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TOOL Tipls is a Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation project which aims to produce a Tool to unify the English language competence of workers in the hospitality industry across Europe. The TOOL Tipls project began in October 2009 and will run until the end of this month (September). It is supported with 75% funding from the European Commission.

The project held four partnership meetings. These were hosted by DHE Solutions Ltd; O mnia; Smiltenes Technikums and in June 2011 by Soros International House in Vilnius, which corresponded with an international conference.

The project achieved the following chronological development steps:

  Research to compare and contrast national VET systems and consider job descriptions from various employers.
  Formulation of The initial tool of descriptors using the most common elements of these job descriptions as a base.
  Assignment of initial language competence levels (based on the European common framework)
  Formulation of statements used in the industry and a glossary.
  Testing of the initial tool and support documents by VET Teachers of Hospitality with Hospitality students.
  Feedback from teachers and students and the TOOL of descriptors, and other documents
  Distribution of the modified descriptors and support documents to employers representing the delivery partner countries.
  Employer feedback following consideration of the descriptors, language competency levels, and support documents.
  Proof reading and translation into the partner languages.
  Production of the final Tool of descriptors, and supporting materials onto a CD.
  International conference to discuss the topic, and promote the project and the CD.

   

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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