As I mentioned in a previous post, my school is involved in the Comenius Project which is a two year project led by the European Commission with the purpose of exchanging cultural experiences, improving language learning, creating greater literacy, improving digital educational content and services among students from Romania, Turkey, Spain, France and Latvia.
In the next two years students and English teachers from the mentioned countries will travel to each country to see how each school implements these goals. The overarching theme of our Comenius Project is “A Healthy Student is a Smart Student”. As the first country to host the groups, Romanian English teachers- along with the support of other teachers- put together a serious of events to showcase Romanian culture and Romanian Education System. In addition, several session were held to decided on a logo and mascot for the project which were designed and created by the students of each country, possible technology projects, means of communication, ways to improve culture exchange between countries’ classrooms, teaching techniques, Romanian students performed a short play in English on ways to improve eating habits, and the guest were also showed the surrounding area.
Since the Comenius Project just started this fall (lucky me) I will continue to work with the students on workshops and will have the chance to travel to the other countries to further discuss the development of the program.
I was really impressed by how well our students were able to discuss, in English, way to improve eating habits. I’m so proud of them because I know how stressful it is to give a presentation in a foreign language and let alone remember all the lines to a play. They made me proud :).
Now, we have to start working on the Halloween Party!