Intelectual Outputs and Activities

IO1 - Analytical study of market and business models

The intellectual output (IO1) led to the creation of an empirical study that deals with the analysis of the business model of language schools in the context of the market and its current development. The study of the market and business model of language schools combined a number of scientific approaches to data collection and processing. It was mainly a qualitative study of available literary sources, quantitative research based on a two-type questionnaire survey, analysis of the market, competition and external factors combining various strategic management tools.

Download Business model analysis (SK)
Download Business model analysis (LV)
Download Business model analysis (PL)
Download Business model analysis (HR)

IO2 - Four new products in L2 and L3

The Smart Mindset program is divided into four separate courses, each focusing on one essential component of transformation. The courses included are:

Each course is designed in an e-learning and a blended learning format (e-learning
and a group interaction with a trainer).

IO3 - Guidelines for Trainers – Guidelines to a Happier Workplace

This document gives a full insight into the Learn&Lead concept as the core philosophy behind the transformation of a traditional language school into a happier and more successful organization. The ambition of the Guidelines for Trainers is to provide a comprehensive tool for understanding and embracing the need to change and thus actively get the teachers involved in the transformation processes. The need for change is based on the multinational market analysis for language schools by Tomas Bata University as the lead partner in the project. The analysis showed that the vast majority of language schools in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Latvia and Croatia struggle with continuous survival issues, competitors and low course prices due to the growing disparity between the offer and demand.
The document gives a practical introduction into the Learn&Lead transformation model by explaining the key terms used, the rationale lying behind the need to change, and why Learn&Lead is to be considered as a means of this change. It further gives a detailed description of the L&L course levels and structure as well as the teacher's career path through L&L.

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Download Guidelines for trainers (PL)
Download Guidelines for trainers (HR)

IO4 - Tutorial for students

This guide is a supporting tool for IO2 and IO3, together the results of these 3 outputs creates a complete portfolio for the Blended learning curricula. There are 4 students tutorials available, one for each developed course. The students tutorial consist of the general information about the course, detailed course script, general information about the topics, that are important to understand the terminology and a short guide on how to work with the e-learning platform.
The students tutorial and the students material portfolio available in the e-learning platform help students to get individualised knowledge and together with the blended learning approach in the project is strengthening their digital and language skills and competences, and enabling the access to the didactic content that allow them to acquire knowledge and skills for the implementation in their current or future workplace.
Links to download the tutorials for the courses are below.

IO5 - Innovation Academy

The Innovation Academy platform has been created as the online platform for blended learning, using LearnWorlds as it's basis. You can find here all the courses created for the SMART Mindset programme, as well as more courses, that are being created over time, to which you may enroll.

IO6 - Business model Innovation of language schools

Business model innovation (BMI) of language schools reflected the findings of the market analysis. BMI is based on an analysis of market specifics, customers and competition. Related to this was also the identification of market opportunities, which were linked to the trends affecting the current language education sector.
Changes in the business model of language schools are described in the BM Canvas tools, which clearly and simply illustrate the basic features of business and the way value is created in the field of language education.
Five language versions of this canvas were created for the purposes of this project. The innovative design of the business model of language schools reflects the most important trends arising from our analyzes of the market and business models of language schools.

Download BMI of language schools (SK)
Download BMI of language schools (LV)
Download BMI of language schools (PL)
Download BMI of language schools (HR)

C1 - Training for Trainers

As a first training activity in this project a pilot course for trainers Training for Trainers was organized by Pučko otvoreno učilište Vinkovci in Vukovar, Croatia, in the period from 21 to 25 of March 2022. Representatives, trainers, teachers, pedagogists and experts from every project partner organisation were sent to participate in the pilot course. The programme consisted of 5 teaching days distributed in 6 teaching hours and a follow-up discussion per day. Total number of training hours was 30 and the total number of participants was 24, in person and online.

The first four days partner organisations (PA/SK, HA/SK, BE/LV and ECJS/PL) were in charge of presenting - delivering and facilitating one whole lesson day in the training week. On the last fifth day POU Vinkovci led the final summary and evaluation of the whole Training as well as presented and introduced The Guideliness for Trainers - draft version as the first complete document for trainers fully encompassing the process of new business model for L&L language schools.

C2 - Pilot training courses in Bratislava

In May 2022 in the beautiful capital of Slovakia there have again been conducted pilot courses in a hybrid form at the University of Economics in Bratislava. We have created  and delivered the SMART MINDSET Transformation Program, which includes four separate courses:

- Jarka Vaculčiaková
- Janka Chynoradská
Building Excellence Culture
Together - Vanda Novokšonova
Empowering People at Work
- Agnieszka Pędzimąż

Big thank you goes to our participants from Stellantis, Hlavné mesto SR Bratislava, ZF Active Safety and also participants from Croatia.

C3 - Pilot training courses in Riga

The 3rd project learning-training event took place in Riga, Latvia from 6th to 10th June 2022.
In class of the Riga Technical College, on the fifth floor, the international project team and registered participants from different countries listened to pilot lectures. The lectures were hybrid - live and online - so we had a typical Erasmus,  colourful international team from Europe, but also from Nigeria.
In total there were 50 participants from 7 countries. The summary of the pilot trainings is positively surprising reaching almost 100% satisfaction rate.
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