Professionalisation of vocational education in the framework of the Lisbon Process: multilingualism and practical orientation in vocational colleges

Author(s): Rainer Jahn
Institution/Organisation: Friedrich-List-Schule Berlin, Oberstufenzentrum Wirtschaftssprachen - Kompetenzzentrum Internationale Beziehungen (Senior-Class College for Business Languages - International Relations Competence Centre) (DE)


In line with the Lisbon Strategy applied by the EU since 2000, the Friedrich-List-Schule Berlin (FLS) is working in many ways to professionalise vocational education and to prepare young people even better for the knowledge society. At the Oberstufenzentrum Wirtschaftssprachen, the need for focused support for individual multilingualism and for increasingly application-oriented teaching and learning of foreign languages is a direct result of the courses of study offered there (e.g. Foreign Language Administrative Assistant or Professional/Executive P.A.). Initiatives that are particularly aimed at fulfilling these two principles are described below under the heading of MAS (Mehrsprachigkeit und Anwendungsorientierung in der berufsbildenden Schule).

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