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BUSINESS ENGLISH. The course to improve technical business language proficiency and empower business relationships

ERASMUS K1 PROJECT

We are aware that we are not based in the UK and it may seem strange to learn English in Southern Italy, especially Business English. However, in Calabria, our team has native English speakers who are very experienced and open minded trainers (from Australia and USA). So we like to say that: it is also possible to improve English skills in Italy and, at the same time, develop transversal skills to increase the quality of teaching in Europe. We have created a real international dimension at a local level thanks to our JUMP Academy for professional training.

Furthermore, we don’t have the same costs as England, we assure high quality of life thanks to good food, good weather, the sea, nature, sandy beaches, a healthy lifestyle, and less difficulties to reach us because we are members of the EU.

The course combines elements of business and it is focused on improving technical English for teachers or trainers who have to address new ways of communicating to students.

 

LEARNING GOALS

  • strengthen the general knowledge on Business English
  • create a Business English glossary
  • improve English communication, technical, and Business English skills
  • familiarize with how to set up a business, the business management structure, and understanding the basics of finance 
  • get the basics about economics, business, and marketing
  • create awareness about European projects, funding opportunities, and how to develop new business and project ideas
  • gain hands-on experience with writing a CV, a business plan, and other written Business techniques
  • speaking, writing, and reading English every step of the way to integrate Business and English

INFORMATION

Duration
5-12 days
Location
Soverato
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Target group

Participants are mainly secondary school English teachers, teachers of Business schools, of economical studies or professional figures in charge of guidance and support the school-to-work placement.

With this course teachers learn how to transfer to students a more technical English vocabulary, more expressions to be used in communication and business development, raising creativity and knowledge on the actual global economy and potential for future generations job development.

The course is also for professionals, business operators, and business coaches to improve their English language from the point of view of business development, communication, soft and leadership skills.

Program / Objectives

INTRO/METHOD

Like all our programs, the present one is flexible and adaptable to special requests, depending on the subject taught or on the starting level of the participant.

Furthermore, in line with the JUMP Academy method, our courses are based on a strategic balance between formal and non-formal education, indoor and outdoor education and the team takes care of a very important aspect of international mobility which is the intercultural learning which we develop with short excursions and facilitating the interaction with local partners, businesses and citizens of our territory. Each local context has its own economy so it’s always useful, in training programs, to get in contact with concrete examples (experiential learning and real based learning).

We always try to connect our learners to local teachers and students to cooperate in developing innovation and networking for future projects. If possible, inside the program, a morning is spent inside a local school, visiting, observing, and cooperating in the realization of one or more lessons. The proposed program JUMP works, in European dimension and with an international spirit, at the local level and, according to the period of the training along the year and the weather, it is possible to change some sessions and add visits and meetings, in cooperation with our network of partners including schools involved in European projects).

 

WEEK DAILY SCHEDULE

Sunday: arrival of participants, transfer and welcome. Lodging. Depending on the time, support for a quick dinner in the city, free time and rest

Monday: 09:30 Meeting in the lobby of Villa Gabriella International, welcome, first briefing by the organizers, presentation of the team, logistics information, gadgets distribution and start of the program. Walking down to the city center. Outdoor team building game “The Mission Impossible in Soverato by JUMP”. Getting to know the important places of the city, orientation points, traditions and cultural elements, getting in contact with local citizens.

12:30 end of the morning activity

Free time for lunch or to enjoy the beach

Organized lift from the city center to the Villa.

Monday afternoon free time to recover from long trips and continue exploring the local context.

Dinner organized for all the groups in a local restaurant.

Tuesday morning

9:30 meeting on the terrace of Villa Gabriella.

First outdoor ice breaking game to get to know each other and create a good working climate.

Division in small groups and start of the indoors or outdoor sessions with the JUMP trainer.

Introduction to module 1, What is Business English nowadays and its utility in teaching

13:00 – 15:00 lunch break and free time

15:00 – 17:30 restarting the lesson. Continuing of Module 1

Tuesday: 09:30 – 13:00 lesson. Module 2, Importance of public communication to develop networking and present a business idea. Discussing your organization around key business lexis such as Brand, Change, Communication (incl. social media), Company culture, Writing a Needs Analysis, Development, Governance, Market, Products/Services, Project, Quality, Results, Strategy

13:00 – 15:00 lunch break and free time

15:00 – 17:30 1st excursion to develop cultural knowledge, strengthen team building and socialization among participants.

“Walking tour to the old village of Soverato Superiore, visit to the Church of “La Pietà” of Gagini and exploring the narrow streets. Interacting with local people.

Wednesday: 09:30 – 13:00 lesson. Module 3, Improving and developing Intercultural Communication & Soft Skills.

13:00 – 15:00 lunch break and free time

15:00 – 17:30 restarting the lesson. Module 4, Focused grammar. Writing Skills for Business English Clients.

Thursday: 09:30 – 13:00 lesson. Module 5, Pronunciation & Listening Skills, Mother tongue interference Minimal pairs, Consonant clusters, Problem sounds, Stress at the word level, Stress at the sentence level, Contrastive stress, Linking sounds, Elision. FREE Resources for Business English.

13:00 – 15:00 lunch break and free time

15:00 – 17:30 restarting the lesson. Continuation of Module 5.

Friday: 09:30 – 11:00 lesson. Module 6, From local to global, present your company, strategies, and make business worldwide. Module developed in coincidence with visits to local realities and real- based examples on the topic.

11:00 free time to visit the local market

On Friday it’s organized an excursion in a beautiful and unique old village and we spend there or the lunch or the dinner. The staff enjoys it and there’s a professional guide with us.

Depending on the season the excursion starts in the morning or in the afternoon. From July to September it’s usually in the afternoon-evening for the high heat.

Saturday: 09:30 – 12:00 lesson. Closing the course: Evaluation and delivery of formal certificates/Europass and admin documents.

Saturday afternoon, free time and last moments all the participants together for socialization.

Sunday: departure of participants.

Training Modules / Learning Outcomes

TRAINING MODULES

Module 1: What is Business English nowadays and its utility in teaching

Module 2: Importance of public communication to develop networking and present a business idea. Discussing your organization around key business lexis such as Brand, Change, Communication (incl. social media), Company culture, Writing a Needs Analysis, Development, Governance, Market, Products/Services, Project, Quality, Results, Strategy

Module 3: Improving and developing Intercultural Communication & Soft Skills, Speaking Skills for Business English Clients

Module 4: Focused grammar. Writing Skills for Business English Clients

Module 5: Pronunciation & Listening Skills, Mother tongue interference Minimal pairs, Consonant clusters, Problem sounds, Stress at the word level, Stress at the sentence level, Contrastive stress, Linking sounds, Elision. FREE Resources for Business English

Module 6: From local to global, present your company, strategies and make business worldwide.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course the participants will have

  • strengthen their knowledge on Business English
  • improved their English communication, technical and business english skills
  • got a new know-how to set up a business
  • got basics of economics/business and marketing
  • known more about European projects, funding opportunities and how to develop new business and project ideas

 

Certification and number of days

JUMP certifies or 36 hours for 6 days course (6*6) or more if needed adding extra hours per day. Or 30 hours for a 5 days course (6*5).

The course can be also extended to a 2 week-course with the options 10 days or 12 days course if asked and agreed, depending on the project of the sending organization.

10 days are excluded the weekend (5+5), 12 days are from Monday to Saturday morning (6+6).

At the end of the training, JUMP delivers a formal certificate of attendance and the team is at disposal to fill the Europass certification document according to the EU model template and other needed documents for reporting of the sending institution.

 

Certification details

Costs

The cost is fully covered by the Erasmus grant. Write to info@associazionejump.it to ask for information on costs and the services provided to plan your mobility project in Soverato with JUMP.

Services / Registration

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How to apply

If you are school leader, an Erasmus coordinator or the same participants there are many ways to pre-register or ask for information.
You can directly write an email to associazionejump@gmail.com and write your needs and request. 
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Locations

JUMP is based in Soverato (Catanzaro province), on the Jonian coast but the association cooperates with local partners and institutions of the surroundings towns and cities. Calabria region represents the deep South of Italy, known for the tropical climate and sandy beaches but also famous tall and green mountains.

During our trainings we also aim to make participants discovering the region, especially those old towns rich of culture, traditions, castles, small churches, narrow streets, colourful balconies, tropical flowers and local farms.

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The nearest airport to Soverato is Lamezia Terme (SUF), 30 minutes far away from Soverato. 

Our pick up is organized ONLY from and to this airport which is the biggest and the most important, connected to all the other cities in Italy and in Europe.

Many people like to stop in Rome or in Naples and take a train which is also comfortable and the journey along the coast is also pleasant (you see all the South). 

Villa Gabriella Internation

JUMP proposes to participants to be lodged by Villa Gabriella International B&B managed by our local partner C.T.E. CENTRO TERRITORIALE EUROPEO company (https://closertoeurope.com/). The Villa has 7 big and comfortable rooms continuously renovated but also preserving the typical “old times” atmosphere of a very local house of Southern beach place. The Villa has many spaces for activities, a training room, the breakfast room, the terrace and flowers all around. It’s located in a peaceful and safe district called “Cittadella” surrounded by hills of olive trees and other Villas. JUMP created a network of other similar b&b for when participants are more than 12, in order to assure the same quality with an amazing breakfast, all comforts and an international environment. Villa Gabriella is also the JUMP headquarters for the general management of our activity. The Villa is the meeting point for all guests during all trainings and it’s where we realize all project activities. 

LODGING WITH US IN SOVERATO

Thanks to the cooperation with the C.T.E. company Jump provides lodging in 2 villas and if the groups are big, we have cooperation with all the owners of b&b and bigger hotels.

A brand new local partner, an innovative company offering touristic services with another vision and perspective. Discover Calabria and enjoy the local culture making experiential learning and practical labs with local people, but also simply a more sustainable tourism at local level.

The transfer from and to the airport is provided by C.T.E

EXTRA ACTIVITIES

During our trainings and mobility projects, while hosting our international guests from all over the world, JUMP involves the local network of partners and organizes different types of activities. This is not simply tourism, this is local development. This is JUMP Educational Tourism in Calabria region!

BADOLATO
VISIT TO THE OLD TOWN
SOCIAL DINNERS
IN A OLD CELLARS WITH TRADITIONAL FOOD
CHEESE MOMENT
MAKING FRESH CHEESE
OIL PRODUCERS
GERACE
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE "LOCRIDE"
PAINTING
IN THE CLOSLIEU WITH TRACCIALIBERA
VISIT TO
SCILLA, PIZZO CALABRO AND TROPEA
SQUILLACE
VISIT TO THE CASTLE WITH APERITIV AND AN ACTOR PLAYING MIDDLE AGE STORIES
CERAMIC
WORKSHOP WITH LOCAL ARTESANS
SUB
WATCHING THE BEAUTIES UNDER WATER
HORSE RIDING
ON THE BEACH
PHOTOGRAPHY
WORKSHOP
HANDMADE SOAP
WORKSHOP
BREAD-PIZZA
WORKSHOP
PICKING OLIVES
BY LOCAL OIL PRODUCERS
SUNRISE
VIDEOMAKING AND BREAKFAST
BIKE RIDING
FOR EDUCATION
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