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Back to basics: How to train literacy, numeracy & social skills!

Idioma: EN
Workplace Basic Skills

Literacy, numeracy and social skills are fundamental to master typical situations in everyday working life. Competence deficits in this areas can prove to be an obstacle to permanent and successful integration into the labour market especially for migrants, refugees but also for locals.

This is where the ERASMUS+ project “Workplace Basic Skills” kicks in!

The project focuses on four different learning scenarios in the areas of construction, cleaning, care and tourism. Using four protagonists, learners can experience how typical professional situations can be managed competently through the application of basic skills particularly required in these professions.

Literacy, numeracy and social skill tasks are embedded in the everyday working life of four exemplary occupations of the different working sectors. In order to motivate adults to learn more easily, authentic content will be provided that is directly linked to the target group's daily life.  Especially for low-skilled people, stories offer a low-threshold access to learning. By accompanying a protagonist at work, positive identification figures are created. In addition, the stories emphasise the importance and meaning of literacy, numeracy and social skills to succeed at work. Due to the action orientation of the concept, competencies are trained and reflected in numerous situations. For the learner it is thus possible to see the overall picture and the relevance of basic skills in their life.

The materials will be applicable in the following situations:

  • job placement of adult refugees, asylum seekers, immigrants & locals who are not able to read, write and calculate well or have a lack of social competence.
  • Language training for adult refugees, asylum seekers & immigrants
  • Integration programmes for adult immigrants
  • Vocational education and training

The learning materials will be available to users in 2020. Got curious? Then visit us at!

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