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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 / Our agenda Overview of reports – examples of best practices Workshop - concept of raising awareness on cultural and linguistic diversity and language learning YELL in Vienna activity

3 Project number LLP DE-KA2-KA2NM Grant agreement number / Animal sounds

4 Project number LLP DE-KA2-KA2NM Grant agreement number / YELL – Young Europeans Love Languages Is a Key Activity Languages 2: Networks Aims of our network: contribution to the development of language policies in Europe promotion of language learning and linguistic diversity support the exchange of information about innovative techniques and good practices among decision-makers and key education professionals) adaptation and dissemination products of former projects to potential end-users

5 Project number LLP DE-KA2-KA2NM Grant agreement number / YELL – Young Europeans Love Languages Objectives of our network YELL: to collect foreign language learning concepts (best practice) by using learning contents in other cultural, sport and entertainment activities offered for young and young adult people, making the process of learning enjoyable meaningful, for example: activities in sport clubs, social clubs in order to attract participation and increase motivation to learn foreign languages to create a toolbox containing proposal of introducing language learning in other social, cultural and sport activities directed to young people

6 Project number LLP DE-KA2-KA2NM Grant agreement number / Examples of best practices 50 ways to motivate Europeans to learn languages¹ The study LINGO: Motivating Europeans to learn languages was carried out on behalf of the European Commission, Directorate General for Education and Culture by European Cultural Interactions.

7 Project number LLP DE-KA2-KA2NM Grant agreement number / Examples of best practices Languages in a fairy tale setting Languages: Dutch, English, French, German Storytellers from various countries unite their vivid imaginations, select their favourite fairy tales and narrate them to the audience in their mother tongue Place: Chateau of Alden Biesen Contact: Guy Tilkin Organisation Landcommanderij Alden Biesen Website

8 Project number LLP DE-KA2-KA2NM Grant agreement number / Examples of best practices English for Art lovers Languages: English The participants meet at museums, art galleries and even in artists studios. This change of environment helps to support the learning process. Before each of these visits, the participants research the background of the relevant artist in class, as homework or on the Internet. They then prepare a presentation in English on selected works by that artist and tell the other participants about a certain painting or about certain details in a painting. Contact: Heidi Staschen Hamburger Volkshochschule Website

9 Project number LLP DE-KA2-KA2NM Grant agreement number / Examples of best practices Languages for sale – Multilingual Christmas Market Languages: taught at school Students are asked to bring objects to be sold on the last day of class and other students volunteer to sell the objects. The flea market is then conducted in the four languages that are taught at the centre (English, French, German and Italian), and each participant wears a badge indicating in which languages he or she can communicate. The event finishes with Christmas songs in the four languages. This set of activities is designed to motivate beginners during the first semester of their language classes. Contact: Pierrette Hargoues-Turon Organisation Escuela Oficial de Idiomas de Santander Website

10 Project number LLP DE-KA2-KA2NM Grant agreement number / Examples of best practices Walking and talking Languages: English Nordic walking course for young adults. Participants train together and speak in English Walking in the forest Language: English English course for children, lessons are held e.g. in the forest, children learn names of trees and animals in English. Contact: VHS Cham

11 Project number LLP DE-KA2-KA2NM Grant agreement number / Examples of good practices Developing Language and Cultural Awareness in the Spanish Primary Classroom through Active Learning and Intercultural Dialogue Target language: Spanish the task-based learning includes activities such as writing pen pal letters to schools in Spain, cooking meals from Spanish-speaking countries, drawing cultural maps, investigating interesting facts about languages and inviting guest speakers. The project aims to develop the pupils natural curiosity towards difference and promotes their enjoyment by learning through play. Contact/link: Scoil Mhaolcheadair Lucia Atencia Fernandez

12 Project number LLP DE-KA2-KA2NM Grant agreement number / Examples of good practices German and Polish conversation and meeting evening Target language: German, Polish 2 times in month young people from the neighbour cities can meet, they can know each other better and help each other in language learning Contact/link: VHS Görlitz /

13 Project number LLP DE-KA2-KA2NM Grant agreement number / Examples of good practices Double Club Target language: English, German, French, Spanish Resources based around football and Arsenals players to make language learning fun and relevant. The programme matches 45 minutes of language learning with 45 minutes of football – a real game of two halves! Arsenal FC is well-known for the multi-cultural and multi- lingual nature of its team and coaching staff and is keen to harness this diversity to promote language learning. created modules linking language learning with football and football-related topics, DVDs of high-profile footballers, talking about their lives in their mother tongue. Contact / link: Arsenal Football Club Kate Laurens,

14 Project number LLP DE-KA2-KA2NM Grant agreement number / Examples of good practices Line E Source of language: German The interactive on-line quiz focusing on the European languages Contact / link: Goethe Institute

15 Project number LLP DE-KA2-KA2NM Grant agreement number / Examples of good practices Moodle classroom

16 Project number LLP DE-KA2-KA2NM Grant agreement number / Examples of good practices FunSongs Workshops Target language: English The FunSongs Show is a unique learning experience for young learners of English based on the FunSongs Approach recognized by the Italian, Latvian and Lithuanian Ministries of Education. Expert actors use comedy, original action songs and bilingual puppets (Latvian, Russian and English) to involve up to three classes of young learners in a joyful learning experience. Free downloads of propaedeutic and follow-up materials are provided to teachers both before and after each FunSongs Show. Contact / link:

17 Project number LLP DE-KA2-KA2NM Grant agreement number / Examples of good practices The list of good practices programmes/doc197_en.htm#1 programmes/doc197_en.htm#1

18 Project number LLP DE-KA2-KA2NM Grant agreement number / Thank you for your attention! Aleksandra Sikorska Volkshochschule im Landkreis Cham e.V. – VHS Cham Pfarrer-Seidl –Str.1 Cham Tel 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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