Language for Work (LfW): Supporting Work-Related Second Language Learning

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An international participatory TRAINING AND CONSULTANCY EVENT facilitated on-line by experts from the European Center of Modern Languages

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8. OCTOBER & 26. NOVEMBER, 2021

9:30 - 14:00

Work-related language skills are crucial to the integration and participation of second language (L2) adult migrants and ethnic minorities in the workplace. This international Language for Work (LfW) online event aims to bring together a broad range of stakeholders to network and share ideas about language for work for L2 learners in Slovakia, Ukraine, Poland and Austria. The event will offer practical guidance for teachers, policymakers and others involved in supporting work-related L2 learning by adult migrants and ethnic minorities across the country. Participants will be also be introduced to resources and findings from the ECML Language for Work Project

Who might be interested in attending? 

- Staff from Education & Training Boards including

Enterprise Engagement personnel

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teachers & co-ordinators

  Personnel who co-ordinate and/or deliver work-based learning

Staff teaching on vocational or work oriented programmes

- University and Community-based ESOL Practitioners and Researchers

Policy Makers

Researchers in the area of Active Inclusion

Work Based Learning and Intercultural Awareness

- Employers - Others with an interest in LfW e.g., Language Learners; Community Groups; Volunteers; Job Centre Personnel; Trade Unions 


Edita Hornackova Klapicova (SK) is associate professor at the Department of Translation Studies at Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Slovakia with more than 20 years experience in teaching and research related to linguistics, translation studies and bilingualism. She is national coordinator for the LfW workshop and a member of the ECML expert team.

Alexander Braddell (UK) is a workplace basic skills consultant with over 20 years’ expe-rience, much of it in the context of health and social care. He was a member of the coordina-ting team of the LfW Projects, sponsored by the ECML/Council of Europe.

Matilde Grünhage-Monetti (DE) is a researcher, project manager and work-related L2 tea-chers’ trainer with more than 20 years of experience in workplace learning in industry and services. She was coordinator of the LfW projects’ team, sponsored by the ECML/Council of Europe. Contact Email:

Why should you attend?  You will have an opportunity to come together with other attendees, engage with experts in the field, and learn about language for work interventions and initiatives in other countries. You will also be able to interact with a broad group of stakeholders in thinking about what practical steps might be taken to support language learning for the workplace in Slovakia and other participating countries.

Language for Work: Supporting Work-Related Second Language (L2) Learning

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Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Slovakia

National Institute for Education in Slovakia

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