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Start date: Jul 1, 2014, End date: Jun 30, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Project'Context/historical : Pierre Doriole Vocational school has been involved for fourteen years in European mobility projects in accordance with the general school project. The mobilities have been realised thanks to the projects Léonardo, now ERASMUS + and as part of our European sections existing since the beginning of these mobilities. This project has enabled us to perpetuate and widen the European opening of our school. The aims For our school : This project has been realized to perpetuate and widen the European opening of our school. We offer the possibility to our students, coming more than often from unprivileged backgrounds, to open their minds towards Europe through different European projects, with as a main directive line the theme number 3 of our school project: " developing the European culture ". This project also allows our school to stand out at the academic level by valuing and revitalizing the vocational training and the European opening. The teachers have increased their professional skills thanks to the training abroad and consequently they are able to adapt their teaching skills as a real guarantee of seriousness for future projects. For our participants : This project 'pros are: the improvement of their qualification, the adding value to their professional skills and know-hows, the perspective for them for a better inclusion on the work market especially considering transnational professional prospects, the gradual awareness of their European citizenship, the development of their languages skills operational in companies, the fact they get a recognized qualification such as the Europass mobility, Europass language, EuroMobipro, certifications, letters of business and language training certificates. For the teacher who did the mobility  The language immersion of the Non Linguistic Subject teacher ( DNL) in Malta for 2 weeks has enabled her to : see and experiment working methods, recover professional documents. The target is then to realize professional cases with real documents and better prepare students for their mobility and further examinations. strengthen and improve professional vocabulary. This mobility phase is a true asset for teacher and students, and give credibility to our European sections which Erasmus+ mobilities are realized for. widen the European aspects of the lessons, with information regarding this new Erasmus partner (culture, policy, geography and economy...) For our partnership We put forward quality cooperation with our existing European partners. As a consequence, cooperation with our contacts in Ireland and Spain are strengthened and perpetuated. And we have widened our project to a new partner situated in Malta who in addition proposes an immersion internship for the teacher. Number and participants'profils The participants are students between 16 and 18 years old, from 2nd year of BTEC National in commerce (sales principles) and office administration, motivated to experiment an internship abroad, and attending lessons in the European section – English or Spanish - since their first year. These classrooms are composed with 15 students, and 2/3 are female, as most of them come from a disadvantage background. Description of the activities The mobility lasts 4 weeks. This project needs a great preliminary work as well as an exploitation and promotion of the acquired skills at the end of the mobility. The period of mobility of our students takes place over their period of compulsory internship during their curriculum. It is then done in the 2nd year of their school training. The first year is dedicated to the in-depth study of language in a supplementary lesson and to the European opening. The 2nd is devoted to the in depth study of professional vocabulary in real professional scenarii; and then the final year allows the use of the mobility, the preparation for the High National Diploma and the specific professional test of European section. Thus the second year is the most sensible period in terms of linguistic, cultural and professional preparation. Results and incidence reached For the students: increasing language, professional and know-how skills, discovering European countries, gaining a better motivation and involving in their studies, having a better preparation for their diploma language tests and adopting a greater reflection regarding their future studies. For our school : the promotion for our training and for our students, development of our project culture and specifically projects with international opening, school energy enhancement, better teaching work.
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