European Centre for Modern Languages

Language for work competences

Checklists of competences useful to professionals and others, to support work-related majority language (L2) learning by migrants and ethnic minorities
Setting 1
Setting 2
Setting 3
Setting 4

Setting 3: Learner, L2 teacher, L2 learning provider, job centre, VET (vocational education and training) providers, volunteers and/or other partners in the community

L2 teacher
L2 learning provider
● Job centre
● VET providers
● volunteers 
partners in the community

This setting may include quite a number of different partners: learners, teachers, language and VET providers. Sometimes it includes job centres, and/or volunteers and other partners in the community. In other cases, there are just a few partners. The learners may be unemployed, job-seekers or participating in VET programmes. Aims may include social integration.

Examples of Setting 3

ALL (Ireland) 

Irish and English are the official languages in Ireland, and although Irish has status as the first language in Ireland, it is a minority language. The ALL programme aims to help public sector organisations in Ireland.
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Insieme nell’accoglienza (Italy) 

To help integrate asylum seekers in the labour market and community, a formal network of state institutions (Prefettura, the Job Centres of the Province of Treviso, CPIA), private organisation (small and medium enterprises.
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Volunteer workplace tutoring scheme 

This scheme was initiated by a large, not-for-profit organisation to support its own migrant staff. The organisation provides adult social care services, including residential care, day care and home care.
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