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Removing linguistics barrier

The training activity took place
in Annecy - France
organised by French National Agency
September 2009

Aims & objectives

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
ยท 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
o exercises and simulation games on intercultural teamwork

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

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 from 9 countries

Training methods used & main activities

- Focus on speaking English
o Short and varied exercises
o both individual work and small groups

Outcomes of the activity

Some participants have implemented projects together, meaning they were finally feeling able to design, and implement international project, using english as communication language.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

In charge of the preparation with the hosting organisation
Pedagogical coordination
In charge of the intercultural and group dynamic dimensions

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

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