RadioLabour is proposing to build a global service which can help English-learning unionists participate more successfully in their international labour organisations and understand the movement’s views about issues such as decent work, equality, climate change, social justice and more. It will include an audio newscast, scripts in English and many other languages plus an English language lesson - all based on union issues and activities. The lessons will be free of charge.
Here is a prototype lesson: First EAL lesson
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Comments from around the world
Los sindicalistas latinoamericanos requerimos de lecciones de ingles para insertarnos mas en las actividades mundiales
Being a independent trade unionist functioning state Of Goa India I need such information and other support
It is important to actually learn our own languages and English for sure it becomes an additional Language.
Il est très important que les syndicalistes apprennent aussi l'anglais, cela amélioré communication
We are interested.
Worker's Initiative - Kolkata India
Örülnék a nyelvóráknak!
Chu Wei Li
Taiwan I’m a big fan of RadioLabour. In order to improve my listening, I also listen to America Work Force podcast. I’m desperate for English as an Additional Language Lessons for unionists. Then, I can connect with foreign labor unions and improve our solidarity.
Gracias por esta iniciativa!! Es realmente importante para tod@s los sindicalistas tener idiomas-puente en los que podamos entendernos
Having worked in Kenya, I know this makes sense.
Vielen Dank für diese wichtige Initiative!
We are agreed that such initiative will obviously help workers to obtain their rights in the world of work.
saludamos esta gran iniciativa del aprendizaje y formación profesional dirigida hacia los dirigentes sindicales hoy ya unos gerentes sociales
The methods of assembling the program and the path of studies looks very good to me. I'm glad you call it English as an ADDITIONAL language. Many programs like this have called them English as a SECOND language. This recognizes that many participants have several languages already, and that they are proficient enough in studying that they have succeeded in this kind of pursuit before. I worked at a university that offered both ESL and English Upgrading, so I appreciated the thought given to this.
Please consider to use English as a second language to share information
My Vietnam-based Việt Labor colleagues struggled to connect with US and other unionists because of the language barrier
Le cours d'anglais est important pour Les syndicalists. Je le veux
please we need to learn English !
Very important service! Trade unionist around the world need contact with eachother and learn from eachother experiences.Netter english knowledge is a tool for cooperation and solidarity.
Even though there ARE other languages than English... it's perhaps the best way to get people connected and active today. So yes: I hope these lessons can start!
Very much needed for emerging unionists in the domestic workers' movement!
Better English would be very helpfull for closer contact between trade unionists all over the world. It would make our activities for the freedem of oppressed colleagues more effectif.
workers of all world unites!
As an English teacher in Japan, I think this is a great idea!
Wonderful idea which needs all the support one could imagine!
Apoyo total al proyecto de enseñanza de inglés para el aprendizaje de idioma en mi sindicato y así poder participar de acciones globales.
It's very important for a stronger trade union movement worldwide that we can communicate as quick as possible. Please support this initiative.
Great idea! There is no better way for communication worldwide. Unions need to communicate with eachother to support their mebers worldwide.
It is very important that everyone speaks English well
apoio a campanha.
I am ready
Will help in better understanding of problems and international unity
A great opportunity for my colleagues and union partners in Cambodia
it is a very good opportunity to learn international labour movement.
To make labour's voice heard loudly it is an urgent need to improve the communication skills of the union leaders in the non-English speaking communities
La lutte pour un travail digne pour tous dans une mondialisation économique nécessite une mondialisation syndicale et pour cela nous devons parler la même langue. L'anglais est un bon choix .
I DO SUPPORT
Je soutiens l'initiative
I strongly recommend the idea of lektionsplan in English for unionists
Learning English will be a great help to all the Unionists to convey their message to the world and to network with active unionists.
This seems to me to be a very good idea. If more and more people active in the international Labour Movement can communicate in English, it can only be a plus for the latter.
I firmly believe that this initiative will provide a tremendous contribution to the Unions whose native language is not English. English Language is a MUST IN the INTERNATIONAL FORUM.
Nous encourageons cette initiative qui va briser les barrières linguistiques
This is a great initiative! I have been thinking that something like this would be very useful to the trade unionists I have worked with in India and Sri Lanka!
I think that's a great idea keep working on and we will support you so much we can
Je veux apprendre l'anglais
A radio would be a good tool for an international labor movement. I wish you success.
Je soutiens cette initiative à 100%
We will successfully build up international communication and cooperation. Better understanding and speaking English is a necessary tool for us all.
Union power of labour
English lessons based on the vocabulary related to issues such as decent work, equality, climate change, social justice and more, would be more than useful!
Very important and essential for trade union Leaders & movement . Hope for the best
It´s very necessary that unionists can understand English.
It’s very important and necesary this lessons.
I fully support this great initiative, offered at no cost, to reach out to workers, on key labour issues.
I am very satisfied to listen to such a radio
It's important to learn English if you wish to support global workers.
l'initiation de la lanque anglaise parait indispensable
I am in favour of a global service to help english-learning unionists.
Je soutiens l'initiative.
République démocratique du Congo
Je suis pour la création de la radio,je salue vivement cette idee
Would also be useful to counter Corporate propaganda like CNN which is often used as lesson content in schools.
Back the initiative of teaching trade unionist English to be able to actively participate to international meetings
Support the RadioLabour Project. It will be an important tool among others in making people understand more about labour movement. Bringing comrades together through this programe will deepen understanding of how to tackle the different challenges faced by workers and their respective Trade Unions since there will be sharing of different encounters from a wider scope and without neccesarily having to meet physically.