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And they lived happily ever after Project 2015 The project is an innovative re-launch of three popular and traditional fairy tales. The highly executed cartoons recount these fairy tales by promoting social and human rights, addressing gender and social inequality, tackling poverty and social exclusion. The main aims of the project are: 1. Be the first professional cartoon in the Maltese language; 2. Encourage children to read and speak in the National language; 3. Help children embrace the Maltese language as an integral part of Na... Click here for more details
The French language camp „LA COLO” Project 2015 The French language camp „LA COLO” was first organised in May 2008. The goal was to enable students studying in the bilingual section of the highschool to develop their language skills in a playful, interdisciplinary way outside the classroom. Ever since, the camp has been organised in the same place, at Balatonszemes. The main concept was already developed in the first year. In the thematic workshops students of various ages and language levels work together in one group; in other programs the ... Click here for more details
Modern technology in the EFL classroom for dyslexic learners Project 2015 The aims of the project are: 1. To raise awareness to the needs of dyslexic learners in learning English as a foreign language 2. To provide equal opportunity for both dyslexic and non-dyslexic learners through the use of creative modern day technology (in particular the interactive white board) in conjunction with tried and tested EFL methodology 3. To improve the quality of students' language learning experience and acquisition 4. To provide pedagogy and methodology that can be app... Click here for more details
Word Workshop Project 2015 Word Workshop (OrdVærkSted) is a collaboration between the National Gallery of Denmark and Danish language schools. The basic idea is that the art experience is an inspiring starting point for language acquisition and for the meeting of different cultures and nationalities. The project shows how it is possible to use the National Gallery – as well as museums and cultural institutions in general – as an alternative learning space for new citizens. The lessons focus on developing students’ Danish ... Click here for more details
LearnDanishABC Project 2015 LearnDanishABC (LærDanskABC) is an IT-based teaching program launched by LærDansk, which is the Danish Refugee Council’s department for teaching Danish as a second language. The program covers all aspects of the beginner language: reading, writing, listening and speaking including pronunciation. The primary target group is disadvantaged foreign adults with little or no educational background, including illiterates. The course consists of online exercises, giving the individual student the opport... Click here for more details
Language coaching Project 2015 The non-profit organisation ASTI a.s.b.l. has been proposing its pilot project "Language coaching" since the beginning of school year 2009-2010. This project is based on the observation that many people enrolled in the ASTI Luxembourgish courses rarely have the opportunity to practice this language outside the classroom. They often complain about the lack of Luxembourgish speakers in their immediate environment (family, circle of friends, workplace), with whom they could practice the language ... Click here for more details
Journey to the land of languages Project 2015 The project organisers have developed two pedagogic suitcases: one for children of cycles 1 and 2 and another one for cycles 3 and 4 of primary school. These suitcases contain a variety of working materials for creative activities intended to promote language awareness: multilingual children's books and CDs, illustrated albums and didactic material for teachers. They also contain a logbook and a folder that gradually fill up as the suitcases travel from classroom to classroom, documenting the va... Click here for more details
Fairy Tale; Unusual Power Project 2015 The project entitled is a result of cooperation between the town of Suwałki in Poland and Grande-Synthe in the North of France. The project aimed at writing fairy tales in Polish and French taking place in the two towns. The project was implemented by the mayor’s office in Grande-Synthe. The project also provided for a visit to France, which would enable students to further contacts with peers abroad and allow them expand knowledge about culture and language of the two countries. The cooperatio... Click here for more details
Let's Sign Project 2015 The project aims at promoting sign language and culture of the deaf. As part of project activities, educational videos allowing people who can hear to learn Polish Sign Language are prepared. Project authors’ guiding idea of is to provide free access to learning the language to possibly the largest number of people. The videos present the signs used in the sign language. Each video is an original idea of its authors and some of them are prepared on the request of service users. The project is i... Click here for more details
Study the language - Reach the Olympus! Project 2015 In 2014 Lithuania commemorated a decade of EU membership. On 26th of September in Kuršėnai Daugėliai basic school of Šiauliai district European day of languages which was integrated with Little School Olympic was organised. The event was dedicated to commemorate the honourable date. All the classes were making attribute of various European countries. All the teams had to learn to greet and to present themselves in other language. The whole week pupils were looking for information on the internet... Click here for more details
Intercomprehension in the class of French Project 2015 The project followed the introduction of some intercomprehensional activities in French, with the whole purpose of motivating the learning of French and form an optional course of 18 hours containing certain documents and online activities. Our target group was an eleventh grade high school class where pupils knew latin languages like Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, languages learnt by watching TV series, in immersion (we wanted to value the knowledge in those languages that they do not use anym... Click here for more details
Multilinguism and Tourism for an Active European Citizen Project 2015 The purpose of the project is to promote language learning in partner schools (Romania and Italy) in the scholar context where there is a lack of necessary educational materials for the development of the French learning project. In this case, the project offered the possibility of creating an educational material that helps at foreign languages classes, specific disciplines in the field of tourism and geography because we aim to make materials in French, Italian, Romanian, and English: a hoteli... Click here for more details
Traditional Open-air Games to Improve Children’s Skills Project 2015 „Traditional Open-air Games to Improve Children’s Skills” is a project that aims to bring games and activities into children’s lives in order to get them physically fit and active and improve their communication skills in these days of console games and TV. The project promotes our students’ healthy lifestyles creating a positive group atmosphere, breaks down social and language barriers, energizes and motivates. It also encourages playing games which is a way for them to explore, imagine, share... Click here for more details
Let’s write a story Project 2015 This project was meant to develop students’ creativity while learning English. Since one of the reasons they lack motivation at school is because they don’t get to choose when and how and what, and they do not get any feedback from other peers, except maybe their classmates, we thought writing stories would be the answer. Each school would come up with a list of 20 words monthly (10 nouns, 5 adjectives and 5 verbs), words they had learnt that month in class and post it on the twinspace. At the s... Click here for more details
“ACTION ENGLISH” Project 2015 ACTION ENGLISH project is an eTwinning project delivered in cooperation with schools from seven European countries. The project is also an integral part of our school curriculum and the activities it covers are defined in the school plan and programme. Students are motivated to communicate orally, use new technologies in a creative way, while the teachers take an innovative approach to foreign language teaching. The project itself and the partners from various countries offer the possibility t... Click here for more details
„German language in my profession“(DEUTSCH IN MEINEM BERUF)” Project 2015 „German language in my profession“ is a project which is integrated in the curriculum of the general classes of „German as a foreign language“ at the School for Tourism, Catering and Trade in grades 1-4 (ages 15-18) where German is taught at different levels, from A1 to B2 of the CEFR, to 200 students per year. The students' awareness of the need and importance of acquiring competences in German is first raised, and they are then provided with tools to enhance their abilities in using German l... Click here for more details
Varaždin Bussiness School Project 2015 The objective of this project is to learn and use Croatian sign language in the applicant school. The participants involved in the project include school faculty and students, as well as students with special needs, who are the main reason why this project was initiated. The activities, goals and results of the project directly address the specific needs of the applicant school, school faculty and students. The project consists of two components – the EU project „Sign 2 me“ and Croatian sign la... Click here for more details
The Colour of the Human Heart Project 2015 The Colour of the Human Heart The aim of this project is ”learning English for real”. We only use authentic material and we focus on communicating in English. The ideas of this project are suitable for pupils aged 12 and older. Through this project the pupils are not just learning English. They also learn how to build a blog and how to behave on the internet. We only use authentic materials like real books and material on the web such as Youtube videos, news programs, articles etc. ... Click here for more details
Rescue from the Oblivion – Leśniów Monument Track Project 2015 The project has been implemented as part of a programme by Centrum Edukacji Obywatelskiej (Citizenship Education Centre) entitled Monument Track – Students Adopt Historic Buildings. As part of the programme, students from all over Poland look for forgotten historic sites, interesting artefacts, fascinating stories in their vicinity and take care of them to make sure they are not forgotten. Students from Leśniów Wielki joined the programme to promote historic sites in their locality, which is s... Click here for more details
Languages for children in the neighbourhood Project 2015 Since 2000, Language School at the Łazarski University has implemented a community education programme entitled Languages for children in the neighbourhood as part of its activities on behalf of local community and in order to integrate local community, form bonds with it, activate parents to cooperate with the University and promote volunteering among its students. Each year, the project is addressed to around 100 children aged 5-15 and living in the neighbourhood of the Łazarski University. A... Click here for more details
Bilingual Kids pedagogical innovation – implementation of a bilingual curriculum in a pre-school English group Project 2015 The project has been designed in relation with an initiative to introduce free language education at a municipal preschool. The project is implemented in a group of twenty preschoolers, five of whom have special educational needs. All children in the group participate in an innovative bilingual teaching programme suited to their individual needs and psychological and physical capabilities. The programme aims at providing children with opportunities to achieve communication competence in English ... Click here for more details
“European Spirit in Our Community” Project 2015 “European Spirit in Our Community” is a project consisting of classroom and extracurricular activities, projects, field trips, language and cultural courses, lectures given by guest-speakers and various cultural events in Sesvetska Sopnica Elementary School. The project’s target group are students, faculty, parents and other members of the community. The scope of the project encompasses linguistic-communicative, socio-humanistic and cultural areas. While promoting multiculturalism, multiling... Click here for more details
Project description „you are from here and from somewhere else“ Project 2015 Language is one of the basic conditions of human existence. In the „Bildungsgarten“ it is essential for us to both systematically promote and sustain a process, starting in the earliest stages of childhood. Language is important for children in two ways: as a medium that helps determine and name individual experiences, and as a medium of interpersonal communication. Children growing up in two cultures need full bilingualism to develop a bicultural identity. This development enables them to f... Click here for more details
"Did you get me?” Authentic listening comprehension exercises Tyrol Project 2015 The aim of the BM:BF’s (ministry for education and women) fund project “Did you get me?” Authentic listening comprehension exercises Tyrol was to create authentic listening comprehension exercises for German as a foreign language classes. Participants of the German classes of the education and counseling centre woman of all countries were involved in the process of developing and producing the listening comprehension exercises. The topics, the interviews and the concepts for the listening compre... Click here for more details
DACHL-Lieder-Wettbewerb German Song Contest Project 2015 The aim of the project is to promote German through songs, expanding children’s and youth’s linguistic knowledge and skills, making them interested in the culture of German speaking countries, and shaping the attitudes of openness, interest and tolerance for other nations and cultures. The contest forms a part of statutory activity of the Warsaw Division of the Polish Association of German Teachers, which includes initiating activities aimed at the promotion of teaching and learning of German. ... Click here for more details
English on the pitch – English course for footballers with the use of self-presentation techniques Project 2015 The project is addressed to second grade football class students of general upper secondary school. The project aims at improving students’ communication skills in English. Football class students see their future professional career in sports. In general, being a footballer involves using English. Language barrier may prove problematic, especially at the beginning of the career. Students attending the course can improve their practical communication skills in English, especially these relating ... Click here for more details
You can be an all-rounder, too. Workshops for Polish-speaking students aged 10+. Project 2015 The project was initiated by parents of four-graders (the last year of a primary school in the German system of education) who attend a Saturday Polish school in Frankfurt. In the German system of education, moving from primary to lower secondary school at the age of 10 is a critical moment in the life of any pupil. This also applies to learning Polish as a foreign language and often results in ceasing learning it. Children, for whom Polish is the second language, majority of whom was born in Ge... Click here for more details
Summer Rugby Courses in English Project 2015 Since 2013, the Belgian francophone rugby league offers a one-week immersion traineeship in English for 14 to 17 year-old female and male players. This sport and linguistic activity takes places in the summer vacation (one week in July and/or one week in August). All along the week, participants attend on a daily basis 4-hour English classes adapted to their level (assessment tests are taken on the first day) and 4-hour rugby training sessions. English is present everywhere, since language tu... Click here for more details
Euregioslam Project 2015 The ‘Euregioslam’ project aimed at raising the awareness of 10 to 18 year-old learners to their neighbour’s mother tongues within the cross-border Euregio-Meuse-Rhine Region through an initiation to poetry slam. After an initiation phase in the candidate groups of learners, the involved schools participated in a competition during which the pupils presented their own artistic productions on stage, comparing them with those of their fellow competitors. The Dutch language teachers project who had ... Click here for more details
Coaching point Project 2015 The project, conducted by a language teacher, offers personalised coaching for adult learners, providing personalised remediation in languages and psychological support at the same time. Its goal is to eliminate the extralinguistic elements that interfere with the learning process. This coaching scheme was set up to address the poor proficiency level attained by adult learners, which did not match either their personal investment or their alleged skills. Indeed, the environment of adult learners... Click here for more details
Accelerated Sign Linguage Training Project 2015 The accelerated sign language courses have been organised upon request of deaf children's families. FALS (acronym used to name the courses) are one week long and are divided into four different levels. Other available courses approach the poetic dimension of the sign language or offer the opportunity for interested children to learn sign language. In spite of public recognition, sign language is still underused or not mastered by deafness professionals, both in educational and specialised org... Click here for more details
Language Rally Project 2015 As part of the European Day of Languages, Bruxelles Formation organises a Language Rally that brings together vocational training learners (so-called “trainees”) and the staff from their learning centres. The event, consisting of a playful approach to languages, an intercultural meeting and a pedestrian rally, has been taking place since 2000. For its 14th edition, Bruxelles Formation celebrated its 20th anniversary by inviting its partners (Organisations for Social and Professional Integ... Click here for more details
Without papers. Passport for the future Project 2015 This project aims at a holistic language approach The learning process is combined with new technologies, a world our “2.0 students” are familiar with, since they are well aware of IT tools and online resources. As a consequence, teachers need to develop new strategies to manage a class. Tasks foster cooperation, autonomy, differentiation and creativity without depreciating traditional teaching methods. The “2.0 teacher” thus becomes a resource person who plans and structures the teaching and... Click here for more details
Create your future Project 2015 “Create your future” is an English-IT cross-subject project for the 3rd Bachelor in Marketing. Traditional teaching is replaced by real situations to tackle through role play, based on the YEP Challenge. Students organise business meetings, create business plans, a brochure and a corporate video. They also write a job offer, a cover letter and a CV, and they take part in a job interview (recruitment simulation). Everyone HAS to speak. The final assessment takes place in front of an external jur... Click here for more details
Discovering WW1 and an eTic alterity Project 2015 In the context of The First World War’s centenary, the time seemed appropriate to participate in the commemorations of a war that the younger generations, it must be admitted, find hard to remember. The project aimed at much more than a simple intellectual understanding of the conflict, and this is why the novel The Wars by Findley was included in the program, since its reading would lead the student to identify themselves with an ultimate Other – a character who is foreign, bisexual, maime... Click here for more details
Spice up your English Project 2015 Spice up your English is an 8-week Massive Open Online Course that aims at teaching academic English. Being free of charge, it allows thousands of learners to acquire knowledge – such as mastering grammatical structures and syntax in order to understand A2 level texts – as well as skills – such as writing, pronunciation and listening. It also offers the opportunity to identify online tools and resources that fit best into their learning style. This course is equipped with innovative tools and ac... Click here for more details
Winter Tips & Tricks for languages Project 2015 Each year, during the summer and winter vacation period, Cefora offers “language Tips & Tricks” by e-mail for free in order to raise awareness on both employees and job seekers about the importance of languages. The main objective is to promote linguistic training and, particularly, distance learning. In the winter edition of 2014 Cefora developed a comic detective story, called ‘The Blunder’, which offered an attractive and interactive method. Together with Agent 218 more than 6500 trainees ... Click here for more details
Pedagogical tool for modern languages teaching to pupils with special needs or who didn't obtain a primary school certificate Project 2015 The pedagogical tool has been developed for the teaching of modern languages in classes with very diverse learners of the so-called « premier degré différencié » attended by pupils who, either in ordinary schools or in special schools for pupils with disabilities, failed to obtain the CEB (Certificat d’Études de Base = Primary School diploma) by the end of primary education. The tool aims to help those pupils prepare for and take the CEB exam again before joining a mainstream secondary class. ... Click here for more details
A young people encounter - A Language and Integration Project Project 2015 The aim of the project was that newly arrived young people aged 16 – 19 would meet Swedish students at a Swedish Upper Secondary school and work together. Before the project, our newly arrived students often said that they rarely, if ever, had the opportunity to talk to peers with Swedish as their mother tongue. The students’ assignment was to perform a SWOT-analysis and then draft an action plan for municipality integrational work. The most important goal was to encourage language interactio... Click here for more details
Let’s Talk About… Project 2015 The project named “Let’s Talk About…” focusses on our pupils’ motivation to learn languages. As teachers, we often face the problem that pupils consider language learning as something rather abstract and more or less unrelated to their current lives. We try to bridge this gap by linking languages to our pupils’ “real lives”: connecting language courses with practical courses (like sports class or agriculture courses) and encouraging common projects which focus on real-life situations (like tutor... Click here for more details
Certificate examination in Polish as a foreign language at the B1, B2 and C2 levels. Project 2015 The honourable European Language Label 2015 was awarded to the system for the certification of proficiency in Polish as a foreign language. The system was introduced in 2004. The project forms a strategic innovation due to the fact that teaching Polish as a foreign language (TPFL) has been adapted to European standards.The Commission was established in 1999 by the Minister of National Education and in 2003 was transformed into State Commission for the Certification of Proficiency in Polish as a... Click here for more details
Linguistic policy - a project for two schools in the same area, Ersboda, Umeå Project 2015 Ersboda is a multicultural and segregated region of Umeå and the pupils performance has been low on the joint municipal tests throughout the years. The schools and pre-schools decided to develop the approach and education to help L2 children reach the level of proficiency required for learning advanced academic content. Our policy for language learning is the foundation who guides us in our work.
Latvian language learning for reemigrants and their family members Project 2015 The aim of the project is to improve Latvian language skills for Latvian reemigrants and their family members using interactive learning methods. The target group of the project are reemigrants who moved away from Latvia in 1990 and have returned back, and also their family members, including spouses who can be citizens of other EU countries. The project activities are closely linked with the aims of the project, thus facilitating communication and social inclusion. Within the project a special ... Click here for more details
Global English Project 2015 Global English is a project where we have invited the world to the classroom. With help from modern technology and ICT we have found different ways to communicate with people from all around the world. English is a world language and knowing it gives us possibilities to understand and communicate with each other. We have interviewed people through Skype and learned about their country, culture and traditions. It has been a way to build bridges between different cultures and create understanding... Click here for more details
UNI-CLILiG Project 2015 The UNI-CLILiG project has been initiated by the Goethe-Institut and implemented at three fields of study taught at the Poznań University of Technology; automatics and robotics, logistics and mechatronics. The project aimed at providing specialist knowledge to the students and teaching them German at the same time. Students of any university of technology are exposed to the latest technologies and need to present their scientific output on the international arena. The UNI-CLILiG project respond... Click here for more details
Summer of Explorers – Explore Polish and Polish Culture in Action. Project 2015 The Summer of Explorers 2014 project was addressed to foreigners and Poles aged 12-17 living abroad. The initiative was taken in order to satisfy the need for a programme, which would motivate young people of Polish origin living abroad to learn Polish language and culture by offering them a modern attractive course. The programme combined leisure and learning. The project aimed at strengthening bonds between the young people of Polish origin and Poland, their learning the language and enhan... Click here for more details
Mummy, daddy and me. Linguistic and cultural education of immigrants: preschoolers and their parents in order to provide equal educational opportunities and support the integration process. Project 2015 The project was developed by academic workers of the Institute of Applied Polish Studies of the University of Warsaw and the team of methodologists and teachers of Polish as a foreign language working at the Foreign Language Teaching Foundation Linguae Mundi. The project was a result of work with immigrants and a response to educational needs in the scope of learning Polish as a foreign language by preschoolers and their parents. Project activities aim at supporting immigrants’ social integrat... Click here for more details
Radio SGU Project 2015 The pupils of the SGU (Städtische Grundschule Unterstadt) work in the school radio station. Once a week, they broadcast through the school intercom: internal school-related information and international news as well as interviews, home-made audio books, riddles, sketches, documentaries, join-in campaigns, and music. The children act as editors, authors, journalists, narrators, technicians, and so on. The broadcasts are available on the school website and the YouTube channel. Due to the diversit... Click here for more details
KAAP - Parents in Action Project 2015 KAAP offers non-native parents courses of Dutch (as a second language = L2) in the premises of the school of their child. These L2 courses focus on the actual life at school and the specific language of the context of the school. This way learning of Dutch is functional and meaningful. This project tries to improve the communication between the school and the non-native parents and to reach a better participation of the parents in the life at school. Their participation is extremely important... Click here for more details
Mother-tongue Project 2015 Mother-tongue is a project for low literate and illiterate young mothers. They come to the lessons bringing their babies and toddlers with them. The mothers receive support for the care and upbringing of their children. The project team offers activities that stimulate language learning, development and pre-school learning of the children. A separate part of the meetings is meant for the mothers only as it concentrates on the literacy lessons and the learning of Dutch. Meanwhile the children lea... Click here for more details
SPROOKSPREKERS Project 2015 A diverse and dynamic team of story-tellers of 15 till 25 years old move into town with a bag filled with books and stories. These story-tellers are reading aloud in houses of families where there’s little or no contact with books. Artforum reaches these families via a network of intermediate organisations: community building, youth centres, centres for basic education, integration services etc. Every ‘reading place’ will receive a maximum of 5 visits; the family get a box of books afterwards. ... Click here for more details
Crossing language barriers: the WEMA way Project 2015 The project revolves around a work placement mobility programme of which learning and mobility are at is core. WEMA (Work experience Malta/ Mallorca) is a partner collaboration between Germany, Malta and Austria. The project targets specifically individuals withe mental, physical or social disabilities and in long term unemployment. The project also includes a two week intensive cultural and linguistic preparation before the placement takes place. This preparation then leads to an 8 week place... Click here for more details
Den Bosch Early English Programme Project 2014 In this programme, that won the first prize, primary schools offer English to their pupils from the age of 4. The coordinator of the programme assures that native speakers from Canterbury and Sheffield are hired to teach the children. By now, 8 schools in the Den Bosch area are participating in this project, which means about 2000 pupils.
Natural Immersion Project 2014 The project "Natural Immersion" was developed in the kindergarten "The Panda", which is part of the Istituto Comprensivo Europa. It is focused on an educational/teaching method in which linguistic situations have arisen from the experience of children’s everyday life, in view to developing the skills of listening, understanding and grasping of meanings, by means of spontaneous imitation. All project’s activities promoted the educational aspect of the game, the pleasure to discover, listen and us... Click here for more details
Bang the Button Project 2014 This game, that won the third prize, is an old-fashioned board game. It can be played by 3-6 players and is available on different CEFR levels. The game is all about answering questions in different language categories, like vocabulary, grammar, communication, culture and movements. Since it is played by multiple players, a lot of interaction takes place between the students.
Design Your Own Game Project 2014 In this project, that won the public prize, students design their own game in small groups. This way, the students learn new vocabulary in a playful way. Each group worked on a different theme. After creating the games, students play their own game, as well as the games of the other students. This way, everyone gets to learn new words from different themes.
Vocabulary Games Project 2014 This is a CD that contains 10 interactive games destined to 10-14 year old children who learn French as a foreign language aiming at vocabulary acquisition. The games are not of the same difficulty, but they are all within level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Each game covers a different topic, combining vocabulary, small comprehension sentences, pictures and music. The 10 topics that are covered are: house, family, food, class, activities, professions, clothes, ... Click here for more details
Three States, Three Languages, Three Sports Project 2014 The project "Three States, Three Languages, Three Sports" is part of the project iSchool (systematic integration of iPads in the teaching and learning process) implemented at the school level. The project has been designed for all students from grade 5 to grade 8 (193 students) and, in particular, for students in grades 5 and 6 who, besides English, learn Italian and use iPads in the classroom (54 students: 32 girls and 22 boys). By establishing a cooperation between primary school Vežica and sc... Click here for more details
The Fairy Tales Project 2014 "The Fairy Tales" project is a long-term project which includes various activities and directly affects the development of all four language skills of participants in the project, as well as other target groups - preschool generations, elementary and high school pupils. The project has gathered around 300 pupils of the Gymnasium Metkovic, of both gender, and also children with developmental disabilities. The results of project are applied in foreign language teaching. The project is applied in a... Click here for more details
Mini Illustrated Dictionary of Our Locality Project 2014 In research-oriented and integrated teaching classrooms, pupils were searching for and collecting and the words of the "kajkavsko-kekavski" dialect from autochthonic speakers in their local community. Pupils were trying to find the word roots in other European languages (German, Hungarian and Turkish) while at the same time learning about their culture. Pupils were also comparing the Croatian dialect with standard Croatian. Words were filled in the dictionary application. After that, less know... Click here for more details
Friendly Resources for Playful Speech Therapy (FREPY) Project 2014 The EU project "Friendly Resources for Playful Speech Therapy" (FREPY) intends to produce learning resources to help children with language difficulties improve their communication and linguistic skills. Language resources (on-line task and printed materials) are prepared for children of 4-8 years old in Estonian, German, Lithuanian, and Slovenian. Resources not only facilitate the way to literacy, but also give an access to learning strategies and enhance children’s learning motivation; they... Click here for more details
I Really Speak English Project 2014 Pupils at the Chomęcice School are willing to learn English and participate in interesting after-school activities. Thanks to the project, they had an opportunity to improve their spoken English and use their free time to actively learn the language. As one of the goals of the project was encouraging poorer pupils to speak English, for over a year the project group comprising grade 4-6 pupils with various levels of proficiency in English attended free classes, during which they learned English ... Click here for more details
The First Polish Spelling Test in Paris Project 2014 The project of the consultation point at the Polish Embassy in France was implemented from November 2013 to April 2014. It aimed at staging a multi-stage open spelling test in Polish. The competition’s purpose was to improve the skills of writing in Polish with the observance of spelling, grammar and punctuation, to encourage competition between schools and to integrate pupils and teachers of Polish schools in Paris and the neighbourhood. The project was addressed to those familiar with Polish. ... Click here for more details
Our Beautiful Polish. Polish Flowers Project 2014 The project implemented by the consultation point in Vienna was related with the Year of Tuwim (Polish poet) celebrated in 2013. The project comprised several stages; lower secondary schools made their pupils familiar with the poet and his output and pupils of a primary school made illustrations to the poems by Julian Tuwim. Moreover, a competition for the best translation of Tuwim’s poems into German was held and a performance featuring poems by Julian Tuwim entitled "Polish Flowers" was staged... Click here for more details
English is Cool with Sports and Music! Project 2014 The project was implemented in a primary school and in a preschool by an English teacher who is also a sportsman and a musician. The project was implemented in response to worrying lack of physical activity on the part of children, which is more and more often replaced by activity in the virtual world. Thanks to the introduction of sports to English learning, the project addressed to pre-school and primary school pupils contested lack of movement and sports. The project was implemented by a grou... Click here for more details
BBB – Box of Basic Bagatells Project 2014 The name of the project was inspired by the idea of "Box of Latest Rescue": the idea of a kind of basic amount of knowledge and skills that every pupil should have, after ending school, to be able to succeed in everyday life. The aim was to create the coherent system of activities including socio-pathological prevention in the school, so that the main and selected project activities could be implemented in the future. There were three main project coordinators: two teachers and a socio-prevent... Click here for more details
English Expressions Around Us Project 2014 The project "English Expressions Around Us" is focused on searching English words in the Czech environment, their translation, analysis, and creating a non-electronic guidebook of English expressions. The main aim was focused on presenting these expressions for the general public, especially for non-speaking English social groups. The guidebook contains English expressions from different areas of everyday life such as nature, entertainment, fashion, culture, food, sports, lifestyle, travel and h... Click here for more details
MULTI-PRO - Multi-Linguistic and Multicultural Programme for Employability in Companies Project 2014 MULTI-PRO is a training initiative, which combines practical and operational language learning to multicultural training aiming at the prevention of internal conflict through the acceptance of dual responsibility. The context of the project is focused on the significant problems affecting companies that have among their workers non-EU migrants who do not possess any linguistic or cultural competence of the target language and culture. This prevents them from properly interacting with their nativ... Click here for more details
Cert-ComP-LIS - Language Certification and Professional Competences: The New Challenges of the "2014 Signs School" Project 2014 The project creates a planned system of the experiences of the authority that, in the last decade, has realized research and educational paths bound to the learning of the sign language. The request comes from the detection of the needs on the area that deaf people have, together with the “community of the signing ones”, that is to say all those people, hearings or not, who elaborate, seek and express culture and professionalism in the LIS world (“linguistic operators in LIS”, or “assistants t... Click here for more details
My Child Wants to Practise Sports! Project 2014 A lot of parents are looking for sporty leisure activities for their children. How do you get started when you hardly speak Dutch or no Dutch at all? Understanding the culture of Flemish sport clubs is not obvious for everyone. The sport dictionary offers parents and their children pictures of the vocabulary to help them integrate into a Flemish sport club where Dutch is spoken: the search for a sport club, joining a club, the names of the material that is present there and the things they n... Click here for more details
Mazaciero Project 2014 "Mazaciero" is an eTwinning project carried out between two schools, one in Rome (I.C.“Giovanni Falcone”, former Piazzale Hegel) and the other in Cieza, Spain (I.E.S. “Diego Tortosa” di Cieza (Murcia). The name of the project is an invented one using the jumbled syllables of the names of the two cities, the idea was to represent the mixing of the experiences between the two schools: a contagion of cultural, educational and social experiences, unleashed by the creation and management of a common ... Click here for more details
Football and Languages Link People from the Youngest Age Project 2014 Kick in English stands for English learning during football classes. The project was implemented in cooperation with the local community (local companies and crèches, pre-schools and primary schools). Project participants were children aged 2-9 who with great enthusiasm repeated the words and instructions in English and developed language and sports habits. The project was based on the ‘learn through play’ and movement concepts. Each class commenced with a brief introduction to new vocabulary,... Click here for more details
Sports Maniacs: Sports Bring You Closer to the World Project 2014 The project was implemented at a lower secondary school with sports oriented forms. It reflected two main areas of interest mentioned by the young people: sports and English. As part of the project, lower secondary school students staged English workshops for primary school pupils. They presented famous sportsmen, information on healthy diets, sports and other cultures. The workshops were interactive. Students initiated discussions and staged quizzes. Also, sports training in English was organis... Click here for more details
Intensive French Course for Physiotherapists – Teaching General and Medical French with the Use of Neurolinguistic Programming in Language Learning Project 2014 The project comprising intensive French course for physiotherapists has been implemented since 2009. Two cycles were implemented as part of the Leonardo da Vinci project entitled "European Physiotherapy - Study in Poland and Work in France". The project was implemented by people preparing for working as physiotherapists in France. The project aimed at preparing course participants for integration at three different levels: professional, institutional and social. It also focused on the use of ac... Click here for more details
Language and Vocational Education of Immigrants as an Opportunity for Effective Integration Project 2014 The project was a continuation and drew on educational activities started many years ago by the Linguae Mundi Foundation, which boasts a long-standing experience in the implementation of projects targeted at immigrants and refugees coming to Poland. The main goal of the project was to prepare the above-mentioned groups for the participation in social, economic and civic life in Poland. Project objectives were translated into language and vocational skill teaching activities, which included: (a)... Click here for more details
Signs in Language Project 2014 “Signs in Language” is a seven year research and development project aiming to create insight in to bilingual pupils’ meeting with written language in different languages, and to explore the opportunities to include these pupils’ linguistic preconditions and requirements in education in language and reading – in order to, in this way, create an academic and knowledge-based foundation for the further development of the language pedagogical practice in primary and secondary school, and in the bas... Click here for more details
Children Like Us Project 2014 This project has been developed to call children's attention to friends, who are "different but also like us". All partner schools examined stereotypes existing about their students and how they can fight against them and show the real world in all its diversity. In the year 2013-2014 the project's scope was extended internationally. Along with Hungarian schools, project's participants began to learn about communication and language between a wide variety of groups. Diversity is meant here as th... Click here for more details
Viajando por el mundo a través de los cuentos/'Round the World – Travelling Through Tales Project 2014 The project "Viajando por el mundo a través de los cuentos" ('Round the World – Travelling Through Tales) is an eTwinning project, and it has been developed by the classes of the Italian primary school Erodoto and two Spanish schools. Thanks to the project's activities, each school has had the opportunity to get to know their respective country and history, they have recreated a story (traditional or classical) working more times in a collaborative way and applying the rules of the share writing... Click here for more details
The Malatestian Library and its Lord: a Drama Project 2014 Since the Italian school is one of the five partners involved in the Comenius 'UNESCOol' project, the idea of this work was mainly developed as a welcoming activity for the foreign delegations visiting Cesena. The project theme was the Unesco site of the city, the Malatestian Library, which has been recently restored and extended and needed as well to be presented to the visitors. As the activity was intended for twelve/thirteen year-old students attending the 'Scuola Media', it was decided to m... Click here for more details
A language camp for children Project 2014 The camp is aimed at 8-12- year-olds who get acquainted with a new language and culture through different activities such as baking, sports, arts. Future teachers act as supervisors, and the main goal is to get participants interested in languages and studying them, and to encourage them to see opportunities to using and developing their language skills outside classroom.
Improve Your English with PEOPLE Project 2014 The project addressed the use of social media tools to build personal learning environments for learning and teaching English in adult education. The goal was to improve senior citizens’ language and social media skills. The result of the project is a model that combines autonomous learning and social interaction in a study group. The learners determine the content of the course, form smaller study groups and select suitable tools for studying. This enables them to progress according to their in... Click here for more details
Glottodrama – Be Yourself in Any Language! (GLO-TOI) Project 2014 GLO-TOI is the third step of a long term strategy aimed at developing a new methodology for teaching foreign languages through Drama & Theatre (teaching eight European languages: French, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Bulgarian, Greek, Turkish and English). The general methodological objective is to reinforce the motivation of the students, involve their whole personality with a holistic approach (mind and body, verbal and non-verbal codes), going beyond a formal concept of language competence a... Click here for more details
New Approaches to Foreign Language Teaching in Turkey and Romania Project 2014 This project aims at assessing the innovative methods in teaching foreign languages in Europe and altogether to discover new approaches for teaching foreign languages in order to increase students’ motivation, which is ultimately a key factor of every successful system of education. The partner institutions responsible for education at regional levels from both countries and the respective eight partners have conducted the following studies: (a) Investigation of current situations from both coun... Click here for more details
DysTEFL – Dyslexia for Teachers of English as a Foreign Language Project 2014 The goal of the DysTEFL project was supporting English learners with dyslexia by training English teachers in identifying the disorder and by adapting the requirements and working methods to special educational needs of dyslexic learners. The project was implemented by a consortium composed of seven partners coming from six European countries working together to improve training and in-service training of teachers with the focus on working with dyslexic English learners and to improve the qualit... Click here for more details
Women for the Future Project 2014 The aim of the project “Women for the Future” (KFF) was to avoid that highly skilled women end up in the untrained workforce or on public benefits. The project sought to create new and useful knowledge of what type of educational measures and initiatives that are needed to take future action and new methods to upgrade the target group and bring awareness and attention to their different competences, find existing job opportunities and open up for new ones, for example through entrepreneurship. ... Click here for more details
The Professional Profile "Professor of Italian as a Second Language for Foreign Unaccompanied Minors: a Teaching Skill Aimed at Social Inclusion" Project 2014 The project is a program belonging to the 2nd level Master's Course in "Theory, design and teaching Italian as a second and foreign language" of the University of Palermo. The Master offers a broad and diverse training program and, to this purpose, it works together with the School of Italian Language for Foreigners of the same University, where all the Master’s students perform a part of their training activities. The arrival in Sicily of an increasing number of unaccompanied foreign minors (MS... Click here for more details
Italy - France 1:1 Project 2014 "Italy - France 1:1" is a project focused on cultural/teaching exchange between the Italian Istituto Comprensivo Frignani - Spinaceto and the French Ecole 28 rue St. Jacques. Moreover, the exchange has been physical, i.e. each school hosted the foreign pupils in so-called “twin families”. The main objectives of the project were: (a) to communicate through the native languages during the exchange; (b) to use ICT tools: IWB, PC, Skype connections and (c) to understand the importance of language l... Click here for more details
A School with Different Courses (“indirizzi”) Project 2014 The school is located in the outskirts of the city and is attended by students from different backgrounds. Different courses (“indirizzi”) have been created to present the school subjects through workshops in the second language (German) and in the foreign language (English). In this way it is possible to offer to all different kinds of students the opportunity to develop skills that will support them in their school career and will help them in the choice of higher educational paths. Every week... Click here for more details
Mingle – Migrant Language and Social Integration Project 2014 The project titled Mingle – Migrant Language and Social Integration has been developed in the framework of the European Lifelong Learning – Grundtvig Programme by 5 partner organizations: Anziani e Non Solo soc.coop.(cooperative society), KMOPP, University of Peloponnese, EXUS and CNTI based in Italy, Greece and Cyprus respectively. The aim of the project is to improve the quality of life and facilitate the integration of migrant workers in the hosting countries, improving their access to the la... Click here for more details
English to England Project 2014 English with England is a language development project together with a school in Yorkshire, England. With ICT as a tool we are able to work with our pupils’ listening comprehension and speaking skills in a formative way. The pupils record video logs, vlogs, with a programme called Quicktime. These vlogs are then posted on a website, where the English pupils can watch them. By giving the pupils an actual recipient of the English language we are under the impression that the pupils have the cou... Click here for more details
Common Roots Bring Us Together Project 2014 In 2012 we found our partner, CEIP Virgen de la Paz Gojar, Spain, and decided to get involved in an interesting, useful partnership. „Our common roots bring us together” was aimed at improving and increasing the quality and volume of mobility involving students and encouraging partnership between schools in EU Member States, encouraging the learning of foreign languages, supporting improvements in pedagogical approaches and school management. The focus was on communication by promoting linguist... Click here for more details
Foreign Language in My Job – I Know It! I Use It! Project 2014 The project was designed to boost motivation for learning English for professional purposes. It was implemented by students aged 16-18 attending grades two and three of the technical secondary school who displayed a varying level of language proficiency and a group of 10 teachers. Project activities were various and included English Wednesdays (on that day sale at the tuck shop was conducted in English); student debates, including Oxford-style debates and discussion panels in English (devoted t... Click here for more details
Language Cracker – Language Education Club at WSF Project 2014 "Language Cracker – Language Education Club at Wyższa Szkoła Filologiczna" (Philological School of Higher Education) in Wrocław was established in 2009 in response to the changing trends in teaching languages and to the willingness of future teachers to further improve their teaching skills. The club focuses on promoting innovative methods of teaching languages with the use of activation exercises and creative play. Club members staged classes for primary and lower secondary school pupils with t... Click here for more details
En Marge/On the Margins Project 2014 The project was a result of unique cooperation as part of an innovative partnership composed of the ‘Familianci Don Kiszota’ students' theatre of Gdynia, the TRAC theatre of Beaumes de Venise, the CARAVANE theatre of Toulouse and the ‘Junior’ Foundation at the Music Theatre in Gdynia. As part of the project, the French concept of théâtre populaire, in which the audience become actors and the topics of importance to the community are discussed in order to integrate the community and motivate the... Click here for more details
Financial Education in Schools and Kindergartens Project 2014 The Comenius Multilateral Partnership project entitled "Financial Education in Schools and Kindergartens" was the result of cooperation between educational institutions from England, Bulgaria, Estonia, Greece, Italy, Northern Ireland, Poland, Portugal and Turkey. The project addressed to children aged 4-12 aimed at raising financial awareness among project participants with placing special emphasis on expense planning, money saving and investing. Pupils became acquainted with different currencie... Click here for more details
Boys and Girls Activity Centers of Hungary (BGAC) Having Fun with English... Project 2014 The Boys and Girls Activity Centres of Hungary program, introduced by Manó-Világ Ltd., is a unique and unmatched language program in Hungary for children ages 3-14. Our program emphasizes language acquisition rather than formal language teaching. The program consists of two parts. First, the Manó-Világ Bilingual Kindergarten Program, which provides effective language acquisition for children, aged 3-6. The second is the BGAC English After-School Program, a 4+4-year program created for primary sc... Click here for more details
Hungarian Sign Language Specialization Project 2014 Providing equal chances for deaf people has been in the focus in recent years in Hungary as well, thus provisions for reducing discrimination and securing info-communication accessibility have come to the front. To complete this process, a 4 semester, 50 credit sign language specialization was launched in September 2009 at the Faculty of Arts of Eötvös Lóránd University where BA/BSc level students can learn about the sign language and culture of Hungarian sign language and deaf culture. The spec... Click here for more details
Modem - Mobility Programme for Unemployed Workers Project 2014 "Modem - Mobility Programme for Unemployed Workers" offers 165 opportunities of mobility abroad (of 5 or 15 weeks) towards the following countries: Germany, Spain, United Kingdom and Ireland. The project is addressed to unemployed people living in the province of Trento, who are often living a condition of social fragility. The main project goal is to encourage processes of professional re-activation and personal capability hinging on the linguistic learning process as a tool for: the (re)appr... Click here for more details
Virtual Museum of Monsters Project 2014 "Virtual Museum of Monsters" is an education project focused on supporting reading skills, creativity, ICT knowledge, collaborative work and the European identity. Based on children's literature mentioning monsters, partner schools designed their own monsters with fictive characters. Each school also created a monster-pet who travelled to all partner countries with his/her passport and his/her guestbook. Furthermore the schools created a virtual museum of monsters, multilingual dictionaries, wro... Click here for more details
Let's Be Professional Project 2014 The main purpose of the project was to introduce students, their schools, and professional training. The communication language was English and there were two participating countries: the Czech Republic and France. The project was realized using e-Twinning, which provided a safe environment for cooperation. The main activities included the creation of avatars and introducing schools with photos and videos. Students from both schools made 80 photos and created Audiacity audio, finally there were... Click here for more details
TiLLiT - Theatre in Language - Language in Theater Project 2014 The TiLLiT project (Theatre in Language – Language in Theater) – started in 2004 and is still ongoing – promotes and practices the use of drama activities to teach modern languages at university level. It has been a recognized curricular activity of the Arts and Humanities Department of the "Università del Piemonte Orientale" (Vercelli, Italy) for several years, with credits given for its workshops. It is open both to modern language specialist and non-specialist majors of the Department. Choos... Click here for more details
German Course Baggi-Confindustria Ceramica Project 2014 The cooperation between ITCG Baggi and Confindustria Ceramica Sassuolo has its origins in the determination to effectively connect the school curriculum with the local job market, so as to help graduates find a place in the productive system. The results of a survey by Confindustria Ceramica showed how necessary it is to have a good command of a second European language in addition to English. This is true for the Administration course, but also for the Building Technology course, where no secon... Click here for more details
EUROFIT: Sports Roads to a Healthier, More Active European Citizenship Project 2014 This COMENIUS project aimed at stimulating young people to develop a healthy sporty lifestyle and an active European citizenship attitude by offering them a cross-curricular learning pathway of a combination of the subjects physical education, sciences, computer sciences, history, languages, media and communication technologies. For 2 years 14 to 19 year-old pupils from Spain, Belgium, Poland, Ireland, Romania and Turkey examined the importance of sports on a physiological, social and cultural ... Click here for more details
Popularisation of the German Language Project 2014 The students of Tallinn’s Õismäe Gymnasium have under the project “Popularisation of the German Language” prepared several videos that introduce the German language learning opportunities at our school and provide an overview of our school life from the students’ perspective. In addition, the films carry the role of introducing Estonian culture and the sights of Tallinn. Mr Reintamm, the Deputy Head of Mission at the Estonian Embassy in Berlin, noted that the students prepared an emotional and h... Click here for more details
Taina Salonen Individual 2014 A teacher of Swedish and Russian in Hämeenkyrön Yhteiskoulu (Comprehensive School grades 7-9)and F.E.Sillanpään lukio (Upper Secondary School): Special emphasis on motivating pupils by spreading the joy of language learning and implementing new pedagogies, and sharing her know-how to colleagues around Finland by, for example, regular posts to a number of blogs. E.g. venajaavautsi.wordpress.com lempiruotsi.wordpress.com/?ref=spelling
Champions Project 2014 A great interest in the major European countries is football. Players and public are united to rejoice and mourn together with “their team”. The teams play in national leagues but sometimes the biggest teams play in international competitions, e.g. “Champions League”. ”Champions” is a language project we have been working with during some years at Djurgårdsskolan in Eskilstuna. The idea is to emanate from the different modern language groups in year 8. The groups are formed by football teams... Click here for more details
The Odyssey Reloaded Project 2014 "The Odyssey Reloaded" is a shadow theatre workshop designed for children aged 9 to 13. Children discover how they can transform their own shadow into a means of theatrical expression, while going through events and visuals from Greek literature and playing a series of movement, coordination and attention games. The young actors’ ensemble transposes 10 scenes from The Odyssey into a small theatre show with human shadows. The end of the project consists of a presentation of the experiments made w... Click here for more details
Looking for the Lost Flavours of the Emperor’s Table Project 2014 The project aimed at showing students that learning history about the times of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria could be interesting and learning Polish and German for professional purposes with the use of old recipes could bring surprising results. The project also focused on establishing contacts with employers in the catering industry who were passionate about their work. Last but not least, it aimed at improving language skills, which affected students' attitudes and believes, as well as c... Click here for more details
Language as a Tool in Psycholinguistic Therapy – Touch the World Project 2014 The project focused on teaching English to adult learners with visual and hearing impairments. In the project, English was used as a tool in psycholinguistic therapy entitled Touch the World. Balancing and calming emotions - negative effects - and emphasising positive effects, which promoted self-esteem, personal development, and helped to break the psychological and social isolation of people with visual impairments, formed the basis for language development as part of the therapy. The therapy... Click here for more details
Sign Language Teaching with Support of Online Sign Language Dictionary and Other Multimedia Support and Other Web Services for People who Are Interested in Sign Language Project 2014 The aim of Hallatlan Foundation’s activities is to further increase the use and teaching of Hungarian Sign Language. Its online sign language dictionary (www.hallatlan.hu) and CD-ROMs pursue this aim as well. The novelty of the website is significant with regard to sign language learning. The content is available in repetitive videos which can be helpful in the acquirement of the signs and the mimicry. The mimicry is essential in sign language. On hallatlan.hu you can search for the signs in a... Click here for more details
Friends, Year-Round Educational Activities for Children and Young People from National Minorities in the Czech Republic Project 2014 The project is a series of year-round activities of the Zaedno association, whose aim is to support the teaching of languages and to promote national cultural traditions among the children and young people from national minorities. The main project activity is a printed magazine Friends (celebrating its third anniversary). The magazine supports teaching of minority languages to children at the elementary schools from minorities, from mixed marriages, children whose parents are foreigners, etc. ... Click here for more details
BABEL - Database of Basic Construction Language Learning Project 2014 The project consists of a phone application, the APP Babel, which contains the translation of a Glossary for building sector and cards to work in a safe way in building sites, both realized by Formedil (national coordination body of Italian Schools for building sector). The cards are made up of small texts and images related to the most common building sites activities and to the correct procedures to run them (as well as safety devices to be used for each specific activity). The glossary contai... Click here for more details
Agricultural Conditions in Various Climatic Zones Project 2014 The project is focused on the situation and climatic conditions of agricultural production in different climatic zones (temperate, continental, tropical) namely in the Czech Republic, French Polynesia and Croatia. The main theme and aim is to obtain skills, professional experience and knowledge of plant protection and welfare of animals, methods of fertilization, organic agriculture and bio products, harvest technology and exploration of soil, monitoring conditions for agriculture. Students comp... Click here for more details
Tabula Project 2014 The project Tabula is designed to promote social integration of immigrants in Italy, through a process that combines literacy and digital literacy. Target audience: adult illiterate immigrants or immigrants with low literacy skills. The project Tabula was developed in Turin, where the number of adult immigrants illiterate in native language or in any case with low education level is increasing among the immigrant population. For this reason there is a relevant number of them who participate in ... Click here for more details
CLIL in Action Project 2014 CLIL in Action is a project aimed at the secondary high school curriculum. It has been developed within the memorandum of understanding between Eni and the Italian Ministry of Education and complies with the requirements envisioned in the “digital school” policy, in a web 2.0 context, in accordance with CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) focused on the integrated learning of the English language and four scientific subjects: physics, chemistry, biology and geoscience. The CLIL in ... Click here for more details
ELENA - Early eLearning of Neighbouring Languages Project 2014 This project, that won the second prize, is an online learning tool for pupils, to learn French, German or Dutch. Elena is a girl, 7 years of age, who moves to the country of the target language. She does grocery shopping, goes to school, prepares dinner: all things 7 or 8 years olds do. There are 10 themes, each consisting of 10 lessons of 30 minutes and optional additional activities.
voXmi – Learning and Experiencing Languages Together and with Each Other Project 2013 The voXmi project stands for quality in dealing with diversity of languages and culture, for innovative school and teaching development and for media competencies. It is a great didactic concept which combines the learning of languages and the use of IT skills in a perfect way. The project wants to appreciate various languages of students and make them visible. Multilingualism must become a treasure in our schools and in our society. The project can be implemented in every school. With minor ch... Click here for more details
Competency-Based Language Training+ for Young Adults in the Areas of Basic Education/Basic Skills Project 2013 The main focus of competency-based language training+ run by the okay.zusammen leben advice centre is to promote German (the education language), the decoding of texts encountered in daily work life and the attainment of compulsory school leaving and job training requirements. Besides strengthening language skills and language awareness other skills taught include mathematics, social competence as well as information and communication competence. The objective of the language training is to set ... Click here for more details
Reality Check on Cultural Identity – Check Your CID! Project 2013 The school network „aces – Academy of Central European Schools“ consists of cooperating schools in 15 Central- and South Eastern European countries and fosters the intercultural dialogue as well as cooperation beyond national borders between pupils and teachers. The project „Reality check on cultural identity“ was designed to participate in the 2012/13 aces competition and thus a partnership between NMS Köflach (AT), Ady Endre Gimnazium (HU) and the Primary School „Xhemajl Kada“ (Kosovo) was f... Click here for more details
MuSSS English 1 and 2: A Model for Blended Language Learning Project 2013 The blended learning modules in this project were developed with the goal of offering four required English courses, which normally take four semesters to complete in traditional F2F classes, in two consecutive semesters. The program, in particular, offers students who live far away from the university or have other time constraints, such as working hours, child or elderly care responsibilities, the opportunity to complete their requirements without an otherwise long delay. The modules are accre... Click here for more details
HLWskypers Building Bridges Project 2013 In early 2011 the project manager of "HLWskypers - Building Bridges" (K.Zablatnik, who teaches at HLW St. Veit a.d.Glan in Austria) and a fellow teacher (B.Peach) from McKinney, Texas started an online network for language teachers and schools called "HLW Skypers: Hello Little World Skypers". Currently more than 100 teachers from all corners of the world are collaborating within this online network, communicating via new Internet technologies in foreign language lessons, drawing new lesson plans... Click here for more details
Language Portfolio Project 2013 Integration Centre Foyer developed a model of "Language Portfolio" (N ° 2010 R005) which was accredited in 2012 by the Council of Europe. It is the first accredited one in Europe that uses Romanian in combination with other languages. The Language portfolio aims at encouraging children, parents, schools and leisure organizations to focus on the home languages in order to stimulate multilingualism among pupils (6-12 year olds) and their appreciation for it. The pupils can show who they are, what ... Click here for more details
Let's Learn in Interesting and Modern Way, Let's Learn in High-Quality Way! Project 2013 The project "Let's Learn in Interesting and Modern Way, Let's Learn in High-Quality Way!" was realised by the Primary school, Nevädzová 2 in Bratislava from 2009 till 2011. The whole primary school was involved in its realisation, classes from the 1st till 7th grades, during two years. In total 36 teachers and 600 pupils took part in the project. The project target languages were English and German languages. The project was funded by ESF and with the own contribution of the Primary school, Nevä... Click here for more details
Erika Juríková Individual 2013 Reasons for the award: 1) Enthusiasm for English language and culture. 2) Longstanding personal commitment to language teaching. 3) Organizing out-of-the-ordinary language activities. 4) Using creative and innovative methods in foreign language teaching. 5) Language learning in a non-formal context. 6) Organizing regular language events for the local community.
Take 2! Project 2013 First prize of the Dutch ELL 2013: 'Take 2!’ is a two-day interdisciplinary project for the upper classes of secondary schools. In this project, the subjects Drama and English are combined. Each class develops the own English soap, in which all language skills are used. The soap will be judged by their Drama and English teachers.
Digital Children's Folksongs for Language and Cultural Learning Project 2013 The Digital children's folksongs for language and cultural learning (Folk DC) project is a European Union project designed to motivate young language learners to engage with language learning through using Folk songs, and activities around the songs. The songs are in 10 European languages (Czech, German, English, Finnish, Roma, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish and Turkish). The project has produced a complete package for schools (Autonomous Teacher Training Tool kit – ATTT) so that schoo... Click here for more details
Sing Your Way Out of Foreign Language Anxiety Project 2013 The construct of “Foreign language classroom anxiety” is identified as a specific form of anxiety, which is different from the generalized anxiety and can interfere significantly in the process of second language acquisition. Studies indicate that many foreign language learners fail to learn the language efficiently due to their high level of foreign language anxiety, and language acquisition performance is negatively correlated with foreign langue anxiety. During November 2012 and March 2013 ... Click here for more details
Water in Our Lives Project 2013 This project studies how water is used in the everyday lives of our pupils and their families and shows the importance of this valuable resource for all of us. We work together as European partners and reaffirm in our pupils the necessity for respect and positive attitudes towards people from other cultures. Through the project’s activities students learn to love water and the projects’ outcomes draw attention to the local and European community and they will be implied in our effort to keep wat... Click here for more details
English for life Project 2013 The project involves teaching English language classes through non -formal education methods in social centres in Bucharest. The courses are taught by volunteers with a good command of English. The direct beneficiaries are more than 80 children aged 4 to 12 years from five social centres in Bucharest. The project involves 26 volunteers aged between 14 and 21 years old and 9 teachers/ mentors. During their holidays, the volunteers go weekly in these social centres, teach English and play games ... Click here for more details
Cristina Chifane Individual 2013 Any commitment in language learning starts from the assumption that foreign language teachers play a significant role in the consolidation of a multilingual Europe and hence we can refer to the necessity of a lifelong professional development on the basis of a modern approach at a European level. The dynamism of contemporary society requires a permanent preoccupation towards the adoption of a didactic and scientific discourse meant to face the numerous changes and the alert rhythm defining the p... Click here for more details
Carmen Neagu Individual 2013 "I commit in language learning according to the principle set by Albert Einstein: "I never teach my pupils lessons. I only offer them the conditions in which to learn by themselves." I commit in language learning by innovation, creativity and co-learning. There is no doubt that children's learning contexts are changing in our schools and that technology is playing a part in the types of teaching and learning practices and pedagogies that are emerging. I try to find all the opportunities I can to... Click here for more details
The Ambassador of Languages of the Year 2013 Project 2013 In 2013 the title of ‘The Ambassador of Languages of the Year 2013’ and The European Language Label was given to a public school – Vilnius Jėzuitai gymnasium. The aim of ‘The Languages Ambassador of the Year 2013’ election was to elect a multilingual school that encourages different foreign language teaching and creates multilingual learning environment in the school. The selection was organized during the Multilingual Tournament in Lithuania and was based on the following criteria: European pri... Click here for more details
COBALT - COmmunicating and building Bridges thanks to the Acquisition of Languages through Technologies Project 2013 The main objective of the COBALT project is the creation of a free e-learning platform to learn Dutch and French as a foreign language using didactically adapted television reports about the neighbouring regions. The project aims at improving the language skills in the three regions in the language of the neighbours (French in West Flanders, Dutch in Hainaut and in Nord - Pas de Calais), both for the general public (especially A2 level) and for business. This is done via an extracurricular offer... Click here for more details
Stimulating Multilingual Education Project 2013 The project started in 2001 by making use of the multilingual situation of pupils in Brussels as an added value. During the French lessons in 4 primary schools room was made for content and assignments from other learning domains: physical and arts education, (measuring) maths, sciences. These classes were taught by a native speaker who used what had been taught in the regular classes of Dutch. In this way, both Dutch and French pupils took benefit from the dual offer. Meanwhile, the number of s... Click here for more details
Mary Šabíková Individual 2013 Reasons for the award: 1) Enthusiasm for English language and culture. 2) Longstanding personal commitment to language teaching. 3) Organizing out-of-the-ordinary language activities. 4) Using creative and innovative methods in foreign language teaching. 5) Language learning in a non-formal context. 6) Organizing regular language events for the local community. 7) Excellent references from her students.
Iveta Kmeťová Individual 2013 Reasons for the award: 1) Organizing out-of-the-ordinary language activities. 2) Using creative and innovative methods in foreign language teaching. 3) Language learning in a non-formal context. 4) Organizing regular language events for the local community.
Janka Oravcová Individual 2013 Reasons for the award: 1) Enthusiasm for foreign languages and cultures. 2) Longstanding personal commitment to language teaching. 3) Using creative and innovative methods in foreign language teaching. 4) Language learning in a non-formal context. 5) Organizing mobility for students.
Viera Rosinová Individual 2013 Reasons for the award: 1) Enthusiasm for German language and culture. 2) Longstanding personal commitment to language teaching. 3) Organizing out-of-the-ordinary language activities. 4) Using creative and innovative methods in foreign language teaching. 5) Language learning in a no n-formal context. 6) Organizing mobility for students.
Silvia Galyasová Individual 2013 Reasons for the award: 1) Enthusiasm for Romany language and culture. 2) Teaching Romany language using creative and innovative methods. 3) Development of teaching and learning materials for Romany language.
Mária Matušková Individual 2013 Reasons for the award: 1) Enthusiasm for Russian language and culture. 2) Longstanding personal commitment to Russian language teaching. 3) Using creative and innovative methods in Russian language teaching. 5) Language learning in a non-formal context. 6) In-service training for Russian language teachers.
Online Library Project 2013 The project is addressed to the second year students of Liceo Classico and it aims at: reinforcing writing and reading competences in L2 by the use of English in a meaningful and motivating context and at enhancing collaborative learning, problem solving and peer tutoring competences. Students created an online library where they can upload their favourite books along with mind maps and book trailers to help understanding and encourage reading among their peers. The project is part of the iTEC ... Click here for more details
Bilingual Debating Project 2013 English debating has been established in France for more than 20 years. This activity has recently been transferred to other languages: German, French, Spanish but remained monolingual. Télécom Paris-Tech took up the challenge to convert it into a bilingual activity. Thanks to a share of competences between pupils and teachers, the experimentation resulted successful. Main objectives of the project were in the first place to create a public "Debating" event with a bilingual oratory joust; and i... Click here for more details
Photography as a Pedagogical Tool (P & P) Project 2013 The priority aim of the project has been to increase the motivation of the pupils from lower and upper secondary grades, namely in foreign language learning under a multicultural and interdisciplinary perspective. This project gathered more than 500 pupils and more than 100 teachers. Every teacher and pupil have been actively involved in the search for pedagogical solutions, using ICT and photography as main resources. They have developed collaborative work and among the outcomes there are: (a) ... Click here for more details
Galiana Presents 201.3: The Beatles Project 2013 “Galiana Presents 201.3: The Beatles” is an interdisciplinary project carried out at IESO Princesa Galiana (Lower-Secondary School) in Toledo whose main characters have been the students of this school, leading to the development of interesting activities and of various materials. The main product is a CD with versions of 13 songs of The Beatles, a DVD with 13 music videos and a unique case which includes the script. All this work has been designed, recorded, performed and edited by the studen... Click here for more details
The Game of Europe Project 2013 "The Game of Europe" was carried out at the IES Albal (Secondary School) in Albal (Valencia) thanks to the proposal of a group of teachers to celebrate Europe Day. It consists of a virtual tour of several stages, which are presented as intellectual challenges, in which students have to show their knowledge of various European facts through which they score points to win the game. This project has enabled the students to learn foreign and native languages and at the same time, it has given th... Click here for more details
Bilingual Education Programme of the Autonomous Community of Madrid Project 2013 In 2004, the Presidency of the Autonomous Community of Madrid made a commitment to implement a bilingual programme in Education for public schools in the Region with the main aim of providing equal opportunities for all students to develop throughout their compulsory schooling the essential knowledge and proper use of both the Spanish language and the English language in their oral and written skills; and to acquire the necessary communicative competence to function naturally in any context, whe... Click here for more details
Europe Tomorrow: Looking at the Present for the Improvement of the Future Project 2013 The project "Europe Tomorrow: Looking at the Present for the Improvement of the Future" was realised during the school year 2012-2013, within the framework of e-twinning programmes. The school partners were 1st Senior High School of Kesariani and Instituto Publico Ronda of Leida in Spain. With a view to enabling the students of the 2nd grade to improve their English language and computer skills, the school partners created a wiki spaces platform, (http://europetomorroweuropia.wikispaces.com), i... Click here for more details
Approaching the European Multilingualism Through Products’ Packages Project 2013 Greece presents three reasons for promoting multilingualism through the school system: the tourist interest, the incorporation of immigrants originating in African and Asian countries, as well as the Balkans, but also its status as a state member of the European Union, in the context of which there is a free mobility of individuals, products and services. The need for an interdisciplinary approach, as well as for the attribution of a European dimension to learning and to early education is now v... Click here for more details
The Seven Keys of the Dragon Project 2013 Within the programme “Education of Immigrant and Repatriate Students” (http://www.diapolis.auth.gr/, A.U.Th), the team for the “Reinforcement of the mother tongue” produced an interactive open source extensible software for the teaching/learning of Albanian (levels A1/A2 & B1) and Russian (level A1/A2) in order to help students (10-15 years old) with the respective languages as their heritage languages develop or preserve bilingualism. The e-learning environment aims at assisting the development... Click here for more details
Nowadays Project 2013 ‘Nowadays’ is a project established with the main aim of developing and improving the necessary skills for VET students on higher education in their direct involvement of the Erasmus mobility programme, also taking into account the European Language Portfolio principles and the Europass Diploma Supplement, involving and coordinating various teams with the help of ICT and allowing, therefore, the interaction among participants throughout the lifecycle of the project. Thanks to this project, stud... Click here for more details
Starting and Cooperating in a New Language Project 2013 This project based on entrepreneurship, cooperation and learning of a new language has been developed throughout the language immersion programme for new arrivals at ‘IES Pando’ Secondary School, whose students come from various countries, with different ages and education levels and who are not familiar with the Spanish language. Following both a task-based learning and a communicative approach, these multicultural students are introduced to the learning of Spanish as a foreign language and t... Click here for more details
The European Language Portfolio (ELP) as a Working Tool Project 2013 “IES Valle del Jiloca” Secondary School is located in Calamocha (Teruel) and each academic year it hosts 350 students approximately coming from Calamocha itself and the rural schools in the area. Due to changes in the school atmosphere throughout the last academic years, in 2004-05 a Project on Coexistence was created, reaching its highest point in school year 2005-06 with the creation of a Spanish classroom for immigrant students. Within this challenging context to address the welcome of ... Click here for more details
Come In/Komm herein Project 2013 The educational project of the Art Museum of Estonia «Komm herein» (Feb - June 2013) was a part of the exhibition „Come In. Interior Design as a Medium of Contemporary German Art“ (organised in collaboration with IFA and the Goethe Institute) at the Kumu Art Museum. The target group of the programme were schools with intensive German teaching and it was methodologically based on the 4K method (Kumu contemporary art cards) and the principles of language immersion. 90-min museum lesson in German c... Click here for more details
Regional and Cultural Identity of Young People in the Era of Globalisation Project 2013 The partnership project „Regionale und kulturelle Identität Jugendlicher im Zeitalter der Globalisierung“(Regional and Cultural Identity of Young People in the Era of Globalisation, Comenius programme) brought together schools from seven countries: Germany, Hungary, Bulgaria, Turkey, Belgium, Estonia and Norway. The project activities include pupils’ and teachers’ mobility. The main aim is to provide young people with international experience, open new prospects and get them to know cultures and... Click here for more details
Teaching and Learning Estonian in the Multinational Skype Company Project 2013 Skype is an international company. More than 80 foreigners from 39 countries work in the Tallinn office. Although the Estonian language is not the working language in the company, since 2005 Skype has offered its employees to participate in the Estonian language courses in their own workplaces. People actively use this opportunity and with years learning the Estonian language in Skype’s Tallinn office has become very popular. Learning the local language helps employees with various cultural back... Click here for more details
Early German Language Learning Project 2013 The aims of the "Early German Language Learning" initiative are: (a) to make the German language more popular; (b) to motivate children and their parents and, (c) to encourage and guide them towards learning German as a foreign language. "Early German Language Learning" is practiced through singing, dancing, rhythmic activities and games, language imitation and acting. The first kindergarten started the programme in May 2009. German language learning has currently been introduced to ten kinder... Click here for more details
Raising Awareness of European Linguistic and Cultural Diversity Project 2013 The National Radio channel Vikerraadio has a series of broadcasts dedicated to the language diversity in Europa as well as to regional varieties in Estonia (such as Kihnu, Mulgi, Setu, Võru). The Vikerraadio is one of channels most listened to and appreciated by all age groups. The well-known broadcasts on languages have been and still are: "The Language Broadcast" on Sundays at 15:05; "Keelesäuts" (a Language twit) on Monday mornings; News in Kihnu language (a regional variety) on Fridays... Click here for more details
MoMo: Mobility for Workers in Mobility Project 2013 The project has offered new training and requalification opportunities to individuals benefiting from the Italian social security cushion called “mobility”. The programme addressed in particular to unemployed being registered at a job centre of the autonomous Province of Trento and at the employment lists willing to take part in a highly specialised experimental pathway of 5 weeks in Great Britain, Germany and Ireland. Through this transnational placement the beneficiaries had the opportunity to... Click here for more details
European Catering and Hospitality Language Training Course Project 2013 The project offers a pathway for language teaching and learning to be used in the hospitality (reception) and catering (kitchen and restaurant) fields. The training path is available online in 11 languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Galician, German, Finnish, Polish and Irish with reference to the levels A1-A2 of the Common European Framework for Languages. It also provides a description of the learning outcomes, module descriptors, exercises and assessment tools for e... Click here for more details
ITE.M Project 2013 The project focused on the planning of services and products for the Museum of Textiles and Industry of Busto Arsizio. The project is based on the cooperation between Italian and European Schools, whose students have been involved in transnational mobility experiences. The project is divided in three parts: (a) the historical and economic analysis of the area and of a case of business study; (b) the planning of an area aimed at promoting the province and the sale of souvenirs, gadgets and public... Click here for more details
Health and Nutrition Awareness in Hospitality and Catering Education: Modern Interpretation of Traditional Food and Beverages Project 2013 The long-term European mobility project in the catering sector envisages 22-week work placements in 8 countries, for young people, recently graduated in the field of hospitality/catering and not yet employed, willing to improve their skills in view of better employability. The participants going abroad spent the 4-week preparation period at the host schools, in multi-ethnic and multilingual groups of young people. After that, they are placed in selected hospitality/catering establishments, in th... Click here for more details
MagyarOK: Lots of Learning - Lots of Fun Project 2013 The MagyarOK program effectively assists foreign students of Hungarian language in becoming competent language users. Our program development resulted in a renewed course portfolio and a novel course book series. The program’s methodology is rooted in experiential and cooperative language learning combined with ICTs. In- and out-of-class learning forms an integrated system immersing students in a multicultural context, thus facilitating effective language learning and developing learners’ autono... Click here for more details
21st Century Skills in Focus ˗ Virtual LSP Workshop Project 2013 Based on the results of a 2011 survey among potential employers of Budapest Business School students about required skills and knowledge, the courses offered at the Institute of Foreign Languages and Communication have been examined to see how these skills can be developed through the teaching of Languages for Special Purposes (LSP). The existing practices have been supplemented by a new program, whose main objective was to put more emphasis on developing these skills. Apart from rethinking our ... Click here for more details
Foreign Language Assemblies for Grades 3 to 5 Project 2013 Ringsbergskolan is a municipal school (year 0--9), where the aesthetic learning processes form the basis of all teaching. In 2006, we started our foreign language assemblies for pupils in year 3--5, ages 9--11. The aim of these assemblies in foreign languages is to give the pupils an experience of, and also the possibility to learn, a basic vocabulary in Spanish, French and German. In year six, the pupils choose one of these foreign languages which they are going to study for the next four ye... Click here for more details
The Arrival - A Meeting Between Students, Teachers and Readings Project 2013 The students from two classes were introduced to Shaun Tan's book “The Arrival” in March 2013. In the book they met a bizarre pictorial world full of unknown creatures, suggestive environments and touching personal stories. While working on the book they met a variety of languages. They also met each other and found themselves in various memories and interpretations of both real experiences and notions from the book. All this we have tried to capture in the title of our work: “The Arrival – a me... Click here for more details
The Rainbow – A Magazine For and By Students Studying Swedish For Immigrants (Sfi). Project 2013 Regnbågen (The Rainbow) is a magazine made for and by students who are studying Swedish for Immigrants (Sfi). The work with Regnbågen is built on a working method where the responsibility for planning and doing is put on the students, and students and teachers work side by side as equal co-workers. We have, in an entrepreneurial atmosphere together with creative and committed students, taken their previous competences and experiences and managed to create a feeling of belonging which infiltrates... Click here for more details
The Great Journey/Le grand voyage Project 2013 The Great Journey/Le grand voyage is a storyline based approach to learning French and French culture. Students in year 9 create characters that are travelling from Sweden to Paris. The students have to accomplish different tasks during their journey to familiarize them with the city, the French culture and the French language. To increase the children's interest, involvement and motivation, the group has been divided into VIPs (excessive budget) and backpackers (very small budget). This eco... Click here for more details
The World and Us - A Magazine and Teaching Material Produced and Edited by Students with Swedish as a Second Language Project 2013 Världen&vi is a magazine and teaching material produced and edited by ABF Vuxenutbildning (School of adult education) in Gothenburg, Sweden. The magazine plays a major part in the process of teaching language at our school and in our work for democracy. The texts are written by students, mainly at the education in Swedish for immigrants, and the magazine is both printed and digitally published in 4-5 editions a year. In charge of the production is an editorial staff of teachers and students from... Click here for more details
Arriba Project 2013 Arriba is a Spanish language and global cultural awareness project, which was launched in September 2010 at Canterbury Cross Primary School in Birmingham. This project is an exciting and energetic, whole school, initiative where Spanish has been developed as an integral part of the curriculum at Key Stage 2. The focus is on linguistic progression and the development of a cultural understanding of the Spanish speaking world. The initiative complements and capitalises on the rich linguistic... Click here for more details
Italian Bi-Lingual Classes Project 2013 The Italian Bi-Lingual Classes project at St. Aloysius’ College Junior School, in Glasgow, is an immersion programme supported by the Italian Console General. A class of children in Year 2 to 6 are partially immersed in Italian, where they are taught for 10 hours each week. The project has embraced the concept of learning foreign languages through real communication with native speakers by appointing Italian teachers. This has enabled the children to hear the sound and resonance of the Ital... Click here for more details
Languages Together: Embedding Links in Modern Foreign Languages/English in Key Stage 2 for the Mutual Benefit of Progress in Both Languages Project 2013 In 2007, Porter Croft Church of England Primary Academy in Sheffield entered the Improving Schools Programme, with literacy levels considerably below average. 'Talk for Learning' was adopted as the key strategy for improvement and continues to underpin all teaching throughout the school. The Talk approach has strong parallels with the spirit, aims and methodology of the Key Stage 2 Modern Foreign Language (MFL) framework. Porter Croft teachers created MFL/English modules that mirror and reinforc... Click here for more details
Iris Literacy Through Latin Scheme Project 2013 The "Iris Literacy Through Latin Scheme", based in Oxford, delivers Latin as part of the national literacy curriculum. It focuses especially on schools in deprived urban regions, where literacy levels are often low, and the subject may be a particular challenge for pupils. The project started life as a small pilot in East London and East Oxford schools, delivering Latin as part of the school literacy curriculum, using a course based on: storytelling, activities and games. Since then, the p... Click here for more details
Global Communications Project 2013 The "Global Communications" course at Leighton Park School, in Reading was developed by Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) teachers to complement and enhance Key Stage 3 pupils’ experience of language learning. It was introduced in September 2012 as part of a new creative curriculum for Year 7 to provide a fresh way for pupils to understand the relevance of foreign language use and cross-cultural interaction. The project dedicated three periods per fortnight to Global Communications to deepen pupils... Click here for more details
Using Film to Develop Motivation and Confidence in Listening and Speaking in Key Stage 4 Project 2013 Having recognised the importance of a creative, varied and more exciting curriculum in Key Stage 4, which reflects the interests and experience of 15 and 16 year old learners, Millais School in Horsham and Imberhorne School in East Grinstead chose film as the context for a GCSE controlled assessment in speaking. Units of work were created in French and German, leading to an assessment task which motivated learners and addressed the requirements of the examining body. Through the study of th... Click here for more details
Arabic Online Project 2013 The aim of Arabic Online, which was created by Pendragon Educational Publishers Ltd, based in Torquay, is to ‘de-mystify’ Arabic, and to prove that the language is accessible to European learners. Surrounded by myths, it is a language which is often seen by European learners as a very difficult one to learn with a complicated grammatical system, too many exotic sounds, complex vocabulary and an indecipherable script. Pendragon designed Arabic Online according to the requirements of the Commo... Click here for more details
Languages For All Project 2013 "Languages For All" is a programme by the University of Essex that provides its students with the ability to study a language alongside their degree, regardless of their discipline or stage. All Essex students are eligible for one year of language tuition at no additional cost and additional tuition in subsequent years is available at a moderate fee. Languages for All does not affect students’ grades in their core degrees and is designed to fit alongside a busy student schedule. It aims to en... Click here for more details
Writing Your Own Spanish Dictionary as a Collaborative Task Project 2013 Business students at the University of Newcastle, in Newcastle Upon Tyne, taking Spanish ab initio, have been working together to identify language which is a priority for their course and record it as a dictionary on a wiki. (What is Wiki) The students choose the language they see as being of high value to their needs, and develop their wiki dictionary entries (available remotely) within a template in their own time. Language can be located within the course materials or from any other source. ... Click here for more details
Languages, ICT and CLIL Project 2013 Peace School in London is a supplementary school which was formed with the aim of enabling children to develop a better understanding of the Arabic language and culture through an engaging and inspiring curriculum. The school has two key aims; to enable their pupils to develop a better understanding of the Islamic/Arab culture through learning Arabic, and to encourage children and families to better integrate their origin culture with British society, enabling them to contribute positively in th... Click here for more details
Liverpool Primary Modern Foreign Languages Project Project 2013 The "Liverpool Primary Modern Foreign Languages Project, in Liverpool offers a comprehensive service of teaching, training and support to enable primary schools to deliver Modern Foreign Languages (MFL). The team provides high quality teaching of French, German, Spanish and Mandarin to 85 primary schools across the city of Liverpool. In addition there are 14 Centres of Excellence for MFL who act as beacons of good practice for French, German and Spanish. The project was chosen by the Consejería ... Click here for more details
Group Talk Project 2013 "Group Talk" is a language learning project, at Wildern School in Southampton, which develops pupils’ ability to take part in spontaneous mini-discussions and debates in the target language. Since last year, and since winning the EAL the first time in 2008, the project has evolved even further and has impacted significantly on language learning. It has now been adopted by many other schools and has been recognised by Ofsted as outstanding practice. The Group talk project was born out of dis... Click here for more details
The Routes Language Leader Award, and the Language BeatZ Project 2013 The 2013 judging panel has taken the unusual decision to award a joint Label to two projects and two organisations, recognising the effective working relationship between Comberton Village College and Routes into Languages East. Judges felt that the dynamic partnership between the two institutions merited an award that highlights the sequence of inspirational projects in language learning developed over time. The aim of the Sing to the Future: Language BeatZ is for students in Year 8 to practise... Click here for more details
Curriculum for Intensive Teaching of French Language and Culture in Pärnu Coeducational Gymnasium Project 2013 The curriculum for intensive teaching of the French language and culture in Pärnu Coeducational Gymnasium included various activities such as international projects and youth exchanges with France, international projects with schools teaching French, collaborative studying based on Internet options like blogs, Facebook and other social networks, cooperation with other schools and countries, collaboration with the French Embassy and the French Institute in Tallinn, French art history courses in F... Click here for more details
Speaking of Culture Project 2013 The general aim of this project is the intercultural dialogue, since the project involves investigation about the cultural and historical heritage of each area, as well as the exchange of results among the partners. During this project following activities were carried out: (a) e-mail correspondence among students compiling of the web quest „The message in a bottle“; (b) comparison of common TV-shows film trailer about your own country; (c) comparison of most popular and less popular music sty... Click here for more details
Klicke Multilingual! Project 2013 The Klicke Multilingual web-based learning pilot project is aimed at the lower secondary level of the "Scuola Media Enrico Fermi". The Scuola Media Enrico Fermi is a bilingual school, split 50:50 between German and Italian, and is one of the Italian-Swiss Polo Scolastico schools in Zurich. The aim of the project is to develop, test and evaluated approaches and methods for language teaching and learning using ICT. A variety of ICT tools encourages the practical use of German, Italian, French ... Click here for more details
A Bilingual Online Travel Guide to Lucerne and Valencia Project 2013 As part of their Spanish studies, 23 students from the Seetal Cantonal School in Canton Lucerne are spending six months working with the same number of students from Valencia on a shared interdisciplinary topic. They are meeting via Twinspace, introducing themselves, talking in English and Spanish about their hobbies, where they live, their local customs and food, and are working in small groups on the principal aim of the project. This is to produce a bilingual online travel guide for young peo... Click here for more details
COSO LOS! German in Focus in Projects at the Sarine-Ouest Lower Secondary School Project 2013 The project is made up of 2 parts: The first part is German Week. Organised once a year since 2011, German Week involves everyone at school: the principal, deputy principals, secretaries, teaching staff, pupils, supervisors, cooks, maintenance staff and parents. The teaching staffs teach their classes in German all week. If they do not speak the language of Goethe, they may teach the various Germanic aspects of their field in French. Pupils are not actually required to express themselves in ... Click here for more details
Bronisława Niespor Individual 2013 Project title: Language Games Project website: http://www.englishingames.pl.tl The project was implemented as part of out-of-school activities by a group of pupils and a teacher who met once a week in a computer room with Internet access. During one extra hour class, pupils prepared interactive tasks such as: mystery word, hangman, anagrams, puzzles, and quizzes, based on the vocabulary learned during English lessons. They posted their word games on the project website. Pupils selected the top... Click here for more details
Dorota Starz Individual 2013 Project title: Around the Little Red Riding Hood Project website: http://zszagnansk.edupage.org (English teaching tab) The focal point of the project was the tale of Little Red Riding Hood. A competition for the best painting was organised among pre-schoolers and pupils of primary school grade 1-3. Three-year-olds, four-year-olds and elder children made in total 60 pictures and paintings. The staging of the tale of Little Red Riding Hood was the crowning of project activities, which involved tra... Click here for more details
Marta Barroso Individual 2013 Project title: Learn to Act; Act to Learn Project website: http://learnactlearn.tk/ The project was composed of two parts; English drama classes and work on a performance. During the classes pupils developed their sensitivity, creativity and imagination. They also sharpened their sense of observation and developed interpersonal skills. They improved English as a communication tool and a form of artistic expression, thanks to synchronising thinking, speaking and acting, just like native speaker... Click here for more details
Justyna Kukułka Individual 2013 Project title: Bermuda Triangle Project website: http://bermudatriangle.pl/ Bermuda Triangle was a project revolving around paranormal phenomena as a leitmotif for cross-curricular teaching with the use of Web 2.0 applications. Pupils were to establish scientific grounds for paranormal phenomena. The nature of the project called for the use of knowledge in technology, physics (including astronomy and astrology), arts, religion and literature. Improving skills in mathematics and languages was t... Click here for more details
Karolina Skoczylas Individual 2013 Project title: With German to Europe Project Websites: http://new-twinspace.etwinning.net/web/p60361, http://www.moodle.gimnazjummiedzyborz.pl/platforma/ The project involved a series of out-of-school activities focused on raising the level of teaching German implemented with the use of e-learning method, latest ICT and various sources of information. As part of the project, the Eureka European Club was established, e-Twinning group meetings were held and three e-learning courses were posted... Click here for more details
Tomasz Węgrzyn Individual 2013 Project title: Freidel Project website: http://www.youtube.com/user/FreidelKanal Freidel is a YouTube channel, whose name is the abbreviation of the term Frei Deutsch Lernen -- free, unlimited German learning. The project was implemented by lower secondary school students during German classes and consisted in an innovative approach to learning through teaching with the use of the latest technology. The classes were recorded with a camera or mobile phones, often video films and dialogues were... Click here for more details
Euregioschool Project 2013 In this language project there are multiple primary and secondary schools that teach their neighbouring languages to their pupils. In the case of the Netherlands, these are German and French. All pupils join the project, also at schools where there is a higher number of children who experience language difficulties.
Olli's Great Dutch Trip Project 2013 Olli, who is a doll, comes from Germany and wants to know Holland. Therefore, he yearly visits 13 secondary Dutch schools. The pupils show Olli their world, by taking him home, giving him tips regarding clothes, and cooking Dutch dishes. On Olli’s Facebookpage, they write, in German, what Olli has been doing. Olli stays two weeks at each school.
Yoleo - I read Project 2013 Yoleo (which means ‘I read’ in Spanish) has been developed for children who have difficulties reading, like children learning a second language and children with dyslexia, to make them read more. Children in the upper classes of primary school can read popular children books on their computer, iPad or laptop. Images, text and a voice-over support these stories.
Two-Way Immersion Teaching in Biel/Bienne: Multilingual Schooling at the Filière Bilingue (FiBi) State School Project 2013 Biel/Bienne is Switzerland's largest bilingual town, and therefore offers a unique environment in which to set up a multilingual school from first grade upwards. Canton Berne is running a pilot project entitled Filière Bilingue (FiBi) in Biel/Bienne. It began in the 2010/2011 school year. The concept for this state school is based on the principle of two-way immersion teaching. Classes are split half and half between French-speaking and German-speaking pupils. The Filière Bilingue also fosters t... Click here for more details
The Job Profile "Teacher of Italian as a Second Language for Tourism and Hotel Operators": A Certified Teaching Competence at the Service of the Italian Tourism Industry in Italy and in the World Project 2013 The project aimed at providing theoretical and educational tools for teachers of Italian as a foreign language, working with learners of the tourism and hospitality field. The project has arisen from the need to contribute to the development of the Italian tourism sector, where more and more foreign workers with limited knowledge of Italian are employed; this is the reason why the training of highly qualified teachers, able to teach Italian quickly and effectively, is required. It started with a... Click here for more details
CLIO - Language Yard for Integration and Guidance Project 2013 The project is addressed to a particular group of learners of Italian L2, unaccompanied foreign minors (UFM) in Italy and to teachers working with them. Because of their particular migratory route and their personal experiences, the UFM benefit from educational paths that include language training as well as social inclusion in the territory and the exercise of active citizenship. Specifically, the project focuses on a training program aimed at developing language and civic competence in UFM thr... Click here for more details
CLIL: Learning Languages Through Science and Environmental Education Project 2013 The Comenius multilateral project "CLIL: Learning Languages Through Science and Environmental Education" was designed to put teachers and schools in Europe in touch in order to explore and produce CLIL materials about science for primary school children. The CLIL methodology on scientific subjects with particular attention to environmental education was derived from the interests of the pupils and the needs of teachers who were previously linked to traditional teaching. The project improved th... Click here for more details
A Trip Across Europe - Entrepreneurship and Tourism Project 2013 The project is about tourism business. The countries involved are Austria, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovakia Spain and Turkey. The main aim of the project is to guide through Europe tourists with special interests (e.g. music, sustainable tourism, etc.), to increase the volume of mobility, to develop the students’ linguistic abilities in English and their knowledge about tourism business, art, history and culture. The project targets students attending the E.R.I.C.A. course in the Cattan... Click here for more details
Having the Courage to … Women Who Have Changed History. Life Examples and Courage Patterns Project 2013 This project was realized at the secondary school of modern languages in Badia Valley and aimed especially at the development of language skills and at joining different school subjects. With the help of the teachers, the involved all-girls class decided to tackle a topic centred on women and their relationships in and with life. By studying and showing up the life story of famous women, the students analysed topics linked to the female world, with particular focus on the violence on women and f... Click here for more details
Grandparents Tell Us Project 2013 The project, which involved 7-year old pupils, was aimed at developing and strengthening cooperation among schools by the use of ICT. The specific objective was to raise in pupils awareness of the fact that time passes and changes - through technological progress - things, people, places, life and civilization. The linguistic skills of pupils and teachers were improved by the use a foreign language in a meaningful context.
The Book Day Project 2013 On the occasion of "The Book Day" – proclaimed by UNESCO on the 23rd April, the presumed date of death of Cervantes and Shakespeare - students were meant to be brought closer to the classic figure of the Spanish author of Don Quixote, with the aim of proposing a path to deepen literary knowledge of the students, providing them with a positive and current outlook of the Spanish author and, at the same time, improve their communication in Spanish. The project was developed in three phases: (a) o... Click here for more details
Music Award Project 2013 Teachers and students from 20 schools located in different European countries have collaborated to share mutual knowledge of local and national musical traditions through the creation of a presentation of their schools', cities' and country's music albums and through a song contest held by students. All photo reports and video clips were shared on a blog and at the end of the project a vote was organised, via Skype, to elect the winner of the online festival. The coordinator of the project is th... Click here for more details
We Have a Dream: Peter and the Bully Project 2013 The project has been carried out in the Day Hospital of the “Ospedale Regina Margherita” of Turin and has involved a group of children and teenagers aged between eight and seventeen. Many of these young patients suffer from school phobia and cannot attend classes in their schools of origin. These students generally have a high IQ, they are at risk of social exclusion and often show physical sufferings that are not expressed in words. The project “We have a dream; Peter and the bully” is intended... Click here for more details
Promoting Academic Multilingualism! Project 2013 The Higher Education Institutions in the city-state of Bremen have established a Centre of Foreign Languages - a unique concept for promoting intercultural language skills! In the awarded project for 2013, the potential of multilingual students with a migrant background is used as a basis to develop further language skills and thus the ability to utilize the improved competencies as a resource for further studies and a professional career. The project promotes the development of academic langu... Click here for more details
Togetherness for Success Project 2013 The initiative "Togetherness for Success" is involved in the development, preservation and improvement of language classes - teaching Polish as foreign, second or third language - for children and youth in the State of Hessen. The initiative approaches migration-related Polish-German multilingualism and explicitly involves the daily life experience of children in the curricular development of language courses. Focussing on methods and topics of the regular school curriculum, formal and non-form... Click here for more details
Album of Diversity - Life Dreams and Life Stories Project 2013 The "Album of Diversity" includes 20 biographies of migrants who were interviewed by students of the Leuphana university in their respective native languages. The project pursues an action-oriented learning concept (in combination with specific project work). The preparation, implementation, evaluation, and presentation of the interviews required the implementation of specific seminars in addition to the demand-oriented language courses: the university established courses on intercultural commu... Click here for more details
I.T.E.R. - Intercultural Travelling European Road-crossing Project 2013 The Liceo Classico Carducci is located in the Terra Sancti Benedicti, a land which includes the Abbey of Montecassino and is very rich in cultural and historical values. It still bears the signs of all the people who, in the far and recent past, passed on it. For this reason the educational choices of our school have always aimed at a European dimension. For our projects, we have created a stimulating environment with innovative methodological choices: transversality, interdisciplinarity, e-lear... Click here for more details
Intercultural Telecollaboration Project 2013 The project developed between two different and distant school realities: Liceo Visconti in Rome and University of Tucson in Arizona. The aim of the project is to promote intercultural competence through multilingualism in a web-mediated communicative environment, and support collaborative language learning based on peers' corrective feedback with the consequent development of the “Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD)”. A group of ten American students of Italian from the University of Tucson and ... Click here for more details
EuRom5 - Reading and Understanding 5 Romance Languages: Portoguese, Italian, French, Italian and Catalan Project 2013 EuRom5 is primarily a methodology for the development of multilingual receptive competence in five Romance languages simultaneously: Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan, Italian and French. It proposes a process based on an inter-comprehension approach, leading the speaker of one of the five languages to learn to understand written texts - in a very short time - in the other four languages. All this by utilizing the awareness of their similarities that is present in any speaker. The objective is to l... Click here for more details
Nørrebro Multilingual Library Project 2013 The multilingual library of Copenhagen neighbourhood Nørrebro is awarded the European Language Label 2013 for several years of persistent efforts to engage their bilingual and multilingual users in the world of books and to help develop their language skills. The library in the Copenhagen neighbourhood is the first municipal institution to receive the European Language Label. The library is the third most visited in Copenhagen. It is located in a disadvantaged neighbourhood, and it has a dive... Click here for more details
Kiitos - Early Language Learning (English) and Musical Education in Kindergarten Project 2013 Kiitos is an early language learning project that encompasses musical education for children in kindergarten. It has been developed for the past eight years by the public schools of a local authority and the project was inspired by the kindergarten network from Helsinki (FI). In Portugal it has been promoted by Ponte de Sor Town Hall. The main outcomes show a significant improvement in oral skills, accent, listening and comprehension. The methodological approaches were: natural approach, immer... Click here for more details
myCuentos.com Project 2013 The concept of writing original fairy tales was born during a Spanish lesson, where fairy tales were read. Having been introduced to literature in Spanish, pupils wrote original fairy tales. They organized an arts lesson explaining in Spanish what illustrations would best exemplify the fairy tales. Pupils from other language groups explained how to translate them from Spanish into other languages. The group learning Spanish translated the fairy tales into French, Italian and Russian. As a result... Click here for more details
I Can Learn it by Myself! ICT in German Language Teaching for Women Project 2013 The development of this innovative project followed an observation that participants of German as a second language or basic education measures, as well as their teachers are having difficulties finding their way around online learning programs and platforms, despite the fact that both groups manage to get along well with technologies used in everyday life, such as for example smartphones. That is why in 2013 the existing infrastructure of German and basic education measures at the organizatio... Click here for more details
The Bridge/El puente Project 2013 The project “The Bridge/El puente“ is a learning partnership between a Spanish class in the Karl Stingl Elementary School in Mödling, Austria and a German pilot class in the “Escuela Primaria Austria” in Mexico City. The original Austrian project class has already graduated from elementary school. However, the project is being continued as a school partnership between the two institutions. Three classes are in close contact with each other. A third year class is using Skype to intensify these ... Click here for more details
Lille - Region in New York Project 2013 As part of pedagogical initiative “Lille - Region in New York”, every two years Saint Jude Institution, sends about 24 to 30 of its international trade and/or management short cycle students (“BTS”) to New-York in order to represent companies from the region of Lille during exhibitions, charity events, professional shows and other events to promote their local products, and develop the visibility of the associated companies. In this 3rd edition Caudry lace, gastronomy from Lille and photography... Click here for more details
Integration of ICT in the Creation of a Virtual Studio Newscast, on the Same Lines as English-Language BBC - CEFR Level B1 Project 2013 Creation of a newscast in English by Level-5students (B1-CEFR) - Students are given the task of collectively compiling a newscast from start to finish on a digital medium, having at their disposal Internet access(BBC,CNN)in class or in the media lab +digital camera. PHASE1: Presentation of the project to the students=going through the news video clip made by the previous group, taking stock of what is at stake, setting language goals and deadlines PHASE2: Familiarisation with the specific li... Click here for more details
Willkommen in Graphoville/Welcome to Graphoville Project 2013 This project, belonging to the field of e-learning and life-long learning, involves young people and adults with a basic knowledge of the language. It addresses students, educators, young job seekers, adults wanting to polish up their knowledge, as well as professionals in adult support. Willkommen in Graphoville (Welcome to Graphoville) is a tool for improving one's command of German. It can be downloaded free of charge from www.euro-cordiale.lu/graphoville-DE. The tool is designed for u... Click here for more details
Neues Lernen/New Learning Project 2013 Neues Lernen (New Learning) is a methodological approach first developed in Liechtenstein and based on the in-depth study of the brain's capabilities. With the support of the Lingua programme, experts from a dozen European countries have developed an English course, in which account is taken of the multiple intelligences and learning styles of all students while making the most of teachers' talents. A follow-on Comenius 2.1 'teach the teachers' project puts into practice the learning by doing th... Click here for more details
Discovering My Talents Through the Use of My Languages, French and Dutch, and Contacts with People from Belgium's Different Language Communities Project 2013 Pupils develop their talents - whether in art, music, sport or cooking - through working with secondary (technical and vocational colleges) and primary schools, using their immersion language in contacts with students from the other Community. Moreover, for some of these talents, they are - as far as possible - given the opportunity to interact with professionals (painters, sculptors, musicians, sports people, chefs, etc.). In so doing, they discover the importance of a foreign language as well... Click here for more details
COmmunicating and building Bridges thanks to the Acquisition of Languages through Technologies(COBALT) Project 2013 The objective of Cobalt is to develop "Franel", an e-learning platform for language teaching available free of charge on the Internet, offering learning activities based on original videos to anyone wanting to brush up his French or Dutch. Franel had already contributed to improving language practice, intercultural communication and language teaching in the French-Belgian border region. Cobalt allows Franel to continue growing, through making available to users Medi@tic, a database of original v... Click here for more details
Self-Access Language Workshops and the Language Blog Project 2013 Introduction of a differentiated teaching method involving a twin approach. The first approach takes the form of a workspace (workrooms) where documents, material, educational and display panels, etc. are available. Objectives: • To take account of students' heterogeneity (different learning rhythms, levels, needs, etc.). • To foster independence, encouraging students to make choices and use self-assessment (enhanced motivation). • To develop a sense of responsibility and of respect for d... Click here for more details
Immersion .... in a Different Way Project 2013 How can we improve language acquisition for all of a school’s students? How can we foster their openness to other cultures and other languages? Using as a starting point the fact that many students need to be motivated to learn languages, to come into contact with them in a different way, or that they simply need a concrete way to get over an attitude of failure or ‘can’t be bothered’, the teaching team decided to step up the number of occasions where students come into contact with these foreig... Click here for more details
CLARC, the Language Centre of the Athénée Royal in Chênée Project 2013 CLARC, the Language Centre of the Athénée Royal in Chênée (near Liege) allows all students, from 1st to 6th form, to practice their languages in concrete situations via activities organised there: conversation clubs, reading clubs, games clubs; excursions; meetings with native speakers; active participation in a foreign language magazine; participation in a free scientific English course (for 5th and 6th-formers); integration of CLARC activities in school events (e.g. open days); participation i... Click here for more details
On the Border Project 2013 The project is based on the cooperation of two German schools and one Czech school. It was started in 2008. The main goal of this project is to eliminate prejudices between two neighbouring nations. The students (11 years old) introduce themselves to their neighbours through the presentations they had created. They use ICT for communication. In their school lessons they learn about common milestones of two national histories. On this basis, students prepared theatre performances which were perfo... Click here for more details
An Apple Project 2013 The project was focused on the pupils of pre-primary and primary school sector. The main goal was to familiarize pupils with English as a language game. The Czech, Portuguese and Latvian schools chose an apple as the unifying element of the project. Children met their peers through the cultural habits and traditions related with an apple. In their school lessons they made videos, performed the drama, drew and carried out the tasks with the use of ICT. The elder pupils prepared games for the youn... Click here for more details
B.E.L.L. Business Economics Language Learning Project 2013 The Comenius/eTwinning B.E.L.L. project was focused on cooperation of six European countries in the field of language, economic and ICT education. The first step of the cooperation was focused on the themes of Fair Trade and the training companies. Students performed the survey of FT products sold in local stores. Then they compared the results and compiled outcome into the form of video. In the second year of the project, students continued with the trading between the training companies. They ... Click here for more details
Under the Wings Project 2013 The "Under the Wings" project focuses on deepening the English language knowledge and general communication skills. It was designed for abandoned and underprivileged children (6-19 years) that live outside the family setting, i.e. in the children´s homes (orphanages). Many of these children have various learning disabilities, attention disorders and are challenged with low self-esteem and low motivation for learning. Each orphanage is visited by pedagogue using games, individual experiences and... Click here for more details
Learn With Us Project 2013 This Comenius project was created by Czech, Slovak and Finnish schools. The main purpose was to share the modern educational methods of teaching English, German and Russian language. Within each of the partner visit, students and teachers attended the training in these languages. The database of learning programs, dictionaries and other texts for another language education were created on the base of this cooperation. The Czech school has also created educational online programs in high quality ... Click here for more details
Gabriela Trojánková Individual 2013 Gabriela Trojánková was awarded European language teacher of the year for her extraordinary personal effort in the German language education. The implementation of the modern technologies into the foreign language education and the development of the teaching of German within the lifelong education of members of the Czech police and employees of the Interior Ministry are the most significant contributions of her work. She participated in the creation of the conception and the content of e-learni... Click here for more details
Olga Myslíková Individual 2013 Olga Myslíková has been working for the 17 years in the field of language education. Nowadays she teaches at secondary technical school in Brno. She has reached good results in the language education. She is also successful in the project activity. Recently she has been involved in preparing and realization of Leonardo da Vinci projects. She is able to find and support potential of students. She knows how to motivate and involve less talented students into project. She is experienced in foreign ... Click here for more details
Petr Baťa Individual 2013 Petr Baťa was awarded for his innovative approach to the education of English language in the field of ICT. In his work, he uses ICT regularly like interactive board, camera, GPS, PC and educational programs. He creates websites of international projects which he participates in. He founded and operates e-learning platform which is helping the first and the second grade students with English teaching. Students can practise their English language skills on this platform using interactive games. S... Click here for more details
Marcela Radová Individual 2013 Marcela Radová was awarded for her active approach to English language teaching and her project activity. She organized the students' participation in inGenious, Timeproject, Distance Learning and Food for Thought projects. Within the inGenious project, she uses innovative learning materials for the education of mathematics. Many of these materials are in English. In this way, students meet foreign language and terminology within the math lessons. Her approach is a good example of use of CLIL me... Click here for more details
Dream – Drama – Drum Project 2013 As disabled people become adults, their sense of individuality, social lives, and place in society are partly determined by their early education. This project aims to make the adaptation to adulthood easier. The project involves twenty students between the ages of 10 and 15 who attend the Aşik Veysel primary school for people with visual impairments, along with ten students with visual impairments from other school. The aim is for these students to gain confidence through drama workshops, learn... Click here for more details
My Creative Artistic Language Workshop Project 2013 "Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity" (General George S. Patton) Ingenuity is to see the same thing that everyone sees and to think different things about it. This small detail leads to a more different dimension than we have seen so far ahead of us. Impact on the creativity of art and language is an important component of the dimension of this project. The mud men, home and school models, flash e-books, games, video recording... Click here for more details
Touching the Time with English Project 2013 This project deals with different kinds of activities using the important days and the events as the main theme of the year and teaching English this way. An English Club was therefore established in the school. In the project, meetings about the important days with the students of the club and voluntary students were organised twice a month ("English-up meetings"). In these meetings there were discussions on the important days of the current month, and then different kinds of activities about t... Click here for more details
Teaching English with Authentic Materials - T.E.A.M. Project 2013 Although today many people learn English at school, they may pass their examinations successfully but most of them cannot speak the language fluently. One of the reasons is that they are not taught the language in real communicative environments and do not experience communicative environments. This project was conceived to come to grips with this problem. A real communicative atmosphere should be created in the classroom. Learners can play a role or discuss a topic with authentic materials. Th... Click here for more details
Breaking Through the Psychological Barriers Encountered in the Acquisition of Productive Language Skills by Means of Interactive, Creative and Learner-Generated Portfolio Projects Project 2013 The project aims to facilitate the acquisition of challenging productive language skills, namely speaking and writing by L2 learners, and overcome the emotional and psychological barriers they bring with them related to speaking and writing in the target language. We are planning to accomplish this by means of real-life, meaningfully-contextualized, interactive, creative, learner-generated and in-house portfolio projects. The results of needs analysis surveys and our first-hand experiences as En... Click here for more details
The Fridge Project 2013 "The Fridge" was an edutainment project addressed to all individuals concerned with what they eat. It combined education and visual arts. Project participants established contacts with and invited to cooperation people from all over the world who were asked to complete a questionnaire and make photos of the contents of their fridges. The project made fridge owners reflect on what they eat and (maybe) eliminate unhealthy products, make well-thought-out shopping decisions and look for eco-food. Pr... Click here for more details
Sign Me English Project 2013 The project was implemented because of frequent difficulties with understanding the sign language used by teachers which are experienced by students at special need schools. This is why a website, which fully uses Polish sign language, which is the mother tongue of the Polish deaf, was launched. In order to do that, people who best know the Polish sign language, that is the learners themselves, were involved in the project. A foreign sign language teacher was also invited to the project in order... Click here for more details
Nepenmäki Comprehensive School Project 2013 This is a goal-oriented, long-time project to enhance language learning in the town of Joensuu (Eastern Finland). After 6 years of work, the data shows that the variation of languages studied and numbers of pupils taking languages has risen dramatically, especially in the case of A2 (optional) languages. Results have been achieved by developing the school culture in cooperation with e.g. teachers, pupils and parents, other schools in the area, as well as the university and polytechnic.
Myllytonttu maailmalla - Teacher Training School of Rauma Project 2013 A colourful, humoristic teaching material (comprising a storybook, world map, teachers' manual, CD + a web-page) to address stereotypes and prejudices related to different cultures. The target group is approximately 6-10-year-old pupils, who embark on a journey around the world with Myllytontty and his magic cap. With Myllytonttu, who has a very stereotypical way to see the world, the pupils meet different languages and cultures. The material aims at addressing stereotypes and seeing beyond them... Click here for more details
Ulvila - Let's Cook in Swedish! Project 2013 This is a hands-on 2-year course to combine teaching of Swedish and cooking (home economics) classes for 8th and 9th grade pupils of comprehensive school. The course combines compulsory language studies to learning cooking skills. Besides school classes, it comprises study visits and reporting of experiences via a bilingual blog (Swedish/Finnish). The aim is to bring Swedish language and culture closer to the average Finnish teenager in a very concrete way, through functional language learning -... Click here for more details
Living Maths – Mathematics in European Languages Project 2013 The Living Maths project involved several comprehensive initiatives, promoting multilingualism and ensuring the development of linguistic competences of all project participants. English was the main working language of the project, but national languages of all the partners were used for communicating and completing individual tasks. The project also aimed at improving the quality of teaching and learning maths and languages thanks to the introduction of innovative methods and integrating them ... Click here for more details
School Makes Music, Music Makes the School Project 2013 The educational project focusing on languages was designed to address the needs of students continuing the learning of German as the second language. The School Musicians group met twice a week to develop communication skills in German and expand knowledge of the culture of German-speaking countries, with placing special emphasis on music. Students were introduced to the world of German music by learning selected songs, becoming familiar with modern singers and bands coming from German-speaking... Click here for more details
Ups & Downs Project 2013 The international project was implemented by students of secondary schools from Poland, France, Spain and South Korea. Project participants examined the ups and downs of teenage life in partner countries and looked for effective methods of coping with difficulties. They performed a number of tasks with the use of ICT tools and used virtual classroom on the eTwinning platform. Students worked in national and international teams. Each activity was planned in such a way as to promote interaction,... Click here for more details
Webinars 4 All - Language Webinars Project 2013 The leitmotif of the project was expanding knowledge of languages; how to efficiently and correctly communicate in them, how to learn them, how to pay attention to vocabulary and grammar and how to improve linguistic correctness. The history of the three languages and their mutual impact were discussed. The cultures of the countries in which the languages are used were presented. The project was addressed to adult learners with a varying degree of language proficiency. It was a perfect solution ... Click here for more details
A Dog Is Not a Toy Project 2013 The project focused on shaping protective attitudes towards animals in children and acquiring linguistic competences by them. By showing to pupils the actual needs of animals and promoting adequate attitudes, English became a tool for education in natural and social sciences. The teaching methods and techniques, such as Total Physical Response, learning the use of music, arts and drama, used in the project, were adapted to the needs of the target group. The lessons aimed at providing knowledge o... Click here for more details
Developing a Legal English Textbook Project 2013 Teaching materials available on the market prior to publishing the textbook did not relate to the system of Polish law and were based on British or American law, which is utterly different. So there was a need to develop a textbook, which could be used by Polish students in order to become competent in professional jargon. The textbook was a result of a multi-stage project, the first stage included the preparing of original and working materials based on information about the areas of law. Havin... Click here for more details
Jolanta Grzywnowicz Individual 2013 Project title: Two Highways of Life – Maths and English Project website: http://clilmaths.jimdo.com/ The project focused on expanding education offer of the school with English and maths integrated learning. As part of an additional hour of mathematics taught in English, students shaped not only everyday communication skills, but also acquired the ability to use specialised language. They developed linguistic competencies along with improving knowledge of mathematics, and developing cultural a... Click here for more details
Małgorzata Porębska Individual 2013 Project title: Dance Your Way Through English Culture (NIDA English Teaching) Project website: http://naszangielski.weebly.com The project was composed of three complementing activities. Additional English classes (culture workshop) allowed students to become acquainted with the traditions and customs of English-speaking countries and improve their competencies in English thanks to the application of modern, activating teaching methods and ICT tools. The use of elements of drama and pantomime ... Click here for more details
Edyta Borowicz-Czuchryta Individual 2013 Project title: My Village Project website: http://new-twinspace.etwinning.net/web/p80138 Pupils made virtual journeys to various rural areas of Europe in order to look for similarities and differences between them. They were encouraged to discover the treasures of local environments and present them on an international forum. Pupils were presented with a list of tasks to be completed as part of school cooperation. Some of the tasks, such as competitions, were developed by partner schools. Oth... Click here for more details
Danuta Płaza-Trofimiuk Individual 2013 Project title: Poetry without Borders. County Inter-School Recitation Competition Project website: www.zs2zyrardow.szkolnastrona.pl A recitation competition entitled Poetry without Borders was organised for the first time in 2007 in order to make language learning more attractive, propagate cultural diversity, incite students’ interest in other languages and cultures and teach tolerance for other cultures, nationalities and languages. The contest is open to schools from and beyond the Żyrardów... Click here for more details
Olga Wrońska Individual 2013 Project title: Beckett 2.0: Krapp's First Tapes Project website: www.beckettaoc.pl Students participating in the project learnt French through arts by being involved in authentic communication situations and using the latest technologies. Project activities made the participants sensitive to interculturalism, integration, universal values and personal development. As part of the project, Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape was translated into the language of modern technology and filtered throu... Click here for more details
Mirosława Dyka-Płonka Individual 2013 Project title: SAFETIQUETTE (Safe Ticket – Basic Tips for Young Internet Users) Project website: http://new-twinspace.etwinning.net/web/p75118, http://www.ajl.maweb.eu/ Having had developed its concept and time schedule with the partners, the project was implemented together with students from abroad. Project participants established their profiles on Twin space, developed and held a survey on the use of the Internet and assessed its results. Students learned the rules of safe Internet use and... Click here for more details
dr Elżbieta Gajek Individual 2013 Project title: Intercultural QQ Messaging in Polish and Chinese Project website: http://moodle.ils.uw.edu.pl/enrol/index.php?id=290 The project involved holding conversations in English on culture, traditions, academic life and plans for the future as one of the obligatory tasks to be completed by students of the course in intermedial teaching of foreign languages. After making a conversation, students were supposed to write brief reports, in which they presented what they had learned about C... Click here for more details
Renewable Energy Sources and Foreign Language Go Hand in Hand Project 2013 The two-year project "Renewable Energy Sources and Foreign Language Go Hand in Hand" combines the experience gathered in the course of the Leonardo da Vinci and Comenius projects. Also, the activities are part of the Enriched Foreign Language Learning development project organised by the National Education Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, which enabled the participants to examine the correlation of linguistic and non-linguistic subjects and to try out various forms of interdisciplinary, co... Click here for more details
Dr. Agnieszka Leńko-Szymańska Individual 2013 Project title: Corpora in language teaching - optional course for applied linguistics students forming part of initial teacher training Project website: http://moodle.ils.uw.edu.pl/course/view.php?id=101, http://corpora.blog.ils.uw.edu.pl/ The project involves one semester-long optional course for students of the first year of second cycle studies at the Institute of Applied Linguistics. The course aims at showing to students how teachers and students can use the language corpora and how it ca... Click here for more details
Patrycja Czupryniak Individual 2013 Project title: New Learning Technology – New Age. A webpage for learning English and other subjects Project website: http://patczupryniak.wix.com/creativity Patrycja, a student of bilingual grade 1 of a lower secondary school where some subjects are taught in English, launched a webpage featuring interactive exercises developed with the use of open software available online. Patrycja, from the onset of her education at the lower secondary school, has prepared interactive exercises in English,... Click here for more details
Bogumiła Miodyńska-Kowalczyk Individual 2013 For the second time in the history of the competition, European Language Label Certificate of Merit for the Special Achievements in the Scope of Language Teaching has been awarded. The laureate implemented several ELL certificate winning projects, which descriptions are presented below. 2008 - Category: Teachers Photography - My Hobby. European College at No. XXIII Prof. Józef Tischner Upper Secondary School in Łódź 2009 - Category: Institutions Matura Exam – our common success! One for all an... Click here for more details
An Seomra Ranga Ilteangach/The Multilingual Classroom Project 2013 The Junior Infants class undertook a full school year completely through Irish. It is a multicultural class, with parents from France, India, Spain and China. Everything was going well in Irish – so then the teachers thoughts, what about the other languages? They started learning different languages through music and drama. The pupils enjoyed it very much, and had lots of fun making displays at assembly on Fridays. The next challenge: Spring was arriving and so it was decided to learn... Click here for more details
Linguaswap - Second Level Language Swapping Project 2013 Linguaswap was developed by four teachers based in Coláiste Bhríde, Carnew, Co. Wicklow and has been used by students to develop their language skills through links with students in schools in Germany, France, Spain etc. Linguaswap proposes to become the first online language swapping website for second level students globally. Linguaswap is unique in that it provides a secure forum for oral interaction via a video link for students at second level. The service is enhanced by conversation prompt... Click here for more details
Medisigns Project 2013 Interresource Group (Ireland) Limited is the creator of the Medisigns project which is a Leonardo da Vinci funded project in partnership with the Centre for Deaf Studies, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, University of Nicosia, Cyprus, The Foundation for the Promotion of Entrepreneurship, Poland, Stockholm University, Sweden and Heriot-Watt University, Scotland. Medisigns represents a ground-breaking initiative that focuses on providing language and communication skills to Deaf people, in... Click here for more details
Diploma in Italian Online Project 2013 The Diploma in Italian online introduces students to Italian and its structures. The topics studied in the course are introduced through a variety of texts in the target language, with a view to increasing learners’ awareness of the sounds, lexicon and structure of their language of study. The Diploma in Italian online aims to provide students with basic interaction and communication skills at the end of year one and achieve an intermediate level of fluency (B1) at the end of year two. The langu... Click here for more details
Artjom Kohhantsuk Individual 2013 Artjom arrived in Ireland in summer 2009 from Estonia and enrolled as a first year student at Maynooth Post Primary School. He came from the Russian-speaking community in Estonia. From the start, he applied himself with zeal and hard work to the task of mastering English. He received the International Student of the Year award 2011 at the end of second year in recognition of his outstanding exam results. Artjom achieved an A in Higher Level German in his Junior Certificate examination. He... Click here for more details
Christopher McMahon Individual 2013 Christopher is interested in Irish, Spanish, French (self-taught) and Latin (self-taught) and is currently learning Italian and Ancient Greek. He uses these in class and exams in school as well as in debating and history (language awareness). He takes part at competition level in languages when the opportunity arises and reads fiction in several languages at home. Christopher has only travelled abroad twice, both occasions when very young on family holidays. To increase his language skill... Click here for more details
Elif Sude Alagoz Individual 2013 Elif arrived in Ireland in August 2011 from Turkey. She started 4th class in September 2011, having never studied English before. Initially, she began in her language class, naming classroom objects, the days of the week and colours. She has now progressed from this basic level to accessing the 5th Class curriculum at a high level. She is also learning French at school. She shows an ability to work at a fast pace, but also with great accuracy and she shows huge creativity in her writing. ... Click here for more details
The Icelandic Village Project 2013 The Icelandic Village offers the chance to learn Icelandic as a second language at the University of Iceland in an innovative way. The Icelandic Village can be found in several businesses at the University Campus as well as in downtown Reykjavik: in a café, in a book store, in a bakery, in a swimming pool and in a library. The students prepare in a classroom before going to the Icelandic Village to do their daily life business. The staff in the participating companies welcomes them and ensures t... Click here for more details
The Big Challenge Project 2013 "The Big Challenge" is an English language contest for students aged 11 to 16. It is held every year in May in schools across France, Germany, Austria, Spain and Sweden. In 2013, over 610,000 students with 30,000 teachers from 6,000 schools participated in "The Big Challenge". Created in France in 1999 by a group of English teachers, its main purpose is to motivate students learning languages with an educational yet fun experience.
European Profiling Grid (EPG) Project 2013 The aim of the "European Profiling Grid (EPG)" project was to help improve the quality and effectiveness of language training through the use of an innovative instrument: the European Profiling Grid. Designed for teachers working in Europe in language centres and schools in Europe, this tool can be used to: ◦help better identify training and professional development needs; ◦provide a reliable aid to the self-assessment and assessment of professional skills; ◦support the recruitment of language t... Click here for more details
Let's Speak English in Morbihan Project 2013 Through the project "Let's Speak English in Morbihan", the local authorities give secondary pupils the opportunity to learn English via cultural and fun activities such as theatre, music, virtual games, etc.
Pek, the Traveller Flea 3 Project 2013 "Pek, the Traveller Flea", is an eTwinning project aiming at the creation of a comic made among several European schools, published in all the partners' languages, in PDF, web and paper. Teachers and pupils from 11 Europeans schools used the online school platform eTwinning during the project to achieve that goal. The pedagogic objectives for pupils are: → to know about European places and languages. → To learn to create stories in a collaborative way and how to convert them into comics. → T... Click here for more details
Smart Tools for Individualized Learning Project 2013 This project demonstrates how Web 2.0 technologies are effectively being used in higher education to optimise language learning. It describes how students’ individual needs, learning styles and pace are taken into account in the language courses being taught at the FH Burgenland (University of Applied Sciences Burgenland), and how online media can be used as a flexible tool kit to enhance learning and teaching. The target group involved are students, English teachers and teachers of other foreig... Click here for more details
Training for the Members of the Romani Community in the Field of Language and Cultural Projects Management – The Language Bridge Project 2013 The ‘Frekvenca’ Association – the cultural association of ‘restless and active’ members whose aim is to preserve the Romani cultural heritage through the learning of the language and various social and cultural activities, organised in 2011 and 2012, under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture and with co-financing from the European Social Fund, a project named ‘Training for the members of the Romani community in the field of language and cultural projects management – the Language Bridge’. T... Click here for more details
Aistear Project 2013 www.aistear.ie is a resource site for all writers of the Irish language and specifically for advanced users who may be involved in translation or editing work. It was established by Dr Antain Mac Lochlainn with funding from Foras na Gaeilge in response to a shortage of training materials for advanced users of Irish. The site has four main sections: 1. A series of translation exercises. Users are given a short English text and asked to translate it into Irish. A commentary on the key translat... Click here for more details
Refugee Access Programme (RAP) Project 2013 The CDVEC Curriculum Development Unit coordinates the Refugee Access Programme (RAP) which is a project of the CDVEC Separated Children’s Service. The project is co-financed by the European Commission under the European Refugee Fund and is supported by the Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration in the Department of Justice and Equality and Pobal. The Refugee Access Programme is an intensive transition programme which aims to equip newly-arrived separated children seeking asylum and othe... Click here for more details
Fáilte Isteach/Come In and Welcome Project 2013 The Fáilte Isteach (Come In and Welcome) project involves predominantly older people volunteering their time to teach conversational English classes to migrants who have come to Ireland from all over the world. The student-centred approach adopted by the programme provides basic language support in a practical, welcoming and inclusive manner. Fáilte Isteach began in autumn 2006 in Summerhill, Co. Meath when it was noticed that an increasing number of migrants in the locality were experie... Click here for more details
Abdul Jabbar Khan Individual 2013 Abdul joined the Refugee Access Programme in September 2012 as a newly-arrived unaccompanied minor from Pakistan. He had not had any prior education in his country of origin and was therefore not literate in his first language, Pashto. In addition to Pashto, he also spoke Urdu. He started as a beginner (A0) in English. Initially he progressed in the skills of speaking and listening at a steady pace. He put in great effort every day in all English classes as well as developing his language... Click here for more details
Brajan Mazurkiewicz Individual 2013 Brajan, a Fifth Year student in the CBS Roscommon, was born in Poland and has lived in Ireland for the past six years. As well as integrating excellently into school life, he has shown an extraordinary aptitude for language learning. In addition to his native tongue, Brajan has achieved a high level of fluency in English, Spanish and French. He can also understand and converse in Irish, German and Portuguese, and is studying Russian, Japanese, Danish and Dutch at beginner’s level. For Br... Click here for more details
Dorota Kowalik Individual 2012 Title: Multilingloo – Be Polish in many languages // The author of the project created an educational website for learning several languages. Multimedia-assisted studying takes place through play and it can be used by persons of any age. It was created for users wishing to study some languages in an informal way and achieve a communicative level. Using this web page is free and available to all. The materials that are to be found on the page are mainly original works and they constitute interest... Click here for more details
Forest Detectives Project 2012 The project was inspired by UNESCO’s declaring 2011 the International Year of Forests. It consisted in an innovative way of dual teaching about nature in English. Having chosen their language of communication, children from multicultural and multilingual pre-school groups participated in the project by learning team work, acceptance of cultural otherness and overcoming of stereotype and language barriers. This introduction to the forest atmosphere stimulated the children’s spontaneity in express... Click here for more details
PEK, the Traveller Flea#3 Project 2012 Project addressed at fostering the European dimension through language and culture learning in a funny, attractive and motivating way. Pupils were grouped in transnational teams and on a collaborative approach they wrote 7 stories, in which the same character, PEK, travels through several European countries experiencing real and funny situations. Pupils also produced 7 comics, one for each story. As a result, the final product was a multilingual comic strips book. Although English was the worki... Click here for more details
Cornwall Mini-Assistants Project 2012 This project places sixth formers studying AS French in primary schools in the Finistere region of Brittany for one to two weeks, helping to teach English and improving their French by living at the heart of the local community. The aims of the project are to give A-level students a 'bain linguistique' in an authentic context, to give students an insight into teaching and to enhance students' understanding of the culture of France and in particular of Brittany. Schools are also encouraged to use... Click here for more details
Technical Language Can Be Renewed As Well Project 2012 Turkey is a rich country in terms of potential and variety of renewable energy sources. Particularly, the use of solar and wind energy will provide enormous benefits to the energy budget of Turkey. Professional human resources equipped with technical English competence (in fields such as alternative energy, renewable energy and energy saving) are needed. Through negotiation with enterprises and non-governmental organisations, an effective and efficient Technical English Training Programme prepar... Click here for more details
A Multidisciplinary Approach, International Collaboration and ICT Project 2012 Hässelbygårdsskolan is a nine-year compulsory school in Hässelby outside Stockholm. The project at Hässelbygårdsskolans is aimed at promoting the use of ICT as a tool for communication, documentation and experience. Together with pupils from the UK the students worked with the theme Shakespeare. The project is an example of collaborative learning within a group of students as well as between schools. It is also an example of a multidisciplinary approach where both academic and practical-aestheti... Click here for more details
Mother Tongue – The Competence of the Future Project 2012 The unit of mother tongue education in Mölndal receives the award for the way they promote language development among multilingual children and students. They have built a new organization to highlight the importance of the students' right to their mother tongue, tuition and to studies of Swedish as a second language. They work closely together with the library where not only students but also parents are invited. This has led to a great demand for books and the ”mother tongue library” is now... Click here for more details
Multilingual Network in Uddevalla Project 2012 The aim of the network is to provide preschool children with school activities that have an international approach, where native language support is a natural component, to give them the best conditions possible to develop their mother tongue and their Swedish side by side. The aim of the development work is to utilize knowledge about interculturality and multilingualism, and increase the collaboration between mother tongue tutors and preschool teachers. A network was formed between the pre... Click here for more details
Super 2.0. Let's Find Out Together - The Mysteries of the Double Propeller Project 2012 The project, undertaken by the Institute IC Rodari in Soveria Mannelli with the participation of the Institute IC Dolce in Cropani, involved thirty-one 13-year-old pupils, most of them with learning difficulties. It focused on the study of DNA and in particular on the Alzheimer’s disease, a very common genetic illness in this area. By applying CLIL, the project aimed at teaching science through the creation of scripts and short podcasts in French. This innovative experience was based on teaching... Click here for more details
MFL Student Leadership Project 2012 The "MFL Student Leadership" team project annually selects students from Y13 to be Ambassadors for French, German and Spanish and to take responsibility for leading and training teams of Language Leaders from Year 10 into Year 11, whose work is accredited. In due time the Leaders can become Ambassadors and work with the next generation. Year 10 students (approximately 30 a year) are trained in the summer before they move into Year 11 by the Year 13 ambassadors and existing (Year 11/12) Langua... Click here for more details
Physical French Phonics Project 2012 "Physical French Phonics" is a sound, action, spelling system for embedding French phonics in a 7 step teaching and learning process and for decoding French pronunciation independently. With the support of the sound, action, spelling system, the project helps second language learners of French, of any age or ability, have confidence in their pronunciation and provides a method for specialist and non-specialist language teachers to embed phonics in language teaching. Based on the teaching of p... Click here for more details
French Digital Kitchen Project 2012 The "French Digital Kitchen" at Newcastle University is a situated language learning environment where the kitchen communicates with users, instructing them step-by-step in how to cook French cuisine and teaching aspects of French language. The project aims to develop the next generation of technology applied to language teaching. The interests of the project are in finding out how situated language learning can be supported by technology and how users acquire skills (cooking and French) simu... Click here for more details
ISPY - Online Networking Platform for Language Learning Project 2012 ISPY project develops a new online platform to support the study of foreign languages. The project partnership develops teaching and studying materials, individual or in groups, for widely used foreign languages such as English, Spanish and German also including less widely used and taught languages like Romanian, Polish and Dutch. ISPY presents a holistic approach promoting not only the above mentioned foreign languages but also cultural elements carefully included in the game developed by the ... Click here for more details
INTEGRA - Migrants' Integrating Kit - Basic Language for Dealing with Financial Matters Project 2012 Ever heard of financial integration? If it‘s important for you (as migrant) to integrate with the local community of your new home country, then the Migrant Integration Kit developed during the INTEGRA project contains financial terminology, a financial glossary, and sources of financial information that will assist you by equipping you with the most useful social and financial phrases which can be helpful in unfamiliar situations in a new country. The INTEGRA project answers one of the vital ... Click here for more details
Streams of Culture Project 2012 The "Streams of Culture" project brings together eight European schools in Denmark, Czech Republic, Italy, Poland, Romania, Spain, Turkey and Portugal. Our mix of partner schools reflects the diversity within the European Union. This partnership is a corporation with established public schools from small rural communities to urban capital cities. Students discover study and share information about traditions and different kinds of cultures in all of our partner countries. They use conventional... Click here for more details
Anca Cristina Colibaba Individual 2012 "I see educational quality as positively transforming the student. Some of the ways to do this: use personalised teaching, align assessment to learning and teaching, reflect on teaching and identify if it has contributed to the growth of the student as a professional and as a human being, identify the quality of my teaching as fit for the purpose of the institution in which I teach - currently the University of Medicine, and whenever possible do action research. All students should have skills t... Click here for more details
Elena Irimescu Individual 2012 "I commit in language learning by creating an encouraging learning atmosphere during my classes, which motivates students. I use interactively the target language in conversation I offer meaningful tasks to my students. I have in view to integrate the four linguistic competences, both receptive and productive. I stimulate creativity by recombining lexical elements in poems, essays. I introduce new lexical elements in contexts. I have in view the fact that the acquisition of a foreign language is... Click here for more details
The Danish Simulator Project 2012 The Danish Simulator is a completely new type of browser-based, interactive 3D language and cultural training platform, a computer game in the Serious Games category that allows the student to quickly acquire cultural and communicative skills in Danish and use them to move around in a virtual world in the game, here a 3D representation of Vejle and Jelling. The student speaks with the inhabitants using the built-in speech recognizer. If the student is understood, the inhabitants will answer back... Click here for more details
Myths, Fairytales and Legends - Our Roots Talk to Us Project 2012 The project aimed at being an introduction to the legendary and mythical roots of our European identity. Through the exchange of myths, legends and stories of our countries of origin, we had the opportunity to get to know the affinities of our cultural identities in Europe, which make us similar and different from each other at the same time. We communicated in French, reaching full understanding with our partners, both in form and in content. Teachers and pupils, made aware of a common European... Click here for more details
Rainbow in Town Project 2012 The project “Rainbow in Town” involved four educational institutes of our province, at all educational levels, with the support of the project "Informa" by Fondazione San Paolo. It was conceived as an answer to the need of closer integration between students belonging to different cultural backgrounds. It was made up of a series of actions: language courses, courses for teachers on how to teach in multicultural classes, intercultural mediation, mini tutors with the role of affective support, a d... Click here for more details
Cooler World Project 2012 The international project called “Cooler World” was implemented with the financial support of the Lifelong Learning Programme, the Comenius - School Partnership, from August 2010 to July 2012. The project was implemented by 8 schools from five European countries (Finland, Italy, Slovakia, Germany, and France). The main project objectives were to promote active environmental citizenship, improve the knowledge of students and teachers on sustainable development, bring European dimension in school... Click here for more details
SLO-LV-EN Course in Steps Project 2012 The Slovenian-Latvian-English text book and dictionary is special intended for the students and teachers involved in the Slovenian-Latvian Comenius bilateral project "The applicability of the school subjects in the student's real life." Nevertheless, it is also dedicated to all of you, who would like to learn foreign languages. All chapters were made by the Slovenian and Latvian students and by the teachers of English language, Miroslava Brinc (Slovenia), Dejan Arnik (Slovenia) and Ruta Aukspole... Click here for more details
Studieverkstedet: The Creative Room Project 2012 The European Language Label 2012 was awarded to Oslo voksenopplæring Sinsen for their creative approach to language learning for adult learners. The majority of the students at Oslo VO Sinsen have immigrant background and often few opportunities to learn and practice Norwegian in their local community. Good language skills increase the possibility to succeed in all subjects. This is important since Oslo VO Sinsen prepares their students for final exams in order for them to qualify for higher edu... Click here for more details
Leiria Language Exchange LLE / SPEAK Project 2012 LLE/SPEAK is a project addressed to foster cultural and linguistic integration, to promote cultural meetings. The Association which implemented the project plays an active role in the fight against social exclusion of immigrants. The participants in the project provided the answer to the identified needs. They learned and shared languages and cultures, taking a tolerant attitude to their homes, their families and friends. The languages involved were: Portuguese, English, Spanish, German, Frenc... Click here for more details
Six Teen Stories – Creative Writing Workshop and Stories Dramatization Project 2012 This project focuses on written skills as a determinant factor to academic success. Bringing together writing and creativity to gain self-confidence was one of the aims of the project. By improving written skills, oral fluency has also been improved. Besides, through the workshops team cooperation was also developed. Six stories were written, the subjects dealt with citizenship according to the secondary school syllabus (multiculturalism, bullying, the internet dangers, the consumer society).... Click here for more details
452 Micro Communicative Activities in Foreign Languages (German, French and English) Based on the European Language Portfolio Project 2012 It is a project of 452 micro communicative activities in foreign languages, designed to promote independent learning and improving communicative skills. This is a material produced in a digital format, which starts from a part of a communicative and contextualized approach for learning and evolutions as recommended the European Language and evaluation descriptors contained in the Common European Framework of Reference for Learning and Teaching of Languages (CEFR) and connected to the learning ob... Click here for more details
ICT and European Framework for Foreign Language Learning: The Key to Motivation Project 2012 This project is a rich, creative, with a wide range of topics and methodologies that gave the opportunity to the participants to enjoy the work undertaken to develop values such as help, respect, tolerance and effort, with a wide range of topics that has achieved the goals set. Through various activities, making a different use of ICT and using English as working language, the project has entailed an increase in student motivation, which has taken the information and knowledge from project tasks... Click here for more details
BEDA Program Project 2012 It is a global, flexible, opened, free and compatible with regional bilingual programs, evaluated and certified by Cambridge ESOL and catholic schools of Madrid that supports the implementation of English teaching in educational centres and universities. Aims: The program BEDA pursues to implement and optimize the effectiveness of language teaching in schools through three fundamental priorities: qualitative and quantitative increase of English teaching, programming of an specific training of te... Click here for more details
The School of Hotel and Tourism of Alcalá de Henares, Open to the World Project 2012 This project is structured in seven coordinated actions by the Department of Languages, which have involved all the teachers, achieving transversality in the use of languages in the school. This project could be implemented to other schools and educative centres due to its high ability to transfer, as it provides, as an added value, the whole that school is involved in the implementation of transversal measures to motivate students to learn a language in a practical way. Coordination meetings es... Click here for more details
Department Where Nothing Ever Happens. Pluricultural Blog for Learning Spanish Project 2012 This project stands out as a joint blog of teachers and students, also open to the participation of any person related to the educational environment of the EOI. It includes a wide range of topics of interest ranging from personal presentations to different sociocultural (traditions, holidays, health, economics, psychology, food) that promote multicultural vision of all these issues. The project aim is to open a window for multicultural dialogue through the use of the Internet as shared “white b... Click here for more details
Mobile-Learning: A Guided Tour in Augmented Reality Project 2012 This project has 17 georeferencing points of interest (POIs) for its historical value, touristic and/or cultural, chosen by the students on their locality, Torredembarra. On these points they have designed informative videos in English so that anyone using a smart phone with Internet access, standing in front of one of these POIs, access can hear and see the original information developed by Primary school students from the sixth grade. This initiative has achieved a rigorous involvement of stud... Click here for more details
Joana Vidal Individual 2012 We can highlight in her career that she has strongly encourage the inclusion of students in the workplace, professional improvement of teachers, and the development of language skills of the users of international programs through mobility and coexistence in real environments and cultural contexts rich in creativity, collaboration and commitment to learn. Her participation in the coordination of international Study Visits made possible the exchange of experiences and management activities relate... Click here for more details
Extension of Humanity by Meeting the Russian Language and Culture - Thanks to Modern Technology Project 2012 The project was meant to let people get to know, respect and appreciate the culture or language of other people. Thus, the Russian-speaking children received, after school, one-hour weekly Russian lessons from a native speaker, while the 10 most linguistically-gifted German speaking students learned daily and autonomously Russian, thanks to new technologies. Since the motto of our school is "It is normal to be different", the two groups have finally got together and acted in various workshops (... Click here for more details
Vet4Vip Ellvis Project 2012 One of the aims of the European Commission is that all citizens of Europe can understand and speak at least three languages. Therefore, language competence is not only a key issue for ensuring understanding among European people, but also for mobility and employability. Despite the goal set, the following problems are still faced: a) it is not possible for a VI person to attend a special training centre, as it is usually far from his living place; b) language schools do not have sufficient exp... Click here for more details
Welcome in English Project 2012 The multimedia kit “Welcome in English” has been on purpose conceived for McDonald’s employees who are in contact with foreign customers. The “Welcome” interactive English course can be used through three self-teaching tools: one pocket-size handbook, one Interactive-DVD containing the same handbook’s topics together with supplementary clips with English or Italian subtitles and English audio, and a DVD with a dictionary of tourism most used words together with the correct translation and pronun... Click here for more details
Greek for Immigrant Parents (ELMEGO) Project 2012 The project ΕLMEGO, selected in the context of the Call for targeted actions with a distinctive contribution to the society, was funded by the Research Committee of the University of Thessaly. It was implemented from 1/11/2010 to 31/7/2012 by the Lab for Study, Teaching and Dissemination of the Greek Language in cooperation with two other Labs of the University of Thessaly. The main aim and object of the project was the delivery of specialized courses of Greek language, which allow immigrant par... Click here for more details
PALE - Play And Learn English Project 2012 Young pupils play and learn English, starting through on-line & off-line activities in an interactive way and using the ICT tools creatively and with e-safety. Working on this project, we mainly focus on how pupils will know and love the target language through the realization of its importance and how they will enjoy using ICT tools effectively in order to achieve their little goals each time. Acting as animators, teachers support children’s progress to higher learning stages counting on each c... Click here for more details
Α Digital Classroom for Learning German in Blended Learning Modus Project 2012 The present initiative concerns the use of the virtual learning environment Moodle for teaching German as a foreign language in a Greek secondary school. This course was designed based on the concept of the “integrated” blended learning scenario that allows a goal-oriented combination of learning experiences during both face-to-face lessons and web-based learning. Therefore the virtual learning environment was designed in order to achieve a smooth integration of online learning phases into the m... Click here for more details
Practice-Based Methodology Training for Italian Teachers: The Complex System of Communicative Activities Project 2012 Following the introduction of the new school-leaving language examination system in Hungarian public education, the effort to establish the communicative linguistic competences has increasingly gained ground in the field of Italian language teaching, too. At the same time, teachers had to face a difficult task: since the requirements were primarily based on the CEFR, and on the experiences of English language teaching, teachers of Italian (and other Neo-Latin languages) could not always build on... Click here for more details
Medical Sign Language Communication I Project 2012 The aim of the course is to gain basic knowledge on the society, culture and communication of the hard of hearing – to learn and develop basic level sign language communicational skills so that the students can acquire a basic knowledge that helps find out that the „patient” is not mentally handicapped but deaf. This way we can contribute to help eliminate the differentiation between the deaf and non-deaf patients in medical attendance. Today, in Hungary, there are about 60 thousand deaf and 300... Click here for more details
Convergences: Hyper Book of Business Italian. Awareness, Knowledge and Tools for Communication in Business Project 2012 Convergences offers a wide and flexible syllabus, suitable for allowing customised learning and teaching experiences based on the several and fragmented needs displayed by the demand of Italian L2 in the economic-business sectors. The wide and potential teaching and learning paths offered by this innovative tool are available both in the classroom and in self-learning mode and its modular units can be read both sequentially and simultaneously, as hypertext. The double target of Convergences incl... Click here for more details
E-LOCAL - Electronically Learning Other Cultures And Languages Project 2012 E-LOCAL (Electronically Learning Other Cultures And Languages) is a project responding to the EU language policy based on the principle of fostering language diversity, promoting multilingualism and the acquisition of less common languages. As suggested by its title: 1) it is focused on “other” - i.e. less widely used and less taught – languages; 2) it is aimed at the acquisition of linguistic skills combined with the gradual knowledge of the related culture; 3) learners will develop their lingu... Click here for more details
DEAL TOI - Deaf People in Europe Acquiring Languages Through e-Learning - Transfer Of Innovation Project 2012 The DEAL-TOI (Deaf People in Europe Acquiring Languages through E-Learning – Transfer Of Innovation) project has created a digital learning environment specifically conceived for deaf learners and 6 different foreign language courses (3 target languages with supports in 3 different sign languages) to promote this key competence in deaf people. The project aimed at reaching two main goals: 1) to further experiment the DEAL classes (www.deal-leonardo.eu) which were designed considering eLearning e... Click here for more details
ITAMED - Medical Italian Project 2012 Medical Italian arises from the need to create CLIL related materials in Italian at a B1 or B2 level. It aims at teaching students, translators or professionals who have to work in hospitals or health facilities in our country, terminology and language of medicine. The book (including a CD-ROM) was published by Edilingua Editions in Athens (Greece) in 2012. Medical Italian is divided into two parts: the first part describes the National Health Service and its articulations (AUSL, Hospitals, gene... Click here for more details
CLIL Pathways for Teaching and Learning Project 2012 "CLIL Pathways for Teaching and Learning" is an online professional training course addressed both to language teachers and teachers of non-language subjects. Its goal is to train both categories to CLIL methodology. Teachers of language and of non-language subjects reflect together on contents, skills and strategies to adopt. They promote integrated learning pathways which will be tested, as required by the recent reform of educational systems, with their classrooms. "CLIL pathways for teaching... Click here for more details
NET et FLE - Structure of Didactic Sequences for the Teaching of French Documents Using Internet and Use of the Media in the Classroom Project 2012 As part of the didactic initial and further training in French of the first stage of secondary school students of the pre-primary and primary school and the teachers of French in primary school, the concept of a "communication'actionellen" was mediated teaching concept. The use of authentic documents is a fundamental principle of this teaching concept. In the project, this idea should also be associated with the active use of internet sites. The target audience, i.e. students and teachers, sh... Click here for more details
Language Learning Through Historical Leading Figures Project 2012 The language project whose aim was to learn language by living and experiencing and enrich language learning via leading figures in history, started in October and finished in April. The purpose was also to make the 48 participating students love the target language, involve them in the learning process and consolidate the content outside the classroom. Students were included in learning process. They selected the leading figures by conducting a survey. After determining 5 figures for each mon... Click here for more details
Iğdır Engshare Project 2012 This project has been implemented in order to enlighten the English teachers who started their job only recently or have already been working for some time, on the issue of how they can integrate Information and Computer Technologies (ICT) into the curriculum, on their teaching experience and making these experiences fruitful and attractive through innovative techniques. Introducing Web 2.0 tools to the teachers and indicating they are of use to them and applied training of different web sites... Click here for more details
Pirinçli is Speaking English Project 2012 If your school is the farthest from the county centre, the most crowded school of the count (or even the region); if most of your students begin life much earlier than their counterparts and if the impossibilities are also exorbitant, you should add the new ones to your deeds and know that you are needed to work much more than ever. At the very beginning of our project, we tried to make our students more social and enable them to spend pleasant time out of the school. Even though it is difficult... Click here for more details
Learning by Karaoke Project 2012 Karaoke is an interactive video game in which amateur singers sing along with recorded music using a microphone. It was first invented in Japan in 1970 as an entertainment device and it has now become widely popular all across Europe and the US. The project aims to use karaoke as a language learning tool, as students become active and enjoy language by singing more than by any other teaching method. The project also aims to develop students’ language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writ... Click here for more details
Turkish Air Force Academy Content-Based English Language Teaching Program (TuAFA-CBELTP) Project 2012 In the Turkish Air Force Academy (TuAFA), a Content Based English Language Teaching Program (TuAFA-CBELTP) has been developed and adopted by the Department of Foreign Languages since the academic year 2007-2008. This program was prepared in accordance with the needs of the Turkish Air Force and aims to improve the effectiveness of TuAFA cadets in their respective fields. There are basically three phases of the program. During the first phase of the program, learners follow a series of course b... Click here for more details
Every Class has Its Own Story Project 2012 Every primary school child is deeply interested in stories and tales. Storytelling is a very important activity for the language learning process and the intelligence development of the children. According to this fact, we put a one hour special storytelling lesson for the primary school. We designed a special "Storytelling Classroom" in which we practised the storytelling lessons. We also organised an international storytelling conference on 9th April, 2011. The second international storytellin... Click here for more details
Extra-Curricular Activities Project 2012 We have been conducting our project at English Preparatory School outside the realm of our normal curriculum for three semesters with great care and attention. The foundation of the project is to offer English activities outside the class hours in a different atmosphere that appeal to the students’ interests, ages, social and cultural dealings and personal skills. Programming, announcement and implementation of the activities are under responsibility of our project department named “Extra-Curri... Click here for more details
More than Language: Learner-Centred Extracurricular Activities for a Communicative Foreign Language Learning Process Project 2012 The project aims to foster a learner-centred, communicative, interactive, real-life and meaningful foreign language learning process by means of such extracurricular activities as movie club, speaking, scrabble, taboo, karaoke, dart, drama, media club and book circle. Due to the belief that a foreign language can only be learnt through the direct, spontaneous and collaborative use of it, and through a learner-centred, trial and error, communicative process, these extracurricular activities tend ... Click here for more details
Trilingual Implementation of the Polish Pre-School Education Core Curriculum with Additional Activities Project 2012 The “Three Languages” Non-Public Pre-School runs its individual language education programme intended for pre-schoolers with the use of the One Person – One Language method. Its innovativeness consists mainly in separating stages at which children learn a given language, which allows them to associate it with a given teacher. Cooperating with native speakers is a natural way of motivating to communicate in a foreign language. The project is run in multilingual groups, so the children learn not o... Click here for more details
Language @mosphere Project 2012 Language @mosphere is an interdisciplinary project aimed at informal language education with the use of the latest ICT accompanied by course contents – foreign language integration. Its implementation consisted in creating virtual thematic classes with the use of an educational platform, as well as in establishing contact with a foreign partner in order to compare various ways of thinking and problem solving. The pupils’ involvement in the project implementation resulted not only in broadening t... Click here for more details
Local Ecology for the Whole of Europe Project 2012 This international project involving schools from Poland, Turkey, Slovakia and Hungary was based on the exchange of various methods of solving local environmental protection problems. It also promoted a healthy life-style. Each partner school actively participated in joint actions whose outcomes were published on a website and all the events organised in the course of the project promoted not only a healthy approach to life, but they also stressed the linguistic education of children.
International Symposium: Project-Based ICT-Assisted interactive teaching and learning Project 2012 This project was conceived thanks to the cooperation of schools from Lithuania, Sweden and two schools from Poland. It was organised as a competition for pupils and exchange of knowledge and experience for the teachers. The teachers, who wrote articles, shared their good practices and work-related dilemmas. The pupils had to perform tasks in which they had to combine their linguistic and IT skills, creativity and artistic abilities. Making use of those innovative teaching methods contributed to ... Click here for more details
Multiculturalism – A First-Hand Experience Project 2012 Multi-ethnicity is one of the most characteristic elements of our times, particularly visible in countries experiencing a massive inflow of immigrants or in places where there are a lot of minorities. Taking all this into consideration, the Tytus School decided to run an educational project aimed at tolerance and openness to other ethnic groups. Multiculturalism – a First- Hand Experience is an initiative composed of a number of various events: European Picnic, Estonian Day and Enter Your Future... Click here for more details
24-Hour English Language Marathon Project 2012 The English Language Marathon has been a regular occurrence since 2008. Each edition is a 24-hour event (from 4.00PM on Friday to 4.00PM on Saturday) aimed at learning the language through play, cooperation and competition. Every year, 40-50 students aged 13-16 years old are involved in the round-the-clock creation of a school area in a convention agreed before. During this event the students create costumes, decorations and props serving the purpose of mutual learning and playing. This activity... Click here for more details
The Appetising Side of a Foreign Language – Introducing Healthy Shopping and Healthy Appetite Trends Project 2012 This project was inspired by an article published in the Przekrój weekly describing the Kochhaus chain of health food shops, where all products can be bought in quantities needed to prepare dishes for one or two persons. The main objective of the project consisted in the practical learning of a foreign language for vocational purposes (German) with the use of modern technologies. Using original Internet, newspaper and email texts, students developed their language competences by creating present... Click here for more details
Glottodidactics Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Project 2012 Meetings devoted to various aspects of foreign language teaching were held as part of the project. These were workshops intended for those studying for teaching jobs. A two-day seminar was conducted by scientific workers and guests from abroad. Issues concerning various aspects of language teaching were discussed: the importance of body language in teachers’ work, working with original films and texts, cultural differences and problems arising from them in the process of language education. Chil... Click here for more details
Linguistic Competences as a Basis for Improving School Work Quality Project 2012 Students participate in fascinating interdisciplinary activities, conducted with ICT support. During their chemistry classes held partly in English, the SCIENTIX portal educational materials are used, whereas linguistic classes serve the purpose of analysing scientific texts and describing chemical experiments. During IT workshops software in English is used and some classes are aimed at the acquisition of relevant specialist vocabulary. The project promotes linguistic diversity both spontaneous... Click here for more details
India Express Project 2012 The Himalayas –the highest mountains in the world, the holy river of Ganges, the way of cultivating tea plants or putting on a sari are only a few themes among those offered to Early Stage school pupils. On top of that, owing to the cooperation with a Bombay-based organisation, they were able to become familiar with a different culture through contact with its native participants. This project is an example of combining language education and the acquisition of knowledge of a different culture t... Click here for more details
FunEnglish in the Library Project 2012 FunEnglish is an open source software combining language learning with computer playing, fun, multimedia materials and new technologies. The course consists of over 400 educational elements, such as HD films with the participation of native speakers, computer games, photo lessons, interactive activities and even karaoke. The project is intended for children aged 6-12 years old and allows them to study a foreign language in a public, school or community centre library. It assumes the active parti... Click here for more details
Educational Portal of Polish Applied Phonetics in the Scope of the Standard and Pathology of Speech Project 2012 Before this project, only descriptions and cross-sections in text books were the basic source of information on Polish phonetics. However, owing to the implementation of this project, there is now a new tool available 24h a day, being a 2-and 3D animation of articulatory organs movement when producing Polish language sounds. Modern graphic solutions and research made with the use of specialist equipment enabled the creation of this innovative solution, which is useful in the process of language ... Click here for more details
Creation and Promotion of a Website to Support Language Learning Project 2012 The project consisting in the creation and promotion of the Fiszkoteka.pl website combines the well-known and proven flashcard language education method with new technologies. As a result it offers an agreeable and effective way of learning any language in a spontaneous and regular way. Games such as “Memory”, awakening a student’s interest in studying, are an additional attraction. Basing the system on two elements - multisensory learning and effective repetition system - is the basic innovatio... Click here for more details
DeDOMO – English for Parents (and Children!) Project 2012 DeDOMO is a long-term educational game for parents who want their children to use a foreign language in a natural and spontaneous way in typical everyday situations. It uses the familiar home context and the parent-child relation, owing to which learning happens casually with minimum effort on both sides. The participation in the education process benefits not only the children, but also the parents trying to overcome their fear of speaking in a foreign language.
Anna Sepioło Individual 2012 Title: Science Club // “Science Club” is a project concerning after school activities aimed not only at encouraging pupils to learn a foreign language, but also at the acquisition of knowledge of natural science. It intends to develop their knowledge through activities, observation and simple experiments prepared on the basis of information available on websites in English. Through their participation in those activities, pupils open themselves to new ways of learning and they are more willing t... Click here for more details
Agnieszka Gąsior-Tomanek Individual 2012 Title: Prevention is better than cure – teenage issues // This project is intended for students aged 12-16 as it focuses on their problems, tackling issues important for them. Its implementation is spread over two years. At the beginning attention is drawn to dependency issues, the following year emphasis will be put on emotions, school absenteeism, stress, aggression and nutrition. The students’ involvement in the project work makes them feel needed, noticed and important. Getting in touch with... Click here for more details
Iwona Jodłowska Individual 2012 Title: Picture yourself! Modern teenager’s self-portrait // This project is an example of how to use new technologies in a creative and innovative way and how to enrich traditional teaching with e-learning elements. Students aged 15-17 from Poland, France and Spain participated in the project, performing tasks in a virtual classroom on the eTwinning portal. Each stage of the project implementation necessitated the use of a different ICT tool, whereas the English language was the means of communi... Click here for more details
Anna Włudarczyk-Dudzic Individual 2012 Title: Life in the Eastern Europe in the Cold War times // This project combines a creative approach to education with new technologies and international cooperation. The traditional learning methods are replaced by the global simulation method, allowing pupils to plunge into Berlin’s atmosphere at the end of 1980s, and to ponder over the conditions and life quality of that period. The film entitled Good-bye Lenin, tackling the issues of Germany’s transformation, inspired work on this method.
Ready Study Go Ahead (Continued) Project 2012 The Ready-Study-Go! project produced online learning material to be used before and during an on-the-job learning period abroad. The material is intended for hotel, restaurant and bakery sectors. Ready-Study-Go-Ahead project transfers the innovation into vehicle sector and into new languages. The material consists of different writing, listening and pronunciation exercises and takes into consideration different learning styles and learners at different levels. The project has evolved over... Click here for more details
Learning Languages with Language Stories Project 2012 The project “Learning Languages with Language Stories” is an interdisciplinary and federative project around children literature. About 83 primary classes and two secondary schools are engaged in this project. Basically volunteers register interdisciplinary children books in various languages in an internet website so teachers can use them in the classrooms www.ecoles.montpellier.fr/elv/. The objectives are: - Helping primary and secondary teachers teaching: English and/or German around children... Click here for more details
Learning Slovenian On-Line: Grammar, Words, Exercise/Online Slowenisch lernen: Grammatik, Wörterbuch, Übungen Project 2012 The project Slovenian online course "Learning Slovenian On-Line/Online Slowenisch lernen" was originally designed to support regular courses of Slovene language at the University of Hamburg. Experts from the Centre for Slovene as a Second / Foreign Language (Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana) have committed themselves to use modern technologies to bring closer Slovenian language and Slovene culture to German-speaking students and adults. The course is also aimed at the descendants of Slov... Click here for more details
Let's Play Together! Project 2012 The project was a competition among international teams, aimed at motivating students to practice foreign languages and reinforce what they learn in English classes while having fun and playing online games with their partners. Games can not only provide a motivating learning environment – they can also foster the basic educational skills. We wanted our pupils to have fun learning English, to communicate with their foreign partner and to use modern Web 2.00 tools effectively. The main purpose wa... Click here for more details
Legal Practice Irish Courses Project 2012 The Legal Practice Irish Courses were designed and delivered in the Education Department of the Law Society of Ireland by Maura Butler, Solicitor and Course Manager with a multi-disciplinary in-house team with independent consultants. These courses were created in response to the implementation of the Legal Practitioners (Irish Language) Act 2008 and used a ‘blended learning’ design that embraced integrated information and communication technology (ICT), Computer Assisted Language Learning (CAL... Click here for more details
Lingo Club Project 2012 The Tandem/Lingo Club was set up in 2006 in order to encourage language learning and promote the integration of Erasmus students at LyIT. The initial goal of the club was purely linguistic, i.e. to allow people of different nationalities to meet in order to exchange conversation, thereby improving their language proficiency. Over the years, however, the remit of the club has grown to include more intercultural activities such as dancing, school visits and competitions etc. The club also organ... Click here for more details
ExamSpeak Project 2012 ExamSpeak is an English practice environment which prepares students for the Cambridge KET Speaking test by simulating the exam. Our exam room is a place where you can go through an exam, introducing yourself, meeting other test takers, interacting and answering the examiner’s questions in real-time. To succeed, you need to show you can take part in a conversation in English by answering and asking simple questions (using both written and spoken responses). By showing your grammatical and pronun... Click here for more details
Community School Reading and Blogging Scheme Project 2012 A reading/blogging scheme started this year in Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne. Second Year and Transition Year classes participated in the scheme. There is a strong link between the school and Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne (Corca Dhuibhne Heritage). The writer, Bríd Ní Mhóráin, comes into the school and facilitates poetry workshops and promotes reading. The book ‘An Cúpla’ was selected for the Second Year students and Transition Year students were offered a choice between ‘Dordán’ and ‘Dún an Airgid’. ... Click here for more details
Leena Hedlund Individual 2012 Leena Hedlund was awarded for an exemplary career as a teacher of English, French and Italian. She is known to transcend subject specific barriers, working in co-operation with for example Arts. Leena Hedlund has developed ICT and net-based language teaching by for example producing materials to teach Italian via the Net. Leena Hedlund is an exemplary educator with a special interest in international and cultural matters.
Language Circus Helsinki “Viehko” Project 2012 Helsinki Language Tivoli Viehko of Spanish, Italian, Chinese, French, German, Russian and Estonian languages, and those languages that are taught in schools in the City of Helsinki as a mother tongue (more than 40 of them). The project tackles the topical problem of the accumulation of language resources at primary school. The project focuses on awareness of the importance of diverse language skills e.g. by informing parents about the necessity of language skills other than English. The project ... Click here for more details
Memory Help Project 2012 "Työkaluviuhka", Memory Help is a practical tool for vocational language studies, currently in 7 languages (Finnish, Swedish, English, German, French, Russian, and Estonian). The fields involved are: automotive, real estate and construction. The tool is a pocket-sized, fan-shaped, plastic-coated dictionary for students, businesses and immigrants. The tool supports multiculturalism in the workplace, offering concrete help in the classroom and on site.
Projects and Plans for the Future Project 2012 "Projects and Plans for the Future" (Proyectos y planes para el futuro) aims at improving: the oral skills, study and work methods and the critical awareness of students in their third year at lower secondary school (age 14). The bilingual (Italian-Spanish) approach adopted enhanced a cultural insight and helped students acquire the ability to talk in Spanish about the choices they are making for their future career and life plans in general. A wide range of assessment and self-assessment sheets... Click here for more details
M60 Project 2012 Through this project, a smart solution has been found to tackle grammar mistakes. The jury was delighted with the quality of feedback that can be given to the individual pupils.
Flootsy’s Tour Around Planet Earth Project 2012 This project allows pupils to work with the English language in a very pleasant and appealing way, from a very young age. The jury is impressed by the school’s level of engagement: the entire school is contributing in the realisation of the project. The project uses many different didactic methods. The school strives to share the project with as many colleagues as possible.
Masmadestein.nl Project 2012 This project is an inspiring application of the latest developments in IT. It is perfectly geared to pre-vocational education, and from the excessive amount of options within IT, some excellent choices have been made. Through the website, pupils can be given feedback for their work. They can participate while they are in class using their mobile phones. The jury is impressed by the status the Spanish language has obtained within the school, as a result of this project.
My Schools Network: If I Could Travel to Another MSN Country Project 2012 First prize is awarded to a big project that connects students inside and outside the country. The project leaders have established an impressive and extensive organisation, using minimal resources. The network they built is very reliable. Pupils are communicating in a natural environment in accordance with Common European Framework of Reference, and they are coached by students in the teachers programme. The project is well-transferable and is currently being set up in Belgium. Jury admires the... Click here for more details
Dermot Campbell Individual 2012 Dermot’s entire career has been devoted to language teaching and research in the Dublin Institute of Technology. He has been involved in the teaching of German, English as a foreign language and Chinese for Westerners, and has helped create an international learning environment for both Irish and international students. His research career started in 2002 with the application of slow-down technology to natural speech. This led to the development of a Dialogic Interaction Framework which descr... Click here for more details
Tiny Signers Project 2012 The European project "Tiny Signers" is about learning sign communication with children in early childhood (2 years old children). It is a two-year European project, funded by the Lifelong Learning Programme, Comenius sub-programme and coordinated by the Institute for hearing impaired Ljubljana. The main purpose of the project is to create an opportunity for communication between deaf, hard of hearing and hearing children in early childhood, their parents and teachers, as well as to bridge the ga... Click here for more details
Generation Tandem Project 2012 The project Generation Tandem focuses on the cooperation between junior and senior students (Università della Terza Età di Castellanza e Triennio del Liceo Linguistico Europeo) in learning with a particular emphasis on languages. The leitmotiv of the project is that it is never too late to learn. The project developed in two main phases: firstly through the exchange of “lessons “in intergenerational groups held alternatively by senior and junior students on different topics, mostly in English; s... Click here for more details
ADOK - Automation Technology and German as Online Course Project 2012 The lack of qualified engineers with German language skills in engineering fields initiated universities and companies from four different European Union countries (Tampere UAS, Reutlingen University, Tallinn UAS, VŠB TU Ostrava,) to produce teaching material for an unique interdisciplinary online-course which combines the fields of Automation Technology and German as a foreign language: ADOK (Automatisierung und Deutsch im Online-Kurs/Automation Technology and German as an Online-Course). ADOK ... Click here for more details
Click on Language Project 2012 The e-course in question is www.keeleklikk.ee, an e-learning course of Estonian for language skill level 0-A2 which was developed with the support of European Social Fund and Estonian Ministry of Education (a promotional video introducing the course can be found here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQxYJ4511wg&context=C4965a32ADvjVQa1PpcFOJELLVQ0ItMjFWmqDlZNXRnUmeJNfwvog=) The Estonian e-course Keeleklikk (literally: click on language) has been built to be as entertaining as well as effective tak... Click here for more details
The Rainbow People Project 2012 The project "The Rainbow People" was implemented in a second class (Montessori course) of Lower Secondary School, I. C. Soprani Castelfidardo, with pupils aged 12. The project aimed to: enlarge multilingual and multicultural competences enhancing the European dimension of education; develop socio-cultural topics as the defence of human rights, intercultural dialogue, respect, tolerance and cooperation to solve problems; enrich creative, performing competences through music, dance and singing. CL... Click here for more details
Two-Language Tour Discovering Two Cities: Lyon and Cesena Project 2012 The twinning between our lower secondary school Anna Frank in Cesena and the Institut Saint-Charles of Vienne (Lyon, France) developed in subsequent steps: first an exchange of information and ideas through electronic and regular mail; then a period of stay for the Italian pupils in France and for the French pupils in Italy, hosted by families; finally, the pupils involved wrote a bilingual brochure on the town of Cesena, in cooperation with the Town Administration and the Local Administration. ... Click here for more details
From Zero 2 Zero - The European in All of Us Project 2012 The project involved six different schools from across Europe and addressed, through the innovative use of ICT and creative literacy, topics such as: active European citizenship, linguistic competence and cultural diversity. By increasing the participants’ knowledge of European cultures and diversity within Europe, the project aimed at improving, in students and staff, the knowledge and understanding of what it truly means to be a European Citizen. The innovative language activities were aimed a... Click here for more details
Benny Lewis Individual 2012 Benny, originally from Cavan, is a true language ambassador. He has been travelling the world learning languages for the last ten years and promotes language learning to those that may consider it too late or not possible for themselves. Language to Benny is a tool to engage with different people and cultures in meaningful ways. Anybody who meets Benny or reads his articles is energised by his love of language and he has inspired thousands to start language learning again. Benny has a w... Click here for more details
The Subject English and American Literature as a Way of Language Teaching Project 2012 The subject “English and American Literature” is included in the curriculum of the bilingual department of the St. Edith Stein’s Grammar School in Košice. The subject is taught from the school year 2011/2012 with a time subsidy of 2 hours per week in the first and the second year of the Grammar Secondary School. The main subject objective is to improve communication skills of the students in the foreign language - English. The means to achieve the objective are the books of English and Ameri... Click here for more details
Promoting Language Awareness in Multilingual Classes at the First Cycle of Elementary School Project 2012 The project allows children, via the tools of the implemented eLearning platform (www.olefa.com) to create rich oral and written language productions on the web autonomously. Teachers, educators and parents can keep track of the progression of their children's language skills. As the users produce their own narratives, they are free to speak Luxembourgish, French, German, Portuguese, Polish, Croatian, Italian or any other language they want to use. The platform automatically allows to build up a... Click here for more details
OLEFA - Educational Collaboration Platform for Language Learning Project 2012 Learn and Publish online with the OLEFA Tools: Storyboard, Tiparlo, Webbook, Wiki. OLEFA Tools have no predefined curriculum-based content. They are meant to sustain meaningful, productive, autonomous and collaborative learning. Every application can be used by Kindergarten, K12 and secondary education institutions as well as by adult education institutions. All tools have a strong oral communication focus. The platform easily adapts itself to any curriculum, pedagogical culture, ins... Click here for more details
Dušan Kazimír Individual 2012 Reasons for the award: 1) Enthusiasm for Russian and English languages and cultures. 2) Longstanding personal commitment to language teaching. 3) Organizing of out-of-the-ordinary language activities. 4) Using creative and innovative methods in foreign language teaching. 5) Language learning in a non-formal context. 6) Organising regular language events for the local community.
Marta Drozdová Individual 2012 Reasons for the award: 1) Enthusiasm for English and German languages and cultures. 2) Long-standing personal commitment to language teaching. 3) Organizing out-of-the-ordinary language activities. 4) Using creative and innovative methods in foreign language teaching. 5) Language learning in a non-formal context. 6) Encouraging a large percentage of pupils to carry on with language lessons on a voluntary basis after school. 7) Excellent references from the pupils.
Mária Marcelliová Individual 2012 Reasons for the award: 1) Enthusiasm for French language and culture. 2) Long-standing personal commitment to French language teaching. 3) Organizing out-of-the-ordinary language activities. 4) Using creative and innovative methods in French language teaching. 5) Language learning in a non-formal and non-professional context.
Miroslava Krnáčová Individual 2012 Reasons for the award: 1) Enthusiasm for English language and culture. 2) Personal commitment to English language teaching. 3) Organizing out-of-the-ordinary language activities. 4) Using creative and innovative methods in English language teaching. 5) Creation of appropriate and very interesting conditions for English language teaching at the school.
An Asynchronous Moodle–Based Course for Distance Training and Preparation for the Final State Exam in English Project 2012 The project's objectives are: • to provide high quality training for the final state exam (FSE) in English for the Bulgarian secondary schools, accessible to all willing to sit it, regardless of the place they live in, using up-to-date interactive methods, with contents that is close to the interests of young people. • to provide a type of training which would boost students’ independence. The product is Moodle-based and covers the syllabus in grammar and vocabulary on B2 level of the Comm... Click here for more details
Pen Pals’ Classroom Project 2012 The aim of the project (Pen Pals' Classroom project) was by putting students into a single virtual classroom with children from other countries (Pen Pals' classes), where they improved their foreign - language skills through an interaction with native speakers, built basic skills of communication through the Internet media outlet, developed essential key skills needed by students of the twenty-first century, and most of all by a teamwork and sharing of ideas through new technologies. In general,... Click here for more details
From Nemo to Ness, From Knight to Samurai, From the Denotative Meaning of the Language to Its Relational Wealth Project 2012 Starting from May 2010, the secondary school of Bussero (Milan, Italy) has been part of a Comenius European Project, with mobility actions in different countries, focused on innovative methods for the study of mathematics for children aged 13-16 years. In a second stage, also the primary and pre-primary schools were involved in the project. The use of the English language in a scientific context and for the exploration of reality has been promoted, for all target groups. Over the last few years,... Click here for more details
The Energy of Art Project 2012 "The Energy of Art" is an eTwinning project, among three primary partner schools: the Primary School "Falcone, Borsellino e Uomini della Scorta" (Bagnolo Cremasco, Italy), the Rousay Primary School (Orkney, Scotland, UK) and the Olnafirth School (Shetland, Scotland, UK). The project is about energy and environmental respect. As the name itself suggests, the project uses art to speak about energy. Each school creates and shares different final products: e.g. an illustrated calendar made with recy... Click here for more details
The Changing Face of Europe Project 2012 The project entitled “The Changing Face of Europe” is a reconstruction of the genealogical tree of three generations of Europeans, as its major aim is to analyse and compare the life of European teenagers along three generations – the ‘60s, ‘80s and present. The examination of teenagers’ life in ten different countries and from different points of view (historical, sociological, economic, cultural etc.) revealed the fast evolution that has taken place and showed the complex image of Europe durin... Click here for more details
The International Label at the University Lille 1 Project 2012 The University Lille 1 launched in September 2011 its "International Label" to promote the foreign language skills, intercultural awareness and international mobility of its students. The international label is part of the University project and comes in 2 levels that can be validated separately (level 1, level 2). Qualification for the international label involves meeting the following requirements: -obtaining a foreign language certificate (B2 or C1) -doing an international mobility (study... Click here for more details
CafeBabel.com Project 2012 Founded by the French association Babel international, Cafebabel.com is a European online news magazine available in 6 languages: French, English; German, Italian, Spanish and Polish. The website depends on volunteers who upload their articles via an online collaborative platform. Its content deals with political, cultural and social trends from a uniquely pan-European perspective. These contents are written and translated by a community of volunteers. They are then edited by a small team of pro... Click here for more details
InteractiFLE Project 2012 InteractiFle is a non-profit organization aiming at promoting the instruction of French as a foreign language via ICT particularly with an interactive whiteboard. InteractiFLE gives access to online resources that could be downloaded on their website: http://www.interactifle.com. It also offers a range of technical and didactic trainings to various types of teaching organizations, FFL classes, language didactics and ICT use courses, pedagogic and didactic consultancy and conferences for language... Click here for more details
Mounting Box Cento: Culture in a Box Project 2012 What is the role of culture in my everyday life as a teenager? Can the culture of everyday life be useful as a tool for reception and integration? The students of the 3L Cevolani School tried to answer these questions by developing a project through which they not only deepened, expanded and improved their language skills in German, but which also facilitated the integration of peers that do not speak Italian. The activities were designed to disseminate the local culture and develop a CLIL learn... Click here for more details
Dr Fionnuala Kennedy Individual 2012 Fionnuala is an avid promoter of languages at Waterford Institute of Technology. While her specialism is German and Intercultural Studies, she works with staff in languages to promote the visibility and use of languages around the campus. She has been instrumental in promoting Irish for staff and students which was the fulfilment of a long-term ambition. Irish is now a mainstream language taught at WIT. She has created a community of Irish speakers among staff, with weekly Irish classes, lan... Click here for more details
Siobhain Grogan Individual 2012 When her first child was born in 2004 Siobhain became actively involved in learning Irish so as to raise her daughter with Irish as her first language. Neither Siobhain nor her husband, Michael Moriarty, had spoken much Irish since leaving school but this was no deterrent to their determination. Siobhain and Michael now have three children (aged 8, 4 and 3) who are active, confident Irish-speaking children. How did they achieve this? Siobhain set up a network of Irish speaking friends she c... Click here for more details
Tomasz Bastkowski Individual 2012 Tomasz Bastkowski is a principal in a large Polish weekend school in Dublin. He promotes the Polish language through organising classes in Polish language, history, geography and culture for various age groups. His main goal is to encourage children from Polish and Polish-Irish families to attend the weekend school as it is a supplementary form of education. The main goal is to promote heritage language and culture within the Polish community living in Ireland. To achieve all this he fully coord... Click here for more details
New Ways in English Language Teaching Through Sharing Experiences Project 2012 The project aims to identify problems about English language teaching and find new ways such as creative ideas, new approaches in ELT in order to minimize the problems in ELT. The main goal of the project is to improve the methods in ELT and to compare education system in ELT in Turkey and Romania. Besides sharing experiences in teaching English as a foreign language, each partner learns much more about the partner country in terms of its own history, geography, education system, tradition, cust... Click here for more details
Story-Based English Teaching Project 2012 The project "Story-Based English Teaching" started in September 2011 through the eTwinning portal. Several European countries participated in it and Czech schools cooperated with Turkey, Romania and Poland throughout the duration of the project. The main idea of the project was to teach children English by tales and stories and lead children to understand cultures of other countries and respect them. Children exchanged information by means of making presentations, exchanging texts, photos, actin... Click here for more details
Application of CLIL Methods in the Teaching of Chosen Subjects at Secondary School Project 2012 The project „Application of CLIL Methods in the Teaching of Chosen Subjects at Secondary School" deals with deep implementation of the CLIL methodology in the Czech Educational System at Secondary Schools. It will add strong benefits in different areas of the educational system. First of all, it developed teachers´ skills and professional competences, increases their adaptability and flexibility in the European labour market through the deep implementation of the CLIL principles in their teachin... Click here for more details
Bilingual Education School for Mutual Understanding Project 2012 After a 1-year planning and consultation phase, the project of bilingual class was started in September 2008 supported by the interests of the Czech parents and bilingual Czech-German families. The project orientation was based on the German educational work "Tinto blue" and "Tinto green", but the official project DAZ incorporated also the guidelines for the literacy of the Czech mother tongue and culture. The project is oriented into the children either from bilingual Czech-German families or G... Click here for more details
Ing. Dana Černá Individual 2012 Dana Černá is teacher of English language at Vocational School. She is an author of a project called "Foreign languages for craftsmen" which is based on work-lists and vocabulary of professional terminology in English for vocational schools. She is also involved in organization and implementation of international school projects in the framework of the "Leonardo da Vinci" programme.
PaedDr. Hana Andrášová Individual 2012 During her pedagogical career, Hana Andrášová has been engaged in foreign language education teaching trainees and teachers as well. In her work, she uses innovative teaching methods, based on communication skills and development of intercultural awareness. She is the head of the department of German studies at University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice. The main area of her pedagogical and scientific work is didactics of German language. She is the co-author of English and German textbooks... Click here for more details
Mgr. RNDr. Josef Brožík Individual 2012 Josef Brožík is a hearing-impaired teacher of English at the school for hearing-impaired children in Prague. He is the author of many worksheets and texts for hearing-impaired people. He is very successful in preparing his disabled students for graduation exams. By teaching his colleagues sign language he supports better communication of teachers with their students.
Mgr. Lenka Švecová Individual 2012 Lenka Švecová has been lecturer of language courses, teacher at basic and secondary school and methodist of language teaching since 1999. She focused her pedagogical and methodical work on the development of approaches to educational system in the field of foreign languages teaching. She is one of the authors of the German textbook "Spaβ mit Max 2". She is also co-author of the educational system called "Jazys" or "Languages in contexts and pictures". The principle of Jazys method lies in the se... Click here for more details
Petra Plíhalová Individual 2012 Petra Plíhalová is an English teacher at primary school and kindergarten Klíč in Česká Lípa. She implemented many new elements into the teaching of English at her school to prepare her pupils for various international language exams. She creates individual educational plans for students with specific educational needs. She is the author of many worksheets and interactive games which she herself uses at work. She was awarded with "The Best Teacher of English" Award, announced by "The Prague Post ... Click here for more details
French at Little Cost/Le français à peu de frais Project 2012 This project gives primary school pupils the chance to learn a foreign language regardless of academic ability or physical disability. Our lower and upper juniors each get half an hour of French per week. At first we wondered if it would really be worth doing, but we find that we get a lot done and pupil progress is good. From the start most of the lesson is delivered in the target language with the emphasis on speaking and listening. Once the register has been taken, we do basic yoga exercises ... Click here for more details
Translation Nation Project 2012 The Translation Nation project introduces children at primary school to translation. It promotes inclusivity of all languages and uniquely links community languages with curriculum focus in literacy including listening skills and use of phonics. Working in small groups under the guidance of literary translators, children translate stories that their parents have shared with them from their home languages into clear, vivid English. The process introduces the children to literary fiction and b... Click here for more details
Adopt a Class Project 2012 "Adopt a Class" is an outreach scheme which buddies a Language Undergraduate Student with a Year 9 class while the Student is on their year abroad. The Year 9 class will meet the student so that the Student can introduce themselves. They will talk about what it is like to study languages at University, their motivation for choosing languages and the adventure on which they are about to embark – their year abroad! While the Student is abroad, they keep in regular contact with the class ... Click here for more details
ALL / Language Perfect World Championship Project 2012 The ALL / Language Perfect World Championship is an online vocabulary competition which pits student against student, school against school and country against country. Competition is an important motivator, especially amongst boys. This project uses competition ostensibly to improve vocabulary skills, but along the way it stimulates greater awareness of a variety of different languages, increases interest in the learning of languages in general, and introduces a real international dimension ... Click here for more details
HoLA Home Language Accreditation Project 2012 HoLA Home Language Accreditation is a project managed by a consortium consisting of Languages Sheffield, King Edward VII Language College and Sheffield City Council. Its aims are to support and develop partnerships between complementary and mainstream schools, to encourage accreditation of home languages, and to record and reward children’s home language learning. Currently only a third of Sheffield’s bilingual children leave school with a qualification in their home language. HoLa wants to b... Click here for more details
Bilingual German Project Project 2012 Pupils follow the school’s existing ICT curriculum, however instead of developing these skills using their native English, the lessons are taught entirely in German. To harness the children’s natural curiosity and ICT capability in order to develop and sustain their desire to challenge themselves and others by learning difficult skills such as those of computer programming with an additional twist and level of complexity – that of doing so in an entirely different language. In the pilot proje... Click here for more details
The Ambassador of Languages of the Year 2012 Project 2012 In 2012 the title of ‘The Ambassador of Languages of the Year 2012’ and The European Language Label was given to a public school – Vilnius Simonas Daukantas gymnasium. The aim of ‘The Languages Ambassador of the Year 2012’ election was to elect multilingual school that encourages different foreign language teaching and creates multilingual learning environment in the school. The selection was organized during the first Multilingual Tournament in Lithuania and was based on the following criteria:... Click here for more details
Language Learning in Action (LLA) - Unit 4: In the Market Project 2012 This programme has been created in Esperino Gymnasium –Lyceum of Limassol, a school which is oriented for adult learners who want to have a school diploma. During the last two years, Arab-speaking pupils (especially Palestinian and Iraqi refugees) have enrolled in our school and this programme is designed to help both the adult learners and the pupils learn Greek in a very short time. Learning Greek will enable them to become active members of the Cyprus society and adapt to Cyprus culture. Furt... Click here for more details
Video Postcard from My City - A National Contest in English Language Project 2012 Competition encourages students to capitalize on what they have learned in a foreign language and to be able to use their ability to communicate in a foreign language. Students in the creation of images develop all the key skills of the Framework Educational Programme for Primary and Secondary Education (competence for learning, problem solving, communication, social and human, civil and labour.) Participation in the competition is a strong motivation for students in further learning. Teachers a... Click here for more details
Vocal Training, Recitation and Dramatization in English Teaching at Elementary School in International Cooperation Context Project 2012 The project of integration of drama and rhetoric methods into the English and Czech classes started in 2011. We started with building up a language laboratory at our school and using it on a daily bases. Our students recorded during lessons and the recordings were stored for later analysis of their progress. We use regularly the VOXOPOP (www.voxopop.com) site, camcorders and microphones. We started to perform theatre plays and recite poems in English and Czech. We established an international co... Click here for more details
An All Sensory Experience: Learning English the Easy Way Project 2012 The aim of the project is for the institution (school) to move to the forefront of using technology in its everyday operations, making the company more sustainable in the long term and offering the best learning experience possible. Through the use of innovative methods of teaching, students will be motivated to make the most out of their learning experience using the latest technology, which is a universal language for all ages and nationalities. Another project aim is to better equip tea... Click here for more details
In-CLASS: International Communication and Language ASSessment Project 2011 Research over the past decade indicated that the SME sector has experienced the most difficulty in facing and overcoming language and intercultural barriers in the exporting market. In 2007 the extensive ELAN Survey confirmed and identified loss of a minimum of 11% of the cross-border trading. ELAN also showed a clear deficiency in business awareness concerning the links between multi-lingual company strategies and improved export trade. There is a clear need for companies in the established... Click here for more details
Healthy Eating and Physical Activities to Promote Learning for a Better Lifestyle Project 2011 We aimed to examine the positive influence of healthy food and physical fitness for learning success and overall wellbeing in our partner schools in France, Italy, North Ireland (UK), Greece, Romania, Poland, Austria, Denmark, Netherlands and Germany. We learned the traditional customs and food habits each school involved has, drawing the conclusion that each country has a different interpretation of the meaning of food, drinking and physical activity and its impact on learning. Also, due to cli... Click here for more details
Let’s Become a Bilingual Family Project 2011 Encouraging bilingualism is a EU main objective because it best serves work mobility. Scientific literature has found out that FLL before the age of 8 in the context of informal education (learning by doing) can develop native speaker competence. Moreover, research on the narrative format methodology (done by the psycholinguistic faculty from the Sapienza University in Rome ) has shown that the affective relationship between the adult as model and children weighs a lot in foreign language learni... Click here for more details
Young Bridges for the Future Project 2011 Seven partner schools from Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Romania and Turkey, coordinated by a teacher from School No. 6 Botosani, use their foreign language, ITC, civics education, geography, history, sport, arts knowledge and teamwork competences to work in the Comenius school multilateral project “Young - bridges for the future”, on topics related to: environment protection, the influence of media and internet on the students’ learning attitude and building European citizenship, w... Click here for more details
Architeaching Project 2011 The multilateral Comenius project “New Ways in Teaching Language Competencies: the Architecture in Teaching Languages” is implemented in 2011-13, in a partnership coordinated by Theoretical High school “Mihail Kogălniceanu” Vaslui Romania. The main objective of the project is to promote intercultural European education focused on architecture, through the main key competencies: the communication in foreign languages (English, French, and Spanish), the digital competencies, the sense of initiativ... Click here for more details
Global Analysis of Health System Structure and Employability of VET Systems in the European Health Structure Project 2011 The project describes and looks to understanding the Health System structure of each participating partner, stressing in different levels and types of offered assistance. It will be an objective comparison between them, looking for common, effective and advantageous spots. The analysis and identification of basic characteristics of health professionals involved are key points, with a particular attention to responsibilities, functions, tasks, skills, basic needs, roles and future vocational trai... Click here for more details
Improving Professional and Language Skills of Auto Mechanics Through Work Experience Abroad Project 2011 The project “Improving Professional and Language Skills of Auto Mechanics Through Work Experience Abroad” was conceived for the students from Grupul Şcolar de Transporturi Auto “Henri Coandă”, specialization auto mechanics, technic field. It responded to a greater and greater demand of high qualification of the specialists/ workers in car maintenance. This need was generated by the radical changes of the automobile in the 21st century, the dynamics of the European and Romanian car market. This p... Click here for more details
Training Students for Agriculture Project 2011 The need that led our school to propose this project is to provide quality training to our students which will give them, after graduation, the chance to work successfully in the third millennium agriculture. This is a modern agriculture in which the automation and mechanization know an accelerated progress and which are present both in the production activities of various field crops and in the harvesting and processing of the production. An agriculture which requires a highly- skilled professi... Click here for more details
Language Circus – Turku / Language Backpack Project 2011 The project is aimed at diversifying language choices in primary schools in the Turku district. This is done especially by inviting prospective language learners and their teachers on a "journey to languages", the guide being a specially tailored Languages Backpack, with an interesting variety of culture and language related materials.
The Language Circus Project 2011 This is a joint ongoing project between the schools of the city of Hämeenlinna with the supervision of the city’s administration and school board. The aim is to broaden the selection of foreign languages offered and studied in all lower and upper level comprehensive schools in the area. The aim has been reached by active and strategic policy and decision-making throughout the community e.g. by designing a language path that can be followed from pre-primary school to secondary education. The proj... Click here for more details
Tarja Virtanen Individual 2011 Ms Virtanen has developed effective tools for teaching A2 languages (optional advanced courses starting around the age of 10-11) using distance learning. This has made it possible for pupils to take up languages they otherwise wouldn't have been able to study.
What a Punishment! Languages for Drama Project 2011 The primary and middle school of the Istituto Comprensivo Riva 2 “Pizzini” privilege and strengthen the use of foreign languages in lessons which are alternative to traditional ones, not only by means of the widespread CLIL methodology in different subjects (science, geography, history, religion, music, optional activities, art and physical education) but also through various creative media, in which drama plays a key role. The project “Lingue a teatro” (Language and Drama), which developed both... Click here for more details
The Look of the Soul/La mirada del alma Project 2011 The project addresses the students of the Liceo linguistico, international language school, Spanish section, with the aim of deepening an unconventional use of language, to be compared with the expressive potential of a non-verbal language such as images. Starting, in fact, from the creation of texts in creative writing in Spanish, and a translation of literary texts, the pupils created images that reflected the poetic content with various techniques of etching, in a laboratory in the school und... Click here for more details
Madara Vīcupa Individual 2011 Two intensive weeks of Italian language and culture at weekday evenings and weekends at students' preferred time. The programme does not require any pre-knowledge and is organized in an informal manner. The course is very intensive and consists of many activities, conversations, games, all of which are meant to give basic knowledge in Italian, its culture, geography, traditions and frame of mind. During the courses of study, various audio and video materials are used to help to remember new word... Click here for more details
Gullgreven 2011 Project 2011 The objective of the project "Gullgreven" has been to increase pupils' motivation for learning languages by combining film making and foreign language learning. Pupils have produced their own films in their German, Spanish and Italian classes. The grand finale of the project was that "Gullgreven", the school's own Oscar statuette, was awarded "best film". The project "Gullgreven" is an example of creative and innovative methods in language learning. In their evaluation of the project, pupils rep... Click here for more details
Early Language Joy Through Singing Project 2011 Hammartun primary school is one of 74 schools in Norway participating in the national project "Early start with foreign language learning 2010-2012". The project "Early Language Joy Through Singing", started in 2008, was the origin of the school's further engagement in early foreign language learning. In this song project pupils meet regularly to learn and rehearse songs in different languages. The goal is that the songs will eventually be presented to a larger audience. "Early language learning... Click here for more details
Learn English on Your Own in Kardelen Town Project 2011 Knowing a foreign language is important for communication. In our modern world, multilingualism is highly encouraged because countries need people who are equipped with at least one foreign language to express their international relations socially, politically and economically. Thus English has become a language that millions of people from different countries speak as their mother tongue. We also emphasized the importance and the vital points of English with our students in our project. As an ... Click here for more details
Don't Memorize, Just Act and Internalize Project 2011 In English preparatory classes, students learn integrated skills in main course. Each unit of main course book is studied for a week. Commonly used thirty words in the unit are delivered to the students as worksheets in the beginning of the week periodically. First and foremost, students are asked to learn the definitions of the words and select two connected words to make a meaningful sentence. Next, students are expected to do exercises. These worksheets studied by the students are checked and... Click here for more details
The Tour de France in 21 Units/Le Tour de France en 21 unités Project 2011 A project has been created by taking the Tour de France as the theme, getting the entire school involved in learning French. By implementing activities such as integrated learning of content and foreign languages, the European Language Portfolio (ELP) and the use of ICT as binding elements in the project, the following sections and stages are implemented: a map with the routes of the different stages of the Tour de France, broken down into 21 stages, the routes running through the different regi... Click here for more details
Alehop: Linguistic communication development programme Project 2011 León Solá Infant and Primary Education School is located in a setting of underprivileged family and social circumstances. The school educates more than 200 students aged 3 to 6, whose mother tongue is Tamazight, and also students from the Temporary Immigrant Residence Centre, speaking diverse native languages. Most of the students start school with little or no knowledge of Spanish, and many of them do not gain a strong enough command of Spanish during their infant schooling period to independen... Click here for more details
4th Taste the Language: The taste of the World Workshop Project 2011 The “4th Taste the Language: Sabores del mundo Workshop” fosters multilingualism and multiculturalism, while also promoting intercommunication and communication capabilities. The target audience is not just the teachers and students of the specific Official School of Languages, other SOL and guest educational centres, but the population as a whole. The Workshop is grounded on the economic and cultural needs and peculiarities of the area’s population, and it provides added value to the life-long ... Click here for more details
ESORom, Romance Reading Intercomprehension Project 2011 The “ESORom, Romance Reading Inter-comprehension” initiative launched by Lo Pla D’Urgell Secondary High School and Ronda Secondary High School consists of a Romance reading inter-comprehension course that makes it possible for all types of students to learn seven Romance languages (Spanish, Catalan, French, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian and Occitan) in a joint, integrated manner, regardless of their origin, but particularly immigrant students with no knowledge of the resident language. The ESORo... Click here for more details
Language Awareness Project 2011 The Official School of Languages of Salamanca has implemented a project aimed at introducing primary school students to multilingualism as part of the European project entitled “A Framework of Reference for Pluralistic Approaches” by the European Centre for Modern Languages in Graz, in which the SOL acts as collaborator. The project is in line with the innovations now being implemented throughout Europe under diverse names (language awareness, éveil aux langues), which helps prepare children f... Click here for more details
English@Edrissis Blog Project 2011 This educational experience attempts to respond to and satisfy the teaching and learning needs of adults enrolled in Adult Secondary Education face-to-face and distance learning programmes at Edrissis Adult Education School in Ceuta. The “English@Edrissis” blog is a digital tool designed in response to the motivational needs detected for adult Secondary Education students in learning English as “background music”. This is an online educational resource that promotes self-directed learning and ... Click here for more details
Pilar Cortejoso Individual 2011 Pilar Cortejoso holds a degree in English Philology from the University of Valladolid and is the chair of English in Secondary Education. She was an English teacher for 22 years at two Secondary Schools in Oviedo and co-authored the design of the basic curriculum of Asturias for English and French in the early 1990’s. Since 1994, she has been working as the Expert Teaching Advisor in the Principality of Asturias’ Department of Education and Universities. During this time, she has represented the... Click here for more details
Myriam Nemirovsky Individual 2011 Myriam Nemirovsky has devoted her professional career spanning almost thirty years in this country to teacher training. Over the years, she has proven her personal commitment to teaching, her confidence in teachers and the strength of her methodological proposals. These proposals are backed by educational research and her everyday work in the field of educational research and, above all, the originality of her methods, which can be used to inspire other professionals. Myriam Nemirovsky is a high... Click here for more details
The Stars Are Talking Through Our Project Project 2011 Most students showed during classes that they did not know the answers to questions such as "What is the EU?", "Which countries are members of the EU?", "Which languages are spoken in Europe?". This was seen as an important deficiency. A survey took place, which aimed to identify how much deficiency there was. There were indeed lots of things that even teachers did not know. Therefore, groups were created to learn about each EU country and these countries' languages at beginners' level. For 5... Click here for more details
I Am Learning Turkish Through Sports - A Language Learning Tool for Foreign Students Project 2011 Kayseri Kocasinan Mustafa Germirli Anadolu Imam Hatip High School, which was established by means of a private protocol between the Turkish Religious Foundation and the Ministry of Education, aims to introduce students to Turkish culture and educate them as voluntary ambassadors and religious officials. It is the first and only secondary school which teaches Turkish to foreigners according to the curriculum of the National Education System. Our school has been serving in Kayseri since 2005-2006.... Click here for more details
Let’s Open New Windows Through English Project 2011 "Let’s Open New Windows Through English" is a practical project which enables students to use the target language in as many different areas as they can. Windows are opportunities of using English. The more opportunities and encouragements are given, the more confident students become in using English. During the project, students use each window as a tool for practising the target language. The windows such as dialogues, presentations, songs, dramas, short films and magazines are used willingly... Click here for more details
Let’s Pave the Way to Excellence Project 2011 This project covers all the training activities starting from the academic year 2009- 2010. "Intensive Training Program" and "Action Research Program" appeal to the instructors who have just been recruited. According to the regulations accepted by the University Senate in April 18th, 2009, these instructors are considered as a short-term instructors throughout three years, so they are evaluated for all the educational activities they have involved in the school and the training program they have... Click here for more details
The Foreigners Living in Kaş Are Learning Turkish Project 2011 This project has been carried out since 2006 - 2007 Education Year for citizens who live in Kaş or around and come from foreign countries. The beneficiaries of the project are people who are married with a Turkish citizen or those who have retired and settled down in Turkey. We aim to teach Turkish to these people whom we consider new citizens of Kaş, in order to help them make their daily life much easier and integrate into our social and cultural life. Our "Turkish for For... Click here for more details
T.E.A. (Teach in English Atmosphere) Room Project 2011 The project aims to bring innovation in English language teaching and speaking activities, to develop speaking language skills of the 1st grade students having started a new foreign language education at our school. Every fortnight our school canteen is regularly transformed into the T.E.A. room . Here, the English speaking atmosphere is composed by itself; drinking tea and coffee prepares the chatting atmosphere, the live music relaxes, the established stands offer enjoyment and sharing, the ga... Click here for more details
English in My Kindergarten Project 2011 Foreign language learning is vital for children aged 0-6 years. In our globalising world, the ability to communicate with foreign languages is an important requirement, and this is more effective and permanent if it starts at an early age. In this town, the mother tongue of the children is Kurdish. They all met for the first time at a Turkish school. Through the process of language learning, we enlivened the pre-school class by turning their disadvantage (the fact that their language is not wide... Click here for more details
GreEnglish Project 2011 Our project is a whole series of different activities in English as a target language. They are meant to bring about sensitivity towards environmental problems - which are becoming more and more crucial day by day - and to raise national and international awareness towards the environment. Additionally, the students have the opportunity to improve their language skills by using innovative and communicative methods and techniques while participating in the activities.
On the Snail Trail Project 2011 "On the Snail Trail" provides authentic and creative material to support language learning in Key Stage 2 (age 8-11), and to make effective links across the curriculum and between the borough’s lower and middle schools (see below for age range of the different school types). The project provides teachers with resources to work collaboratively across year groups and languages and supports transition between schools. Project teaching resources for Years 3 and 4 (age 6-9) focus on snails as a... Click here for more details
French, Mali and Tourism Project 2011 Primary pupils in Devon have been fascinated to learn about the life of their peers in Mali, West Africa, getting to grips with the French they speak and learning about cross-curricular issues such as fair trade, climate change and global citizenship. The French, Mali and Tourism project developed by Devon Development Education provides resources for Languages with a strong global dimension, combined with opportunities for active global citizenship. Through the project, pupils develop their... Click here for more details
Spelling Bee Project 2011 Year 7 (age 11-12) pupils at a successful mixed comprehensive school in Cambridgeshire were the first to benefit from this project, which is now reaching 30,000 learners nationwide. The project encourages Year 7 students to learn key vocabulary in another language and to practice and improve their spelling and memory skills whilst having fun. It also raises the profile of language learning within and beyond the school through class, school and regional competitions. Originally devised in ... Click here for more details
Languages on Film Project 2011 The "Languages on Film" project captures the best of the new secondary curriculum, combining language learning with applied use of ICT and the learning of new media skills. Students have an open-ended task which allows them creativity and imagination and a meaningful context for using and developing their language knowledge. Year 9 students were trained by university lecturers for a competition in which they wrote, produced and edited 5-minute foreign language films with English subtitles. ... Click here for more details
The Northgate High School Routes Into Languages Challenge Project 2011 Northgate High School pupils have been rising to the challenge of engaging with languages outside the classroom. The Languages Challenge stimulates pupils to engage personally with languages as a social free time activity or interest, not just a school subject. They work independently of their teachers, bringing their own creativity and ideas to their chosen languages challenge. Pupils in Years 7 to 9 (age 11-14) were challenged to devise language activities they could work on in their own ti... Click here for more details
Linking the Community Through Language Project 2011 French village life has arrived in Belfast, getting languages out of the classroom and bringing the school and community together in a celebration of language learning. Belfast High School together with its partner schools and the wider community were able to experience the enjoyment and fulfilment of language learning and related skills and to put these into practice in a recreated French village. Active participation and interaction at the village highlighted the importance of language learnin... Click here for more details
International Writing Partnerships Project 2011 The main objective of the project is the promotion of writing competence in the mother tongue and in foreign languages, of teaching skills as well as intercultural learning. Expanding usual language tandems, ISP (International Writing Partnerships) are formed by two students with a different linguistic and cultural background. They are supported by a student of the teaching degree programme “Deutsch und Englisch” (German and English). The writing partners produce texts which are study-related a... Click here for more details
How to Become a Chef in Europe Project 2011 The aim of the eTwinning project “How to Become a Chef in Europe”, which was initiated by the school and supported by the European Commission, was to pick up young people’s interest for cooking and new media. About 140 future chefs of seven European countries used the project’s website in Twin Space to work together on interactive tasks. English was used as lingua franca. The young cooks exchanged information on their different training courses, presented themselves and their work places, disc... Click here for more details
Fashion International Project 2011 Young people in the West Midlands are applying their interest in the world of fashion to learning language and business skills in a real-life context. Teachers at five schools in Birmingham, Staffordshire and Shropshire wanted to help students understand how important languages are as work and life skills and to increase take-up of French at Key Stage 4 (age 14-16 leading up to GCSE). The schools were keen for students to bring in other curriculum areas including enterprise, textiles and ICT to ... Click here for more details
Skills for Life and Work Project 2011 Glasgow pupils have been discovering the value of language learning for the world of work, and gaining the skills and qualifications to apply for jobs in both French and English. Working with the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and business partners Halcrow Engineering, Novotel and John Lewis, St Roch’s Secondary School Modern Languages Department and Faculty of Business Education have together developed a teaching programme that combines language learning with workplace experience an... Click here for more details
Hell's Kitchen/Cucina d’inferno Project 2011 16 pupils from three partner schools learnt to cook Italian food through the medium of Italian under the direction of masterchef Franco Taruschio. The pupils – half of them complete beginners in Italian – learnt the language in school alongside their cookery training, and all achieved NVQ language units in Italian level 1 in all four skills. The Year 9 (age 13-14) pupils were recruited to the project on recommendation of their teachers and after a formal interview with Franco Taruschio and emplo... Click here for more details
Let's Read Together/Leggiamo insieme Project 2011 An innovative community group in Cambridge is supporting English–Italian bilingual children and their families to develop their language skills and to build on their cultural heritage. Italian-speaking parents in the Cambridgeshire area are working with Cambridge Central Library and primary schools in Italy to create a collection of Italian resources for children, and a programme of activities designed to extend the children’s sense of the Italian language and their cultural identity. The ... Click here for more details
German-French Virtual Online Market – Practical Language Learning Through Setting Up Virtual Companies and Carrying Out Business Processes Project 2011 Using the network of the “Akademie der Beruflichen Bildung” (Academy of Vocational Education, which comprises academies in Strasbourg, Lyon, Dijon, the Alsace and Baden-Württemberg), German and French classes of vocational schools build up cooperation. In order to ensure a sustainable collaboration the exchange in this project is carried out in the regular lessons and linked closely with the content of the lessons. A good technical preparation is provided by a training which the teachers undergo... Click here for more details
Growing/Yrkja Project 2011 In 2010 Efling, labour union got a grant from the project "European Year against Poverty". Atli Lýðsson from Efling contacted Mímir- lifelong learning about it and we decided to have a course of 200 class hours for Polish women, members of Efling, who had been unemployed for a long time. The aims was to activate a group of unemployed people who greatly needed to improve their Icelandic, their self-image and to become stronger candidates when looking for jobs. We made a timetable with great varie... Click here for more details
Talking with Craig Mello Project 2011 The project promoted a videoconference with a Medicine Nobel laureate, Doctor Craig Mello. Being medicine the students’ major area of interest. The aim of the videoconference was to develop the oral skills (in particular oral expression) in an authentic context. The subject of the videoconference was “The Labour World”. The whole project consisted of preparing the videoconference from the very beginning, including the later reception of the laureate Doctor to the college. This visit took place m... Click here for more details
Each Pupil is the Horizon – An Innovative Method to Teach Languages Project 2011 This project was conceived for early language leaning and young learners, having as target languages Spanish and English. The project aims at the acquisition of linguistic autonomy in a foreign language. The achieved outcomes meet the expected objectives. The pupils are divided by different areas of interest, namely: Da Vinci area (for autonomous learning); Kasparov area (playful area); Fernando Pessoa area (for reading skills) and Language Workshop (in this area the five language skills are w... Click here for more details
Multilingual Reading Circle Project 2011 The Multilingual Reading Circle was created to celebrate the diversity of languages represented within Cardiff High School – 37 in total – and to encourage the pupils to read in their home languages. The project promotes literacy, builds home-school links, helps the pupils to make new friends and broadens their cultural knowledge. It promotes equal opportunities by building a collection of books that reflects the multicultural demographic of the school. It also encourages sixth form linguists to... Click here for more details
Life Perspectives. Practised (Career) Orientation Project 2011 The Kooperative Mittelschule (Cooperative Middle School) in the Währing district of Vienna, with pupils from more than 30 different countries, has been launching a wide variety of initiatives over the last six years that deal with the theme of “Identity – Interculturalism – Integration”. The goal of these initiatives is to use the pupils’ potentials, to promote their native languages, to raise awareness of the value of multilingualism and to develop intercultural skills and equal opportunities i... Click here for more details
PH Goes East Project 2011 Since the 2009 winter semester, the Institut für Weiterbildung der Pädagogischen Hochschule Wien (Institute of Continuing Education of the University of Education Vienna) has been giving teachers of all levels and types of schools – from the VS (primary school) to the AHS (academic secondary school) – an insight into different cultures and languages as part of the “PH goes East” continuing education series. This continuing education series combines the structure of a language course for Eastern ... Click here for more details
Complementary Study Programme in Austrian Sign Language Project 2011 Since the 2008/2009 academic year, the Institut für Bildungswissenschaften (Department of Education) of the University of Vienna has been offering two consecutive one-year modules. This two-part complementary study programme is the first of its kind in Austria and gives participants the unique opportunity to acquire Austrian Sign Language (ÖGS in German) skills as part of their studies at the University of Vienna. The first module provides information on the deaf community and participants acqui... Click here for more details
Work Global, Speak Local! – Plurilingualism at the FH Kärnten (Carinthian University of Applied Sciences) Project 2011 Since the 2007/2008 academic year, the Fachhochschule Kärnten (Carinthian University of Applied Sciences) has been offering an English-language master programme in “International Business Management”. The programme mainly focuses on the Central and South-eastern European Region to take advantage of the synergies of the Alps-Adriatic Region and thus to offer graduates of the programme a valuable additional qualification. This emphasis can clearly be seen in the language part of the programme: One... Click here for more details
Hook Up! Campus Europae Foreign Language Learning Gateway (Portuguese) Project 2011 This project was conceived to give support and consolidate students’ mobility in the European context, as far as languages and culture are concerned. It aims at promoting the learning of less widely learned and spoken languages and to contribute to develop a European identity based upon multilingualism and multiculturalism. The project offers four levels ranging from A1 to B2. It is available to Erasmus students and in the campus Europae network.
Jessica Gough Individual 2011 Jessica Gough is currently a final year student on the BA in Applied Languages at the University of Limerick. Jessica was considered to be an ideal candidate for the award of Language Learner of the Year because of the exceptionally determined and skilled manner in which she has overcome the very considerable obstacles which she has faced to the development of her high level of knowledge and skills in Irish, French, and Spanish. It is not always been easy for Jessica to find a scribe willing ... Click here for more details
Simon Sztyrmer Individual 2011 Simon speaks Polish, English, Irish and is now learning French. When he arrived in Ireland and started in 2nd class, he was unable to speak any English. But he kept working and in no time at all he was warmly greeting all the staff in the corridor and in the yard, practising his English. He is always happy to complete extra work. He is even part of the after-school French Club. He has displayed excellent retention for new vocabulary, conjugates verbs easily and applies existing knowledge as... Click here for more details
Ralph Hurley O'Dwyer Individual 2011 Ralph completed his Leaving Certificate in Newbridge College, Co. Kildare, in June 2011 where he sat exams in Irish, French, German and Spanish. He has always been passionate about languages and has acquired his linguistic skills through learning in school and his own determination and interest in his free time. His genuine interest in languages, their patterns, similarities and idiosyncrasies drives him forward in independent work. He speaks Irish, French, German and Spanish fluently and ha... Click here for more details
Paddy O'Connor Individual 2011 Paddy has been studying with the Open Learning Centre for the last two years. During that time, he has shown diligence and commitment…. He is the embodiment of the principal of “Lifelong Learning”. Very few people would be brave enough to study Japanese… an exceedingly difficult language to learn. Paddy, at 65, is learning a new skill to enable him to continue working (in Japan), to start a new life for himself. He hopes to do Sales Promotion for English Language Schools, when many would be hap... Click here for more details
Janina Serdakowska - Slowik Individual 2011 Title: "Teaching French by Theatre" The educational project is addressed to primary school pupils, as well as lower and upper secondary school, and HEI students who attend theatre classes as part of after-school activities. Dynamism, motion, action, and creation fire students’ imagination and inspire them to learn the language. As part of the project, performances based on texts written by project coordinator and the young people are staged. An integral part of the project are recitations of ... Click here for more details
Anna Kizeweter Individual 2011 Title: "Jobbörse" Jobbörse is a project designed to motivate young people to take independent decisions related to the selection of a career and to teach German vocabulary useful in the labour market. Second grade students were divided into two groups: leaders and job seekers. The former group was invited to a two-hour PR workshop, whereas the job seekers attended a meeting devoted to job interviews and writing motivational letters. Next, leaders were asked to set up their own businesses, choos... Click here for more details
Marlena Uzieblo Individual 2011 Title: "The Blue Angel – Education and Arts Project with Songs by Marlene Dietrich" The project consists in staging an educational and artistic performance featuring the songs by Marlene Dietrich. The show presents the life of the famous German actress and the times she lived in and aims at propagating the German language and culture. Learning German takes form different than these offered by traditional language education. The show encompasses teaching material in the forms of songs and narr... Click here for more details
Language Learning for Vocational Training Project 2011 The language project of Spojená škola in Detva presents the complex philosophy of the language learning in the school. The main aim of the project is to develop language and vocational competences of its pupils and teachers. The project is focused also on the development of interpersonal competences and interconnection of language and vocational education. The most innovative elements of the language initiative are the integration of vocational and language education (CLIL), possibility to learn... Click here for more details
CyberTeachers® Campus - E-Learning Tool to Acquire Skills Project 2011 CyberTeachers® Campus was developed to meet the language learning needs of universities and higher education establishments. This e-learning solution can be seamlessly blended with pre-existing classroom-based courses. Additionally, CyberTeachers® Campus can also be used as a tool to provide language programs previously unavailable in student’s curriculums. Through the use of new technologies, students have unlimited access to discussion forums, virtual classrooms and a wide range of learning r... Click here for more details
Chœur à cœur enfants d’Europe/Chœur à Cœur - European Children's Choir Project 2011 The association Best Musicians of the World set up the project “Chœur à cœur enfants d’Europe”, to give the opportunity to young European pupils from lower secondary schools to sing in a chorus using a different European language every year. The main objectives are: - introducing music to children in a context of European exchanges - promoting children’s chorus’ classic and modern repertoires - improving children’s arrival in the paediatric cardiology department at Necker hospital in Paris.
Series of Learning Objects/Õpiobajektide sari Project 2011 This project was developed at the Language Centre of the University of Tartu following the needs of teaching practice. The issue of "location and movement of objects" is included in language learning at the elementary level and concerns all languages taught. Vocabulary and structures that are used here are different in the various languages and the translation into the native language is not a great help to many. So we came up with the idea of recording a video as a visual aid to this topic and ... Click here for more details
E-Art-Cultural-Innovation Project 2011 Aim of the project (Comenius) was that of studying the cultural aspects of some Italian and English historical periods through the real exploration of the most significant artistic sites thus to create multimedia works (videos, photos, animations, interactive quizzes) to be uploaded into the project’s website www.eartcultureinnovate.wordpress.com, where the students communicated and exchanged materials and ideas. The project’s language was English giving to the Italian students the opportunity o... Click here for more details
It’s in the Bag! Project 2011 ITC “Tosi” has held a Virtual Firm Project, which was part of an international students' exchange. A group of students from Maidstone (UK) and a group of students from ITC Tosi have worked together on the following topic: “the production of a handbag and its marketing”. The joint project arises from the need to share the different skills of the two groups, in order to increase and to broaden the language skills and the professional expertise of all members of the partnership, and also to improve... Click here for more details
Teaching Languages Through Movie Making Project 2011 "Teaching Languages Through Movie Making" is a project that aims to teach a language through the creation of scripts and short movies in a foreign language. It is an innovative project based on teaching methods like task-based learning; cooperative learning and the role-play theory. There are several goals of the project: - To teach a language focusing the attention on real linguistic functions and their retention in long-term memory. - To teach non-verbal, para-verbal and socio-cultural communi... Click here for more details
Theatre in French Language Project 2011 The project “Theatre in French Language” has been active in our Institute for many years as a strategy that has allowed our students to become motivated, conscious, and responsible. Above all the French language has greatly contributed to their formation as European citizens also because it was added to the cultural exchanges Comenius and international theatre networks. It has really been a source of meetings at European and international level. It is linked to activities aimed at training stude... Click here for more details
Let’s Practice English Together! Project 2011 This is an eTwinning project based on the promotion of the functional usage of English Language as a mean to pass and communicate knowledge related to all the subjects and to describe and share aspects of own culture and own territory. The project idea has been conceived within the eTwinning programme, based on the virtual exchange among European schools. It has been carried out in the different involved schools, so different among them in order to geographic aspects of the territory (little hil... Click here for more details
Discovering Our Roots Project 2011 Our project focused on young people’s relationship with their cultural heritage, their roots (legends, customs, music and songs) and on the knowledge of the cultural heritage of a foreign country, thanks to the exchange with a Dutch school. It also aimed not only at helping our students to understand the differences and the similarities between European nations, but also at allowing them to become better aware of their national identity. At the same time, the various activities carried out and t... Click here for more details
On a Tour with Fatih and Languages Project 2011 The project involved six classes of Primary School: 3a,3b; 4a,4b; 5a,5b. These classes were composed of a large number of foreign students, disabled students and pupils with learning difficulties. The intercultural and multilingual project, based entirely on the transversality of the languages and their function as a cultural product developed along a path which involved all disciplines of the curriculum and extra-curricular activities. The presence of the Turkish Comenius Assistant Fatih assign... Click here for more details
EuroCatering Language Training Project 2011 www.eurocatering.org is an attractive and interactive web-based language learning tool for trainees, students and workers in the Hotel and Catering industry to improve their oral language competences. Communication skills are extremely important in a foreign language, especially in this sector in which it’s hard to find the right staff and working conditions are often quite stressful. ECLT helps the envisaged target groups acquire the basic specific vocabulary and the communicative competence... Click here for more details
Rusijada - Festival of the Slovenian Schools with Russian Classes Project 2011 Rusijada Festival is an event that brings together students who learn the Russian language in Slovenia and at the same time learn about Russian culture and tradition. The festival was first organized in 2007 and is now becoming a regular event. The purpose of the event is to bring the Russian language and culture closer to young people and make them aware of the benefits of knowing a foreign language - from both, cultural and economic, point of view.
International School English Drama Festival Project 2011 International School English Drama Festival, „Come with Us to Dramaland”, has been a long-lasting experience which has been going on to the 11th edition in 2011. It involved 36 performing teams of about 350 students and 45 coordinating teachers of English (in primary and lower secondary section and upper secondary section) from Romania, Hungary, Turkey, Belgium, 100 volunteering students and teachers. Its main objective aimed at stimulating the interest in learning foreign languages in a creativ... Click here for more details
Language, Culture and Tradition Project 2011 Foreign language recital "Language, Culture and Tradition" is a project which is organized in the frame of Slovenian APSnet UNESCO schools network. The project takes place every year from April to October and is designed to enrich teaching and learning of foreign languages in Slovenia. The target groups of the project are: foreign language teachers at primary and secondary schools in Slovenia and abroad, pupils. There are 15 – 20 Slovenian primary and secondary schools and 1 foreign school invol... Click here for more details
Deutschmobil Project 2011 DeutschMobil is an innovative educational project promoting the German language and culture to pupils. From key cities across France, German teaching assistants travel out to primary and secondary schools, at the wheel of a van called DeutschMobil. They introduce their language and culture to pupils choosing their first or second foreign language with entertaining, informative and interactive methods in order to motivate them in learning German (Quiz, games, music etc.) This pioneering project... Click here for more details
The Journey Diary Intermédia Project 2011 The Intermédia travel or story diary, “from album to internet", “from audio-visual to cinema", is a creative, reflective educational tool that promotes language learning and intercultural education, from the kindergarten to the university, using personal expression and practice of the visual arts, based on international exchanges or mobility. In the form of a blog or a vblog, it is a tool for communication and collaboration. A national training course for teachers is being organised by the Auver... Click here for more details
Learn English Through Songs Project 2011 The project: With the backing of their 5 teachers, 80 pupils have set up from scratch their own website offering songs highlighting English grammar. The intention of this website is to provide pupils, English teachers belonging to the school itself and other schools, as well as anyone else surfing the web, with a repository of extracts from songs (presented in the form of "truncated" videos illustrating as many grammatical and lexical points as possible. Results: Pupils have dealt with a... Click here for more details
The School Language Festival Project 2011 The primary intention of this "Language Festival" is to give pupils a taste for learning languages, and to motivate them to do so. This special day, which sees the whole school involved, is designed as an invitation to practice using a foreign language in various ways. It gives all pupils the opportunity to find out about other cultures, to take stock of their own knowledge and of the necessity to learn other languages in today's world. The project involves ALL secondary pupils, from the first... Click here for more details
An Interactive Whiteboard for People Without Much Formal Education Project 2011 The project addresses people with no previous knowledge of the target language and without much formal education. Its intention is to help people gain a feeling for the structure of the target language. The method used combines 20 hours of classroom work with 10 hours of online consolidation work. Learning is done on a purely oral basis, using pictures and the principle that a picture is equivalent to a word. The language in written form has no place in this module. Working with an interactive ... Click here for more details
Songbar and Singable Project 2011 This project gives revaluation to songs: they are used as teaching material to learn a language. Singing is the ideal tool to learn a language in a pleasant, simple and efficient way and this in all its various aspects (vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and Prosody). The project is motivating for teachers and learners; the ultimate target group are adults who learn Dutch as a second language. A working group (the ' culture gang ') took care of the interactive teaching methods in which visual ... Click here for more details
Journey Diary Project 2011 Objectives: The aim of this project is to introduce children to multiculturalism, helping them to understand the sense of learning a foreign language and wetting their appetites - at a very early age - for learning one or more languages. The project: The class's mascot, a stuffed animal called Zou, tells the children in early September that it has decided to travel around the world. During its travels, Zou will be meeting lots of friends, who will be inviting the children to find out more abo... Click here for more details
Language Summer, Onomatopoeia and Language Turbo Project 2011 With "Language Summer", "Onomatopoeia" and "Language Turbo" the non-profit organization Roeland tries to reduce the language deficiency of non-native newcomers (7-12 year-olds and 12-15 year-olds) by giving them during the school holidays an extra push to improve their knowledge of Dutch and by bringing them into contact with the local leisure offer (in and around Ghent). During the interactive sessions there is attention for cultural tolerance, self-reliance and social skills to improve the so... Click here for more details
Lego Lingua, Multilingual Games Project 2011 Lego Lingua is a multilingual games box to improve language awareness in schools, leisure organizations by encouraging parents and children (from 8 to 99 years) to pay attention for all home languages. The focus is does not only on the languages of the majority, but also on less widely used and taught languages. All these languages can be used as a source of learning from and about each other and constitute a challenge for the further development of multilingualism. The project is unique in impr... Click here for more details
Language Learning in the Community Project 2011 Manderfeld, a small village close to the Belgian-German border with 420 inhabitants, hit the headlines in the year 2000 when the decision was made public that a former hostel was to serve as a Red Cross reception centre for asylum seekers. In October 2001 the first asylum seekers arrived. Education could only be provided to the newly arriving children by the Clara-Viebig-school situated in the village. Since then the kindergarten teacher Nicole Beyer and the primary school teacher Grazyna Glowan... Click here for more details
Production of Training Tools for Adult Migrants in Social and Professional Integration Programmes Project 2011 A Research-Action-Training Group (GRAF), made up of experienced field trainers with training in designing training programmes, created language toolboxes for adult migrants or adults in linguistic and professional integration. Their work addresses the needs of learners with diverse backgrounds and abilities and is based on formative situations: reflective analysis, pooling of skills, production of tools then testing on target audiences and distribution to practitioners on request.
E-Communication Technologies for Learning English Project 2011 This project aims to promote ICTs as diversified vectors of English learning. The project was launched in a demonstration primary school, where the teaching staff are made up of trained teachers and student teachers undergoing practical training. The main aim is to promote practice of the English language around unifying discussion themes. Various fun and attractive learning activities are proposed, such as the use of podcasts via a class blog, interactive lessons, digital recordings in two lang... Click here for more details
Becult Extend Project 2011 The “Becult Extend” website draws on a variety of different theories and approaches. The basic underlying principles are Computer Assisted Language Learning, Content and Language Integrated Learning, Autonomous Learning, and the promotion of intercultural competence. In the following, these principles are elaborated, as well as a discussion of other theoretical issues and their impact on the development of the website and organizational aspects of program application. The web tool was designed w... Click here for more details
Tallinn-Berlin: Estonian-German Culture Dictionary/Tallinn-Berliin: Eesti-Saksa kulutuurisõnastik Project 2011 Tallinna Õismäe Gümnaasium (TOG) is a school of linguistics’ traditions in Estonia. TOG has 900 pupils and 70 teachers and is one of the largest schools in Tallinn (in 5th position). German as major has been taught since 1978 and from 1998 also English. Today TOG is one of the two schools in Estonia preparing students for the DSD II (German Language Diploma II). DSD II has been issued since 1997. In 2007 Helen Holm – our graduate from the TOG –passed testing for 99 points out of 100 and with thi... Click here for more details
Next stop: Lebensdorf Project 2011 The project began life as a foreign language theatre project within the sphere of the German department of the Petrarca high School and involved the class 2E/C. In the last school year at the Petrarca High School there were 786 students and 36 classes: 12 classes were in the Classical Studies section and 24 classes were in the Language Studies section. The group in question was made up of 16 students of a class in its penultimate year of the Language High school, plus one student from the Classi... Click here for more details
New Approach in Math Class: Using French to Help Teach Euclidean Geometry Project 2011 This CLIL project has seen the collaboration of math and French teacher, present at the same time in the class. The following criteria were met: added value in the national context as the project has sought to make an improvement in both quantity and quality in teaching and learning of French language through CLIL and laboratory techniques. Motivation because opportunities for informal communication between teachers and learners and between learners were encouraged and multiplied. Focus problem-... Click here for more details
Social Skills for Good Mood and Better Learning Project 2011 The partnership starts with the awareness that social skills, collaboration, the sharing of experiences and responsibilities, a living atmosphere are pre-conditions for a good learning. Through the analysis of expectancies and the experiences of students, parents, teachers according to the presence, the use, the lack of social skills in the student-student, student-teacher, teacher-teacher, teacher-parents, teacher-head relationship it is possible to start knowing the strength and weakness point... Click here for more details
Learning English with a Mobile Project 2011 ‘Learning English with a Mobile’ is a project for students age 9-10. Its purpose is to connect in- and after-school learning of English. This is done by using mobile phones. The Dutch organisation Early Bird and Amsterdam University carried out research to discover the learning benefits of this project and the consequences in a didactic context. At school, the students receive an assignment about ‘Zoo Animals’. This topic is covered during the Biology course. They also receive a mobile p... Click here for more details
Get Adults Make Events (GAME) Project 2011 The project called ”Get Adults Make Events” or briefly ‘GAME’ is the result of a Grundvig Learning Partnership and has been carried out between 2009-2011, but it is still up to date on the e-Twinning desktop platform: http://desktop.etwinning.net/index.cfm The European dimension of the project is given by fact that there are 8 participating countries: two institutions from Italy, Greece, Spain, Poland, Turkey, Lithuania, England and Romania. The project addresses both students and adult learn... Click here for more details
Research and Teacher Education for Business and Economics (EDU-RES) Project 2011 EDU-RES - initiated by ASE management and the Department of Business English, as a follow-up to a Teacher Development programme - is the first of its kind in Romania. It is an interdisciplinary professional development programme, at master's level, designed to improve English language communication and inter-cultural competencies, critical and creative thinking. A forum for cross-disciplinary networking, "EDU-RES" builds on the added value of informal learning. Intended especially for teachers a... Click here for more details
Content and Language Integrated Learning: From School English to the Use of English as a Cultural Horizon and Communication Tool Project 2011 Over the last 40 years the project has been attempting to enhance the existing language programme, i.e. 1) by teaching art and science subjects in English to children of different nationalities in addition to the formal English classes; 2) giving children the opportunity to enjoy communicating; 3) raising the awareness of children, parents and teachers for cultural diversity and what it involves. Non-French speaking parents are encouraged to understand what their children are learning and to act... Click here for more details
Mothers Learning Written and Spoken French to Help Their Children Project 2011 The project: Faced with a growing number of children experiencing difficulties in appropriating language as well as having problems communicating with their parents who are unable to read or understand French, teaching staff have decided, in collaboration with Vie féminine and PMS, to hold literacy classes for mums during school hours. This allows the latter to drop their children off at the school, attend the on-site literacy classes, and pick them up at the end of the day. An easily accessible... Click here for more details
Learning Languages a Different Way, or Leveraging Play and Cultural Aspects to Learn Languages Project 2011 Objectives: Fighting against that fatalistic "I'm hopeless at languages" by offering all pupils of the school a range of recreational, creative and original activities motivating them to learn foreign languages and enabling them to find out about the cultures of their neighbours and fellow pupils (there are 35 different nationalities at the school). The languages involved: English, Dutch, German, Spanish and Latin in the context of regular courses but also Armenian, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Por... Click here for more details
Pelikino Project 2011 Second prize is awarded to a playful project that is particularly appealing to children. It is an in-depth and thoroughly worked out project that addresses local needs in an excellent way. Parents are very involved and excellent high-quality materials have been developed. For some, the project even created employment. Multicultural classes may benefit highly from this easily accessible and well-transferable project.
Barcelona Digital Project 2011 Third prize is awarded to a project that deals with various pupil roles. The project is in Spanish and launches in the second year of secondary school, which is quite exceptional. It is a long term project that continues to develop throughout the school curriculum: each year, it consists of more elements. It is easily transferable and may also be expanded to other subjects such as CKV and information technology.
Virtual Language Village Project 2011 This project solves a major problem, is an excellent example of serious gaming and has been realised by people’s efforts and input. Compared to Taaldorp , the project is more accessible, as it does not require as much preparation. Moreover, it provides a lifelike experience.
LIFE™ Language Institute for Further Education – LIFE™ Foundation Programme Project 2011 LIFE is an international educational project designed to promote intercultural education in Poland. Project participants were students from Poland, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Iran and Yemen. Since 2008, three editions of the project have been staged and enjoyed growing popularity. In total, 250 people participated in it. As part of the project, one-year courses preparing students from abroad for taking up studies in Poland at faculties offering courses in English have been staged. S... Click here for more details
Online English Course for Young Children Project 2011 The project targeting school pupils focuses on teaching English with the use of e-learning. Project authors cooperate with public educational institutions and non-profit organisations. Thanks to these contacts, workshops and training for teachers, parents and pupils are staged to show them how to use the latest technologies in English teaching and learning. Project results include a set of interactive lessons, each comprising four multimedia modules: video, photo lesson, song and game. The metho... Click here for more details
Masterchef - A Look in the German Kitchen/Masterchef - Ein Blick in die Deutsche Küche Project 2011 The idea for the “Masterchef-Ein Blick in die Deutsche Küche” programme occurred as a result of the popularity that professional cooks (chefs) have enjoyed in Greece over the last years. This is also due to the possibilities of finding employment in a country where tourism is an ever growing industry. The creation of a video with German recipes aimed at encouraging the pupils to approach the German culture through gastronomy while the drama techniques employed excited their fantasy so that they ... Click here for more details
Learning German: Creating, Cooperating, Communicating Project 2011 The programme was the result of the cooperation between the 4th primary school of Komotini and the primary school of Agiasma-Pigon Kavalas. The pupils of the 5th and 6th grades of the aforementioned primary schools received teaching in German as a foreign language as part of their school curriculum. The pupils came from a diverse national, racial and social background and had different religious beliefs and cultural influences while a considerable percentage of them lived below the poverty line... Click here for more details
Greek on the Go iPhone pplication Project 2011 The Hellenic American Union, in collaboration with software developer Top Creations, has developed the “Greek on the Go” iPhone application for learners of Modern Greek as a Second or Foreign Language. Instruction through the “Greek on the Go” application is carried out in the iPhone’s virtual environment, where learner autonomy and communication are emphasized and optional asynchronous collaboration with the instructor is available. Users learn the language through a variety of multimedia and... Click here for more details
Programme of English Language Learning for Very Young Learners Project 2011 The "Programme of English Language Learning for Very Young Learners" (PEAP by its acronym in Greek), is a programme for the teaching of English to pupils at grades A and B in 800 All Day Schools, throughout Greece. This innovative programme, which is implemented by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and specifically by the Research Centre for English Language (Faculty of English Language and Literature), started in the school year 2010-2011 and will continue until June2013. PEA... Click here for more details
TOURNEU - Cultural and Economic Aspects of the "Incoming" Tourism in the New EU Countries (Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia) / B-L-German Course Project 2011 The main aim of the project TOURNEU is to increase the quality of language competences of persons working in the sector of Tourism in German language. The project was realised with the financial support of the Lifelong Learning Programme - Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation, from November 2008 to September 2010, in cooperation with experienced foreign partners (The Institute of Intercultural Communication, Ansbach, Germany; College of Business Management, Riga, Latvia; University of Tart... Click here for more details
Project for Training Albanian Italian-Language Teachers Taking Part in the Illyria Programme Project 2011 The project aims to improve the quality of teaching Italian as second language in Albania in order to promote its spreading and increase its presence in school curricula. The project, that lasts 3 years, achieves its objective through: - dissemination of guidelines on teaching and learning foreign languages proposed by the Council of Europe and the use of important tools for training and evaluation (European Language Portfolio); - long life learning and certificated training of teachers of Itali... Click here for more details
Europass Language Passport Dissemination Tools Network Project 2011 The principal objective of the elp-DESK project is to develop approaches and resources with which to promote and disseminate the Europass Language Passport (ELP) as a standard, recognised and effective means of presenting and substantiating individual linguistic competence and experience. In particular, these activities are addressed to young people completing their education and seeking to enter the world of work, as well as to adults and organisations needing to demonstrate or evaluate languag... Click here for more details
The Greek Language in the Veneto Schools Between Antiquity and Future Project 2011 "The Greek Language in the Veneto Schools Between Antiquity and Future", initiated in 2010-11 after a long experimental phase of scientific and didactic collaboration between the high school of the Veneto region and the University Ca’ Foscari of Venice aims at becoming – in the course of 2010-15 thanks to the support of Cassamarca of Treviso - a concrete reality acknowledged by the national school system. The project aims at promoting the study of Greek language and culture through a linguistic,... Click here for more details
WebCEF - Collaborative Assessment of Oral Language Skills Through the Web Project 2011 WebCEF is an interactive web-based environment for the collaborative assessment of spoken language in educational and work-based contexts. The project arises from a need for cooperation in the fields of education and training in Europe, to raise awareness about the importance of standardising the assessment of language skills, especially as regards problems with the assessment of oral interaction/production within the CEFR. WebCEF aims at harmonising European assessment systems as a function ... Click here for more details
GUT (Gemeinsamer Unterrichtstag) in Tandem - Joint Lessons for a Day Project 2011 The project “Gut im Tandem” (GUT means “good”, but is also an acronym meaning Gemeinsamer Unterrichtstag – joint lessons for a day) is an extension of the “Görlitzer Sprachbrückenmodells” and is as such is firmly rooted into the school’s intercultural and linguistic programme. Experience shows that the community within a border region can more easily come into being when the learners approach each other openly and give positive feedback. A personal relationship and a common task are needed. The... Click here for more details
Not Only Neighbours, But Also Friends... Project 2011 Project is realized by three partners: Czech /Primary school in Hrochův Týnec/, Slovak /Primary school in Bošany/ and Polish (Lyceum in Lodž/. The principle of it is sharing important events in our schools, recognizing our lives, culture etc. The main ask is using own language and English for all partners in articles, partners add them in twin space and web node. One of partners makes the magazine form this material. We used activities, as questionnaire, quiz, videoconference, and ICT tools: You... Click here for more details
Pride and Prejudice Project 2011 During the project we were trying to develop the language skills of our students, which we achieved thanks to work in multinational groups. Students were given the task, which was divided into two parts: the first part was focused on preparatory work and the second part usually took place during the project meeting. Students had to present, promote, explain and defend their ideas. Of course, they had to use plenty of techniques such as presentations, blogs, use of Excel or Word processor, filmin... Click here for more details
Cool School – Learning Can Be Fun Project 2011 In the project "Cool School - Learning Can Be Fun" we integrated the common lessons between two groups from different countries into normal school life. The main objectives were to enjoy cooperation among students from three partner schools, to bring own students‘ ideas and share them with new friends, to find out some information about life, school life and culture in European countries, to compare similarities and differences. Czech students have learned English as their first foreign language... Click here for more details
Cross Perspectives on Exile Project 2011 The project focuses on one of the most important issues of our society: migrations and exile. The participants are young people (16 – 20 years old) and through the project we try to provide them with wider and more diverse views on the subject. Immigration has had a wide impact on European societies and will continue to do so. Europe has diversified culturally. This has let to the development of new forms of dealing with discrimination, social exclusion, racism and xenophobia. The project repres... Click here for more details
The PROV-INTEGRA Project (Province of Turin): Training Activities Project 2011 The PROV-INTEGRA project promoted by the Province of Turin (funded through the European Fund for the Integration of Third Country Citizens 2007/2013 – FEI), and implemented by En.A.I.P. Piemonte, gives particular attention to migrants who, due to the economic crisis, appear to be at risk to be made redundant and lose the requisites to stay in Italy. The identification of the beneficiaries has been carried out by the Employment Centres through a public call for tender, ensuring equal participat... Click here for more details
Anna Kaputová Individual 2011 Main reasons for award: 1) Enthusiasm for teaching Russian language 2) Long-standing personal commitment to language learning 3) Out-of-the-ordinary activities: organisation of local/regional/national Olympiads in Russian language; preparation of pupils for such Olympiads, excellent pupils' successes at national and international Olympiads in Russian language 4) Creative and innovative language teaching 5) Informal language teaching - preparation of the event "Russian Day" for primary, seco... Click here for more details
Start Talking, Start Living Project 2011 A counselling centre for immigrants in Spittal has been part of the abovementioned organisation since the end of 2009. In the “Start Talking, Start Living” project, the counselling of immigrants is combined with an easily accessible range of language courses. Women, who, on account of their personal background (for example, traumatised women), their social or economic situation (for example, due to course fees) or other reasons, have not been able to take advantage of the usual range of German l... Click here for more details
More Language – Language Skills Training for Young People Project 2011 The specific goal of the project “More Language – Language Skills Training for Young People” is to promote German as the language of education, which is the basic requirement for continuing education and success on the job market. Based on a detailed analysis of the field of action “Your Link to School/Job Market”, methods are developed in accordance with the target groups and available resources. The language skills training courses take place locally in non-profit and social institutions for ... Click here for more details
SRPT – Language Learning in the 21st Century: Scenarios – Requirements – Profiles – Training Project 2011 The aim of the SAPA 21 project, which was developed by the Verband Österreichischer Volkshochschulen (Association of Austrian Adult Education Centres) together with the bifeb (Austrian Federal Institute for Adult Education), the University of Vienna and the Wiener Volkshochschulen GmbH (Association of Viennese Adult Education Centres), was to deter-mine the direction up-to-date and learner-oriented language instruction in the field of adult education would take in the next ten years and to come ... Click here for more details
YELL – Young Europeans Love Languages Project 2011 The guiding principle of this three year project is a quote by the author André Malraux: “The best education is the one that you don’t notice.” Transferred to language learning this means it should be fun, attractive and innovative, the best results are achieved together with other learners. Activities outside the classroom can also contribute to learning a language. Learning is integrated in the learners’ living environment according to their interests. The project “YELL” is funded by the Lif... Click here for more details
Europe in Motion Project 2011 The primary school follows a comprehensive European-oriented educational concept that includes early language learning. This Comenius project brought together nine primary schools from eight different countries. Target of the project was to enhance cultural, linguistic and social communication in combination with various expressions of movement. The various aspects that were explored by the project community focused on: movement in terms of locomotion, artistic and playful expression of movement... Click here for more details
Free Online Language Exam Preparation Programme Project 2011 For young people aged 16 to 25 it is important to have at least one B2-level examination in a foreign language if they want to be successful in higher education and the labour market. The task of public education is to ensure the conditions for acquiring the basic linguistic skills necessary for passing such a language examination. However, these educational institutions fall short in preparing students. Individual tutorial support and exam preparation courses are not available to most students.... Click here for more details
Step Together – Migrant Children in School Project 2011 The "Step Together" project aims to build Hungarian as a second language-competencies of migrant children from third countries, to facilitate the inclusion of these children in Hungarian public education, by making them stepping ahead together with their dominant group peers. A content based language teaching material was developed by our team to answer the challenges of the growing number of migrant children in Hungarian schools. These children are often excluded from the classroom activities d... Click here for more details
Learning Languages by Multimedia Centre Project 2011 The aim of this project is to increase multimedia linguistic labs, which received the European Label 2005 award, through the implementation of a Multimedia Centre for Languages Services in order to grant access to multidisciplinary digital resources, very important for contemporary workers. The aim of the above-mentioned Multimedia Centre for Languages Services is to attract, at a linguistic and cultural level, both the University internal and external users in order to ensure a good and in-de... Click here for more details
Maritime English & Standard Marine Communication Phrases (S.M.C.P.) Project 2011 Investigations into the disasters at sea involving the human element revealed that one-third of accidents happen as a result of communication problems, primarily to an insufficient command of what is called “Maritime English”. Therefore, in 2001, after nine years’ work, IMO adopted the Standard Marine Communication Phrases (S.M.C.P.), which through S.T.C.W. (Standard of Training, Certification and Watch-keeping for Seafarers) became a mandatory training requirement for all seafaring personnel at... Click here for more details
Viera Mihalková Individual 2011 The main reasons for the award: 1) Improvement of intercultural awareness of pupils via international projects 2) Creative and innovative language teaching 3) Informal language teaching via organising the German language competitions 4) Individual approach to the pupils.
Eva Luptáková Individual 2011 The main reasons for the award: 1) Ms Luptáková is a very active external regional consultant of the e-Twinning; she is also very active as a lector of the e-Twinning 2) She has incorporated e-Twinning into English teaching process 3) Creative and innovative English language teaching 4) Permanent participation in further education on newest education methods and forms 5) Informal language teaching via many international projects 6) Ms Luptáková is a member of the e-Twinning group for CLIL... Click here for more details
Katarína Bohušová Individual 2011 The main reasons for award: 1) Enthusiasm for English language teaching 2) Long-standing commitment to English language teaching 3) Creative and innovative language teaching 4) Individual approach to pupils with special needs 5) Supervisor teacher for new English language teachers
The Ambassador of Languages of the Year 2011 Project 2011 In 2011 Lithuanian NA organized The European Language Label competition called “The Ambassador of Languages of the Year 2011”. The aim of the competition was to select a business enterprise or public company that demonstrates innovative and engaging policy of language learning and usage. The selection of the ELL as “The Ambassador of Languages of the Year 2011” was based on the following criteria: European priorities for the 2010-2011 Label campaigns (“Language learning in the community“ and “La... Click here for more details
The Language Robot Project 2011 The product created by the Academy of Security Sciences is one of the kind language simulators which use the voice recognition as a language tool for professional language training for Boarder guards here in Estonia and probably across Europe in the near future. The simulator trains common professional language expressions used in the border guard work. Students can train their language skills online separately or in a blended way in existing language courses. The program recognizes the quality ... Click here for more details
Alphabet Keyboard Project 2011 John Christensen was awarded the European Language Label 2011 for his invention of the 'Alphabet Keyboard' The 'Alphabet Keyboard' provides an easy tool for teaching in pre-primary and primary classes as well as for the integration of bilingual pupils and students – for lifelong learning. The 'Alphabet Keyboard' helps students who have problems with putting the correct uppercase and lowercase letters together - in the Latin alphabet the uppercase and the corresponding lowercase letter does not h... Click here for more details
Language Teaching at Højskolen Østersøen and 'Folk Highschool Plus' Project 2011 Højskolen Østersøen's newly developed concept 'School Plus' is an offer to combine high school with subsequent jobs in Germany, Austria or another German-language country. The project received the European Language Label award in 2011 for being both innovative and efficient, and because the courses taught often led to a job in another country for the participants. So far, almost 80 German doctors have gained access to the Danish healthcare system via a course on Højskolen Østersøen, and around 2... Click here for more details
LiBRe – Little Bookworm Reading Club Project 2011 Little Bookworm Reading Club targets the improvement of reading skills and reading motivation of primary school children with multilingual backgrounds in the target language English. The club addresses to children for whom English is already the second foreign language since a language other than German is spoken in their families. The club ties in with the results of the IGLU study of 2006 in which the coherence of social origin, migration background and low reading skills were detected. As a c... Click here for more details
International Drama Club “Babylon”: Nasrin or the Art of Dreaming by Herbert Asmodi (2010/11) Project 2011 The International Drama Club “Babylon” at the University of Regensburg offers the opportunity to work on a theatre project to international students, staff of the university with any other language than German as mother tongue and to German students who study Teaching German as a Foreign Language. The ensemble is renewed every year and works for two terms on putting a literary text (by a German-speaking author) on stage. In the academic year 2010/11 the play “Nasrin oder Die Kunst zu träumen” ... Click here for more details
Online German Homework Submission Wiki Project 2011 An Online German Homework Submission Website (Wiki) created by German Lecturer, Danielle Martin, at the Shannon College of Hotel Management to preserve students’ homework, enhance correction and ultimately improve students’ German written accuracy. The online wiki was set up with relative ease and all students with good home internet access actively used the system. Students submitted homework in the online wiki and it was corrected using a variety of colours to add clarity to the correction... Click here for more details
Multicom 112 Extension Project Project 2011 The aim of the project was to further enhance the linguistic competence of emergency services personnel by the development of innovative language learning tools with a total of 17 European languages. It built on the successes of two earlier projects that were created within the framework of the Leonardo programme for vocational training and that were awarded the European Label for innovative projects in 2005 in Germany. The project commenced in October 2008 and was completed in July 2010. The p... Click here for more details
CLIL for Mainstream Teachers in the Post-Primary Classroom Project 2011 Making the curriculum more accessible and inclusive for English as an Additional Language Learners was the project undertaken by the County of Dublin Vocational Educational Committee. The initiative to set up this project came as a direct result of changes in Language Support for English as an Additional Language (EAL) students in March 2009 which means that support for EAL students now consists of two years’ language support from date of arrival in Ireland. Some CDVEC schools can have up ... Click here for more details
Authentik Language Interactive Project 2011 Authentik Language Interactive was designed to provide learners of languages with fresh, interesting material weekly, through multiple media, and to support learners in using this real language in a meaningful but fun way. The product promotes integration of different language skills and develops users’ interest, motivation and independence. It is designed to appeal to different learning styles (auditory, visual, kinaesthetic), to be usable in different learning conditions (classroom, home, on t... Click here for more details
Mulingula (Multilingual Reading Activities) Project 2011 Research in the field of reading skills proves the importance of positive reading role models in the family for a successful reading socialization. Children with a migration background often have only little pre-school experience with written culture and show a weaker performance of reading skills in particular. This is what the Mulingula project uses as a starting point: reading interests, reading motivation and literary knowledge are to be built up by the access to books in the respective mot... Click here for more details
From Classroom to Real Life – A Linguistic-Communicative Path Towards the Working Environment Project 2011 The project is quite articulated, as it goes over a long time (2 years), several classes of the school are involved in the different language initiatives/activities, which partly are proposed cyclically. Its aim is to propose concrete communicative/linguistic skills which can be applied in various ways, for example during working stages at Bamberg (Germany), at work or at summer-working stages at the beaches of the Veneto and Friulian hinterland. One of the coming-out characteristics is the conn... Click here for more details
TEGARC - The European Gastronomic and Reception Culture Project 2011 TEGARC Project involved the students of the fifth classes of the Hotel and Catering School of Margherita di Savoia. This planning experience took place in Paris and in Seraing: it was a three-week training with some French and Belgian accommodation facilities (hotels and restaurants for catering services students; hotel reception desks and travel agencies for hospitality course students). Every step of this project was carried out taking account of and closely observing the European Parliament R... Click here for more details
The Child Among the Cultures of the World Project 2011 The project entitled "The Child Among the Cultures of the World" is a comprehensive, integrated and coherent author concept for the operations of a preschool, which activates local and academic community. Applied language teaching methods are based on the principles of psycholinguistics. Children are offered opportunities for learning different varieties of English typical for specific cultures. English is a means and not an objective of learning about the world and its diversity which as a resu... Click here for more details
There Is No Place Like Our Szewno Pre-School Project 2011 As part of the project implementation, English classes were combined with these in eurhythmics, physiotherapy exercises, speech-therapy, dance, sports and swimming activities. English was taught mainly through play. As a result, pupils were more willing to participate in the classes and better assimilated knowledge. During the classes, Total Physical Response (TPR) method was used, which is based on the assumption that language is internalised as part of a code breaking process, which is similar... Click here for more details
My Creative Holidays Project 2011 During summer holidays, an international work camp was organised at the school, which offered arts and sports activities staged by an international group of volunteers. Project participants worked in small groups on specific tasks set by the volunteers. Many of these tasks aimed at becoming acquainted with volunteers’ countries of origin. As part of project work, pupils, presented with the use of different forms of expression characteristic features of individual countries, practical information... Click here for more details
The Roots of European Identity in Folklore Project 2011 The project aimed at analysing factors that determine national identity of Poles, Turks, Hungarians, Czechs, Spaniards and Germans. The analysis of fables and legends of individual European nations served as a starting point for the discussion. Project participants discussed the values that are of importance to individual nations and compared them to their native legends. The theses have been presented in the form of collages, posters and short commentaries. The end product of the project was th... Click here for more details
Czartoryska Tower of Babel – Language Theatre Project 2011 The project involved a number of activities aimed at staging theatre performances in several languages and promotion of learning English, French, German, Russian, and Italian. Romeo and Juliet and A Christmas Carol were rendered for theatre by students who at the stage easily switched from one language to another. The performances were accompanied by a competition for the best poster and stage design. Students worked on the promotion of the shows (photos, presentations, video, documentary) and s... Click here for more details
From Little Parisians to Little Varsovians Project 2011 During project implementation, students established cooperation with primary school in Fontenay-aux-Roses in France. French children wrote a story in French entitled Once Upon a Time There Was a Cloud, which was translated into Polish by the upper secondary school students, The young people also made illustrations to the story. The resulting book was published in the two language versions. Literature and Arts Workshop staged by students for preschoolers at no. 404 Integration Preschool in Warsaw... Click here for more details
Multicultural Łódź Yesterday and Today Project 2011 The project focused on both the nineteenth-century multicultural Łódź and the contemporary city, where foreigners representing 144 countries reside. While learning about the history of Łódź, the students absorbed German vocabulary in order to present their city to peers from a German school. Information prepared by the youngsters, complete with an album, was presented to the Germans at the Krzyżowa International Meeting House. Exploring the cultures of the present residents of Łódź and their mot... Click here for more details
Once upon a Time Project 2011 Immediate proximity of the school and a hospital was an inspiration for this project. School authorities and the head of children’s ward at the local hospital enthusiastically ventured upon cooperation. The idea was to use the skills and willingness of students, future teachers of English and German, to develop and conduct weekly classes for hospitalised children. The first stage of project implementation lasted from April to June 2010. Meetings were staged at a hospital day room. Each origina... Click here for more details
A Guide to Traditional Ball Games in Visegrad Countries Project 2011 We aimed at developing sustainable international cooperation of V4 interested parties on three levels: teachers - teachers, teachers - pupils, and pupils - pupils. So, we organized a summer school in Poland gathering representatives of partner schools and have them work together. Stage 1: Establishing eTwinning partnership (platform for member to communicate, share ideas and work, upload materials and result of the project research). Our goal is to continue eTwinning project after the summer sch... Click here for more details
Creative Use of Interactive Whiteboard in Content and Language-Integrated Learning (CLIL) in Primary Education Project 2011 ELL Certificate of Merit: Izabela Jaros, Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce In 2011, for the first time in the history of the competition, European Language Label Certificate of Merit for the Special Achievements in the Scope of Language Teaching was awarded to Izabela Jaros of Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce who had implemented five ELL certificate winning projects. Here is the list of the ELL certificate winning projects implemented by Izabela Jaros. In 2005, English with Cuisenaire R... Click here for more details
Iwona Przemyk Individual 2011 Title: "Multimedia Technologies in English Teaching" In the project, computers and interactive whiteboard are the tools used to support pupils and teachers in the process of English teaching and learning. Thanks to the use of language learning software featuring options for recording oral expression and verifying exercises, pupils on an ongoing basis monitor their progress, are given greater autonomy, and are better prepared for independent learning. By searching for information on the Internet... Click here for more details
Justyna Nierada Individual 2011 Title: "Digital Natives Learn Languages and General Education" Subjects as part of IT Classes As part of the project, integrated teaching of German and IT was introduced. Students during IT classes used German to complete general subject assignments and operated communications software in the language. The results of their work were documented with the use of mobile phones, cameras, recorders, laptops and Internet tools introduced during IT classes. During project implementation, language clas... Click here for more details
Agnieszka Pietrus-Rajman Individual 2011 Title: "Breeding Ground for Fresh Talent 2. Internationalisation of Business" The training offered as part of the project resulted from the diagnosis of the needs and opportunities offered by the labour market in the region. Taking into consideration the geographic location of the Lower Silesia Region, a broad offer of open continuous learning German and English courses was prepared. All the courses offered under the project provided for combining language skills with in-service training. Tha... Click here for more details
Magdalena Pabian Individual 2011 Title: "Multilanguage Multimedia English Workshop" The project is addressed to primary school pupils and teachers of all subjects willing to improve their professional qualifications through interactive English learning. The classes offered are attended by one hundred participants. Various technologies and tools are used during language classes and workshops. Exercises are displayed on interactive whiteboard, MULTIKID and QUARTET interactive learning software is used, along with K’nex digital ... Click here for more details
Where Do the Raindrops Disappear to? Project 2011 This was an environmental project from a kindergarten. We exchanged information, photos, videos and presentations about water. We discovered water both in the open air and at home, its laws and wonders. We did experiments with water and solved "environmental disasters" due to children's ideas. We exchanged questions, riddles, rhymes, sons or fairy tales. Water had a leading role in them. We took part a live meeting due to the internet and an interactive board. We showed our improvisations, our p... Click here for more details
Networked Language Groups Project 2010 The project is aimed at the unemployed and was created in cooperation with the vocational training centres of Forem in Malmedy and Arlon. The aim is to promote linguistic, technical and social skills using a networked project work between the trainees of the vocational training centres of the employment office and the Forem. The participants had to perform a study in ten companies, summarize the results in a booklet in their target language, and present it in public. They used information techn... Click here for more details
Ibias Languages and Cultures 2010: Leading the Way Project 2010 Ibias Languages and Cultures was conceived with the aim of contributing to the evolution of Ibias as a town aware of cultural diversity, communication in all fields and that is able to assume new commitments in terms of languages and cultures. The global nature of the initiative has enabled the participation of teachers and students of all levels and subjects, of the parents of immigrant students, management and service staff and language teachers from all participating centres (Southwest Asturi... Click here for more details
Eurocatering Language Training Project 2010 Eurocatering Language Training (ECLT) is above all a language learning tool for apprentices and workers from the hospitality industry. Three language teachers from the As Fontiñas Secondary Education High School participate in this project, who teach Galician, French, English, Italian and German, as well as a minimum of two people from each other the six other European countries that collaborate in the project: Belgium, France, Ireland, Norway, Slovenia and the United Kingdom. The team’s added v... Click here for more details
Deadly Inheritance (short film) Project 2010 This project was implemented within the optional subject “Oral communication in the English language” by an English teacher and eleven 2nd year Baccalaureate [Bachillerato] health-sciences students. The participating students, once they have completed their studies, planned to continue studying science at University. The project aimed to facilitate their subsequent incorporation into the working world, where knowledge of another language is, nowadays, essential. The activity is intended to be a ... Click here for more details
ELLA: English Language Lab Asturias Project 2010 English Language Lab Asturias was conceived as a response to one of the directives from the Spanish Organic Law regarding lifelong learning. ELLA aims to be a virtual space that makes real texts with native speakers available to all those who want to see them. ELLA is a project that ventures out of the classroom, creating a collaborative platform on the Internet that allows all registered users to share photos, videos, links and their own creations, to name a few examples. The Wordpress 2.5 ap... Click here for more details
Hello 2.0 Project 2010 HOLA 2.0 [HELLO 2.0] was created in 2007 in response to the growing number of immigrants coming to the Region of Madrid. HOLA 2.0 is the product of the collaboration between teachers, counsellors, remedial class teachers, students and families. HOLA 2.0 could be considered to be an online Spanish teaching method, but it is much more than that, as it has been created and continues to evolve bearing in mind the immigrant students coming to the Region of Madrid who have no knowledge of Spanish. The... Click here for more details
The World of Sign Language. Multimedia Material for Teaching the Valencian Language to the Deaf Project 2010 Fundación FESORD CV, in conjunction with the Linguistic Policy Department of the Conselleria d’Educació de la Generalitat Valenciana [Ministry of Education for the Government of the Region of Valencia], began preparing the material for “El món dels signes: material multimèdia per al’aprenentatge de valencià dirigit a persones sordes”. In this multimedia material, a deaf girl, Aina, who knows sign language and Valencian, accompanies and guides the students on their journey into diverse communicat... Click here for more details
Prof. David Little Individual 2010 The range and depth of Prof. Little’s activities and achievements confirm his enormous contribution to the field of language learning. He is recognised worldwide as a leading proponent of the theory of language learner autonomy, and has been a driving force behind many significant language education initiatives nationally and internationally. He is an outstanding scholar, compelling communicator, and a prolific and successful publisher. His work has influenced and inspired language ... Click here for more details
Dr. Konstantin Doulamis Individual 2010 Dr. Konstantin Doulamis, a native Greek speaker, was educated in Classics at the Universities of Cyprus, Oxford, and Exeter. Since 2004 he has been a Lecturer in the Classics Department at University College Cork. His qualification for the post of Language Ambassador rests mainly upon his work teaching Ancient Greek at the annual UCC International Summer School and his successful promotion of Modern Greek in the University curriculum and beyond. But his linguistic skills encompass, ... Click here for more details
Art Ó Súilleabháin Individual 2010 Art Ó Súilleabháin is the Director of Mayo Education Centre and has worked tirelessly for the Irish language for over 25 years. He has committed a huge amount of voluntary time and energy for schools and teachers, developed teaching resources and promoted Irish to all age groups through both writing and broadcasting. Although not a native speaker, he became a passionate proponent of Irish since learning it as a ten year old in Galway. Later in 1983 he played a major role in establish... Click here for more details
Neasa Ní Dhomhnaill Individual 2010 Neasa has been promoting English, Irish, French, Italian and Latin in an all-Irish secondary school environment for more than 30 years. She was responsible, with the help of the PPLI (Post-Primary Languages Initiative), for ensuring that Italian became a subject available to students at Coláiste an Phiarsaigh. Neasa has worked to create a wide range of teaching resources over the years to fi t in with teaching languages in an all- Irish environment. She also started the tradition of ... Click here for more details
My Friend’s Culture and Language Project 2010 This project is based on different European cultures. Various cultural elements and factors were used to teach live English. A Language Avenue was established and furnished with different cultural elements. Thus, every project participant learned from one another by communication. Later on, this Avenue became a Mini Europe.
I Am Learning English by Experiencing and Living Project 2010 When we consider our globalizing world, learning a language is one of the requirements in our age, this is undeniable. Foreign language teachers feel the importance of these responsibilities and carry them out in the best possible way. The project aims to be effective, durable, capable of being transferred to everyday use and at the same time to increase expressed particular interest and love in younger children. Hence the idea to provide them with tools for learning the language more effectivel... Click here for more details
Teaching of Turkish to Migrants as a Foreign Language (I Know Turkish) Project 2010 This project was initiated by the Public Education Institution of Burdur in 2006. In relation to this project, writing and reading courses were established. Turkish language was taught to migrants coming from different countries of the world. All language skills were used to teach the language. At the same time, the attendees learned the cultural elements. School subjects (such as mathematics, social sciences and science, to name but a few) were used on this project.
Finding Foreigners for Effective Teaching Project 2010 The method aims to introduce tourists or other foreigners such as businessmen and workers in town to the students in schools. Our mission here is finding and inviting foreigners who speak English (as lingua franca) from hotels, museums and factories to the lessons. Then, oral communication between students and guests should be maintained in the target language under the control of foreign language tutors as much as they can. Once you invite them to your class, you will see how this turns out to... Click here for more details
One Language, One Man (We Are All the Same) Project 2010 German, French, Dutch language courses have been given to the religious state officials who are sent abroad for more than five years. These officials learned German, French and Dutch in order to represent Turkey in Europe. With this project, the learners learned those languages at A2 Level of CEF. The focal point of this project is that language must be used for communication and that it is not possible to learn language without learning and knowing the culture.
ETTO – Primary (English Teacher Training Online) Project 2010 ETTO – Primary (English Teacher Training Online) is an online course for teachers of English currently working with young learners, approximately aged between 5 and 12. There are six practical modules, videos showing hands-on classroom techniques and asynchronous interactive discussion forums that give the participants the opportunity to share and learn from each other. The course modules are: 1. Introduction 2. First steps in the young learner classroom 3. Songs, rhymes and games 4. T... Click here for more details
Two in One Project 2010 The aim of this project is to use writing and acting dialogue activities as a teaching method in foreign language teaching. We cannot improve our speaking skills and pronunciation in our foreign language education, mainly because we don't use speaking activities in lessons. To solve this problem we searched for a motivating way. Our idea is based on the Communicative Language Teaching method. We expected students to use what they have just learned in lessons, in real life situations by means of ... Click here for more details
Hi, We Can Speak German, Too! Project 2010 This projects aims to develop language learning by students who have poor school performance and limited options. It focuses on intensive, communication and action-orientated courses and investigates how best the learning process can be facilitated. There is a focus on language for the world of work and its applications – the grammar, phrases, and vocabulary taught will mainly be those which have direct relevance to professional life. This is all brought together through the use of the star-shap... Click here for more details
Soflonline School of Foreign Languages (Multimedia Supported Language Learning and Application Platform) Project 2010 University students at the first grade were taught Turkish and English by using basic language skills. Since there is limited teaching time at university, students have no chance to practise what they have learned theoretically. To solve this problem, this distant learning project was created. The students could reach every kind of language skills and exercises easily through this system, as well as practise Turkish and English whenever they wanted to. The topics not dealt with in textbooks were... Click here for more details
My Lovely Language - Turkish Project 2010 This project was conceived for the Turkish children who were born abroad and could hardly communication in Turkish. 'Diction- correction' method was used to teach the children correct and standard Turkish. The focal point was on writing and speaking language skills.
English Fair Project 2010 This project is based on a language fair in which primary student prepared themselves games, PowerPoint presentations and the fair was opened to everyone. In this fair, the English language was used and visitors were asked many questions about many different language learning games. Not only students but also visitors benefited from the fair in terms of practising English. In the fair, there were different primary school students coming from different countries, wearing their traditional clothes... Click here for more details
In Fact, We Are All the Same Project 2010 This project is mainly based on teaching Turkish and English to those who were disadvantaged with regard to socio-economic situation, age and opportunities. The project was initiated by 'mother-child' education. Both mother and child were in the same course. Especially, the disadvantaged women learned Turkish and English and they could see new windows of opportunities open up for their future. Cultural elements were used intensively. This project is still on-going.
Functional Bilingualism at the French and German Section of the Natural Science Programme Project 2010 Hvitfeldtska upper secondary school received the award The European Language Label for enabling students at the natural science programme to become functionally bilingual in French or German. The goal is a level of knowledge good enough for work or studies in the target country. According to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages this means B2/C1. Functional bilingualism is achieved by promoting contact and exchange with schools abroad, adding a global perspective to all teach... Click here for more details
Bilingual School and Pre-School Project 2010 “Vittra Rösjötorp receives the award for successfully creating a bilingual preschool and school up to 5th grade. The approach is well established among the staff, who shares the ambition to make the students bilingual in English and Swedish. English is introduced already to the one year old children since there is one English speaking teacher at the preschool. Any linguistic barriers are to be overcome using images and body language. It is clear that the good leadership at the school benefits bo... Click here for more details
Adult English in Heterogeneous Groups Project 2010 Futurum adult education in Bjuv receives the European Language Label for their successful work with English at an advanced level in heterogeneous groups. The teaching has a consistent focus on using authentic material; primarily internet based news media from the whole world. Thereby the teaching of realia, about the countries where the target languages are spoken, is efficiently integrated. The students’ own produced material is used as the basis for grammar teaching. The students have increase... Click here for more details
American-Spanish Movie Festival in Poitiers Project 2010 The Lycée Innovant International of Poitiers wished to work differently with its students. For one of their class, the students organized a movie festival, the “American-Spanish movie festival in Poitiers”. The first edition of the festival was held in “le Dietrich Cinema” in 2008. The project was open to all learners studying Spanish and/or cinema enthusiasts who wanted to organize a cultural event. Its aim was to learn a new language in a new way. Spanish culture and language was the mail lang... Click here for more details
Supporting Multilingualism and Mutual Cultural Awareness in Europe Project 2010 This project is set up by the Association promoting the global literary legacy. Its aim is to publish the “Classics” of Literature in different forms: comics, e-books and audio books. This adaptations produced by Adonis Edition are available in different languages in order to touch as many as possible. 50 titles have been selected and 26 have already been adapted. This project has many objectives: • Convey the love for reading • Protect the Classics of Literature • Support French language a... Click here for more details
Forever Novels Project 2010 The ambitious project "Forever Novels" - coordinated by the Association for the protection and the promotion of the literary world heritage - works in a pleasant and modern style: comics, digital and audio books. These books adaptations are available in various languages, thus they could reach a bigger audience. 26 out 50 titles have already been created (the list is available on the project website). The objectives of the series are: a) to make people enjoying reading; b) to protect the litera... Click here for more details
Preventing Drug Addiction is Everybody's Problem Project 2010 Drug addiction is one of the dangers of the modern society, and its first victims are teenagers. This Project intends to prevent our pupils from becoming addicted to any legal (alcohol, cigarettes), or illegal drug, from ruining not only their health, but their social life and their future, as well. We intend to do that by involving our students and staff, students’ families, and the whole community. The activities we have projected, designing materials meant to inform and prevent, exhibitions w... Click here for more details
Together Project 2010 A local project meant to support multilingualism, cultural diversity, interest and care for the cultural heritage and education. The project concentrated on several activities, among which: - My favourite character in the francophone literature (occasioned by The Day of the Francophone) - Send a book over the Prut – a campaign organized for collecting books for the Republic of Moldova - Get Active For The Rivers (28 -29 June – Danube Day)
Drama... tic English Project 2010 The project begins with the reading of the story in English “The adventures of Robin Hood”. After the reading, the pupils, highlighted lexical and grammatical structures of the English language and developed activities to assimilate them. During the lessons with the teacher of Italian language and History, the class learnt about the medieval period in England comparing it with the Italian medieval period, referring particularly to the life of Guglielmo da Volpiano. The English teacher adapted a ... Click here for more details
C.L.I.M.A.T.E.S Creative Language-learning and Innovative Multicultural Activities Together in European Schools Project 2010 The idea of our project comes from the need to fulfil one of the main objectives of the LLP programme: promoting early language learning in a multilingual Europe. The CLIMATES project was aimed to promote “inclusive and motivating” language learning contexts for young students by enhancing their ability to communicate and co-operate with partners across language and cultural boundaries (Italy, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Turkey). Through c... Click here for more details
Re-Creation by Genetics: New Ways of Life? Project 2010 The project has seen a Liceo Scientifico Respighi class carry out a scientific survey on the perception on GMOs in some European and non-European populations: Opportunity to conduct such research has been a Comenius project coordinated by Liceo Respighi involving Germany, Spain, Lithuania, Romania and Turkey. The students worked with classmates of other nationalities alive as well as at a distance, coordinated by the teachers of the Class Council. The final result was collected in a book printed... Click here for more details
Learning by Speaking Project 2010 “Learning by Speaking” has been written for the foreign teenaged patients of the Oncology ward of the Ospedale Infantile Regina Margherita of Turin who don’t speak Italian. These young people spend long months in hospital before returning home. Generally they can’t attend school in Italy because of their bad state of health. Their low immune defences exclude them from normal social relations obliging them to live indoors. They get into contact with doctors and nurses with whom they can communica... Click here for more details
One More Chance - Work Practice in German-Speaking Countries 2009-2010 Project 2010 The project consists in the organisation and realisation of stays abroad (specifically in German speaking countries as Germany and Austria) for the students of the professional schools in Italian language of the “Provincia autonoma di Bolzano”. The programme offers the young participants the opportunity to discover and live a new and stimulating social, cultural and professional experience. The sectors involved are: the tertiary sector with the commercial and touristic area, the industrial and t... Click here for more details
Language and Citizenship – Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language to Citizens of Other Countries Project 2010 The project is ad dressed to adult immigrants living legally in Tuscany with different levels of language proficiency (A1, A2, B1). It is a heterogeneous target consisting of people from a variety of countries and areas who present strong socio-cultural differences and very different levels of language skills in Italian L2. The project aims, in addition to the development of language skills, at the promotion and social integration of immigrants and the introduction of relevant subjects for immig... Click here for more details
TKT - Content and Language Integrated Learning Project 2010 This was a specialist 70-hour course held in English, designed for 25 teachers/neo-graduates/language assistants who are involved in CLIL programmes, interpreters, translators, teachers of English as an Academic language (EAL), and teachers of subjects other than language who have to conduct the lesson in English. It conforms to the criteria laid out in the European Profile far Language Trainers, and supports the EU report "Progress Towards the Lisbon Objectives in Education and Training" Indica... Click here for more details
FORM-CHANCHE - Mobility-Oriented Training. The Hotel Industry in a European Context Project 2010 The project has as objective the European mobility through cultural and professional experiences to enhance European citizenship. To achieve this goal we have organized internship. Stages lasted 2 weeks, during which there were courses in Italian, Spanish, Romanian and French, with visits to farms, agri-tourism, hotel and cultural tours. We worked with: -two schools in Romania and Italy to face in the workplace and to improve knowledge of the language. All this served to know the Eastern Eur... Click here for more details
CMC_E - Communicating in Multilingual Contexts Meets the Enterprise Project 2010 The CMC_E Project has been designed with the aim to create meaningful language materials for three sets of potential users who, until now, have been somewhat neglected by online language material developers: “Erasmus Placement” mobility students involved in international job experiences, university leavers who are preparing to enter the labour market, in-service workers. Moreover, the Project is specifically addressed to language researchers and teachers in higher education institutions and... Click here for more details
Primary Languages Podcasting Project 2010 Teachers across Lancashire have been tuning in to the weekly broadcast of the primary languages podcast! This project provides language training for non-specialist class teachers in the form of weekly five to ten minute French podcasts. Available to download free of charge, the podcasts offer busy primary teachers the opportunity to build up their confidence in delivering language lessons. Each episode is different, some offer practical ideas for the classroom, others focus on pronunciation u... Click here for more details
Launch, Create, Deliver, Celebrate Project 2010 For students studying French at Northgate High School this project has taken language learning outside the classroom. The initiative, which sees local businesses commission real projects for pupils to work on and deliver, was developed to enable pupils to have the opportunity to use their language skills in real life situations. After close consultation with pupils, teachers developed the scheme and worked with local businesses to incorporate a series of cross curricular projects into the MFL cu... Click here for more details
Legal English Training for Intermediate and Advanced Students Project 2010 The project of Precedens Language Studio (PLS) entitled "Legal English Training for Intermediate and Advanced Students" aims at meeting the need for a comprehensive language training for legal professionals in Europe in general, and in Hungary in particular. There has been no study material available in Hungary so far that places the Hungarian (or more widely defined, the European Continental) legal system in the centre, that shows the differences and the similarities between the Continental and... Click here for more details
Teaching Chinese Project 2010 The early language teaching project is nationally important. Chinese is taught as a foreign language and also by using CLIL. The aim is working bilingualism. Co-operation with Chinese authorities is close. Also the pupils who do not study Chinese have an opportunity to learn more about China and Chinese culture. The follow-up of the project is organised, and the model can be adapted in the teaching of other languages. Teaching Chinese continues from primary education to later stages. The project... Click here for more details
English Speaking Days in Our Kindergarten. Foreign Languages Speaking Days in Every Kindergarten Project 2010 On each English Speaking Day a new topic was introduced in accordance with guidelines prepared by project coordinators. English teacher and other teachers introduced the topic during the previous classes. The topics were related to the selected element of culture and the surrounding world discussed during English classes. On each English speaking day, the cloakroom was specially decorated and children wore special costumes. In order to acquire new vocabulary and phrases, children sang songs and... Click here for more details
CLIMATES - Creative Language Learning and Multicultural Activities Together in European Schools Project 2010 The CLIMATES project was based on international cooperation of schools. Project works were implemented simultaneously at 12 institutions and focused on 12 themes. All the materials, exercises and teaching aids developed by partner institutions as part of the project have been published in a form of a guide featuring lesson scenarios, work charts and additional materials, and were posted on the project website. At the first stage of the CLIMATES project implementation, pupils created the Travell... Click here for more details
Shakespearean Day Project 2010 The project promoting humanities and languages focused on the life and work of William Shakespeare. Students developed their knowledge on the playwright’s life, his times, his passion, varied protagonists and timelessness of his works. Students attended many events devoted to the life and work of William Shakespeare, which resulted in staging the Shakespearean Day at the school. Prior to the Shakespearean Day, several lessons were held to introduce the vocabulary related to the Shakespearean e... Click here for more details
Discovering Languages and Cultures Project 2010 The objective is to familiarize children with different languages and cultures. Methods and learning materials focused on the development of speech and of the oral and written comprehension through fun activities that emphasize natural and spontaneous communication. Besides the language learning the second objective is to promote the development of self-confidence, respect for others, the joy and discovery of other cultures and development of international friendship.
Learning Languages Differently at Lycée Aline Mayrisch Project 2010 Project Objectives: - 'Improving language learning by making students active with the consequent integration of the four language areas defined by the CEFR - Giving pleasure through learning the language by making students more active -they should control their own learning - Bring each student at his best level - with a choice of different languages - To help students acquire good knowledge of the language : they should be able to express whatever they want, whenever they want, with the appropr... Click here for more details
Guided Tours in Cooperation with Reggio Children Project 2010 The project is a collaboration of the school with important institutions of the area (Reggio Children, Centro Internazionale Loris Malaguzzi, Amici di Reggio Children) that act as “clients” for the organization of guided visits ( in English) offered to foreign groups interested in the teaching methods of the infant schools of Reggio Emilia. The activity does not only aim at offering the foreign visitors a brief description of the local art and history, but also wants to focus on the relationshi... Click here for more details
Travelling Through Reality and Dream Project 2010 The project has involved more teachers and classes of different modules with pupils aged between 11 and 14 years. Many of our pupils do not have the occasion to travel and they will never see what is happening around the place where they live and will never know cities and beautiful places. It was, therefore, decided to give them dream trips turning their kids ‘travel dreams into reality using their imagination and true photographic material with the main aim to show them different countries, di... Click here for more details
Right of Earth Citizenship: Natural Resources for Sustainable Development Project 2010 School as a place of training and expression of general interest connected with the future, according to us, is the main subject of a new global educational mission: helping mankind to learn how to live ethically, socially and environmentally sustainable. It needs, therefore, to update its knowledge and to become international by promoting relationships among students of different countries in the world. This Comenius project about citizenship education is inserted fully into the Plan of Studies... Click here for more details
SmartEnglish - Motivational Approach to Learning the English Language Project 2010 From the linguistic, didactic and methodological viewpoints, the programme consists in a “motivational approach” to be developed within the initiatives that each school may take autonomously to integrate the syllabus and support the recovery of credits referring to the English language. It is a best practice model based on the recommendations of the High-Level Group on Multilingualism – European Commission: - Implementing the project pilot course in 10 sample classrooms (10th grade) singled o... Click here for more details
First Spanish Week Project 2010 The idea of the project came to the group of Spanish language teachers from both our courses of study - the Liceo Classico Europeo and the Liceo Scientifico Internazionale of the Convitto Nazionale Umberto I - who thought that the lessons should not end once they leave the classroom. Their enthusiasm caught on and spread to the students as well as to many other subject teachers who worked together to create a team of people that carried out the project. The “Primera Semana de Español en Turin” w... Click here for more details
Technical Language Courses are Key Learning Opportunities at Ruhr University Bochum Project 2010 The Centre for Foreign Languages Training (Ruhr University Bochum) offers a variety of technical language and professional language-oriented courses for students of all faculties who want to visit more than a general language course. The offer comprises courses in eight languages (English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, and German as a Foreign Language) on different levels of proficiency. The courses in question are a valuable addition to general language courses, especi... Click here for more details
European Department of French Project 2010 This Project fulfils with quality all the required criteria. It opens a true European dimension to the school which has implemented it and it raises new perspectives in the relations with other schools. The main goals are: improving the learning of a foreign language; to enhance the cultural and linguistic diversity; to foster the pupils’ exchange and the mobility for teachers. The project has been developed with lower secondary pupils using the following strategy: besides the curricular Frenc... Click here for more details
Agricultural and Environmental English Project 2010 The project “Agricultural and Environmental English” was achieved by the Agricultural School Group “Marcel Guguianu” from Zorleni, Romania, in the quality of coordinator in partnership with Istituto di Istruzione Superiore "Duca degli Abruzzi” from Padova, Italy. Through the participation in this project, we wanted: to know and understand the diversity of the European languages, cultures and values, the students to gain the basic abilities and competences necessary for their personal developmen... Click here for more details
e-Portfolios for School Pupils - A Way to Promote Key Competences Project 2010 The goal of the Socrates Comenius Project "Competence Portfolio with Emphasis on IT", is a design a Competence Portfolio that is to be implemented in all partner-countries, and which will make it possible to establish competence orientation and competence awareness in vocational middle and high schools. As a result, awareness will be established, in regards to personal/social strengths and weaknesses from gender specific viewpoints of the respective partner-countries. The country specific result... Click here for more details
GTP – Global Teenagers Project Project 2010 The Global Teenager Project, initiated by IICD in The Hague, Netherlands put together thousands of students across five continents. Since it was first launched in 1999, the GTP has grown from 3 classes to over 350. The result is a rapidly expanding virtual network of schools in both the developing and developed world and an upcoming generation of information-literate, knowledge-oriented, culturally-aware global citizens. GTP offers basic, thematic and special Learning Circles to elementary, seco... Click here for more details
Improving European Pupils’ Communication Skills by Means of New Technologies Project 2010 The purpose of this bilateral partnership is that pupils involved in the project to learn the language of the country we work in partnership through the elaboration and presentation of the professional theme in the respective area where new communication technologies are used. Romanian pupils will learn Portuguese terms and expressions and the Portuguese one will learn Romania terms and expressions. In this partnership English will be used to communicate, new professional themes will be presente... Click here for more details
The Big Day - The Opening of the Border in 1989 Project 2010 Lutzmannsburg Primary School, located in central Burgenland, is a bilingual (German and Hungarian) school with two classes (first and second grade combined and third and fourth grade combined). Hungarian is offered as an optional course and the first class (first and second grade) is run as a Hungarian class with 3 hours per week of Hungarian reading and writing and integrative Hungarian instruction in all other subjects except for German and mathematics. Both classes are also taught by a Hungar... Click here for more details
Plurilingualism - The Present and Future of a United Europe Project 2010 The project of the Kooperative Mittelschule Koppstraße in the 16th district of Vienna, an area with a high percentage of people with a migration background and whose native language is not German, provides an example of how it is possible to successfully promote the first language of the students (Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian), the language of instruction (German) and an important foreign language (English) in lessons. The project is based on the equal status of the languages Bosnian/Croatian/Serbi... Click here for more details
Speak with Each Other, Understand Each Other - Brochure for Doctors and Patients Project 2010 At the two-year School for Medical Administration at the St. Josef Education and Training Centre in Salzburg, a multilingual brochure was created based on reports on the difficulties in understanding patients with a migration background in medical practices and the fact that many people whose native language is not German need medical treatment in Salzburg, a popular tourist destination. The brochure contains the most important phrases for patients and medical staff in four languages (German, En... Click here for more details
Talk to Me and Listen to Me!– ¡Habla conmigo y escúchame! – Benimle konuş ve beni dinle! – Pričaj sa mnom i slušaj me! – Parent training for early language acquisition in a multilingual context Project 2010 The aim of the project “Sprich mit mir und hör mir zu!” (“Talk to Me and Listen to Me!”) of the VHS Götzis and the association “okay.zusammen leben” is that children acquire the country’s language and at the same time preserve and further develop their family’s language(s) or the language(s) of the country of their origin. The project wants to achieve not only better educational integration of children with a migration background but also to support the preservation, fostering and expansion of m... Click here for more details
German Courses for Asylum Seekers to Support Their Integration into Society Project 2010 VOBIS, the Association for Open Exchange and Integration through Language, organises German courses free of charge with the help of volunteer teachers for asylum seekers living in several refugee boarding houses in Carinthia. The German courses are taught by teams directly in the boarding houses under difficult conditions; teaching and writing material must be brought along, and rooms are often inadequately furnished and equipped. Participation in the courses is voluntary. The association is fin... Click here for more details
The Joy of Speaking – Nenzing is Speaking More: A Community’s Overall Concept for Promoting Language and Equal Opportunity Project 2010 The project “Sprachfreude – Nenzing spricht mehr“ (“The Joy of Speaking – Nenzing is Speaking More”) documents a community development project of the municipality Nenzing in Vorarlberg with approximately 6000 inhabitants. It includes five kindergartens, the Kinderhaus child-care facility, all primary schools in the municipality and 15 municipal institutions. The aim of the project is to provide sound language support to all children in Nenzing from birth until they are of primary school age. The... Click here for more details
EdTWIN – Education Twinning, Heading for Excellence in the CENTROPE Region Project 2010 The development and promotion of communicative competence in the languages of the neighbouring countries in the Centrope Region (the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, and Austria) should help in overcoming cultural and language barriers. Language, school and career make up the core areas of the EdTWIN project activities. In cooperation with partner institutions in Brno, Bratislava and Györ, EdTWIN is geared towards pupils and students aged 6 to 19, teachers and education experts. EdTWIN provi... Click here for more details
Welcome to Frascati! Project 2010 In the school years 2008/2009 and 2009/2010 a German language course was activated in the Liceo Classico for all high school students interested. The first part of the course, 90 hours, was purely linguistic, while the final part of 30 hours, was dedicated to preparing students to act as tourist guides in German, with five artistic-archaeological modules dedicated to the archaeological area of the Castelli Romani, which is becoming increasingly popular with tourists but does not offer German spe... Click here for more details
Translation Time at the Slovenian Language Subject Teaching Project 2010 The goal of the project was to translate foreign texts in Slovenian language (texts that were never translated before). The texts were translated by pupils.
MacBiz - Learn to Speak by Performing Shakespeare Project 2010 Project „MacBiz“ by the University of Applied Sciences Reutlingen (International Office) In this project, students adapted Shakespeare’s theatre play Macbeth firstly into modern age, then into the specific context of the economic world. The project had been running for two semesters: During the first semester the original play was adapted to today’s realities. During the second semester the rehearsals took place and the play was brought onto stage. The theatre group consisted of German and inter... Click here for more details
Karolina Kosciesza and the Team Individual 2010 Title of the project: For Janek and Isabell Description: The project was a result of a practical need to provide linguistic assistance to two volunteers from Germany who visit Siedlce each year. As part of the project, basic advice and information on cultural events, services, transport and restaurants in Siedlce were prepared in German. First, in cooperation with the volunteers a Polish-German phrasebook with the most indispensable phrases agreed upon was prepared. In order to issue a restaur... Click here for more details
It's Moving!/Ça bouge! Project 2010 This unique project which motivates pupils to learn languages whilst keeping fit has been working with schools across the country. Devon Learning and Development Partnership (LDP) has created an innovative set of resources to help primary teachers combine PE lessons with French and Spanish. The song and dance activities set to aerobics routines engage all learners and both the teachers and children find the activities highly motivating. Pupils develop their language and intercultural skills ... Click here for more details
Justyna Sobota Individual 2010 Title: "Auf nach Berlin – Intercontinental, Interactive Cooperation with the Use of Moodle Platform" Description: The project was implemented as part of the preparations for partner exchange with a school in Germany. Contact has been established with students from South Africa who stayed in Berlin. The cooperation aimed at exchange of experiences and preparing Polish students for mobility abroad. At the first stage of project implementation, an e-learning course for Moodle platform was develop... Click here for more details
Marcin Stanowski Individual 2010 Title: "www.czacki.moodle.waw.pl as a Tool Supporting English Teaching at No. XXVII Tadeusz Czacki Upper Secondary School in Warsaw" Description: As part of the project, a distance learning platform was developed and incorporated into the school’s website. On the platform, on-line assignments and self-assessment tests are posted and accessed by students who can verify their knowledge and obtain feedback on their progress. The platform is used mainly to teach English and features courses for ea... Click here for more details
Anna Kizeweter Individual 2010 Title of the project: Glückskekse – Educational Cookie Description: The project was prepared by a group of 12 teenage students of the Deutsche Schule aged 14-18 with a view to encouraging the residents of Siedlce to learn German. Students prepared ‘prophecies’ in German, which were placed in cookies distributed in the streets in peak hours. The project was implemented in several phases. First, groups of three agreed the thematic scope of prophecies, in which they used grammatical and lexical s... Click here for more details
ClubLeabhar.com – Irish Language Book Club Online Project 2010 The objective of ClubLeabhar.com is to motivate people in Ireland and in other countries around the world to read Irish books, and to give them an opportunity to share their opinions on the texts. In general, only one or two hundred copies of published Irish books are sold per annum and it is the club’s target to signifi cantly increase the sales of Irish books. It only takes a moment to register with the club at www.clubleabhar.com and there is no fee. There is a focus on a new book... Click here for more details
Primary Community Language Tasters and Hampshire Young Interpreter Scheme Project 2010 Hampshire Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service receives a joint award for two innovative projects in the field of community languages. The primary community languages tasters project is working to inspire pupils to welcome the world during London 2012 Olympic Games. This project, for Key Stage 1 primary school classes, aims to raise awareness of other languages through the teaching of community languages. Bilingual tutors visit schools and deliver a series of language sessions. ... Click here for more details
Amazing Europe Project 2010 The aim of this project funded by a grant from Comenius School Partnership was to increase awareness of European citizenship based on international cooperation of teachers and children as well as knowledge of historical, cultural and natural heritage of the 12 partner countries. Each participating school has entered into cooperation with its own school project, which was presented on the website of Amazing Europe. The project of Czech school Mamuti, Komensky and Prerov is very rich in untraditio... Click here for more details
My Language - Your Language/Mitt språk - ditt språk Project 2010 Det flerspråklige bibliotek (DFB) (The multilingual library) has concentrated on the project My language – your language. The work is based on the conception and belief that language learning and knowledge of your own language and other languages give citizens a stronger capability to cope in modern society and participate there and by this contribute to greater diversity. Six main topics have been chosen to enable most of the target group to learn to read a new language during 2010: 1. Convey o... Click here for more details
Portfolio of Languages in Secondary Education in Luxembourg Project 2010 The portfolios approach is centred on the pupils and its development of the skills allows exceeding the compartmentalization of the languages, in particular by the reflection on strategies and learning situations common to all the languages. The pupils realized that the learning in class is an incentive for the extra school learning. They participate themselves in the choice of documents to be integrated into their Portfolio to show their progress and key strengths of their learning. The Portfol... Click here for more details
Spreadthesign Project 2010 Spreadthesign is an international Leonardo da Vinci project within Transfer of innovation, which is supported by European Commission through the Swedish International Programme Office of Education and Training. We worked with spreading sign language from different countries on the Internet. This pedagogic self-learning tool is free to use for all in the world. The fantasy sets the limits of the use of this dictionary. Primarily we are doing it to improve our vocational pupils' language skills wh... Click here for more details
Eco-logical, Eko-logičen, Eco-logisch, Eco-rhesymegol Project 2010 The project "Eco-logical, Eko-logičen, Eco-logisch, Eco-rhesymegol" of the Primary school Frana Roša Celje is an ecologically- oriented international project (Comenius), which included the learning of two less-used languages: Welsh and Slovenian. Pupils learned the languages through eco-content.
Top10 Favourites for the EU Teenagers Project 2010 Our school has another chance and the pleasure to co-operate with many European schools, using not only the twin-space but also other websites for communication and publishing the team work / Blogger, Ning, Slideshare, Podomatic, Box.net…/ We started out with a simple task: to be serious, active and productive, as we used to be. But from the very beginning the students learned not only about ICT and new programmes, but also the value of good behaviour, patience and understanding. It was really a... Click here for more details
FAME (Fun with American Music for Everyone) Project 2010 FAME (Fun with American Music for Everyone) began by chance. During a spring 2008 intensive English course, Rita Collins taught a small group of students a song for one of the teacher’s birthday. In autumn of the same year, the group decided to begin meeting on a regular basis to sing. The first meeting consisted of five students. Rita thought the group would meet twice a month for an hour or so each time. Now, two years later, there are typically ten to fourteen students at each meeting. The gr... Click here for more details
Legends Alive Project 2010 This is a project in which we are going to co-operate with different countries. It is aimed at popular legends, music, dance, imagery, food, children’s games and traditions in each region, the final result being an e-magazine about these topics. We publish three online magazines every school year. The final aim of the project is to create a festivity together with all the topics related to our traditions. Within the frame of the festivity, Czech participants have been working on the preparation ... Click here for more details
Class Acts Project 2010 The project has grown from the efforts of three parents of bilingual children to a network of more than 200 families. It is unique in several ways: 1) It offers a broad range of English-language activities for children of different ages; 2) It uses English as the medium for creative arts and music; 3) It uses a grass-roots, parent-based structure to identify activities that would be most helpful to the bilingual and English-learning community; and 4) It uses the family unit as a basis for learni... Click here for more details
Don't Give Up! Project 2010 The methodology handbook designed for foreign language teachers entitled "Don't Give Up!" is based on the namesake project funded by the European Union Socrates Lingua programme, whose mission was the promotion and quality improvement of foreign language learning across Europe. The project involved also a research and development of the latest teaching methods, in which five prestigious European language institutions participated. The project coordinator was the Language School with Rights for t... Click here for more details
YLVA: Danish Medical Association’s Training Activities Project 2010 YLVA, Young Doctors' training activities for foreign doctors is a project focusing on qualifying foreign doctors communicative and socio-cultural skills with a focus on Danish language, communication and hospital culture in employment in Denmark. Teaching is very practice-oriented and includes authentic material such as medical journals and patient interviews. The hope is to thereby ensure that foreign doctors will be integrated and thus maintained in the Danish health care system. The project c... Click here for more details
Valuing Bilingualism in Our School Through the Creation of Dual Language Texts Project 2010 The project aims to promote and value bilingualism in primary school through the creation of dual language texts. Both children learning English as an additional language (EAL) and Irish-born children are involved in the project. During the process, EAL children engage in planning, drafting, editing and producing a final draft of a book written in both their home language (L1) and in English (L2). Irish children write their dual language books in both Irish and English. Children are encouraged... Click here for more details
Friendship Eradicates Inequality Project 2010 Students felt that they had no other means to fight inequality but to use language as a vehicle to eradicate it. Once they stated their objectives, they thought of the appropriate activities and tools to support them. Some of these included an authentic role-play (written and acted out in class), video-taped interviews (from foreigners living in Cyprus). Teachers and students dined out, organized a lesson in nature and in class, prepared interactive games, cartoons, quizzes and so on. In order t... Click here for more details
Agnieszka Grzesiak Individual 2010 Title: "Volunteering Club – Give Something from Yourself!" Description: As part of project implementation, students were inspired to provide support to others and put their original ideas in practice under teacher’s supervision, which resulted in attractive educational activities, such as a performance in English shown to other students at the school, establishing and running a library with materials in English for students of forms III-VI, a project consisting in reading stories in English to... Click here for more details
Magdalena Szpryngier Individual 2010 Title: "Be Green – Think Green, or What Lower Secondary School Students Know about Environmental Protection" Description: The project aimed at promoting waste reduction by changing consumer attitudes and identifying criteria that distinguish safe products from these that are harmful to environment. Project results included a presentation of study, eco-fashion show, screening of a nature film, festival of nature songs in English, and a debate on ecology aimed at promoting healthy lifestyle enti... Click here for more details
Sylwia Piekarczyk Individual 2010 Title: "Science in English" Description: The project focused on teaching biology, physics and chemistry in English. A group composed of volunteer students attended classes in these subjects taught exclusively in English. Project works included weekly meetings with students who wanted to develop their language and science related skills through playing and experimenting. All the teaching aids, multimedia presentations, exercises, notes, abstracts and educational films were developed by the lead... Click here for more details
Pashto for Soldiers Project 2010 The jury considers this project very useful. It is applicable to other (language) situations but the needs of the specific target group, deployed army soldiers, has also been well-considered. This is a perfect example of language as a “First aid in encounters”. The jury hopes this third prize may serve as a weapon to enhance language proficiency for all soldiers: ideally, a military helmet should only be distributed when the basic principles of foreign language have been acquired. The project ma... Click here for more details
CEFR – Speaking in 4th Year Intermediate Preparatory Vocational Education (VMBO) Project 2010 This project aims to eliminate pupils’ fear of speaking, and this is realised in an outstanding way by means of yoga exercises and the contribution of expats. Social cohesion is promoted by involving expats in the school’s activities: a connection between the school and its local community. The jury is impressed by the systematically conducted effect measurements and the fine way in which causes of the children’s language deficiencies have been considered.
The Reading Express Project 2010 The organisation is praised for its grand success: Dutch volunteers have been reading books to immigrant children in 400 families in 11 cities. Consequently, these immigrant children have been brought into contact with books and stories. One of the project’s major results is the fact that immigrant families own more books. The jury is impressed by the thoroughly conducted impact assessment. The project makes excellent use of volunteers and improves the city’s social cohesion. Organising such a p... Click here for more details
Light Me Up! - Language Lessons for Abroad Project 2010 The project aims to foster language learning and teaching as well as linguistic diversity within the European Union; to raise awareness about five less known and studied European languages; to promote the benefits of learning languages in general and to encourage the study of target languages, in particular; to promote target languages in the context of travel abroad. Activities: *Development of 20 versions of the language sets *20 language campaigns were organized within the tourism fairs in th... Click here for more details
Progressive Approaches to Foreign Language Learning Project 2010 The aim of the project is to increase the quality of foreign language learning from the 1st grade at the primary school, develop language skills at early age (reading, writing, speaking and listening, text dramatisation, regular listening to songs and dialogues) and integrate English language into main subjects (mathematics, natural science, geography), work with PC and creative informatics, into educational subjects (physical education and arts) and extra-school activities organised after the s... Click here for more details
The European Bachelor's Degree: Multilingual & Multicultural Training to Secure Your Future Abroad Project 2010 This project has been created by the Free Law School of Lille, a private university. It focuses on the Bachelor degree and opens it to Europe. The program is divided in 3 parts: • 1/3 is dedicated to French Law (taught in French) • 1/3 is dedicated to International, European and English Law (taught in English) • 1/3 is dedicated to Comparative Law (taught in Spanish or German) The courses in a foreign language are presented by Visiting Professors from renowned European universities. The student ... Click here for more details
Partnership Between Schools in Prievidza and Hartberg Project 2010 The project „Partnership between schools in Prievidza and Hartberg“ (further just Partnership) is a long lasting series of projects the aim of which is modernisation of pupils language learning. It is based on a 15–years successful cooperation between the schools "Stredná odborná škola obchodu a služieb in Prievidza" and „Höhere Bundeslehranstalt für wirtschaftliche Berufe“ in Hartberg, in Austria. During 15 years almost each year the exchanges of students of both schools were realised. They wer... Click here for more details
A One-Way Journey Project 2010 The difficulties that refugees face during their journeys to their new homelands inspired the Creative writing team of Koutsopodi Junior High School, who created a book on the adventures of a family from Afghanistan as they strive to reach Greece, their chosen land of freedom. The team of young writers, consisting of 15 thirteen-year-old pupils of the Advanced grade in English, decided on the plot and proceeded to write a story on a very sensitive issue that was interesting to them. A novel... Click here for more details
Ivana Zemiaková Individual 2010 Main reasons for award: 1) Creative and innovative language teaching 2) Successes in CLIL, doing CLIL more effective and attractive 3) Excellent long-term educational achievements 4) Permanent progress in teaching methods and forms.
Reducing School Drop-Out Rates & Illiteracy Through Learning to Speak in Public Project 2010 This project, created by the Polynesian Guidance for Primary School, has been designed for young pupils. Since 2007, the students have used legends, songs, and Polynesian costumes to learn how to speak in public. They use some of the local languages (Paumotu, Tahitian and Marquesan) in order to earn language skills and raise their self-esteem. This method helps them to control the use of a local language before learning and mastering French or English. In the end, the students earn a good lingui... Click here for more details
Intercultural Competence Through Language Learning Already in Secondary Schools Project 2010 Teaching Units „Intercultural Competence English “„Intercultural Competence French“ by Alwis Ass. The teaching units “Intercultural Competence in English” as well as ”Intercultural Competence in French” are offered to college students in their final year of secondary education. The units are part of a career counselling service invented by Alwis e.V. Alwis developed a curriculum and provides interested secondary schools with teaching materials in the field of intercultural competence acquisition... Click here for more details
Multimedia e-Platform for the Democratic Learning of the Foreign Languages Project 2010 The objectives of the multilateral project Comenius “Multimedia e-Platform for the Democratic Learning of the Foreign Languages” are: to promote the European intercultural education based on learning foreign languages, the intensive application of the new technologies and to facilitate interdisciplinarity as way of getting knowledge at a European and global level. Another objective is to create an alternative of learning, which can also be applied in the distance learning or with reduced attend... Click here for more details
Language Consulting – Diversity and Multilingualism as Resources and Development Potentials Project 2010 Following up on the initiative of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Art and Culture to support early language acquisition in pre-school education, the “Sprachberatung” (“Language Consulting”) project attempts to address the very complex demands placed on kindergarten teachers. The following list presents the fundamental pillars of the project, which has been incorporated into the existing structures of the Department of Child Education and Child Care of the government of the province o... Click here for more details
Start Vienna Project 2010 “Start Wien” (“Start Vienna”), the project of Municipal Department 17 (MA 17) for Integration and Diversity of the City of Vienna, presents a new and systematic form of integration counselling for new migrants to Vienna and supports them in taking their first steps in their new environment by means of several well-thought out and usefully coordinated service offers. The project includes four fundamental elements: “Start Coaching”, “Wiener Bildungspass” (“Vienna Education Booklet”), “Info Modules... Click here for more details
Glottodrama – Language in Theatre; A Theatrical Method for Teaching Italian to Non-Italians Project 2010 The Glottodrama has been a 2-year multilateral project approved in 2007 by the Lifelong Learning Programme (KA2 Languages). The project has been coordinated by the Language Research Laboratory of Novacultur Publishing House (Italy) and has been aimed at creating an innovative methodology to teach Italian as a foreign language through Drama&Theatre and at testing the new method in 4 European countries. The first target language of the project has been Italian for foreigners. With a further Dissem... Click here for more details
Uni.Italia – Course in Italian as a Foreign Language for University Students Project 2010 This project is an Italian L2 Manual, intending L2 as a superordinate term for second language and foreign language, destined for foreign students with higher education, who begin their Italian language learning at Threshold Level, level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages of the European Union Council (2001/2002), and has the goal of bringing the students to level B2, the Independent level that, on the basis of the Community’s indications, acknowledged by the individu... Click here for more details
The Languages of the Italian Language Project 2010 The project "I linguaggi dell’italiano" (“The Languages of the Italian Language”) lasted 52 hours and involved 31 foreign students and researchers engaged in or members of Neapolitan Universities or Research Centres. The project has provided two training courses of Italian language (each lasting 52 hours): • Course A: Students with a level of knowledge of Italian language similar to input level A1/A2; • Course B: Students with a level of knowledge of Italian language similar to input level B2. E... Click here for more details
The Sign Language School Project 2010 Taking back the conclusions of the "ET 2020" of the 11th and 12th May 2009, there is the necessity "to give to the citizens the tools to communicate in two languages, besides the native language, to encourage the learning of languages, or in the case, in adults’ education and professional formation, and to give to the migrant workers the opportunity to learn the language of the entertaining country ". Our project is oriented to the "Italian Sign Language" - LIS – as the "native language" of the ... Click here for more details
Lets GO Project 2010 The Lets GO project intends to promote the practical experimentation of the Lets Portal (www.leonardo-lets.net) developed during the Lets project, funded by the Leonardo Da Vinci Programme (N° I/05/B/F/LA-154099). The Lets GO project is addressed to school teachers and professional trainers. The aim is to enable them to: • choose quality language teaching products identifying those that best meet specific educational needs • use the products available either as an alternative or as integratio... Click here for more details
ISLI - International Student Leadership Institute Project 2010 Language learning for and training of active young people for leadership in society. The themes dealt with were: organisation and participation in discussions, argumentation skills, leadership skills, etc. Languages used: English and German.
Estonian, Finnish and Icelandic Partnership Project on National Epics in Arts and Culture Project 2010 Three 10-day workshops each in one of the participating countries on the myths, legends, folklore; introduction to the specific vocabulary and translating the material into English. International groups used a mix of different stories to create a new story. On the basis of the new stories the single story was created and the final version was used as basis for a cartoon. The cartoon was animated and also published.
Comenius – School Partners Project 2010 Project Objectives: - Improvement of spoken and written language - Awareness for the knowledge of people, countries, traditions and customs of partner countries - Motivate pupils to learn languages - Open the mind for the "European idea" - using ICT - Mobility for young people throughout Europe - Creation of website www.dire-lire-ecrire.eu - Mobilization of teachers and pupils - Creation of a DVD with animated tales spoken in 6 languages - Meetings with pupils & teachers from ... Click here for more details
German is Worth It/Deutsch lohnt sich Project 2010 The 7th seminar for pupils "Deutsch lohnt sich", the aim of which is to promote teaching and learning of German, develops cooperation between schools (Estonian and Russian pupils) and implements innovative teaching and learning methods. The participants to the seminar came from all over Estonia to work together in different workshops such as: chemistry for cosmetics and food industry; physics and math (experiments and analyses); theatre (speech and pronunciation); video (scenarios and shooting);... Click here for more details
Dokeos - Virtual Learning Environment Project 2010 Europe is becoming more culturally diversified due to globalization and the expansion of the European Union. Consequently, intercultural dialogue has been playing an increasing role in the promotion of European identity and citizenship. Teaching improvement implies, therefore, the existence of hardware equipments, software programs, and the ability to adjust them and successfully implement them into the educational environment. On an international level, virtual learning environments are in full... Click here for more details
Drama Across Boundaries Project 2010 Creativity is at the heart of this project, which was set up to try to increase take-up of MFL by exploring new approaches to teaching. The National Youth Theatre teamed up with Drama Ties Theatre Company in Paris, the Training and Development Agency, the British Council and the French Embassy to provide teachers with authentic drama strategies to use in the classroom. The project began with five schools in the UK exchanging gift boxes with five schools in France – each containing ten items ... Click here for more details
The Arsenal Double Club European Football Exchange Project 2010 Two years ago, the Arsenal Football Club project caught the attention of the judges who awarded it with a European Award for Languages. The project involved the creation of resources based around football and Arsenal’s players to encourage both girls and boys to engage with languages through football. The work of Arsenal Double club in promoting languages since then has been far-reaching and its influence in inspiring other language projects was evident during the judging process for this yea... Click here for more details
CLIL...ing Geography: “International Day” Project 2010 The "International Day" is focused on the development of English as vehicular language for geographic content. The presence of four students of extra-Italian origin, in a class offered the opportunity to make better known, by direct experience, where they countries come from, also with the aim of improving their relationship with the other pupils and the interactions between the various cultures. The acquisition of L2 (English) came about through activities focused on and cultural research docum... Click here for more details
EuroCatering Language Training Project 2010 EuroCatering is a language learning tool for trainees and workers in the Hotel and Catering industry based on the analysis of trainees’ linguistic and cultural needs while on placement abroad in the hospitality sector. The end product is webbased, and trainees and workers in the Hotel and Catering industry, who wish to undertake a work placement abroad, may access this professional language learning programme in seven languages, free of charge. The partnership team was composed of la... Click here for more details
Bunachar Logainmneacha na hÉireann: Placenames Database of Ireland Project 2010 The logainm.ie project (2007-2010) was initiated by Fiontar, Dublin City University’s Irish-medium teaching and research unit, in collaboration with the Placenames Branch of the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, who also part-funded the project. The principal objective of Phase I of the project was to make Irish placenames that had been approved by the Placenames Branch, available through the internet. The outcomes of the project will increase access to language l... Click here for more details
Using a Log and a Blend of Other ICTs with Learners of German to Promote Language Learning, Improve Technology Skills, Heighten Student Engagement and Provide Formative Feedback Project 2010 This project ran from January to April 2010 with a group of seventeen fi rst-year students of German at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown. The student group comprised a mixture of school leavers and mature students who ranged in age from 17 to 47. Approximately half the group were beginners in the language while the remainder had studied German to Leaving Certifi cate level. Students were enrolled on a degree course in either International Business or in General Business and... Click here for more details
The Influence of the Piñata on Spanish Culture Project 2010 The aim of this project was to enhance Spanish language learning at St Laurence’s through a whole-school project centred on the infl uence of the piñata on Spanish/Mexican culture. It was also intended that all children in the school would experience a true piñata breaking event. To achieve this, the project coordinators set about putting a differentiated programme in place for the various class levels. Project work, groupwork, art and craft, music and drama were all used to facilita... Click here for more details
Language Trap: An Adaptive Language Learning Video Game Project 2010 Participating schools: Mount Temple Comprehensive, Malahide Road; Blackrock College, Co. Dublin; St Dominic’s College, Cabra; St Kilian’s German School, Clonskeagh; and Coláiste Ráithín, Bray, Co. Wicklow. Language Trap is an innovative language learning video game for Leaving Certifi cate German students. The game aims to immerse students in an interactive game world that seamlessly blends language learning with motivating game play. Through the use of personalisation techniques and... Click here for more details
SpEakWise Project 2010 SpEakWise combines new technologies e.g. WebCT, Moodle, Survey Monkey, and video-conferencing, with more traditional approaches to teaching and learning. The aim is to raise cultural awareness and pragmatic linguistic competence. Third-level students develop their intercultural communication skills through the target language in partnership with students following the same course in another European university. The project, which was awarded a Learning Innovation Grant from TCD in 20... Click here for more details
Getting to Grips with the English Language Project 2010 The aims of this project are to support English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) learners, from various ethnic backgrounds, to break down language and communication barriers and give them the necessary language skills to integrate more effectively into Irish society. The project also aims to provide all learners and tutors with a platform to assert their culture and individuality with confi dence. In addition to attending classes, ESOL learners and tutors are invited to partic... Click here for more details
Scenario Project 2010 Scenario is a new bilingual (English - German), peer-reviewed, online journal, bridging the fi elds of arts and foreign-/second-language education. The concept of language teaching as a science became an accepted view in the course of the 20th century. In contrast, SCENARIO aims at promoting foreign – and second-language teaching and learning as a form of art, and ultimately works towards a performative turn in modern language education. The journal responds to the needs of language... Click here for more details
Euromazing Languages Project 2010 The aim of this project was to create a European language game which promoted Irish as a European language along with French, German, Italian and Spanish, in a fun way. The game, developed as a ‘mini-company’ by a Transition Year group, combines both language and cultural education in an interesting and fun method of learning. It has three different levels which allow it to be used by different age groups i.e. Level 1 is for primary school children, Level 2 is for secondary school st... Click here for more details
Clwb Cymdeithasu Cymraeg C3/Club for Socialising in Welsh C3 Project 2010 The Welsh language social group, C3, was formed to enable Welsh speakers in the Mold area to improve their language skills by working with native speakers of the language. The organisers of the group are committed to creating links with other societies and social groups and are always looking out for new opportunities to practise with the local Welsh-speaking community. Each year the organisers of C3 put on a hugely varied programme of events, such as theatre visits, quizzes, walks, salsa eve... Click here for more details
Community and Lesser Taught Languages Project (COLT) Project 2010 Routes into Languages North West, which is part of a nationwide initiative to encourage young people to study languages at university, were keen to develop a programme of training for community languages teachers who in many cases have not had access to formal training or professional development opportunities. The project organisers worked with teachers in supplementary schools to collect feedback, giving teachers the opportunity to voice their own individual needs and interests about what... Click here for more details
Together in Europe Project 2010 The project was coordinated by three institutions. The Job Centre was responsible for recruiting the unemployed interested in continuing education with a view of expanding knowledge and enhancing employability. The group was composed of job seekers aged 18–55, mainly women, graduates from primary and secondary school education. The Association coordinated and monitored project works. The school compound was represented by three teachers and student volunteers aged 16-19. Classes were staged twic... Click here for more details
Policemen from Opoczno Conquer Europe: Integration Language Workshop Project 2010 Police school students at Post-Secondary School in Drzewica and professionally active policemen from the municipalities of Opoczno and Drzewica attended integration language workshops. The workshops were organised for four groups – three English-speaking and one German-speaking. In addition to learning a foreign language, the classes covered police-related themes (such as police station design, equipment and supplies, types of crimes, types of offenders, punishment, suspect description, police r... Click here for more details
Hippocampus Academy - Docendo Discimus Project 2010 The project was initiated in October 2009 to support English philology students who majored in teaching and translation. It was aimed at preparing them for their future career. The project was based on the learning by teaching methodology (German: Lernen durch Lehren, LdL), which assumes that students learn best by teaching others. English philology students were encouraged to act as volunteers and teach students of the Third Age University established by Kromka Chleba Foundation. This volunte... Click here for more details
(Very) Early Childhood Language Learning Project Aided by a Teddy Bear, Photo Books, Latest Technologies and Parents Project 2010 The main concept behind the project was the promotion of early language learning (starting at the age of three) with the use of an innovative teaching aid: photo books made by parents and the children. Project coordinators proposed the following project themes: parts of the body, parts of the face, clothes, toys, colours, numbers, family, park, pets, farm animals, Christmas and Easter. The project was addressed to students preparing for the teaching profession at the first stage of education and... Click here for more details
Recipes for MFL Success Project 2010 Ready, steady, cook! For pupils at Langley Park School for Girls Food Technology lessons have a distinctly international flavour. Students follow a ten-week License to cook programme, where they learn practical cookery skills through the medium of German and French. The project, which started life as an after school club, was successfully incorporated into the Year 7 curriculum in September 2009. Staff from both the MFL and the Technology departments have worked together to create an excitin... Click here for more details
Musubi Project Project 2010 Pupils at South Wolds Community School will have another team to get behind in the 2012 Olympic Games, as they’ve started to develop a special relationship with the Japanese athletes who will be training at a nearby university. It’s all part of a wider project that has been set up to welcome the Japanese team to the UK, and it is also working to educate local children about the language, culture and sports of Japan. So far, it’s having a very positive impact. The Musubi Project is being run i... Click here for more details
Deutsch-Wagen-Tour Project 2010 Deutsch-Wagen-Tour (DWT) is a programme promoting German culture and language throughout Poland. The novelty of the idea lies in various unconventional language activities. DWT teachers use original professional materials and educational aids that take into consideration participants’ different age and language knowledge. Pupils also learn about German culture and lifestyle. With five colourful Deutschwagens equipped with modern teaching aids teachers reached the most distant educational instit... Click here for more details
Interactive ABC Project 2010 Within the framework of the project "Interactive ABC", ABCs in the Latvian, Russian, English and French languages are designed for children starting from the age of 2 years and for everyone who wants to master the basic knowledge of these languages. Children have high inner motivation during this period of infancy (2-4 years); they have natural interest in everything new, ability to concentrate persistently and elevated interest in e-matters. The alphabet of each language depicts all letters (b... Click here for more details
Occupational Language Training for Non-Reading Individuals with Migrant Background Project 2010 Migrants coming to Germany with deficiencies in reading and writing skills are ever more challenged to learn German as a second language than other members of this group. This particular migrant group faces great changes in relation to cultural environment adaptation as to building an economical basis for a self-determined livelihood in their target country. These individuals form the target group for the programme “Occupational language training for non-reading individuals with migrant backgrou... Click here for more details
International Project Week Project 2010 The University of Applied Sciences Nordhausen is awarded the European Language Label 2010 for their annual “International project week” in the course of which lecturers from other European countries conduct specific projects in the areas of engineering, economics, social sciences and culture. The project is an integral part of "Internationalisation at Home" at the University of Applied Sciences Nordhausen. All students are offered the opportunity to acquire a certain amount of international expe... Click here for more details
Ullastina Avik Individual 2010 In 2010 an individual award “The Ambassador of Languages of the Year” was organised in Lithuania. The aim of this award was to select a person, who could encourage youth to study and learn foreign languages by showing his own language learning experience that helped him to achieve success in his professional career. The selection of the Ambassador of Languages of the Year was based on special criteria that included ELL priorities and highlighted the main professional features – creativity, leade... Click here for more details
Class Europe Project 2010 The Class Europe is for students who have finished attending the fifth year of IPSSAR and choose to participate, after the Diploma, to a ten months school/work vocational training at the Regional school UTEC in Marne la Vallée – France. The training period starts on the first September and finishes at the ending of July. Students attend school international groups composed of German, Spanish and French people and follow the programs of the host school. The vehicular language is French. The syste... Click here for more details
English on the Move for Key People Project 2010 "English on the Move for Key People" – Indesit Company, has arisen in response to the need for a teaching approach that would provide an innovative method of learning the English language to replace the commonly used company training format. This new course is specifically designed for the manager “on the move”. Hence, the main feature of the project is flexibility in terms of time schedules and course format; managers can actively participate without interfering with their regular work activit... Click here for more details
How Nature Works Project 2010 Our Friends, the Talking Trees and its CD represent the outcome of a CLIL project on Science and Technology called “How nature works". The purpose of this booklet has been to expand basic vocabulary and grammar structures in the English language in an endeavour to aid pupils in applying the knowledge acquired during their school career and recognizing topics discussed during their Science and Technology lessons. For the project, diagrams linking various ways of describing plants and leaves, focu... Click here for more details
Celebrating Europe! Project 2010 The project is a journey through festivals and traditions of five EU countries (Italy, France, Poland, the United Kingdom and Romania), shown in a multilingual booklet entitled "Celebrating Europe", produced by two classes - II B and E - of the School of Scalea. The disciplines involved were: French, English, Italian, Geography and Citizenship Education, Art and Design, IT. Since the primary objective was to promote awareness of the EU and raise the sense of belonging to it, it was decided that ... Click here for more details
Amazing Europe Project 2010 “Amazing Europe” is a Comenius project which promoted European Citizenship and cooperation between participating countries, and also to share our own culture, art, history and traditions through cooperation between schools, students, teachers and communities from all over Europe. “European Citizenship” was our common ground of research and each school approached this theme by promoting a specific school project, reflecting its own