Córdoba-06.05.0213Comenius Study VisitThe Development of Bilingualism in Germanystart in the 1960s as part of French-German reconcilition policybeginnings mainly in the southwest, primarily French as FLrather limited scope up to the 1980s, than faster growingnumbers of bilinguals schoolstoday bilinguals schools in all 16 states, even though mainly inthe west and mainly in grammar schoolssubjects: English, French, Spanish, occasionally Russian andDanish
Córdoba-06.05.0213Comenius Study VisitThe Teachersall bilingual teachers have two subjects, FL and secondsecond subjects often social sciencesno mandatory bilingual training neither at university nor inteachers traininglately, a growing number of in service-trainings in Schleswig-Holsteinno teacher is forced to teach bilingually
Córdoba-06.05.0213Comenius Study VisitThe Schools32 bilingual schools in Schleswig-Holstein out of a total of morethan 800almost exclusively grammar schools, exception: 3 primary andthree comprehensive schoolsonlyschool conference decides if bilingual branch is introducedgovernment gives 12 extra lessons for supportall organisation is done by the school itself
Córdoba-06.05.0213Comenius Study VisitThe Subjectsonly few subjects per school (usually 1-3) are taught bilinguallyFL almost exclusively English, subjects mainly Geography andHistoryclasses mainly held in target language, with some exceptionsregular subject curriculae are followedpupils can switch between bilingual and Geman subjectsbilingual Abitur possible at some schools,in more cases,certificates of bilingual career are issued
Córdoba-06.05.0213Comenius Study VisitThe ChallengesGenerallittle bilingual knowledge in institutionslittle support by ministryAt schoolslittle bilingual knowledgediscord in body of teachers on bilingualisms(election) of pupils for bilingual branchshortening of grammar school career (G8)
Córdoba-06.05.0213Comenius Study VisitBilingualism in Schleswig-HolsteinCórdoba-06.05.2013Thank you for your attention!