DEVELOPMENT•The Madrid Community is developing this programSpanish-English 2012/2013 in 379 public schools.The bilingual English Program started in 2004-2005 in26 Public schools of Primary Education.•Later, when these pupils finalized their studies inPrimary Education, they started in Secondary Schoolstudies in 32 Secondary School.•In next course 2013-2014 The Madrid Community willhave 403 bilingual public schools (303 Primary schooland 90 Secondary School.
EXAMPLE OF DISTRIBUTIONAREAS Primary SecondaryGeography and 2,5 2,5HistorySpanish Language 5 5Mathematics 4 4Language English 5 5Arts 1,5 1,5Fisical Education 2 2Religion 1,5 1,5Free Hour 1 1Break 2,5 2,5Total Hours 25 25
OBJETIVES•Creating a bilingual environment in whole school.•The teachers will speak always in English with pupilsin Manual Arts, Geography and History, of course inEnglish Language.•The bilingual school has a Coordinator (specialized inEnglish language and qualified to teach other subjectsin English). He supervises to Language Assistants,maintain contact with the Administrator and he hasanother functions.
NATIVE LANGUAGE ASSISTANTS•Each bilingual school has at least one nativelanguage assistant.•His/her mission is helping to teachers who areinvolved in the programme.•They work in the school 16 hours per week.•They could work in reduce groups into the classwith the idea to promote oral and writingcommunication and to try knowing better theEnglish culture.
ADVANTAGES•Spend functioning of the center are increasing.•Equipment of information and new technologiesare Expanding.•The pupils have the possibility to obtain an officialqualification recognized for different EuropeanInstitutions.
ADVANTAGES•Feeling more intensive the learning of the foreignlanguage.• The interest for learning different languages isgrowing up.•Going in depth in a new culture and new language.•The pupils are trained to live in a world where thelanguages are very important.•The pupils will have better professional future.
THE BILINGUAL SCHOOL HAVE•Support•Training and adaptation•Evaluation of the University of Cambridge andTrinity College.