Author: Dr. Peter Mickan
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
Release Date: 2012-11-23
This book applies social theory to curriculum design and sets out a program for language curriculum renewal for the 21st century. It includes many examples of text-based curricula and describes a plan for curriculum renewal based on texts as the unit of analysis for planning, for teaching and for assessment. Underpinned by Halliday’s semiotic theory of language, the book combines the theory of language as a resource for meaning-making with learning language as learning to mean. The curriculum design constructs curriculum around social practices and their texts rather than presenting language as grammatical and lexical objects. This work will provide teachers, teacher educators and curriculum planners with a curriculum model for teaching children and adults in different contexts from preschool to adult education as well as serving as a practical guide for students.
Author: Claire Manners
Publisher: Ministerio de Educación
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Foreign Language Study
The MEC/BC bilingual project, initiated in 1996 in primary as a unique experiment within the Spanish state education system, and in September 2004 the classes that had started their bilingual education 8 years earlier took the project forward into Secondary schools.The formal agreement between the MEC/BC states that the aim of the project is to provide students from the age of three to sixteen with a bilingual, bicultural education through an integrated Spanish/English curriculum based on the Spanish National Curriculum and aspects of the National Curriculum for England and Wales. The implantation of such a curriculum requires, firstly, with regard to English as a subject, a very different classroom approach from the traditional EFL classroom where the focus is on learning English as a foreign language; secondly, a similar new methodology for teaching and learning other curricular areas through English. Such an integrated approach sits very positively within the Directives of the Council of Europe which insists on the need for students to be competent in three European languages by the end of the obligatory period of Secondary Education and that the learning of the first foreign language should begin in the early years of formal education. In addition to this, the secondary integrated curricula have consistently focused on the continuing development of students¿ skills and learning strategies, thus firmly establishing learning as a lifelong process. The specific objectives of the Project in the Secondary education level are to: continue the acquisition and learning of both languages through an integrated content-based curriculum, encourage awareness and understanding of the diversity of both cultures, facilitate the exchange of teachers and students, encourage the use of modern technologies in learning other languages, promote the certification of studies under both educational systems, if and when appropriate.
Author: Juan Kattan-Ibarra
Publisher: Teach Yourself
Release Date: 2016-02-16
Genre: Foreign Language Study
Do you want to communicate easily and freely in Spanish? By studying and practising Spanish grammar you?ll understand how the language really works and be able to speak Spanish with clarity and ease. This Spanish workbook offers a range of clear and effective learning features: Maps from A2 to B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages 200 activities across a range of grammar and vocabulary points Unique visual verb tenses timeline and infographics for extra context Personal tutor hints and tips - help you to understand language rules and culture points Learn to learn section offers tips and advice on how to be a good language learner 25 short learning units each contain: communication goals to guide your studies grammar explanations with embedded exercises vocabulary presentations and activities reading sections to consolidate your learning
Provides a framework to support the design and delivery of language courses in Arabic. This work suggests activities to develop oracy and literacy and focuses on intercultural awareness and creativity. It gives consideration to assessment, grammar and developing learner independence.
Assesses a range of different literacy skills and provides a diagnostic profile that highlights each pupil's strengths and weakness. - Quick and easy to administer to individual pupils or whole classes in a single session of 45 minutes, ERT4 provides norms which allow effective monitoring from age 11:7 to 16+ - Diagnostic profile highlights skimming, vocabulary, reading for facts, points of view and inferential comprehension - Ideal as a baseline measure for value added analysis and target-setting in secondary schools - A single scorer/ profiler CD-ROM provides computerised diagnostic profiling and individual and group performance analyses for all four ERT tests - Test booklet contains 10 copies