Folk DC – Music and languages [closed]

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The Digital Children’s Folksongs for Language and Cultural Learning (Folk DC) project is a European Union project designed to motivate young language learners to engage with language learning through folk songs.

Context
The project will introduce an understanding of the number, richness and culture of other languages when children start to learn a foreign language and begin to understand the meaning of additional languages. It will engage children in fascinating and engaging activities based on the use of folk songs in foreign languages.

Project lifetime
October 2010 – September 2013

Objective
Folk DC aims at introducing the use of folk songs in foreign language in primary schools, in order to foster young students’ motivation and engagement in learning foreign languages.

Activities
The main products of the project will be a set of songs in 10 European languages (Czech, Danish, English, Finnish, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Turkish). The project will be producing a complete package for schools (Autonomous Teacher Training Tool kit – ATTT) so that schools all over Europe can take part in the project.
The project culminates in a simultaneous, live concert in 5 countries, streamed over the Internet to audiences all over Europe. School choirs will sing folk songs in non-native languages that will be streamed to the other concert venues and also made available to an Internet audience.
The main role of seed association within the project FolkDC concerns the production and maintenance of the website and the participation as technical support to the final simulatenous concert of school choirs who will sing foreing folk songs in foreign languages.

Partners
:: The Mosaic Art and Sound Ltd. (UK, coordinator)
:: Çukurova University YADIM (Turkey)
:: Kindersite (UK)
:: Sastamala Community College (Finland)
:: School Inspectorate of Prahova County (Romania)
:: Spanish Confederation of Education and Training Centres (Spain)
:: PROJEKTkompetenz.eu OG (Austria)
:: Associazione seed (Switzerland)

Funder
European Commission

Links
http://folkdc.eu/