Title EuroTraffic Language Training (ETRALT)
Project Number 2011-1-SI1-LEO05-2789
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text People involved in travelling by road are daily involved in problem situations on the road like accidents, breakdowns, document control, sobriety tests, asking for or giving directions etc. Handling and solving such situations often takes a lot of time due to the lack of basic communication skills in the language understood by all involved - drivers, policemen, breakdown services. The need for a quality linguistic and cultural preparation for all mobility actions has been pointed out at many conferences on the European and national level. There is a gap in well structured, modernized (ICT-based), vocationally and cross-curricular oriented language materials for teaching/learning of foreign languages in renewed VET programmes (modules). Finally, the project offers a time and cost saving solution for learning workplace related foreign language in a form of a free ICT based and user-friendly online course as a part of further training activities.
The project focuses on the acquisition of basic communication skills needed in the road traffic sector. The main aim of the project is to develop a clearly structured and audio-visually supported language learning material in the form of a free web-based language course as a transparent tool for linguistic preparation for mobility, for teaching workplace-related language learning at traffic and police schools and for providing language learning support to the professionals of the target sector. The course contents are based on the evaluation of the needs analysis covering the main target groups.
The results of the project will fill the gap in modern, cross-curricular vocationally oriented language teaching/learning materials by making the course applicable for integration into the curriculum, respond to the needs of transport enterprises for a time-saving and user-friendly language training course which can be used either for guided learning or self-study. They will also offer help to professionals in the traffic sector and frequent road travellers to communicate more efficiently in most frequent problem situations on the road.
Description The project consortium consists of 5 partners from Ireland, Finland, Croatia and Slovenia.The main goal is to provide frequent road travellers (professional and private) with free online tool for learning and practising the basic communication in problem situations on the road.It will be audio-visual supported to raise motivation and make learning more user-friendly. The target groups are people employed in the traffic sector (policemen, professional drivers, breakdown service workers and last but not least, all frequent travellers by road for business or private purpose.
Transportation and Storage
Information and Communication
material for open learning
Product information The main product will be the e-learning platform Languages for work with integrated free online language course "Eurotraffic Language Training" (ETRALT.