CELAN final public report of the CELAN project

CELAN final public report of the CELAN project by Wolfgang Mackiewicz, Version 2013, CELAN_report_final_public.pdf (98 KB)

Vademecum for employers and employees for language capacity building

Vademecum for employers and employees for language capacity building by Margaretha Mazura, Version 2012, CELAN_workshop_121115_pres_MAZURA.pdf (1.2 MB)

Optimized Translation Management at Weidmueller

Optimized Translation Management at Weidmueller by Gerald Lobermeier, Version 2012, CELAN_workshop_121115_pres_LOBERMEIER.pdf (2.0 MB)

Language Strategies for Business Analysis of company needs

Language Strategies for Business Analysis of company needs by Gustavo Gonzalez-Quijano, Version 2012, CELAN_workshop_121115_pres_GONZALEZ-QUIJANO.pdf (1.3 MB)

The language industry Tools and services for growth and expansion

The language industry Tools and services for growth and expansion by Christian Galinski, Stella Giraldo, Version 2012, CELAN_workshop_121115_pres_GALINSKI_and_GIRALDO.pdf (13.0 MB)

CELAN Language Strategies for Competitiveness & Employability

CELAN Language Strategies for Competitiveness & Employability by Margaretha Mazura, Version 2012, CELAN_roundtable_120130_pres_MAZURA.pdf (0.3 MB)

Mid-term Round-Table Celan Platform and Tools

Mid-term Round-Table Celan Platform and Tools by Mike Hammersley, Version 2012, CELAN_roundtable_120130_pres_HAMMERSLEY.pdf (58 KB)

Language Needs of European Businesses – The 2011 CELAN Survey

Language Needs of European Businesses - The 2011 CELAN Survey by Gustavo Gonzalez‐Quijano, Version 2012, CELAN_roundtable_120130_pres_GONZALEZ-GUIJANO.pdf (1.7 MB)

CELAN/WP 2: Language Industry stock taking

CELAN/WP 2: Language Industry stock taking by Christian Galinski, Stella Giraldo, Ulli Frimmel, Version 2012, CELAN_roundtable_120130_pres_GALINSKI_etal.pdf (0.3 MB)

Language Strategies for Enterprises – a Challenge for Europe [unveiling first results from the CELAN project]

Language Strategies for Enterprises - a Challenge for Europe [unveiling first results from the CELAN project] by Margaretha Mazura, Version 2011, CELAN_repr_111028_LangBusConf_pres_MAZURA.pdf (0.4 MB)

Business Sector Reports on Companies Language Needs – Retail & Distribution and other Services Sectors

Business Sector Reports on Companies Language Needs - Retail & Distribution and other Services Sectors by CELAN, Version 2011, CELAN_report_Business_Needs_Retail.pdf (1.4 MB)

Business Sector Reports on Companies’ Language Needs – ICT Sector

Business Sector Reports on Companies' Language Needs - ICT Sector by CELAN, Version 2011, CELAN_report_Business_Needs_ICT.pdf (0.1 MB)

Final Report from CELAN Questionnaire for Business

Final Report from CELAN Questionnaire for Business by Iva Voldánová, Version 2011, CELAN_report_Business_Needs_110713_pres_VOLDANOVA.pdf (0.7 MB) -

CELAN the Network for the Promotion of Language Strategies for Competitiveness and Employability conducted a questionnaire on the use of languages in Business. Most respondents agreed that languages were essential for their business, especially for managers. The employees are often hired for their existing language skills. Respondents mostly use EU, or EU neighbours languages. 


Most do not have a language development policy and do not train themselves their employees to the use of foreign language. Most use IT tools such as computer assisted spell checks and dictionaries and automatic on-line translation tools. Terminology database are only used by 1/4 of respondents and the Common European Framework for Languages by 1/10.


Business mostly use external services for translation and language classes for the staff and prefer certified language services providers.


Languages are used in many activities (ordered by importance): attending business meetings; maintaining international relations, traveling abroad; Presenting company, products, services; Using multilingual communications; Attending trade fairs, conferences, congresses; Preparing communication material; Interacting socially with customers and suppliers; Retrieving and using business/technical/market information; Interacting in teams/with colleagues/with headquarters; Preparing internal operational procedures; Responding to/presenting offers, bids, tenders; Managing multilingual website; Reporting: market analysis, policy documents, product development and Installing and maintaining company products abroad.

Report on Language Needs in Business – Companies’ Linguistic & Language related Needs in Europe

Report on Language Needs in Business - Companies' Linguistic & Language related Needs in Europe by CELAN, Version 2011, CELAN_report_Business_Needs.pdf (3.2 MB)

The Network for the Promotion of Language Strategies for Competitiveness and Employability

The Network for the Promotion of Language Strategies for Competitiveness and Employability by CELAN, Version 2011, CELAN_introduction.pdf (0.1 MB)