• English language competition for school children aged 10-18: from 5th
year primary school to the end of secondary educat...
Organisers:
• International House
• The Esplai Foundation
Sponsors:
• University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations
• Cambridg...
Number of schools that participated in the 2013-14 edition:
In Catalonia: 430 In Baleares: 55
Number of students who took ...
1. LOCAL PHASE: November - February
Test held on the premises of participating schools
2. REGIONAL PHASE: March - April
On...
Sample test page
Some of the sponsors and prize winners from 2013
• All finalists receive a set of study materials
• The 6th, 5th, 4th and 3rd placed candidates from each school year recei...
Purpose
For the organisers and sponsors:
Excellent public relations exercise – good publicity and helps maintain
positive ...
CATALONIA: http://www.the-fonix.org/
BALEARIC ISLANDS: http://www.balears.the-fonix.org/
Contact:
Miquel Puig – mpuig@bcn....
Presentation by International House at the Study Visit Group No: 183 (CEDEFOP) , “Educational cooperation with professiona...
Presentation by International House at the Study Visit Group No: 183 (CEDEFOP) , “Educational cooperation with professiona...
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Presentation by International House at the Study Visit Group No: 183 (CEDEFOP) , “Educational cooperation with professional institutions to promote language skills 2014″.

  1. 1. • English language competition for school children aged 10-18: from 5th year primary school to the end of secondary education • Open to all schools – state, partially state funded and private • Run each year since 2008 in Catalonia and since 2009 in the Balearic islands THE FONIX Competition
  2. 2. Organisers: • International House • The Esplai Foundation Sponsors: • University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations • Cambridge University Press • Net Languages - virtual language school • Various public universities from Catalonia and the Balearic Islands Supported by: Departments of Education and Culture of the autonomous governments of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands Organisers and Sponsors
  3. 3. Number of schools that participated in the 2013-14 edition: In Catalonia: 430 In Baleares: 55 Number of students who took part: In Catalunya: 43,000 In Baleares: 6,000 Some numbers
  4. 4. 1. LOCAL PHASE: November - February Test held on the premises of participating schools 2. REGIONAL PHASE: March - April One representative from each class invited to attend regional finals (In Catalonia 1,800 regional finalists; in Baleares 250) 3. FINAL PHASE: April - May Highest scoring students from the regional final participate in grand final (in Catalonia 112 finalists; in Baleares 48) Competition in three phases
  5. 5. Sample test page
  6. 6. Some of the sponsors and prize winners from 2013
  7. 7. • All finalists receive a set of study materials • The 6th, 5th, 4th and 3rd placed candidates from each school year receive a Web-based English course • The runners up win a weekend in a hostel in Catalonia (with their family) • The winners from the 10 -13 year old age group win a two-week stay in an English Summer Camp in Catalonia • The winners from the 14 -18 year old age group win a two-week English course in Belfast including flights and accommodation The prizes
  8. 8. Purpose For the organisers and sponsors: Excellent public relations exercise – good publicity and helps maintain positive brand image For the regional governments: Another way to motivate students to study English and thereby improve the overall standard in the regions’ schools
  9. 9. CATALONIA: http://www.the-fonix.org/ BALEARIC ISLANDS: http://www.balears.the-fonix.org/ Contact: Miquel Puig – mpuig@bcn.ihes.com Jonathan Dykes – jdykes@bcn.ihes.com Websites:

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