Our project Practical Learning English through Multimedia and ICT (PLEMICT) should help to improve our methods and skills in the field of teaching and learning English through programming presentations in Smart Notebook programme, use of information and computer technologies and creative work with multimedia. Nowadays, we feel a great change in priorities of students. We find very difficult to motivate the students for learning. The intention of this project is to reunite needs of school education, preparation for international language exams (e.g. Cambridge exams) and preparation for national final secondary education exams. In this project we would like to make the students learn actively by searching for suitable information on the internet and in books preferably in English, creating presentations in English and learn to recognise actively the most important rules of English grammar.
The targert group of this project are students of the first classes of our schools, who would form three creative groups of 20 students in each country. During three years they would make presentations of following topics:
-Introduction of involved students,
-Our political system, lifeslyle, rules, polite an impolite behaviour in our countries
-Our lifeslyle, feasts and celebrations in our country
-Our schools and hometowns and their places of interest
-Our capital city and its places of interest
-Our countries and its places of interest
-Our national cuisine
-History of our countries
-Famous scientists and inventors of our countries
-The most important personalities of our history
-Culture in our countries: famous books, theatre plays and films and their authors
-Sports in our countries, the most important sport events
-The most famous sportsmen of our countries
-Famous firms through the history of our countries and now
-Famous politicians the history of our countries and now
For each topic the students in cooperation with their teachers should send to their partners 10 presentations of at least 6 slides each . The texts of these presentations with specific information about our countries should be adapted for learning English language. These presentations should consist of reading and use of English exercises without the keys of level B1 or B2 of Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). By work on presenting their countries and getting more and more information about our partners, their way of life, their schools, countries and history the students will not only learn the language in a natural way. The students will prepare naturally (by thinking about English language rules) for international certificates of the language.They will be forced to read much more than only at school lessons and they will compete with the other partners, which will motivate them to work as well as they can.
During the next 2 month period the answers should be sent back by the other partners with a short assessment. The assessment will mark each presentation from A(the best work in the file) to D (not so interesting or accurate work). Students with the beat results will get a small reward.
As the timetable shows, the project will be divided into three periods according to three school years of the project.
These periods will consist of training, exchange of materials and presentations, meetings and dissemination work months.
Competition meetings should revise mostly the specific information which the students have learned about the partner countries.
So they should be concentrated on realia.
At the end of the meetings and at the end of each period will prepare dissemination activities, project expositions, project posters, presentations for primary schools and special schools for disabled children and organizing competitions and performances for other schools s in our countries