The idea of the project ‘Sharing resources for teaching languages’ was to establish a community of teachers from around the world who wanted to work together specifically to help teach each other’s languages. It has been exciting getting to know so many of you and of course the project is still open and we would love more countries and more languages to be represented. As teachers have contributed and shared resources and ideas, new projects and different ideas have emerged. I thought it would be a good idea to start to move resources out of this area and into new, more specific projects which could be linked off this page. This page will eventually become the index for all the other projects and the mailing list and means of letting people know about new language projects within the family of projects. We have started some projects which are intended to give resources and cultural context for teachers to teach about specific things such as animals, school, or school dinners. These projects are essentially for teachers to share ideas and resources which can be used in class. Other projects are more suitable to be browsed directly by the children, such as vocabulary pictures in more than one language or the hello page project. Finally, there are projects where teachers of a language from many different countries can share ideas and resources with each other, and where eventually maybe children learning the same language from many countries can talk to each other. Please do contribute a section in your own language, or contact me for more information,
Lots of the things which our children create and which we display on the walls could be useful for teachers in other countries for teaching language and also for seeing what classrooms look like in other countries. We could either photograph display with captions, or film it with a commentary.
Les élèves écrivent des histoires d'animaux en français en s'inspirant de l'album d'Eric Carle Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see ? que les enfants ont étudié en Anglais. Les histoires produites par deux, seront illustrées. L'idéal serait d'y ajouter une bande son. Des histoires semblables peuvent voir le jour dans d'autres langues. Children are writing stories in French, inspired by Eric Carle's book, Brown bear, brown bear what do you see ? They're working in pairs and they'll illustrate their stories. Ideally, we can add a recording. This could be done in any language and use in a class as a resource for teaching.