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Folk DC presentation webinar

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The Folk DC project is a European Union project designed to motivate young language learners to engage with language learning through using Folk songs, and activities around the songs, in 10 European languages.

You can learn more about the project at: http://folkdc.eu

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Folk DC presentation webinar

  1. 1. London January 2011The project Folk DC has been funded with support from the European Commission. This document 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.
  2. 2. OverviewWhat is FolkDC? A European Union project For young language learners Using folk songs in 10 European languages (20 songs) Activities for language, music, culture
  3. 3. Why Folk songsRepresentative of European cultureMultiple languagesSimple children’s songsEngaging for childrenPossibilities for a wide-range of activities
  4. 4. Open resourcesAutonomous Teacher Training Tool Kit:http://folkdc.eu : Pedagogic guides and instructions (for teachers) Songs in 10 languages (20 songs) Language, music and cultural Activities ICT training for recording and sharing Self-evaluation tools
  5. 5. Outcomes• Acquiring awareness of languages & cultures• Motivation and interest to learn languages and culture• Hearing & singing Less widely used and taught languages (Turkish, Portuguese, Italian, Finnish, Swedish, Czech, Romanian and Romani)• Building awareness & confidence in singing• For teachers, acquiring digital video & audio skills
  6. 6. Engaging Recording and uploading Learn how to digitally record and edit Record your students (audio & video) Share with other schools Join the Wikihttp://folkdc.wikispaces.com Upload, comment
  7. 7. Final concert Sychronious concert in: Featuring:5 concerts •London (UK) •School choirs5 countries •Sastamala (Finland) •Folk singers •Adana (Turkey) •Internet connected10 folk songs •Prahova (Romania) •Live audience •Madrid (Spain) •Internet audience
  8. 8. Folk DCProject EN folk song John John, where have you been all night John John, where have you been all night down in the valley kissing sally, picking up cinders breakin winders, riding donkeys shooting monkeys, Im a boy for kicking up a row row row The song is probably of Victorian origin and refers to the experiences and anticipation of the fair and all its attractions coming to town.
  9. 9. Folk DCProject EN folk song John John, where have you been all night John John, where have you been all night down in the valley kissing sally, picking up cinders breakin winders, riding donkeys shooting monkeys, Im a boy for kicking up a row row row The song is probably of Victorian origin and refers to the experiences and anticipation of the fair and all its attractions coming to town.
  10. 10. Folk DCProject Finnish folk song Lempon koira (Finnish) Lempo´s dog (English translation) Lempon koira mettaan mennee Lempo´s dog is going to the forest Kipi kapi kipi kapi - kotia tullee Kipi kapi he comes home Kipi kapi kipi kapi - kotia tullee Kipi kapi he comes home Lempon kissa mettään mennee Lempo´s cat is going to the forest Sipu sapu sipu sapu - takasi tullee Sipu sapu she comes back Sipu sapu sipu sapu - takasi tullee Sipu sapu she comes back Lempo itte mettään mennee Lempo himself is going to the forest Rupi rapi rupi rapi - ruajana tullee Rupi rapi he comes creeping Rupi rapi rupi rapi - ruajana tullee Rupi rapi he comes creeping Lempon koira is an ancient Finnish ‘Kalevala’ metrical chant. There are many onomatopoeic uses in the song. This traditional way of singing has changed in the last two centuries. It is still a living tradition in lullabies, and songs for childrens games. It was sung around the Tampere Region of Finland.
  11. 11. Thank you for your interest• Website: http://folkdc.eu• Wiki : http://folkdc.wikispaces.com/ Facebook :https://www.facebook.com/pages/Folk-DC-Digital-Childrens-Folksongs-for-Languag YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/user/FolkDC2011

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