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>19th December 2006
eLanguages creative collaboration for teachers globally
Welcome to this month's eLanguages newsletter.
eLanguages ( has been developed by the UK's Department for Education and Skills (DfES) to support international collaboration for teachers globally. It’s absolutely free to use and as a registered eLanguages user you can start building your online project straight away - you have up to 100MB of web space for each project. You don’t need to wait until you have a partner. You can also join projects already up-and-running and looking for new partners.
Additionally, you can build up your 'Hello Page' to showcase to the world yourself, your classes, your school and your town, which will help potential eLanguages partners get an idea about who you are, where you teach and the kind of projects you'd like to do. This is also the place to say what languages you speak and what countries you want to partner with. Why not get your students to help you with your Hello Page... you could include on the page pictures that your students have taken of your school, web links they have found about your town or region, text they have written about their interests.
Go to to see just how simple it is to present yourself, your school and your work on the web!
If you're looking for a partner school in another country to start an eLanguages project with we can help with that too. There are plenty of registered eLanguages teachers all over the world who are looking for partners and hoping to hear from you. See our automatic eLanguages Partner Match below for a full list of eLanguages teachers, with contact details, who match your preferences. Why not contact them right now and take the first step to building a rewarding international school partnership?
Important - To view your hello page you must be logged in. When you are not logged in and when you click on the link "view your hello page", the system will return an authorisation error. Insert your accountname and password and the system will direct you to your hello page. View your hello page.
In your eLanguages newsletter this month...
Meet the eLanguages team
The British Council will have a stand at the BETT Educational Technology Show at Olympia in London from the 10th to the 13th January 2007.
The Show brings together the global teaching and learning community for four days of innovation and inspiration. BETT is not just about technology; it’s about highlighting best practice in teaching and learning and illustrating how information and communication technologies (ICT) can transform the playgrounds, classrooms, and lecture theatres of the UK. If you are thinking of attending on any days, we’d like to welcome you to come along to meet members of the eLanguages team. We’d be happy to have a chat and take a look at and discuss your eLanguages projects with you.
Find us at stand number Q28
Find out more about the BETT Event.
Model Project
What does that mean? - an example of how powerful eLanguages projects can be. Designed as a fun and imaginative project with the capacity to use lots of different multimedia forms, this project looks at well known phrases both in Arabic and English, to help learners of these languages to understand the language better. Why not use this project or its resources in your own language lessons? View Here
New Project of the Month
The World Around Me - A good example of a project which focuses on some basic language skills. Wijdan Hamad in Bahrain has built this game for 10 to 12 year old students to match nature pictures with the correct words in English or in Arabic. Why not contact Wijdan Hamad and join The World Around Me project or use these resources to build a similar project using your own languages? View Here
Vote in our poll
Each month, our newsletter contains a poll, allowing us to find out more about eLanguages teachers and the kind of things they want. Click on the following link to view this month's question and vote. Where are you looking for partners?
Tip of the Month
If you want to be notified by email when another teacher adds any text or resources to a project you are involved in or are just interested in, you can use the watch function
The watch function is available for members only and can be found after login at the bottom right corner of every page. You can use the watch function on as many pages as you want to.

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