Fashion & Languages

For: Routes into Languages East

Development of a cross-curricular framework for teaching languages using fashion as a motivational topic, with an emphasis on creative, activity-based learning and project work.

Pupils learn vocabulary for items of clothing, colours, parts of the face and body, as well as how to describe clothes and styles, and give instructions for a photo shoot. Throughout the project’s eight units, pupils compile their own ‘look books’ to practise and demonstrate what they have learnt in class. At the end of the project, they put on a fashion show to showcase their new language skills.

The Fashion & Languages framework is designed to be universally applicable to all languages, and is currently being piloted in German.