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The Summer Linguistic Camp: Teaching Methods and Approaches

Updated on June 20, 2018
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Mykola has teaching experience in French and English for 35 years. He is interested in excursion as the method of teaching.

The Wild Goose as a Symbol of Free Communication

“The wild goose is more cosmopolitan than we; he breaks his fast in Canada, takes a luncheon in the Ohio, and plumes himself for the night in a southern bayou. Even the bison, to some extent, keeps pace with the seasons cropping the pastures of the Colorado only till a greener and sweeter grass awaits him by the Yellowstone. Yet we think that if rail fences are pulled down, and stone walls piled up on our farms, bounds are henceforth set to our lives and our fates decided". Henri David Thoreau

Introduction

The general aim of the summer linguitic camp for teachers isensuring of professional growth.

Tasks are as follows:

.1. Analysis and application for semantics of global processes in English, French and German;

.2. Development of creative thinking in team;

.3. Choice and approbation of the most optimal approaches and methods of extra-curricular works by means of foreign languages, as a cultural phenomenon.

.4. Forming of favorable climate in interpersonal relations;

.5. Preparations of informative materials due to analogues of classrooms, such as streets of the town Berd]ansk, its monuments, parks, different buildings, sea-port, etc.

.6. Development of strategy of collaboration with pupils of school.

The general aim for pupils is to realize necessity of learning of several foreign languages.Tasks are as follows:

.1. Growth of their sociocultural competency, its global, environmental aspect;

.2. Development of speech competency, learning of semantics of global processes in cognate languages;

.3. Forming of strategic competency as global, environmental consciousness, i.e greening of mind.

Sunflower as the Emblem of Campers, 2017

Excursion's Method

Our town-resort, with hope for the Blue Banner of Europe, permits using the excursion method of teaching. As humanitarian teachers, as science’s teachers apply it.

We propose to examine each method in detail for creating a new possible approach. Excursion, as a method, by means of it provides learning social and natural phenomena.

Pointing to its versatile direction, the researchers choose its aspects as follows: 1. Journey - enrichment, spreading of pupil’s knowledge. Also, the possibility of integrated application. It requires the establishment of the correlative connections with different subjects.
2. This contact provides perception of environment.

The Excursion to the Sea Port's Museum, summer 2017, Berdiansk

The Vessel's Gong

The Excursion to the Sea Port's Museum

Summary of the video in English

In this video, the journalist Ye. Denisov (National Union of Journalists of Ukraine) was retelling about the port's history. Pupils were met also with special maritime terms such as: Bill of lading, Certificate of Origin, Master's Receipt, Cargo Plan, etc.

Our camp, 2017

Assistance of Berdiansk Pedagogical University to the Summer Camp, 1918

The book represents the history of relationships of Berdiansk with Great Britain and biographies of British Consuls in this port-city on the Sea of Azov. To a certain extent, the edition opens Berdiansk as a part of the Southern Ukraine to English-speaking readers who previously could only find scattered mentions this city. It includes reports of British Consuls in Berdiansk for 1858-1912 years. Teachers and pupils in the linguistic camps willingly discuss this history in connection with understanding the modern process of globalization. This is a bright example of collaboration between secondary and high education in Berdiansk.

The Ecotourist Itinerary For the Successfull Synthesis of Two Methods.

The excursion may be under the title By the ecotourist itinerary to the globalization of the Sea of Azov”. It will be preceded by the preparatory works during the lessons in the second half-year.

The titles of block’s topics permit to add the elements of local country-guiding. Moreover, make to find local picturesque details. There are as “My city is ecocity, isn’t it?”, “The environment’s protection”, and “The European integration”, etc.
This search makes with the help of Internet, meeting with the local museums. The selected material in form of projects promote perception of concrete local images. Pupils formed the lexical basis in advance (a priori).

Pupils start understanding the world wider than their notions about it are. The destinies of men, of the animal’s and plant’s world, and spread all around the world, impress and stir the pupils. For example, this is our fellow townsman Waldemar Haffkine. He was the greatest philanthropist in Great Britain. In contrary, W. Haffkine was a little known in Russia of those times.

The students found the information about him at the local museum of regional studies. There are sources as “Evening News of India”, “Focus”, “Jewish chronicle”. To add Annual Reports of Haffkine Institute. At the local sanitary epidemic station they meet the magazine “the Soviet Land”. It was the visit of Indian doctors to Zaporizhia. The photo of the famous doctor’s bust finished this information. It erected near the Berdiansk’s Pedagogical University.

The links with English, French, and German- speaking worlds are in many foreshortened. Sometimes, they had been very intensive, even tragic, sometimes harmonious and friendly.

Berdiansk sea port seized the imagination of the students. Close to the port, the edifice of the military registration where in the wall the canon-ball had got stuck. That was a result of the bombardment by English, French, and Turkish squadron. The war happened in 1856, i.e. destructive moment. As the positive moment, this is “a breakwater” in English, “lame-brise” in French. The English engineer Hartley drew and built it in 1866.

“This week the newly-appointed English consul has come to Berdiansk”. Local historians instructors K. Bakhanov and I. Lyman describe it. Their book has a title “Berdiansk in the diaries of the titular counselor V.K. Krizhanovskiy”

Thus, the students collided with the global problems. The purpose of the teacher is to use the global questions through the local examples.

Using Resources of the Town Central Library in Extra-Curricular Arrangment about W. Haffkine

The Camper Tells about the Role of Foreign Languages in the Life of W. Haffkine

Our camp, 2017

Petanque

Our camp, 2017

The Northern Part of the Sea of Azov

Berdiansk, School №2, Summer Camp, 2016

Summer Camp, 2017, Awarding the Campers

Planning of Summer Language Camp

Days
Hours per one day
Areas of Communication
the 1st
1st
The listening comprehension in French language about the Sea of Azov
 
2nd
Translation in English, French, German of the articles concerning the life of the famous bacteriologist Waldemar Haffkine, the Berdyansk’s fellowtownman.
 
3d
Walk from the school to the bust of W. Haffkine near the local PedagogicalUniversity. Practice in speech on this subject
the 2nd
1st
Acquaintance with the map of the Sea of Azov. Using of the article with the geographical names
 
2nd
Aims and tasks of the international environmental fund “Let’s save the Sea of Azov”
 
3d
Walk along the seacoast, information about the breakwater of the seaport, its history and functions, play darts, petanque
the 3d
1st
Walk along the seacoast to Miller’s thumb’s monument
 
2nd
Listening comprehension of materials concerning of the sea-port of Berdyansk
 
3d
Excursion to the local sea-port museum
the 4th
1st
The rules of play the beach footey-volley.
 
2nd
Playing in the beach. Judging in foreign languages.
 
3d
Commentary by English, German, French; to play darts, petanque
the 5th
1st
PlayThe comparative analysis of resort-towns such as Berdyansk, Ukraine – Blackpool, Great Britain – Nice, France in the beach. Judging in foreign languages.
 
2nd
The environmental path to the furthest part of Berdyansk Spit
 
3d
Acquaintance with the bed river of Berda. Ram Sara’s agreement
the 6th
 
Scythian Barrows (tumuli).The history of Southern Elephant and other relics. Play darts, petanque, tennis
 
 
Wall papers, fliers, ads.
 
 
Demostration videos.
the 7th
 
The quantity of hours is at will Excursion on foot which unites all itineraries previous days. The title of it is “The understanding of the globalization problems in the Azov region with the ecotourist itinerary”
the 8th
 
The quantity of hours is at will The voyage by the launch from the Berdyansk Sea port to the further part of Berdyansk’s Spit. The further acquaintance with the plant and animal world of the Sea of Azov
the 9th
 
The quantity of hours is at will The excursion to the Berdyansk’ branch of Azov scientific research Institute of fish industry. The development of fish industry against a background of the Mediterranean Sea. Blue Plan of UNO. Species of fish in the Sea of Azov.
the 10th
 
The quantity of hours is at will The first hour. The Design of projects on the basis of excursion’s experience. Advertising board on Berdyansk as an international resort town.

The Potential of National or Ethnic Societies

As Berdiansk is multinational town, there are many ethnic societies in it. The most active among them are Jewish, German, Polish Societies. Recently, the Armenian society was found. Their potential teachers of foreign languages use actively in linguistic camps. It develops the feeling of mutual understanding and friendship, motivates pupils for studying other languages.

A New Armenian Society

Polish Society

Evaluation of Summer Camps

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Assessing Report about Summer Linguistic Camp - Structure (For Teachers)

It consists of : Introduction, Main body, Final paragraph.

§-1 State the purpose and content of the report.

§ -2,3,4 -General information of the place (location, facilities, activities);

- Present each point in detail under suitable subheadings ;

- Give positive and negative points;

- Join the positive and negative comments using linking words:

However, nevertheless, on the other hand, in contrast.

§-5 (final paragraph) -Summarize the information from the main body;

-State your general assessment and | or recommendation.

Compare Berdiansk, Ukrainian Resort-town, with Blackpool, British Resort town, and write the Article (Task for Campers, after Finishing Camp's Activities),

General structure of the article:

Give your article a heading or headline which makes the subject clear and also catches the reader's attention.

Divide the article into paragraphs to help the reader follow the argument. Begin with an interesting introduction -an example, perhaps, or a question.

End with an overall comment or concluding

As an example, read National Geographic, January, 1998, Bill Bryson, Blackpool, England.

Conclusion

Extra-curricular works may have certain advantages before the indoor lessons.

This is a possibility to use the situation's method in determined phase of studying. Moreover, the searching of extra- curricular works is not limited by school programs continues. This search requires new approaches including modern changes. It says about culturological and global factors.

For students in summer camp, there is possibility to use the knowledge from different subjects. They can do it in form of integrated knowledge of some unique phenomenon. It may be the phenomenon of society, nature, or person in real circumstances. Extra-curricular works need preparations through the light local prism’s materials. This is because our school is at the coast of the Sea of Azov.

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