- A curated selection of quality project plans developed by the participants of the online course Language Learning in eTwinning projects.
Democracy in our life
In this project the students from 2 European schools will collaborate on the topic of democracy. They will brainstorm vocabulary related to the meaning of the word and they will express their ideas as to what it means to them in their everyday life. Moreover, they will learn about Human Rights, Civil Rights and Children’s Rights by reading texts and listening to relevant information. The texts will be excerpts from an authentic literary text by a well-known and acclaimed novelist and will provide them with the opportunity to be exposed to new vocabulary. Throughout the project, the students will work in mixed groups and will use IT tools in order to communicate and collaborate. The project will be presented to the rest of both school communities during a celebration of Europe Day.
Author: Vicky (Paraskevi) Florou
Our cooking journey through different countries
This eTwinning project is designed for 8th graders, aged 13-14 years, who learn German as a foreign language in Greece and it is related to the seventh unit, "Enjoy your meal!", of their coursebook. In October, the first month of the project, students will create an introduction video of themselves for the students at the other schools (writing, reading, listening and speaking skills). Then, all students will „meet” via a videoconference so that they can get to know each other, practicing at the same time their speaking skills. In November, the students of every participating school will be separated into transnational groups of four, design a logo for our project and vote for our final common logo. In December, the students will design for each other digital Christmas cards as well as a digital collage with Christmas customs of their country (exchange of cultural information, language skills). In January, students will sing a karaoke song in German related to „food” (speaking and listening skills) and play a digital vocabulary-quiz game (new vocabulary). In February, students will search for traditional recipes of their country and write them down on Google Slides to create a joint cookbook (e-book) with traditional recipes of each country participating in the project (writing and reading skills). Then, they will use an interactive poll (Mentimeter) to write down the new food-vocabulary from the recipes (creation of a word cloud, writing skills). In March, the learners will finally create a cooking video in which they will cook in class a traditional recipe from their country implementing the new gained vocabulary (speaking and listening skills) and present their video to the other students in a videoconference. After each activity, students will fill out a reflection questionnaire and in the end of the project, they will answer an evaluation questionnaire of the entire project.
Author: Elena Artopoulou
Historical and archaeological sites, special days, food, local traditions, music, etc. constitute a great potential for cultural tourism. The main objective of the project is to communicate with partner schools across Europe, share information and learn about each other’s cities and cultures. Ultimately, students will create a joint e-guide using online tools. The project will be conducted in English, which will enrich children’s vocabulary related to culture and tourism, and it also blends with Geography and History, the knowledge of which will be needed in terms of gathering the necessary material for the e-guide.
Author: Evangelia Papadopoulou
Opening Minds – A fabulastic Travel Guide (Story)
The project “Opening Minds – A fabulastic Travel Guide (Story)” is a dynamic, comical and virtual trip through different cultures (e.g. Portuguese/ German) presented in German. This topic relates to the curriculum topic – Holidays and Travelling. Students will make use of their German skills to research and discover (contrasting) habits, traditions, clichés and stereotypes between both Germans and Portuguese cultures. Through conducting interviews, writing postcards, video conferencing, etc. students will share experiences and gather information on cultural clashes. As an end result these findings will be collected and put together in a Lisbon Travel Guide (E-Book) with pictures, drawings and audio tracks in German. The “Fabulastic Travel Guide” could begin like this: Imagine “Hans” (German man in his 50s) is visiting Lisbon, Portugal. Although Hans is travelling to an unknown country, he brings his own German habits and traditions and expects everything to be just like at home, in Berlin. He orders his morning coffee (meaning he thinks he orders a mug!), but unfortunately, he gets a kind of a “drop-full-expresso” – For the Portuguese people he orders something like a “tea flavoured coffee” as German coffee is just not strong enough. Hans wants to ride a bike like he daily does in Berlin, however after 3km he gives up as he is truly exhausted, because in Lisbon there are 7 hills...
Author: Bárbara Lopes