Title BID – Qualification in German for people working in elder care. Linguistic and intercultural competences for self-employed people in elder care from Eastern Europe
Project Number LLP-LDV-TOI-12-AT-0009
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text Background of “BID – Qualification in German for people working in elder care” was/is the societal situation with increasing demand for elderly care. This care is often done by women from Central and Eastern European countries (CEEC). Very often this causes within the everyday work linguistically and cultural challenges. Aim of the project was to prepare learning materials in German and information about the professional conduct of “elder care” in Austria and Germany. These materials should be available in the languages of the project consortium on the project website www.bid-projekt.eu (Link „BID products“). In this project ten institutions from eight countries (Germany, Bulgaria, Poland, Rumania, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary and Austria) have taken part.
Summary The main aim of the project was to prepare a learning portfolio for self-employed persons working in the area of elderly care. It supports the German and intercultural knowledge for the target group resp. more cultural sensitivity.
Description The demand of elderly care in Western Europe is increasing. This intensive growing need for people working in this area is often covered with “Personenbetreuer/innen” (people who work in elderly care often 24-hours-care) from CEEC. Knowledge in German from people out of these countries who are already working in Germany or Austria or are interested in this profession is already existing, adequate communicational, acoustic and reading competences as well as knowledge of the professional jargon within elderly care and intercultural competences are not always on hand. Aim of BID was to prepare learning materials in German that can be downloaded from an e-learning platform and used by people who work in elderly care.
Open and distance learning
Activities of Households as Employers; Undifferentiated Goods- and Services-Producing Activities of Households for Own Use
Human Health and Social Work Activities
open and distance learning
material for open learning
Product information The main outcome of this project was a learning portfolio with two self placement tests, self-learning modules to acquire the professional jargon “German” as well as 13 Info-dossiers with relevant intercultural information for people who work in elderly care. The self placement tests and the self-learning modules were provided in German, the mother tongues of the CEEC were involved consequently for instructions, explanations and learning tips etc. The Info-dossiers and the language dossiers are available in the specific mother tongue.