Linguistic tools

Do we share a common language on training issues? European training thesaurus logo How can people working in the education, training and employment fields across Europe make sure what they all mean when using the a term? This is the problem that Cedefop’s linguistic tools have been designed to address.

European training thesaurus

 European training thesaurus: a multilingual synopsis (2012) available from the Cedefop Bookstore
This online publication is a selection of 1207 terms and concepts which appear frequently in literature related to European vocational education and training (VET) research and policy. Each term/concept is presented in 11 languages: Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, and Swedish.

European Training Thesaurus (2008) - 3rd ed. available from the Cedefop Bookstore
A bilingual publication (English-French) which contains over 2500 terms related to vocational education and training (VET).

 European Training Thesaurus online (2008) EN | FR
Online thesaurus in English and French. 

 Download the European Training Thesaurus brochure: EL | EN | FR | HU | FR | PL

Multilingual glossary

Glossary : quality in education and training (2011). available from the Cedefop Bookstore
In English, French and German: Glossary / Glossar / Glossaire Quality in education and training / Qualität in der allgemeinen und beruflichen Bildung / La qualité dans lʼenseignement et la formation

 Terminology of European education and training policy (2008) available from the Cedefop Bookstore
A selection of 100 key terms. Multilingual glossary in English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

 Terminology of vocational training policy: a multilingual glossary for an enlarged Europe (2004) available from the Cedefop Bookstore
This glossary for all those involved in VET policy in Europe. It identifies key terms that are essential for an understanding of current VET policy in Europe.Available in six languages: English, French, German, Czech, Hungarian and Polish.

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