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Spain - Multilingual education in the Basque country

Spain - Multilingual education in the Basque country

Multilingual education in the Basque country, 29th Sept to Oct 1st, 2004

I spent a nice three days in Bilbao last week working with a group of 16 advisors and trainers who train teachers to work through the medium of three languages: Basque, English and Spanish.

If that’s not astonishing enough, almost all of the teaching materials t... read more
Spain - Basque Plurilingual Education

Spain - Basque Plurilingual Education

Basque Plurilingual Education
Dec 13-15th 2004

As part of the Basque government initiatives in developing a plurilingual approach to education, three days of workshops were organised for teachers from the INEBI and BHINEBI programmes from Dec 13-15th, 2004.
25 English teachers came from Gipuzkoa to meet in Lasarte on day 1 where the f... read more
Spain - News of a English Teachers' conference with a CLIL theme from Lui García Gurrutxaga

Spain - News of a English Teachers' conference with a CLIL theme from Lui García Gurrutxaga

News of a English Teachers' conference with a CLIL theme from Lui García Gurrutxaga
Jan 11th 2007

betea
Basque English Teachers' Association
betea@euskalnet.net
http://www.betea.blogspot.com
POBOX 300
20080 Donostia
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Spain - Basque English Teachers' Association Conference

Spain - Basque English Teachers' Association Conference

Report on VI BETEA Teachers’ Day

Saturday 3rd February saw 40 of us gathering in a room inside a lovely old building – Centro Civico La Bolsa Eraikia – located in the heart of Bilbao’s Casco Antiguo, the historic city centre.  

The president of BETEA, Lui Garcia Gurrutxaga, kicked off the day’s proceedings by welcoming all  participa... read more
Spain - Content and Language Integrated Learning: The Basque Country

Spain - Content and Language Integrated Learning: The Basque Country

Content and Language Integrated Learning: The Basque Country

This piece appeared as a short article in the Humanising Language Teaching Magazine, Year 9 Issue 3 May 2007.
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Spain - CLIL article: Foreign Language Competence in Content and Language Integrated Courses David Lasagabaster

Spain - CLIL article: Foreign Language Competence in Content and Language Integrated Courses David Lasagabaster

CLIL article: Foreign Language Competence in Content and Language Integrated Courses David Lasagabaster
June 27th, 2008

There are some very interesting and significant conclusions made in this article which looks at gender and social differences and achievement and... read more
Spain - Bilingual Conference, Bilbao

Spain - Bilingual Conference, Bilbao

Bilingual Conference, Bilbao, Spain
29th, January, 2009

I was very privileged to be asked to delivery a plenary talk at a bilingual conference organised by the Gaztelueta Foundation in the Basque Country in Spain.

The conference brought together approximately 200 educators f... read more
Spain - A week's inservice training for the BHINEBI project

Spain - A week's inservice training for the BHINEBI project

A week's inservice training for the BHINEBI project, Durango, Basque Country
30th Nov - 4th December, 2009

Basque Primary and Secondary CLIL Project
I arrived around lunchtime on Sunday to a blustery Basque country.
Rosa Aliaga who coordinates language teacher training for the Basque government invited me to do a week's work with ... read more
Spain - New dedicated CLIL textbooks for Geography and History!

Spain - New dedicated CLIL textbooks for Geography and History!

CLIL books from colleagues at ELEANITZ

Phil Ball has been busy with the textbook writing team in the Basque Country.
There are two links here to their CLIL Geography book and
CLIL History book series.

New CLIL Geography textbook!


Phil Ball announces the publication of another dedicated CLIL textbook, this t... read more
Spain - 10th anniversary conference of GETXOLINGUAE

Spain - 10th anniversary conference of GETXOLINGUAE

GETXOLINGUAE: HAMAR URTEKO IBILBIDEA
DIEZ AÑOS DE GETXOLINGUAE
10th anniversary conference of GETXOLINGUAE

May 12th and 13th, 2010
 
I had a terrific visit to Getxo in the Basque Country despite concerns that the volcano had its eye on me. As it was, the travel was very smooth and I spent some good time with a great crowd of people... read more