Be multilingual! – Raising motivation of foreign language learners by implementing modern ways of learning in the tourist sector

In many European countries the tourist sector includes not only big hotel chains and services offered by travel agencies but also a great number of small tourist pensions, hotels, agro tourist services, small restaurants etc. which are mostly run by whole families including grandparents, parents, children and other employees as a “family business”. For this target group the ability to use foreign languages is an essential factor for raising competitiveness and entrepreneurship in the tourist sector.

Last but not least, learning of foreign languages makes people more open and understanding for various cultures and views.

The main objective of the project is to develop and promote methodologies to motivate language learners (people working in the tourist sector) and to enhance their capacity for language learning.

  • In addition to this, our partnership aims to develop a concept of foreign language training by employing learning contents that reflect the business needs and interests of the target group. This concept will include the principle of self-directed and family learning of foreign languages, also for people from rural areas, working in the tourist sector.

Our aim is to collect and adapt contextualised products:

  1. learning tools for potential learners working in the tourist sector
  2. teaching tools for language teachers and trainers in order to motivate learners and to use modern ways of learning especially in the tourist sector.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
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