Art and Languages

Projects in Schools

The Spanish and French Languages-Art workshops are set up to be held in schools, after-school clubs, and other educational settings across London. Our main aim is to supplement the compulsory language lessons in primary schools by encouraging children to learn languages as well as highlighting the benefits of learning and speaking a different language than English.

Around 400 million people speak Spanish, making it the third most spoken language in the world. French is spoken by 338 million people in 20 different countries and is the third most spoken language in the European Union after English.

We also consider ourselves to be ambassadors of the Spanish and French for groups interested in learning a second language. We believe that we can improve their motivation and interest during the learning process.

Our main objectives are:

-To promote foreign languages, encourage children to learn them, and raise their interest in the cultures and countries that have Spanish and French as mother tongues.

-To raise awareness about languages diversity in schools. Encouraging children to be languages ambassadors in their classes. We are not, therefore, focusing our efforts just on countries in Europe, but also, in Africa and Latin America.

-To link visual arts and languages in order to facilitate the learning process and cultivate pupils’ interest in different cultural expressions.

-To present languages not just as a way of communicating, but also as a powerful tool which can be used to promote diversity, tolerance, intercultural exchange, and respect for a country’s cultural heritage.

Workshops and quotes:

Duration: 2 hours

Themes: related to literature, art or cultural facts from Spanish and French-speaking countries. We will provide a list of themes but we can also create specific workshops based on teachers’ request. We also provide tailored museum visits where we link artists and artworks with languages topics.

If you are interested, please contact us at the email address below and let us know about your group: age, number, educational needs and their Spanish level.

projects@lon-art.org