Hanban, China's official public institution for Chinese Language, offers a week's professional development trip to China for UK head teachers. This is an opportunity to network, establish a Chinese school link and inspire your school to learn Mandarin. [ Ow.ly Link ]
Hanban Chinas official public institution for Chinese Language offers a weeks professional

China Bridge for UK schools

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Has your school submitted their application to host a Language Assistant in 2017/18 yet? The process couldn’t be easier – simply get the go-ahead from your school’s head teacher and complete the online application form on Schools Online by midnight on 31 May:
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Learn more about Chinese language and culture in our Primary Education Pack [ Ow.ly Link ]
Learn more about Chinese language and culture in our Primary Education Pack

Year of the Rooster

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Travel grants are available to visit your partner school in Germany, to work on an oceans and rivers project, 'Plastic Pirates'.
For this collaborative Citizen Science Project, "Plastic Pirates", you'll be working alongside your German partner school.
By collecting plastic in rivers and on the coast and entering the data into a database your students are making a real contribution to the...
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Travel grants available for UK school groups | British Council

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Bring Colombian culture and language to your classroom with our new #WorldVoice songs [ Ow.ly Link ]
Bring Colombian culture and language to your classroom with our new WorldVoice songs

Debajito de la Palma

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Calling all UK schools: Apply to host a French, Spanish, German, Italian or Mandarin-speaking Language Assistant before 31 May. Employing a Language Assistant will bring energy and new ideas into your school, allowing students to benefit from up-to-date cultural knowledge, guidance with tone, accent and pronunciation, and build up confidence along the way:
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Learn how British Council Core skills training can give you the tools you need in an ever changing world [ Ow.ly Link ]

Core skills training

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How many hours do Language Assistants work and who pays their salary? What kind of funding support is available to UK schools? We’ve got all your Language Assistant queries covered, simply head to our website to find out everything you need to know about hosting one in 2017/18. Applications close 31 May.
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Hosting a Modern Language Assistant can help to challenge myths and contribute towards greater intercultural understanding in the classroom – watch this video to find out how employing two French-speaking Language Assistants helped Kettlethorpe Higher School in Wakefield to improve their students’ understanding of other cultures and the world around them.

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This week we meet Anne Marie. For her, Connecting Classrooms international partnerships offer students exposure to the world and provide exciting opportunities to broaden horizons. Find out how you can help get your students inspired here: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Want your students to experience the vibrancy of Hong Kong, taste the unique culture of East-meets-West, and learn some Cantonese? Supported by the British Council, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in London is organising a competition for Year 12 and 13 students to win a place on a summer school programme at a Hong Kong university. Deadline is 2 May 2017 [ Bit.ly Link ]
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Make instant changes to how pupils engage in your classroom by signing up to a fully funded Connecting Classrooms course today: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Grow your skills as a teacher and learn more about professional development with this new online course starting today [ Ow.ly Link ]
Grow your skills as a teacher and learn more about professional development

Becoming a Better Teacher - Online Course

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Antonella has been involved with Connecting Classrooms for years now and has seen the programme play a pivotal role in attracting top teaching talent to her school. Find out how Connecting Classrooms could transform your school’s working culture here: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Join the quest to find the eTwinning 'Prism Of Inclusion'.
Participate online, solve the riddles, and win prizes for your class.
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Join the quest to find the eTwinning 'Prism Of Inclusion'
From day one Connecting Classrooms has the ability to improve how pupils engage and learn in the classroom. Despite using the programme for a short time Charlotte is already noticing how the programme benefits her teaching career.
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From day one Connecting Classrooms has the ability to improve how pupils

Connecting Classrooms

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Did you know that German is the language with the most native speakers in Europe? Or that Spanish is spoken in 21 countries?

Unlock the door to another language and culture by hosting a Spanish, German, Italian, Mandarin or Irish-speaking Language Assistant in your school in 2017/18.

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Want to win tickets for your students to travel Europe?
eTwinning's 'Move2Learn, Learn2Move' initiative could help you do just that.
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This week we have been speaking to Catherine who notes how easy it has been to integrate Connecting Classrooms into her school’s curriculum.

Regardless of your students age there is no better time to help expose them to the world beyond the classroom: [ Ow.ly Link ]
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Sustainable Development Goal 2 of ‘zero hunger’ may still be far from fulfilment, but promoting critical exploration of the issues in schools helps us get closer to making it a reality!

Turn the lesson ideas in our Zero Hunger resource into a thought-provoking, collaborative school project with cross-curricular reach and international impact:

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Zero Hunger

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