IN-SERVICE TEACHER TRAINING IN CATALONIA
1. Global figures and indicators 2. Main programmes/topics of in-service training 3. Organization and planning of the trai...
1. Global figures <ul><li>Activities:  9.172 </li></ul><ul><li>Hours:  235.284 </li></ul><ul><li>Granted places:    199.41...
Indicators  <ul><li>Percentage of participation: 80,6% </li></ul><ul><li>Percentage of teachers with a certficate: 71,6%  ...
2. Main programmes/topics of in-service training
Decentralized training Centralized training 3. Organization and planning of the training Educational system training activ...
Grants for universities for their collaboration in the teacher training programmes.  Grants for teachers’ associations and...
4. Area-based training programmes (PFZ) Territory   Barcelona Comarques   Baix Llobregat Catalunya Central Maresme-Vallès ...
5. Area Educational Services <ul><li>They group/coordinate all the professionals who advise schools  </li></ul><ul><li>The...
6. Area-based training programmes (PFZ)  <ul><ul><li>- The training activities offered give an answer to the needs stated ...
7. Centralized training (educational system training activities) <ul><ul><li>Programmes for the training in foreign langua...
In-service teacher training programmes in foreign languages
<ul><li>Increase the methodological and linguistic competences of the foreign language teachers (primary and secondary). <...
<ul><li>Teachers in a school with a PELE project (Pla Experimental de Llengües Estrangeres) </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers in ...
Main Programmes: <ul><li>Training / Enhancing for the schools with a Pla Experimental de Llengües Estrangeres (PELE) .1st ...
The only cost for the teachers is the expenses of the trip Summer grants: <ul><li>Methodology / Language / Culture </li></...
<ul><li>Activities organized by the ICE (Universities) </li></ul><ul><li>Activities organitzed  by other institucions (Tea...
The aim is to train teachers to achieve the B1 and B2 levels <ul><li>English courses during the school year at the officia...
CLIL/EMILE Training pathway Level B2 Linguistic requirement Initial and compulsory training during the school year or in t...
<ul><li>10-week paid leaves </li></ul><ul><li>Aims: </li></ul><ul><li>40 teachers every year </li></ul><ul><li>Different g...
Information of the training activities The information and the applying procedures of all the training organized by the De...
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Language Teacher Training in Catalonia: CLIL and Language acquisition

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Presented by Marta Dunach and Jordi Margeli for a Comenius Study Visit group, interested in social dimension of language learning, at the Department of Education. Include Catalan Programs for Teacher Training on CLIL and Languages Methodologies in Catalonia. Implementing Plurilingualism, effectiveness and Language Learning, 2011.

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Language Teacher Training in Catalonia: CLIL and Language acquisition

  1. 1. IN-SERVICE TEACHER TRAINING IN CATALONIA
  2. 2. 1. Global figures and indicators 2. Main programmes/topics of in-service training 3. Organization and planning of the training 4. Area-based training programmes (PFZ) 5. Area Educational Services (Pedagogic Resource Centres) 6. Area-based training programmes (PFZ) 7. Centralized training (educational system training activities) 8. In-service teacher training programmes in foreign languages Index
  3. 3. 1. Global figures <ul><li>Activities: 9.172 </li></ul><ul><li>Hours: 235.284 </li></ul><ul><li>Granted places: 199.416 </li></ul><ul><li>Total number of teachers: 106.126 </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers who have attended at least a training activity: 85.520 (80,6%) </li></ul>2009-2010
  4. 4. Indicators <ul><li>Percentage of participation: 80,6% </li></ul><ul><li>Percentage of teachers with a certficate: 71,6% </li></ul><ul><li>Number of training hours attended per teacher: 40,17 </li></ul><ul><li>Average of training hours offered per teacher: 32,37 </li></ul>
  5. 5. 2. Main programmes/topics of in-service training
  6. 6. Decentralized training Centralized training 3. Organization and planning of the training Educational system training activities 15% Territorial/Regional training activities 17,7% Area-based training activities 32,4% School-based training activities 34,9%
  7. 7. Grants for universities for their collaboration in the teacher training programmes. Grants for teachers’ associations and professional organizations to programme training activities in the summer (Escoles d’Estiu:Summer Schools) and during the school year and: <ul><li>Activities: 1.196 </li></ul><ul><li>Participant teachers: 23.524 </li></ul><ul><li>This is a 12% of the total number of activities organized during the year and an 11% of the granted places </li></ul>Training in the summer 2010:
  8. 8. 4. Area-based training programmes (PFZ) Territory Barcelona Comarques Baix Llobregat Catalunya Central Maresme-Vallès Oriental Girona Vallès Occidental Lleida Tarragona Terres de l’Ebre Consorci d’Educació de Barcelona
  9. 9. 5. Area Educational Services <ul><li>They group/coordinate all the professionals who advise schools </li></ul><ul><li>The area educational services were established by the Departament d’Ensenyament to help schools and teachers in their pedagogical and educational tasks </li></ul><ul><li>They are responsible for managing the training in their areas </li></ul><ul><li>There are 72 educational services. </li></ul>
  10. 10. 6. Area-based training programmes (PFZ) <ul><ul><li>- The training activities offered give an answer to the needs stated by the schools and teachers of a specific area. </li></ul></ul>54% 46% Training adressed to teachers of different schools Training adressed to teachers of the same school (school’s training plan) Which aims?
  11. 11. 7. Centralized training (educational system training activities) <ul><ul><li>Programmes for the training in foreign languages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Programmes for the school management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Programmes for the training of teacher trainers in collaboration with the universities. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Programmes for the new teachers in collaboration with the universities. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. In-service teacher training programmes in foreign languages
  13. 13. <ul><li>Increase the methodological and linguistic competences of the foreign language teachers (primary and secondary). </li></ul><ul><li>Increase the linguistic competences of the teachers of all the other areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Train teachers of non-linguistic areas to teach in a foreign language (CLIL / EMILE) </li></ul>Objectives
  14. 14. <ul><li>Teachers in a school with a PELE project (Pla Experimental de Llengües Estrangeres) </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers in a school with an Autonomy project where foreign languages are involved. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers in a school with a Comenius project </li></ul>The aim is to address the in-service training programmes to schools with a project. Priorities
  15. 15. Main Programmes: <ul><li>Training / Enhancing for the schools with a Pla Experimental de Llengües Estrangeres (PELE) .1st year: compulsary 35 hours, 500 teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>Activities within the Plans de Formació de Zona. (PELE 2nd and 3rd year, and courses/seminars/workgroups/congresses /,…). 3.100 teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Specific programmes for infant and primary school teachers including methodological and linguistic contents. 410 teachers </li></ul>Objective 1: Foreign language teachers
  16. 16. The only cost for the teachers is the expenses of the trip Summer grants: <ul><li>Methodology / Language / Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Courses in Catalonia and abroad: France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland and Italy </li></ul><ul><li>Courses mainly adressed to teachers in a PELE/PAC school.Total number of grants offered: 1.340 (Courses in Catalonia: 500; Abroad: 840) </li></ul><ul><li>Length of the courses abroad 2-4 weeks </li></ul>Objective 1: Foreign language teachers
  17. 17. <ul><li>Activities organized by the ICE (Universities) </li></ul><ul><li>Activities organitzed by other institucions (Teachers’ associations, British / French / German Institutes,……) and approved as in-service training activities. </li></ul>Objective 1: Foreign language teachers
  18. 18. The aim is to train teachers to achieve the B1 and B2 levels <ul><li>English courses during the school year at the official schools of languages (EOI). ( Length of these courses: 130 hours, number of courses: 126 and number of teachers: 2.884) </li></ul><ul><li>English and French courses during the summer at the EOI. (Length of these courses: 60 hours, number of courses: 113) </li></ul><ul><li>Grants offered in the regular EOI courses in different languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian and Russian ( Length of these courses: 130 hours, number of teachers: 470) </li></ul><ul><li>Language courses abroad in the summer. ( Length of these courses: 3 weeks, 60 hours. Great Britain: 380 grants, France: 10 grants) </li></ul>Objective 2: Teachers of other subjects
  19. 19. CLIL/EMILE Training pathway Level B2 Linguistic requirement Initial and compulsory training during the school year or in the summer (35h) PELE-1st year PELE 2nd and 3rd year Putting the project in practice with the students Plans de Formació de Zona / Exchanging experiences / Contrasting pedagogic materials 10-Week paid leaves Workgroups (Producing new pedagogic materials) These teachers work as teacher trainers in presentations/PELE training/workshops/--- Objective 3: CLIL / EMILE
  20. 20. <ul><li>10-week paid leaves </li></ul><ul><li>Aims: </li></ul><ul><li>40 teachers every year </li></ul><ul><li>Different gropus for primary and secondary teachers </li></ul>- Write CLIL / EMILE materials - Know more about the CLIL / EMILE methodology - Linguistic improvement <ul><li>Groups in the first term (oct / dec.) and the second term (jan / march) </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements: </li></ul>- Schools with a CLIL / EMILE project The produced materials are available on the Department’s website Objective 3: CLIL / EMILE
  21. 21. Information of the training activities The information and the applying procedures of all the training organized by the Departament d’Ensenyament is available on this website: http:// www.xtec.cat/formacio

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