International Conference 2017

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This strategic partnership  allows us working with people coming from diverse cultural, historical, educational, and social context, on common CLIL issues. We will prepare innovative digital resources for European CLIL teachers used by real CLIL teachers of project partner countries.

  • Constantine the Philosopher University, Faculty of Education in Nitra, Slovakia
  • Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia (Faculty of Materials Science and Technology in Trnava)
  • Daugavpils pilsetas Izglitibas parvalde in Daugavpils, Latvia
  • Vilnius Jonas Basanavicius progimnazija in Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Alströmergymnasiet, in Alingsås, Sweden
  • Liceo Statale Alessandro Manzoni in Caserta, Italy

 

Roles of partners in the project

This project is built on international collaboration which will result in increased flow of knowledge and good CLIL practice among education institutions, represented by Italian and Latvian partners, research organizations, represented by both Slovak partners and the representatives of schools in Lithuania and Sweden. Lithuanian and Swedish partners will aim at learning ways to implement good practices of CLIL in the classroom , while Italian and Latvian partners will contribute by sharing a good CLIL practice. Slovak partners will focus on a research part of the project.

The partnership also provides peer learning for participants by sharing the CLIL practice. This can lead to a common CLIL concept for European schools which can enable students to be equipped with the right skills for employment and thus become more competitive in the European labour market.

Constantine the Philosopher University, Faculty of Education in Nitra

Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra

The Faculty of Education

participated in national projects focused on foreign language teaching in cooperation with the National Institute for Education, a directly-managed organization of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sports of the Slovak Republic (here in after MSVVS), within the experimental verification of the project "Didactic effectiveness of CLIL method in primary schools in Foreign Language Teaching within Slovakia". The outcomes show the positive impact on learners and at the same time, it proves that CLIL learning environment does not have any harmful effects on learning content, even in some cases; CLIL students outperformed their non-CLIL counterparts.

The MSVVS has recently approved two programmes of further education for the university dealing with the implementation of CLIL to education ("Implementation of Content and Language Integrated Learning into Education in both Primary and Secondary Schools"). Both institutions actively participate in the project. The main objective of the programmes is to provide trainings and workshops for teachers who are planning to apply CLIL within the non-language subjects in Slovakia.

People

       

Jana Luprichová (contact here)                                

PaedDr. Jana Luprichová, PhD. works at Faculty of Education, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, at Lifelong Learning Centre. She is responsible for study programmes of further education for teachers, coordinator of pre-service teachers’ education, guarantor of CLIL programmes for teachers in primary and secondary schools, coordinator of the project Erasmus+ focused on implementation of CLIL to schools.

Contact

PF UKF, Dražovská 4, 949 74 Nitra, Slovakia
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Elena Kováčiková (contact here)            

Elena Kovacikova (MA, Music and ELT; PhD, ELT Methodology – Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra) has officially taught general English to very young learners, young learners, teenagers and adults, and English for specific purposes. Since 2012, she has been an English methodology teacher at the Department of Language Pedagogy and Intercultural Studies at the Faculty of Education in Nitra. Her field of interest is and has always been didactics and she constantly feels the need to broaden her horizons in teaching different learners. She has co-authored English textbooks for pupils Cool English School (for 3rd and 4th graders) published by Taktik.

Doctoral Thesis Modernization of teaching English through CLIL methodology supervised by prof. Pokrivčáková deals with implementation of CLIL into tertiary level of education, more specifically a non-philological university.

Contact

Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra Faculty of Education Department of Language Pedagogy and Intercultural Studies

Dražovská cesta 4, 949 74 Nitra, Slovakia

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Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Faculty of Materials Science and Technology in Trnava

Slovak University of Technology

Faculty of Materials Science and Technology

Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (hereinafter referred to as "STU") is a modern educational and scientific institution. Since its foundation in the year 1937 more than 145.000 students have graduated. In average, 17.000 students study at the STU every year. At present, the STU consists of seven faculties based in Bratislava and Trnava. All the faculties provide a study in accredited study programmes within the complex system of a bachelor, master and PhD. study. Faculties realise credit system compatible with the European credit transfer system enabling mutual mobility of students within European Union member countries and a larger European space. In the area of scientific and research activities the STU successfully joints European Union programmes. STU is a public university and offers education mainly in technical, technological, technical-economical, technical-information and technical-artistic fields of study using the modern methods of education, laboratories and practical training. It is aimed at the study branches with stable opportunities of students' employment at the labour market. International cooperation is a significant area based on interactive contact with educational as well as scientific-research institutions of the countries all over the world. First of all, it is focused on solution of the joint projects within the EU framework and other international programmes, mobility of students, teaching staff and researchers. STU system of education is connected with the prestigious partner universities in the framework of international programmes, especially Erasmus+. Today, one of the main tasks of STU is the active policy in the area of foreign students' recruitment. The number of foreign students at individual STU faculties has been raised several times during the past years. STU creates for the students high-quality conditions for the study and for active use of free time. STU keeps long-term relations with foreign universities and institutions, and systematically reach new cooperation agreements. This way, STU create conditions for cooperation between faculties, departments and individuals.

As of today, STU have singed 433 agreements on international cooperation with 203 institutions from 49 countries from around the world.

The Faculty of Materials Science and Technology  in Trnava hereinafter reffered to as „MTF“ was established on 1 January 1986 by decree of the Czechoslovak Government. It was originally named the Faculty of Machine Technology. However, the history of this Faculty is much older than the date of its establishment shows. Its history is closely connected with the technological branches of machine construction, the foundations of which were laid at the Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering in the forties. Following the require- ment for diversification of all forms of study and graduate profiles, the Faculty provides Bachelor's degree courses (Bc.), Master's degree courses (Ing.), and postgraduate doctoral (PhD) degree courses. In the present time, about 4000 students study at the Faculty in various courses.

People  

   

The MTF project team consists of 3 researchers and 1 technician.  They are involved in e-modular training preparation, building web platform and in training project activities.

Mgr. Ľudmila Hurajová, PhD.         

STU MTF coordinator of the project. She is involved in preparation of  e-modular CLIL training course, collecting research data and dissemination activities within the project. She works as a Senior Assistant at the Department of Foreing Languages and Humanities at STU MTF in Trnava. She has studied CLIL approach from teacher point of view. She has dealt with CLIL Teacher Competences. She is a co-author and a co-garantor of training programmes for teachers on Primary and Secondary Level of education who would like to implement CLIL into education process in Slovakia.

Mgr. Gabriela Chmelíková, PhD.

She is an ESP expert involved in obtaining research data, coordinating meetings and dissemination activities within the project. She works as a Head of the Department of Languages and Humanities at STU MTF in Trnava. She has been organizing Student Research Conference for more than 10 years. She deals with ESP, innovation in education and  development of  students language competences. She is a vice-president of Slovak commitee of CASAJC (Association of English teachers at non-philological universities).

doc. Ing. Martin Kusý, PhD.

He works as an Associate Professor  at the Institute of Materials Science. He is involved in obtaining research data, in trainings and dissemination activities within the project. He is involved in the research and development of ferrous and non-ferrous based alloys. He lectures, leads seminars and lab exercises on Modern experimental techniques in Material Analysis and Advanced materials.

Ing. Lukáš Špendla, PhD.

He works as a Senior Assistant at the Institute of Applied Informatics, Automation and Mechatronics. He is involved in building the project web platform and e- environment for e-modular training(educli.eu). He studies and deals with designing and testing information and control systems, implementing web applications and object-oriented programming in various programming languages. 

Daugavpils pilsetas Izglitibas parvalde in Daugavpils

Daugavpils pilsetas Izglitibas parvalde in Daugavpils

Daugavpils City Education Department (ED) is Daugavpils city (Latvia) municipal institution, which coordinates education in the local community (about 90 000 people population). Education Department (with the staff of 76 people) realizes municipality educational functions and all questions connected with it in the second largest city in Latvia. There are 13 secondary schools, 3 basic schools and 2 special education institutions, 29 pre-school educational establishments. The institution ensures different kinds of education availability in Daugavpils, including free time activities and inclusive education (for young people with special needs), lifelong learning education for adults.  Education Department has got a successful experience in international projects administration and realization (NordPlus, Grundtvig, Leonardo da Vinci, CEDEFOP Study visits, etc.).

The staff of Education Department is highly qualified specialists with different experience in their working field (education methodology, accountancy, social care, bilingual education, CLIL, children's rights defence, etc.). Employees working experience, participation in further education courses and certification, international experience are the basis for a successful team work.

Daugavpils is a multinational city that has got some schools with the Latvian language instruction, some schools with the Russian language instruction and one school with the Polish language instruction. There are several schools where 2 or 3 foreign languages are taught. Daugavpils schools experience in CLIL Project started due to the British Council in 2005. Eight Daugavpils secondary schools were involved in the project.  Our trainer was Keith Kelly from the UK. Four teacher-training courses were held. 60-hour language courses for content teachers were organized due to the British Council and Daugavpils City Education Department. We are the first city in Latvia where CLIL lessons (mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, natural science, social science, history, art, sport, etc.) are taught in the most of the city schools and they are financed by the city Council (there is no financial support from the state to CLIL all over the country, only moral support is given). This school year 12 schools are involved in CLIL programme, 13 subjects are taught, 44 teachers work in CLIL, and 602 students attend CLIL lessons. ED Bilingual questions methodologist and English language methodologist coordinate CLIL work in the city and offer different professional support to CLIL teachers organising seminars, courses, consultations, workshops and methodological help for CLIL teachers.

People

   

A person in charge of a project manager is Ms. Evelina Balode.

Vilnius Jonas Basanavicius progimnazija in Vilnius

Vilnius Jonas Basanavičius progimnazija

The school started its work in 1975. Since 1st September 2011 it has been named Jonas Basanavičius pre-gymnasium. Our pre-gymnasium is a modern school, open to innovation and change, where the values cherished by Jonas Basanavičius intermingle with the challenges of modern society and its unique identity is kept in the context of European culture.

Vilnius Jonas Basanavičius pre-gymnasium focuses on the values cherished by Jonas  Basanavičius, Signatory of the Act of Independence of  Lithuania:  national identity (folklore) and the Lithuanian nation's history and language development. The school has a functioning ethnic culture museum dedicated to Jonas Basanavičius.

The school staff are energetic and creative. In the academic year 2015-2016: 65 teachers, 5 student assistance professionals. We have 908 students learning here: 452 students in classes 1-4, 656 students in classes 5-8.
In our pre-gymnasium special attention is given to the French and English language acquisition. We participate in the project EMILE class. It is about teaching one or two subjects in the French language. In the years 2015-2017 the pre-gymnasium is implementing the project ERASMUS +. This enables the use of the content and English language integrated learning (CLIL) at school. Other projects:   Book Exchange Shelf , Interschool project, Year round , Green Windowsill, The Deep Earth Layers, Bernardinai Garden Flower Bed, Let‘s Keep Lithuania Clean,  Grove to Maironis, Fruit Program, Milk for Children, Christmas readings, Green week.

People

  

Head teacher Gražina Šoblickienė

She is mathematics teacher. Since 1st September 2011 she became Head teacher.

Contact

27 S. Konarskio Street, Vilnius, LT-03123, Lithuania
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Asta Pleckevičienė

Asta Pleckevičienė- English language teacher. She teaches English to very young learners, young learners , teenagers. She was coordinator of few Comenius school projects, European Studies Programme (Funded by Departments of Education in Ireland and Northern Ireland).

Contact

27 S. Konarskio Street, Vilnius, LT-03123, Lithuania

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Alströmergymnasiet, in Alingsås

Alströmergymnasiet, in Alingsås

The Alströmer Gymnasium is located in the city Alingsås (26,000 inhabitants), 50 km northeast of Göteborg in western Sweden, near the west coast. The school has got 1,200 students, aged (15) 16 - 19 (20), divided into twelve programs. The programs provide a broad general education and eligibility to study at the university or at post-secondary level. All of the national programs include the eight core subjects: English, Arts, P.Eand Health, Mathematics, General Science, Social Studies, Swedish (or Swedish as a Second Language). Alströmer High School is the only Upper Secondary School in the town so we have a great mix of students from different backgrounds and opportunities.

At school we are working on problems with the newly arrived unaccompanied refugee children and how they integrate into school and society in a positive way. For young people who have lived in Sweden only for a short time, there is a IVIK class (introductory course for immigrant youth). We focus on the problems of integration of both immigrants and Swedes. It is important to integrate young people from different countries. It is one of the reasons why we think this project of European cooperation is so important. It will make our students understand different nationalities better.

At school we work hard to get all students in education and we make many efforts to help students with special needs. Since August 2010, the school has also integrated Special Upper Secondary school with students with different kinds of handicap, both physical and mental. This is also part of an attempt to increase students' attention on the differences between people and that differences can enrich us.

Since Sweden is in a recession, there's rise in unemployment. We will focus on the growing unemployment in the area and how it affects students at the school. Youth unemployment is 20-25% so we want to prepare our students to find employment more easily after their studies. Many are forced to travel to Göteborg for work especially now when unemployment is rising.

The staff at the school are highly qualified specialists with many different subjects like English, native language, social studies, history, physics, mathematics, Spanish, Italian, Russian, German, French, Latin, media, sociology, nursing knowledge, power, construction, chemistry, bilingual education and many more. At the school there are about 150 teachers with a variety of backgrounds, education, and others participate constantly in training courses and conferences to keep up to date with all the news. The school has about 60 student teachers as part reads on universtietet their subjects and then train on education in schools with qualified tutors from the school. This means that we have an ongoing discussion of pedagogy, teaching, students and subjects. Previously we had bilingual instruction in subjects such as social studies, history, geography and partly economics in English, right now we have no such courses but there are many who would like to teach bilingual again. Some of us have been trained in England to be able to teach subjects in English.

People

   

A contact person for communication about the project is Ms. Susanna  Lindelöv-Frisk.

 

Liceo Statale Alessandro Manzoni in Caserta

Liceo Statale Alessandro Manzoni in Caserta

Liceo Statale Alessandro Manzoni is a big Secondary school directed by dott. Adele Vairo who is very careful about internationalization of educational offer of the school she heads. It is located in the south of Italy (Caserta),  it has about 2000  students (aged 15-18) and 200 teachers .
It offers 6 different curricula:
Liceo (ginnasio) Classico Cambridge
Liceo scientifico Cambridge
Liceo scientifico dello Sport
Liceo Linguistico
Liceo delle scienze Umane
Liceo Economico sociale
Liceo Classico of Comunication  (with an Artistic Laboratory of Diction and Orthoepy, the so-called "public speaking", and focus on classic drama).
The International Cambridge Liceo scientifico and classico both focus on bilingual teaching (IB Diploma)  
Liceo Manzoni also offers the ESABAC course: students have lessons in bilingual approach (french-italian) following the french study' programs: at the end of the course thay get both diplomas: french and italian and they also can enter in french Universities.
In 2011Liceo Manzoni was involved in a Comenius multilateral partnership  with IES "Trassierra" of Córdoba and the Liceo "Rimbaud" Istres, jointed  , project title: "FETES ET TRADITIONS DU SUD DE L'EUROPE"
Liceo Manzoni is winner of grant for Erasmus + KA1 staff mobility with the project "  “roBOT (bilingual,open&tablet)CLASSES : for an inclusive and compensative teaching based on bilinguism and tablet" CODE  ID: 2015-KA101-013780. Call 2015 .Evaluation score : 100/100.
Liceo Manzoni is also partner in a KA2 - Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices
Strategic Partnerships for school education project, title: European News rooms (Call 2016).
Another project in partnership with University of Siena, called"play for inclusion", has been approved in Call 2016 Erasmus + Ka2 VET (Vocational Education Training) ISFOL.
Liceo Manzoni is training official Centre for CLIL Language certification.
For our students is possible to attend language courses to obtain Cambridge and Trinity Certifications for English, Cervantes certificates for Spanish language, Goethe Certficates for german and DELF and DALF for french.
Manzoni Liceo colaborates with Università L'Orientale - Napoli for CLIL metodology Master: prof. Emma Abbate, teacher of Geography in English in Cambridge Liceo, also holds CLIL workshops at University.
Prof. Arianna Quarantotto is ESABAC  regional trainer, specialized in CLIL metodology ( French as L2).
Prof. Patrizia Russo is the coordinator of school CLIL team.

People

 

A contact person for communication about the project is Ms. Emma Abbate.