The ABCs of plurilingualism

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The ABCs of plurilingualism

  1. 1. THE ABCS OFPLURILINGUALISMIN ANDALUCIAStudy visitCentro de ProfesoradoCórdoba, May 2013
  2. 2. SOME BASIC DATAOur foreignlanguage history.Where we are.Who we are.
  3. 3. Eight provinces8.4 millioninhabitants 803.000inhabitants
  4. 4. COUNTRY POPULATION(MILLIONS)Sweden 9.6Austria 8.5ANDALUCIA 8.4Bulgaria 7.2Denmark 5.6Finland 5.4Slovakia 5.4Ireland 4.6Lithuania 2.9Slovenia 2.1Latvia 2.0Estonia 1.3Cyprus 0.9Luxembourg 0.5Malta 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, beginingage 6. Second foreign language, optional, age 12. French recovery.
  6. 6. A BIT OF HISTORY...2005
  7. 7. WHY PLURILINGUALISM?Key concept in AppliedLinguisticsSocial value in democraciesHistorical realityEuropean language policy
  8. 8. PLAN DE FOMENTO DEPLURILINGÜISMOPLURILINGUALISM PROMOTIONPLAN 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 (12/13)English French German TOTALCórdoba(figures)92 8 2 102Córdoba(percentage)90,3 % 7,8 % 1,9 % 100 %Andalucía(percentage)92,7 % 6 % 1,3 % 100 %
  11. 11. TYPE OF SCHOOL (PUBLIC, 12/13)Primaryschools(aged 3-12)Secondaryschools(aged 12-18)TOTALCórdoba(figures)38 44 82Córdoba(percentage)46 % 54 % 100 %Andalucía(percentage)52 % 48 % 100 %
  12. 12. CÓRDOBA SCHOOL DISTRICT (2012-2013)102 bilingualschools( about 25 % of all schools in the district)(about 10 % of bilingual schools inAndalucia)
  13. 13. BILINGUAL SCHOOLS – CÓRDOBA (2012-2013)2 +10 (12) +8 (20) +12 (32) +12 (44) +24 (68) +8 (76) +4 (80) +1 +21(102)1(2000-05)2(2005-06)3(2006-07)4(2007-08)5(2008-09)6(2009-10)7(2010-11)8(2011-12)9(2012-13)2122032446876801020204060801001201 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
  14. 14. STATE SCHOOLS OF LANGUAGES (EOI) Important growth in the numberof schools across the region Important growth in the numberof languages taught. Importance of CAL courses.
  15. 15. STATE SCHOOLS OF LANGUAGES (EOI)EOI Córdoba German Arabic French English ItalianEOI Málaga German Arabic Chinese Spanish L2 French Greek English Italian Japanese Portugese RussianEOI in province (6)CórdobaLucenaMontoroPalma del RíoPozoblancoPriego de Córdoba
  16. 16. ORGANIZATION•Province coordinatorSchooldistrict•School coordinator•Language and contentteachers•Language assistantsSchools•Teacher training centres•InspectorsOthers
  17. 17.  4416 involved inbilingual programs(2011-2012) B2 (CEFR)requirement fornew teachers English (1099) French (152) German (41) Italian (8) Arabic (7) Portugese (1) Russian (1) Chinese (1)Teaching Staff 1311 Languageassistants(2011-2012)
  18. 18. STUDENTS 3000 students (language courses) [2012] 6000 students (school exchanges) [2012] 1800 students (summer camps) [2011]
  19. 19. CURRICULUM AND MATERIALS Integrated curriculum Early years (just for bilingualschools) Later years (for every school) All schools are expected to have alanguage project to develop theirstudents’ communicative competencefrom a plurilingual perspective.
  20. 20. INTEGRATED CURRICULUM
  21. 21. CURRICULUM AND MATERIALS Teaching materials Early years (tailor-made) Later years (tailor-made) (printed and on-linematerials) (by the Regional EducationAuthority)
  22. 22. CURRICULUM AND MATERIALSTeaching materials: by the Regional Ministry ofEducation. For CLIL teachershttp://www.juntadeandalucia.es/educacion/webportal/web/aicle For language teachershttp://www.juntadeandalucia.es/educacion/webportal/web/pel
  23. 23. CURRICULUM AND MATERIALSTeaching materials by theRegional Ministry of Education. For the school language projecthttp://www.juntadeandalucia.es/educacion/webportal/web/proyecto-linguistico-centro/
  24. 24. METHODOLOGYCLIL A dual-focused educational approach in which anadditional language is used for the learning and teaching ofboth 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 understandingand global citizenship)
  25. 25. TRAINING SCHEME1•Initial training (multipliers ordirect teaching to language andCLIL teachers).2•In-school follow up.3•A wide range of courses,conferences, meetings, etc.
  26. 26. INITIAL TRAINING CONTENTPlurilingualismEducation policiesLanguage learning theoriesBilingual educationCLILCurriculum design
  27. 27. THE ABCS OFPLURILINGUALISMIN ANDALUCIA

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