Poland- by Ewa Pawela_Study Visit 2013-189-ES (Barcelona)


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Poland: Presentation for the European Study Visit 2013-189-ES (Catalonia, Spain), "Language learning spaces: diversity and transversality". Author Ewa Pawela. Visit the web: http://blocs.xtec.cat/cataloniastudyvisit2013languagelearning/report/

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Poland- by Ewa Pawela_Study Visit 2013-189-ES (Barcelona)

  1. 1. Ewa Pawela – Poland
  2. 2. like in other European countries the multilingualism of societiesand the plurilingualism of individual speakers are recognised.In PolandThe school has its own educational mission and is a privileged institutionwhere existing societal multilingualism and individual plurilingualismare welcomed, valued and built upon, thus contributing to social inclusion.Every school is a space open to the plurality of languages and cultures.
  3. 3. Plurilingual and intercultural education has differentcomponents:
  4. 4. The system of Educationin Poland
  5. 5. Possible ways of organizing foreign language educationin Poland
  6. 6. Students with similar level of proficiency learn together,(the Regulation by the Minister of National Education of 23 December 2008)and groups should be formed on the basis of placement test results.No language learning group should consist of more than 24 students.The number of teaching hours devoted to foreign languages has increased(the latest Ministry of Education regulation - February 2012).A compulsory course in one foreign language at the extended levelwas introduced in grades 1–3 of general upper secondary schoolor 1–4 of technical upper secondary school (ISCED 3 – see the table).School authorities strive to make it possible for students to continuelearning the language they began learning at earlier levels ofeducation.
  7. 7. Comparison of the number of teaching hours (per level of education)devoted to FLT in new and previous regulations on outline timetables.
  8. 8. Correspondence between levels in various documents** An exam based on the Core Curriculum will be available for stage II in 2015*** Until 2014 the matriculation exam will be based on the so-called examination standards;the exam will be based on the Core Curriculum requirement from 2015.
  9. 9. Mapy Google - ©2013 Google Łodygowice
  10. 10. Zespół Szkół nr 1 w ŁodygowicachThe Cluster of the Primary School and lower secondary school no.1in Łodygowice
  11. 11. The outdoor sport complex and teaching nature trail
  12. 12. School lifeLibraryGymComputer roomSpors hall
  13. 13. Moments of seriousness and spare timePlayroom Radio CanteenPupils vow School Day
  14. 14. Out-of-class activitiesThe Great Orchestra of Christmas CharityCaritas School CircleScout teamShoolCHARITY ACTIONSschop
  15. 15. Other extracurricular activities
  16. 16. To improve foreign languageteaching and learning…Our school offersinternational activities,it’s our tradition.In the past we hadthe youth exchangewith the Danish schoolfive times and we are stillin contact with ourDanish friends.
  17. 17. Since 2006 we have had the youth exchangewith the German school from Zeven near Hamburg.Every year during the exchange we work on the project. Lastyear it was “The wall joins.”
  18. 18. eTwinning in our school’’So close no matter how far…”Our partner school was Laura Vicunha School VendasNovas- PortugalThe stages of our project: School presentation Getting to know each other Comparing our educational systems Our school life Our culture The summaryStudents exchangesʼ , real and virtual,develop understanding of and respectfor different cultures and lifestylesand contribute to studentsʼ developmentas responsible European citizens.
  19. 19. Akademia Przyszłości in our school Since 2010 we have been taking a partin Akademia Przyszłości(the Academy of Future). It is the innovating three-year programfor lower secondary schools so- callede-academy. It is supported by The Ministry of PolishEducation and funded by The EuropeanSocial Fund. Only 200 schools participate in it. Schools were equipped with aninteractive whiteboard and 7 netbooksfor teachers Teacher trainings were organised duringholidays three times. The Virtual Academic Circle is conductedby the academic teacher.The Platform of Akademia PrzyszłościThe main profile of a teacher’s page
  20. 20. In the framework of e-academy eight teachers realize 30%curriculum in Mathematics, Physics,Chemistry, Biology, Geography,English, Information Technologyand Knowledge about society usinge-learning methods, the coordinator is obliged to carefor the computer lab, one teacher realizes 30 hours in thelevelling group, four teachers conduct localprojects.English e-lessonThe main goal for teachers is improvingthe quality of education and for students -acquiring key competences and becomingopen-mided.
  21. 21. Cyfrowa szkoła – Digital school It’s the government program ofdeveloping pupils’ and teachers’competences in the use of ICT. In 2012 about 400 (3%) primaryschools were equipped withhardware which was delivered,integrated and tested. The teachers of all chosen schoolswere trained how to use ICTduring classes in all subjects. In the FL classroom it definitelyhelps to teach and learn moreefficiently.
  22. 22. Using ICT in the foreign language classroomInteractive whiteboardEducational PlatformMyEnglishLab
  23. 23. Content and language integrated learningin PolandMany different CLIL practicesand many options,depending on local languagepolicies, number of hoursallocated, content taughtthrough CLIL, support toteachers, etc. Implementation depends onthe funding available.The amount of contentteaching in CLIL practicesvaries.About 100 bilingual schools.CLIL applied at Stage I(grades 1-3,primary school).
  24. 24. Thank you for your attention 