Title READY–STUDY–GO–AHEAD! Linguistic and Cultural Coaching in Initial Vocational Education
Project Number 2009-1-FI1-LEO05-01588
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Ready-Study-Go! project produced on-line learning material to be used before an on-the-job learning period abroad and during this period. The material is intended for hotel, restaurant and bakery sectors.
Ready-Study-Go-Ahead project transferred the innovation into vehicle sector and into new languages.
The material consists of different writing, listening and pronunciation exercises and takes into consideration different learning styles and learners at different levels.
Summary READY-STUDY-GO-AHEAD (2009-2011) followed the European Language Award 2008 winning Ready-Study-Go Leonardo Language project. RSG 2005-2008 was a project which planned and created e-learning packages for language and cultural training for an on-the-job learning period. The project was initiated by Omnia. The languages were Estonian, Finnish, French, German and Italian in the first project. The materials created consist of general language training package related to each participating country’s culture and of sector specific language and culture training packages. The sector specific language and cultural training material was developed for the hotel, restaurant and bakery sectors. The material consists of several different types of exercises combining professional and general vocabulary with cultural coaching and information on the work culture. Material supports different learning styles, visual, aural, read/write, and kinesthetic. The aim of the RSG-Ahead! (2009-2011) was to transfer the innovation to 3 new languages Spanish, Swedish and Turkish. Project created general language package in these 3 languages and sector specific packages for hotel&tourism, kitchen and service in Spanish and Turkish. In addition the original innovation was transferred to the vehicle sector. The vehicle package was created for Estonian, Finnish, French, Swedish and German. As transfer of innovation,the old material was modified to be more user friendly. Material is intended to be used by vocational students to prepare for their on-the-job learning period, teachers and work place instructors. Also employees of the on-the-job learners' will be able to use the material in their personnel training. Partnership:The material is developed by teams of vocational and language teachers. This enables development of language teaching integrated with vocational content. The partners in the project are experts in their own field of education and key actors have solid experience in trans-national projects and also in the dissemination of the result of the project. Network consists of 10 educational partners in 8 countries: 4 who participated in RSG 2005-2008: Omnia, Alasin Media, CFA and ITT and 6 new partners: Kehtna, Istanbul EA Hotel and Restaurant School, Soltau, University of Alicante, Örebro and Lapin ammattiopisto. LAO will act as a monitoring partner in the project, monitoring the transferability of the innovation into Social and Health Care field. In addition we have 4 associated partners who will participate in dissemination and evaluation. Working language is English. Impact :The objective of the project was to improve language and cross-cultural skills of the people involved in vocational education. The tools, language and couching materials developed in RSG-Ahead project promotes mobility in Europe.
Students going abroad for their on-the-job learning period can learn the target language related to their profession and get to know the working culture in the target country. The students can also benefit from the material during their on-the-job learning period abroad.
In addition to preparation the material is suitable to use in vocational language teaching, guiding foreign trainees in a company and as well as self -learning material.
Language and culture learning material was earlier produced in Italian, French, German, Finnish and Estonian languages. In Ready-Study-Go-Ahead new material was be produced in Spanish, Turkish and Swedish.
Open and distance learning
Utilization and distribution of results
Transportation and Storage
Accommodation and Food Service Activities
Information and Communication
material for open learning
open and distance learning
General language and culture learning material.
Materials are available in Finnish, French, Estonian, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.
Sector specific language and culture learning materials are available for restaurant, bakery and hotel sectors and vehicle sector.
The sector specific materials combine language learning with the working culture in each country.