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San Andrea School, MALTA
Mauro Camilleri (B.A & P.G.C.S.E)
31st March, 2014
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The Maltese Language
 Our language reflects our history
 The only Semitic Language written in Latin script
 Phoeni...
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Our Linguistic Situation
 We are a bilingual country
 Maltese Constitution: 2 official languages
 English and Malt...
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San Andrea School
 A parent foundation school
 A Coeducational institution
 Early School (Ages 2 - 7)
 Middle Sch...
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What are the main Language
Skills?
 Listening
 Speaking
 Reading
 Writing
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Strategies to promote
Listening Skills
 Listening Comprehensions
 Group Work
 The use of audio resources
 Quizzes...
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Strategies to promote
Speaking Skills
 Presentations on
 Maltese Personalities
 Topic of the week
 Book of the mo...
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Strategies to promote
Reading Skills
 Book of the month
 Research
 Reading of others’ pieces of work
 Reading of ...
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Strategies to promote
Writing Skills
 Letter / Email writing
 Dialogue writing
 Interview writing
 Essay writing
...
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National Results
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San Andrea School Results
89%
passed
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Comparison of Results
61%
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Conclusions
As a school we always look at innovative ideas to help promote
language skills.
We also encourage our stu...
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Presentation by Mauro Camilleri (Malta) at the Study Visit Group No: 183 (CEDEFOP) , “Educational cooperation with professional institutions to promote language skills 2014″.

  1. 1. Logo San Andrea School, MALTA Mauro Camilleri (B.A & P.G.C.S.E) 31st March, 2014
  2. 2. Logo The Maltese Language  Our language reflects our history  The only Semitic Language written in Latin script  Phoenicians and Punics – Semitic civilisations (800BC – 218BC)  The Arabs (870 – 1090)  Normans, Anguvines, Castillians, Aragonese (1090 – 1530)  The Knights of St. John (1530 – 1798)  The French (1798 – 1800)  The British (1800 -1964)
  3. 3. Logo Our Linguistic Situation  We are a bilingual country  Maltese Constitution: 2 official languages  English and Maltese sometimes tend to be in competition  Competition between languages in Malta is historic and dates back to 1878 (Language Question)  This competition led to the formation of the two major political parties on the island  Speaking the Maltese language was associated with the lower class people (the kitchen language before the 1930s)  Today the Maltese language attained its respect from everyone (Mikiel Anton Vassalli - 1764-1829)
  4. 4. Logo San Andrea School  A parent foundation school  A Coeducational institution  Early School (Ages 2 - 7)  Middle School (Ages 8 - 10)  Senior School (Ages 11 - 15)
  5. 5. Logo What are the main Language Skills?  Listening  Speaking  Reading  Writing
  6. 6. Logo Strategies to promote Listening Skills  Listening Comprehensions  Group Work  The use of audio resources  Quizzes  Listening to presentations  Listening to role plays  Dictations  Listening to prose and poetry recital
  7. 7. Logo Strategies to promote Speaking Skills  Presentations on  Maltese Personalities  Topic of the week  Book of the month  Current Affairs  Team Work in quizzes  Evaluating each others’ work  Oral Tests: Discussions  Role Plays  Speaking about literature appreciation
  8. 8. Logo Strategies to promote Reading Skills  Book of the month  Research  Reading of others’ pieces of work  Reading of comprehension texts  Reading of newspaper articles  Reading of monthly local educational magazine  Reading of poetry and prose passages  Reading information from Notice Boards (Notices / Students’ works and research)  Crossword puzzles
  9. 9. Logo Strategies to promote Writing Skills  Letter / Email writing  Dialogue writing  Interview writing  Essay writing  Advert writing  Speech writing  Report writing  Literature appreciation  Poetry writing
  10. 10. Logo National Results
  11. 11. Logo San Andrea School Results 89% passed
  12. 12. Logo Comparison of Results 61%
  13. 13. Logo Conclusions As a school we always look at innovative ideas to help promote language skills. We also encourage our students and their parents to use the Maltese language at home, since we have a number of Maltese English speaking families. We believe that exposure and practice of the language are key factors in language skills acquisition. GRAZZI TAL-ATTENZJONI THANKS FOR YOUR ATTENTION

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