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The place where we live

Posted in 12/07/2017 by Agnieszka Tyminska
Poland / Gimnazjum z Oddziałami Dwujęzycznymi nr 93 im. Księżnej Izabeli Czartoryskiej (Secondary)

The place where we live

From 2015 to 2017, The Duchess Izabela Czartoryska No 93 Lower Secondary School with bilingual classes in Warsaw took part in the Erasmus Plus project: "THE PLACE WHERE WE LIVE!".

The project was carried out in a EU partnership coordinated by the school from Romania:

  1. Liceul tehnologic “Sfantul Pantelimon” – the coordinator;
  2. Scoala Gimnaziala nr 92, Romania;
  3. Gimnazjum z Oddziałami Dwujęzycznymi nr 93 im. Księżnej Izabeli Czartoryskiej, Poland
  4. Agrupamento de Escolas de Canedo, Portugal;
  5. Pascal Greek School Lemesos, Cyprus;
  6. Städtische Realschule Broich, Muelheim an der Ruhr, Gerrmany;
  7. Istituto di Istruzione Superiore "P. Carcano", Como, Italy;
  8. LSA Technology and Performing Arts College, Lytham St Annes, UK.

The main objectives of the project were:

  1. to develop students’:
    • communication skills in English;
    • use of ICT;
    • ability to work in groups;
  2. to raise the European identity;
  3. to increase understanding and appreciation of the European values and cultural heritage;
  4. to engage students with learning disabilities and at risk of early school leaving;
  5. to develop more attractive didactic tools;
  6. to revise and improve the professional profile of the teachers involved;
  7. to promote the transnational dissemination of good practice and innovation in education.

Since September 2015, the students and teachers took part in mobilities to Bucharest in Rumania, Limassol in Cyprus, Mülheim an der Ruhr in Germany, Porto in Portugal, Lytham St Annes in the UK and to Como in Italy.

The school coordinators met in Romania at the beginning of the project to get to know each other and to discuss the activities and their schedule in details. At the end of the project they met in Italy where they summarised the two-year work. Next meetings involved students and teachers. They worked in multinational teams to learn together about history, to collect materials in order to prepare the school calendars, presentations, ebook, tourist guide and cookery book.

After coming back home, the students met every week and edited the project blog, prepared the posters, elaborated materials for future meetings and results.

The teachers exchanged ideas about teaching, educational materials, managing the classroom and organising school work. They took part in workshops on modern teaching techniques, use of innovative tools, informal education outside the classroom. They also had, observed and discussed lessons. The result of their work is a manual with a set of didactic materials ready to use in lessons after the end of the project.

All the participants visited interesting places, learnt to use ICT tools, worked on presentations together and communicated in English.

At the end of the project Gimnazjum 93 organized a summative conference dedicated to Erasmus Plus projects and the possibilities they create for the students and the schools and teachers’ development.

The project activities can be followed on the blog, website, Facebook funpage and eTwinng platform.

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Why choose English Matters

  • Multiple destinations: Wimbledon, Oxford, Worthing, Leeds, Dublin ...
  • Home stay or residential accommodation.
  • Extensive activity programme (excursions, cultural visits, social event, etc.)
  • Small international groups.
  • Qualified teachers with wide experience in Cambridge and Trinity examinations (B1, B2, C1, C2).

They already did it

"This experience was really positive, “fantastic”! I met many nice teachers and I learned so much...I hope I could participate to another course of that kind!..."  See more
(Sophie, France)

Partner Institutions:
Trinity College DublinUniversidad de JaénFundación Másfamilia

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