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THE BEST OF ALLEGRO

In Cuenca, Spain, children with Down's syndrome are learning English using an interactive whiteboard.

"The whole of Europe is interested in us".
Learners from Schotten Reha, Germany

People with learning disabilities in Nottingham, England enjoy singing, I can see clearly now, in French and La Bamba.

Two and three-year-olds, at a parent and toddler group in Nottingham, England, take part in Spanish games and dancing, eat tapas and have their faces painted with the Spanish flag.

Parents in Nottingham, England, join in their eleven-year-olds to watch a French presentation, La Courgette Volante, with juggling, unicycles and a talking Mona Lisa.

 

MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS IN UNITED KINGDOM
  • We have worked with 13 organisations in Nottingham and the East Midlands, forging close links with them at all levels.


  • We have set up 16 sub-projects, reaching a total of over 200 learners.


  • We have taught Spanish, French, Italian and Dutch.


  • Learners have varied in age from 2 to 70.


  • We have worked in two local prisons, providing opportunities to learn a language for inmates whose education programme cannot usually provide this.


  • We have set up several projects with parents and their children, to promote family learning and to show them how to encourage their children to become enthusiastic language learners.


  • Our teachers have come mainly from the Department of Languages at Nottingham Trent University and have welcomed this opportunity to widen their teaching experience.


  • We have won a European Award for Languages 2005 [European Languages Label] for our innovative work.


Mercedes teaching Spanish at Open Door


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