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Title of the Project
Das Kindergartenjahr in Tschechien, in der Slowakei und in Deutschland
Brief description
The main activity of this project is to exchange letters among partner kindergartens and their teachers and children. The project is intended for creation of language friendly environment in the pre-primary school and its aim is to sensitise children to other languages, to make children more open and tolerant towards others and to motivate children for language learning. Every month each partner school writes a letter about school life, events and habits, about children at school etc. One part is written in the mother tongue and other in a foreign language. Teachers read children letters, which they have received and teach them songs, saws and main words in German/Slovak.
Czech Republic
Target Language
German, Slovak
School Education
Further Information



The project is a good example of how to teach children from an early age greater sensitivity towards foreign languages, how children learn about other countries, customs and cultures, even through separated by hundreds of kilometers which makes actual exchange abroad of such young children almost impossible.


Familiarization with different pedagogical methods and forms of work in preschools;
Comparing different pedagogical principles for work in kindergartens;
Getting acquainted with the culture, traditions and folklore of various countries and regions;
Knowing the differences in cultural traditions, celebrations, etc.;
Developing knowledge about urban history, territory, culture and the arts in different countries;
Finding and getting to know different ways and possibilities of expression by preschool children: music, movement, facial expression, verbal - based on experience.


The core material in international cooperation is regular exchange of letters between children and teachers. Children are introduced to each other at the beginning and through their experiences they connect to their friends abroad. They write about what is happening at school, what they play, what holidays they celebrate, what activities there are in kindergarten, etc. Afterwards teachers and children read together the letters that come and talk about them. Children and school teachers learn interesting songs, rhymes, games, listen to German children's songs from a CD. Gradually, they expand the vocabulary of children in Czech and German.


Developing in children a relationship to languages as well as quality listening skills that they will use when learning a foreign language in the elementary school and later in life.


Consistency with European Policies in the field of Language Learning

The project is in consistency with the current policies in the field of language learning because it is directed towards promoting new approaches to language teaching and learning as well as enhancement of the quality of language teaching.

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21 December 2014

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