M13026 Languages-Connect #ThinkLanguages Students-and-Teachers-Guidebook-2020 V6 - Flipbook - Page 18
Every great event starts with a good
plan. With #ThinkLanguages, you get
to create an event that is best suited
to your school and facilities.
Plan the day
We’ve put together an exciting programme. Keep
visiting the #ThinkLanguages Event Hub for updates.
Your first step is to create a timetable for the day,
putting in your chosen workshops. Each workshop
lasts 30 minutes. Once you have the core timetable
completed, you can start adding your own special
Brainstorm ideas to make your event special.
> Invite parents or members of the community to
talk about the benefits speaking more than one
> Have a food tasting event
> Create fun quizzes and competitions for prizes
> Explore different music styles
Add your ideas to the timetable to create the
draft plan. This will allow you to allocate tasks to
Gather stories in the school and
There are many people in your school and local
community who are fluent in more than one
language. Your team’s Research Manager can ask
them to share their life story by speaking at your
event or by taking part in a video. It can be as simple
as asking them to answer these three questions.
1. Who they are
Finalise the plan
The Champion Team review the plan. Decide what
you are keeping, what you are changing and what
you are dropping. You can draw up a final timetable
for the day. Make sure everyone knows what their
role is and what will be happening and where it will
be happening on the 7th December. For example:
1. Where will you watch the opening event?
2. Where will you host talks?
2. What languages they speak
3. What is great about speaking more than one language
Their stories, from great career opportunities to
keeping connected to family and friends worldwide,
transform the idea of languages from being a school
subject into a life-enhancing skill.
Look for support from local
From food to sports, from art to entertainment,
global culture is part of our everyday life. Your
team’s Promotional Manager can ask local
businesses who bring global experiences into
your local community to support the event. Ask
restaurants and food shops to provide food for food
tasting events and shops to provide vouchers for
prizes. Try to think of imaginative ways to involve
them. We’ve leaflets and presentations you can
use when pitching for support.