Start date: Jun 1, 2015,
End date: May 31, 2017
This Project is a Consortium coordinated by the Galician Education Department, Consellería de Cultura, Educación e Ordenación Universitaria de la Xunta de Galicia, through the Dirección Xeral de Educación, Formación Profesional e Innovación (DXEFPIE) Educativa (Spain) with fout secondary education schools.
The applicant entity is the DXEFPIE and the secondary schools are members of the Consortia. The four secondary schools are plurilingual. Plurilingual schools, according to the legislation of the DXEFPIE are described in part D of this application. The common needs of these schools are detailed in this same part. Their needs affect mainly to communicative, linguistic and methodological competence skills of their teachers and this project is aimed at responding to these needs, to improve the quality of the CLIL teaching and to improve the know-how of the foreign language in the plurilingual schools.
This project is clearly phased:
Phase 1: where the weaknesses of the teachers regarding their communicative and linguistic competences in English will be analysed. The teacher who will deliver the future course, through the “Escuela Oficial de Idiomas” B2 certification exams considering the 4 communicative competences, will detect each teachers’ level in each of the 4 competences, will report, give feedback and will in accordance programme the following phase.
Phase 2: the online CLIL+ English course will take place through the Galician Education Department in-service platform PLATEGA. The course will focus on the four communicative competences: reading, oral comprehension, writing and speaking. The course will be open to the teachers from these four schools as well as others (other teachers with the same profile so the academic progress will increase).
Phase 3: Mobility. After the phase 2 course, the teacher mobility will take place between 26th June- July 2016 through International Study Programmes in Great Britain and once the school year finishes in the four Galician schools.
On the teachers taking the course, they must write out integrated lesson plans in English (UDIs). These UDIs will focus on competence-based project work that will be core in teaching in the different subjects which is promoted in the LOMCE- Education Spanish law- and its application in secondary education.
These lesson plans will reflect the acquired knowledge in the mobility course, mostly focusing on those methodological resources highlighted in the course in Portsmouth. Through the teacher in-service itineraries, the teachers involved in the mobility will take a centre role as expert trainers with the other teacher staff in their schools and in others through the Galician Education Department (Consellería de Cultura, Educación e Ordenación Universitaria) in-service programmes for teachers.
For the schools it will mean to improve and advance towards the implementation and secure the programme in the plurilingual schools, needed by the teachers of non-linguistic subjects of the curricula.
There will be also an improvement in communicative competences of the teachers in charge of English as a foreign language as well as their knowledge in methodology.
The dissemination of the project will be made through the web portal belonging to the Consellería de Cultura, Educación e Ordenación Universitaria (www.edu.xunta.es); the web page specifically dedicated to foreign language teaching (www.edu.xunta.es/web/linguasestranxeiras ) Digital Repository Resources Espazo Abalar (http://www.edu.xunta.es/espazoAbalar ) : In- service local centres webpages (of the Consellería de Cultura, Educación e Ordenación Universitaria): experiences, activities, information and training sessions, mobilities, materials, resources and integrated lesson plans; • through the Galician training Plan in schools centralized through the Centro Autonómico de Formación e Innovación educativa (CAFI) and the local teacher in service centres, Centros de Formación y Recursos (CFRs): informative sessions to share the Project with interested other schools will be held and teachers from the 4 schools will take part in the Galician 3rd Conference on Languages.
The mobility of these teachers will enable to build on new contacts for colaboration with other institutions outside Galicia. The contacts among the schools involved in the consortia will allow and enrich their collaboration, not only to improve their teaching practise but also in their building new inter-school projects on various subjects.
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