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Linguistic Work Out! English Communication for Youth In Action Projects

The training activity took place
in Calarreona., Spain
organised by (Action 4.3)
2010-05-22 - 2010-05-29
Reference person

Jan Gasiorowski

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Aims & objectives

The aim of this training course is to provide practical tools to participants to improve their communication skills in English for international youth work within the framework of Youth in Action Programme.

1. To provide participants with practical tools to “unblock” and improve their English language skills.

2. To develop strategies to handle communications in international Youth Work.

3. To help participants improve their existing communication skills in English in order to develop international projects in the field of youth work.

4. To rehearse practical situations where English communication is required (presentations of their jobs and tasks, presentations of their organisations, project design and presentation, etc.)

5. To provide information and vocabulary about the Youth in Action Programme.

6. To develop English communication strategies to tackle cultural differences in order to facilitate understanding in intercultural and international environments.

7. To facilitate the building of long-lasting partnerships among participants’ organisations for future collaboration in YIA projects.

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

23 participants from different European countries (Slovakia, Spain, Czech Republic, Sweden, Poland, France, Spain, Romania, Italy, Hungary and Estonia)

Training methods used & main activities

The methodology used in this training activity is based on non-formal education and it is fully functional and topic-related. The TC is aimed at encouraging communication among the participants through simulation activities and communication exercises.

Outcomes of the activity

By the end of the TC, participants felt more confident when speaking, especially in front of a group; communication was less stressful. The majority of the participants were motivated and took an active part in the course and will go on to organise projects or exchanges based on the activities during the course. Youthpass certificates were issued accordingly.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Full time trainer specialised in Intercultural Communication and Teamwork.

I worked on this training for 7 days as a full time trainer.

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