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Chain Stories - European Union Language Project


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Chain Stories is a European Union funded education project to motivate the learning of languages in early language learners (8 to 12 years).

The project works through children 'intercomprehending' the text of a story written by other children in one of the Romance languages. The project is open to schools across Europe that use a Romance language as the native language of learning.

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Chain Stories - European Union Language Project

  1. 2. French Italian Portugueses Romanian Spanish The Chain Stories European project is an innovative project designed to motivate young children,to learn languages. The project asks 5 schools in each of the 5 Romance languages, to write a story together. Each school has to 'Intercomprehend' the language of the previous chapters, and then write their continuing chapter.
  2. 3. A Portuguese teacher said - I’m really surprised with the interest and the adhesion of the children to an activity as complex as this. The project has been piloted with very positive results
  3. 4. The project has built a website were schools can create their own Chain Stories.
  4. 5. Schools can make a chain of schools, decide on stories, complete a project and upload results. On the website all the documents and tools needed to complete a Chain Project can be found.
  5. 6. The Chain Stories European project is an innovative project designed to motivate young children,to learn languages. On the website all the help you will need can be found. Here is an example: What is a coordinator and why? How to join a story How to see and view documents How to use the messaging system Using the forums Select Select Select Select Select
  6. 7. The students said: <ul><li>The class for me was spectacular. </li></ul><ul><li>I adored, it was fun, was great . </li></ul><ul><li>I think that it was completely great, very funny. </li></ul>
  7. 8. The teachers said: <ul><li>We saw better scores among pupils </li></ul><ul><li>They were so enthusiastic that they continued the class over the allotted time . </li></ul><ul><li>Less fear of trying languages. </li></ul><ul><li>When children are motivated they can achieve the unthinkable. </li></ul><ul><li>The barriers between languages are not so high. </li></ul>
  8. 9. and finally, a Chain Story, in five languages: The Prince of Stars by Euroed School, Iasi, Romania Centro De Educação Integral, Oporto, Portugal Scuola Primaria “Don Milani” - Bustighera di Mediglia, Milano, Italy Primary class CM2, Cadaujac, France and Escuela Primaria San Juan de la Cadena, Pamplona, Spain
  9. 10. It is a beautiful spring evening. On a dark blue sky thousands of stars sparkle just like glow worms. The moon looks like a swing abandoned among them. Cristian, dressed in his rabbits and carrots pyjamas, is looking through a picture book. Just then, the Prince of the Stars and Cristian appeared by magic. The Prince has The Friendship Star in his hands. ‘ Well Done Maltazar! My congratulations. I would like you to have The Friendship Star. Let’s all celebrate together! ' together! '
  10. 11. To see much more, please register on the Chain Stories website. You will be able to see how you too can take part in the Chain Story project.