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TITLE OF THE TRAINING ACTIVITY
IN THE LANGUAGE OF TUITION
European Music Portfolio - a creative way into languages

The idea of European Music Portfolio Project is to
- benefit young learners, primary teachers and teacher
trainers
- train and support primary teachers in their foreign
language teaching skills through music and musical
activities
- support musical learning and training
- motivate pupils to learn languages and musical skills
- provide the opportunity for teachers from different
countries to learn about other European cultures
TRAINING AIMED AT PARTICIPANTS RECEIVING :
A COMENIUS GRANT (SCHOOL EDUCATION)

TYPE AND ORIGIN OF THE TRAINING:
COURSE
(training resulting from an llp or previous socrates project (comenius, lingua, grundtvig, minerva))

LLP OR SOCRATES PROJECT NO. : LLP No. 502895
IN-SERVICE TRAINING IN THE FIELD OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES
THE TRAINING IS
  IN LANGUAGE TEACHING METHODOLOGY
Bulgarian
Croat
Czech
Danish
Dutch
English
Estonian
Finnish
French
German
Greek
Hungarian
Icelandic
Irish
Italian
Latvian
Lithuanian
Luxembourgish
Maltese
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Slovak
Slovenian
Spanish
Swedish
Turkish
MAIN LANGUAGE: English
OTHER LANGUAGE/S USED DURING THE TRAINING:
French
German
LANGUAGE VERSION(S) IN WHICH MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED:
English
German
SCHOOL AND PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION
Pre-Primary
Primary
Teachers (Pre-school, primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs)
Teacher trainers
Headteachers/principals/managers of schools/organisations offering adult education
Other, namely: students for primary teaching and Kindergarten
INSTITUTION ORGANISING THE TRAINING
Landesinstitut für Schulsport, Schulkunst und Schulmusik
Reuteallee 40
71634 -
Ludwigsburg
Germany
http://www.emportfolio.eu
 
Adelheid Kramer
0049 711 279 2457
0049 711 279 2460
adelheid.kramer@gmx.de
FULL DESCRIPTION OF TRAINING CONTENTS
IN THE LANGUAGE OF THE TRAINING: (EN)
From a very early age children make sounds, murmur, sing, move around and dance in a very natural way. They communicate in their “music language” which can be regarded as pre-verbal communication. As they get older, they develop their mother tongue using these pre-verbal musical elements.

Brain research in recent years has confirmed a deep and profound relationship between music and language learning. Also, research indicates that small children are already capable of learning foreign languages. Moreover, listening, perceiving, imitating and creating are basic skills in both language and music.

The goal of the Comenius Project “European Music Portfolio: A Creative Way into Languages” is to integrate musical activities in primary foreign language education. This learning approach can reduce language barriers and help social integration. It can also nurture self-confidence and self-expression and improve intercultural understanding.

ore hints for preparation will be given on the website shortly
Objectives of the training course:

- musical activities (movement, rhythms, raps, poems, rhymes, melodies, songs, playing
instruments) that can be used in foreign language eduction

- musical skills

- theoretical background

- best practice examples

- teacher’s materials, a website and e-learning platform with ‘good practice’ examples
demonstrating the use and benefit of music in foreign language teaching

- Pupil’s version of the “European Music Portfolio: A Creative Way into Languages”

- ideas for train-the-trainer courses

The contents of the training course is being developed in the Comenius projects
Methodology to achieve the integration of musical activities in primary foreign language education:

-introduction in using musical activities in primary foreign language learning education

- training of musical skills

- how to “musicalise” primary foreign language (movements, dances, Rhythms, raps,
rhymes, poems, melodies, singing songs, playing instruments, being creative, composing,
leading groups, conducting etc.)

- best practise examples ; examples of intercultural learning

- introduction of the “grid” as a means of memorizing

- introduction of teacher’s handbook

- creating own examples and presenting them to the members of the training course

- introduction and use of the e-learning platform

- introduction of the Pupil’s Music Portfolio

- ideas for a train-the trainer course

- evaluation of the trainer course


Follow-up steps:

- further communicaton on e-learning platform (moodle):
Discussions with trainer and partners of the project as well as teachers from all the
partner countries and from the training course. Contact to coordinator
- further training example and best practise activities on e-learning platform
- self-evaluation of lessons via moodle
 
PROGRAMME OF THE TRAINING ACTIVITIES (DAY BY DAY)

18th Januar 2012
Introduction: musical activities that can be used in foreign language education
Music as means of non-verbal communication:
Description of adjectives, pictures, emotions in music – individually - in groups
Presentation to the group

Sightseeing walk through the music academy (famous baroque monastery)

Training of musical skills
working with your voice (singing, talking), with your body (dancing)
with instruments (own instrument, Orff instruments, etc.) and making sounds

“Musicalization” of a foreign language: good practice examples
Production of own examples
Presentation to the group
Discussion on the examples and on intercultural learning

Singing songs and producing texts (raps, poems)
Intercultural exchange on teaching in early childhood education

19th January 2012
Training of musical skills
Introduction of the “Grid” as means of memorising
Discussion on Music and language methodology

Introduction of the teacher’s handbook (on moodle):
Theoretical and active part
How to work with the core activities
Production of own examples in groups and presentation to the group

20th January 2012
Training musical skills
Introduction of e-learning platform and how to use it for
Exchanging ideas, communication (in the follow-up period)
e-learning platform as a means of further training
Production of own example and putting it on moodle
Introduction of pupil’s music portfolio – collection of own ideas
Good practise examples for the pupil’s music portfolio and how to work with it
Concert in Academy

21st January 2012
work with school children from the area (European Music Portfolio)
workshop with teachers from the area (train-the -trainer-principle)
Singing with songs from the different countries

22nd January 2012
Own activities
Information, ideas, structure, realization of train– the –trainer- courses in the countries
Follow up steps
Evaluation



 
TYPE OF CERTIFICATION OF ATTENDANCE AWARDED
Certificate of attendance including description of training content and time input
 
Certificate of attendance including description of training content and time input
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