How to develop common vocabulary in specific subjects at vocational schools?


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Part One

TNAM Initiative / project description


How to develop common vocabulary in specific subjects at vocational schools?


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  • Continuous training
  • Intercultural learning
  • Language training
  • Lifelong learning
  • Social dialogue
  • Vocational guidance

Target Groups

  • Individuals
  • Groups


  • Best practice
  • New Skills Network


  • Education
  • Human Health and Social Work Activities
  • Other Service Activities

Educational sector

  • Vocational/Technical secondary
  • Adult Education Provider


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Part Two

TNAM results

1. LLP project or related resource

    Advancing vocational competences in foreign languages for paramedics.
    Aims of the project: to raise employability and vocational mobility of paramedics through VET competencies improvement in the field of development of VOLL skills by transfer of structure and methodology of Podcasting project as flexible didactic system, to raise paramedics competences on own labour market and foreign markets, to develop socially enhanced delivery system, to provide attractive VET training.

    Impact of the project: short-term impact on its immediate target groups through detecting their needs and preparing training offer that is suitable for them. Project will impact VET systems through providing the tool that could be used by various target groups and VET providers.

2. LLP project or related resource

    eCuisine – A model for interactive e-learning to enhance vocational conversation etc
    eCuisine is a project transferring knowledge and material established in existing language learning programs for schools and the wider field of vocational education and training into the field of gastronomy, hospitality and service.
    The national cuisine of Austria is in the centre of the project, together with additional dishes and drinks from the partners’ cuisines. Dishes are not just to be collected and translated as easily available in existing online dictionaries but also explained and described to enable people in the industry as well as in practice oriented educational programs to start vocational conversation with guests from project partner countries without barriers of grammar and vocabulary. To secure adequate resources for continuation after the end of the project, the partnership with software engineering enterprises and enterprises which have developed ordering devices for the restaurant use is an important and integrated module of the project.
    The consortium of the project is made up of well-established institutions involved in the hotel-tourism sector with experience and expertise in all aspects of catering and cooking. An in-depth needs-analysis with target groups will be carried out in each partner country to check the outcome of the research results and their applicability.

3. LLP project or related resource

    DISCO II – European Dictionary on Skills and Competences II
    DISCO II provides a much needed and so far at European level not available terminological support for the description and translation of knowledge, skills and competences in the context of labour market and education. Transparency and comparability of competences is supported by DISCO II, based on a common terminology offered for competence descriptions in European transparency instruments and learning outcome (LO) descriptions that can be used both in a labour market context as well as in an educational context or different ECVET and EQF implementation instruments. Thus DISCO II offers a basis for workforce and educational mobility within Europe and the transfer of competence based LO descriptions in education to labour market oriented skills and job profiles. DISCO II produced an adapted multilingual thesaurus including new languages and competence based LO phrases; a new website for DISCO II was created, including new functionalities to create, compare and translate qualification and occupational profiles as well as European transparency documents, like Europass CV, Certificate Supplements or Mobility Pass.
    The aim of the TOI project DISCO II was to bring together the labour market and the educational system via connecting skills and competences with LO, so it will further enhance the attractiveness of VET and mobility of employees, learners, and individuals within Europe. Based on the existing thesaurus of approx. 10,000 skills/competence terms in 7 languages (CZ, EN, FR, GE, HU, LT, SE) 3 new languages are introduced (IT, ES, SK). Furthermore the existing competence terms of the branches ‘health’, ‘social work’, ‘environment’, and ‘information technology’ are enlarged by phraseological competence and LO descriptions in 10 European languages (CZ, EN, ES, FR, GE, HU, IT, LT, SK, SE). The development of a multilingual taxonomy bridging education and work contributes to the work of DG EMPL, DG EAC and Cedefop who are intending to develop a common language of skills, competences and occupations: the ESCO-taxonomy.
    The European transparency instrument Certificate Supplements and national occupational profiles have been used to identify LO descriptions and new competence terms for the thesaurus.
    The project consortium consisted of experts in the field of VET and competence classifications, researchers, promoters of transparency documents, universities and educational consultancy institutions.

4. LLP project or related resource


Part Three

CB4LLP Action Plan

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Educational Sector

Non educational


Systems for quality monitoring

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Part Four

CB4LLP Impact analysis

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