As one of the partner schools is closely collaborating with the so-called University of Third Age by hosting their lessons in their building and sharing their teaching staff, we have decided to share the idea among us by launching classes of ‚English in Social Media‘. These will be run by our pupils of course who are by all mean experts in social networking, and no matter their level of English, will be ready to help the older ones immerse deeper into the world of Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. In case of the countries from the Eastern Europe, an exchange of linguistic knowledge is possible as the older generations have a good working knowledge of Russian for example. While this language is not as popular as English, German or Spanish, it might be an almost exotic attraction to some of the kids.
As a final product of it, we would expect independent social networking sites of the older participants and in the first place a folder consisting of two parts‘ We and our older pupils“ and „We and our grandpupils‘. A really tangible effect of it would be expanding the social networking web by creating links among a varietry of ages. If we set up e.g. Facebook groups on a country level, later on the groups might get in touch so that the project network gets really European
The conference „Fostering Motivation through Creating Better Learning and Teaching Atmosphere“
On the 31st of January, 2018 the national conference of pupils „Fostering Motivation through Creating Better Learning and Teaching Atmosphere“ was organized by our gymnasium having in mind the ideas of the international project „Memories Will Keep Us Together“. The focus of the conference was on the meeting of four different generations of our gymnasium: the senior generation (the teachers of English who worked at the gymnasium many years ago) , the recent experienced teachers, the new grown-up generation of teachers from the students of our gymnasium and the present students. All of them could meet each other and discuss the problems of motivation in the process of English teaching and learning. (jjgconference2018.blogspot.lt.)