The current stage of the development of GOLIC GUIDE Project - Guide to linguistic competence for tourist guides and tour leaders (2014-1-PL01-KA202-003400) has come to a successful end. The organisations from the five partner countries worked hard in order to develop and adapt attractive Guide with good practices and examples when dealing with foreign tourists. The Guide contains 60 good practices and examples (12 for each partner country) describing different aspects from the tourist guide’s job – proper and improper reactions in different situations; dealing with problems; improving the service; etc. The collection also presents various cultural and social specifics of different nations and countries with which every professional tourist guide should be familiar.
The 3rd partnership meeting
We are happy to inform you that the third international partnership meeting took place in Berlin, on 8th and 9th October, this year. The meeting was attended by 16 representatives from all partner organizations.
What did we do?
One of the main objectives of the meeting was to establish a clear division of tasks in the further process of creating content for language courses for tourist guides. Partners agreed on the details of the structure of the modules and types of exercises. Because of different subjects of the modules, the structure may slightly differ but there will be always 5 common elements: audio recording/audio scripts, a listening task, vocabulary exercises, grammar exercises, a pronunciation exercise. More details can be found in “GOLIC modules” section.
In this Newsletter we have two very good pieces of news: the GOLIC GUIDE national research has officially been concluded and the second GOLIC GUIDE meeting between partners, held in Mallorca 6-7.05.2015 was a great success. Many crucial steps have been made towards making GOLIC GUIDE the language app a reality.
Research phase conducted in the framework of Golic Guide project took place simultaneously in Poland, Italy, Bulgaria, Turkey and Spain, from December 2014 to mid-March 2015. The filed study involved 66 men and 85 women representing the tour/tourist guide profession, who were the respondents of the questionnaire, and moreover the stakeholders (five from each country) who went through interviews.
Summary of the results from all countries shows many common views and opinions on the situation concerning the need to improve language qualifications among the target group. Main findings:
In the beginning of May 2015 in Mallorca (Spain) was held the second partners meeting in the frame of GOLIC Guide project. Three representatives of Know and Can Association attended the event. All the partners presented and discussed the result of the research conducted in their countries. The future project activities were planned and the distribution of tasks as well.
We are pleased to inform you that the research under the project GOLIC GUIDE - Guide to linguistic competence for tourist guides and tour leaders (2014-1-PL01-KA202-003400) was successfully implemented!
The research was conducted simultaneously in 6 European countries (Bulgaria, Poland, Spain, Gemany, Italy and Turkey) and its aims were:
GOLIC GUIDE project (2014-1-PL01-KA202-003400) is funded by Key Action 2 “Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices”, Sub-Action “Strategic Partnerships for Vocational Education and Training” of the Erasmus + programme. The duration of the project is 2 years and it is aimed at the delivery of training in foreign languages for tourism professionals, especially tourist guides.