Language Skills and Intellectual Development for Youngsters

Start Time: February 13, 2019 13:15

End Time: February 13, 2019 14:15

Venue: "Pjetër Bogdani" primary school

Age level: 12-14

Speakers/Presenters: American Corner Pristina staff: Durim Hasaj and Fitore Misini.
American Corner Pristina volunteers: Bardha Gashi, Oaza Beqiraj, Gresa Dobroshi, Artiola Beka and Arianita Mehanja.

Description:

The aim of this project is to provide English classes through informal activities to students of the primary school “Pjetër Bogdani” that will be selected for this project. The classes will be held once a week where the students will learn through activities that is hands-on activities and games. The benefits that the students will get through these classes are English skills, development of critical and creative thinking skills and team working skills. The classes will comprise of English language games, films, technology activities, activities that promote the American culture etc. Also, 9th graders will be taught the critical thinking skills to evaluate the content that they so readily receive online on a daily basis. They will be introduced to fake news, given top tips for spotting fake news, difference between fact and fiction, the power of image, and identify how language structures and presentation contribute to meaning through reading materials. Furthermore, they will be taught how to evaluate texts by seeking evidence in order to support a point of view, to distinguish between statements that are supported by evidence and the ones that are not, and to identify bias and misuse of evidence. The classes will be student-centered classes and will take place once a week that makes the total of 10 classes. The students will be selected by taking an English language test. The target audience will be 7th and 9th graders.

The duration of this project will be two months and a half with this school.

All the activities will be held in English, so students that will participate will benefit simultaneously in two fields.

Partner organization: Pjetër Bogdani - Primary School

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