Exploring the British world of work - working in a..
Exploring the British world of work - working in an intercultural context
Start date: Jul 25, 2015,
End date: Jul 24, 2016
WEX Shrewsbury 2015/16 is submitted by BHAK Neumarkt (Vocational College of Business Administration), initiated by the English teacher and history teacher and will be executed in 2015/16. 16 students will participate. The following teachers are reponsible for the project planning, execution and evaluation in Austria:
Mag. Sabine Panker (contact person for project), Mag. Andrea Graf (Business Science).
a) improving the skills and key competences of our pupils in VET
- insights into English world of work
- active participation in work processes
- application and improvement of language skills through immersion in work place and host family,
- strenghtening of the social and intercultural competences and their personal development.
b) The participating pupils are supposed to enlarge the language and business skills acquired while attending the HAK Neumarkt/
International Business Branch.
The project is meant to reduce the pupils - future workforce - reserves of working abroad, increase their willingness for mobility and also enhance their chances on the labour market.
c) It is the aim to improve the abilities and skills of the students on different levels. Staying with a host family as the only German speaking guest develops their self-reliance and self-responsibility and offers the opportunity to immerse totally in the everyday and work life in the host country and to try out and consolidate their English.
Different to a pure language project the students gain experience in work life through personal contact with their employers, colleagues or customers. The relation of this project to real life can never be attained at school, as engaged as the teachers might be.
The culture and characteristics of a foreign county can be introduced at school too, but only the immersion in the respective country's everyday life can achieve real understanding.
Due to the fact that the students will have worked on the project "Exploring the British world of work - working in an intercultural context" in advance the WEX project is not an isolated, single event but embedded in a long-term project that aims to wake, and develop the students readiness to work and act beyond national borders throughout Europe.
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