With the diversification of companies and banks, new products and services appeared, not only aimed at experts but also to any individual who wanted to invest their savings. This year, the Foundation for the diffusion of the Spanish Language and Culture launches this course into the market being confident that it will be of a great interest to both professionals and individuals who wish to understand this new terminology which Spanish has created and adapted within the world of finances.
Deregulation and globalization of markets, large corporation mergers and, above all, communication via computers and technology are the major factors which have changed the world of finance and investment. All changes gave rise to new terminology, and in many cases, redefining the existing vocabulary.
With the diversification of companies and banks, new products and services appeared, not only aimed at experts but also to any individual who wanted to invest their savings.
This quick evolution of finances is generalizing the use of a specific language which any person connected in any way with the subject is obliged to handle.
Staff exchanges have similar beneficial effects, both for the people participating and for the home and host institutions.
2) LEONARDO da VINCI for vocational education and training
The Leonardo da Vinci Program funds projects in the field of vocational education and training. Initiatives range from those giving individuals work-related training abroad to large-scale co-operation efforts. Part of the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Program, this program has many different types of activities of varying scales. These include ‘mobility’ initiatives enabling people to train in another country, co-operation projects to transfer or develop innovative practices, and networks focusing on topical themes in the sector.
The people able to benefit from the program range from trainees in initial vocational training, to people who have already graduated, as well as VET professionals and anyone from organizations active in this field.
Leonardo da Vinci enables organizations in the vocational education sector to work with partners from across Europe, exchange best practices, and increase their staff’s expertise. It should make vocational education more attractive to young people and, by helping people to gain new skills, knowledge and qualifications, the program also boosts the overall competitiveness of the European labor market.
Innovation projects are key to the program. They aim to improve the quality of training systems by developing and transferring innovative policies, courses, teaching methods, materials and procedures.
3) COMENIUS for schools
The Comenius Program focuses on all levels of school education, from pre-school and primary to secondary schools. It is relevant for everyone involved in school education: mainly pupils and teachers but also local authorities, representatives of parents’ associations, non-government organizations, teacher training institutes and universities.
Part of the EU’s Lifelong Learning Program, the Comenius actions aim to help young people and educational staff better understand the range of European cultures, languages and values. They also help young people acquire the basic life skills and competences necessary for personal development, future employment and active citizenship.
The program addresses issues strongly related to current discussions and developments in school policy: motivation for learning and ‘learning-to-learn’ skills, key competences, digital educational content and even education.
4) Grundtvig: practical learning for adults
The Grundtvig program focuses on the teaching and study of learners taking adult education and ‘alternative’ education courses, as well as the organizations delivering these services. It aims to help develop the adult education sector, as well as enable more people to undertake learning experiences, notably in other European countries.