Elevii pot studia Engleza pentru Gastronomie online

Începând cu data de 28 februarie 2020, elevii școlilor profesionale din Republica Moldova pot studia limba engleză utilizând manualul publicat pentru specialitățile conexe domeniului gastronomie și resursele online integrate în acest curs.

Manualul ,,Engleza pentru Gastronomie” a fost publicat cu suportul financiar al Fundației Serviciul de Dezvoltare din Liechtenstein. Elevii, profesorii de limba engleză și maiștrii de la școlile partenere din Balti, Cupcini, Stefan-Vodă, Cahul, și Catania, Italia au fost implicați în ateliere de lucru tematice privind bucatele tradiționale moldovenești și italiene, iar fotografiile și secvențele video au fost utilizate pentru a elabora fișe didactice tematice și resurse online pentru acest curs.

La data de 28 februarie 2020 manualul și resursele online au fost pilotate înt-un grup țintă de elevi de la IP Centrul de Excelență în Servicii și Prelucrarea Alimentelor din mun. Bălți.

Elevii au apreciat resursele utilizate precum și activitățile organizate pentru elevii de la diverse școli profesionale și oportunitățile de a contrinui la elaborarea de resurse care ulterior pot fi utilizate în procesul de predare- învățare-evaluare a limbii engleze.

Pentru moment doar profesorii de limba engleză au acces la toate resursele online. Asociația ,,Centrul pentru Educație Continuă” va continua colaborarea cu instituțiile vizate pentru a crea oportunități de accesare a resurselor online pentru fiecare elev de la școlile profesionale care ar dori să studieze limba engleză pentru gastronomie.

Piloting the coursebook and the online resources at IP CESPA
English teachers piloting the course book English for Gastronomy
Cannoli will alsways remain the desert associated with the Sicilian Paradise and the fruitful collaboration with the IPSSEOA K. Wojtyla will always be as a cornerstone of our online resources!

Sesiune de evaluare a proiectului: English for Gastronomy_2019

La data de 28 februarie 2020 va avea loc sesiunea de evaluare a proiectului ,,Engleza pentru Gastronomie 2019″.

Evenimentul este găzduit de Centrul de Excelență în Servicii și Prelucrarea Alimentelor, mun. Bălți.

Profesorii de limba engleză de la școlile profesionale care activează în domeniul gastronomiei și elevii școlilor profesionale care au pilotat aceast manual sunt invitați la acest eveniment.

Evenimentul include activități de evaluare a procesului de pilotare a manualului ,,Engleza pentru Gastronomie”, lecții demonstative și atelier de lucru privind integrarea resurselor online elaborate în concordanță cu acest manual.

Proiectul ,,English for Gastronomy 2019” este implimentat cu suportul financiar al Fundației Serviciul de Dezvoltare din Liechtenstein.

IATEFL ESP SIG / ZHAW International Conference

Daniela Murgulet, president of the sssociation ‘Continuing Education Center’ has attended the stimulating international conference organised by the IATEFL ESP SIG and Zurich University of Applied Sciences on the 29-30 of June 2018 in Zurich, Switzerland.

The results of developing video resources and integrating them in the ESP couirse book ‘English for Gastronomy’ were presented at the conference as part of the workhsop organised by Daniela Murgulet. It was a privilege to be able to discuss the FELT School project and the video resources developed for the English courses for the vocational schools from Moldova with teachers from different countries. New contacts have been established with teachers interested in exploring the use of videos in language teaching and encouraging student generated course content in the ESP courses.

IATEFLThe conference provided a unique opportunity to attend workshops delivered by teachers from all over the world and discover new apps and platforms used in language teaching as well as tools that can be used in evaluating and monitoring learners’ progress.

We are enthusiatic to share the newly acquired knowledge and resoucres with the English language teachers from the vocational schools and we are honoured to announce teachers from different countries, IATEFL members, have generously accepted to contribute to the development of the CPD programme for the teachers from the vocational schools from Moldova, organising online trainings and sharing valuable resources and experiences during the academic year 2018-2019.

The association ‘Continuing Education Center’ is a member of the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language and a member of the ESP SIG group since March 2018.

Our participation in the conference was possible due to the partial funding from the behalf of the Foundation ‘Liechtenstein Development Service.’

The FELT Shool project has been implemented over the last 5 years due to the kind financial support of the Foundation ‘Liechtenstein Development Service.’


Thank you letter for the fruitful collaboration in organizing an exchange visit of Italian teachers and students at the VET schools from Moldova

Dear headmasters, teachers and students,

I greatly appreciate the approval of collaboration from the behalf of the headmasters from the three partner institutions, and namely Dott.ssa Daniela Di Piazza, headmaster at IPSSEOA ,,K. Wojtyla”, Catania, Mrs. Sivia Proțiuc, headmaster at the Center of Excellence in Food Processing Services from Balti, and Mrs. Violeta Camerzan, headmaster at the Vocational School from Cupcini, and the joint effort in organizing the exchange visit for the 3 teachers and 3 students from IPSSEOA ,,K. Wojtyla”, Catania, at the vocational schools from Moldova in the period of 18 – 23 March 2018.

I would like to express my gratitude to Prof.ssa Anna Chiarenza, Mrs. Doina Morari, Mrs. Natalia Balan, Mrs. Maia Guțu for coordinating the activities at the local schools and providing the assistance in planning and organizing the activities in the framework of this event.

I would like to thank Prof. Biagio Danilo De Feo, Prof. Carlo Ciaramidaro, Prof. Giovanni Sapienza for sharing their professional expertise with the Moldovan teachers and students during this exchange visit. I am more than grateful to you for the time spent planning and organizing the masterclasses on Italian dishes and non-alcoholic cocktails, delegating organizational and monitoring tasks to the Italian students during the cooking process and providing examples of leading the students via experiential learning, encouraging them to create new bonds of friendships and collaboration with the Moldovan peers via our gastronomy club or the joint workshop on food and healthy lifestyle organized in collaboration with the students and teachers from the College of Medicine.

My sincere appreciation to the students from IPSSEOA ,,K. Wojtyla”, Giovani Agatino Bomparola, Francesco Antoci, Davide Puglisi, and the target groups of students from the Moldovan partner schools for working collaboratively as part of all the masterclasses, workshops, English classes,  and for submitting the letter of consent which entitles us to use the photos and video recordings from this exchange visit in order to develop resources for our course “English for Gastronomy”.

I would like to thank the instructors from the vocational schools from Moldova, Mrs. Lilia Mahu, Mrs. Alina Furculița, Mrs. Svetlana Musteata, Mr. Petru Guțu and their colleagues for their valuable contribution in organizing the masterclasses on Moldovan cuisine as part of the exchange visit at their school. The masterclasses on both Italian and Moldovan cuisine provide us the opportunity to preserve the pleasure of the table by experiencing the new meals together as a key indicator to promote excellence in hospitality.

Again, thank you so much to all the students, instructors and teachers from the partner schools for playing a key role in the transmission of knowledge and passion for the culinary art, in promoting the intercultural collaboration and for contributing to the process of improving the English language teaching process at the vocational schools from Moldova.

I am deeply appreciative of the financial support for this exchange visit to the Foundation ”Liechtenstein Development Service” and I promise you we will work very hard to value this input and give it back by sharing the acquired knowledge and the new developed resources for the English course with all the partner vocational schools from Moldova.

Thank you again for your commitment and teamwork and I look forward to working with you in the future as part of our FELT School project, a small project with big opportunities.

Best Regards,

Daniela Murgulet

FELT School Project Cooridnator


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Thank you letter to all the teachers and students from IPSSEOA “K. Wojtyla”, Catania


Dear Dott.ssa Daniela Di Piazza:

I would like to thank you for the job shadowing and the professional development  opportunities offered to the group of 9 persons from Moldova during our exchange visit to IPSSEOA “K. Wojtyla”, Catania, Italy in the period of 3-10 March 2018.

We owe a great debt of gratitude to Prof.ssa Anna Chiarenza and all the teachers from IPSSEOA “K. Wojtyla” for the invaluable assistance and input with planning and implementing  the exchange visit programme. Your team’s experience in handling the logistics, the meeting arrangements, coordinating travel and accommodation, and in organizing the planned activities and events were greatly appreciated.

Due to the fruitful collaboration among your English language teachers – Prof.ssa Anna Chiarenza, Prof.ssa Rita Santagati, Prof.ssa Anna-Maria Barbagalo, Prof. Mario La Rosa, Prof.ssa Maria Rita Moschetto – the English language teachers from Moldova had the opportunity to observe English lessons held in target groups of Italian students, pilot Padlet presentations while holding a lesson about the Modovan dishes and attend a plenary meeting on testing in ESP.

Many of our participants made a point of telling me how impressed they were by the smooth organization of all of the cooking sessions organized by the teachers from IPSSEOA “K. Wojtyla” and namely Prof. Biagio Danilo De Feo, Prof. Mario Rinaldi, Prof. Michele Craparo, Prof. Carlo Ciaramidaro. The Molodvan students and Mrs Liuba Baligari, instructor, could easily integrate into the Italian team of students and enjoy learning how to cook marvelous Italian dishes. They were also enchanted to attend the one day masterclass organized by the chef Simone Strano and chef Giuseppe Raciti from the Italian Federation of Cooks in collaboration with your school.

Moreover, the joint lessons and masterclasses facilitated by the specialty teachers, the students and the English language teachers from your school is a great model of collaboration and support among all the persons involved in the teaching-learning process of future cooks and bartenders, emphasizing the importance to master English as a communication skill providing better employment opportunities in the future. The lessons and masterclasses held by Prof. Sergio Perricelli, Prof. Mario La Rosa, Prof. Davide Cucinotta, Prof. Giuseppe Agati could be observed by the English language teachers from Molodva as well, helping them better understand such topics as wine pairing, cocktails, flambe cooking and take pictures that will be used to develop ESP resources for their lessons, sharing and implementing the valuable knowledge they have acquired during the exchange visit with generations of students from their local schools and contributing the sustainability of the exchange visit programme.

We would also like to express our gratitude to the Italian students – Giovanni Bomparola, Davide Puglisi, Francesco Antoci and their family members for hosting the Moldovan students and organizing their socio-cultural programme. We are glad to have had the opportunity to meet them and we are really enthusiastic to welcome them in Moldova along with the 3 teachers, Prof. Biagio Danilo De Feo, Prof. Carlo Ciaramidaro, Prof. Giovanni Sapienza, in the period of 17-24 March 2018. I hope these visits will strengthen the ties of cooperation that bind our organizations.
Please convey my appreciation to everyone on your staff. Thanks again for making our visit to IPSSEOA “K.Wojtyla”, Catania, a memorable experience.



Daniela Murguleț

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Exchange Visit in Sicily

In the period 3-10 March 2018, a group of 9 people, consisting of English teachers, instructors and pupils from 4 professional schools from Moldova and representatives of the FELT School project, participated in the exchange visit at IPSSEOA “K. Wojtyla “, Catania, Italy.

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The teachers had the opportunity to improve their knowledge on gastronomy related topics and the ability to hold an ESP course, such as English for Gastronomy, by observing English lessons taught by experienced teachers from the host institution, holding a public lesson about Moldovan dishes, attending sessions and analysing samples of the English language tests used during the years 2016-2018 at IPSSEOA ,, K. Wojtyla “in the target groups of students from the 1st to the 5th year of study.

The students and Mrs. Liuba Baligari, instructor at the vocational school from Stefan Voda, had the opportunity to work in the partner school’s lab along with the students and the Italian chefs. On Tuesday, the 6th of March, they have attended a one day masterclass  organized by the Italian Chef’s Federation at IPSSEOA ,, K.Wojtyla “. The partner institution has also provided us the opportunity to make video recordings as well as photos that will later be used to develop didactic resources for the ESP course “English for Gastronomy”. The students have learnt how to cook many new dishes and they have mentioned that the dishes and sauces based on seafood products were the most unusual and the most interesting for them.

The fruitful collaboration between the Sicilian and Moldovan students was also facilitated by the host school’s initiative to accommodate students in the host families of students from IPSSEOA “K.Wojtyla”.

The activities organized during the exchange visit included gastronomic tours to an  local factory distributing oranges and producing orange juice, as well as a socio-cultural program in Catania, Taormina and Caltagirone, where teachers familiarized themselves with various aspects of Italian cuisine as well as the history and cultural treasure of Sicily.

The exchange visit was organized in the framework of the FELT School project with the financial support of Liechtenstein Development Service, the host institution IPSSEOA “K. Wojtyla”, Catania, the host families from Catania as well as the personal resources of people such as instructors or members of the Gastronomy Club for example, who are not part of the target group beneficiaries of the FELT School project but wanted to invest their own resources in their professional development.


Overview of the exchange visit of 3 teachers from Italy at the Moldovan VET Schools

The second week of the summer school ,,Teaching English at the Vocational Schools Specialized in Gastronomy” and the follow- up exchange visit of 3 teachers from IPSSEOA ,,K. Wojtyla”, Catania, Italy, took place in the period of 12 -16 September 2017.

Prof.ssa Anna Chiarenza, Prof. Mario Rinaldi and Prof. Carlo Ciaramidaro have visted the vocational schools from Stefan Voda, Cahul, Cupcini and the Center of Excellence in Food Processing Services from Balti.

The main activities of the programme included workshops of ESP methodology organised by Prof.ssa Anna Chiarenza in a group of 2-3 teachers from the vocational schools from Moldova and masterclasses on Sicilian dishes organised by Prof. Mario Rinaldi and Prof. Carlo Ciaramidaro.

The outputs of our ESP summer school and exchange visit include the following:

1 experienced English language teacher and 2 instructors from IPSSEOA “K. Wojtyla”, participated in the exchange visit at the 4 vocational schools from Moldova;

4 workshops on ESP methodology were organized by Prof.ssa Anna Chiarenza for the EL teachers from Moldova;

8 dishes have been prepared by Prof. Carlo Ciaramidaro and Prof. Mario Rinaldi and video resources have been made for the course “English for Gastronomy”;

66 pupils from 4 vocational schools from Moldova have attended 4 masterclasses on Sicilian Dishes (total 16 hours);

66 pupils learned new skills and prepared 8 Sicilian dishes;

The teachers from IPSSEOA ,,K.Wojtyla”, Catania, Italy, have participated in the feedback sessions and suggestions for improving our future exchange visits have been discussed;

The exchange visit of the English language teachers and pupils from the Moldovan VET schools to the IPSSEOA  ,,K. Wijtyla”  has been established for March 2018.

We would like to expand our gratitude to Prof.ssa Daniela di Pazza, headmaster of IPSSEOA ,,K.Wojtyla”, Catania, Italy, for the fruitful collaboration and support in the framework of the FELT School project and for approving the visit of 3 teachers from IPSSEOA ,,K.Wojtyla” at the vocational schools from Moldova.  We are pleased to point out to the high professionalism and personal qualities of the delegated teachers who have contributed to achieving the outputs of this exchange visit.

The FELT School project is implemented with the financial support of the Foundation ,,Liechtenstein Development Service”.