The ABCs of plurilingualism 2014

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The ABCs of plurilingualism 2014

  1. 1. The ABCs of plurilingualism in Andalusia Study visit Centro de Profesorado Córdoba, May 2014 Antonio R. Roldán Tapia
  2. 2. Some basic data Where we are. Who we are. Our language learning history.
  3. 3. Eight provinces 8.4 million inhabitants 803.000 inhabitants
  4. 4. COUNTRY POPULATION (MILLIONS) Sweden 9.6 Austria 8.5 ANDALUSIA 8.4 Bulgaria 7.2 Denmark 5.6 Finland 5.4 Slovakia 5.4 Ireland 4.6 Lithuania 2.9 Slovenia 2.1 Latvia 2.0 Estonia 1.3 Cyprus 0.9 Luxembourg 0.5 Malta 0.4
  5. 5. A bit of history... 1970 Law of Education: 1 foreign language only, beginning age 11. French (losing students) English (gaining students) 1990 Law of Education: First foreign language compulsory, begining age 6. Second foreign language, optional, age 12. French recovery.
  6. 6. A bit of history... 2005 Plurilingualism promotion plan
  7. 7. Why plurilingualism? Key concept in Applied Linguistics Social value in democracies Historical reality European language policy
  8. 8. Plan de fomento de plurilingüismo Plurilingualism promotion plan Bilingual schools (CLIL programs) State schools of languages (EOI) Plurilingualism and teachers Plurilingualism and society Plurilingualism and interculturality
  9. 9. Bilingual schools
  10. 10. CLIL language in the program (13/14) English French German TOTAL Córdoba (figures) 103 8 2 113 Córdoba (percentage) 91,1 % 7,1 % 1,8 % 100 % Andalucía (percentage) 92,7 % 6 % 1,3 % 100 %
  11. 11. Type of school (Public, 13/14) Primary schools (aged 3-12) Secondary schools (aged 12-18) TOTAL Córdoba (figures) 44 44 88 Córdoba (percentage) 50 % 50 % 100 % Andalucía (percentage) 51 % 49 % 100 %
  12. 12. Córdoba school district (2013-2014) 113 bilingual schools ( about 25 % of all schools in the district) (about 10 % of bilingual schools in Andalucia)
  13. 13. 2 +10 (12) +8 (20) +12 (32) +12 (44) +24 (68) +8 (76) +4 (80) +1 +21 (102) +6 +5 (113) 1 (2000- 2005) 2 (2005- 2006) 3 (2006- 2007) 4 (2007- 2008) 5 (2008- 2009) 6 (2009- 2010) 7 (2010- 2011) 8 (2011- 2012) 9 (2012- 2013) 10 (2013- 2014) 2 12 20 32 44 68 76 80 102 113 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Bilingual schools in Córdoba province
  14. 14. State schools of languages (EOI) Important growth in the number of schools across the region Important growth in the number of languages taught. Importance of CAL courses.
  15. 15. State schools of languages (EOI) EOI in province (6) Córdoba Lucena Montoro Palma del Río Pozoblanco Priego de Córdoba EOI Córdoba Languages taught German Arabic French English Italian EOI Málaga Languages taught German Arabic Chinese Spanish L2 French Greek English Italian Japanese Portugese Russian
  16. 16. Organization • Province coordinator School district • School coordinator • Language and content teachers • Language assistants Schools • Teacher training centres • InspectorsOthers
  17. 17. Teaching Staff 7600 teachers involved in bilingual programs (2013-2014) B2 (CEFR) requirement for new teachers 777 Language assistants (2013-2014) English (698) French (58) German (14) Italian (4) Portugese (3)
  18. 18. Language assistants’ nationalities
  19. 19. LANGUAGE LEARNING PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS 234000 students in CLIL programs [2014] 3000 students (language courses) [2012] 6000 students (school exchanges) [2012] 1800 students (summer camps) [2011]
  20. 20. Curriculum and materials Integrated curriculum Early years (just for bilingual schools) Later years (for every school) All schools are expected to have a language project to develop their students’ communicative competence from a plurilingual perspective.
  21. 21. Integrated curriculum
  22. 22. Curriculum and materials Teaching materials Early years (tailor-made) Later years (tailor-made) (printed and on-line materials) (by the Regional Education Authority)
  23. 23. Curriculum and materials Teaching materials: by the Regional Ministry of Education. For CLIL teachers http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/edu cacion/webportal/web/aicle For language teachers http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/ed ucacion/webportal/web/pel
  24. 24. Curriculum and materials Teaching materials by the Regional Ministry of Education. For the school language project http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/edu cacion/webportal/web/proyecto- linguistico-centro/
  25. 25. Methodology CLIL A dual-focused educational approach in which an additional language is used for the learning and teaching of both content and language (Coyle, Hood & Marsh, 2010: 1). CLIL integrates: CONTENT (subject matter) COMMUNICATION (language learning and using) COGNITION (learning and thinking processes) CULTURE (developing intercultural understanding and global citizenship)
  26. 26. Training scheme 1 • Initial training (multipliers or direct teaching to language and CLIL teachers). 2 • In-school follow up. 3 • A wide range of courses, conferences, meetings, etc.
  27. 27. Initial training content Plurilingualism Education policies Language learning theories Bilingual education CLIL Curriculum design
  28. 28. The program goes on... Bachibac (double school graduation) Chinese program (11 schools) José Saramago program (Portuguese) (7 schools)
  29. 29. New web site: http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/educa cion/webportal/web/portal-de- plurilinguismo The program goes on...
  30. 30. The ABCs of plurilingualism in Andalusia Study visit Centro de Profesorado Córdoba, May 2014

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