Grundtvig Contact Seminar, Falcon Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon
Friday 14 to Monday 17 January 2005
Title : Languages for Life
Please note that the content of these forms will be presented on a website for the use of all other seminar participants.
Title (Mr/Mrs/Ms etc) Mrs
First name(s) Margaret
Title (Mr/Mrs/Ms etc) Mrs
First name(s) Dawn Lesley
Name of organisation Lancashire College
Address of organisation Southport Rd, Chorley
Post Code PR7 1NB Country England
Telephone No 01257 276719 Fax Number 01257 241370
Email email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Website www.lancashirecollege.com www.languages4business.com
Participant’s position and area(s) of responsibility within the organisation
Margaret Benouaich – Language Programme Manager and Business Services Manager –
responsible for all Lancashire College’s language programmes and for the language provision by
Lancashire Adult Learning across Lancashire.
Dawn Vickers - Business Development Manager – responsible for developing college provision in
all curriculum areas.
Participant’s knowledge of foreign languages: English and French.
(Please note that the working language of the seminar will be English.)
Please describe the type of organisation you work for and give a brief outline of the
educational provision for adult learners
Lancashire College is a purpose build adult residential college and is the management and
administrative hub for the South Zone of Lancashire County Council’s Adult and Continuing
Education Service (Lancashire Adult Learning). This means that the college is responsible for the
management and delivery of all adult and community education provided by Lancashire County
Council in the three boroughs of Chorley, South Ribble and West Lancashire.
The college provides:
An adult education programme located in the college and in other venues in the three
boroughs in which the college operates, in the curriculum areas of languages, I.T., visual
and performing arts, healthy living and family learning.
Community outreach provision which aims to widen participation in education (in
partnership with other Authority services such as Libraries and the Youth and Community
Service, and with community and voluntary organisations)
A programme of short residential adult education
Business Language Courses
Number of adult learners: Male 200 Female 9,000 (figures approximate)
Number of tutors: Male 40 Female 160 (figures approximate)
Age range of learners 19 to 80 plus
Does the work of your organisation currently involve the use of languages, and if so, how?
Over the last 25 years Lancashire College has gained expertise in delivering language training and
cultural updates for language professionals, teachers, people in business and the public sector .We
cater for a wide range of abilities from beginners to those who aspire to be mistaken for native
speakers. We offer a series of residential intensive courses aimed at developing communicative
language skills delivered by our experienced tutors, as well as weekly classes and bespoke one to
one commercial language training. We aim to ensure that all advanced groups are led by native
European links (please give a brief description of any current or previous European
activities involving your organisation)
Currently, Lancashire College works with ICC (International Conference Certificate, Frankfurt) to
host their annual residential English for Teachers courses. We also provide residential English
language and cultural training to IG Metal (Trade Union, Germany) members.
We work many companies and organisations, including HM Customs and Excise and MOD to
provide language training for people who are working on secondment in Europe.
Previously we have delivered language training to English undergraduates attending placements in
Europe as part of the Erasmus project.
What types of organisations you are interested in linking with at the seminar?
Organisations that deliver/organise residential language courses and wish to partner a similar
organisation in England. We have experience working with education providers, the industry sector
and trade unions and would wish to link with other such organisations in the E.U. to develop
residential language learning.
Outline of themes / activities you would like to develop in a Grundtvig project:
Targeted residential provision for learners who historically have not participated in language
learning. Intensive residential languages courses which will provide enrichment opportunities when
dovetailed with on-gong classes, confidence building and fluency boosting, leading to higher
retention and achievement. Target groups may include language professionals, teachers, people
in business and the public sector who need assistance to overcome barriers to learning.
Where did you hear about the Grundtvig programme? Internet
NB If you are applying from outside the UK, please send this form to your own Socrates
National Agency and they will forward it to the British Council.
If you are applying from within the UK, please return this form by e-mail or post by Monday
22 November 2004 at the latest to:
Julia Stone, European Educational Services, Education and Training Group, British Council,
10 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2BN.
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