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1 Project number LLP DE-KA2-KA2NM Grant agreement number / Thematic seminar Raising awareness on cultural and linguistic diversity and language learning Vienna, Austria 6-8th of July 2009

2 Project number LLP DE-KA2-KA2NM Grant agreement number / Youth Sport Trust Linking languages and sport, the Youth Sport Trust has compiled a wide range of projects which can be adapted to suit the needs of all learners. Examples : Linking Japanese with judo at Lordswood Boys Sixth Form: learning technical terms, Japanese ideology and culture with a planned trip to Japan. This has made me see languages in a different light, increased my communication skills and increased my confidence Year 11 pupil. Handball through Spanish at Lymm High School: older students coached younger ones to play handball in Spanish. Spanish is easier when you enjoy yourself Student.

3 Project number LLP DE-KA2-KA2NM Grant agreement number / AMI Ami is a language and culture based, game project played using mobile telephones. In six real-world locations throughout Europe (Bradford, Galway, Toledo, Barcelona, Sicily and Sardinia ) Acts as a guide and teacher - the player is taken on a fictional journey, through the place they are visiting Contains images, animations, audio and interactive elements Encourages learning to take place outside the classroom at a pace suitable to the player.

4 Project number LLP DE-KA2-KA2NM Grant agreement number / Spanglovision Spanish song competition based on the Eurovision Song Contest Spanish songs chosen for groups, the lyrics found and printed and the songs downloaded Songs rehearsed, committed to memory by the groups then filmed. Films edited to produce a video of the best 1 minute of each song. Each student votes for their favourite. 3 finalists emerge – followed by exciting finalist round! Winning tutor group presented with a cup. Spanglovision is fun and therefore motivating - using singing to aid memory and pronunciation.

5 Project number LLP DE-KA2-KA2NM Grant agreement number / Yewlands School NVQ programme The school needed an alternative pathway to increase uptake, motivation and attainment in languages A business languages qualification introduced – since then, the school has tripled its uptake and engaged some of the most disaffected students. Huge incentive is a 2 week trip to Germany as part of the course. Involving work placements, cultural excursions and confidence building tasks and activities. Treasure hunt (to become familiar with the local area), interviews with passers-by, fact-finding missions (e.g. price of tickets for trains/buses, opening hours etc) Pupils learn linguistic confidence and independence through real experience in the target language country.

6 Arsenal Football Clubs Double Club Programme Motivating children via football in French, German and Spanish Runs in schools as after school clubs and during lesson time Aims to raise the confidence and ability levels in various school and education subjects, through teaching resources about Arsenal and football. Resources include: workbooks, games, video clips, teachers handbook, football phrases, dictionary of football (all in the chosen foreign language) plus optional trips to Arsenals home ground. Project number LLP DE-KA2-KA2NMGrant agreement number /

7 Taste The Language The Taste The Language project aimed to promote language learning by using Food and Language Taster Sessions, promoting European languages and food at various locations, such as restaurants, cafés, fairs, shops. During taster sessions, participants could learn a little of the language, whilst sampling the food of the region where the language is spoken. 18 Taster booklets were developed and used as learning materials during the taster sessions. Because of the nature of the project, they reached an audience of non-traditional language learners. Project number LLP DE-KA2-KA2NM Grant agreement number /

8 The Language Café Project number LLP DE-KA2-KA2NM Grant agreement number / Language Cafés provide an informal, supportive environment for language learning. They take place in any publicly accessible social spaces such as cafés, libraries, community centres, college or university premises. They target mainly adult learners (although any age group can participate) offer a non-traditional (i.e. non-classroom) environment for people to meet and practise speaking other languages and share cultural interests. All levels are welcome although Language Cafes are probably not suitable for complete beginners. A start up pack is available. Website:

9 Speech Bubbles Project number LLP DE-KA2-KA2NM Grant agreement number / Website: Speech Bubbles was a Comenius project which ran from 2003 to It was designed to motivate, engage and introduce children to other European languages using television as a medium. Children presented a series of 45 short TV programmes introducing words in nine languages. Each programme had a theme i.e. food, sport, body, greetings, clothes, neighbourhood and was moderated by the children themselves (age group: 8 to 12). All programmes were broadcast on local television channels in Berlin (DE), Segovia (ES) and Stockholm (SE). and through further small scale channels across Europe.

10 L-Train L-Train was a multilingual on-line language contest for young people aged 16 to 21. The competition comprised of 3 rounds: Round 1: Internet game: "on-line" questions in different languages Round 2: Top scorers submitted a written piece or a short video Round 3: Maximum of 2 per country travelled on the L-Train In 2005 the L -Train journey began in Prague on 25th September and ended in on 7th October 2005 stopping in Dresden, Frankfurt, Canterbury and London. The contestants recorded their journey and created raps and short commercial videos in a race to win first prize. Blog style diaries were posted on the BBC Languages site during the journey. Project number LLP DE-KA2-KA2NM Grant agreement number /

11 Project number LLP DE-KA2-KA2NM Grant agreement number / Thank you for listening! This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


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