What is the Marina project?                                                                 

The project aims to make a useful addition to the training of coastal tourism workers by adapting, testing, disseminating and mainstreaming language learning materials using Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and Open and Distance Learning (ODL) methods, still regarded as innovative or little known in many areas. The content of the languages taught will be related to work in coastal tourism. A further aim is to form strategic networks, including employers, unions and providers of learning opportunities, which will advise, test, disseminate and mainstream the project results. This will increase cooperation between these institutions and add to Europe-wide knowledge of the issues. The methods and materials adapted will be transferred from the TalkIT project, promoted in Sweden and aimed at small tourist entrepreneurs, to new countries, including Greece, Slovenia and the Czech Republic, or regions, such as Valencia, Marche and Sardinia, and this new sector. The main European priority addressed is the skills development of adults in the labour market. Learners/trainees will gain not only access to a foreign language, which will increase their skills, but also intercultural communication skills and increased confidence in their ability to learn, because of the nature of the CLIL method, and will be able to learn at their own pace through ODL, delivered through the learning management system provided by the Czech partner. Thus the aims are in accord with the Lisbon key competences of communication in foreign languages and learning to learn.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission - Lifelong Learning Programme.
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