Our foreign language courses which are offered in cooperation with the language institute
are targeted directly toward
the requirements of existing European Works Councils and those currently being established. The slogan "Working
Together" stands for a system specially developed from the institute "Euro-Team" to address the requirements
and topics of language learning for workers´ representatives and EWC members. Participants learn both how to use the new
language in everyday situations as well as converse on specific topics. English language training forms the basis for our
work. Additionally, we also provide this training concept for French, Spanish, Italian and German language courses.
Our language seminars are based on holistic communicative teaching and learning methods (superlearning). The learning
content is delivered by means of a broad repertoire of practical exercises and is then practiced and deepened through
role-plays and presentations.
The seminars consist of modules: an intensive introductory week, followed after approximately two months by either further
seminar weeks or two or three day workshops. In between seminars, participants review and individually broaden the course
content during self-study - using especially developed materials (audio-cassettes, vocabulary file cards, glossaries,
correspondence course material).
Even at beginners´ level these intensive seminars afford maximum levels of learning and early success. These tested methods
have proved especially suitable for internationally composed groups. There is a maximum number of twelve participants in
each learning group.
The target is to gain the ability to communicate on a European level. Basic courses include basic knowledge of everyday
language as well as parallel training in the essential terms of workers´ representation in Europe and country-specific
information. For intermediate and advanced courses relevant vocabulary fields are broadened through economic reports,
industrial relations and systems of workers´ representation in Europe, salaries structures as well as simultaneous training
in everyday business functions such as receiving visitors, carry out meetings, eMail and letter writing, telephoning,
Our trainers are fully qualified, have had many years of experience in the teaching of both national and international
groups - in works councils, trade unions and European Works Councils.
Preparation and Assessment
Before each seminar, participants are divided up into learning groups by means of a "foreign language profile".
On completion of the course, the participants evaluate and assess the course in detail. A certificate is issued to the
participants after active and successful participation in the course. In order to deepen and broaden the acquired
proficiency it is advisable to undertake refresher courses at certain intervals. Upon request we arrange and run language
trips to the UK and Ireland.
Mechanically Language Translation (project int.unity)
The British Communication Workers Union (CWU)
and the German Unified Services Union (ver.di)
developed a language translation software for English - German. It is available for download on the
website of the project
to everybody interested.
Online Translation Assistance
With the assistance of QuickDic
possible to translate individual words from English into German or reverse.
The online database EMIRE provides the translation of
specific terms of industrial
from English into German or reverse.
More than 200 languages include the multilingual
dictionary from Logos