About the project OPEN DOOR
“We don´t need our employees to be able to speak in the language courses about general conversation topics like weather, family or leisure time. We would really appreciate if they could use the special language and would be able to use it in practice immediately,“ used to say more and more frequently HR specialists of the companies.
The demand for the comprehensive system of special language teaching, qualified teachers, suitable textbooks and other didactic equipment related to work issues has been continually increasing. The courses of general English suddenly started to seem deficient. "We want our employees to learn especially the vocabulary connected with their work specialization. We need English teachers who are able to teach the specialized language of all levels which our employees would use directly in their line of business," defined their requests HR specialists.
The answer to these requests became the educational project OPEN DOOR which was implemented by Grafia, Ltd. company, in cooperation with the Economic Chamber of the Pilsen Region and The University of West Bohemia, Pilsen. This project was supported by The European Social Fund and the state budget of the Czech Republic. It is one of the few projects in the Czech Republic which was focused on language education in enterprises.
Project OPEN DOOR was aimed on the development of the specialized English language education and was designated for the employees of the enterprises in the Pilsen region. The goal of the project was to increase the language knowledge of employees according to the need of employers.
The project was divided into 3 phases:
1st phase (September - October 2006) - the survey of the exact requirements, needs and the present state of the language education in the enterprises of the Pilsen region
2nd phase (January - August 2007) - preparation of the training materials:
metodic manuals for teachers
metodic manuals for HR specialists
audio / video recordings for teaching the specific vocabulary in practical situations (with the didactic handbook)
3rd phase (September 2007 - June 2008) - pilot teaching of the specialized English modules in the enterprises of the Pilsen region.
The enterprises which applied for the cooperation with the project OPEN DOOR gained the possibility to influence the final form of the teaching materials and to discuss the details - vocabulary, topics and situations.
Free pilot courses were provided for the employees of the cooperating enterprises.
In the first phase of the project was implemented the survey of needs in the enterprises of the Pilsen region. On the basis of this survey and the cooperation with the enterprises were consequently created the educational modules in specialized English on the international levels B1 and B2.
Project OPEN DOOR finished in 2008 but the educational materials that we made in it work even now and will be working in the future. The courses of professional English can order everybody including you.
If you are interested in registration into one of the courses OPEN DOOR and more detailed information, feel free to contact us at the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org or call +420 378 771 222.