The ‘Includmi: Inclusion of Migrants by Qualified Occupation in the Tourism Industry’ project seeks to promote equal opportunities and access, inclusion, diversity and fairness across all its actions of migrants in European member states. The project focuses on the essential improvement of the language skills of migrants and their knowledge in order to boost their professional opportunities in the tourism sector.
Throughout Europe, tourism has proven its capacity to generate numerous job opportunities for migrants. Nonetheless, employment in this sector has revealed its ambivalence as well as significant structural problems and deficits that were leading to negative effects such as high fluctuation and precarious payment.
The starting point of this project is the key issue of improvement of technical knowledge and skills of the migrant labour force, in particular language skills. It considers that, by receiving practical training in English, the job prospects in the tourism industry of the migrants will be improved and therefore their overall quality of life. In order to achieve this, a specific training methodology will be provided. This methodology, the CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning), proposes a more effective way of learning for students since it focuses on the development of the necessary skills to integrate functional and communicative English in day-to-day life. For this reason, it is one of the best methodologies that can be used when teaching foreign languages and is ideal to include in vocational training.