M13026 Languages-Connect #ThinkLanguages Students-and-Teachers-Guidebook-2020 V6 - Flipbook - Page 16
Champion Team and
Team Lead (cont.)
This role is about planning the
day’s events and arranging all
Draft schedules will be available to download on the
#ThinkLanguages Event Hub. Your school will have its own timings,
content and number of attendees so a detailed timetable and
plan will need to be drawn up. A starting point for the Scheduling
Manager is to find out:
> What time the event will start and end and when are breaks needed.
> How long will each workshop/activity be.
> If different small groups need to be in specific places at certain
times for activities/workshops.
This role is all about
investigating what languages
are spoken in your school
and local area.
Key elements of this role are gathering information to help plan the
event and feedback from all attendees after the event to compile
the Award submission. A starting point for the Research Manager
is to find out:
> If there are multi-lingual students in your school or students with
parents who speak other languages.
IES school or
G time outside speakers are available to come to
This role is about promoting
the event before, during and
after the day.
> If there are any students with parents or family friends who use a
foreign language in their job.
> If there are any modern foreign language facilities (universities/
businesses) in your area that could become involved in the event.
This role is about deciding
what type of events or
workshops you want to
include in your event.
> Is there a local Italian/Polish/French restaurant/shop/club that
would like toFMAcontribute?
Online workshops will be provided by Languages Connect and you
may want to add local content to your event. A starting point for
the Content Manager is to find out:
> If there are former students who have studied languages at Third
Level or use their languages in their jobs who could come and do
a talk in the school or online.
> About local businesses or industries that use languages that could
do a talk in the school or online.
> Would a multi-lingual student and/or their parent come to speak
about the many benefits of speaking a foreign language.
> How to promote the event on the school’s communication
channels such as the website, social media, newsletter, whatsapp
> Where you can put up posters in the school and local community.
> If the local press or radio will come and visit the school to take
photos on the day or beforehand to help promote the benefits of
skills in the community.
> How to generate a buzz and excitement around the event with your
fellow TY students and throughout the school?
This role is about organising the
set-up for the day to include
rooms and equipment.etc.
The event will need to be run in line with current COVID-19
guidelines. So it’s up to the Facilities Manager to know what those
guidelines are and make sure everything works within them.
A starting point for the Facilities Manager is to find out:
> The number of attendees and what size room/s they are going
to be in.
> If there is a big screen/speaker
equipment in the room and if a
microphone and stage is needed for local guest speakers.
> The numbers of chairs/tables needed for stands at the event,
(if you’re planning any stands).
> Would teachers of other subjects e.g. Art/Home Ec/PE/Geography
attempt a class in another language as part of the event.
It will involve promoting the event in your school and in the local
community as well as getting support from students, teachers,
staff and parents. A starting point for the Promotional Manager is
to find out:
> How your team wants to decorate the room and school,
including where posters/bunting will be displayed.