FLAGS stands for “Foreign Language Awareness Group for Schools”. The idea is to introduce pupils to a new language and thus get them inspired and enthusiastic about language learning. FLAGS works as an e-mentoring project: The language learning content is delivered via WebCT, our virtual learning environment. With the help of undergraduate student e-mentors, the pupils work their way through up to nine online language learning sessions.
We pioneered FLAGS last year in three schools with FLAGS Italiano – it was a fun learning experience for us all! This year, FLAGS will run with six schools and there is a choice of languages: FLAGS Italian and Japanese will be offered in the autumn (between 29 September - 12 December), FLAGS German in the winter/spring (between 12 January -27 March).
The exact project dates are to be arranged with each participating school.
Download more information on how the project works here
Places for this project are now fully booked. However, we can arrange for schools to use the FLAGS WebCT sites, which offer an introduction to Italian, Japanese or German in nine lessons. Schools could use these sites to run their own language clubs.
If interested, please contact:
University of Birmingham
School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music
Tel 0121 414 2564