Presenting ECL at Fischer International Conference – Bucharest 2010

YOUTH, BUSINESS AND MULTILINGUISM – LEADING THE CHANGE

The multilingual policy adopted by Europe refers to the fact that the identity of Europe can only be represented adequately by respecting its diversity. It is really necessary for the European younger generation to be able to compare themselves with all the other European citizens, using common units of measurement. Coming forth, a new European Commission study on the internationalization of Small and Medium Enterprises shows how languages can be relevant in the internationalisation of European SMEs. Especially with young generation of entrepreneurs (supported by Erasmus programme) within this undertaking, there is a compulsory component: foreign language skills.
Therefore, European Language Certification becomes a must for any young graduate willing to adjust his/her new business to the European arena.
Thus, E.C.L. certificates (E.C.L.-European Consortium for Language Certification) offer a diploma constructed along the standards and norms underlying the Common European Framework of References in teaching and learning foreign languages, a document issued by The European Council which ensures a unitary homogenous coherent framework in assessing all the five language skills, separately.

We are going to answer a few questions, such as: What is the ECL certificate? Which are its uses, advantages, and above all, its specific features for supporting the entrepreneurial effort of a young in the light of European Commission? How do certified language skills boost employment prospects and mobility of individuals?

There will also be a sharing of experience of the speaker as Host Entrepreneur with European Commission looking at the benefits that multilingualism provides.

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