This project’s goal is to have the students acknowledge the environmental issues. To do so, two contests are organized: a science-fiction short stories writing competition; a tournament of debates performed in English between pupils from 3 schools from France and Italy. These contests have two dimensions: linguistics and citizenship. By using the theme of the environment, the contestants have been able to use 4 disciplines (English, Geography, Science and Arts) and contact organizations sponsored by the UN (the Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Food Program and the International Fund for Agricultural Development). All in all, this project illustrates the methods of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) promoting the use of foreign languages as the students had to use one all year long.
Consistency with the European policies in the field of language learning