Title The compulsory traineeship and the improvement of the linguistic ability in the EU candidate country of Slovenia. The comparison of bilingualism in the border regions of southern Carinthia and the coastal regions of Slovenia.
Project Number A/02/A/F/PL-124.769
Project Type Mobility - initial vocational training IVT
Individual Participation Not possible
Marketing Text Three students (1 male, 2 female) of the 3rd from of the Secondary College for Occupation in the Service Industries Management (HLW St. Peter) did ...
Three students (1 male, 2 female) of the 3rd from of the Secondary College for Occupation in the Service Industries Management (HLW St. Peter) did their twelve-week compulsory traineeship from 9th June to 31th August 2002 in the first-class hotels Bernardin and Metropol in Portorož in Slovenia.
Since these students have to pass a Preliminary Exam for their Final Leaving Examination in the subjects Cooking and Service at the end of this school year, the compulsory traneeship in these first-class hotels was extremely important for them.
Our school is bilingual (bilingual instruction in German and Slovenian in all Subjects). Therefore our students have to use during the exams both languages. Since the tree students concerned learn Slovenia as a second language, the twelve-week stay in Slovenia was very important for them.
During their stay in Portorož our students had the opportunity to communicate in Slovenian and Italian every day. During their stay they also had the task to explore the practical bilingualism in tourism in the Slovenian coastal province Primorje and to compare it with the southern part of Carinthia. THus they had plenty of opportunity to deal with both Slovenian and Italian languages.
Furthermore many English speaking tourists like to visit this area of Slovenia and our students also hat the chance to improve their knowledge of English. They have all improved their linguistic abilities in all languages concerned.
During the compulsory traineeship the students were looked after and given advice by educated tutors in both hotels. Furthermore they regularly attended staff meeting. Thus they learned the organisation of a 5-star hotel. In the Hotel & Resorts Bernardin the students were imployed in the service, in the Metropol hotel our candidate was imployed in the kitchen, service and reception.
Additionally our students had the opportunity the learn during their stay at the hotels a lot about open mindedness, safety, friendliness, attention, sense of tact, tolarance, readiness for use and discipline.
Our trainees returned from their traineeship in Slovenia and showed a lot of self-confidence, independence, interest in tourism and enthusiasm.