We invited by mail teachers from Łódź and other adjacent cities for the presentation, which was given in Polish. We presented the website and gave general description of the Be Multilingual project and the tools which can be used in their teaching profession. There were mainly language teachers (German, English and Spanish) and a few students. Some of the teachers are studying at the University of Humanities and Economics in Łódź doing post graduate courses. They were also invited to the Łódźstock 2009 festival afterwards, which we also treated as a nice form of encouragement for them to take part in the presentation meeting. All the people present were listening attentively and at the end they asked a few questions about details of the projects, also it’s practical use and application.
We arranged a stand with Be–Multilingual posters and leaflets during two sessions: one in the morning and one in the afternoon in different places of the University of Humanities and Economics. There were quite a lot of people at this time at the University as it was the exam time for both weekend students and Polish Virtual University students. The students of PVU had been informed beforehand about the event. There are lots of people from tourism industry studying there on-line, doing either B.A., M.A or post graduate courses. The target group we were interested in were mainly students of Marketing and Management who specialised in tourism and hospitality management. Many of these people run their own family businesses, boarding houses, guest houses or small hotels. They were really interested in the offer and we gave them a lot of practical information about the website and the prospective material they can come across. These two sessions were really fruitful as there were people from many different cities in Poland and from abroad. There were also other language teachers who did not participate in the presentation on Saturday and who got sufficient information in a direct conversation.
We invited by mail teachers from Legnica, Przemyśl, Koszalin respectively for the presentation, which was given in Polish. We presented the website and gave general description of the Be Multilingual project and the tools which can be used in their teaching profession. There were mainly language teachers (German, English and Spanish).
Presentation of the Project (PP3) to general public invited by the NA. Project Video. Dissemination by NA project fair (distribution of leaflets)
Presentation of the Project (PP3) to presse representatives. Project Video. Dessimination by NA project fair (distribution of leaflets)
Formal Presentation of the Project (PP2). Project Video. Discussion the importance of the project in professional tourism sector training
Presentation of the Project (PP1). Hands-on sessions using the Be Multilingual platform and take part in lively discussion rounds materials produced by PT.
Attempt to further use the project results in Romania.
Debate on the relevance and importance of this project in the business sector in general and the tourism sector in particular.
Presentation and discussion about training method and tools
The stakeholders were convocated to talk about project transferability and to participate in the validation phase.
During two days this target group had the opportunity to in deeply get to know the project through the informative stand.
The project “Be Multilingual” was presented in the framework of the one-day BEST Open Air Summer Event in Vienna/Austria on July 3rd 2009.
More than 150 guests, among them (foreign language) teachers and trainers, educational experts and managers, tourism SME representatives and relevant stakeholders were invited to a project presentation, hands-on sessions using the Be Multilingual platform and take part in lively discussion rounds.
The project attracted much interest among participants, in particular by its flexible, diverse and innovative approach.
The seminar took place in September 2009. 26 participants took part in the seminar including project partners. Our multipliers were invited persons responsible for language teaching or working in tourist organisations from partners’ countries as well as from Latvia and Norway.
First part of the seminar concerned presentation of the project, its idea and main activities.
The film “Be Multilingual”, a product of the project was as introduction to the workshops on the three approaches implemented in the project:
- self directed learning
- content related learning
- family learning.
All three approached were presented to the audience; the workshops were focused on the practical use of the approaches in the process of language learning. During the workshops, all participants had possibility to discus the usefulness and valorisation of the products after the end of the project lifetime.
On April 16. 2009 the project coordinator presented the project to the teachers and talked about the three methodologies, the outcomes and finally the web page.
Afterwards all participants took part in an open debate about the project and gave their opinions and ideas about it.
Overall the teachers found the description of the three methodologies interesting and thought the web page is a good learning support for learners and teachers.
Altogether 300 people participated at this event on September 9th. 2009, private persons , associations , organisations Many visitors showed enormous interest in the concept of Be Multilingual.
Talked and informed about the project.
Altogether 200 people participated at this event on March 25. 2009, teachers, students and consultants from various educational organisations, regional job agencies and training agencies. Many visitors showed enormous interest in the concept of Be Multilingual.
On January 10. 2009 35 representatives of several interested groups met for a presentation of the project and its tools. After the presentation there was a exchange and identification of needs.
On 25th of September (2009) an official event “European Language day” was organized by the Centre of Foreign Languages (Vytautas Magnus University). Different foreign languages were presented by slides, presentations, performances, posters, flyers etc. The Be Multilingual project and its outputs were also presented to a big audience: to teachers, students (prospective teachers / trainers / employees in tourism sector), and administrative staff.
The participants had possibility to give questions about the project, its approaches and products. They could comment the platform, the website.
Since the Lithuanian version was still under construction participants took flyers for checking it later. The handbook (English version) by some teachers was positively commented as well. However, they are looking forward to see the Lithuanian version.
In order to enhance the visibility of the project and demonstrate our products , the coordinating institution VHS Cham took part in Expolingua fairs, where the total amount of participants was about 10 000 visitors. There were also 180 exhibitors from more than 30 countries present. During 3 days of fairs we had presented our handbook in partners’ languages. Each visitor could try our learning platform with exercises choosing a language or concept e.g. self-directed or family learning. Addtionally the handbooks were available for education providers. Participation in fairs was an opportunity to introduce the concepts implemented in the project to language teachers, language providers but also to learners (especially to increase interest in self-directed learning). The presentation of the project was accompanied by a project movie, dissemination of project’s flyers, posters and lanyard keychains with logo Be Multilingual.