İA MI ME IMPORTA!
 
İ A MI ME IMPORTA! Making Language Learning Relevant for the Weans
RELEVANCE <ul><li>The  most  important of the design principles for the future of languages in our schools. </li></ul>
Why do I have to do this, Sir! <ul><li>Can you justify languages as a core subject in the curriculum? </li></ul>
<ul><li>Name a skill adults regret not having when they are older……. </li></ul><ul><li>Our survey said…… </li></ul>
X
Playing a musical instrument 24!!
But is it the top answer????
Speaking a foreign language 68!!!! TOP ANSWER!
<ul><li>Other Answers </li></ul><ul><li>Tapdancing  3 </li></ul><ul><li>DIY 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Lying 2 </li></ul>
Making the language relevant… <ul><li>Enthusiasm of staff </li></ul><ul><li>Messages that, “this is important” </li></ul><...
Examples <ul><li>All signage in the school is in both languages (Including the lavvies)  </li></ul><ul><li>Posters with ke...
Simple Interdisciplinary inserts <ul><li>Citizenship week  Trading Trainers  set in Latin America </li></ul><ul><li>Fairtr...
<ul><li>Twinning with Francisco Tárrega School in Vila-Real </li></ul><ul><li>Work Experience Initiative with Catalonian G...
Exchange Visits with Francisco Tarrega School in Vila Real
Contact with Spanish celebrities/heroes Marc Crosas da una entrevista al Ogilvie
Amposta Students Work Experience Awards
 
İUn beso fatal!
Orust <ul><li>Orust es una isla al  </li></ul><ul><li>oeste de  Gothemburgo.   </li></ul>
En mi tiempo libre suelo ver la wrestling.
<ul><li>En wrestling hay </li></ul><ul><li>grupos, Smackdown,  </li></ul><ul><li>RAW, ECW y TNA. </li></ul><ul><li>Hay muc...
The measurement of a broad education…….. <ul><li>Depth </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Application </li></ul>
Principles of the Language and Literacy Os and Es  <ul><li>I enhance my understanding and enjoyment of other cultures and ...
Listening to the voice of the pupils Video-clip
Pupil Entitlement International Education <ul><li>We believe </li></ul><ul><li>Our emphasis on real people, cultural links...
Pupil Entitlement International Education <ul><li>We believe </li></ul><ul><li>Through friendships, educational visits, cu...
Pupil Entitlement International Education <ul><li>We believe </li></ul><ul><li>The future success of Modern Languages lies...
But remember……. <ul><li>RELEVANCE </li></ul>
Spanish School of the Year?
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Presented by Eddie Morrison, John Ogilvie High School, at Unlocking the Potential (May 2010)

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¡A mí me importa! – Making Language Learning Relevant to the Weans

  1. 1. İA MI ME IMPORTA!
  2. 3. İ A MI ME IMPORTA! Making Language Learning Relevant for the Weans
  3. 4. RELEVANCE <ul><li>The most important of the design principles for the future of languages in our schools. </li></ul>
  4. 5. Why do I have to do this, Sir! <ul><li>Can you justify languages as a core subject in the curriculum? </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Name a skill adults regret not having when they are older……. </li></ul><ul><li>Our survey said…… </li></ul>
  6. 7. X
  7. 8. Playing a musical instrument 24!!
  8. 9. But is it the top answer????
  9. 10. Speaking a foreign language 68!!!! TOP ANSWER!
  10. 11. <ul><li>Other Answers </li></ul><ul><li>Tapdancing 3 </li></ul><ul><li>DIY 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Lying 2 </li></ul>
  11. 12. Making the language relevant… <ul><li>Enthusiasm of staff </li></ul><ul><li>Messages that, “this is important” </li></ul><ul><li>Immersion in the daily lives around the school </li></ul><ul><li>Exploiting every possible opportunity to lift the language into the lives of the pupils </li></ul><ul><li>Making them connect the language learning to their personal lives </li></ul><ul><li>Making human connections which are valuable in themselves </li></ul><ul><li>The language learning is done without them realising that is what is happening </li></ul><ul><li>Exploiting the benefits of the technological age </li></ul><ul><li>“ Tuente”, MSN, skype, video links, </li></ul><ul><li>Relevance to their lives as young people </li></ul>
  12. 13. Examples <ul><li>All signage in the school is in both languages (Including the lavvies) </li></ul><ul><li>Posters with key messages are in both languages (Bullying) </li></ul><ul><li>Posters in PE are ONLY in Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>Information about uniform policy, cafeteria menus, </li></ul><ul><li>Numbers and geometrical shapes in Maths classrooms </li></ul>
  13. 14. Simple Interdisciplinary inserts <ul><li>Citizenship week Trading Trainers set in Latin America </li></ul><ul><li>Fairtrade partners from a Chilean Co-operative </li></ul><ul><li>Seismology focus on Chilean earthquake </li></ul><ul><li>“ Yo no digo nada” (Numeracy and languages) </li></ul><ul><li>Los Mundiales (Maths, Spanish, English, PE, Geography) </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>Twinning with Francisco Tárrega School in Vila-Real </li></ul><ul><li>Work Experience Initiative with Catalonian Government </li></ul><ul><li>E-pals link with Colegio Torpa School in Gothenburg, Sweden </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraging use of MSN, “Tuente” video links, skype </li></ul>
  15. 16. Exchange Visits with Francisco Tarrega School in Vila Real
  16. 17. Contact with Spanish celebrities/heroes Marc Crosas da una entrevista al Ogilvie
  17. 18. Amposta Students Work Experience Awards
  18. 20. İUn beso fatal!
  19. 21. Orust <ul><li>Orust es una isla al </li></ul><ul><li>oeste de Gothemburgo. </li></ul>
  20. 22. En mi tiempo libre suelo ver la wrestling.
  21. 23. <ul><li>En wrestling hay </li></ul><ul><li>grupos, Smackdown, </li></ul><ul><li>RAW, ECW y TNA. </li></ul><ul><li>Hay muchos titolares. </li></ul><ul><li>Los que han tenido titolares </li></ul><ul><li>Van a Wrestlemania. </li></ul><ul><li>Allí se puede partidos </li></ul><ul><li>Importantes por ejemplo, </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Money in the bank, </li></ul><ul><li>Ladder match, Extreme </li></ul><ul><li>rules. </li></ul>
  22. 24. The measurement of a broad education…….. <ul><li>Depth </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Application </li></ul>
  23. 25. Principles of the Language and Literacy Os and Es <ul><li>I enhance my understanding and enjoyment of other cultures and of my own and gain insights into other ways of thinking and other views of the world (Modern Languages) </li></ul><ul><li>I develop skills which I can use and enjoy in my work and leisure throughout my life (Mod Lang) </li></ul><ul><li>Develop my understanding of what is special, vibrant and valuable about my own and other cultures and their languages (Literacy) </li></ul>
  24. 26. Listening to the voice of the pupils Video-clip
  25. 27. Pupil Entitlement International Education <ul><li>We believe </li></ul><ul><li>Our emphasis on real people, cultural links and the actual practical use of the language by pupils lifts the language off the pages of a book and into their real life experiences and so gives the language meaning and purpose and relevance and importance </li></ul>
  26. 28. Pupil Entitlement International Education <ul><li>We believe </li></ul><ul><li>Through friendships, educational visits, cultural exchanges, work placement opportunities and e-twinning our pupils realise that learning a language is the gateway to other friendships, families and cultures which will enrich their lives now and into adulthood </li></ul>
  27. 29. Pupil Entitlement International Education <ul><li>We believe </li></ul><ul><li>The future success of Modern Languages lies in the genuine personal interest of pupils and in their belief that the study of languages is relevant to their lives and can open doors to other cultures and people </li></ul>
  28. 30. But remember……. <ul><li>RELEVANCE </li></ul>
  29. 31. Spanish School of the Year?

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