LdV - PLM - Touristic field

Duration of the project

2 months from April 2010 tu June 2010

Number of participants

5 students attending a training course in tourism

Programme Framework

Lifelong Learning

Sub programme

Leonardo da Vinci - Placement


Saldus Professional secondary school, Latvia

Local Partner

Hotels and restoraunt


Language course The course consisted in an intensive 2 weeks course, of 24 hours (3 hours of lessons per day from Monday to Friday). In particular: Frontal intensive lessons (24 hours), with a mother tongue teacher specialised in teaching Italian to foreigners. The Beneficiaries have the opportunity to be introduced to the main grammatical rules, vocabulary, and to the main situations of a common and everyday life conversation, with particular regards to all the necessary vocabulary related to the field where they were going to carry out their internships.

Cultural course This program was organized by Send in cooperation with “Eco Viaggi e cultura” a company specialized in cultural and touristic tour in Palermo and Sicily. The group had 2 different touristic tours, the first one it was a touristic tour around Palermo and the second one a tour In Monreale, a small village close to Palermo with a significant monuments.

Practical Training The Beneficiaries started the working practice the day after their arrival. The period of their internships lasted until their departure. Here are the tasks performed by trainees:

  • Support the food and beverage department staff in service activities during breakfast time and at the bar for guests break and welcome aperitifs being in charge with table lying, Decoration, different meals and beverage service handling, taking guests orders at breakfast time and at the bar.
  • Support the cooking and food and beverage department staff in cooking activities during breakfast time and for special catering, banqueting events being in charge with, different meals and beverage preparation, dishes decoration