"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality" (John Lennon)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Learning in the real world: an eTwinning learning event

Today students of class II G had a Skype session together with me and a Helene a Norwegian teacher. When I told the students we would have had this experience they were really excited at the idea of “skyping” with another teacher in English. 
So last week we prepared some questions and this morning they interviewed her. 

The best thing was that as we went on they wanted to ask more and more questions. 

They enjoyed a lot and at the same time spoke English with a teacher from another country using English, in this way they had both the chance of practicing English and of learning more about Norway.

We had this activity because I'm taking part in an eTwinning learning event called "learning in the real world" and this was one of the tasks to carry out. 

This is the interview: 

  1. What do you teach? English and Social Studies
  2. How old are your students? 15-16 years old (year 10)
  3. What age do you start school in Norway? Pupils start school when they are 6
  4. What subjects do you study? Norwegian, Maths, Science, English, a second language, Art, R. E., P. E., Social Studies, International Cooperation …
  5. When do you have holidays? 2 months in summer, 2 weeks at Christmas, 1 week at Easter, 1 week in October, 1 week in February
  6. What time do you start and finish school? We start at 8.15 am and finish at 2.00 pm
  7. How many students are there in your class? 26
  8. What’s the weather like at the moment? It’s sunny and warm, it’s around 25°
  9. Do you have an interactive board in your class? Yes we do
  10. When you have a break, do you go out? Only the oldest students can go out
  11. How many breaks do you have? 3
  12. What languages do you study at school? Students study English and another language among French, Spanish and German
  13. Have you ever been to Italy? Yes, several times. I love Rome …
  14. What’s your typical food? Salmon with vegetables
  15. Do you have McDonald? Yes and the students love going there


  1. Dear friend and teacher Chiara Sabatini, this Skype session was very funny and interesting. Another kind of teaching!! Very very good, and so fine. Best regards......Renata from Belgium