PARTNERSHIPS AND RESULTS IN COMENIUS, LEONARDO DA VINCI AND GRUNDTVIG
National Agencies

2008-1-GB1-COM06-00643

Springboard to languages

Comenius multilateral partnerships

PARTNERS
  • United Kingdom
  • Germany
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    ORGANIZATION Coordinator

    Bar Hill Community Primary School

    TYPE OF ORGANIZATION

    Primary school

    ADDRESS

    Gladeeside, Bar Hill – Cambridge

    CONTACT PERSON

    Lin Whyte

    Springboard to languages

    The partnership will promote the learning of foreign languages by primary school pupils and awaken and broaden their knowledge about and respect for the people of other countries. The international language Esperanto will be taught to groups of pupils in the three schools as an 'apprentice' language: pupils and staff will communicate internationally mainly via Esperanto, but will also learn elements fo each of the partners' languages, especially in relation to the planned visits and the 'product' (a 'musical'). S2L encompasses cross-circular work: it has special importance in the development of language awareness in the mother tongue and in foreign languages, but it will also make contributions to maths (reinforcing the concept of number, carrying out simple manipulations), geography (promoting awareness of the EU, partner countries) and citzenship (belonging to and representing ones own country, being a visitor abroad, roles as host and guest, respect for 'other') Esperanto stimulates creativity, and pupils will enjoy a range of activities: creating texts and illustrations (paper and screen) to exchange information on the six major topics (language, country, culture, traditions, town, school); creating 'props'/backdrops/national costumes for the playlets used in the course; singing and acting for the final DVD-product.

    RESULTS
  • United Kingdom
  • Germany
  • Act 1, Scene 1: Language — "Nun Ni Komprenas", a play about mutual understanding

    — rehearsed in home countries, performed together during trip to the UK. — 1st performance: full school assembly. — 2nd performance: at dinner for parents, staff, and invited VIPs. — the play features animals "speaking" different "languages", but finding a path to mutual understanding in the end. Play provided by associated partner of the project, the Esperanto Association of Britain.

    LANGUAGE(S)

    English

    AUDIENCE(S)

    Pupils, Teachers, Parents

    PRODUCT TYPE

    Printed material

    AVAILABILITY

    Directly downloadable

    COPYRIGHT

    Yes