After taking a career break to bring up my four children, I returned to teaching to find that students’ attitudes to learning languages had changed and that there was more technology in the classroom.
MFL teachers always go that extra mile to motivate their students and I was no exception. I was looking for ways for my students to practise their language skills by interacting with French students and I needed to embrace the new technology. Just at that time, eTwinning was launched. I got involved in eTwinning right from the start and have never looked back!
Co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme, eTwinning is managed by the British Council in the UK and offers a free platform for European teachers to communicate, collaborate and create projects. It also offers a range of professional development opportunities.
My ‘Featured Group’ on the eTwinning site, ‘On s’amuse en classe FLE’, allows teachers of French as a second language from around Europe to communicate and collaborate online in French. The 3,000 members share resources and ideas, as well as taking part in online chat and learning events.
The resource I’ve created, 20 steps to successful eTwinning, will help you to set up your own project with a partner school in Europe.
Here’s an extract from this resource:
You can see all 20 eTwinning steps in the resource below.
If you are interested in setting up links with a partner school in Europe, you can also find more information on www.etwinning.net.