Fostering multilingualism in the basque country
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  • 1. Fostering multilingualism in the Basque CountryBILBAO STUDY VISIT 2013Loli IglesiasBego IturgaitzBILBAO STUDY VISIT2013
  • 2. SourceBILBAO STUDY VISIT2013
  • 3. Agents and programmes in this process Country (Bego)SPANISHENGLISHBASQUEASPANISHBASQUEENGLISHBBASQUEENGLISHSPANISHDBILBAO STUDY VISIT2013
  • 4. STUDY VISIT: Bilbao, 23rd April 2012 – 27th April 2012ImmersionProgramDifferent subjects in English+ LanguageLanguageclassesPast. Present and FutureLanguage classesthrough topics andsubject contentINEBI & BHINEBI(English subject: 3hours per week)MULTILINGUAL EXPERIENCETRILINGUAL FRAMEWORKEnglish as a foreignlanguageInternationalSchoolsContent- driven Language- drivenBILBAO STUDY VISIT2013
  • 5. Precedingsteps1996:Plurilingualexperience3 Primary (P3) +4 Secondary(S1) Schools
  • 6. Agents in this processAdvisory centersberritzeguneak inspectorateInstitute of Researchand EvaluationIsei-iveiPROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT-Training-- CounsellingFOLLOW-UP-Check out initial-conditions andthrough out-the procesASSESSMENTBILBAO STUDY VISIT2013
  • 7. Follow up and assessmentreflection on practice at seminarsJoint follow up of process by Berritzegunes and Inspectorate (initial conditions nº of hours)together with school committeeInitial/mid/final evaluation of students taking part in the project, by the Institute of Research &EvaluationBILBAO STUDY VISIT2013
  • 8. Training and counsellingCOURSES• GARATU• Talks on diverse topics closelyrelated to teachers needsorganised by Berritzegunes anddelivered by expertsSEMINARS (by advisors fromBerritzegunes)o OBJECTIVESo ORGANIZATIONAL ISSUESCOUNSELLING AT SCHOOL (byadvisors from Berritzegunes)CONFERENCES ON LANGUAGE TEACHINGPRACTICE (Berritzegunes)BILBAO STUDY VISIT2013
  • 9. CLIL essentials in our context* Economical conditions: schools need sufficient funding for projectimplementing* Organizational conditions:Teachers need to be qualified to be CLIL practitioners. How?The key lies in training and coordination. What for?Among other goals, to plan and develop CLIL unitsA successful CLIL lesson should combine elements of the 4 Cs(an example of a CLIL template using the 4 Cs)(an example of a CLIL Unit Checklist for the teacher)BILBAO STUDY VISIT2013
  • 10. CLIL essentials in our contextLearners need scaffolding while their language system is“under construction. Some examples:Art at Secondary: language scaffoldingScience at Primary - the Photosynthesis- Audiovisual scaffolding- Visual scaffolding- ActivityScience at Secondary- Making a food web- Visual and linguistic scaffoldingBILBAO STUDY VISIT2013
  • 11. CLIL benefits in our contextCoordination between subject and languageteachers is increasingTeachers are sharing what they are doingwith other teachersCLIL is helping reduce the gap betweenschool and society (through Web 2.0 toolsand the use of authentic materials)BILBAO STUDY VISIT2013
  • 12. CLIL benefits in our contextStudents’ motivation is increasing mainly due tothe following reasons:- Learner styles are being taken into account- Authenticity is the basis of a CLIL classroom- CLIL fosters active learning and cooperationLearner is becoming the protagonist of thelearning process and teacher’s role is changingBILBAO STUDY VISIT2013
  • 13. “You live a new lifefor every newlanguage you speak.If you know only onelanguage, you liveonly once."A Czech proverbBILBAO STUDY VISIT2013
  • 14. BILBAO STUDY VISIT2013