VISION – Verein für Internationale Sprachzertifizierung, Informationstechnologie, Organisation Networking, is a non-governmental, non-profit organization established in 2003 (Salzburg LPD 671697239) to carry out specialized activities in the field of language education for specific purposes and in close cooperation with the CEBS (Language Competence Centre for Vocational Schools and Colleges of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education). Its aim is to support quality in language education, in school management and in international cooperation in the sense of the European dimension and for the Austrian VET institutions. Its members are teachers in Austrian VET schools, in University Colleges of Teacher Education and other educational institutions. VISION supports CEBS in all its activities and is responsible for all necessary commercial undertakings such as for international language certificates, national or international funding as well ascontracts especially within European partnerships.
CEBS: Founded in 1992 as an institution affiliated to the VET (Vocational Education and Training) directorate of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, CEBS (CenterfürberufsbezogeneSprachen) operates as a national in-service teacher training centre specialising in vocationally-oriented language education. As a think-tank and advisory body in matters of professional and institutional development, curricula design and language assessment, it aims at harmonising international educational policies and programmes, as developed and promoted by the European Commission and the Council of Europe, with Austrian initiatives and policies. It considers itself a driving force as regards the integration of ICT into foreign language teaching, the development of teaching/learning concepts related to CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) and of formative assessment and it operates as contact point and switchboard between Austrian vocational schools and colleges and economic institutions and businesses at home and abroad.