PARTNERSHIPS AND RESULTS IN COMENIUS, LEONARDO DA VINCI AND GRUNDTVIG
National Agencies

2010-1-PL1-LEO04-11306

business_mail

Leonardo partnerships

PARTNERS
  • Italy
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Bulgaria
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    ORGANIZATION Coordinator

    KEY & KEY COMMUNICATIONS

    TYPE OF ORGANIZATION

    M-NFP-OTH

    ADDRESS

    VIA G. CARDUCCI, 28 - SAN NICOLO' DI CELLE – DERUTA (PG)

    CONTACT PERSON

    KOFFI MAHOULEY DOSSOU

    business_mail

    The project addresses the needs of supplies/sales personnel of small enterprises (SE) having or wishing to establish business contacts with foreign contractors/clients. Staff in charge of business communication in SEs do not usually have adequate skills in terms of practical knowledge of a foreign language or intercultural competence needed to establish and maintain business contacts. Very few of these firms can afford to employ professional import/export staff, in most cases these tasks are taken by personnel not properly trained. Language schools offer mostly general foreign language courses. Tailor-made courses for businesses are few, expensive and usually inaccessible to personnel of SEs: the courses organised at work place are usually run for larger enterprises. A busy schedule of work in SEs usually excludes their staff from participation in on-site courses at language schools, which require regular attendance over a long period of time. The business_mail project involving English teachers, communication skills trainers and e-learning experts develops appropriate measures to address the above situation through: - an e-learning platform for the delivery of business communication skills - a set of on-line modules - an on-line course in business English and intercultural communication (ICC) to employees of SEs - the evaluation of the efficiency of the training in different cultural and business contexts. The final product of the project is a validated on-line course in business English and ICC covering actual communication problems encountered in import/ export practice of SEs. The projects results will be exploited by each of the partners and widely disseminated in the lifelong learning community in Europe.

    RESULTS
  • Joint results
  • Italy
  • Germany
  • BUSINESS_MAIL website

    BUSINESS_MAIL website is the virtual place where to disseminate the project aim, objectives, activities and results, get information about the partnership, and from where to register to and enter the business_mail platform.

    LANGUAGE(S)

    Bulgarian, English, Finnish, Italian

    AUDIENCE(S)

    Trainees, Adult learners, Teachers, Trainers, Educators

    PRODUCT TYPE

    Website

    AVAILABILITY

    Link to

    COPYRIGHT

    Yes