The DLaB Erasmus+ project held its second international day of this academic year, based on exploring language and communication within the sustainable cities of the future theme.

Classes at Northampton International Academy and Castle Primary worked with partner classes in Norway, Denmark and Belgium to think about the questions, ‘What if we lost our language?’ and ‘What if you were new to our city?’.

They created a range of outputs, such as phrasebooks in a hybrid language combining Flemish and English, invented sign language sentences, public poetry, migrant testimonies, city signage, city guides, and eBooks documenting their work.

Charlotte Bennett, one of our digital leaders made a film of the day.

This work will be presented as an open online course in May.

Students: Charlotte Bennett, Cora Taylor, Sophie Price

Lecturers: Helen Caldwell, Karen Woolley, Jean Edwards