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peter
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languages certificates

on Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:41 pm
a question about the language skills

Do we have to proove every language we mentioned?
I mean I can prove English and German, I have proper documents for them, but I know also Ukrainian and Turkish - but no way to prove it on paper.
somewhere was written that the languages have to proved.

what do you think?
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Aneena
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Re: languages certificates

on Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:59 pm
You have to prove the language knowledge somehow - certificate, class at school, study abroad - the list of ways of proving language skills is provided on the Internet site of the Traineeships Office:

Explicit certificate = Written proof - Diploma from a language school or proof of language course followed as part of university studies, proof of having studied or worked in the language. Self-certifications are not accepted.


http://ec.europa.eu/stages/information/application_en.htm#Infotab3
peter
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Re: languages certificates

on Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:41 pm
thanks Aneena

but it seems that I have to prove only English, German and French.

Other languages are not mentioned.

I know that telling them I know some other language without proving it seems like a irresponsible action. But not telling them that I know any extra language would be a lie too. You understand.

Anyway - do those "extra" languages really help in the recruitment process?
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Aneena
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Re: languages certificates

on Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:36 pm
They do - for the preselection you get points for everything - level of studies, experiences abroad, grades, motivation letter, languages etc. Sometimes 1 point can decide whether you get preselected or not. So if you speak more languages it's very good to mention it. Most trainees I know speak 3-4 languages fluently, some even more - there's a certain profile of a perfect trainee and certainly languages are a very important point.
Cornelia
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Re: languages certificates

on Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:59 pm
Hello Peter. I was worrying for the same thing as I mentioned other languages in my application (French and Spanish) but I sent proof only for English.
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