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Un bagage linguistique et des outils pédagogiques pour une ouverture des élèves sur l'Europe.
Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Kergroës primary school, located by the sea in a rural area, in south Brittany has 136 pupils from 2 to 11 years old supervised by 6 teachers.The pupils start learning English at the age of 6 years old and carry on for 5 years until they get to the Secondary School.We can notice a lack of fluency in understanding and speaking in English. The pupils have, therefore, some difficulties in getting involved exchanging ideas.Focus on oral communication, stimulating curiosity, strengthening memorization and self-confidence are objectives of the educational team to make our pupils improve their English. That is why our project is to enlarge language skills and educational tools to expose our pupils to another European culture.In our school, 5 teachers are qualified to teach English. Two of them have been chosen because of their different educational level (beginning and end of elementary schooling) and their complementary experiences in a living language.They will therefore be able to specify, during their stay in England, the school needs, defined in advance by the whole teaching team.Our main objective is to improve the pupils’ language skills and to set up innovative and interdisciplinary projects that will rely on the bank of authentic documents collected during the stay in the United Kingdom.During the two weeks in Oxford, the participants will be able to improve their English level during the international group sessions, the classes about methodology around non-linguistic subjects and daily immersion in english-speaking families. Beside the lessons, they will have the opportunity to collect genuine documents and to immerse themselves into the British Life style.Regular exchanges with pupils and colleagues will create a dynamic and will increase everybody's curiosity and interest in different cultures throughout the world and in particular Europe.The knowledge acquired the other side of the channel will come to life when the colleagues return to the school and will put together a sound library as well as a documentary fund that will be used by all the teaching levels. A restructuring of progress in English language learnings will bring more consistency, connection and cohesion to our teaching.Oral understanding and language structures will be the main axis to strengthen communication.Moreover, using English language in an interdisciplinary way will reinforce language immersion through a systematic and regular training.Digital tools will be used to create thematic reports, sound documents and new games in English.These works will be exploited within classes but they will also be displayed to families and local institutions during thematic sessions about languages. Thanks to them, the exchange already started with a British school and future exchanges through the recent twinning of the town with Ireland will become easier.In the short term, the teachers expect to reach CECRL B2 level.For the pupils, the target is that every one reaches the level A1, by the end of their primary school.Diversified and frequent communication situations will permit to give the language a contextual dimension, to make sense and to appropriate skills so that the pupils could be responsible for their success. A regular and motivated involvement of the pupils will therefore be one of the criteria to be tested.The enlargement of the pupils’ cultural horizon will have an influence on their open-mindedness. The aim of introducing this European dimension will have a strong impact on the pupils at the secondary school and will encourage them to explore the world.
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