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eLanguages newsletter February 2010

Welcome to the February 2010 eLanguages Newsletter

Welcome to the February eLanguages newsletter. Read on to find about projects and competitions you can get involved in now. There is also information on current partner finding opportunities.

1. Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade Fortnight started on February 22nd, and we want to see how you are celebrating this at school. Join the project and swap and share the work that you will be doing. You can look at the creative work already done by visiting the project page here


2. World Book Day, 4th March

There is a World Book Day project page on eLanguages. On here you can make your own mini books and share them together with friendly partner schools from around the World. Details of how to make the mini books are on the page. Join in by going to:


3. Japan competition

Do you have a link with Japan? Have you studied Japan in class this term? If so you can enter the Japan Webpage Contest for Schools. All you need to do is submit a webpage or blog that you have been working on. If you aren’t blogging about this yet but would like to, let us know. We can give you a simple eLanguages page to post pictures and class work on,The completion is being run by the Japan Foundation, and full details are here:


4. Holi celebrations 5th March – India partner schools

If you want a motivated Indian partner school to work with there are many to contact on eLanguages. New teachers join every day, and there are lots of opportunities for linking. In March, Holi will be celebrated in India.

This could be a great opportunity to make contact and share via a simple project.Follow the link below to view the partnership page. A simple project like this can easily capture the imagination, establish contact, and lead to a longer lasting partnership.Indian partner school page:

5. Spanish schools

Do you teach Spanish? Do you want to get involved with a highly motivated school? Here are four contacts who are looking for UK partners. Click on the links below to send them a message:

6. Argentina

Check the messages on the Argentina-UK forum. Schools are waiting to hear from you so please reply now. School term will shortly begin again after the summer break in Argentina Check the forum

7. Tip of the month: photographs

If your photos take a long time to upload, or your e-mails always bounce back, it is probably because the file size of your photos are too big. Here is a very simple tip to compress the file size on Microsoft Picture Manager. It should save you a lot of time. See the help guide here

8. Have we missed you out

Have you found a partnership through eLanguages? Learnt new skills? Found some ideas or inspiration? Or has your link come to a standstill? If we haven’t been in touch, let us know about your story. We can help you with advice on how to take things forward to the next level.Contact the team at

Kind regards, the eLanguages team: Chris, Rosa, Ela & Chris

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