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Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Our project originated in Ramón Giraldo High School which is situated in an economically deprived area called “El Campo de Montiel”. There are not many opportunities for our students to meet teenagers from other European countries and to establish personal links with them. This is the reason why we wish to internationalize our school so that students are well prepared to live in a multilingual and diverse world while teachers acquire and develop new CLIC methodology. Our school has been involved in a Bilingual Programme (in English) for several years, both in Secondary Education and Bachillerato (Sixth Form).The school has been given the qualification of Excellency in this programme and now we are also involved in Comenius Project. We are also planning a school exchange with a High School in Germany, one of our partners in that Comenius Project and on E-Twinning. Our intention is to achieve the following objectives with this new KA1 project: - To consolidate and to improve our linguistic English programme so that we guarantee and preserve our Excellency level. - To promote fluency in languages and knowledge about different cultures and to offer our students to new languages: German or Italian. - To improve our teachers´ methodological techniques thanks to the mobility to other European countries. - To make our students aware of the fact that they are part of a multicultural and multilingual community. To accomplish the previously mentioned objectives, we have developed 5 types of mobility, so they meet the specific demands of the participants in this project: MOBILITY TYPE A) five seven-to-fourteen-day improvement language. Our teachers can obtain the B1/B2 certificate in a foreign language in order to teach their subjects in that particular language. MOBILITY TYPE B) Two fourteen-day courses in a European English speaking country so that teachers can update their competence in CLIL methodology. These courses are addressed at teachers who use English to teach a non-linguistic subject. MOBILITY TYPE C) One fourteen-day improvement course on methodology related to foreign languages. This course is addressed at a teacher of English in our high school. MOBILITY TYPE D) Two seven-to-fourteen-day intermediate courses in German so that two of our teachers become fluent in a second foreign language, in this case German, so we can offer German as second foreign language. MOBILITY TYPE E) One seven-day improvement course in Italian so that one of our teachers can obtain the B2 certificate in this language. Our KA1 project will last two years, and it will be divided into two parts: First part: School year 2015-16 This part will focus on teachers from our school who are studying a foreign language and have the intention of taking an official examination. The aim of the project is to give them the opportunity to improve their linguistic competence by means of activities and orientation, feedback by sharing materials on E-Twinning, and the mobilities. Second part: School year 2016-17 This will be a turning point after the assessment of the first year of our Project. We´ll concentrate on those aspects which we consider can and should be improved regarding the training of our teacher staff and also regarding the ongoing progress of their mobilities. The outcomes we hope to achieve with this Project are: - To increase the number of subjects within the bilingual or linguistic programme. - To increase the number of foreign languages from which our students can choose when they decide to study in our high school, specifically German and Italian. - To increase the number of teachers with B2 certification in English. - To renew and update CLIL methodological guidelines within the teachers who participate in the bilingual programme. - To update methodological techniques used by foreign language teachers. - Promote student and teacher cultural integration and assimilation of European cultures. Our school will adapt itself better to the challenge of learning new foreign languages as a way to become part of a plural society: Europe. In this way, in our school there would be more teachers with a powerful training in foreign languages and in CLIL methodology as a benefit of opening ourselves to Europe. We would also learn new strategies to work at school and to fight against early school dropping. There will be a great impact on our students due to newly obtained methodological strategies and the influence of new contents and cultural aspects of foreign languages within Europe. Our students and their families will be the greatest beneficiaries of this project. Our students will be fluent in other languages which will uphold our standing in Excellency. In the long run, being a KA1 center would mean that our teachers, full of confidence, would enroll themselves into new European projects with other partners from the E-Twinning space.

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