Welcome to the Lost Wor(l)ds Website

Welcome to Lost Wor(l)ds, a website full of activities and ideas to help encourage and facilitate multilingualism. On this site, you will find:

  • Activities and resources that actively enable multilingual children to use their languages in formal education contexts, and for non-multilingual children to develop language awareness and utilise any growing understanding of modern foreign languages. Activities range in length from about half an hour to ideas that can take several weeks to implement as part of a scheme of work, and all activities include ideas for home/family communication, and making multilingualism and language awareness visible across the school.
  • “Stimulus Activities” – images to be used as starters, in form time, or to take the register, to expose children to fun vocabulary from around the world, enable multilingual children to use their languages, and encourage all children to increase language awareness.
  • A blog featuring book reviews, interviews, and highlighted activities – this is very much intended to be a community blog, and we would love to feature your school, and children’s results from working on any of our activities!
  • A growing set of academic resources – watch this space.

To find out more about the project behind the site, please check the “About Us” section of the site.

We are actively looking to make this site as open as possible, so if you feel that you, your school, your class, etc. can contribute in any way, we would love to hear from you, at lostworlds@sheffield.ac.uk.

We are proud to be supporting Schools of Sanctuary – our activities can be used as part of your School’s journey to gain the School of Sanctuary award, showing a language-inclusive environment to all pupils.

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