European Centre for Modern Languages

Language for work gallery

Raising awareness of language for work

‘¡Esto es un robo!’ ‘This is a robbery!’

This short video clip comes from the 1969 US cowboy film, ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’, starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford as bank robbers. On moving to a new country, the two must learn to rob banks in a new language. An amusing introduction to work-related language learning that serves to illustrate how essential specialised vocabulary is in every field of work!

Example of training programmes

Preparing migrant students for work. A training programme of the Further Education and Training Centre, Limerick Ireland

The video celebrates the achievements of migrant students of the LCETB, Further Education and Training Centre, Limerick City, Ireland. The centre offers a variety of courses to meet the education and training needs of unemployed people within the Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme, funded by the Department of Education and Science and the European Social Fund. The short video illustrates the key principles inspiring the work of the centre, demonstrated via key words such as "creating”, “diversity”, “exploring”, “collaboration” and “partnership”.

Fast Lane to the Labour market & VET. Video about the EU project Fastlane
This informative video in English or with English subtitles presents the Erasmus+ project ‘Fast Lane to the Labour Market & VET’ for newcomers and refugees aged 18-30.  

The video explains how the Fastlane model combines language learning, social and cultural integration and the acquisition of vocational qualifications, drawing on Work-Based Learning (WBL), the European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET), and Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL).

It also points toward additional materials for trainers, teachers, VET schools, training centres, employer organisations and others.

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