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Title of the Project
W.A. Mozart und L. van Beethoven in der Schule
Brief description
The project aimed at developing creative writing skills (lyrics of the songs etc)

Coordinator:
Vilniaus Mikalojaus Dauksos vidurine mokykla

Henrieta Kozan; Kristina Daraskeviciene

Vilnius

Tel: +370 5 2343084

mdauksa@centras.lt
Country
Lithuania
Year
2005
Target Language
German, Lithuanian
Sector
School Education
Further Information

THE INITIATIVE PROMOTER’S PERSPECTIVE

Background

The idea of the projects was to integrate art into language lessons. Music helps avoid tension, it motivates and fosters creativity. Besides, the project was a chance to reveal and implement teachers' creativity. kūrybinio potencialo realizavimas. ip ją “nuskausminti”. O muzika čia tikra pagalbininkė. to encourage students’ creativity, to educate specific language skills, to motivate self-confidence and to develop after-school activities related to German language and music learning.

Objectives

-to famiriarise students with lives of most famous German composers in a non-traditional way, to develop their creativity and team spirit

Approach

According to H. Kožan the project was most beneficial to all the parties involved: students, teachers, school administration

During the projects students created self-sealed lyrics in the style of hip-hop, they were learning how to work in a group, how to express their own thoughts, how to communicate with teachers and other students.
By "singing" Grammar patterns and texts, students managed to memorize the complicated German patterns without stress, although before that they considered German grammar most complicated.
The project coordinators mention the following methods: reading fiction sources, ICT, creative writing, individual and group work, asociogramms, mind-maps, free interpretation and improvisation.

Results

The project created a collection of lyrics / music and the concert programme, that was used on several occasions
Originally the project focused only on W. Mozart's work, but later on, on the students' initiative, it "grew" to include Beethoven's music.
Teacher felt satisfied by the language progress of their pupils
The final seminar - concert/workshop in the National library of Lithuania.

Why the European Language Label?

The team was happy with the results and decided to make the innovative way to develop language and general communication skills known to a bigger audience.

Activities following the award of the European Language Label

Awards were given to teachers and students
the project was presented nation-wise

Assessment of the Impact of the European Language Label

Added to the profile of the participants - teachers and pupils

Recommendations for future applicants for the ELL

The most important thing - to shoose the topic that would interest students / pupils

Share your innovative ideas;

rely more on the pupils initiatives

THE NELLIP NETWORK’S PERSPECTIVE

Consistency with European Policies in the field of Language Learning

fosters non-traditional ways of learning / teaching
raises the level of language and communicative competences of school students

Consistency with European, National and yearly priorities

Promotes leaning of languages and interest to other cultures

THE NATIONAL AGENCY’S PERSPECTIVE

Motivations

Promotes culture and languages in a non-traditiona engaging way

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21 December 2014

Audio- video presentation of the NELLIP project

An audio- video presentation of the NELLIP project has been created and made available in the Information section of the NELLIP portal. To access the presentation please click here: http://nellip.pixel-online.org/IF_intro.php.