Thinking about something new for your class in 2011? Why not book the European Children's Travelling Language Library?
Eurolib is a European Union funded education project. It is targeted at motivating children in their first year of learning a foreign language, to:
· Expose them to the rich heritage of European languages and cultures
· Motivate them to learn languages
· Build a love of reading as the best form of autonomous lifelong learning
· Reinforce emerging literacy
Travelling libraries of beautifully illustrated children's books in six European languages (English, Spanish, Turkish, Italian, Czech and Finnish) will travel from school to school across Europe. Each school keeps the library for a period and will carry out a number of educational and collaborative activities before, during, and after the visit of the Library.
This could be part of a new eTwinning project or something completely different, which could count towards your school's application for the International School Award (ISA).
According to the programme coordinator, Paolo Cremona, initial piloting of the project has been hugely successful with the children pleading to take the library books home.
If you're interested in booking the library and you (or your eTwinning partner schools) are in the Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Spain, Turkey or the UK, you can now show your interest in booking a visit of the library to your school by completing the ‘Get Involved’ form on the website. There is no charge during the life of the project.
Further information can be found at the project website:
and you can book the library at: