Education and Languages, Language Policy

Plurilingual and Intercultural Education
in vocational education and training curricula

Seminar
PROGRAMME

Council of Europe, Agora Building
10-11 May 2012

    Thursday 10 May 2012

08.30 – 09.00

    Registration

   

9.00 – 9.30

Opening

    The aims of the seminar in relation to the Guide for the development and implementation of curricula for plurilingual and intercultural education and the other tools of the Language Policy Unit
    Johanna Panthier – Sjur Bergan

    Tour de table

    Summary of the responses to the questionnaire:
    Francis Goullier, General Rapporteur

Chair:
Jean-Claude Beacco

    Block A: The role of the languages of schooling in pupils’ education

9.30 – 10.00

10.00 – 11.00

11.00 – 11.30

11.30 – 12.30

12.30 – 13.00

13.00 - 14.30

    The language(s) of schooling as a subject and as the language(s) of the other subjects - Jean-Claude Beacco

    Group work : Ensuring pupils master the ‘academic language’, which is essential to educational, personal and professional success, is the responsibility of all teachers of all subjects

    Coffee break

    Group work : Ensuring pupils master the ‘academic language’, which is essential to educational, personal and professional success, is the responsibility of all teachers of all subjects

    Feedback from the working groups

    Lunch

Chair :
Mirjam Egli

Block B: Objectives of and approaches in foreign language teaching

14.30 – 14.50

14.50 – 15.10

15.10 – 15.40

15.40 – 16.10

16.10 – 18.00

Information from the EU Thematic Group work on ‘Languages for Jobs’ - Manfred Thnicke (results of 2 EU working groups)

What are the objectives of foreign language teaching in vocational education and training ?
Francis Goullier

Taking into account the particularities of vocational education and training in the implementation of language curricula – Nynke Jansma and Ans ter Haar (Powerpoint)

Coffee break

Group work : Acquiring the capacity to learn independently and developing plurilingual repertoires are a priority for these pupils, who will leave the education system at an early age ; language curricula in vocational education and training should therefore make clear what is specific – in terms of objectives and approaches - compared to those for general education

   

Friday 11 May

    9.00 – 9.30

    Feedback from the working groups

    Chair:
    Francis Goullier

    Block C : the specific role of Mobility in professional education and training

    9.30 – 10.30

    10.30 – 11.00

    Supporting mobility for sustainable intercultural learning ; PluriMobil project (ECML) – Mirjam Egli and Katarina Hchle (Powerpoint)

    Preparing and making the most of learners’ mobility experiences in vocational education and training : language acquisition and professional culture - Isabelle Wolf and Ginette Kirchmeyer (Powerpoint and text with example 1 and example 2)

    Open discussion

    Coffee break

   

    Chair:
    Marisa Cavalli

    Block D: Curriculum scenarios : vocational Education and training geared to plurilingual and intercultural education

   

    11.00 – 11.30

    11.30 – 13.00

    13.00 – 14.30

14.30 – 15.00

15.00 – 15.15

    Plenary discussion following the pair work in the previous session

    How to evaluate the acquisition of plurilingual and intercultural skills in vocational education and training : a few principles and challenges – Francis Goullier

   
 

    Close 

   

    15.15 – 15.45

Highlights of the seminar – Francis Goullier

    The next steps – Johanna Panthier

Language Policy Unit, DGII, Council of Europe, F-67075 Strasbourg Cedex – www.coe.int/lang / decs-lang@coe.int