Why do we need to learn another language? – To directly communicate with the world, and productively live in the global community. The Connecting with the World Project aims to create groups of teachers who want to join efforts in developing partnerships with colleagues in countries where the target language is spoken. These partnerships will allow our students to experience an authentic connection with the language and culture they are studying through collaborative class projects.
At the first stage of the project, teachers will become familiar with some ways to find a classroom match, and to create or join collaborative projects.
Later, the collaborative process will develop at two levels: 1) between each teacher and his/her partner abroad, and 2) between CCSD teachers who share ideas and experiences in developing and conducting classroom exchange projects.