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DOBA EPIS, Vocational College


Country: Slovenia
City: Maribor
Principal: Helena Vogrinec
Address: Prešernova ulica 1
Phone: 0038622283888
Website: http://www.visja.doba.si/
Email: helena.vogrinec@doba.si

About the school

Vocational college is an organisation unit of DOBA, European business and education centre which presents an important part of business group Doba. The college was founded in 1998 and is today the biggest private vocational centre in Slovenia. We offer shorter 2-year programmes (short tertiary education, ISCED 5) We have full-time students as well as part time students. We are specialists in fully online education. Our model is supported online distance learning. Students have pedagogical su

Language skills

Differ from programme to programme students learn one or two foreign languages. As a first foreign language they can learn english, german or italian. As a second foreign language they can choose between english and german.

Motivation

The mission of college is development and execution of vocational programmes offering students development of expert competences and personal development stressing the development of IT knowledge and learning skills as key competences in a society of knowledge. Our programmes should with their flexibility and wide accessibility encourage long life learning and contribute to a faster development of environment and people's satisfaction.

Strength and experience

We are specialists in fully online education and have experience in working in an international working environment.

Project related to EOL

Objectives of the project “Overcoming the intercultural differences in business between countries of Central Europe and Western Balkan” aimed to help students develop their capacity of communication in a foreign language, the ability to develop critical thinking and to work in teams with students from other countries. We have cooperated with school from Serbia. Our Vocational College also implement a pilot project Content and Language Integrated Learning in the study programme Business Secretar

Needs and wishes

We would like to establish international cooperation with vocational colleges for developing and execution of online modules for learning foreign languages as well as raising awareness in intercultural differences.

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