THE INITIATIVE PROMOTER’S PERSPECTIVE
Language skills do not just benefit footballers. It’s also an ability required by many people in our modern international world. There are personal advantages, but also the understanding of other languages is a big step to understanding another culture, and therefore a means against xenophobia and racism.
Improve language skills related to a specific domain, ie. football, in order to increase mobility, to motivate a certain target group of learners, to increase cultural awareness and therefore a means against xenophobia and racism.
Learners'motivation is very easy to foster when they are really interested in the specific domain focused.
The best strategy to evaluate the project's impact are the contributions to the project blog. Also, teachers from all over use the site with their students.
Multilingual radiospots, interviews and podcasts(available for download on the project's website). They are broadcast by stations all over Europe and can also be played in football grounds before matches and at half-time. The spots present a football atmosphere in a multilingual, context, with phrases and statements from football stars on languages, sports, and intercultural cooperation.
Posters and postcards with football phrases in different languages (which can also be downloaded or ordered).
confirmation for the originality of the theme
The project website continues to be accessed by old and new users in different languages
Benefits for the initiative having received the ELL: recognition of the high level of quality for the project and for its activities and products.
Impact of the initiative following the awarding of the ELL: more participants involved in the project, more initiative, more quality in the activities and in the products that are obtained.
Creativity in the key-word. If target groups are interested in a certain subject, language learning and improvement comes naturally, during and after the project lifetime.
THE NELLIP NETWORK’S PERSPECTIVE
The project is consistent with the current policies. It is focused on learning through task based activities, it aims at improving specific languages skills which can help in case of mobility. It also involves a cultural dimension and collaboration in a multicultural team).
The project is consistent with the European, National and yearly priorities.
It provides added value, it motivates the students and the teachers to improve their language skills, it is original and creative.
THE NATIONAL AGENCY’S PERSPECTIVE
The project is creative; it complies with all the criteria for ELL assessment.
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