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Title of the Project
Pride and Prejudice
Brief description
During the project we were trying to develop the language skills of our students, which we achieved thanks to work in multinational groups. Students were given the task, which was divided into two parts: the first part was focused on preparatory work and the second part usually took place during the project meeting. Students had to present, promote, explain and defend their ideas. Of course, they had to use plenty of techniques such as presentations, blogs, use of Excel or Word processor, filming or acting skills. All the outcomes resulting from the mentioned activities will be used as supporting material for the final product which is the creation of the curriculum for the optional course. The optional course is divided into modules and each module deals with activities helping overcome stereotypes.
Czech Republic
Target Language
School Education
Further Information



The project involved nine schools across Europe. Starting in 2009, students from 12 to 18 years old at Ostrava's Gymnáyium Hladnov a Jazyková škola created a course for their school called "Pride and Prejudice: Overcoming Stereotypes" in which they fought stereotypes through presentations, films, online questionnaires, sketches and creating dictionaries - all in English.
The students broke the prejudices and stereotypes they sometimes had thanks to the meetings, four visits to four countries, where they had to work in multinational groups on a given task.
This project had students learning to use English as a means of communication, which meant they managed to get rid of the fear of making mistakes. Coming from a different background, the participants expressed their feelings and suggestions in different ways and had to learn to tolerate each other.


To help students develop language skills through work in multinational groups;
To fight prejudice and overcome stereotypes resulting from different cultures and backgrounds.


The first year of the project focused on national stereotypes, whether positive or negative. Students worked on many materials, including dictionaries, films, sketches, etc. The second year focused on stereotypes associated with employment again dealing with a number of materials such as brochures, filmed jokes, etc.


Creation of didactic materials that can be applied either to a separate workshop, or that can serve as a support material for teaching English.


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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Date: 2014.10.02

Posted by Raya Stanachkova (BG)

Message: A good idea for work in multicultural groups provoking young people to think outside of the box and overcome stereotypes and prejudices while learning English.

21 December 2014

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