The international signs have proven to be a useful teaching tool for the fostering of multilingualism at the UNESCO-ASP Schools.

The schools from Galicia that belong to that international network make a meeting every two years. More than hundred students from Primary to Secondary and even upper educational levels gather together during several days, exchanging experiences.

The IES Pedra da Auga Secondary schools has presented different workshop at these meetings, where the common concept is that the secondary students act as teachers for their colleagues to learn what they have prepared.

In the last two meetings (years 2010 and 2012), the workshop offered the participants to approach a language from their choice, using the international signs as the teaching tool. The results are presented to the whole school community (teachers, students and their families) at the end of the meeting.

The following video shows the presentation that was made at the 2012 meeting, where the students (mainly from Primary schools) were able to greet and present themselves in four different languages (German, Chinese, Swahili and Modern Greek), as well as showing some slogans about the meeting´s subject (the importance of education in our global world) and singing an african song in swahili.

The following list shows the successive steps that led to this performance in the four languages.

German

Language Materials: Lesson 1 / Greeting / Presentation

School presentation:

Meeting workshop:

Greek

Language Materials: Lesson 1 / Greeting / Presentation

School presentation:

Meeting workshop:

Chinese

Language Materials: Lesson 1 / Greetings

School presentation:

Meeting workshop:

Swahili

Language Materials: Lesson 1 / Greeting / Presentation

School presentation:

Meeting workshop:

The same learning materials in Galician language: Lesson 1 / Greeting / Presentation

Lesson 1 in English

Jambo Bwana song: Preparation by the students / Original song

The following video (with low quality) shows the presentations made at the previous meeting (2010) where the languages worked were Italian, Turkish, Indonesian, Wolof and Arabic.