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School Links

3rd December 2004

Dear All

Received from Andrew Jameson.


The British Council has funds for School links and partnerships
with Russia. Would you like to consider this possibility for
your school?

This email contains the British Council document
"School links and partnerships with Russia" in two versions.
A plain text version without formatting is to be found below.

An attractively formatted A4 sheet, as a Word document,
is to be found in the attachment. This version is suitable for
showing to the relevant authorities at your school or college.

Schools in Britain are already making use of this scheme, and
some successful visits have already taken place.
Why not find out more? The contact name given to us at the
SST Groby Russian Seminar (Leicestershire, 17 November 2004)
was Rachel Matthews, Programme Officer, World Links.

Best wishes,

Andrew Jameson
Chair, Russian Committee, ALL
Reviews Editor, Rusistika
Listowner russian-teaching list
Freelance tutor and translator
1 Brook Street
Lancaster LA1 1SL UK
Tel/fax 01524 32371
Education and Training

School links and partnerships with Russia

Information on grants available to schools in England that have, or are
interested in establishing,
school links and partnerships with Russia

The British Council encourages sustainable school links with Russia. Our
Anglo-Russian programme
reflects the growing interest within the secondary education sector for the
teaching of Russian and
enhanced school-based partnerships with Russia. Schools may apply for one or
more of the following
strands of the programme, funded by the Department for Education and Skills,
designed to provide
access to native speakers and develop collaborative activities and sustainable

* Language immersion. The British Council organises an annual immersion course
for students to
undertake an intensive two weeks in Russia, attending language lessons and
taking part in cultural
activities. Funding is available for tuition, meals, accommodation and visas;
participants cover the
cost of their travel.
* School linking study visits Teachers from schools in England can apply for
financial support to
visit their linked school in Russia in order to develop plans for collaborative
curriculum work. We
pay the grants retrospectively on receipt of expenses. Grant of up to £1,000 per
* Joint Curriculum Projects. We can provide grants to support schools
undertaking joint curriculum
projects (in subject areas such as arts, drama, geography, history, ICT, music
or sport). These
projects can take different forms, for example, some may require the mobility of
teaching staff,
involve large numbers of students over an extended period, adopt a
cross-curricular approach or
support the development of Joint websites, video conferencing or e-links.

For further information on any of these programmes please visit
You can also telephone 020 7389 4247, e-mail [removed] or
write to World Links
and Partnerships, Education and Training Group, British Council, 10 Spring
Gardens, London SW1A2BN
The British Council is the United Kingdom's international organisation for
educational opportunities
and cultural relations.
We are registered in England as a charity

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