Teaching language through art
Teaching language through art
This interactive course gives language educators the opportunity to develop their language teaching skills in an international environment. Participants will have workshops and brainstorming sessions which focus on using works of art as a tool in language learning classroom. In addition to classes and workshops led by expert facilitators, the course includes visits to cultural spaces and museums, with time to explore and find inspiration.

The course takes place in Venice, Italy. The city is incredibly international with a wide range of cultures represented in the artwork displayed.

The course focuses on giving educators lots of practice in art and language integrated learning. Teachers will walk away from the course with new methodology, 4+ completed lesson plans, and new international connections; tools which can immediately be brought back into their second language classroom.
AVAILABILITY: PLACES STILL AVAILABLE. COURSE CONFIRMED

DATES: July 27 - August 1, 2020

DURATION: Six days

TUITION FEE: 660 EURO

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 5th, 2020

PARTICIPANT IDENTIFICATION CODE (PIC): 897756535

LANGUAGE:
English

LOCATION: Palazzo Michiel, Strada Nova, 4391, 30121 Campo Santi Apostoli


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+39 320 245 06 31

EMAIL US:
study@europeanculturalacademy.eu
OBJECTIVES
Educators will have a greater understanding of the following:

  • Using art in language learning
  • Inclusion and diversity
  • Content and language integrated learning
Educators will become more comfortable developing activities and lessons that incorporate works of art in their language learning goals. Educators will work collaboratively to develop lesson ideas as a group.
IMPROVE KNOWLEDGE AND GET TANGIBLE SKILLS
  • Knowledge of the most relevant museums and cultural spaces in Venice
  • Capability to design lessons that highlight content through art in various disciplines - practiced in four lesson plans
  • Acquire knowledge and competencies that you can transfer to your own practice through facilitated materials and support from the course leaders
  • Master new methods and tools to achieve student success
PROFESSIONAL NETWORK
Networking and hands-on opportunities to continue communication with other course participants and school colleagues towards common international projects.
PARTICIPANT PROFILE
WHO CAN JOIN?
Educators working with students in a language learning capacity. One institution can send up to 20 participants per course.
"Art helps us see connections & bring a more coherent meaning to our world."

- Ernest Boyer
Each day participants are introduced to a new activity or topic in the morning, then in the afternoon they are divided into working groups and tasked with collaborating as a group to create second language lesson plans. By the end of the week, educators will have four lesson plans of their own.

Day by day schedule coming soon.
Interested? There are 2 ways to join the programme at ECA:
Option 1
Apply for Erasmus+ funding to cover all the expenses for the course
APPLICATION DEADLINE - February 5th, 2020. Registration and funding via your school.

Your school can apply for Erasmus Plus funding to cover tuition fees, travel and accommodation expenses. Your school can apply for funding via Erasmus Plus Key Action 1.

See the process below or contact maria@europeanculturalacademy.eu for guidance.
Option 2
Individual registration
You can register as an individual on our website. Click the button below to purchase the course and secure your placement. You will fund your participation yourself. Application deadline for individuals - July 20th, 2020.

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How to fund your participation via Erasmus Plus Key Action (KA) 1 – Learning Mobility for Individuals
3 STEPS TO YOUR APPLICATION
Your school can apply for Erasmus Plus funding to cover tuition fees, travel and accommodation expenses
1. Create EU login. It takes just a couple of minutes.
2. REGISTER PIC NUMBER (Participant Identification Code). It will take about 5 minutes.
Your school must have a PIC to apply for any EU grant programme, including Erasmus+. PIC is Participant Identification Code for your school; it can only be obtained by organisations, not individuals. You can register a PIC for your school yourself; it will take a few minutes. Here is how:
Go to http://ec.europa.eu/education/participants/portal
Click LOGIN -> ORGANISATIONS-> REGISTER.

It is good to let your school know that you registered at the portal just in case they want to apply for other grants in the future.
3. Apply on the National Agency website. That is the longest part but we are here to help.
FILLING IN THE APPLICATION. This is the most time-consuming part.
Go to this page and enter with your EU-login: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-applications/
Go OPPORTUNITIES ->Field of opportunity SCHOOL EDUCATION -> Key Actions SCHOOL EDUCATION STAFF MOBILITY (KA101).
You will see an online application form. See our sample application. You can copy some answers or use it for inspiration.

Deadline. Applications must be submitted to your National Agency by no later than Noon, Brussels time on February 5, 2020.
4. Useful Guides
Erasmus Plus Guide 2019. Click here to download.
Refer to Staff Mobility (Key Action 1), pp.70 - 76 and to Part C - Information for Applicants, pp. 286 - 287.

Quick Guide for Schools Erasmus Plus.
Click here to download.
A practical guide for School Leaders.

Your National Agency is your best friend when filling in the application. It provides consultations, organises webinars and meetings and has all the necessary information for you to submit a successful application.

For example, IRELAND.
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