#languages4schools Year 2: Speak to the Future is supporting a new and exciting competition from Rosetta Stone aimed at London’s Primary Schools
Following last year’s competition, launched by Gary Lineker, which successfully promoted languages in secondary schools in five major cities, Rosetta Stone are going forward with Year 2 and this time the focus is on primary languages in London schools.
To support the introduction of the new curriculum, Rosetta Stone will be offering five winning primary schools free licences for 30 pupils for a full year from January 2015. Schools can choose licences in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Arabic or Mandarin. Winners will be announced on 28 November and licences for the winning schools will be available to use in your schools from 5 December 2014
To enter the competition, all the primary school has to do is share its vision for the importance of languages and fulfil some very sensible criteria. Please read on to see how your school can enter!
PLEASE HURRY! ALL LONDON PRIMARY SCHOOLS THAT ENTER BEFORE 21st SEPTEMBER GET TWO 1-MONTH ROSETTA STONE TEACHER LICENCES FOR FREE!*
WHAT ARE THE CRITERIA FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS TO TAKE PART?
- The primary school must prove through in-school and extra-curricular activities that other cultures, customs and languages are fostered and cultural understanding is nourished at the school.
- The primary school is used to using communication tools like Social Media.
- A dedicated teacher at the primary school is in charge of language provision and all language-related initiatives.
- The primary school will submit a short paragraph (minimum 200 words) highlighting why their pupils should benefit from a free one-year access to Rosetta Stone materials.
The jury will judge the winning entries based on following criteria:
- Creativity of the contribution (min 200 words): including a catchy title, good presentation of the school and compelling examples that underpin the teachers’ and the pupils’ genuine interest in languages and culture; plus some creative but realistic examples of how Rosetta Stone can support language-learning in their schools and how language learning in general is becoming a key part of the school’s curriculum.
- Bonus: Availability of an image / video (min 300 dpi): An image of your school, a language or cultural event, or from a school trip abroad etc.
The #languages4schools Year 2 competition runs from NOW until Friday 28th November 2014. The Rosetta Stone licences for 30 pupils in each of 5 winning London primary schools will be provided from 5 December 2014 for a full year.
*Rosetta Stone’s General Terms and Conditions apply.