PESE Project – Framework for a Curriculum

All partner organisations contributed to IO2 – Framework for a Curriculum, coordinated by Europseak, by carrying out research on the most effective and frequently used professional English curricula aimed at boosting employability in partner countries. The partners gathered and analysed examples of best practices, case studies and professional English curricula offered in their national and regional territories.

This research was the basis for the production, by Eurospeak, of a framework for a professional English curriculum that will, in turn, serve as the basis for the development of an e-course aimed at boosting employability across EU. The framework was translated into Romanian, Greek, Portuguese and Spanish and includes the following modules:

Module 1: Preparation for Employment
Module 2: Cultural sensitivity for communication
Module 3: Confidence-building skills for presentations, workshops and training courses
Module 4: Telephone communication skills
Module 5: Web-conferencing skills
Module 6: Speaking: functions in business/professional communication
Module 7: Social speaking
Module 8: Focus on Reading
Module 9: Focus on Writing
Module 10: Focus on Listening


Check out the Framework for a Curriculum:

PESE Project – Handbook on the current Professional English requirements throughout partner countries

The team project concluded IO1 – Handbook/Guide on the current professional English requirements throughout partner countries (English version), which was coordinated by Lusófona University and translated into Portuguese, Spanish, Romanian, and Greek.

IO1 was prepared with the full contribution of all project partners and is based on the research carried out to establish the type of English skills employers currently require from their employees. The handbook comprises three chapters and it served as reference for building a framework for a curriculum for professional English for employability that, in turn, will serve as the basis of an e-course targeting unemployed people across the EU.

The first chapter of the handbook comprises a summary of findings of research carried out by partner organisations in their own countries on the types of English skills the employers currently require from their employees. The second chapter is a best practice guide on intervention techniques to upskill unemployed citizens, including a description of intervention methods, techniques and best practices.

The third chapter includes a mapping of particular skills and competences required: language specific skills, professional skills, online communication skills, cultural competence and non-linguistic competence.


Check out the English version of the Handbook:

Check out the Portuguese version of the Handbook: