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Title of the Project
Certamen de teatro en inglés y francés Estrangis ATIFE - ATIFE
Brief description
ATIFE is an association in Córdoba, Andalucía that promotes language learning through the use of theatre and drama by organizing a competition amongst primary and secondary schools. Each school selects a play to perform at their school and videos the results. A jury judges the results and prizes are awarded. All the videos are posted to the blog and a DVD is created.
Target Language
English, French
School Education
Further Information



The project was made to help students in their L2 learning process. Using French and English as a way of developing their creativity through performing plays.


There are many, most of them related to the development of the 8 basic competences established in Primary and Secondary education.


A contest was the excuse to have a great time celebrating the learning in a multicultural and multilingual framework of two foreign languages: English and French. Each year, a group of teachers reevaluated what have been done and made the necessary changes to improve it.


There is a clear consistency of the results with initial plans and with the expectation of the end users.

*There was a great deal of participation.
*From a provincial contest, it developed into a regional scenario in which all provinces from Andalucía took part
*Clearly, it was an original and innovative project, and many people followed the idea which can be transferrable in many ways, formats, and perspectives, depending on the time, materials and ITC you have.

Why the European Language Label?

Our initial expectations are just to learn much more from other people who are doing interesting really valuable projects. This is what we aimed to get from this experience.

Activities following the award of the European Language Label

It could spread and improve the project according to the resources we already have.

Assessment of the Impact of the European Language Label

To keep learning, innovating and collaborating among areas of knowledge.


Consistency with European Policies in the field of Language Learning

The project enhances quality of language teaching, due to the focus on speaking in a foreign language in public, encouraging student to develop their skills in a foreign language. It also helps to create communicative and intercultural bounds, focusing on evaluation of performance of language teaching and learning and recognition and validation of language skills acquired through performing plays in a foreign language, English and French.

The way of performing in English, make people to improve their knowledge in computer science if they want to create “special effects”.

People learn how to put in someone else’s shoes through drama. Everybody has to work as a TEAM in which if an element fails, the rest is “deeply touched”.

It promotes being helpful and teamwork: if people aim to improve their jobs, and it promotes cultural acceptance and intercultural bounds with the contents of the plays, as we used to have one category called: INTERCULTURALITY, clearly promoting multilingualism.

The project also focuses on a long life learning teacher training, and it also promotes new approaches to language teaching and learning using ITC when creating the backstage of the performances.

The project follows the lines of Common European Framework of Reference in language, creating teaching material for the learning of English, French, and other languages.

Consistency with European, National and yearly priorities

Language education through this kind of initiative helps students to feel self-confident when communicating and this self confidence will help them in the future to access better jobs.

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Date: 2014.10.20

Posted by Maria (Romania (Prosper ASE))

Message: Very interesting and innovative project! I think it can be adapted to other sectors, ie. adult education, vocational education and even universities. I will try to create some class activities inspired by this project!

Date: 2014.01.08

Posted by Carlotta Zocchi (Italy)

Message: Hi everybody. I am Carlotta and I teach English in middle schools. My students are aged 11 to 14 and I think the idea of teaching English with the organization of a theatre show is very good. In my school we organize a theatre performance every year but this year I will propose to organize a show, or maybe a part of it, in English so as to put in practice the use of the language. I am studying the videos of the performances of the other students so that it can be an inspiration. Thank you for this.

21 December 2014

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