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Improving the quality of foreign language teaching
Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

When British Junior started 2009, we had around 250 pupils. The schools profile has always been to give our pupils an early introduction into the English language. Another goal has been to create an international collaboration with schools in English speaking countries. Primarily we are looking for inspiration in how to best teach English as a second language. Furthermore we would also like to get inspiration of nwe methodology and acess to new material to be used in our school. The schools mission for internationalization is connected to the Swedish Curriculum, in which understanding of cultural diversity is of great importance. This reflects our school because we are a multicultural school with around 30 different languages. Our aim with internationalization is for staff and pupils at British Junior, to widen their knowledge and understanding of our world and to get extra motivation to pursue lifelong learning and sustainable development. Another aim for our participants is to increase and develop their language skills and give them possibility for personal development. We also see a great opportunity in learning more about other schools systems and their teaching methods. The number of participants will be 8, who all teach English. During these six years we have grown as a school and are now about 700 pupils between ages of 6 to 16. We have also o preschool with children from 0-6 years old. Totally we are about 120 employees. The teachers will get to go to the partner school to job shadow a teacher in that age group as our teacher self- teach during their stay in England. Everything for the educator to develop their language learning and practical methodology in teaching English and creativity in the classroom. The teachers will also include knowledge about British culture when they are in england. Also as an extra bonus the participants have an excellent opportunity to develop their own ideas and troughts with participants from other European countries. We expect the courses to expand our participant´s knowledge in and about how to best teach English. By becoming more secure in English, the participants will raise their classroom techniques, their vocabulary and hence the quality of their teaching in English. We also believe that connecting with other teachers from different countries and learning how they teach, will ancourange our participants to try different ways to teach English. The participants will encourange and give advice to our other teachers at British Junior based on their new skill and knowledge. As we see it the advantages of this project will make British Junior's staff and pupils realize that Sweden is a part if the EU. Also that through good knowledge in English, we have the whole of Europ as a possible place of employment and a means influence the work around environment and other common areas we have within the EU.

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