Being one of the most active NGOs in Bulgaria, since 2000 Integra® Association joint following international projects under

Lifelong learning program (2007 - 2013);
Socrates Program;
Leonardo da Vinchi Program;
Joint Action Program - Ldv,Socr,Youth;
Community Action Program to Combat Social Exclusion 2002 - 2006;




Languages for Special Purposes

Leonardo da Vinci program

November 2001-October 2003

Coordinator: Centre for Enterprise and Business Development at Canterbury Christ Church University College
Partners from UK, France, Belgium, Nederland, Poland and Bulgaria.

Background
 
Realisation
 
Final products/Results

Background

The project aimed to tackle the issue of language skills, by acknowledging and addressing cultural and linguistic diversity. The content is innovative in that it is based on a "day in the life of…" scenario and have a generic framework, which can be adapted to all those sectors involved in the supply chain of the single market. This everyday scenario combines the use of industry specific vocabulary, in the first instance the transport industry, and the vocabulary of social interaction.

Realisation

Traditional language courses are not designed to fit in with the "on the road" lifestyle of freight drivers and few provide the specific knowledge for dealing with customs, police and other roadside situations.
The project designed, tested and disseminated the teaching material incorporated audiocassette materials. The Language for Special Purposes programme has developed a self-study package of learning and training materials designed to help drivers across Europe, throughout their working day. The package consists of a set of 10 language prompt cards in 12 language combinations including English, Bulgarian, French, German, Dutch and Polish, giving key words and phrases for 10 specific situations, which have been identified by the drivers and hauliers themselves. Additionally, a language course has been developed, an extension of the 10 situational cards. Cassettes accompany both the cards and language course.

Final Products/Results

The language prompt cards have been welcomed by the industry and commercial sales of these cards are the outcome.

Content and languages permutations available

Click on the link below to see and listen example of the front page of Customs and Documents card:



You also can see an example of the new Bulgarian - Spanish cards here. If you are interested and would like to have all 10 cards, please contact us.

More detailed information could be found on www.truckspeak.com

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