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Spanish Language Immersion Course
Start date: 01 Jun 2016, End date: 31 May 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

In summation, the context for the project is to promote the development of Spanish language learning and Spanish culture within Kilpatrick school. This is in line with the Scottish Government's 1+2 languages policy and is included as part of the school's development plan. Kilpatrick school has identified 2 potential participants to take part in the course. As previously mentioned, the objectives of the participants are:Participant 1 - to gain a fuller knowledge of the Spanish language, to gain confidence in conversing in Spanish, to enhance skills for teaching Spanish, to develop links with other schools and professionals across Europe, to access new resources for teaching Spanish.Participant 2 - to refresh Spanish language skills, to develop pedagogical awareness of teaching Spanish at Early level, to develop links with other schools and professionals within a European context, to access further resources for teaching Spanish, including ICT.The course involves a week long stay in Malaga, Spain, where participants will be fully immersed in Spanish language and Spanish culture. The aims of the course include: assisting participants in improving their range of skills in Spanish conversational and written language, development of teaching ideas and resources, use of ICT, cross-curricular themes and fostering links with other schools across Europe. As mentioned above, these aims have been identified by our participants as beneficial to improving their own skill level and the learning experience of our pupils. The expected impact of the course is to improve the overall Modern Languages learning experience of our young people, in line with the school improvement plan and Scottish Government 1+2 languages policy. This involves introducing them to new ideas, resources and the cultural elements of Spain. In addition, by making links with schools in Spain, it is envisaged that this will motivate our pupils to develop a range of skills in Spanish. This is in addition to swapping experiences with young Spanish people on similarities and differences of life in Spain and Scotland. Furthermore, it is foreseen that the course will also provide wider, long term benefits. These include providing Spanish to more pupils in Kilpatrick school, sharing information, resources and ideas with colleagues in Kilpartick and schools in the wider local authority area, sharing information with parents through assemblies, cultural events and celebrations. Moreover, there is scope for using the training to influence the global citizenship dimension of the Curriculum for Excellence, as well as developing inter-disciplinary learning opportunities through Music, Art, Dance, Home Economics, Geography, History and Modern Studies.
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