Monthly Archives: December 2011

Our first videoconferences

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One of the most interesting activities held at the end of 2011 was the videoconference between the students from Romania and Turkey.
This was the first time when students saw each other and talked. They also sing specific songs for Christmas or song of the popular artist that they know. They all discovered they have much in common and even they live at thousand kilometers away they share the same joy of singing, speaking a foreign language – English and to know new things about others.
We, the teachers, hope that this first event make our students understand that knowing a foreign language and learning about customs and tradition in other countries is a must be of our days when we can travel around the world.

Christmas Time- Estonia

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Hi to everybody!

Our students made a video about some Estonian Christmas traditions: baking  gingercookies (it’s very popular today in Estonia),  what kind of  handmade decorations possible to make for Christmas tree. And also we decided to show you one Russian tradition, which was very popular during Christmas time – guessing.

http://pimix.com/temp/christmas_traditions.m2ts

Estonian team

The European languages

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There are 6000 languages spoken in the world. And behind each and every one of them lies a rich and diverse culture. On the occasion of the European Day of Languages and getting started with our new Comenius project “A Rainbow Over Europe: Culture, Education, Tradition, Art, History” we organised an event in our school to show other students and teachers how important languages are and what fun can be had learning them.

Each class created a poster about country participating in this project: Romania, Estonia, Turkey, Italy, Spain, Germany, Poland, and Lithuania. Some students were singing songs in chosen country’s language, some were dancing, other had prepared different country’s national dish and served round: Romanian dessert – pastries with cottage cheese filling, Spanish – Pisto (Tomato and vegetable mix), Estonian – Mugikapsas (pork with sauerkraut and boiled potatoes), Italian – pizza…

Getting involved in this project we have a good apportunity to learn more about foreign languages, culture, traditions and to encourage students to learn new languages.

Batakiai Secondary School

Lithuania