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HLW-Deutschlandsberg in Europa 2015
Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Concise Project Report Eleven students in the third year of the HLW Deutschlandsberg are involved in the project entitled “HLW-Deutschlandsberg in Europa 2015”. The basis of this project is the SchUG (School Education Act) which foresees a three month internship for students in the third and fourth year of Austrian vocational schools. In an attempt to encourage student mobility, the HLW gives the students the opportunity to partake in the ERASMUS+ programme. The intended project can be seen as an integral part of the school-intern LINGUA programme. In this programme pupils gain an extra qualification and through the networking of foreign languages in various vocational subjects, the students achieve a higher level of linguistic competence. The completion of an internship abroad assists gifted students willing to take certificate courses in foreign languages: for example First Certificate in English/Certificate of Advanced English of the University of Cambridge or the CLIDA (Italian) or DELF (French) Certificates. The main aim of this project is a fostering of international experience and linguistic and intercultural competence in our students. They should also experience the importance of key skills such as a capacity for teamwork or the ability to work under pressure and thus also develop their own personality. This is entirely in keeping with the LINGUA philosophy, which encourages the students to actively use their foreign languages and develop a love for language which will form a basis for life-long learning after their time at school. Integral parts of the LINGUA concept are the application of drama in education, CLIL , the language certificates and these very internships in EU member-states. The experience gleaned in this programme also serves to ensure the quality of the vocational training at the HLW. School life and organization limit the period of this project to the months of June-September, while the range of languages offered at school directly affects the choice of states for internship: Great Britain, France and Italy. Students aim to improve their linguistic and professional skills in 4-and 5-star establishments in the afore-mentioned countries. The organization of this project expects pupils to provide documentation such as a contract within a stated period of time, Certain companies provide a memorandum of understanding which the company, the school and the student accept and sign. benefits of the project: increases the attractiveness of the HLW improvement of the education portfolio Europeanization , internationalization of the HLW create of an international network

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