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Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The Primary School for Communication Impaired Pupils in Lučenec is an organizational part of schools for students with hearing impairments in Lučenec. The school has boarding facilities for 207 pupils who are educated from the preparatory class up to 9th grade and guided by 70 teachers. There are pupils with special educational needs at school. The academic success of these children is influenced by many factors - specific difficulties of children, their relationship to school, intrinsic motivation to learning, but also by teacher ´s personality and approach. "We do not want to be good, we want to be better" - is the name of our project developed under the Erasmus + Program. We have selected courses at Bell Teacher Campus (Language and Methodology for Younger Students, Language and Methodology for Older Students) because their contents and objectives correspond to our requirements and meet our expectations. Two teachers, special educators, they have a certificate at Level B2 of the European Framework of reference for Languages (CEFR). The teachers teach English at the 1st and 2nd stages and are willing to further education, expand their knowledge, acquire new skills and thus contributing to the qualitative change of school and the development of pupils´ skills. Our goal as well as necessity is improving the foreign language teaching at school. Stay in an English speaking environment contributes to the improvement of communication skills of teachers and consequently of pupils. It also helps teachers and pupils learn about the culture, customs and traditions of the country. The realization of the project will improve the teacher professional competencies and skills for work, foreign language learning of children with impaired communication skills and children with disorders of activity and attention. Our experience, skills contribute to the transformation of traditional school to modern one where pupils are happy and parents too. Expected results and benefits of the project: Participants will receive new knowledge, skills, they will also broaden their horizons by learning new trends in teaching, using of ICT, and will improve their professional and linguistic competence . Teachers will gain experience, establish contacts, partnerships with colleagues from other European countries. All this will contribute to their personal growth and improvement of their teaching. They request recognition of credits for the completed education abroad. Their acquired experience can also be used for applying for the second attestation of teaching staff. Enthusiastic teacher, who is passionate about his work, transmits joy and the pupils learn foreign language easier, peacefully and in a playful way. Academic success of students is improved by applying the methods and forms of work promoting active participation of students in teaching and it contributes to more successful adaptation of pupils after shifting them into an ordinary school. It also contributes to the positive feedback from parents, school teachers in the region, where pupils return and strengthens positive assessment of our school by parents, teachers and the school management. All teachers will benefit from the obtained materials provided by the participants. Teaching foreign languages and also of other subjects will be improved by elaboration of methodological guide that will help eg. beginning teachers, new employees as well as experienced teachers. It will contribute to the overall improvement of the teaching process, spread the reputation of teachers and the whole school. Our activities will mainly be addressed to teachers who can use the provided materials placed on the website "Staffroom" for preparation of their lessons. Pupils can also use the materials that can be motivating in learning languages. Articles in local newspapers will focus on promoting the project and its results, promoting our school, the results of our work and be intended for the general public. Articles in Teachers Newspaper and Language and Literature will provide information on Erasmus +, completion of the course, its results and they will be mostly dedicated professionals. The project means an opportunity for post-course dissemination of good practice for other teachers at local and national level.

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