Erasmus or not erasmus? This is the question!

Vi parliamo di un progetto Erasmus + che ha coinvolto 32 ragazzi del liceo "Righi" sul tema della comunicazione...

Have you been learning English for years and you don’t know how to use it actually in an effective way? Erasmus plus projects are then the right answer. However hard it may definitely be to get your own Erasmus plus project written thoroughly and afterwards approved by the European Commission, it’s absolutely worthwhile! At our High School, Liceo Scientifico “A. Righi” in Bologna, we have been working with quite a big amount of Erasmus Plus Projects, both for students and teachers as well, thanks also to the Erasmus experience of our headmistress. Erasmus+ is the EU's programme to support economically education, training, youth and sport in Europe. They allow you to get in touch with other European schools, plan an important project to be developed and disseminated. This is what we did on June 15th 2017: we tried to disseminate our two-year-Erasmus Project “Taming the Fourth Power” talking about it for an hour on LOOKUPRADIO.IT, the Radio made up for students last December by a group of teachers of the High School, Aldini Valeriani in Bologna. Two Righi students talked about their Erasmus experience answering the powerful questions an Aldini Valeriani Radio Speaker Student personally asked. They spoke about personal feelings and their own emotions going abroad during a school Exchange, but they also talked about our project dealing with the issue of communication, with the goal of improving the quality of training by developing innovative teaching and learning approaches. Four foreign countries took part and each country was assigned a subject area and one of the media: Italy web 2.0, Romania modern printing, the Polish team television and cinema, the Czech High School the radio and finally the Turkish team digital forms of presentation and implementation practice in teaching. Students and teachers have been working and travelling quite a lot getting to know each other better, appreciating each other’s culture and making everlasting friends. In conclusion it is needless to say that cooperation, commitment and trust are the key to successful relationships and partnership.

Marianna Gallo, English teacher