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Zvyšovanie kvality riadenia a efektívnosti výchovno -vzdelávacieho procesu
Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The Evangelical Unified School comprises Evangelical Elementary School and Evangelical Grammar School. The grammar school offers two programmes: a bilingual programme and programme with the focus on Economics. The staff comprises 61 teachers, a teaching assistant, a school psychologist and a school pastor. The school is attended by 656 students. The main focus of the educational process is on developing the key competences and education to Christian values. The key competences that are at the centre of the curriculum are: the communication competencies, cognitive competencies, social competencies and ICT competencies. From its beginning the school placed emphasis on a high quality of English education. Many of our students continue their studies at bilingual grammar schools and universities in different EU countries. We try to follow current trends in teaching English as a foreign language. From 2006 to 2008 we took part in Comenius project: the multilateral partnership of the schools. In 2008 we joined project of experimental research " Effectiveness of CLIL Methodology in Primary Schools". From 2012 to 2014 we realized the project called " To better understanding with the use of modern technologies". The main objectives of the project are: 1. To increase the professional competences of teaching staff and school managers , especially language teachers and bilingual teachers or teachers using CLIL, increase their self-confidence and motivation 2.To improve the implementation of the school curriculum, increase the quality of education and language competencies achieved by graduates( the level of English language leaving exam in bilingual programme has been increased by law to C1 and the second foreign language to B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference), to reinforce the use of CLIL 3.To promote multicultural awareness of teachers and students, to prepare students to study abroad, to provide assistance in adapting to students coming from abroad, get contacts to schools abroad and prepare new partnerships 4. To acquire new knowledge in working with students with special needs, especially in the field of foreign language teaching 5. To become more familiar with management procedures in other EU countries, reflect school management in comparison with other countries, to improve the school reputation and competitiveness. The project participants are school managers of (2), one from the grammar school and one from the elementary school. These employees are responsible for the implementation of the school curriculum, quality of teaching, management and control of the learning process and professional development of teaching staff. Other participants are teachers of English in the primary classes (2) teachers of English at the secondary level (3), a teacher of German at the secondary level (1), a teacher of German at grammar school (1), teachers of English in a bilingual programme (4), teachers of English in the 4-year programme with an economic focus (1). Another group consists of teachers of general subjects in English or with the use of CLIL (6). The planned training activities should bring improvement of language and methodological skills of the participants, to improve their knowledge of the culture of English-speaking countries and the use of ICT. In the preparation phase a detailed schedule of tasks with the names of the people responsible will be prepared. Each participant will draw up a personal plan that will include the expectations, method of preparation, detailed timetable of travel, dissemination and evaluation plan and the Language Europass. Web space for storing generated teaching materials will be prepared and preparatory language course for participants who need to improve their language competence before taking a course will be organized. In the main phase of the project participants will complete the planned educational activities, prepare outputs and realize the proposed dissemination activities. The main expected outputs of the project are acquired competences, school management improvement plan, plan of internal training for teachers, teaching materials, higher effectivity of foreign languages teaching, new partnerships with the schools abroad. The main dissemination activities are workshops, seminars, open classes, Language Day, Open Day. These activities are designed for staff and students of the school, their parents as well as the general public. In the final phase fulfillment of planned activities and benefits of the project will be evaluated. For this purppose we will use questionnaires, lesson observations, checking the outputs and dissemination activities. A final report will be prepared and project will be publicized.

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