SEPTEMBER 2017

The third Learning, Teaching and Training Activity took place in Klaipėda, Lithuania.

     

Project meeting in Klaipeda, September 20th-27th, 2017

  On the first day of the Project meeting, the Project partners from Greece, Spain, the United Kingdom, Turkey and Hungary were warmly welcomed by the mayor of Klaipeda, who encouraged an immediate conversation open to issues of concern.

  

At school, the pupils of elementary classes welcomed the guest teachers. Project partners from six countries participated at open English, Lithuanian language, Music, Theater and other lessons. Teacher Christina Tsouroula (Greece) gave the 4th grade Lithuanian students lesson of Greek, applying ININPRO methodology. Students were enthusiastic and showed interest in participating at the lesson, although they didn't have any previous experience in learning Greek. Colleagues from partner schools watched the lesson, which was filmed as a tutorial material.


 

   

International Conference

“First Steps in Teaching Foreign Language”

Friday, September 22nd 2017 – Klaipeda Vite basic school, Lithuania

PROGRAMME

 

Time

Content

10.00 – 10.10

Opening speeches

10.10 – 10.40

“More Involvement, More Learning” ,

Miglė Ogorodnikovienė,  Area Manager for the Baltics   Oxford University Press

10.40 – 11.20

"They will always remember how you made them feel",

Renata Ivaščenkienė, expert teacher of English, Šilute Žibų primary school

11.20 – 12.20

„Bilingual Educational System in Aragón, Spain: Living Two Languages“,

Christina Vouros, teacher of English in CEIP MONTECANAL school, Zaragoza, Spain

12.20 – 13.00

Lunch break

13.00 – 13.20

"Kinesthetic Methods of Teaching":

A Game "Active Words", Inga Jaunienė, teacher methodologist of English, Klaipėda „Versmės“ progymnasium;

A Game "Jump and Memorize", Gražina Gimbutienė, teacher methodologist of English, Klaipėda „Versmės“ progymnasium

13.20 – 13.35

„Usefulness of Integration to Start Teaching English“

Daiva Buknienė, senior teacher of English, Klaipeda Tauralaukio progymnasium

13.35 – 13.50

„Teaching English to Young Learners“,

Olga Lupan, teacher methodologist of English, Klaipeda„Gabijos“ progymnasium

13.50 – 14.10

“The main aspects of CLILiG (Content and Language Integrated Learning in German)”

Jurgita Kupšytė – Karbauskė, senior teacher of Mathematics, Klaipeda Vite basic school

14.10– 14.40

Round table discussions, conclusions

An international conference "First Steps in Teaching Foreign Language" organized by Vitė Basic School convened a group of speakers both from Lithuania and Project partner countries. English teachers from different Lithuanian schools shared their experience in teaching Enlish as the first foreign language, presented the most successful teaching methods and games. An informative report was delivered by the guest from Spain, a teacher of English, Christina Vouros, who presented the experience of bilingual teaching at Ceip Montecanal school. All speakers emphasized the importance of learning a foreign language through active teaching methods, taking into account pupils' abilities and experience. Symbolically, the Project meeting coincided with the European Day of Languages. On this occasion, senior pupils and class teachers invited foreign guests to a school event, where they presented all the countries involved in the project and their official languages. All participants had to learn as many words or phrases as possible in an unknown language. We also recalled the "language" of animals, which sounds different in all countries. We all once again became convinced that foreign language knowledge is a huge asset, opening the door to an endless journey of life.

During the Project meetings essential questions were discussed, such as final products of the Project (methodology files and tutorial films, vocabulary), Project website issues, forthcoming activities etc.

Klaipėda Vitė Basic School organized meaningful activities for the participants of the project - the guests visited the Curonian Spit, Palanga, the Cold War Museum in Žemaitija National Park, and became acquainted with the history of Klaipėda Old Town.

 

 

The moments of Project meeting in Lithuania      

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bu7FqLyJnVc

 

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