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Esperanto, the First Foreign Language for Global Citizens
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Name :Penelope (Penny) Vos Co-Presenter:Tim MorleyOrganization: Several Schools, Mondeto and Springboard to Languages ( not for profit social enterprises) From:Australia and the UK In:English Target…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Lucy Gray Nov 6, 2012.

 

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Global Language Apprenticeship: Esperanto

There are nearly 7 thousand languages on Earth, that each take between 600 and 3000 hours for a dedicated adult to learn.We cannot really know which ones will be worth the effort for which children. It depends not only on their background but on their future paths, values and relationships.So what can we do early - when the time is right - to build their potential and keep their options open?We can make their first foreign language learning experience a huge success, and one which introduces…See More
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"Hi Penelope, I saw your question in the chat re macs. Blackboard Collaborate works on MS Powerpoint or jpgs. I have had people prepare their presentation in keynote and they were able to convert that to MS Ppt. If you cannot see how to do that (I am…"
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Global Language Apprenticeship: Esperanto

There are nearly 7 thousand languages on Earth, that each take between 600 and 3000 hours for a dedicated adult to learn.We cannot really know which ones will be worth the effort for which children. It depends not only on their background but on their future paths, values and relationships.So what can we do early - when the time is right - to build their potential and keep their options open?We can make their first foreign language learning experience a huge success, and one which introduces…See More
Nov 1, 2012
Zsófia Kóródy replied to Penelope Vos's discussion Esperanto, the First Foreign Language for Global Citizens
"In the last project our German school had partners in Britain and Hungary. We even had skype contacts with 6-9-year-old ones and experienced talking, singing online! With another group we regularly exchange materials with some schools in Poland and…"
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Global Language Apprenticeship: Esperanto

There are nearly 7 thousand languages on Earth, that each take between 600 and 3000 hours for a dedicated adult to learn.We cannot really know which ones will be worth the effort for which children. It depends not only on their background but on their future paths, values and relationships.So what can we do early - when the time is right - to build their potential and keep their options open?We can make their first foreign language learning experience a huge success, and one which introduces…See More
Oct 31, 2012
Hazel Green replied to Penelope Vos's discussion Esperanto, the First Foreign Language for Global Citizens
"Hi Penny and Tim It's really good that you are working out innovative ways to help encourage the learning of langauges in Australia and England and other countries. Best wishes, Hazel"
Oct 31, 2012
Penelope Vos replied to Toni Theisen's discussion Languages as a core 21st century requirement. in the group World Language Teachers
"Hi Toni, in Australia we are just creating our first National Curriculum and it does include languages, but not all states are equally committed, principals and many others are unconvinced and we do have a serious undersupply of specialist teachers,…"
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Penelope Vos replied to Penelope Vos's discussion Esperanto, the First Foreign Language for Global Citizens
"Thanks, Zsofia, I'm really glad of your participation! What countries have been involved in Esperanto learning and communication in your experience?"
Oct 31, 2012
Zsófia Kóródy replied to Penelope Vos's discussion Esperanto, the First Foreign Language for Global Citizens
"As a foreign language teacher for more than 30 years I have experienced how much it helps children to learn Esperanto first, a language with a logically built up grammar system, and start using it for getting in touch with other learners all…"
Oct 31, 2012
Penelope Vos replied to Lucy Gray's discussion Question of the Day #3: Does your school offer foreign language instruction? If so, in what languages?
"Hi Judy, That sounds lovely for giving them a more balanced overview of world cultures. If you were to use some of your language teaching time to teach the children Esperanto, they could actually converse with children in China and Japan.. maybe not…"
Oct 31, 2012
Penelope Vos replied to Lucy Gray's discussion Question of the Day #3: Does your school offer foreign language instruction? If so, in what languages?
"For any schools that don't teach a foreign language at present, or who are not entirely happy with their current program, could I recommend our presentation? We'll show you how you can give your students the gift of confident bilingualism…"
Oct 31, 2012
Penelope Vos replied to Penelope Vos's discussion Esperanto, the First Foreign Language for Global Citizens
"Hi People! I'd love this discussion to get started so stop and share your thoughts and questions about children's use of languages in schools and how it helps us create Global Community. Who'll be first? Best regards, Penny"
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Esperanto, the first foreign language for Global Citizens

Name :Penelope (Penny) Vos Co-Presenter:Tim MorleyOrganization: Several Schools, Mondeto and Springboard to Languages ( not for profit social enterprises) From:Australia and the UK In:English Target Audience: Primary School Teachers and Principals, Curriculum Leaders and Policy Makers Short Session Description:The most user-friendly language is also the most multicultural so start talking with the world in Esperanto! Long Session Description: Which foreign language is hardest to master? Your…See More
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At 6:34am on November 8, 2012, Anne Mirtschin said…

Hi Penelope, I saw your question in the chat re macs. Blackboard Collaborate works on MS Powerpoint or jpgs. I have had people prepare their presentation in keynote and they were able to convert that to MS Ppt. If you cannot see how to do that (I am not a mac person), convert your keynote slides to jpg images and you can load jpgs into Blackboard Collaborate. Does that make sense?

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