with t...
Languages and Business as a priorityPriority 2009 and 2010•   reinforcing language competences relevant to the workplace i...
Languages and Business as a priority Statistics from the 2010 and 2011 KA2 call – Slightly increasing interest in submissi...
Tendencies             9
Tendencies• Typology of projects   – Multilateral projects (no priority under Networks)   – But 1 Network on policies for ...
Examples           11
Some examples (1)EUROCATOS - European Catering &Hospitality Language Training Course•   Training course for use in the    ...
Some examples (2)PELLIC - Practice Enterprise forLanguage Learning & InterculturalCommunication                       •   ...
Some examples (3)BE MY GUEST - Russian forEuropean Hospitality•   Russian training course for use in    the professional t...
Some examples (4)CHINESE.COM - Competences inElementary Chinese as a mean toimprove competitiveness ofEuropean Union compa...
Some examples (5)Promacolt- Promoting MatchingCompetences in Language Training                                      http:/...
Some examples (6)LILAMA NETWORK - LinguisticPolicy for Labour Market•   ...born with the mission of being a    mutual lear...
What about the rest of the LLP?                                  18
The Lifelong Learning Programme                    New call for proposals EAC/27/11                    Deadlines 02/02/1...
Priorities (1) Call 2012ERASMUSCooperation between higher education institutions andenterprises   •   Promote business inp...
Priorities (2) Call 2012LEONARDO DA VINCI (TOI – decentralised level)Promotion of the acquisition of key competences in VE...
... example                                    •   A portal providing services to                                        o...
Lessons learntPositive•   Focus•   Increasing demand•   Projects are well implemented•   Relevant areas are addressed•   T...
Lessons learntWhat needs to be tackled•   Enhanced participation of the business world•   Awareness raising•   Materials v...
KA2 info and contact                 KA2 – Languages Helpdesk              EACEA-LANGUAGES@ec.europa.eu                   ...
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  • Transversal to all educational sectors and even beyondWorld languages, regional languagesEmployability, intercultural needs, specific languages, general language needs, which languages ect.Many priorities: regional/minority languages, inclusion, teachers, early language learning, CLIL, etc.
  • Internalcomments201024 applications on L&B (priority 3) on 89 MPssubmitted = 27%6 applications on L&Bselected on 24 selectedMPs = 25%201135 applications on L&B (priority 1)on 104 MPssubmitted = 34%5 applications on L&Bselected on 20 selectedMPs = 25%
  • Haute Ecole Louvain en Hainaut asbl, in partnershipwithUniversities, business service providers, technologistslanguage training package already available in 7 languages (EN, ES, FR, GL, NL, NO and SI) to all vocational training organisations, hotel groups and SME's in the catering industry (for free), as the result of our previous project under Leonardo da Vinci. So far, it has been awarded several prizes in different countries : the European Language Label in Slovenia, Belgium, Norway, Ireland and Spain and the CALICO Award in the USA
  • Languages for business: the experience of the lifelong learning programme (centralised actions) Peter Birch

    1. 1. Brussels, 31 January 2012 Languages for BusinessThe experience of the Lifelong Learning Programme (centralised actions) Peter BIRCH Head of Sector: ICT, Languages and Roma Education Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency
    2. 2. contents• How is KA2 doing• Languages and Business as a priority• Tendencies• Some examples• What about the rest of the LLP?• Lessons learnt 2
    3. 3. How is KA2 - Languages doing (1/2)• The challenges of financing multilingualism • Transversal • All languages • Multiple needs• Average budget across the years has been 10 M € 3
    4. 4. How is KA2 - Languages doing (2/2)140120100 80 Submitted Approved 60 Success Rate 25.77 34.09 38.16 26.73 22.50 40 20 0 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 4
    5. 5. Languages and Business as a priority 5
    6. 6. Languages and Business as a priorityPriority in 2007• Projects that target acquisition of competence in languages with the objectives of improving intercultural understanding and making Europe more competitive and attractive in a global context (e.g. Chinese, Hindi, Arabic, Russian, Japanese and Korean);Priority 2008• Reinforcing the acquisition of competence in languages to improve intercultural dialogue in Europe and its competitiveness in a globalised context 6
    7. 7. Languages and Business as a priorityPriority 2009 and 2010• reinforcing language competences relevant to the workplace in order to improve the integration of individuals in enterprises and enhance European competitiveness;Platforms restricted call (2010) CELANPriority in 2011 and 2012• Cooperation between the worlds of education, training and work – Projects aiming at reinforcing language competences relevant to the workplace in order to improve (the integration of individuals in enterprises) employability and enhance European competitiveness 7
    8. 8. Languages and Business as a priority Statistics from the 2010 and 2011 KA2 call – Slightly increasing interest in submission (27 to 34% from 2010 to 2011) – Stable success rate at 25% for the L&B priority 35% 30% 25% 20% 34% 27% 25% 25% 15% 10% 5% 0% % of L&B applications received % of selected L&B applications Call 2010 Call 2011 8
    9. 9. Tendencies 9
    10. 10. Tendencies• Typology of projects – Multilateral projects (no priority under Networks) – But 1 Network on policies for languages to enhance employability (Lilama)• Focus – Development of materials – Experimenting pedagogical approaches – Needs analysis• Content – World languages: Chinese, Arabic, Russian – Specific professional language: Tourism, ICT, Medical, Agriculture, Maritime, Construction – Enterprises assessment needs - Methodologies (and use of IT) Intercultural skills 10
    11. 11. Examples 11
    12. 12. Some examples (1)EUROCATOS - European Catering &Hospitality Language Training Course• Training course for use in the professional hospitality sectors of reception, kitchen and restaurant service• Online courses in 11 languages, EN, FR, ES, NL, NO, GL, DE, FI, European Language Label Awards and IT, PL, GA. CALICO award in USA• Levels A1-A2 www.eurocatering.org http://www.eurocathos.eu 12
    13. 13. Some examples (2)PELLIC - Practice Enterprise forLanguage Learning & InterculturalCommunication • PE context into an open source virtual language learning environment (VLE) • student groups employed by companies studying English e.g. of activities: planning company web pages, sending electronic newsletters, e-mails, making phone calls, sending business letters, arranging virtual meetings http://www.pellic.eu/ 13
    14. 14. Some examples (3)BE MY GUEST - Russian forEuropean Hospitality• Russian training course for use in the professional tourism & www.russianonline.eu hospitality sectors• Web based tool for autonomous learning of the Russian language at A level. 14
    15. 15. Some examples (4)CHINESE.COM - Competences inElementary Chinese as a mean toimprove competitiveness ofEuropean Union companies• Training course to improve competitiveness of European companies by means of acquisition of competences in Chinese language and cultural understanding. www.chinesecom.eu 15
    16. 16. Some examples (5)Promacolt- Promoting MatchingCompetences in Language Training http://www.promacolt.eu/project Analysis of language competences needed in real working situations and proposal for matching language learning to these needs 16
    17. 17. Some examples (6)LILAMA NETWORK - LinguisticPolicy for Labour Market• ...born with the mission of being a mutual learning platform for the exchange and dissemination of guidelines, best practises and policy recommendations• ... for to the design and www.lilama.org implementation of linguistic policies oriented to labour market needs 17
    18. 18. What about the rest of the LLP? 18
    19. 19. The Lifelong Learning Programme  New call for proposals EAC/27/11  Deadlines 02/02/12 and 01/03/2012  http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/llp/funding/2012/index_en.php Comenius Erasmus Leonardo da Vinci GrundtvigSchool education Higher education & Vocational education advanced training and training Adult education L a n g u a g e s a n d w o r l d o f w o r k Transversal Programme4 key activities – KA1 Policy Cooperation; KA2 Languages; KA3 ICT KA4 Dissemination and exploitation of results (valorisation) Jean Monnet Programme 3 key activities – Jean Monnet Action; European Institutions; European associations 19
    20. 20. Priorities (1) Call 2012ERASMUSCooperation between higher education institutions andenterprises • Promote business input into course design for curricula modernisation • Develop educational services for enterprises such as tailor-made courses for upgrading knowledge and skills of employees 20
    21. 21. Priorities (2) Call 2012LEONARDO DA VINCI (TOI – decentralised level)Promotion of the acquisition of key competences in VET • Vocationally oriented language learning • Content and language integrated learning • Approaches for adapting language learning to needs and possibilities of pupils and traineesDevelopment and transfer of mobility strategies in VET • Support the participation of SMEs and placements in enterprises (business can also send apprentices) • Transfer models for reciprocal exchanges of trainees, particularly apprentices in enterprises 21
    22. 22. ... example • A portal providing services to overcome mobility barriers: – Work placements agents – Vocational language profiles – Intercultural aspects – E-learning modules for language learning and intercultural communicationEU-MOVE - The European Mobility portal for vocational educationand training (LdV) http://www.evta.net/eumoveportal/index.html 22
    23. 23. Lessons learntPositive• Focus• Increasing demand• Projects are well implemented• Relevant areas are addressed• The piloting component is being well used• Diversification of themes 23
    24. 24. Lessons learntWhat needs to be tackled• Enhanced participation of the business world• Awareness raising• Materials vs strategies, methodologies, pedagogical approaches• Needs assessment 24
    25. 25. KA2 info and contact KA2 – Languages Helpdesk EACEA-LANGUAGES@ec.europa.eu Details on Key Activity 2 http://ec.europa.eu/education/llp/doc1943_en.htm This presentation Slideshare...thanks! 25

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