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UNIT 2.

EDUCATION IN A MULTILINGUAL SOCIETY POLICY FOR DEVELOPING SECOND AND THIRD LANGUAGES AS MEDIA FOR LEARNING.
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AIMS OF THE SESSION


Knowing the European Policy about

Language Learning. Recognizing the social changes that affect language learning. Being aware of globalization as a new educational factor. Knowing CLIL key terms.

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WARM UP
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE ASSUMPTION THAT LEARNING DIFFERENT LANGUAGES HAS BECAME A NEED IN ORDER TO AVOID SOCIAL EXCLUSION?

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INTRODUCTION
CE Language Policy Division

Programmes for the promotion of: Human rights. Democratic citizenship. Social cohesion. Intercultural dialogue. Projects related to the development of language education policies: - plurilingualism, - Common European Standards, - language education rights and responsibilities.
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INTRODUCTION
THE YEAR OF LANGUAGES (2001) Implementation of language policies and promotion of innovative approaches to the learning and teaching of modern

languages.
THE WHITE PAPER ON EDUCATION

AND TRAINING, TEACHING AND LEARNING: TOWARDS THE LEARNING SOCIETY (1995)

Need of speaking three languages


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INTRODUCTION
THE FOURTH GENERAL OBJECTIVE:

a) Proficiency in foreign languages for everyone. b) Secondary school pupils should study certain subjects in the first foreing language learnt. Language learning is becoming a need and minority languages should be promoted too.
Digital Gap, Multilingualism and CLIL first use.
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LISTENING
STUDENTS PERSPECTIVES

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SOCIOECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES

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STUDENTS PERSPECTIVES
New and changing world = new skills

Communication skills (internet, qualified jobs) Traditional language learning methodologies without good results.

Factors affecting educational practices:


Digital age Globalization Learning languages = need to do business

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SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ON LANGUAGE LEARNING PERSPECTIVES


Early language learning = positive
Language learning at any age:

Opportunity to receive instruction Experience real life situactions New methodologies CLIL

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SOCIECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES
L3 is a basic skill
High degree of English fluency is essential L3 into the curriculum objectives:

Better skills in language learning Better subject learning Cognitive skill improvement Greater intercultural understanding Better individual chances on the job market Better access to scientific research Greater national economic competitiveness
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GLOBALIZATION: CLIL
GLOBALIZATION: interconnected and

interdependent world. Change is a source of opportunities. Rethink what is taught and how it is taught. Educational innovations: CLIL

Competence building in languages and communication Developing social skills. Preparing young people for the knowledge society. Economic success. Multilingualism reduces neurodegenerative diseases.
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DEMOCRATIC CITIZENSHIP AND SOCIAL INCLUSION


Project on all the languages of education.
Focus: languages of instruction Official languages Mother tongues Third language Aims: promotion of a coherent and hollistic

approach to language acquisition policies to organize plurilingualism and diversification. From Linguistic Diversity to Plurilingual Education: Guide for the development of language education policies in Europe
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CE LANGUAGE EDUCATION POLICY AIMS


PLURILINGUALISM: communicative ability in

languages over lifetime. LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY: all European languages are equally valuable modes of communication. Linguistic rights. SOCIAL COHESION depends on access to language learning through life DEMOCRATIC CITIZENSHIP is facilitated by the plurilingual competence of individuals. MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING
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MULTILINGUAL CURRICULA. CLIL DIMENSIONS


CULTURE

Build intercultural knowledge and understanding Develop intercultural communication skills Learn about specific neighbouring countries and minority groups. Introduce the wider cultural context. Provide opportunities to study content through different perspectives. Access subject-specific target language terminology. Prepare for future studies and / or working life.

CONTENT

LEARNING

Complement individual learning strategies Diversify methods and forms of classroom practice. Increase learner motivation
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MULTILINGUAL CURRICULA. CLIL DIMENSIONS


ENVIRONMENT Prepare for internationalization and EU integration. Access international certification. Enhance school profile. LANGUAGE Improve overall target language competence. Develop oral communication skills. Deepen awareness of both mother tongue and target language. Develop plurilingual interests and attitudes. Introduce a target language.
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LISTENING
DAVID GRADDOL

IATEFL 2009 CLIL Debate David Graddol.wmv WHY IS CLIL A SEISMIC SHIFT AS FAR AS THE FUTURE OF ENGLISH LEARNING IS CONCERNED?

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CLIL KEY TERMS (I)


Additional Language
Bilingual Environment Certification Discourse Type Exposure

ICT
Immersion Method Intercultural Knowledge &

Understanding.
Language Awareness Language Shower Learning Styles

Low Medium High

Foreign Language

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CLIL KEY TERMS (II)


Learning Strategies
Majority Language Minority Language Monolingual Environment Mother Tongue Multilingual Environment

Native Speaker
Plurilingual Attitudes School Profile Second Language Target Language Trans-languaging

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SEE YOU NEXT WEEK

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