MULTILINGUAL PEDAGOGICS IN SPAIN

Spain

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Dates can be subject to change and are only final after official confirmation by the course provider.

CONTENT

  • Collaboration

Local partners organize these international courses in cooperation with Eekhout Academy.

The hosting partner organisation is Associaciò Meraki Projectes de Valencia.

Meraki ProjectesAssociaciò Meraki Projectes de Valencia

C/ Pintor Rafael Solbes, 1-8

46017 Valencia, Spain

  • What

The idea of the course is to learn about the latest methodologies for learning foreign languages, analyse the results obtained with these methodologies and present the conclusions, their advantages and needed requirements. Theoretical backgrounds are illustrated with real life study visits at bilingual schools in a multilingual environment.

The basis of multilingual pedagogies is the fact that education is not simply ‘done to students’, but includes students in their learning processes. Especially in areas where teachers and children from different background, socio-educational spaces, linguistic origin,… encounter each other during those learning process, this is a huge challenge. In a multilingual situation it is more difficult to envision how to build on the language existing practices of all students.

multilingual pedagogics in Spain
multilingual pedagogics in Spain

Spain is divided into several ‘states’ or ‘Comunidades Autónomas’, which share power on education with the central government. Several of these ‘states’ are officially bilingual and Spain in general, has a lot of non-native inhabitants and students .

In the past, the use of the local national languages were forbidden or discouraged. But recently the government developed a system for increasing the knowledge, use, and status of those  local national languages.

As in Catalonia, Galicia and the Basque Countries, also in the Valencian Community, students have courses in two languages (here: Spanish or Castilian and Valencian or Catalan) and still must be able to pass their national exam of Spanish (Castilian). The results are astonishing as in the bilingual education the results for that national examen of Spanish are above the national average. This indicates that bilingual teaching, enhances the learning of both languages. Additionally, a lot of the students are non-native a speak a different language at home (Arabic, Berber, an African or Indian language…). In this course we have a look at how schools tackle this interesting situation.

Example of programme

Day 1:

  • Introduction to the course week, ice breaking, presentation of programme
  • Learning the host language for newly arrived students in a multilingual context. We are referring to a national and an international context, and aim to make a comparison between the resources the teachers use in these contexts. Didactic proposal aimed at putting into practice the ideas obtained through this invaluable look into multiculturality and diversity.
  • Inclusion in the classroom, a new chapter in attention to diversity. We will look at how to work in the classroom with those pupils who do not master the host language.
  • Learning communities: Interactive groups and dialogical gathering. The importance of interactions between different members of the community for the learning of newly arrived students Here we include scientific evidences brought forward by European projects
  • In the evening: voluntary welcome supper (cost not included in the course fee).

 

Day 2: Course on location and study visit to a school: “Ramiro Jover”

  • We will visit the school “Ramiro Jover” that based its educational practice on actions that have been scientifically proven to help learning. During this school visit there is ample possibility for interaction and exchange of ideas.
  • In the evening: a voluntary cultural activity in Albufera (cost is not included in the course fee).

 

Day 3:

  • Application of the Interactive groups and literary gathering in the reality of our school talking about the learning of Spanish (Castilian), Catalan, English… as a second or third language
  • Peer tutoring, one of the most effective ways to learn with kids with very different backgrounds
  • Cooperative methodologies: PBL, EduScrum, Service-Learning (connecting secondary with primary education)
  • Examples taken from learning English techniques: music, games and drama.
    Learning by doing, how these techniques help to improve multilevel students.

 

Day 4: Course on location and study visit to a school: “Jaime I”

  • We will visit the school “Jaime I” that based its educational practice on actions that have been scientifically proven to help learning.
  • In the evening: a voluntary cultural activity in València with farewell supper and live music (cost is not included in the course fee)

Day 5:

  • Learner Centred Approach: the basis of the teaching-learning process focused on students coming from different countries and with different languages.
  • ICT resources: Duolingo for Schools, Flipped Classroom, Gamification…
  • Development of personal case
  • Transfer exercises
  • Presentation of ‘Master Piece’ on own context
  • Evaluation, certificates and farewell

PRACTICALITIES

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COURSE FEE

– We offer a flexible cost structure, allowing you to select the package that fits best your personal or school situation.
– For a detailed explanation, have a look at our ‘Cost Structure‘.

FUNDING

– You can request an Erasmus Plus grant from your national agency which will cover almost all costs of this course.
– We can guide you through the process of funding and application. To do so, you need the make a pre-registration.
– After pre-registration, we’ll contact you by mail and provide the application help.

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