The Ambassador of Languages of the Year 2011
In 2011 Lithuanian NA organized The European Language Label competition called “The Ambassador of Languages of the Year 2011”. The aim of the competition was to select a business enterprise or public company that demonstrates innovative and engaging policy of language learning and usage. The selection of the ELL as “The Ambassador of Languages of the Year 2011” was based on the following criteria: European priorities for the 2010-2011 Label campaigns (“Language learning in the community“ and “Language skills as a preparation for work”), ability to act as the ambassador of languages and attitude of the applicant to the language policy. JSC “WorldOne” was selected as “The Ambassador of Languages of the Year 2011”. JSC “WorldOne” is an international market research company in global healthcare. Their office has more that 200 employees in Lithuania and they all work in multilingual environment where they use informal language learning. The company is using 9 different working languages. As a part of Ambassadors' activities, the representative of the Ambassador of Languages of the Year 2011 attended the International Scientific Conference “Multilingualism and Language Studies in Higher Education” at Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania, on the 8-10th of December, 2011. He participated in the Round table discussion: Multilingualism: possibility, necessity or threat? JSC "WorldOne" will continue the Ambassador's of the Languages activities until the new Ambassador of the Languages will be selected.
Consistency with the European policies in the field of language learning