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  1. 1. The CLIL programme in Comunidad Valenciana (SPAIN)Interest in CLIL has spread exponentially throughout Spain during the last few years, and CLILprogrammes have received support from educational authorities and have been implemented inmainstream schools. The degree and characteristics of this implementation, however, varygreatly from one Region to another, since the political structure of Spain comprises 19Autonomous Regions that were granted political and administrative power by the 1978democratic constitution.Thus, the curriculum may be covered in at least two different languages (with some subjectstaught in a first language and others taught in a second one) in two very different modes:- it may be taught in the official language of the State (Spanish) but also in a joint officiallanguage other than Spanish (Basque, Catalonian, Valencian and Galician);- it may be taught in the official language of the State (Spanish) but also partly in one or twoforeign languagesA third mode must be added to these two:- it may be taught partly in the official language of the State (Spanish), partly in a joint officiallanguage other than Spanish (Basque, Catalonian, Valencian and Galician), and partly in one ortwo foreign languages.Fostering multilingualism in a bilingual community: the Valencian modelThe Basque Country, Catalonia, Galicia, Navarre, and Valencia all share the ‘FosteringMultilingualism in a Bilingual Community’ scenario.Implementation of the CLIL programme through English is linked to the concept of moving frombilingualism to multilingualism in an autonomous Region where two languages, Spanish andValencian, already co-exist asofficial in the school curriculum.a. Number of hours of CLILPrimary school:- first cycle: 1.5 hours per week;- second cycle: 1.5 hours per week;- third cycle: 1 hour per week.Compulsory Secondary School:
  2. 2. At least one subject (2-4 hours per week) and no more than two subjects (4-8 hours per week)each year. The subject(s) could be the same or different each year.b. Balance between language and contentPrimary school:- first cycle: mostly on language;- second cycle: fairly equal;- third cycle: slightly biased toward content.Secondary school:-first cycle: slightly biased toward content;-second cycle: mostly on content.The ‘Bilingual Teaching Enriched Programme’ (PEBE) was started in Primary education in1998; since then two hundred and ninety more schools have joined. In 2004, a CLIL pilot projectwas set up in a vocational college which has now extended to fourteen vocational schools. TheBoard of Education approved an experimental project to implement CLIL in secondary schoolsin 2007.c. Subjects taught via CLILIt is a school-based decision concerning which subjects are taught through CLIL, usuallydepending on the availability of English-speaking teachers. Except for all Languages, whichhave to be taught in that language, and Science in primary school, which has to be taught inValencian, any subject in the curriculum can be offered as CLIL.Fifty three primary schools started the ‘Bilingual Teaching Enriched Programme’ (PEBE) duringthe school year 1998-99. Last official figures, dating from 15/02/2012, state that two hundredand seventy schools are now offering CLIL education through the official programme(PIPE),including private, state-sponsored and state schools, in either primary or secondary education.Comenius Projects have helped increase this implementation. Our school IES Juan de Garaycould be an example: thanks to the project “Natural Sciences, Natural English” 2011-2013, ithas officially applied to become a multilingual school next year.
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