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HELLO! – Holistic English Language Learning Opportunities

The training activity took place
in Sigulda, Latvia
organised by NA of YiA in Latvia

Aims & objectives

The training targeted social workers and young people they work with from the three Baltic states to build their confidence through the use of English to develop and implement inclusive international projects within Youth in Action programme. Participants were willing and interested in developing future international projects but felt they lacked confidence to cooperate in English. The training course dealt with language issues and specific vocabulary of YiA programme.

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

Particpants of the training course came from the three Baltic states - Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

Training methods used & main activities

We used non-formal learning methods - group work, simulation activities, language animation methods.

Outcomes of the activity

For many of the participants this was the first international training experience. One of the most valuable feedbacks for the outcomes of the training course is their willingness to apply for and participate in other international training courses and youth exchanges - this means their confidence level has risen and they are ready to work in English. Though some partnerships were formed during the course, so far we have not heard of any concrete projects that have come out of this training course.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was a trainer in a team of two trainers, therefore I was a full-time trainer starting from planning and designing to implementing and evaluating the training course.

I worked on this training for 5 days as a full time trainer.

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