Tuesday, 8 May 2007

Links and Learning Opportunities Within Europe

Whether North-South, inter-faith or inner-city-rural areas, linking is definitely the new buzz word in the Education circles here. An article in The Times even stated today that "Twinning could heal racial divide".

What fascinates me is that despite the strong political emphasis on the need to develop links, the role of developing foreign languages skills to strengthen those links is often sadly overlooked. Is this another case of "English is enough"?

However, there is growing evidence, to be found on the global gateway website, for instance, that more and more schools are taking part in international projects with more being granted the International School Award.
An award event held at the NCSL Conference Centre in Nottingham from 1-3rd June will also reward schools which have recently taken part in the e-twinning scheme.
To keep updated about the scheme, which supports European collaborative school projects using ICT, check the website and blog at http://www.britishcouncil.org/etwinning

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