Presentation on theme: "Vega Llorente Pinto Escuela Oficial de Idiomas de Salamanca"— Presentation transcript:
1 Vega Llorente Pinto Escuela Oficial de Idiomas de Salamanca CARAP – FREPAA Framework of Reference for Pluralistic Approaches to Languages and CulturesProject impact in Castilla y León (Spain)Vega Llorente Pinto Escuela Oficial de Idiomas de Salamanca
2 What “Escuelas Oficiales de Idiomas” are? They form a network of public centers for the teaching of languageslanguages taught: English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish as Foreign Language, Chinese, Basque, Catalan, Galician, and more...there are some 300 schoolsthere are some pupilsthe pupils obtain official certificates (diplomas)
3 Interdisciplinary group formation “Salamancaplurilingüe” coordinator: Vega Llorente Pinto (Spanish Foreign Language teacher, EOI de Salamanca)group participants:Miguel Ángel Belver (German language teacher, EOI de Salamanca )Magdalena Iglesias (Italian language teacher, EOI de Salamanca)Teresa Vicente (French language teacher, EOI de Salamanca)Benimar García (English language teacher, EOI de Salamanca)
5 CARAP implementation: activities and actions Innovation project: Language teaching and learning in a plurilingual dimension: pluralistic approaches (La enseñanza y el aprendizaje de las lenguas desde una perspectiva plurilingüe: los enfoques plurales),Working groups which prepared the following projects:Project: “Awakening to languages” (Despertar a las lenguas)Project: “Discover your plurilingual & intercultural abilities” (Descubre tus habilidades plurilingües e interculturales)Workshop “Plurilingual & intercultural education: a plurilingual competence development. Approaches to language teaching & learning revision”Oral Intercomprehension workshop
6 Innovation project. Part 1: Language teaching and learning in a plurilingual dimension: pluralistic approachesElaboration of a plurilingual project: “Awakening to languages”Elaboration of plurilingual activities:
7 Innovation project. Part 2: Language teaching and learning in a plurilingual dimension: pluralistic approachesWorkshop “Linguistic consciousness of the EOI pupils. A late awakening to languages”, coordinated by Marisa Coronado (Spanish Foreign Language teacher, EOI Madrid)This project ( ) was awarded by Castilla y León government (Honour Mention for Innovation)
8 “Despertar a las lenguas” (Awakening to languages) Concieved as a plurilingual activity aimed at pupils of 7-9 years oldIts object is to make pupils conscious of the linguistic diversity of our societyActivity steps:A big Europe map is painted on the floorThe children have to recognize the countries and their languagesAll the children are split into “nationalities” groups (British, German, French, Italian and Portuguese), and care a “flag” stickerThey learn how to greet and farewell in “their” languageThe children “turn out” to be tourists, and travel to other countries where they are supposed to greet in the country´s language. They take their “luggage” with them.The final step consists in talking about the other countries traditions (birthday, Christmas, etc.). All the pupils sing in all the languages.
10 “Awakening to languages”: project resultsIts success and the necessity to satisfy the demand, a new team for annual implementation of “Awakening to languages” was formed from foreign languages conversation assistants and EOI Spanish foreigh language pupils625 pupils have participated in the project during
11 Consult the project diffusion on these web links:
14 “Discover your plurilingual & intercultural abilities” Concieved as plurilingual activity aimed at pupils of years oldIts object is to make pupils learn other languages by means of the languages they knowActivity steps:an introductory written comprehension activity, compound of micro-dialogues in German, French and Italian, which the pupils will have to attribute to one of the languages by means of comparing frases with their English and Spanish equivalentsan oral plurilingual activity, based on the languages the pupils haven´t studied before (German, French & Italian). They will have to understand the activity, using their knowledge of Spanish & Englishan intercultural activity, during which the pupils, united in groups, will assume different invented cultures and will have to behave in terms of these “cultures” rules. They will have to make them understand, to negotiate with others and to reach agreements, with respect and comprehension that other cultures should be always taken into account.
15 “Discover your plurilingual & intercultural abilities”: project preparation Preparation period:Diffusion & collaboration, thanks to: Salamanca City of Knowledge Foundation (Fundación Salamanca Ciudad de Saberes) of Salamanca City Hall5 schools are supposed to participate in the project duringConsult the project diffusion on these web links:
16 Workshop:“Plurilingual & intercultural education: a plurilingual competence development. Approaches to language teaching & learning revision”Speaker: Vega Llorente Pinto, Spanish Foreign Language teacherPresentation date: April, 1st, 2011Audience: actual and future language teachers
19 Oral intercomprehension workshop Speaker: Benimar García, English language teacher & Cultural Affairs Adviser, Spanish Embassy in Australia.Member of Interdisciplinary Group (EOI Salamanca).Sydney (Australia), September 2011