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

Music and language are connected in ways that are both deep and profound, from their acoustic properties to their role in human social learning. The integration of musical activities in language learning has the potential to enhance knowledge and skill in both curriculum areas. In addition, learning new languages through enjoyable musical activities can promote motivation for learning and enrich cultural understanding. Building on materials, ideas and activities designed and collected in collaboration with teachers from ten European countries, this course offers practical experience in creatively linking music and language learning. The activities explored in the course are designed to support the development of musical skills, as well as listening skills, speaking, pronunciation, intonation, and plurilinguistic/pluricultural awareness.

This course is jointly organised by Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Edinburgh and it will be held in historic Canterbury. The city offers many additional cultural and musical opportunities beyond those provided in the course. The World Heritage site consisting of Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine’s Abbey and St Martin’s Church give a glimpse of the city’s historical significance. The beautiful Kent countryside and coast provides wonderful fresh produce for visitors to sample, such as locally brewed cider, beer and oysters from Whitstable. Musical entertainment is provided by the Gulbenkian and Marlowe Theatres as well as dedicated music venues The Ballroom and Folk in the Barn. This course offers a superb opportunity to share experiences with colleagues and experts from around Europe. For more information please go to: www.emportfolio.eu
TRAINING AIMED AT PARTICIPANTS RECEIVING :
A COMENIUS GRANT (SCHOOL EDUCATION)

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

LLP OR SOCRATES PROJECT NO. : 502895-2009-LLP-DE-COMENIUS-CMP
IN-SERVICE TRAINING IN THE FIELD OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES
THE TRAINING IS
  IN LANGUAGE TEACHING METHODOLOGY
MAIN LANGUAGE: English
OTHER LANGUAGE/S USED DURING THE TRAINING:
French
German
Spanish
LANGUAGE VERSION(S) IN WHICH MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED:
English
SCHOOL AND PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION
Primary
Teachers (Pre-school, primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs)
Teacher trainers
INSTITUTION ORGANISING THE TRAINING
Canterbury Christ Church University (with the University of Edinburgh)
North Holmes Road
CT1 1QU -
Canterbury
United Kingdom
www.canterbury.ac.uk/education
 
Patricia Driscoll
+44 1227 782814
+44 1227 785761
education.languages@canterbury.ac.uk
Helen Audsley
+44 1227 782814
+44 1227 785761
education.languages@canterbury.ac.uk
FULL DESCRIPTION OF TRAINING CONTENTS
IN THE LANGUAGE OF THE TRAINING: (EN)
Visit the www.emportfolio.eu website for more information and online materials.
Try out some EMP activities in advance of the course, and bring your reflections with you for discussion.
Please bring with you at least one activity which you feel integrates language and music learning.
Bring a local / national song to share at the conference.
The overarching aim of this course is to discover new creative connections between music and language teaching and learning. Participants will be introduced to the European Music and Language Project and its supporting materials.

The objectives of this course are to:-
o enhance participants' understanding of how to integrate language and music in education
o highlight the benefits of integrating music and language for primary age children
o develop participant competence and skill at integrating language and music
o support independent and autonomous learning
o enhance intercultural awareness and competence by learning and sharing from each other
o introduce teachers to the EMP pupil portfolio, handbooks and website, with sample teaching and activities.
o Support teachers in developing creative ways into music and languages teaching.
The course includes training workshops, informal discussions and presentations involving different media and a variety of teaching and learning techniques. It seeks to inspire rather than just provide a set of prescriptive recipes. The underlying principles of the course are
to celebrate primary pedagogy (holistic learning and skill development) and provide appropriate hands-on learning experiences and opportunities for creative expression. It
builds upon participants’ knowledge, skills and understanding by encouraging on-going interactive contributions and critical reflection.
After the course, participants should be able to:
• use music pedagogic techniques and principles to support language learning
• use language pedagogic techniques and principles to support musical competences
• increase confidence and self-awareness of their learners in music and language learning
• document their own activities appropriately for publication on the EMP website
• use the EMP website to share experiences and network with other teachers in different European countries
• identify further opportunities for continuous professional development.
 
PROGRAMME OF THE TRAINING ACTIVITIES (DAY BY DAY)
Day 1 Tuesday 19th June
14.00 – 15.00 Registration and formal welcome.
15.00 – 16.30 Ice-breaking activities
16.30 – 18.30 Session 1 Introduction to the key principles of the EMP. Exploring experiences and sharing sample activities.
Evening: Social /cultural activity in Canterbury.

Day 2 Wednesday 20th June
9.00 – 12.00 Session 2: Integrating language and music: principles of research, practice and progression.
13.30 – 17.00 Session 3 Teaching creatively. Responding to the environment through language and music . Use of multi-media to develop a teaching resource.
17.30 Evensong in Canterbury Cathedral

Day 3 Thursday 21st June
8.30 – 10.00 Session 4: Making cultural connections with languages and music.
10.00 – 12.00 Session 5: Use of ICT to support integration of language and music. Critical exploration of websites. Introduction to use of EMP website.
12.45 - 16.00 Session 6: Visit to a local primary school.
16.30 – 18.00 Session 7: Comparison of national setting in primary education
Evening. Informal social gathering

Day 4 Friday 22nd June
Session 8: Practical activities and strategies from EMP. Opportunities for meeting local teachers and national figures in language learning.
9.00 – 10.00 Keynote and publishers of primary education resources.
10.00 – 12.30 Practical workshop 1& 2
12.30 – 1.30 Meet publishers of primary education resources.
1.30 – 2.15 Workshop 3
2.15 – 4.00 Cascading and sharing good practice.
Day 5 Saturday 23rd June
9.00 – 10.30 Session 9: Reflection of activities as a teacher and as learner.
10.30 – 12.00 Session 10: Developing and enhancing EMP core activities.
13.30 – 17.00 Session 11: Engaging individual children, groups and whole classes with the European Music Pupil Portfolio.
19.00 Conference Dinner with live music
Day 6: Sunday 24th June
9.00– 12.30 Session 12: Intercultural celebration: around the world in song.
13.30–15.30 Plenary & course feedback
 
TYPE OF CERTIFICATION OF ATTENDANCE AWARDED
Certificate of attendance
 
Certificate of attendance
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