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Removing Linguistic Barriers - Spain

Training Course

2-8 October 2011 | El Escorial, Madrid, Spain

This training course aims to improve communication skills in English for the development of international youth projects within the framework of the Youth in Action programme
• Target group: youth workers, people working in NGOs, associations, local authorities or governmental services, involved in the Youth in Action programme, who feel that their lack or weakness of practice of the English language is a barrier: o in their effort to network and build partnerships o to present and explain the reality of their organisation and their work o to prepare efficiently a project with their partners o to express clearly their objectives, aims or wishes… • Group size: 25 participants from different Youth in Action programme Countries. • Aims and objectives: o to give the participants enough confidence in using English to develop European projects under the YiA programme o to improve their practice in English related to international youth work o to understand intercultural situations in international team work and partnership • Programme elements: o concrete exercises related to international youth work (for example, presentation of your organisation, elaboration of a youth exchange programme, phone calls with a partner, etc.) o knowledge and vocabulary of the European Youth in Action programme o basic grammar and general vocabulary to survive in an English speaking environment o exercises and simulation games on intercultural teamwork • Methods: o focus on speaking English o short and varied exercises o both individual work and small groups • Trainers: o Juan RATTO-NIELSEN: trainer from Spain specialised in intercultural learning. o Patty KEY: an English teacher, coming from Canada and living in Great Britain, specialised in teaching English to non-native speakers.

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Training overview


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This Training Course is

for 25 participants

from Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth policy makers

Working language(s):



Spanish NA (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Álvaro Díaz Cuevas

Fax: 34 91 363 76 49

Website: http://www.juventudenaccion.injuve.es


Phone: 34 91 363 76 58


Hosting and programme costs are covered by Spanish National Agency. Please contact your sending NA to find out if travel costs are reimbursed.
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