The 13th edition of the National Translations Contest "Corneliu M. Popescu" was organized on May 28, 2016 at "Mihail Kogălniceanu" High School in Vaslui (the written test) and online, on the Learning Management System (LMS) - the intellectual product of the Erasmus + strategic partnership "Comics in Teaching Languages / La BD en classe de langues" http://lang-platform.eu/lms coordinated by the highschool.
We can say that it was an edition of all records: nearly 350 students participating to the written test in Vaslui, contestants coming from from all over the country, with an online version containing a real intellectual challenge - the participants were invited to acquainted with the new learning Management System (there were created for all the participants new accounts and passwords, neither more nor less than 695 students from all Romania, guided by 140 teachers). To keep in touch with these passionate modern languages learners and with their teachers, we have created instructions, tutorials and regulations and everything was "put on rails" to "go smoothly" - on the new platform LMS and with the subjects at the written exam this year, adding a touch of fantasy and creativity, valuing the participants in the spirit of the strategic partnership Erasmus + KA2 "Comics in Teaching Languages / La BD en classe de langues" - umbrella under which the competition was conceived; more precisely, it has introduced a new subject, consisting of a translation of one comic, from a modern language in Romanian, a third topic added to the other two - literary translations from Romanian into the foreign language and vice versa. We had the following sections: French language, English language, Spanish language, Italian language, Russian language for the written test and French, English and Spanish for the online contest. The ages of the participants - from 10 to 19 years ols, divided into 4 categories (juniors 1-2-3 and Seniors).
A 13th edition of the contest introduced a new team for organizing the contest, made up of volunteers - students aged 14-16 years old, of the bilingual profile from IXth D grade (bilingual French-Italian, specializing in social sciences) and Xth C grade (bilingual French-English - natural sciences), the direct beneficiaries of the Strategic Partnership Erasmus + KA2 "Comics in Teaching Languages / La BD en classe de langues" who achieved with selfless and professionalism all the missions they have been entrusted by meeting with enthusiasm specific tasks so that they facilitated the communication between the participants and the teachers from the organizing committee - from filming and picturing to uploading data in apps, and using logistics for the smooth running of action.
We were very happy to receive guests from far away - not only neighbors from the departments of Neamt, Suceava, Iasi and Bacau, but also from Braila, Constanta, Bucharest or ... even Maramures! The online massive participation forced us to a total upgrade, in order to not record some server failure during competition. Of course, no such thing happened! And in online, we had actually present all the country!
We received very concrete support of the French Institute in Bucharest and of the Agregaduría de Educación of the Spanish Embassy, of the clubs Kiwanis and Lions (Vaslui subsidiaries) in order to provide prizes for all sections. We thank them all very much for all their effort!
The whole story contest, the tutorials, the allocation of the rooms for the written tests, the main topics and the results or the static images - a photo gallery, you can discover all this in this documentary, available online and posted on the special website http: //translationscontest.blogspot .com (the same for ten years), on the Facebook page @translationscontest and on the website of the Erasmus + strategic partnership lang-platform.eu/bd.
The electronic learning management system (LMS) http://lang-platform.eu/lms remains at the free disposal of the competitors and their teachers, which were created special individual access accounts; there will be new courses (we have already started "Le français par la BD", "English through comics", "L'histoire de la BD", "Fumetti nell'insegnamento della lingua italiana " ... a total of 13 online interactive courses which can be sources of inspiration for optional subjects or educational materials - support for modern language classes). The 2017 online edition of "Translations contest" will also be organized here ... and many other events.
All the institutions that have sent students into the competition will be proposed to continue to be part of a consortium implementing the project results ...
We present now the documentary film of the XIII edition of the National Contest of Translation "Corneliu M. Popescu." Enjoy!
A new DEOR event of our KA2 project took place on 20th of May 2016, in Vaslui, when “Comics in Teaching Languages/La BD en classe de langues” was presented to a public of kindergarten teachers from all Romania, in the frame of the National Symposium “Fantasy and Color”, organized by Kindergarten no. 15 from Vaslui, member of the DEOR Consortium of “Comics in Teaching Languages/La BD en classe de langues”. Even the theme of the Symposium, “Fantasy and Color”, was inspired by our project: the very little children aged from 2 to 6 years old created fabulous comics “Letters to the Seasons” of many meters length, painted by these little artists for creating stories about their favorite activities during the most appreciated period of the year, as seen with their little eyes.
We offer you a gallery with these magnificent paintings which covered the walls of the Kindergarten, the day of the event.
Creating comics is not just playing with drawing and language(s), is also technology and fun!
We present you an innovating vision of their own (ironic) comic, created by Cyprus project team from Livadia school, lead by Antonis Antoniou using the software Microsoft Minecraft. Enjoy it!
We participated to the International Symposium “"Intercultural and interdisciplinary approaches, necessary demarches of the contemporary learning process", organized by our DEOR Consortium partner of the KA2 strategic partnership, the Technological High School “Petru Rareş” from Bârlad, Romania.
The launching festivity event was organized at “Victor Ion Popa” Theater from Bârlad, a magnificent edifice which was just rebuilt, rearranged and reopen for the public in September 2015: many talented pupils demonstrated their special talents – the choral “Fantasia”, guitar groups, theater troupe, soloists, dance ensembles... Officials pronounced relevant speeches about the question of interculturality in the education provided by schools nowadays and a little ceremony of awarding prizes for the bes pupils of the organizing institution.
In the second part of the Symposium, our project was presented to the participants to the scientific reunion.
Here you have a gallery with some interesting pictures of the event.
We present you the main images of the second transnational meeting that took place in the 25-29th of April period, in the partner institution from Turkey, Kastamonu Mesleki ve Teknik Anadolu Lisesi.
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