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Language, profession and culture abroad

Sprache Beruf und Kultur im Ausland

The project

Funded by the Leonardo da Vinci – Mobility programme and awarded with the mobility certificate of the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BiBB), 40 prospective European Secretaries and Business Correspondents have the opportunity to take part in a three week study trip in France, Spain or Great Britain. Thanks to the mobility certificate, funding will be provide until the year 2013.

This offer of practical experience abroad enables students of the Foreign Language School Heilbronn as well as students of the cooperating Vorbeck-School in Gengenbach to complete a part of their vocational education abroad and to deepen and improve their foreign language skills. The study trips comprise foreign language lessons at partner organisations specifically tailored to meet the needs of the students, visits of companies, project tasks and cultural events.

The students will profit from the study visit in many ways, they will strengthen their foreign language skills through the use thereof in real-world situations. They will also develop important knowledge regarding the mannerism and the language of international business partner or customer. Additionally their personal development will be enhanced through their stay abroad.

EU Lifelong Learning Programme

Project execution
Kolping Training Institution Wuerttemberg Registered Association,
Kolping Training Centre Heilbronn, Foreign Language School, Germany

Project partners
German Chamber of Commerce for Spain, Madrid, Spain
European College of Business and Management, London, Great Britain
Chambre de Commerce et díndustrie, Paris, France

Contact person
Helena Struemann, Head of Foreign Language School, Heilbronn

EU-Funding Programme
Leonardo da Vinci – Mobility Projects

Sum of Funding

40,915 € per year, for the years 2011, 2012 and 2013

Period of Funding
01.06.2010 - 31.05.2013

This project is financed with support from the European Commission.This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commision cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.