Foreign Languages Education for Professional Purposes

Project Overview

Project Title Foreign Languages Education for Professional Purposes
Project Number 544293-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-AZ-TEMPUS-JPCR
Country Kyrgyzstan Tajikistan
Overall Project Value(EUR) 1 000 001 - 2 000 000
Project Start – Project End December 1, 2013–November 30, 2016
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding European Union
Project Budget(EUR) 1.212.895
Implementing Organization / Consortium

• Azerbaijan University of Languages (Azerbaijan) – Project Coordinator
• Azerbaijan Medical University (Azerbaijan)
• National Aviation Academy of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijan)
• Azerbaijan State Oil Academy (Azerbaijan)
• Baku State University (Azerbaijan)
• Azerbaijan State Agricultural University (Azerbaijan)
• Issykkul State University named after K.Tynystanov (Kyrgyzstan)
• International University of Kyrgyzstan (Kyrgyzstan)
• Kyrgyz Russian Slavonic University (Kyrgyzstan)
• Kyrgyz State Medical Academy (Kyrgyzstan)
• Kyrgyz National Agrarian University named after K. I. Skryabin (Kyrgyzstan)
• Kyrgyz State Technical University named after I.Razzakov (Kyrgyzstan)
• Khujand State University (Tajikistan)
• Avicenna Tajik State Medical University (Tajikistan)
• Tajik State University of Law, Business and Politics (Tajikistan)
• Tajik Technical University (Tajikistan) ,
• Tajik Agrarian University named after Sh.Shotemur (Tajikistan)
• Institute of Economy and Trade of TSU of Commerce (Tajikistan)
• Linnaeus University (Sweden)
• Tallin University (Estonia)
• Universit degli studi “G. D’Annunzio” di Chieti-pescaara (Italy)
• Pdagogische Hochschule Freiburg University of Education (Germany)
• University of Glasgow (the United Kingdom)
• University of Glasgow (the United Kingdom)
• University of Essex (the United Kingdom)
• University of Essex (the United Kingdom)
• Ministry of Education of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijan)
• Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan)
• Ministry of Education of the Republic of Tajikistan (Tajikistan)
• Azerbaijan Student Youth Organizations Union (Azerbaijan)

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team
  • Jala Garibova, Azerbaijan University of Languages (Project Coordinator), +994 12 441 22 31 (148);
  • Nurlan Kydyraliyev , Kyrgyz State Technical University named after I.Razzakov, 996 (312) 61-29-08;
  • Kulzhamal Nogayeva, Kyrgyz State Technical University named after I.Razzakov, +996 (312) 61-28-61;
  • Ainura Chokmorova, Kyrgyz State Technical University named after I.Razzakov, 0312-56-13-40;
Beneficiary National governments

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

The project’s wider objective is to increase specialized universities’ capacity in meeting the evolving market needs and governmental strategies of development, as well as in coping with new challenges of education, by modernizing their language teaching capacity; to help graduates of specialized Universities to increase their employability through obtaining viable language skills.

Project Objectives
  • To help specialized universities to restructure their language curricula.
  • To train and/or retrain foreign language teachers at specialized universities.
  • To help specialized Universities build their teaching and technical resources.
  • To disseminate the results of the project.
  • To train groups of professionals and disadvantaged groups within the life-long-learning segment of the project.
Education Sector HE, VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Education Policy Advice & Development, Institutional strengthening & capacity building, Standards and curriculum development, Training of teachers / trainers
Occupational Field Philology, Sociology, Psychology, Educational Science
Target Groups Politicians/decision-makers in economics, labour, employment & education policy, Decision-makers and managers in VET and HE institutions, Developers of standards, programs, curricula etc., Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.), Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers, Training providers (public and private)
Related Projects


  1. Modernization of language curricula and language teaching methodologies (in particular, in respect to English and German for special purposes) at specialized universities in Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
  2. Developing language teaching resources on the basis of advanced experience.
  3. Training or retraining of language teaching personnel.
  4. Restructuring language departments and established experimental language chairs.
  5. Organization of language courses for professional communities and disadvantaged groups.
  6. Organization of conferences.
  7. Round tables and workshops for dissemination and sustainability purposes.
  8. Development of web resources.
  9. Involvement of governments, youth organizations, potential employers and other stakeholders in the reform process.
  10. Equipping new language resource centres with learning resources and modern technology.
Project Results
  • Aviation English testing book developed.
  • Aviation English student’s book developed.
  • Language Laboratory in Azerbaijan National Aviation Academy created.
  • Language Laboratory in Issyk -Kul State University created.
  • Language Laboratory in Azerbaijan State Agrarian University created.
  • Language Laboratory in Azerbaijan Medical University created.
  • Extension of cooperation agreement between University of Essex and Azerbaijan University of Languages.
  • Training manuals of Issyk-Kul State University developed.
  • Curriculum for Foreign Language Teaching developed.

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