Secondary and supplementary schools in London are invited to submit entries for stage 2 of the ATLAS Olympic Languages Competition. (For the winning entries in stage 1, see www.ucl.ac.uk/atlas)
Create an on-line page or poster in PowerPoint, PDF or Word (landscape) welcoming young Olympic visitors, in any language taught in your school.
You will also need to add three more pages, or a short video or sound file, in the chosen language, covering just one of the following;
a) Information about the school's local area, places to visit, where to eat, how to get around the area, greetings and everyday phrases;
b) Information on selected sports (e.g. some past sporting achievements and future hopes of the target language’s teams) and a glossary of sporting terms;
c) Some notes for visitors on the local history or geography of the school area;
d) A recorded song, or performed sketch, in the target language (video or sound only, with text) on the theme of welcoming visitors (max length 5 minutes);
e) Original art-work on the theme of welcoming visitors; e.g. (i) a cartoon strip in the target language, or 3 posters for the Underground, or (ii) 3 paintings/drawings + commentary for an art exhibition welcoming visitors).
These will need to be scanned. The target language should be part of the work or a commentary on it;
f) A board game on the theme of visiting London (e.g. “Snakes and Ladders” where the Snakes are difficulties visitors might face and Ladders are helpful tips).
Only one entry per language per school. Competitors must enter as a group or pair.
This activity is aimed at Years 8 and 9 at Specialist language schools and supplementary schools. Teachers must vouch that they are learners at level, or a level equivalent to, Key Stage 3 or 4 of formal learning of the target language. Ideally the work will supplement class-work.
The entries in each language will be judged by university teachers of each language. Winning entries will be displayed on the ATLAS website. Winners will be presented with certificates at an Award event in UCL and will be offered an optional tour of the Emirates Stadium.
If interested, please contact the project manager, Terry King at firstname.lastname@example.org