Category Archives: europe

UkEdChat guest blog post.

At about 1130am on Friday I was contacted and asked by UKEDChat if I wanted to write a guest blog post about the impact Brexit could/will have on language learning. I didn’t write it straight away for several reasons not least that I didn’t actually have time until very late that night to think. When […]

Love the future – competition to attend Nobel Prize giving!

Thanks to REAL (The European Network of Language Associations) for drawing my attention to the following; The European Union has launched a drawing and writing contest for 8-24 year olds, in partnership with the European Youth Forum. The four winners will be invited by the Presidents of the European Council, the European Commission and the […]

Report on Foreign Language Learning in Europe

An interesting report on Teaching Languages in schools across Europe was published a few days ago. Key Data on Teaching Languages at School in Europe 2012 is a joint Eurydice/Eurostat publication, produced in close cooperation with the European Commission. The report is based on four main data sources: Eurydice, Eurostat, the European Survey on Language Competences […]

El pasado no cuenta

The Adidas advertisement featuring the Spanish ‘selección’ have the message El pasado no cuenta – Todo vuelve a empezar. The past doesn’t count. It’s all starting again. Which it is! And then they made another, with a similar message, but pointing out that La Furia Roja actually won in their away kit at the World […]

Challenging perceptions and stereotypes

One of the aspects of our Comenius Regio project that I have particularly enjoyed and that has given me great pleasure is the change in perceptions about being ‘foreign’ and by extension different. Although pupils at WCPS are bright, and have had some contact with children in Spain previously, many still thought that every town […]

eSafety in virtual spaces Pt2

During the session on eSafety in virtual spaces, we were shown a video clip from the European Union’s Safer Internet Day (February 10th) resources. Really interesting and powerful. You can check out all the resources here and read more about blocking online bullying.

Spring Day for Europe 2008

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s e-mail from CILT about Europe Day (see yesterday’s post), today I received a message from Pamela Powers at the European Parliament about Spring Day in Europe; Spring Day in Europe was set up to promote learning and debate about the European Union in schools. As 2008 is the European […]