Deutsch für die Arbeit
Jazyk pre prácu
Language for work – pikaopas
Jezik na radnom mjestu
Език за професионални цели
Limba pentru a munci
Språk på arbetet
Aprendizaje de lenguas con fines laborales
Taal voor Werk
Lingua per il lavoro
Teanga don ionad oibre
Language for work
Языки для работы
La langue pour le travail
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The ethos of the Language for work project
The Language for work (LfW) project is built on two fundamental ideas: that diversity is a key resource and that cooperation is a powerful motor for progress.
European realities are diverse in many ways, including the nature of work-related language learning, the way work is organised, the structure of the labour market and approaches to learning, especially with regard to migration issues.
Different approaches and practices to support language learning have been developed across Europe in response to such different realities. LfW considers this diversity a resource, since it reveals a range of possible solutions to the challenges of supporting work-related L2 development by migrants and ethnic communities. LfW does not consider these solutions as examples to be “copied” and transferred to other contexts, but as a source of inspiration. Experience proves that such practice examples can trigger new local solutions and create innovation.
Cooperation among different actors in the field has also proved to be a crucial factor in the full exploitation of the potential benefits offered by difference and diversity. The LfW Network embraces a large choice of possible partners and supports dialogue between and among researchers and practitioners, professionals across countries, languages, disciplines and sectors (from language for social care to language for the processing industry).
Our understanding of language and communication
1. Regarding language and communication
2. Regarding work-related language skills
3. Regarding language learning
4. Regarding support for work-related language learning
5. Regarding the role of l2 teachers and providers
6. Regarding challenges and competences of l2 teachers and providers
7. Regarding the use of ethnography and ethnographic methods
Literature on ethnography
Literature (quoted in the text)
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