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Project

The EMPORT project is one of the Multilateral Project - Key Activity 2: Languages and receives funding from the European Commission's Lifelong Learning Programme. The project commenced in November 2012 and will be completed in October 2014.

EMPORT Project aims to enhance the employability of European citizens and competitiveness of companies by means of acquisition of language and cultural competences in Portuguese, with particular attention to the Brazilian variant.

Aims and Objectives

In order to achieve the general aim, particular objectives have been established:

  • To research the available multimedia courses and other language opportunities for Portuguese languages, highlighting those resources for Brazilian Portuguese.
  • To research about the needs regarding language and cultural competence of staff from companies dealing with Brazil or other Portuguese speaking countries.
  • Produce a Web Site about the Portuguese language and the culture of Portuguese speaking countries.
  • Produce a multimedia and interactive Portuguese language course, which will use both, Portuguese from Portugal and Portuguese from Brazil.
  • Promote the implementation of the produced course.
  • National and international dissemination of the project and project results
  • Exploitation of results, particularly the website and the Brazilian Portuguese language course.

Promoter

Dirección Xeral de Educación, Formación Profesional e Innovación Educativa. Xunta de Galicia (Spain)

The Xunta de Galicia is responsible for educational provision in Galicia; it is responsible for the educational standards and the training and development of schools. As part of the role, the organisation works with schools and school staff on the implementation of regional initiatives to meet school improvement priorities, and to share and support innovation on teaching, learning and school leadership.

Its general scope of action includes the education authority at a regional level, including the design of education programmes and plans for the entire Galician Community Region, with more than 1500 school institutions in the four Galician provinces. It represents the higher decision making institution of the Galician Parliament in regards to the education sphere at all levels: primary schools, secondary, tertiary and VET institutions.

www.edu.xunta.es

Coordinator

Asesoramiento, Tecnología e Investigación - Spain

AtinServices is a consultancy with more than fifteen years of experience in the creation and management of national and international scale projects.

We have a wealth of experience in projects dealing with innovative products for training and education as well as in international mobility projects. We work with a wide-ranging network of international partners and collaborators from across Europe, China and the USA, made up of a variety of organizations (training centres, universities, businesses, government bodies, etc.) which allows us to create efficiently managed associations and guaranteeing high quality of all our international projects.

We are specialists in the development of multimedia materials for language learning training and also have a great deal of experience in a number of areas including workplace risk assessment and prevention, in the stone-working industry and with integration of minority groups.

www.atinservices.com

Results

This project will begin research on Portuguese speaking countries, in regards to available ICT based courses and materials and the situation and needs of the target group; composing mainly of business related staff, higher VET organizations students and university students. Then, based on the relative target group, a language course will be produced, extensively using ICT based resources: animations, pictures, sound files, etc.

The course to be produced will include levels A1 and A2, of the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. It will allow the owner/employee of a company travelling to a Portuguese speaking country to take a taxi, book a hotel or keep simple conversations with the business counterpart. But it will also allow tourists to involve themselves more easily in with the local people. Furthermore, it will allow European citizens to access the culture of main Portuguese speaking countries. 

Users

Our project aims to benefit the following groups:

  • Companies staff interested in learning Portuguese for better performance in their work, when already working with Portuguese speaking countries, or just for professional promotion, being aware of the increasing importance of Portuguese for international business.
  • Adults following courses in different type of organisations, willing to improve their language skills for personal or professional improvement.
  • University and VET students, mainly those following courses in business related professional areas, or in those where Portugal, Brazil or other Portuguese speaking countries are relevant, such as stone, textile, shoes, etc.
  • Universities, VET organizations and other education and training organizations implementing courses where Portuguese is taught.
  • Adult learning organizations giving courses for Portuguese

Partners

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [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.