Communicating in different languages at work becomes a little easier with this practical tool. FACT translates between Dutch, French, Romanian, Polish, Arabic, Dari and Pashtu, and can also be used as a tool for getting to grips with the language of the workplace. Users select the source and target languages themselves. A third language can also be selected. For each term in the chosen language, youll find the written word, the spoken version and a supporting image.
Along with a basic vocabulary package, you can also download a package for the green sector and a basic metal sector package. Other sectors are under development.
The vocabulary packages are developed in conjunction with the VDAB and Forem, and the sectors concerned. Sector-specific terms are structured into logical categories (tools, machinery, parts, maintenance, procedures, etc.) so that users can quickly scroll down to the right word. A search function (with auto-complete) for the different languages is also provided. Users can also set favourites.
The app is an initiative of the West Flanders province and was developed as part of the AB Rfugis-Emploi project in collaboration with the following partners: POM, VDAB, FOREM, Mission Locale Douaisis, Red Cross Flanders, Fedasil, Open School Kortrijk-Roeselare Centre for Basic Education, Eduplus, Boerenbond and Tofam.
With support from the European Regional Development Fund.