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Backstage is based on international film and music festivals. The students research the festival world and then use the target language creatively to promote, organise and star in their own festival.

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Histoires sans paroles

The project is aimed at easing the transition between primary and secondary languages. By using picture stories we are encouraging pupils to produce creative and independent spoken work. The pupils have received input on how to use dictionaries, verb tables and phrase toolkits successfully in their language learning which has then been applied to the picture stories.

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Real Communication in Modern Languages

This project has explored the use of video-conferencing between schools in Exeter and schools in France and Germany with 3 focal points: practice for GCSE; discussion of current affairs at AS and A level; links with a local business for vocational languages. Conferences between teachers allowed quick planning meetings.

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These shoes are made for talking

This project uses drama to stimulate real communication, generate spontaneous interaction and increase cultural awareness. Using process drama techniques, pupils and teachers step into someone else’s shoes and ‘become’ someone from another country who does not speak or understand English, with pupils using their imagination to create ‘real life’ scenarios.

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Now You Are Talking

The project seeks to explore speaking skills with specific focus on students’ confidence, fluency and spontaneity in speaking. Its aim is to engage students with a variety of different approaches and to encourage creativity and independence with the target language.

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Talking Signs

Using British Sign Language as a set of existing and uniform gestures, we used the theme of animals to develop a range of responses from children in key stage 1. The objectives of the lessons were drawn from the Primary Modern Foreign Languages Framework.

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Languages Live

Building on our successful collaboration as a Strategic Learning Network, the project aims to engage KS3 students in creative responses to language learning. The focus was on creativity, independence and confidence, developed through a range of home learning projects. The end of the project was a big event called 'Languages Live' where students from all five schools came together to share their work and take part in workshops in a celebration of languages.

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Talking to Learn

This project foregrounds two aspects of learner talk in the target language: planned talk and spontaneous talk, and through the development of new task types engaging with a variety of different contexts and stimuli we aim to improve learners’ confidence and ability in, and creativity with, spoken language.

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