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THE IMPORTANCE OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES IN THE USA• Bilingual and multicultural programmes in schools intend to pay attention to socio- cultural and ethnic diversity.• Many High Schools offer advanced placement subjects such as Maths, LAs, and FLs to offer students the same opportunities.• FLs are also promoted by means of extra curricular activities such as clubs.• For & against bilingualism (TBE) Max. 3 years .
COMPARISON OF LEARNING A FLSPANISH IN FLORIDA, USA ENGLISH IN LOGROÑO, SPAIN• FLs are not compulsory. • Compulsory since primary levels.• Two years at least to enter a • Compulsory to enter college state college /university. /university.• A student whose native • Everybody has to take English at language is not English is exempt of this requirement, provided school and a second FL is that the student demonstrates optional. proficiency in his/her native • FLs are organised in courses language. (collaboration programme• Different levels: 6-12 grade between E.O.I. and High Schools). Regular, Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) foreign language course codes.• See TAKE-HOME TUTOR CD
CURIOSITIES IN THE AMERICAN CLASSROOM • Many interruptions (anybody can enter the class) • Announcements (at the beginning and the end) • Discipline (limits /rules) & teacher’s self-control. • Evaluation: lots of grades are needed & students need to succeed (extra credit). • Add/drop students (counsellors) • Attendance & punctuality (tardy slip)
How To Learn English: tips to help you to master the English Language!• Speak without Fear (learning English requires practice!)• Use all of your resources• Surround yourself with English• Listen to native speakers as much as possible• Watch English films and television• Listen to English music• Study as often as possible!• Do exercises and take tests• Record yourself• Listen to English (radio broadcasts, audiobooks or CDs in English)• Finally…Have fun!
Why study a FL at the E.O.I.?• Learning by doing. • Students are responsible• Learning about the use of for their learning process. the target language by (Active role / self- using it. learning)• Emphasis on • Teacher as a monitor of communicative activities this learning process. (vocabulary, grammar, • The E.O.I. stimulates this sociocultural contents, learning process. communicative • Authentic materials. (Real strategies). life)